SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we feature an article about a supreme court decision allowing government cameras hidden on private property without a warrant.
A Cold and Snowy Winter Ahead?
First up, at Fox News: Winter looks ‘cold and snowy’ with some ‘crazy in-between,’ Farmers’ Almanac claims. (Thanks to Tim J. for the link.)
Government Cameras Hidden on Private Property?
Reader A.K. suggested this article over at AgWeb: Government Cameras Hidden on Private Property? Welcome to Open Fields. Here is an excerpt:
“Can the government place cameras and monitoring equipment on a private citizen’s land at will, or conduct surveillance and stakeouts on private land, without probable cause or a search warrant? Indeed, according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) interpretation of the Fourth Amendment. Welcome to Open Fields.
The vast majority of Americans assume law enforcement needs a warrant to carry out surveillance, but for roughly a century, SCOTUS has ruled that private land—is not private. Fourth Amendment protections against “unreasonable searches and seizures” expressed in the Bill of Rights only apply to an individual’s immediate dwelling area, according to SCOTUS.
However, SCOTUS’ Open Fields doctrine has been bucked in Mississippi, Montana, New York, Oregon and Vermont through protections granted by state constitutions, and for many American landowners, the more they discover about Open Fields—the more questions they have regarding the bounds of government power.”
Only Six Percent of “COVID Deaths” From Only COVID
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Ron Paul: CDC Bombshell: Only Six Percent Of “Covid Deaths” From Only Covid!
Hollywood’s Mass Exodus
Reader Joe B. sent us this: “White Flight Is Real” – Hollywood’s Apocalypse Triggers Mass Exodus
COVID-19 Reinfection Confirmed
Reader C.B. spotted this: Scientists say Hong Kong man got coronavirus a second time
New Insights on the Carrington Event
Here is a piece over at SpaceWeather.com that was suggested by blog reader A.D. in Belgium: at A Warning From History –The Carrington Event Was Not Unique. Here is a quote:
“To generations of space weather forecasters who learned in school that the Carrington Event was one of a kind, these are unsettling thoughts. Modern technology is far more vulnerable to solar storms than 19th-century telegraphs. Think about GPS, the internet, and transcontinental power grids that can carry geomagnetic storm surges from coast to coast in a matter of minutes. A modern-day Carrington Event could cause widespread power outages along with disruptions to navigation, air travel, banking, and all forms of digital communication.
Many previous studies of solar superstorms leaned heavily on Western Hemisphere accounts, omitting data from the Eastern Hemisphere. This skewed perceptions of the Carrington Event, highlighting its importance while causing other superstorms to be overlooked.
A good example is the great storm of mid-September 1770, when extremely bright red auroras blanketed Japan and parts of China. Captain Cook himself saw the display from near Timor Island, south of Indonesia. Hayakawa and colleagues recently found drawings of the instigating sunspot, and it is twice the size of the Carrington sunspot group. Paintings, dairy entries, and other newfound records, especially from China, depict some of the lowest-latitude auroras ever, spread over a period of 9 days.”
Eight Ways Your Phone Tracks You
A recent video at Kim Komando’s site: 8 ways your phone tracks you – and how you can stop it