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 the Colonial Pipeline hacking incident and the subsequent fuel shortages.

Colonial Pipeline Hack Update

First up, there was plenty of talk in the past few days about the Colonial fuel pipeline ransomware hack, and the subsequent gasoline shortages: “Gas Run Has Begun” – Fuel Stations Run Dry Amid Hacked Pipeline.  Here is a key quote: “The shortage continues to develop. We are assuming the craziness is just beginning.”

Colorado’s Planned “Liberated” City

Linked over at the news aggregation site: First (possibly last) look at founders of newly ‘liberated city’ in Colorado.

A Solar Cycle and Weather Cycle Link

S.B. suggested this: The sun may offer key to predicting El Niño, groundbreaking study finds: Scientists identify possible connection between the solar cycle and whether El Niño or La Niña is present. The article begins:

“When it comes to long-term hurricane forecasts, tornado predictions in the Plains or prospects for winter rain in California, you’ll often hear meteorologists refer to El Niño or La Niña. They’re phases in a cycle that starts in the tropics, spreading an influence across the globe and shaping weather both close to home and on different continents.

Now there’s emerging research to suggest that cosmic rays, or positively charged, high-energy particles from space, might be the mechanism that flips the switch between phases. Cosmic rays come from outside our solar system, but the number and intensity that reach Earth hinge on the magnetic field of the sun.

A swing between El Niño and La Niña can have dramatic implications on global weather, bringing widespread shifts in precipitation and changes in temperature that can be problematic for vulnerable populations and have massive economic effects. In California, for instance, flood events during El Niño periods have proven 10 times more costly than those during La Niña events. In some parts of the world that depend heavily on agriculture and marine commerce, a flip from El Niño to La Niña can alter daily life.”

Tucker Carlson on Forced Vaccination Plans

Reader D.S.. sent us this video link: Tucker Carlson on Forced Vaccination Plans.

Victor Davis Hanson: Americans Becoming Sovietized?

A Fox News interview: Victor Davis Hanson: Americans becoming Sovietized? 10 warning signs about the woke left’s radical agenda. (Thanks to Tim J., for the link.)

800+ Rockets Launched Into Israel

In The Jerusalem Post: Two Israelis killed in Ashkelon rocket attack as Netanyahu threatens escalation. “400 rockets have struck southern Israel since yesterday. IDF strikes more than 130 targets throughout the Strip…”  Update (May 12): Make that 800+ rockets.

New Preppers Comedy Series, Filming In Australia

Variety reports: End of the World Comedy ‘Preppers’ Now Filming in Australia. JWR’s Comment: I predict that the scriptwriters will attempt to make preppers look like loonies, but it could end up like Tremors, and actually encourage preparedness.

Survivalist Orthodox Jews Organize a Camp

A survivalist summer camp for Orthodox Jews is planned for New York — and vaccinated folks aren’t invited. Here is a quote:

“With summer coming and COVID-19 vaccines being deemed safe for children as young as 12, some camps are talking about the possibility of a mask-free summer for vaccinated campers.

But one Jewish camp being planned for the summer is taking a different approach: barring any vaccinated camper or staff from attending at all.

Advertisements for Camp Hikon, planned for upstate New York, appeared on email listservs popular in the Orthodox Jewish community just days after a private school in Miami made news for discouraging teachers from getting the vaccine and telling children they were not to have contact with vaccinated people.”

The BLM Threat Spiral Takes Another Turn

Reade P.V. spotted this news: Diner in Louisville draws handgun as armed BLM protesters swarm restaurant.   And meanwhile, in “Mostly Peaceful” Portland: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’ – Man Held at Gunpoint and Beaten by Portland’s Antifa/BLM Terrorists Talks From Hospital Trauma Center. JWR’s Comment: It is just a matter of time before one of these incidents goes fully ballistic.

Canadian Cops Get Revenge on Preacher

The latest video from Sarah Corriher: Canadian Cops Get Revenge on Preacher.

New Apple iOS Vulnerabilities

C.B. sent us this: Apple reveals two iOS zero-day vulnerabilities that allow attackers to access fully patched devices.

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