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, more conjecture on a nascent 21st Century U.S. civil war.

Tim Pool Talks Civil War

Some food for thought from pundit Tim Pool: NYT Article Warns Civil War Is Close As Media Claims Proof  Trump Planned Military Coup On Jan 6th. JWR’s Comments: Tim Pool’s observations on spikes in food costs as triggers for civil war are spot-on.

Kentucky Tornado Aftermath: 74 Dead, 100+ Missing

In the New York Post: Kentucky tornado aftermath: At least 74 dead, over 100 still missing.  A quote:

“National Guard troops and FEMA crews are helping to search through the rubble for possible survivors — and more expected casualties, Beshear acknowledged at an afternoon briefing.

‘We expect that this death count will continue to grow,’ the grim-faced governor said.”

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on The Matrix Awakens

This technology has some huge implications in creating Deep Fakes of just about anyone: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games. JWR’s Comments: First, a warning:  This interview takes a kinky turn in the last segment. Skip watching that part.

In a way, what they discussed about deep fakes is confirmation of my 2009 decision to stop doing any on-camera interviews. In essence, the fakers can’t manipulate images that don’t exist. Take heed: This technology will proliferate in the next few years. In the wrong hands, it can do a lot of damage.

Vice News Targets JWR in While The Rest Of Us Die

The left-wing Vice News is continuing their pseudo-documentary television series, While The Rest Of Us Die. Their latest episode (Series 2 Episode 7), titled “Radical Religion” devoted several minutes of the last segment to bashing on the American Redoubt movement.  Their main cited authority about me and the American Redbout movement was Dr. Chrissy Stroop, who referred to me as “off the deep end.” Stroop is the editor of Religion Dispatches.

Stroop’s biography:

Chrissy Stroop grew up in central Indiana and Colorado Springs, Colorado, attending evangelical schools in both places before going on to earn a BA in history and German from Ball State University in 2003 and a PhD in modern Russian history from Stanford University in 2012. Chrissy lived in Moscow, Russia, and taught at a Russian university from 2012 to 2015, then worked at the University of South Florida in Tampa as a postdoctoral scholar and visiting instructor from 2015 to 2018. The creator of the viral hashtags #EmptyThePews, #ChristianAltFacts, and #ExposeChristianSchools, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon and works full time as a writer, speaker, and advocate for the exvangelical community and movement. Chrissy’s writing has appeared in Playboy, Foreign Policy, Religion Dispatches, Political Research Associates, Dame Magazine, the Moscow Times, EurasiaNet, and other outlets. Chrissy’s personal blog, Not Your Mission Field, can be found at”

I find it wonderfully ironic to be labeled “off the deep end” by a biological male who is “transitioning” medically to declare himself a woman.

Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic

Over at Newsmax: Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic. This was buried in the noticeably slanted article:

“The document also said that people in 161 countries have low to moderate levels of public confidence in their governments — a key factor among countries with high number of COVID-19 cases and deaths — and that the United States had the lowest possible score in that area.

‘Such lack of confidence can undermine public adherence to disease-control measures, such as wearing masks or complying with stay-at-home recommendations or vaccination protocols, which have been reported among the ongoing challenges to the U.S. COVID-19 response,’ the index authors wrote. ‘Over nearly two years, U.S. politicians have questioned the motives and messages of health officials and debated the seriousness of the virus and the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. The result: in many areas of the country, people have been unwilling to comply with public health recommendations that would slow the spread of the virus.'”

Redistricting is Killing Competition for House Seats

H.L. sent this item: How redistricting is killing competition for House seats. Take note that the journalists zeroed in on a Republican redistricting, when this is a tactic most often used by Democrats, to their advantage. Remember: As of 2014, just 7% of journalists self-identified as Republicans.

Nipah Virus is ‘Next Pandemic Threat’

Orwell’s 1984 to Get Politically Correct Re-Write

Video from Paul Joseph Watson: Orwell’s 1984 to Get Politically Correct Re-Write. JWR’s Comments: This sounds like something out of a satire site like The Babyon Bee, but it is real. The irony. It burns! Yes, Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

Democrats ‘Really Have Gone Too Far’

A capitol briefing by Sen. John Thune (Republican of South Dakota) on Federal vaccine mandates: ‘They Really Have Gone Too Far’: Top GOP Senator Warns Of Democratic Overreach.

Biden Explains His Economic Policy

And last, some comic relief, by way of the news aggregation site: Biden Explains His Economic Policy.

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