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 a suggestion for Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19.
Rioters Draw Guns on Drivers in Eugene, Oregon
Reader H.L. sent this portentous news: Crowds launch fireworks at brewery, draw guns on drivers as riots spread from Portland to smaller Oregon city. JWR’s Comment: Of course Eugene is a college town in the Willamette Valley, but this spread of rioting from Portland does not bode well.
COVID19: Long Lasting Damage & More HCQ ‘Controversy’
Reader A.K. suggested the latest video from Chris Martenson: COVID19: Long Lasting Damage & More HCQ ‘Controversy’
In August: QSO’s Virtual Ham Expo
Petter sent us a link to this announcement of a free event, on August 8th & 9th: QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Online Classes Only Open to Students Who Are Vaccinated
Reader D.S.V. was the first of several readers to send us this: Insane! ONLINE Classes Only Open to Students Who Are Vaccinated. The article begins:
“Online virtual classrooms in the State of Virginia are now requiring students who attend to be immunized against various illnesses despite the fact that the pupils will be taking classes from the comfort of their own home in what can only be considered a blatant push to inject poisonous toxins and metals into to bodies of schoolkids.
The unconstitutional order comes after a high number of parents have refused to take their children to get their standard yearly cocktail dose of vaccines which during a non-COVID school year would allow students to attend school physically.
As rumor has it, parents are concerned about taking their children to get vaccinations due to the current purported COVID-19 outbreak. However, people, in general, may just be waking up to the real dangers of vaccines and may just be to the point where they are outright refusing them altogether.”
State Sued for Second Amendment Rights Violation
Another from D.S.V.: State sued for refusing residents their Second Amendment rights. abuse until they could prove their innocence as a later date.”
Congress Hides Red Flag Law in NDAA Bill
“Congress is hiding a red flag law in the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395).
The NDAA authorizes the military to “red flag” anyone subject to the Uniform Code of Military Conduct. According to the NDAA, a friend or relative could report the service member as “abusive.” An ex parte “court” will hear the claims of the friend or relative and decided whether to take firearms away from the accused. The gun owner doesn’t have a chance to defend themselves or even know that someone is accusing them of abuse.
In the civilian world, law enforcement and the courts refer to red flag laws as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). The NDAA refers to these red flag laws as Military Court Gun Confiscation Orders (GCOs). Even though the names of the rules are different, both laws work primarily the same way. Like ERPOs, GCOs lack due process.”
Smart Tattoos Turn Skin Into Touchpad
Avalanche Lily spotted this: Google working on smart tattoos that turn skin into living touchpad.
NEJM Article Suggests Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19
At The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM): Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. Here is a perciope from the article:
“One option for increasing vaccine uptake is to require it. Mandatory vaccination has proven effective in ensuring high childhood immunization rates in many high-income countries. However, except for influenza vaccination of health care workers, mandates have not been widely used for adults.
Although a vaccine remains months to years away, developing a policy strategy to ensure uptake takes time. We offer a framework that states can apply now to help ensure uptake of the vaccine when it becomes available — including consideration of when a mandate might become appropriate.”