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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 [1]”. 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 focus on a couple of news stories from Canada.

China’s Social Credit Scoring in Canada

First up is this, over at The Sunday Guardian: China’s social credit program creeps into Canada [2]. (A hat tip to H.L. for the link.)

Canadian Court Orders Church Disruption

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor [3]. Here is a quote:

“On April 3, Pawlowski demanded government officials leave the sanctuary of his church “immediately” unless they “come back with a warrant.” He condemned them as “Nazis” and “Gestapo.”

They came back this past Sunday with a warrant, but he denied them entry again, telling health officials they needed to contact his lawyer first.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, he argued government officials and police “could come any day of the week” but choose to interrupt worship services “because they have a purpose, they have an agenda.”

“If you’re not seeing it, then you’re plain either stupid, blind, and deaf,” Pawlowski said. “Either you’re going to keep pushing as hard as you can, or you’ll be swallowed by those people. They’re going to keep coming, keep taking your rights, one after another, destroying you by thousands of cuts, one cut at a time.””

Census Result: Texas and Florida to Gain House Seats

Jim L. sent this article that relates to the 2020 U.S. Census: Texas and Florida to get new House seats, boosting GOP 2022 chances for majorit [4]y.  Here is a quote:

“Going into the 2022 cycle, Republicans will get to draw far more districts than Democrats [5] because they control the process in more states… And reapportionment between states has ramifications for the presidential contests in 2024 and 2028. Texas will now have 40 Electoral College votes and Florida 30, making them second and third behind California. That may force the Democratic ticket in 2024 to give a harder look at playing in Texas, where demographics are shifting the party’s way. And it could force Democrats to think twice about competing in Florida because the longtime swing state now has a distinctive GOP lean.” – David Mark, Washington Examiner

Black Bear Kills, Eats Colorado Woman

Bear kills woman while she walks her dogs, Colorado officials say [6]. ‘Sad and tragic’.  JWR’s Comment: The threat of bears is real. And it is not just in Alaska and Montana. Oh, and it is those “little” black bears, too.

Bill Gates Made A Grand Solar Minimum Hedge?

With all the talk about Bill & Melinda Gates splitting the sheets billions, this map was circulated: The Bill Gates U.S. Farmland Holdings [7]. Now, wait a cotton-pickin’ minute!  Isn’t this the Globalist Eco-Warrior Bill Gates who has been warning us about Global Warming and coastal region flooding, for more than a decade?  So, then why are the vast majority of Bill’s farmland holdings in southern and coastal states? To me, this map looks to be some strategic hedging by someone who anticipates a Grand Solar Minimum, and colder winters.  – JWR

INTERPOL Now Accessing NICS Gun Buyer Data

Reader D.S.V. spotted this: Proof FBI’s NICS Firearms-Background-Check is Gathering Our Private Info for INTERPOL [8].

Video: An Armored Car Robbery Thwarted in South Africa

Mike Williamson (our Editor-At-Large) sent a link to a video of an attempted robbery of an armored car crew in South Africa transporting gold [9]. Mike Notes: “The report was that the driver rammed two vehicles, got stuck, but when they emerged armed the robbers fled.”

“The” Science Is Coming for You Again!

D.S.V. also sent us this: “The” Science Is Coming for You Again! [10]

Ex-Generals Warn of ‘Deadly Civil War’ in France

This BBC news piece came to us by way of reader E.S.: Anger as ex-generals warn of ‘deadly civil war’ in France [11].  The article begins:

“The French government has condemned an open letter signed by active soldiers that said the country was heading for “civil war” due to religious extremism.

About 1,000 servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals, put their names to the letter.

It blamed “fanatic partisans” for creating divisions between communities, and said Islamists were taking over whole parts of the nation’s territory.

Ministers have condemned the message published in a right-wing magazine.

The letter was first published on 21 April – the 60th anniversary of a failed coup d’état.

“The hour is grave, France is in peril,” the signatories said.”

Preppers and the YOYO Culture

I missed seeing this article when it ran last August: Preppers and the YOYO (You’re on your own) culture [12].

Church Membership Falls Below Majority in U.S.

Reader J.M sent this troubling news: U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time [13]

U.K. Car Thieves Are Using Wildlife Cameras

Reader H.L. flagged this interesting news from the U.K.: Now Car Thieves Are Using Wildlife Cameras [14]. Here is an excerpt:

“We told you it was only going to get worse… Car theft has absolutely skyrocketed throughout 2020, fueled in part by the COVID-19 shutdowns. We’ve seen criminals not only get more aggressive about stealing cars from dealerships and private citizens, but also turn to more creative measures. Now a report out of the UK details out how thieves are using wildlife cameras to stalk and steal classic cars.

The scheme often starts with spotters checking out cars at local shows. When they find the make and model they need to steal, one of them will craftily hide a magnetic tracking device on the classic car. That allows them to find where the vehicle is being stored so they can then stake out that location.

That’s when these criminals will put up wildlife cameras around your property. It might sound bizarre, but these crafty individuals use the cameras to figure out when you usually come and go from your house, determining when it’s likely you’re not home but your classic car is.”

Doctor Refuses to See Vaccinated Patients

Alan T. sent us this: Doctor Refuses to Let Vaccinated Patients in His Office [15].

You can send your news tips to JWR [1]. (Either via e-mail or via our Contact [16] form.) Thanks!