March 23, 2023

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, some further details on the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment.

Ohio Train Derailment: Separating Fact From Fiction

H.L. sent this, from The New York Times: Ohio Train Derailment: Separating Fact From Fiction. JWR’s Comments:  This article smacks of typical mainstream media tap-dancing and obfuscation. Reading one line in this article made me burst out laughing: “Phosgene smells like freshly cut hay and can cause coughing and wheezing if inhaled.”  Wheezing, indeed! In fact, phosgene was one of the main chemical warfare agents used in the First World War. It is deadly. It can kill healthy people in high-concentration, and those with chronic lung ailments, in low-concentration.  Many of those who survived it in the trenches of France suffered for decades, due to lung damage.

And here is another update: Heavy rain in East Palestine causes dam to overflow.

ATF Pistol Brace and SBR Rule Defies Supreme Court

A new video from attorney Armed Scholar: ATF Short Barreled Rifle & Pistol Brace Rule Defies Supreme Court Authority! Congress Agrees!

Bill Would Require Biden to Declassify Wuhan Lab Leak Intel

A recent headline: Hawley Reintroduces bill requiring Biden to declassify Wuhan lab leak intelligence.

“For nearly three years, anyone asking whether COVID-19 originated as a lab leak outbreak was silenced and branded as a conspiracy theorist. Now these prudent skeptics stand vindicated. The Biden administration must immediately declassify all intelligence reports pertaining to the origins of COVID-19 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The American people deserve to know the truth,” said Senator Hawley.

Marine Corps Eliminating Scout Sniper Platoons

Another from D.S.V.: Marine Corps eliminating its elite scout sniper platoons JWR’s Comment: Ill-conceived doctrinal and force structure changes such as these may in retrospect be seen as strategic blunders.

California Mountain Towns Cut Off After 10 Feet of Snow

Yahoo reports: California mountain towns cut off for days after 10 feet of snow.

And, Ridiculous photos show aftermath of 12 feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada.

Also, some related news with details, as reported by CNN: Here are the places that received some of the most snow in California.

Thousands of Tractors Converge on Brussels to Protest Green Agenda

Reader D.S.V. sent this: The Farmers Are Back! Thousands of Tractors Converge on Brussels to Protest Green Agenda. Here is an excerpt:

“The melange of lawmakers, environmental advocates, and agricultural activists has proven impossible for the Flemish government to untangle, so the alternative appears to be traffic gridlock. And Brussels isn’t the only destination – similar disputes throughout the EU have caused farmers to protest in the form of rolling traffic disruptions and country boys on city roads voicing their disdain for tyrannical elitists.

The political implications of the current conflict will be felt beyond Belgian borders … in two weeks, Dutch elections will put the spotlight on how their nation is handling climate agenda versus agricultural production.”

All Portland Walmart Stores to Permanently Close

Linked over at the news aggregation site: All Portland Walmart stores to permanently close in late MarchJWR’s Comment:  This is what the early stages of a societal collapse looks like.

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