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 killer asteroid defense.
Killer Asteroids Abound: NASA’s Response
Bloomberg reports: Killer Asteroids Abound. NASA Is Ready to Do Something About It. Here is an excerpt:
“On a winter morning in 2013, a meteor the size of a four-story building screamed across the country, exploding near the city of Chelyabinsk and injuring more than 1,600 people amid widespread property damage.
The chunk of rock and iron, which was 60 feet across, served as a violent reminder that Earth, bombarded daily with tons of space-going debris, periodically intersects with large planet killers—and a significant portion of those remain undocumented.
After years of study and discussion, NASA is ready to launch its first effort to spare Earth the kind of calamity that extinguished the dinosaurs, crashing a space probe into an asteroid to alter its speed and course. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) launches Nov. 23 local time aboard a SpaceX rocket from California and will cruise for 10 months to a binary asteroid system.
The idea is that if humans have adequate time to react—decades of notice being preferable—enough energy can be transferred into a speeding rock to alter its trajectory and make it miss Earth, avoiding catastrophe up to and including an extinction-level event.”
U.S. Can’t Defend Itself Against Hypersonic Missile Technology
Video, linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: US can’t defend itself against China, Russia missile technology: Gen. Keane.
Religious Exemption to Masks and “Vaccinations”
With some diligent searching, reader Pam B. found a website that provides printable forms for religious exemption to masks and “vaccinations”: The Healthy American.
Control Group Exemption to “Vaccinations”
And another option to print out, provided over at GraniteGrok: Control Group Exemption to “Vaccinations”.
FDA Reports 100+ Drug Shortages Nationwide
Reader H.L. sent us this: FDA reports 100+ drug shortages nationwide.
Europe’s Lockdown Fury
Europe’s lockdown fury: Violence breaks out in Vienna as 10,000 protesters take to the streets and thousands more march in Amsterdam – hours after two people are SHOT in Rotterdam during clashes between activists and Dutch riot police. The article begins:
“Violence today broke out in Vienna as 10,000 protesters – many from far-right groups – took to the streets to demonstrate against a new Covid-19 lockdown and mandatory vaccinations.
Demonstrations against virus restrictions also took place in Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and North Macedonia on Saturday, a day after Dutch police opened fire on protesters and seven people were injured in rioting that erupted in Rotterdam.
Protesters rallied against coronavirus restrictions and mandatory COVID-19 passes needed in many European countries to enter restaurants, Christmas markets or sports events, as well as mandatory vaccinations.
In Italy, 3,000 turned out in the capital’s Circus Maximus, a field where in ancient times Romans staged popular entertainment, to protest against ‘Green Pass’ certificates required at workplaces, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, sports venues and gyms, as well as for long-distance train, bus or ferry travel within Italy.”
Jameson Lopp: To Swat a Swatter
Some fascinating reading on the aftermath of being SWATted, by Bitcoin expert Jameson Lopp: To Swat a Swatter.
This is How Civilizations Collapse
Reader Mike in Alaska sent us this article from UnHerd: This is how civilisations collapse. Here is a pericope:
“…the restructuring of the global economy into a large web vastly increases the risk of a total system collapse. Instead of one economy failing, a shock in one corner of the world can place great and sudden stress on economic and political systems thousands of miles away. A war in distant Taiwan can mean you’re no longer able to buy a new car; a drought on the other end of the world means empty shelves at home.”
Rittenhouse Aftermath: US Media ‘Discredited Themselves’
At SkyNews (Australia): Much of the US media ‘discredited themselves’ through coverage of Rittenhouse case.
The Rise of “Vaccinated” Transmission
This brief but devastating study was published in the respected and peer-reviewed The Lancet: The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing.