September 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, we look at the declining population of wild turkeys in the United States.

Why Are Wild Turkey Populations Declining?

I found this posted over at the Outdoor Life website: Why Are Wild Turkey Populations Declining? Here is a quote:

“Decades of research shows that predation is the primary cause of nesting failure in wild turkey populations—a fact Chamberlain cites in a recent study on turkey nest predators in Louisiana. In the study, feral pigs, armadillos, coyotes, opossums, crows, raccoons, bobcats, and foxes all preyed on nests. The abundance of these predators was dependent on the types of habitat the nests were in. In other words, nests closer to water suffered more harassment from raccoons while coyotes were more common in burned areas.”

Teamsters Notified That Trucking Giant Yellow Ceases Operations

Reader S.Z sent this news, at  Zero Hedge: Teamsters Notified That Trucking Giant Yellow Ceases Operations.

Eric Peters: They Just Outlawed Trucks

H.L. sent this piece by Eric Peters, posted at Lew Rockwell’s site: They Just Outlawed Trucks. JWR’s Comments: The pending Loper Bright Enterprises., Inc. v. Raimondo, 45 F.4th 359 (D.C. Cir. 2022) case before the Supreme Court should hopefully end Chevron Deference. That would stop federal agencies like the EPA, OSHA, NHTSA, and ATF from arbitrarily usurping congressional authority to create laws.

Proposed New Rule: ATF Plans to Force FFLs On All Gun Sellers

Back on March14, 2023, the White House announced:

“Specifically, the President is directing the Attorney General to move the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation by clarifying, as appropriate, the statutory definition of who is “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms, as updated by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.”

According to a New York Times report, information leaked from the BATFE indicates that the agency will soon issue a Proposed Rulemaking that will expand the definition of “engaged in the business” to include not just those who sell guns as a principal livelihood (as was defined by congress in 1968), to instead include anyone who makes a profit at selling a gun — even just occasional intrastate sales of used guns. Those are the sorts of guns from private collections that you often see sold at gun shows, or advertised in local newspaper classified ads. This abuse of Chevron Deference would go far beyond the scope of the Interstate Commerce Clause!

North Dakota Farmers Oppose Carbon Capture Pipeline

Reader D.S.V. suggested this article: North Dakota farmers win victory against land-grabbing climate giant.

Oregon County Loses $1 Billion as Residents Flee Portland

Breitbart reports: The High Cost of Crime: Oregon County Loses $1 Billion as Residents Flee Lawless Portland.

Cyberattack Hits Hospital Computer Systems in Several States

Reader R.T. sent this Gateway Pundit link: Massive Cyberattack Shuts Down Hospital Computer Systems in Several States – Emergency Rooms Forced to Close and Ambulances Diverted.

Illinois Okays Non-US Citizens to Become Police Officers

FoxNews reports: Illinois Gov. Pritzker allows non-US citizens to become police officers with new law: ‘Fundamentally bad idea’.

Grizzly Bear Rips The Wall Off A Camp, Fater Moose Meat

Reader C.B. spotted this news: Grizzly Bear Rips The Wall Off A Camp And Takes Off With A Moose Quarter.

Facebook Algorithm Change Reduced Visibility for Conservative Outlets

Another from Gateway Pundit: New Facebook Files Reveal White House Efforts to Control Narratives by Changing Algorithm to Prioritize Posts from Sources Like the New York Times While Reducing Visibility for Conservative Outlets.

Tucker Carlson: 18 FBI and 20 DHS Agents at January 6 Rally

Over at the site: Tucker Exposed It: 18 FBI and 20 DHS Agents – all at Jan 6 Fedsurrection.

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