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 illegal immigration statistics.
Activated Charcoal for Detox, Food Poisoning & Hangovers
Reader DSV mentioned this, over at Phramacist Ben‘s site: Activated Charcoal for Detox, Food Poisoning & Hangovers
Yale University Claims Up to 29.5 Million Illegal Immigrants
Yale University shocker: 29.5 million illegal immigrants, 3X higher than Census number. The article leads off with this:
“The illegal immigrant population is as high as 29.5 million, far more than the 11 million accepted by experts and the government, according to an explosive new report from three Yale University experts.
“Our results lead us to the conclusion that the widely accepted estimate of 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is too small. Our model estimates indicate that the true number is likely to be larger, with an estimated 95 percent probability interval ranging from 16.2 to 29.5 million undocumented immigrants,” said their report published by PLOS One, an academic journal.”
Retreat Property in Bridger, Montana
There is a new listing for an off-grid property in Bridger, Montana, over at my #1 Son’s SurvivalRealty.com site.
Supreme Court Lets Sandy Hook Families Sue
H.L. sent this from Fox News: Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gunmaker proceed
Man Controlled Ex-Girlfriend’s Car with His Computer
ABC News (Australia) had this report: Man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer.
Hong Kong Protests Have Escalated
Linked over at the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: DW (German Television) Reports on Hong Kong Escalation.
The Looming ‘1984’ Election
Reader Tim J. wrote to suggest this by Victor Davis Hanson: The Looming ‘1984’ Election. The essay begins:
“For a variety of reasons, the 2020 election is going to be a referendum beyond Donald Trump’s record and his Democratic opposition.
The furor that Trump has incurred, and the radical antithesis to his agenda and first term, have redefined the looming election. It is becoming a stark choice between a revolutionary future versus American traditionalism.
The choice in reductionist terms will be one between a growing, statist Panopticon, fueled by social media, a media-progressive nexus, and an electronic posse. Online trolls and government bureaucrats seek to know everything about us, in Big Brother fashion to monitor our very thoughts to ferret out incorrect ideas, and then to regiment and indoctrinate us to ensure elite visions of mandated equality and correct behavior—or else!
In other words, the personality quirks of a Trump or an Elizabeth Warren or a Bernie Sanders will become mostly irrelevant given the existential choice between two quite antithetical ideas of future America. In 2020 we will witness the penultimate manifestation of what radical progressivism has in store for us all—and the furious, often desperate, and unfettered pushback against it.”
Sweden: 100 Explosions This Year
The BBC reports: Sweden’s 100 explosions this year: What’s going on? (A hat tip to Krissy for the link.) A snippet:
“Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, targeting city centre locations too. The bomb squad was called to deal with 97 explosions in the first nine months of this year.
“I grew up here and you feel like that environment gets violated,” says Joel, 22.
The front door of his apartment block in the central Stockholm neighbourhood of Sodermalm was blown out and windows were shattered along the street.
This category of crime was not even logged prior to 2017. Then, in 2018, there were 162 explosions and in the past two months alone the bomb squad have been called to almost 30.
‘Bangers, improvised explosives and hand grenades” are behind most of the blasts, says Linda H Straaf, head of intelligence at Sweden’s National Operations Department.’ “