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Illegal border crossings at northern border continue to break records.

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 our northern border.

Illegal Border Crossings at Northern Border Breaking Records

“Illegal border crossings at the northern border continue to break records, according to the latest data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A record-breaking 18,644, were apprehended illegally entering the U.S. at the northern border in May, the highest total for the month of May in recorded history.

The northern border has seen the highest number of illegal entries in U.S. history under the Biden administration, The Center Square has reported.

Those numbers are up from 92,737 apprehensions in fiscal 2022 and 24,895 in fiscal 2021.”

AI is Exhausting the Power Grid

Our own Tom Christianson suggested this article: AI is exhausting the power grid. Tech firms are seeking a miracle solution.

Steve Bannon Interviewed by NBC

An NBC interview at full length, shortly before his Contempt of Congress prison sentence: Steve Bannon says ‘Donald Trump is a moderate in the MAGA movement’: Full interview.

Hurricane Beryl Has Broken Records

Hurricane Beryl broke a startling record before making landfall in the Caribbean.

Here are some more details: Hurricane Beryl The Earliest Atlantic Category 5 On Record.  A quote:

“Hurricane Beryl became the earliest Atlantic Category 5 on record overnight following a historic Windward Islands landfall earlier Monday. It’s not done yet, with Beryl likely to spread its impacts across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the Yucatan Peninsula before facing an uncertain future in the Gulf of Mexico.

Current status: Beryl remains a Category 5 with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph over the eastern Caribbean Sea this morning and is moving west-northwest.

Beryl is the earliest hurricane to reach Category 5 strength on record in the Atlantic, and it beat the previous record by more than two weeks. The previous earliest Category 5 was Hurricane Emily on July 16 during the hyperactive 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Record warm water temperature have likely catapulted Beryl’s intensity.”

Five Devices You Can’t Hide From

Reader D.S.V. spotted this: 5 Devices You Can’t Hide From – The Government ‘Alphabet Agencies’ Including Mainly The NSA Have Been Methodically Collecting Data On Us.

German Right-Wingers Banned from Owning Guns

Infowars reports: Germany: AfD Members Banned From Owning Guns in New Court Ruling.

FBI Security Clearances Suspended for Agents’ Wrong Beliefs

Over at WND: Confirmed: FBI security clearances suspended for agents’ wrong beliefs. JWR’s Comments:  This is troubling on many levels. If nothing else, this report confirms that the rumored purge of conservative agents, technicians, and administrators is indeed underway at the FBI.

Carbon Tax on Livestock Will Cost $100 Per Cow

In Denmark: World’s first carbon tax on livestock will cost farmers $100 per cow. A pericope:

“Dairy farmers in Denmark face having to pay an annual tax of 672 krone ($96) per cow for the planet-heating emissions they generate.

The country’s coalition government agreed this week to introduce the world’s first carbon emissions tax on agriculture. It will mean new levies on livestock starting in 2030.

Denmark is a major dairy and pork exporter, and agriculture is the country’s biggest source of emissions. The coalition agreement — which also entails investing 40 billion krone ($3.7 billion) in measures such as reforestation and establishing wetlands — is aimed at helping the country meet its climate goals.”

Irish Teacher Out After 400 Days in Jail Over Refusing to Use Pronouns

And finally, this sign of the times, linked at the news aggregation site: Irish teacher released after 400+ days in jail over refusal to use transgender pronouns.

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