The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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 backyard chickens.

Legalizing Backyard Chickens

SurivalBlog reader Rita M. forwarded us this link: Legalizing Backyard Chickens. This web page describes how city zoning laws crept in, over the years, to restrict the rights of property owners to keep a household egg-laying flock.

CPAC Attendees Flagged as Possible “Domestic Terrorists”

Linked over at the news aggregation site, and also mentioned by blog reader D.S.V.: Airports flagging conservatives who went to Orlando for CPAC as potential “domestic terrorists”

Record Drought in the Southwest

H.L. sent this: Fears Of A ​​​​​​​”Return Of The 1930s Dust Bowl” Rise As Record Drought Sizzles Southwest. A pericope:

“The United States Drought Monitor publishes weekly data that shows the Western U.S. is in a historic drought.

The latest Drought Monitor map shows for Mar. 4, “Dry conditions dominated much of the West and especially the Southwest and into the Plains.” 

Extreme to exceptional drought conditions are seen across 57% and 90% of the land in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and diminishing snowpack could jeopardize drinking water for tens of millions of people from Denver to Los Angeles.”

20 States Push Back on H.R. 1

Reader H.L. sent us this: 20 States Send Letter to Senate Leaders Promising Swift Consequences if HR1 Passes. Their demand letter can be viewed here.

12 States Push Back on Climate Executive Order

C.B. sent us this one from Fox NewsBiden sued by 12 states over climate executive order: ‘Enormous expansion of federal regulatory power’. Here is a quote:

“A coalition of 12 states is suing President Biden’s administration over a climate executive order that they claim has the potential to have a serious economic impact across the country through the expansion of federal regulatory power.

The suit, which is being led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, was filed on Monday. State attorneys general from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah also joined the action.”

Upcoming Solar Eclipses Mapped

Reader D.S.V. spotted this: Future eclipses in the 21st century.

An Endless Pandemic of Coronavirus Variants?

C.B.. sent us this, over at Medical Xpress: Study of coronavirus variants predicts virus evolving to escape current vaccines. The article’s opening paragraph:

“A new study of the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2 predicts that current vaccines and certain monoclonal antibodies may be less effective at neutralizing these variants and that the new variants raise the specter that reinfections could be more likely.”

Mesothelioma Concerns for Mask Wearers

To add to the existing worries about prolonged facial mask use (depressed blood oxygen levels, dental problems, depersonalization, mental depression, et cetera), there is now this: Mesothelioma Concerns for Mask Wearers.

Snowden: It’s Happening Now! You Have Been Warned

And finally, “It’s Happening Now! You Have Been Warned”  — Edward Snowden. (Thanks to Reader Animal House for the link.)  JWR’s Note:  Consider this “audio only.” The accompanying video that was chosen is distracting and often conflicting with what Snowden is saying, so ignore it.

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