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”. 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. Today, we look at chaotic South Africa
Acetaminophen – Not Worth the Risk
DSV sent us this: Acetaminophen – Not Worth the Risk, by the Children’s Health Defense Team.
“Despite its ubiquity, acetaminophen also has many critics. These argue that the drug’s path to prominence has been littered with errors, false assumptions and undue complacency about risks. Documented problems include life-threatening liver damage in individuals who consume acetaminophen in “excess amounts”—something that is all too easy to do, given the drug’s different aliases and the sheer number of products in which it is present—as well as cardiovascular disease and renal injury risks associated with long-term use. In the critics’ view, these and other problems make acetaminophen “one of the most dangerous compounds in medical use.”
In the U.S., roughly 500 deaths are attributable to acetaminophen each year, as well as 100,000 poison control calls, 50,000 emergency room visits and 10,000 hospitalizations. Most acetaminophen-related emergency department visits are in young children (under age 5), adolescents or young adults. The problem of accidental (or intentional) overdoses is worrisome enough, but there are other reasons to be concerned about acetaminophen use in young people—notably, the drug’s association with asthma and developmental disorders such as autism. The research linking acetaminophen to these epidemic-level chronic conditions suggests that the drug’s automatic inclusion in the childhood medicine cabinet ought to be reconsidered.”
SurvivalBlog Archive USBs Out of Production Until 2020
Reader John M. wrote to ask:
“Any update on when the blog Archive on USB stick may be again available for purchase?”
I replied: “Sorry, but there won’t be another USB production run in 2019. The updated version (with one additional year of archives, and even more bonus books) should be available in mid-January, 2020.”
What is Vaccine Shedding?
Negative Reviews of Business Could Get You Sued
CSU: Avoid Using Words Like ‘America’ and ‘American’
By way of Whatfinger.com, there is this: College Urges Students To Avoid Using Words Like ‘America’ and ‘American’.
Chaotic South Africa
“Johannesburg South residents have vowed to go to war with land invaders if the government continues to allow land invaders to build shacks in the area. The threat comes on the back of widespread protests last week in Zakariyya Park, Lenasia and Ennerdale.
By Friday 19 July, the protests had spread to other areas in the south of Johannesburg including Protea South and Kliptown.
More officers were deployed to the areas on Friday morning as the protests spread.
Many property owners said they had decided to take matters into their own hands because the government was not willing to address the issue of random land grabs in the area. The affected areas were on lockdown on Friday, with the main roads leading in and out of Lenasia blockaded with burning tyres and rubble. Traffic also built up on the Golden Highway as Eldorado Park and Zakariyya Park residents voiced their unhappiness by blocking it.
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) denied suggestions on Saturday that the land grabbers and property owners were attacking one another.”
Russian Nuclear Reactors Taken Offline Again
A hat tip to G.P. for spotting this article at Zero Hedge: Russian Nuclear Reactors Taken Offline In 2nd Serious Incident In Under A Week