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 how the current riots seem to be spinning out of control.
WRSA Site Shut Down by WordPress
The latest round of the censorship war: On Tuesday afternoon, the Western Rifle Shooters Association (WRSA) web site was shut down by WordPress — ostensibly for “content violations”. The WRSA site has always been outspokenly pro-2A. I find the timing of when their site was axed very suspicious. You see, most recently, they re-posted the late Mike Vanderboegh’s serialized book titled Absolved, all in one piece. Apparently that raised the ire and invoked The Author-I-Tahh of the leftist, anti-gun WordPress gnomes.
Other conservative and libertarian people and organizations that use WordPress for site hosting should take note, and make immediate plans to migrate to other servers! Be proactive, or you too may end up “down the memory hole.”
Fear not. The WRSA’s primary writer has already begun posting on GAB. They can’t stop the signal!
Looters Kill Retired St. Louis Police Captain on Facebook Live
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Looters fatally shoot retired St. Louis police captain on Facebook Live video
The Widening Gyre: Louisville BBQ Business Owner Killed
Reader D.S.V. suggested this troubling news: ‘My son didn’t hurt nobody’: David McAtee, Louisville business owner, killed by authorities. JWR’s Comment: If there are too many incidents like those in St. Louis and Louisville, then the current protests and riots could spin out of control into urban gun battles and insurgency. Please pray with fervor for a return to civility, in America.
Virginia Refuses, Maryland Agrees to Send National Guard to DC
Several readers sent this headline, over at The Hill: Virginia refuses, Maryland agrees to Pentagon request to send National Guard to DC
Monkeys Steal COVID Blood Samples in India
Reader D.S.V. sent us this: Gang of Monkeys Steals COVID Blood Samples in India. (As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse…)
Yahoo News Fears Backyard Chicken Farming
Krissy sent us this piece that illustrates how biased and detached from reality that Yahoo News can be: Experts warn the explosion in backyard chicken farming could spark disease outbreaks
Crowbar Attacks on ATMs
St. Louis: Like something out of a novel… Police searching for suspects who attempted to break into ATM
Antifa Arrests Coming, Riots Heading to Suburbia?
Reader “Nomad” sent this from Fox News: Antifa arrests coming, concerns over riots heading to suburbia, government source says. Here is a quote from the article:
“Much of the worry stems from the notion that many in well-armed, suburban, and rural neighborhoods won’t hesitate to exercise their Second Amendment rights and elevated anxieties could lead to heavy confrontation.‘Antifa knows this,’ said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Local and state authorities have to get a grip on this because if it moves to the suburbs, more people will die.'”
Retailers and Restaurants Shuttered Across the U.S.
S.P. was the first of several readers to send us this: Retailers and restaurants across the U.S. close their doors amid protests. Here is a pericope:
“Walmart on Sunday closed several hundred stores due to potential protests. Amazon said it had adjusted routes or scaled back delivery operations in some cities, while Apple closed an unspecified number of stores on Sunday. Target said it temporarily closed six stores in California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
The Mayor of Philadelphia ordered all retailers to shut down Sunday.”
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Curfew Update
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam gives curfew update — June 2, 2020. JWR’s Comment: The irony of his words burn, when you consider the history of his college blackface costume.
Researchers Map COVID Progress Through Respiratory Tract
Researchers map SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells of nasal cavity, bronchia, lungs. (Thanks to C.B., for the link.)