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 look at the continuing nightly riots in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Surpasses 100 Nights of Riots
Over at the KOIN-TV web site: Night 100: Riot, Molotov cocktail, injuries, 59 arrests. Here is a pericope:
“The 100th night of protests against police brutality quickly accelerated into a riot in Southeast Portland on Saturday, with at least two people injured and 59 people arrested, including 16 by the Oregon State Police.
A rally and direction action march was organized for Ventura Park Saturday evening. Similar to previous nights, people gathered in the park before deciding on a destination to march to between 8 and 9 p.m. Demonstrators were still in the park when the Portland Police Bureau started making announcements over the LRAD, telling people a march was not permitted and they needed to stay in the park.
The group of a few hundred people decided to march down Stark Street toward the East Portland Community Policing Center, where they were met by a line of officers.”
JWR’s Comment: Most other mayors would have declared a curfew after just a few nights. But apparently, the leftist mayor of Portland is Muy Sympatico.
Oh, and there is video of the rioters going Full Molotov. In British Football, they refer to these foul-ups as “Own Goal” scores.
Turkey Escalates Tensions with Greece
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Turkey Escalates With Tanks & Armored Troop Carriers Deployed To Greek Border
India and China Agree to Ease Tension on Border
The Reuters news service reports: India and China agree to ease tension on border.
A U.S. Military Base on Palau?
Over at WorldNetDaily: Palau invites U.S. to build military base as China pushes into Pacific.
Michael Anton: The Coming Coup
Reader Joe B. sent us this “food for thought” piece by Michael Anton that was posted at Zero Hedge: The Coming Coup
Woman Dead for 6 Months Gets COVID-19 Diagnosis
Redaer. N.O. sent us this: Shelby County woman who passed away 6 months ago gets letter saying she is COVID-19 positive. Here is a quote:
“A Shelby County man questions what is going on at the Shelby County Health Department.
His mother died six months ago, but the health department just sent her a letter saying she is COVID-19 positive.
Troy Whittington said he was surprised when he opened the letter this week from the Shelby County Health Department. He knew what was in that letter was false.
“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” said Whittington.
Whittington said a letter arrived from the Shelby County Health Department for his mother, Sandra Whittington. The letter says she has been diagnosed as COVID positive and needed to isolate.
That would be difficult, according to her obituary: the 66-year-old died February 16th. That was weeks before the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Shelby County.
“It’s been 6 months, almost 7, since she passed away. There was no testing that was done at that time. On her death certificate it was stated she died, what the cause of death was, and it was not COVID-19. It was COPD,” said Whittington.
The Millington resident said his mom fought a long battle with COPD and was considered in stage 4 when she died in hospice at the home of a friend.
Whittington said when he called the health department, he was told she took a COVID-19 test June 20th, which was clearly impossible. She was cremated.”
Another “Mostly Peaceful” Night of Riots and Arson
Reader D.S.V. sent this bit of reality inversion: CNN Calls Riot ‘Mostly Peaceful’ As Reporter Stands In Front Of Burning Buildings
Vindication for Silicon Valley Preppers
I missed this article that ran in The New York Times when it ran, back in April: I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One.
“For years, one of the most smirked-at subspecies in the technology ecosystem was that of the Silicon Valley Prepper. You were always hearing about them, these men with soft jobs and hardened paranoia. The $0.99 game developer with a bug-out bag; the venture capitalist with a bunker in New Zealand; the cloud administrator learning to bowhunt for a survivalist future. The preppers were living in flush times in a beautiful region, but it seemed like the first thing they did with money was steel for the apocalypse.
Now, with Covid-19, they feel vindicated. Because they are. The coders and founders long snickered at for stockpiling flour and toilet paper were absolutely right.”