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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Empty Shelves, Severe Shortages And Widespread Crop Failures Are Ahead

 

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Empty Shelves, Severe Shortages And Widespread Crop Failures Are Ahead In The Fall Of 2021

The overall mood of the nation is becoming increasingly sour with each passing day.  The pandemic seems like it is never going to end, the drama unfolding in Afghanistan is one of the greatest embarrassments in modern American history, and Joe Biden’s approval rating is sinking like a rock as it becomes clear that he is completely and utterly incompetent

 Unfortunately, average Americans will soon have even more to be stressed out about.  As we head into the fall months, our store shelves are going to be getting emptier, shortages of products will become more widespread, and it looks like we could potentially have a very bad harvest season.

I realize that I packed a lot of really bad news into that paragraph, and some of you may be tempted to think that I am exaggerating.

So let me take this one step at a time.  First, I would like to talk about crop failures.  According to the Department of Agriculture, 63 percent of all U.S. spring wheat is in “poor or very poor condition”.  Last year at this time, that number was sitting at just 6 percent…

Extreme heat is baking most of the U.S. North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska all contain areas of extreme drought, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor. North Dakota and Minnesota, in particular, are experiencing near-record lows in soil moisture, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As a result, many crops planted this spring are wilting. Some 63% of the U.S. spring wheat crop is in poor or very poor condition, versus 6% at this time last year, according to Agriculture Department data.

So does this mean that agricultural production will be below expectations?

Yes.

In fact, the USDA is now projecting that levels of corn, wheat and soybeans will all be “at their lowest level since 2013”

The poor weather has caused the USDA to scale back its expectations for U.S. crop production in 2021—which, in turn, is causing domestic inventories to dwindle. In the USDA’s latest monthly supply and demand report, the agency pegged ending stocks for corn, wheat, and soybeans all at their lowest level since 2013.

Of course this comes at a time when we are also seeing crop failures in other key areas all over the globe.

For example, we are currently witnessing one of the worst droughts that South America has ever experienced.  Agricultural production has been absolutely devastated in Brazil, Argentina, and elsewhere, and this is going to have a huge impact all over the planet.

What this means is that global hunger is going to continue to grow rapidly, and this is extremely bad news because global hunger has already been rising at an extremely aggressive rate

Earlier this month, the humanitarian organization Oxfam released alarming statistics that measured the state of the food crisis after one year of the pandemic. Every minute, eleven people on the planet die of hunger. The number of people experiencing famine-like conditions globally has increased by six times in the past year.

Many Americans may not care about starving people on the other side of the globe, but they are going to care very much when their Christmas celebrations “are ruined” because of severe shortages in the stores.

While she was in Singapore this week, Kamala Harris specifically warned us about what is coming

 


“The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children, it might now be might be the time to start buying them, because the delay may be many, many months,” she said.

“So across the board, people are experiencing the issue. And, of course, the climate crisis is fueling a lot of this. When we look at the stronger typhoons that have disrupted shipping lanes and sea-level rise, which threatens port infrastructure as an example. So these are the many issues that are causing these disruptions,” Harris said.

Wow.

When Kamala Harris starts sounding like Calamity Jane, then you know that it is really late in the game.

Even now, empty shelves and widespread shortages are being reported all over the nation.  Susan Duclos over at ANP has done an excellent job of documenting what is going on out there.  People from around the country have been sending photos to her, and this has helped her readers to understand that this is not a phenomenon that is just limited to a few areas.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning.

The holiday season is expected to greatly exacerbate the shortages, and it is being reported that “new problems are arising weekly”

Grocery-store chains are still battling supply challenges that some executives said are as bad as what they saw in spring 2020, when hoarding left holes in stocks of some staples.

Industry executives say new problems are arising weekly, driven by shortages of labor and raw materials. Groceries including frozen waffles and beverages remain scarce as some food companies anticipate disruptions lasting into 2022. A wider range of products is running short and logistical challenges are compounding for many retailers.

Grocery stores are ordering more food like crazy, but we have gotten to a point where the largest U.S. food distributors simply cannot fulfill all of the orders

According to Bloomberg, some of the largest U.S. food distributors are “reporting difficulties in fulfilling orders as a lack of workers weighs on the supply chain.” Take distribution giant Sysco, North America’s largest wholesale food distributor, which is turning away customers in some areas where demand is exceeding capacity.

Worse, food inflation is about to soar: the company said prices for key goods such as chicken, pork and paper products for takeout packaging are climbing amid tight supplies. In particular, production has slowed for high-demand, labor-intensive cuts like bacon, ribs, wings and tenders, Sysco said. And if intermediate and final wholesale prices are “rising”, just wait until they emerge on the consumer side.

Needless to say, my regular readers are not surprised by any of this, because they were warned in advance that all of this was coming.

But for most of the U.S. population, the new reality that we are entering into will come as a major shock.

They had been promised a new golden era of prosperity, but instead what they are going to get is a nightmare.

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This is madness!

 The Fed currently spends $80 billion per month, or $960 billion per year buying Treasuries.

How on earth are these bonds going to discount anything with the Fed intervening to the tune of nearly $1 TRILLION per year in the market? $1 trillion, with a “T.” And don't forget, the Fed had already spent more than $4 trillion buying these bonds over the last 10 years.

 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Will You Panic Over Food Shortages?

 

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How quickly would citizens panic over food shortages?

An invasion from a foreign army is about the last thing that we would expect, simply because the United States has a large, specialized defense force with the most sophisticated weapons in the world.

But where is that other army, almost 50 million strong, waiting to be motivated and triggered? This is truly a silent army. No one knows. It's anything but public knowledge. When this army erupts, it will be well armed; and it will spread across America like locusts. Few people will be prepared for such totally unexpected terror because there has never been anything like it in American history.

There will be little defense against this army and dangerous, mad mass.

Watch the documentary on the Battle of Stalingrad, which took place from 1942 until 1943 — about 23 months. Millions died. Those killed by gunfire by German and Russian army gunfire were the lucky ones. Many others who died either froze or starved to death. Some were reduced to eating horses and dogs and even their fellow man.

Nothing was mentioned in the film about any of the citizens having food stored for the battle. They must have known that a prolonged battle was about to take place, and they also knew that winter was coming — not just any winter, but a very harsh Russian winter.

Unprepared

Even though all populations have a basic knowledge of food storage, the American people, especially today, have access and the capability to store many months of very highly nutritional food. But I dare say they have very little or none.

Simply stated, most Americans by far believe that just because several generations have escaped war and famine in the American homeland, they will never suffer hunger and cold.

Well, it is a threat in our present world. Just look at those suffering after Hurricane Ida. Millions of people in a half dozen states without power, possibly with contaminated water, surely many without food, since grocery stores are closed and without power as well…

And yet, that's nothing compared to the more than 42 million people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as of April 2021. That means before any storm, and disruption, and illness, and lockdown, that 1 in 8 Americans are using food stamps to buy groceries.

How far do you have to stretch your imagination to think of these 42 million people as a "food stamp army?"

They certainly will become an army of terror, stealing and pillaging for food within just a few days after their food stamps are stopped for one reason or another. The food stamp program is the only thing holding off revolution and collapse.




Please remember that people in America who are getting free food stamps consider it something that they deserve as a right rather than a privilege because of their financial hardship or unemployment. This attitude will be very bad when the food stamp system fails, as it surely will as the worthless paper money piles up in the streets $3.5 trillion at a time.

With economic downturn comes government oppression. Economic panics, famine and social breakdown come about as a result of depreciation and devaluation of a paper currency. Few get this direct connection, but it is a direct cause just as night follows day. It's happening now!

The populace has been conditioned to have the goal of accumulating a worthless middleman — cash — instead of hard assets and commodities. For now, this middleman can still gain us access to commodities, goods and services, but for how long?

Prepare now

The next step in the plan to control you is happening now. With one hand, they are destroying cash itself. With the other, they are slowly destroying the notion of where your income is derived from, or that it is even yours at all. Witness our high percentage of GDP that now comes from government, the massive growth of entitlements like food stamps and of course the attempted and probably continuing takeover of healthcare by government-regulation and corporatist interests.

The infrastructure bill (or as I like to call it, the "woke-frastructure" bill) may put people to work rebuilding our roads and bridges, yet what the White House will not tell you — because they don't want you to know — is that the more people who go on the dole (unemployment, food stamps, public works and urban renewal projects) the more people go under the thumb of the state.

If you are trained to think your income, your health and your rights come from the government, you are conditioned that you are no longer free to choose anything. How you live, where you live, what you say, what you spend money on can then all be decided by your government.

While a record number of Americans are on food stamps, the top 1 percent of income earners is taking a larger share of total income. President Biden has seized on this and uses it to give emphasis to class warfare. This will degenerate into a hot revolution that will end badly for Biden and his elite handlers. The underground becomes a way of life for survival.

Before the Army strikes, buy three months of food stock

Most people are not averse to the idea of preparedness, but many have trouble taking the first steps in the right direction. Starving people will break into stores and loot food, leaving you with nothing if you are not ready. Yes, this can happen in America. We are mere minutes from the Third World without electricity.

This means food supply is the greatest Achilles' heel of the American populace. Most homes store less than one week's worth of food items at any given time. And grocery stores with their vaunted "supply chains" have maybe a day extra more than they need. That will spoil or be gone quickly.

The average person needs between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day to maintain sufficient energy for survival. Multiply that out if you will be unable to visit a store, or if you have no power for a week or more.

Start with 2,000 calories per day per person. Bulk foods can be purchased cheaply (for now) and can at the very least provide sustenance during emergencies. A 20-pound bag of rice, for instance, can be had for less than $15 and provides about 30,000 calories, or 2,000 calories per day for 15 days for one person. Supplement with beans, canned vegetables and meats, honey for sugar, or freeze-dried goods, and you will be living more comfortably than 90 percent of the population.

Food stockpiling is one of the easiest and most vital measures a person could take. Yet, sadly, it is one of the last preparations on people's minds.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
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When this shortage first started to emerge earlier this year, I thought that it was very strange, because 2020 had been a year when we had seen unemployment absolutely skyrocket in the U.S. and other western nations.  In fact, somewhere around 70 million Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last year.  Not too long ago we had vast hordes of people that were out of work, and now we are suddenly facing the greatest labor shortage in history?

Something is not adding up.

 

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Americans Angry With Biden

 

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Polls Show That The American People Are Extremely Angry – And They Are About To Get Even Angrier

 Joe Biden, his handlers and his enablers are a disgrace to this country.

 

Their contempt for this nation and its citizens couldn’t be any clearer.

 

This mandate is profoundly un-American, unconstitutional and dictatorial.

The president ordering every business in the land with more than 100 employees to demand those employees be vaccinated or get tested weekly — it does reek of monarchy, does it not?

There are those who would sooner give up their jobs than get the jabs.

You don’t see much about them in big corporate media — it undermines the official narrative. And the people walking away don’t necessarily want to make a big deal about it.

But where mandates are already in place, they’re there. And you do see the occasional local news story about people quitting en masse — 10% of Chicago’s school bus drivers (the mayor says parents can resort to Uber), 30 workers at an upstate New York hospital (enough that the maternity ward is shut down for the moment).

This wasn’t supposed to happen.  We were promised that once Joe Biden was in the White House that the tremendous anger that was building up in our country would start to subside, but that obviously is not happening.  In fact, as you will see below, Americans have been getting even angrier.  Needless to say, the stunt that Joe Biden pulled last week is certainly not helping matters.  When he visited Boise on Monday, crowds of angry citizens were waiting for him.  And everywhere I go on social media this week, I am seeing huge explosions of anger.  What in the world is our country going to look like if all of this anger continues to grow?

Normally, it is either one side of the political spectrum or the other that is angry at any given time.

But here in September 2021, both sides of the political spectrum are very angry.  Just check out these stunning numbers from a brand new CNN poll

A new CNN poll finds that 74% of U.S. adults now say they are “very or somewhat angry” about the way things are going in the U.S. today — that includes 88% of Republicans, 70% of independents and even 67% of Democrats. But wait, there’s more.

Another 69% of U.S. adults now say that things are going “pretty or very badly” in the country these days — that includes 91% of Republicans, 72% of independents and 49% of Democrats.

Those numbers are crazy.  Just a few months ago, there was so much optimism, but now the mood of the nation has completely shifted.

Surprisingly, that same CNN poll asked a question about illegal immigration, and it found that even most Democrats are concerned about “the movement of undocumented immigrants”

And by the way, illegal immigration is still a concern for many in this nation. The CNN survey also found that 77% of U.S. adults say that it is important that the federal government “stops the movement of undocumented immigrants into the United States.” And the partisan breakdown: 95% of Republicans, 76% of independents and 52% of Democrats agreed.




Ever since Joe Biden entered the White House, giant throngs of people have been surging to our southern border, and this has created an unprecedented immigration crisis.

Incredibly, even though Biden has decided to impose vaccine mandates on millions upon millions of American citizens, even the White House Press Secretary is admitting that there will be no such requirement for the illegal immigrants that are being let into this country.

Members of Congress and their staffs are exempt from Biden’s new requirements as well.

But the rest of us are apparently fair game.

Another new poll asked Americans if they think that Biden’s tyrannical decrees are constitutional or not, and the results were absolutely overwhelming

Asked in a new poll by Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, whether Biden has the constitutional authority to impose that demand, 58.6% said no.

Only 29.7% said yes.

The poll, taken over the weekend of likely general election voters, has a margin of error of 2.96%.

 

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In 50 years, when historians look back on this time, they might uncover a pattern.

Of course, they will note what we all see today…

  • Nearly all around the world, all at once, freedom was dying;
  • Small business owners lost their livelihood;
  • Employees were instantly deemed “non-essential” and lost their jobs;
  • Tyrannical governments and politicians stripped people of their rights;
  • For months on end, citizens were locked in their home countries… and even in their own homes.

They’ll observe that billions of people suffered through the New Dark Age of 2020-?

You can feel the world crumbling around us as leaders like Joe Biden deliver strike after strike on our Republic. Nine months into his presidency, the clarity is painful.  Biden & his cadre of inept handlers need to go.

Our freedom is under attack by Biden and his socialist/globalist cronies.

As the Federal Reserve and other global central banks have been flooding their respective systems with unprecedented amounts of new money, food prices have been aggressively rising all over the globe…

Whether for bread, rice or tortillas, governments across the world know that rising food costs can come with a political price. The dilemma is whether they can do enough to prevent having to pay it.

Global food prices were up 33% in August from a year earlier with vegetable oil, grains and meat on the rise, data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization show. And it’s not likely to get better as extreme weather, soaring freight and fertilizer costs, shipping bottlenecks and labor shortages compound the problem.

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Power outages are becoming more and more common, especially in rural areas. Where I live, the power goes out many times per year, either temporarily or for an extended amount of time. Most rural homesteaders live far away from neighbors or town, which can make self-reliance that much more critical.  But there is more to it than that. A lot more. 

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