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 Jeep-Size Mahindra Roxor SUVs.
2020 State Population Gainers and Losers
Reader H.L. mentioned this over at Zero Hedge: Which States Saw The Biggest Population Inflows And Outflows In 2020.
Seattle May ‘Legalize Crime’ for The Poor and Mentally Ill
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Seattle Bill Could ‘Legalize Crime’ For Those In Poverty or With Behavioral Issues. This article begins:
“In what can only be described as turning morality on its head, a Seattle council member has introduced legislation that could allow courts to dismiss misdemeanor crimes, such as theft and assault, that were committed because of poverty or while a person was experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or substance abuse, reports the Seattle Times.
Introduced by city Council member Lisa Herbold in late October, the legislation is a continuation of the cities “woke” social justice efforts in the wake of the George Floyd police encounter. With the bill crafted under the label “poverty defense,” its defenders say that it aims to ease the burden of usual court rulings on lower income residents but has some worried it will pave the way for crimes like assault, harassment, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, and more, to go unpunished.”
Car Computer Data Trove is Growing
Karen A. spotted this news item: Police Use Data from Car Computers to Solve Crimes
And here is an article with some related information from Kim Komando: Your car is watching: Here’s what your vehicle knows about you
Return of the $16,000 Jeep
Peter sent us this: The $16k Jeep Returns! (Just not from Jeep.) And here is a related article: Mahindra Deals Blow To Jeep After Getting Approval To Sell 2021 Roxor In The U.S., But FCA Isn’t Done Fighting
US Air Force Kinetic Weapons: Project Thor
Another from Peter: These Air Force ‘rods from God’ could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon. Here is how the article opens:
“The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed or used from Earth’s orbit. What they didn’t count on was the U.S. Air Force’s most simple weapon ever: a tungsten rod that could hit a city with the explosive power of an intercontinental ballistic missile.”
EEOC Issues “Guidelines” Okaying Mandatory Vaccines
New “guidelines” from the EEOC: mention that private-sector employers may require a COVI-19 vaccine for their employees What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.
Here is the pertinent section:
“A.6. May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus) when evaluating an employee’s initial or continued presence in the workplace? (4/23/20; updated 9/8/20 to address stakeholder questions about updates to CDC guidance)
The ADA requires that any mandatory medical test of employees be “job related and consistent with business necessity.” Applying this standard to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may take screening steps to determine if employees entering the workplace have COVID-19 because an individual with the virus will pose a direct threat to the health of others. Therefore an employer may choose to administer COVID-19 testing to employees before initially permitting them to enter the workplace and/or periodically to determine if their presence in the workplace poses a direct threat to others…”
NYC Gun Permit Applications Soar — But Only 13% Approved
Reader C.B. sent this: New York City gun permit applications soar — but the NYPD approves only 13%
‘Christian Nationalism’ Label Is the Left’s Latest Weapon
And lastly, H.L. sent us this one from PJ Media: ‘Christian Nationalism’ Is the Left’s Latest Weapon for Excluding 74 Million Americans From the Public Square