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, a more in-depth examination of the Texas border tiff.

Texas Border Standoff Posturing Continues

And then, there is this logical extrapolation, from Tim Pool’s peanut galley: Americans Have A NORMALCY BIAS, They DO NOT Believe Civil War Is Possible.

JWR’s Comments:  Folks should be very careful about who they associate with, who they listen too, and whether or not they step on “federal” ground, if they go these rallies, and how they interact with any “federal” officials, and even how they might be able to anonymously make donations. I’m a big believer in using cash and US Postal Service Money Orders (“PMOs’), for anonymity.  Beware: The Bidenistas have perfected both infiltrating agent provocateurs and targeting politicized prosecutions. Learn the lessons of the January 6, 2021 protests in Washington DC and the Canadian Trucker’s Rally in Ottowa, in 2022. The FBI poured countless hundreds of thousands of man-hours into reviewing footage and analyzing cell phone location tracking data from the U.S. Capitol protests, to generate arrest warrants.  Either leave your smartphone at home, or remove its battery before you get within 10 miles of any protest.  Oh, and walk in a long distance, so that your license plate doesn’t get flagged in some database.  I know a few secret squirrels who do this, just when attending gun shows.

California Looking To Restrict Travel For Classic Cars

Krissy sent us this: Report: California Looking To Restrict Travel For Classic Cars.

FBI Slapped for Search of Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes

Over at The Intercept: FBI Overstepped Authority in Warrantless Search of Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes, Court Rules. Here is a pericope:

“At oral argument in December, one of the three judges on the 9th Circuit panel called the FBI’s search of each safe deposit box without probable cause ‘egregious’ and ‘outrageous.’ Another likened the FBI’s actions to the maligned ‘general warrants’ and ‘writs of assistance’ issued in colonial times, which authorized British officials to search colonists’ homes indiscriminately for smuggled tea and other items.”

New Documents Bolster Lab-Leak Origin of COVID-19

Our own Thomas Christianson recommended this at City Journal: The Story of the Decade: New documents strengthen—perhaps conclusively—the lab-leak hypothesis of Covid-19’s origins.

Supreme Court May Soon End Chevron Deference

Supreme Court Looks Set to Reform Governing, End 40-Year ‘Constitutional Revolution’ JWR’s Comments:  These are much-needed decisions. For far too long, executive branch Federal agencies like the ATF, EPA, and FWS have run roughshod over our rights by unconstitutionally creating new laws and calling them “rulings.”  These agencies need to be slapped down and reminded that to maintain the constitutional fences around the three branches of government, only Congress can create laws, and only the courts can be the arbiter and judge of laws.

Here is some insightful analysis from gun law attorney William Kirk: The Case That Could Crush the ATF.

Klaus Schwab Snubbed President Milei’s Speech at Davos

Maria Bartiromo: Klaus Schwab Got Up and Walked Out of Room During Argentina President Milei’s Speech at Davos Attacking Globalist Power-Hungry Elites.

China Is Buying Up US Farmland

From Bloomberg: China Is Buying Up US Farmland, But How Much Isn’t Clear.

Oregon Uses AI to Flag Election ‘Misinformation’

Oregon uses AI to flag election ‘misinformation,’ raising fresh concerns about censorship.

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