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 increased risk of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and even X-Class solar flares during solar minimum periods.
Newsweek Outs the SigRed Infrastructure
First up, the integrity of a large multi-layer Sources and Methods (SAM) sensitive cover for status/cover for action operation was just put in jeopardy by controversial journalist William M. Arkin of Newsweek: Exclusive: Inside the Military’s Secret Undercover Army. If this snowballs, then it could put thousands of lives at risk! According to Frank Gaffney, has a reputation for revealing state secrets.
Racing the Sun to Protect America
Over at the NextGov news site: Racing the Sun to Protect America. (Thanks to readers Paul B. and D.S.V. for suggesting that article.) Here is a quote:
“Especially powerful CMEs are rare but recurring phenomena. Scientific research has uncovered one in 1770. The first recorded was the famous 1859 Carrington Event that set early telegraph offices on fire and lit the night skies with aurora far into the tropics.
A powerful CME passed through Earth’s orbit in 2012. According to NASA, if it had happened several days earlier “we would still be picking up the pieces.”
The most recent science tells us these events are not as rare as once thought.
Dr. Scott McIntosh, deputy director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, is one of the nation’s leading authority on solar activity. He warns that the next decade or so will be a particularly dangerous time.”
Earth’s Magnetic Field Just Struggled With a Weak CME
Andre sent this, over at Electroverse: Earth’s Magnetic Field just Struggled with a Weak CME: Sign of the Times.
Drones Now Help Thieves to Survey Rural Properties
Drones Now Help Thieves to Survey Rural Properties, California Farm Bureau Federation Reports. (A hat tip to blog reader C.B., for the link.)
20 Governors Demand that Biden End the Border Crisis
Reader H.L. sent us the link to a podcast and web article by Sara Carter: 20 governors demand that Biden end the border crisis. The article begins:
“Following the reports of historic immigration numbers, governors from Arizona to New Hampshire wrote a letter Tuesday calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris “to take action on the crisis at the southern border immediately.” In total, 20 governors signed the plea to the administration.
The border saw a 20-year monthly high in total immigration, with 172,000 encounters in March alone, and an all-time monthly high in child immigration with 18,890 unaccompanied children encounters. While Biden has claimed that this is the season for high immigration numbers, these governors write it “is entirely due to reckless federal policy reversals executed within your first 100 days in office.”
Even Mexican President Andrés Manuel López puts the blame on Biden. He has said that migrants see Biden as “the migrant president.”
Signatures included that of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Missouri Governor Greg Parsons, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.”
Arson Attempt on Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s Home
An Interview with Pastor Artur Pawlowski
Over at Sarah (“Crusader Gal”) Corriher’s site: Interview with Pastor Artur Pawlowski.
An Off-Grid Retreat in Montana’s Bull River Valley
I just spotted a new off-grid retreat in the beautiful Bull River valley of northwestern Montana, listed at SurvivalRealty.com: Off Grid Home For Sale.
The Racist Bias of the Jim Henson Puppeteering School
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: White Males PROHIBITED From Jim Henson Puppeteering School…When Will This End?
Video: U.S. Capitol Police Gave Protesters Okay to Enter
Exclusive Video: U.S. Capitol Police Gave Protesters OK to Enter. JWR’s Comment: We can only wonder what the ratio of Agents Provocateur were, among the crowd that broke in, versus the larger mass that later simply walked in through the open doors.
A Recent JWR Interview on Current Threats
On The Prepper Recon Podcast: James Wesley Rawles-Supply Chain Collapse and Money Printing Push US toward Hyperinflation.