SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, news of more saber-rattling over the Ukraine War.
Putin Abandons Nuclear Arms Treaty
Over at WorldNetDaily: Putin abandons landmark nuclear arms treaty with U.S. after Biden visits Ukraine.
Decision on Sending F-16s to Ukraine is Imminent
Carl F. sent this: Sen. Graham: Decision on Sending F-16s to Ukraine ‘Will Be Imminent’.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is among the 30 U.S. senators and dozens of House lawmakers who attended the Munich Security Conference this past weekend, where Russia’s war in Ukraine was among the top security concerns addressed by participants.
Graham told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday there was ‘virtually unanimous belief’ among attendees that the United States ‘should be training Ukrainian pilots on the F-16 today so they can get the jets as soon as possible.'”
High Egg Prices Have Cities Allowing Backyard Chickens
At a website for CPAs: Shell Shock: High Egg Prices Have Cities Allowing Backyard Chickens. A quote:
“In recent months, backyard chicken advocates like Baile have been winning victories around the country. Prompted in part by the sky-high price of supermarket eggs, city councils from Arizona to Florida to Oklahoma have approved ordinances allowing people to welcome hens into their yards, and one legislature, Texas, is even considering a statewide law.”
What ChatGPT And DeepMind Tell Us About AI
Reader Dave T. sent us this: What ChatGPT And DeepMind Tell Us About AI.
Biden To Sign Pandemic Treaty
Federal Judge Nixes New York’s “Hateful Conduct Law”
The New American reports: Federal Judge Nixes New York’s “Hateful Conduct Law”. A pericope:
“A federal judge has yet again slapped down a blatantly unconstitutional law passed by the totalitarian leftists who run New York.
This time, it was an anti-hate-speech law that required websites and applications to police their commentary boxes by providing a complaint device and posting their guidelines.
Constitutional law professor Eugene Volokh filed the federal lawsuit to shut down the Legislature’s attempt to crush speech New York’s leftists don’t like. That means anything that offends them, hateful or not.”
Texas CCW Holder Shot El Paso Mall Shooter
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Texas ‘licensed-to-carry’ bystander shot El Paso mall shooter as he targeted more would-be victims: police. An excerpt:
“Police in El Paso, Texas say that a “licensed-to-carry” bystander shot the alleged gunman who is accused of killing one person and injuring another three.
The suspect, a 16-year-old Hispanic male, is accused of shooting the individuals after a “confrontation ensued” between two groups at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday evening at 5:05 p.m.
The El Paso Police Department said the confrontation eventually escalated into a “physical fight,” and the 16-year-old pulled out a handgun, fatally shooting Angeles Zaragoza, 17, and injuring another 17-year-old and 15-year-old.
Police say that Emanuel Duran, 32, who is a licensed-to-carry holder, shot the suspect as he was pointing his gun toward the direction of more bystanders.”
AI is Starting to Pick Who Gets Laid Off
And, finally, at The Washington Post: AI is starting to pick who gets laid off.