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 veterinary antibiotics.
All Antibiotics for Livestock Will Soon Require a Vet’s Prescription
Reader D.B. sent this bad news for survivalists: All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription. A quote:
“The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants producers to be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing the phasing in of a law that requires a prescription for any antibiotic use in animals raised for human consumption, as well as for all companion animals.
A prescription is already required for most antibiotics delivered to livestock, and the remaining three categories of injectable antibiotics available over-the-counter will soon be joining the list of medically important antimicrobials that require a veterinarian’s prescription.”
Hong Protestors Hold Out in University Siege
Linked over at the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Hong Kong: About 100 protesters still hold out in University siege as Communists Crack Down
Berkeley Instructor Blasts Rural Americans
Here is a key quote, from one of his tweets:
“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. they, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions… …Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid, and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”
SOCOM Is Field Testing Lightweight Body Armor
Over at Military.com: SOCOM Is Field Testing Lightweight Body Armor Originally Developed for Its ‘Iron Man’ Suit.
Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights
Reader H.L. spotted this over at Lew Rockwell’s site: Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent
No More LASIK?
Reader DSC flagged this: LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says. Here is a key quote:
“Since 1998, an estimated 20 million LASIK procedures have been performed, and according to an FDA patient survey, more than 95% of patients were satisfied with their vision after surgery.
Still, the FDA’s own website is filled with stories of serious complications. Patients reported “relentless eye pain,” dizziness and detached retinas, and told the agency: “LASIK ended my life” and “this procedure needs to stop.”
“Essentially we ignored the data on vision distortions that persisted for years,” said Morris Waxler, a retired FDA adviser who voted to approve LASIK. He now says that vote was a mistake.”
Avoid Public USB Charging Stations!
Kim Komando’s tech web site warns: You need to avoid public USB charging stations – here’s why
Matt Christiansen on Saying The Unsayable Name
Internal Passports are Coming
Reader H.L. sent us this from “Real ID”? Internal Passports Come to USSA.
“Police are warning people against using public USB stations like the ones you find at airports. That’s because hackers are using a scam known as “juice jacking” to rip people off.
Here’s how it works: While most of the legitimate charging stations are probably fine, it’s possible for some to be configured to install malware on phones, or even steal data via juice jacking. Just plugging your phone or tablet into a hacked port could put everything on your device at risk.
A Los Angeles official explained, “credit cards, passwords to banking accounts, your home address — all of that if you’ve ever put it into the internet anywhere could potentially be saved in your history in your phone.””
Chile Protesters Kill a Police Drone with Lasers
T.Z. sent us this: Watch Chile Protesters Kill A Police Drone Using Hundreds Of Laser Pointers