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 “HJL”. The Black Death plague continues in Africa with a new variant.
Several SurvivalBlog readers sent in this huge mistake: A Civil Defense employee in Hawaii accidentally triggered a ballistic missile warning. The alert was issued by cell phone test yesterday morning and sparked terror as thousands fled to bomb shelters. The employee wasn’t even aware that he has issued the alert til his own phone notified him. It took 38 minutes for a correction to be issued by the same alert system. While many are upset by the alert, considering the world events in the Pacific region right now, this was probably a good thing. At least people now know how poorly prepared they are. Will they pay attention?
Reader P.S. sent in this article from the New York Times on how even liberal, left-leaning countries have limits on what they will tolerate in terms of illegal immigration. There is a loophole in the U.S. – Canadian treaty that allows people who entered the U.S. illegally to claim refugee status in Canada. Many who have learned that their U.S. status is about to be rescinded have attempted to take advantage of this. However, immigration officials in Canada are warning them, stating that it is stretching the immigration system to a breaking point and risks stoking a potential backlash.
Coming on the heels of the plague outbreak in 2017 that killed thousands is apparently a new, unknown virus that apparently killed a nine year-old girl in Uganda. The new disease, similar to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, causes diarrhea, headaches and eye-bleeding. Health teams have taken over the case, disinfecting the girls home and removing/disposing of the body so the local hospital is now waiting on the Uganda Virus Research Institute for more information. Thanks to G.P. for the link.
Winners of the 2018 Winter Olympics will get hosed this year. The official news is that the gold medal will be silver with about six grams of gold plating. Each hosting country has the ability to choose what the awarded medals composition is and the South Korean team has decided to go cheap. Still, the medal is nothing to sneeze at. Current prices of silver put the silver value at about $319 with the gold plating at about $254. This makes them slightly better, but on par with those made for the Brazilian Summer Olympics two years ago. Thanks to M.S. for the link.
Reader D.B. sent in this video of Tucker Carlson having a discussion with James Damore on the corporate culture at Google. Conservatives are not welcome in the company and its policies are outright hostile to anyone who leans to the right. Workers are told to reject white males, managers want Trump fired and the blacklists are not just internal. The problem isn’t just limited to Google either. It would appear that the government is no longer the main threat to your freedom. Big corporations have now taken on that role.
The Department of Justice has finally launched an investigation into the United States largest promoter of organized murder. After years of stalling and making excuses or just flat out ignoring facts, the Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd, has formally requested unredacted documents regarding the sale of body aborted body parts. While only an investigation at this point, at least it’s a start. Thanks to D.B. for the link.
Along with that bit of good news, a Federal appeals court has upheld the state of Tennessee’s 2014 vote in favor of a ballot measure that will remove the right to an abortion from the state’s constitution. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the measure by a 3-0 margin. It’s worth noting that the amendment was approved by voters by a 53 percent margin. Planned Parenthood along with other left-leaning pro-murder groups called it an attack on women.
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