The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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, we look at illegal immigration.

Bailing Out Of The Blue States

Linked over at the news aggregation site, there is this at the UK Daily Mail: How Americans have fled blue states: California and New York lost a combined 1.4 million residents in 2022, many relocating to Texas and Florida, as high housing costs and taxes drove them to more affordable areas, census data show.

A Flood of Illegal Immigration

Over at Breitbart: Biden’s 2023 Flood: One Migrant for Every American Newborn.

US Population Growth Has Plummeted

Reader H.L. sent us this X-Twitter post, from commentator “Game of Trade”: US population growth has plummeted.

Switzerland Mails Iodine Tablets to 5 Million Residents

D.S. spotted this news: Switzerland Mails Iodine Tablets to 5 Million Residents in Case of Nuclear Disaster: Take ‘at Request of Authorities’. The article’s intro:

“Iodine tablets are in the mail to millions of Swiss citizens as part of the country’s preparation for a disaster at one of its nuclear power plants.

In 2014, about 4.6 million potassium iodide tablets were sent out, according to SwissInfo. With a 10-year life span, those are now expiring.

Everyone living within 50 kilometers of one of the country’s three nuclear power plants will get their iodine tablets in the mail. That totals about 4 million people, according to the website jodtabletten.”

An Anti-Hamas Critic is SWATed

Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson sent this X-Twitter link: The man behind the Harvard truck that drives around displaying the names of “antisemites,” had his house raided by a SWAT team. Mike’s Comment: “Note that the police had the door code. Never use electronic locks that can’t be fully overridden.”

Five Ways Your Privacy Is Under Attack – And How To Protect It

D.S.V. sent us this quite useful article link: Five Ways Your Privacy Is Under Attack – And How To Protect It.

Voyager Space Probes Get Long Distance Software Patches

Reader C.B. spotted this: As Voyagers 1 and 2 turn 46, a software patch. JWR’s Comment: Ponder a   software patch, successfully transmitted 15 billion miles!  That is just mind-boggling.

Rand Paul Warns of Presidential Internet Kill Switch

And, finally, H.L. suggested this post at X-Twitter: Rand Paul Warns of Presidential Internet Kill Switch.

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