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 ”. Today, we focus on California’s Earthquake Drought. The featured photo is of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
California’s Earthquake Drought
Reader G.P. suggested this: California is having an earthquake drought – beware, experts say . A quote:
“Seismologists are saying there haven’t been enough powerful earthquakes in the past 100 years along California’s highest slip-rate faults, and a ground-rupturing quake with a magnitude greater than 7.0 is overdue, CBS SF Bay Area reports. 
A new study coming out Wednesday in the Seismological Research Letters  says California’s current earthquake drought is unlike any other paleoseismic period in the last 1,000 years. The aim of the study, titled, “The Current Unlikely Hiatus at California’s Transform Boundary Paleoseismic Sites,” points to the unlikelihood of the last hundred years of relative seismic silence.”
Midwest Blizzard Predicted
CBS reports: Blockbuster blizzard may impact same areas hit by “bomb cyclone” . The storm is due to hit on Wednesday, April 10th. Here is is how the article begins:
“Just three weeks after one of the most intense storms on record  pounded the Plains and Midwest, another “bomb cyclone” of similar strength is in the forecast. The spring storm seems poised to dump even heavier snow and could be followed by another round of significant river flooding.
For the past few days, various forecast computer models have shown a blizzard of epic proportions for the north-central Plain States and Upper Midwest. Every time a model is updated, the storm depicted seems to get even more intense. At this point, it seems likely that some of the same areas impacted by devastating flooding just weeks ago are about to get slammed by an historic blizzard Wednesday through Friday.
As of Sunday night, the storm system was located in the eastern Pacific Ocean and was moving onshore along the U.S. West Coast.”
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Russia Offers Stealth Fighters to China
At Zero Hedge: Russia Offers Stealth Fighters To China As War Preparations Continue .
A New Colorado Listing at SurvivalRealty
I heard about a new Colorado property listing  at SurvivalRealty.com. It is an off-grid home on 35 acres with views. It has ample solar panels, 16 new batteries, a wind generator, a hard-wired back-up propane generator, and 1,000 gallon tank.
A Mysterious Infection
The New York Times had this report: Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy . The piece begins:
“Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.
Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe.
Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa .
Recently C. auris reached New York  , New Jersey  and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a add it to a list  of germs deemed “urgent threats.” 
The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge
H.L. recommended a recent piece by Paul Craig Roberts: The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge . A key quote:
“In addition to the growing censorship, I have noticed among younger generations the disappearance of the very concept of objective truth. They see truth as the mere expression of some identity interest. There are racial truths, gender truths, sexual preference truths, and apparently also age truths. The younger ages, or many of them, cannot tell the difference between an explanation and a justification. If you explain something to them, they think you are defending it, or endorsing it, and that it is your belief. In other words, communication on the basis of facts and logical explanation becomes impossible.
I think much of the Western world has sunk into this mindframe, which might also be the case in the rest of the world.
This deterioration in the ability to think and reason is even occurring within science itself. In economics, for example, critics of neoliberal economics and globalism are ignored and their arguments left unanswered. In studies of intelligence, there can be no reference to its genetic basis.”
Those Sneaky Democrat Gun Grabbers