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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Many Americans struggling with food insecurity



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There are currently 38 million Americans, including 12 million children, who are struggling with food insecurity.

As inflation and supply chain disruptions continue to push food costs higher and higher, families are feeling the weight of financial distress…

What I wish for you in this new year is health plus wealth, a very high goal in an uncertain world. But I believe it is doable.

There is a requirement on your part... that is to keep your focus on reality paying no attention to political noise, the controlled media, the economic establishment, or indeed the medical cartel in America. This is all noise and interferes with a calm and sober psyche.

I wish that I could talk with you one-on-one, but I cannot, and still get my vast amount of reading and work done. I just hope that I can get through to you in these Alerts.

Now here it is as I perceive it: The U.S. is deteriorating at a very fast rate, even perceptible now to millions who up to now have not noticed. It doesn't always matter "who" is doing it to us. The main thing is that "it'' is being done.

We wish to choose Personal Liberty as much as possible within the law of the land, whether or not we agree with those laws.

Our great and overpowering advantage is our accumulation of special information that we dig for. But to take maximum advantage, we do have to think outside the box. Sorry, this is a requirement.

I hope that you know the parable of the mustard seed in Scripture. Some seeds sprang up and withered, some took shallow root and grew for a time and died, and some took root and grew and thrived.

The lesson is that many are planted but few become permanent. And so it is with people. Only a few focus and can hold their focus until they achieve Personal Liberty upon a foundation of health and wealth.

We need to quit looking back over our shoulders at the system and quit being influenced by the system.

Therefore the main and powerful issue facing everyone in the United States is the depreciating currency. This is very simple to understand but seems to be an illusion for most people. Somehow people cannot grasp that they can be impoverished simply by accumulating, saving, and holding the currency of the land.

Why is this mass illusion perpetuated?

The answer is that the myth blinds the masses because they have childlike misplaced faith in "authority" ... They are politically naive. Few can imagine that the system is not honest, that indeed it is very sophisticated fraud.

Remember, the majority believe in propaganda until it is too late for survival. The rest rationalize that things are bad but that times will get better long before there is a reign of terror. This was the mindset of the German people in the 1930s. While few escaped, most believed the propaganda and you know the endgame in Nazi Germany.

If the face of tyranny is pretty enough, people can be manipulated to adore it and embrace it. Modern tyranny is so sophisticated that it actually appears benevolent to the masses. How Herr Goebels would love it! He must be smiling now as much as those in the Liberty movement are frowning!

All this is what we get when depreciating currency is used to confiscate the wealth and savings of the people. All fraud, social, and economic chaos has its origin in depreciating currency.

When prices rise (inflation) this is depreciating paper money. But the people don't make the simple conclusion, so the fraud goes on.

I became so concerned with our economic decline and the affront to your personal liberty that I decided to launch these Alerts to keep you apprised of all the issues that affect you on a more regular basis than my monthly Bob Livingston Letter. Thank you for subscribing and reading!

Now for some information that you can use right now: Yes, I do buy stocks and commodities as the system burns. My expectation is profit by outrunning depreciating paper money before the endgame of collapse (I hope not!) or change in the system (we hope so!).

As you know, we own and recommend gold and silver coins in your possession not in a bank. We also feel that we are still in a long commodity supercycle despite a slight pause during COVID times.

As Seeking Alpha correctly pointed out: "Grains and base metals enjoyed a healthy bull run since the COVID threat in the developed world subsided and hope of new infrastructure spending took hold. The confluence of a smaller infrastructure bill in Congress and China's crackdown of commodity prices have dampened the sentiment to some degree.

"However, the electrification drive and infrastructure spending that will be led by America and Europe, along with worldwide government stimuli should carry the momentum for the likes of copper, corn, coffee, and hogs. Commodity supply is currently short across the board..."

In the last 100 years, there have been three commodity bull markets, 1932-1951; 1968-1980; and 2001 to the present. The first bull market resulted in a cumulative rise of 689 percent; the second a rise of 215 percent, and we are still in the third now.

Clark Fenton, manager of the RWC Diversified Return strategy, explained that we have "numerous regions trying to stimulate their economies post the pandemic by investing in infrastructure. Many industries are also coming back on stream post the pandemic, putting more pressure on prices. As demand takes off, on the supply side we've seen many parts of the commodities complex starved of capital for some time, meaning there has been a lot less capex. Higher prices are the inevitable outcome."

Is that bad for gold and silver, which are typically found alongside copper deposits? In other words, will gold prices come down because gold production might increase simply because it's a byproduct of copper production? Gold started rising back in November, and has not stopped.

But it is very important to understand that long-equity bear markets (in real terms measured in gold) have in the last 120 years always occurred during commodity super cycles. The exception of course is gold, silver, and commodity stocks.

Likewise, secular (long) equity (stock) bull markets have always occurred during secular commodity bear markets.

To us, the trends to follow are:

1. We are in the beginning of the unwinding of the over-indebtedness of the western nations, most especially English-speaking economies. As Yra Harris of the "Notes from Underground" blog pointed out, "The Washington Post published an article by Allan Sloan titled, 'With Rising Rates and Rising Debt, the Taxpayer Bill is Finally Coming Due.' Sloan said the interest on 2023 U.S. debt could come in at $580 billion, up from $399 in 2022 but if the Fed keeps searching for its inner-Volcker well the projected interest costs rise ever more." Over half a trillion dollars just in interest payments on the national debt. Not debt, just interest on the debt. Consider the scope of that.

2. We are at the same time in the commencement of a long-term commodity supercycle upswing. Perhaps the biggest commodity supercycle in history. Please take note! Do not take your attention off this. Inflation guarantees it and involvement in the supercycle is the only way to survive and prosper.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
The Bob Livingston Letter®

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 According to CBS News, there are roughly 15 million "active" preppers in America right now.

And the number one item that most of those individuals stockpile is survival food.

Hardcore survivalists will often invest in a year's worth of survival food for their family in case of a major catastrophe...

Key categories like food and housing remain stubbornly high on a historical basis. Core inflation tends to be “stickier,” both slower to rise and slower to decline. (In fact, if we drill just a little bit deeper, turns out the only categories that declined were energy and new/used vehicles.)

So what happens next? Nobody knows. As Lazard's Ron Temple put it, "both hawks and doves can find fodder in today’s report."
Here’s something to think about, though… a recent study by 
Rob Arnott and Omid Shakernia set out to figure out just how long we can expect this inflationary episode to last. (It’s a great paper, and I strongly recommend reading it.)

They analyzed bouts of high inflation across developed markets and measured how long it took inflation to decline to “benign” levels. Here’s the kicker:

Once inflation goes above 8%, it takes between 6 and 20 years to decline – 10 years on average.


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Every year, the world seems to get a little crazier and a little more dangerous. Maybe that's why rich people are buying doomsday bunkers and stocking them with survival food.

If you have a doomsday bunker of your own, it’s important to stock it with foods that are not only nutritious and tasty, but also long-lasting and easy to store. In addition, they need to be foods that can be eaten right out of the package or at least require minimal preparation.

With all that in mind, what are the best foods for your doomsday bunker? Read on to find out...

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Samantha said...

Frankly, I'm sick to my stomach watching leftist rats kill our nation & standard of living while the continue to feed off the taxpayer...something terrible is coming!

Phil said...

Everyone’s talking about 2023 as the year of massive pain.

Government failures, high interest rates, collapsing stock markets, supply chain breakdowns, geopolitical conflicts, currency crisis, violent crime waves, the border invasion…

Larry said...

rom Yahoo Finance:

Rising global food prices brought on by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and commodity shortages triggered by climate emergencies are threatening to “destabilize” economies around the world, a United Nations (U.N.) official warned.

The number of people acutely hungry have dramatically accelerated since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While 135 million people faced acute food insecurity before the pandemic, that number has more than doubled to 276 million over the last two years.

“It’s the story that keeps getting from bad to worse,” U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Chief Economist Arif Husain told Yahoo Finance Live. “When the World Food Programme is setting records, that's not a good thing for the world. And we have been doing that since at least 2021.”

According to the WFP, 50 million people across 45 countries are already on the verge of famine. Another 345 million people are approaching starvation across more than 80 countries,

Jack said...

As we know - most of the losers [socialists] will expect Big Brother to coddle them in their time of thing we know Biden will allow food stamps to include pot & alcohol!