Hurricane Ian leaves 2.7 million Florida customers without power; significant casualties expected

Image: Hurricane Ian leaves 2.7 million Florida customers without power; significant casualties expected

DeSantis Responds To Reports That 'Hundreds' Likely Died In Hurricane Ian

Casey DeSantis: 'The people of Florida are going through hell' 

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-29-hurricane-ian-millions-florida-without-power-casualties.html;

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(Natural News) As Hurricane Ian descends back over the Atlantic Ocean to regain strength for a third landfall somewhere along the Carolina coast, Florida is reeling from all the damage, which has left at least 2.7 million customers without power.

Customers, by the way, means entire households or structures, each of which only counts as one even if there are, say, five people living in a home. This means that the number of people without electricity in Florida is double, triple, or even quadruple that 2.7 million figure.

This is a lot of people without power, the one silver lining is that Florida does not experience a cold, heavy winter like Minnesota or Wisconsin does. The bad news is that it could take years to restore and rebuild the hardest-hit areas, which are expected to see mass casualty events as the water subsides and debris is cleared.

At its peak, Hurricane Ian reached wind speeds of 155mph, which is just 2mph shy of the 157mph threshold to qualify as a Category 5 storm. This was a huge storm, in other words, and certainly one for the history books. (Related: Florida’s fertilizer hub took a direct hit from Hurricane Ian.)

Flooding from Ian a “once in a 500-year” event, declares DeSantis

“Tsunami-style” flooding, we are told, battered areas like Fort Myers and the barrier islands that surround it. Hundreds are feared to be dead, though the true number could be more into the thousands once the wreckage is all cleared.

Gov. Ron DeSantis described the mass flooding that took place as a “once in a 500-year” event. Many families were trapped inside their homes as flood waters rose. Some had to axe through their attic ceilings to avoid drowning.

Compared to Hurricane Michael, which made landfall at Mexico Beach back in 2018, Ian is already much more destructive in that the Fort Myers area is much more populated than Mexico Beach.

Several bridges connecting Fort Myers to barrier islands, including Sanibel Island, are now completely cut off from the mainland due to extensive damage to their structures.

Joe Biden declared the hurricane to be a “major disaster,” agreeing to free up funds to help the millions of people who will now suffer with no electricity, as well as the hundreds of thousands of people whose homes have been destroyed.

As of this writing, Ian has weakened to the point of becoming a tropical storm as opposed to a hurricane. But meteorologists are expecting it to restrengthen back to a hurricane once hitting the Atlantic and before striking what appears to be the Charleston, S.C., area of the Carolina coastline.

Damages from Ian are expected to top $260 billion. Much of the affected area is still underwater, which means clean-up efforts will have to wait until the water subsides.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told the media that he expects “fatalities in the hundreds” – and that is just for that one county. Other nearby counties are still assessing the situation.

“While I don’t have confirmed numbers, I definitely know the fatalities are in the hundreds,” he said.

“Thousands of people are waiting to be rescued, I cannot give a true assessment until we are on scene assessing each scene and we can’t access people — that is the problem.”

Marceno went on to state that this is clearly a “life-changing event,” not only for area residents but also for “the men and women who are responding.”

“This is a life-changing event for all of us,” he added.

As the damage from Hurricane Ian continues to be assessed, we will keep you up to date about the latest at Disaster.news.

Sources for this article include:

DailyMail.co.uk

NaturalNews.com

 

‘Fundamentally Transforming’ America Into a Communist Hellhole

You first have to tear the country down completely.

BY D.W. WILBER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fundamentally-transforming-america-into-a-communist-hellhole/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Let’s cut to the chase. In order to “fundamentally transform” America from a vibrant and free capitalist society into just another communist hellhole, you first have to tear it down completely, following the Marxist mantra of “the ends justify the means.”

In order to achieve that, it would include uncontrolled spending to create massive debt that the country simply cannot sustain, thereby crashing the economy. People see their savings and bank accounts dwindle to nothing as a result of ever-increasing inflation. Eventually finding themselves dependent on government handouts for their very survival.

In addition, open the borders and flood the country with illegal immigration, overwhelming the social welfare system that is put in place to provide help and support to Americans. Instead pass those resources onto those who illegally entered the country, justifying it all as a humanitarian gesture.

Create a ‘climate emergency’ and turn it into a clarion call for groups of people who are easily manipulated. Make energy independence a thing of the past, and Americans become more susceptible to the whims of other countries in providing the energy necessary to drive our country’s economy and allow people to go to work, and stay warm in the winter. Rolling power outages become the norm as electric services are purposefully disrupted, and people look to the government to solve the problems.

Normalize and ‘mainstream’ deviant behaviors and attack anyone or any group that supports traditional morality and traditional gender roles. Expose children and youths to the same deviancy, and take the teaching of morality out of the hands of parents. Also, attack traditional religion, and infiltrate and change organized religions from within by corrupting traditional doctrine into something accepting, even applauding what was once considered sin.

Then you undermine civil authorities. Neuter and demoralize the police so that crime runs rampant on America’s streets. People become fearful in their own homes and venture out only as a last resort. Once crime is out of control people become more willing to accept a strong government crackdown, including the loss of what were once considered sacrosanct Constitutional rights.

Also focus efforts on disarming the population so that they have no means of protecting themselves, or resisting government oppression. An unarmed society is much easier to control than a society where people can defend themselves against crime, and government overreach.

Make endless accusations against and demonize your political enemies, and cover up your own questionable and illegal activities. Accuse your opposition of racism and every kind of ‘phobia’ you can think of, with the help of a compliant news media that is under your complete control.

Weaken the military with arbitrary and meaningless social justice experiments, and spend less time training in actual warfighting capabilities. A demoralized military will experience retention problems of their most qualified and best leaders.

What’s going on is a multi-step process and has been well underway for decades now, but it kicked into high gear with the election of a barely concealed Marxist in 2008. The current administration is nothing more than a front, a convenient collection of useful idiots and Marxist allies for the one elected back in 2008.

So how do we stop it? Well, to use the left’s own words against them, we stop it “by any means necessary”. First off never ever give up your guns. The Second Amendment is the one thing that keeps the communist wolves at bat. Secondly, take back our education system. Time to stop the communist indoctrination of our children. Run for school boards so that you have a say in what textbooks your children learn from, and who teaches your children.  Thirdly, insist on fairness, and unbiased news media. If they refuse, hit them in the pocketbook by letting their advertisers know how you feel, and where you’ll be spending your money.

And finally, protect the integrity of the vote. ‘Election Day’ should be the only election day.  Too many opportunities for fraud to occur. Absentee ballots for people out of the country should be the only ‘mail-in voting’. Proper, government-issued identification only for verified American citizens should be acceptable proof that one is qualified to vote in any election. Registration to vote should be restricted to no less than one month prior to the date of the election.  No more drive up, register, and vote the same day.

Voting is a right for American citizens, but it also comes with responsibility. If exercising their vote is important enough to people, then people will follow whatever rules are put in place to protect the integrity of their vote.

We need to be prepared to do whatever is necessary to fight back and prevent the “fundamental transformation” of our country, America as a free nation is at risk. If that means raising the stakes on them first then so be it.  If we don’t, they’re going to do it to us.

We outnumber them by a large margin. We need to get better organized, and more committed. We can prevent the greatest nation on Earth from becoming just another communist hellhole.

 

Giant homeless encampments set to explode across US; Organized Retail Criminals (ORCs) unleash coordinated mass thefts and violence

Image: Giant homeless encampments set to explode across US; Organized Retail Criminals (ORCs) unleash coordinated mass thefts and violence

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-19-giant-homeless-encampments-set-to-explode-across-us.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) Worsening inflation (stemming from endless fiat currency money printing) is causing food, energy, and housing to become unaffordable for millions of Americans, putting them on a trajectory of homelessness and destitution.

Right now, homeless encampments are expanding in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Oakland. The situation is bound to get far worse as inflation accelerates and people find themselves jobless due to plummeting economic activity while manufacturers downsize operations.

All across America right now, people are moving out of (unaffordable) apartments and rental homes, and moving into RVs or campers. Many of these people have jobs yet still can’t afford to save enough money for a down payment on a home. As economic conditions deteriorate, many of these people will move from RVs to cars or trucks… and then eventually to tents on the street. There, they are largely forgotten by the very same bureaucrats who promised them jobs and government assistance. Those are also the same bureaucrats who created the very problems that cause homelessness in the first place, such as worsening inflation by handing out stimulus money… or forcing small businesses to shut down over “covid” claims.

The controlled demolition of America is well underway.

While most homeless people are non-violent individuals who are merely trying to survive in a collapsing civilization, problems such as drug addiction, mental illness, public health violations, and violence continue to plague homeless encampments. These tent cities are almost always filthy, rodent-ridden, feces-festering shantytown fixtures that reek of trash and desperation. As they grow in size and numbers, they are going to pose a significant challenge to the operations of entire cities, especially given that these encampments have their own rules, leadership, and underground economies. They do not abide by mainstream society’s rules, and except in rare cases, local police and city council members pretend these homeless encampments don’t exist. They are, in effect, “no-go zones” for police and first responders, except on the rare occasions when city leaders decide to “clean out” all the tents and trash, thrusting the homeless individuals who lived there into even more desperate circumstances.

Take a tour into the homeless camps in Oakland, California, via this Brighteon.com video:

Many homeless turn to retail theft to survive

With the US economy collapsing, homelessness is going to become a way of life for millions more Americans. In order to survive, many of these individuals turn to retail theft, shoplifting all sorts of goods (including food) from local retail establishments.

The Epoch Times reports on, “The growing threat of organized retail crime,” citing so-called “ORC rings” (Organized Retail Crime = ORC) that are growing more numerous and powerful in cities across America:

The massive wave of retail thefts in the United States over the past two years has become a major challenge for both the retail industry and law enforcement.

The number of increasingly professional organized retail crime (ORC) rings and their frequent attacks have reached a crisis scale, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) in a Sept. 14 report.

That article cites NRF vice president Mark Meadows, explaining, “These highly sophisticated criminal rings jeopardize employee and customer safety and disrupt store operations. Retailers are bolstering security efforts to counteract these increasingly dangerous and aggressive criminal activities.”

Epoch Times adds:

Items under CRAVED include apparel, health and beauty, electronics/appliances, accessories, food and beverage, footwear, home furnishings, housewares, home improvement, eyewear, office supplies, infant care, and toys.

“We are seeing more and more, particularly, organized retail crime,” said Corrie Barry, Best Buy’s CEO, in late 2021 to the NY Post.

“You can see that pressure in our financials. And more importantly, frankly, you can see that pressure with our associates. It’s traumatizing,” she said. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce demanded earlier this year that Congress take action to address the rise of ORC crimes, calling them a “national emergency.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed radical Democrats and prosecutors, saying that they “live in this ‘woke palace’ where they’re not affected by the policies, but the average person IS impacted by them.”

In other words, America is beginning to see the rise of organized retail theft rings that are increasingly terrorizing brick-and-mortar stores, traumatizing their employees, and looting their merchandise.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize most of these retail stores are going to cease operations in these areas, leaving locals with a barren landscape of abandoned retail buildings.

Democrats in Illinois have legalized squatting and trespassing… police will no longer remove anyone from your private property

The bureaucratic geniuses in Illinois — who favor criminals and punish the law-abiding — recently passed and signed into law the “SAFE-T Act” which would eliminate bail for second-degree murder, arson, kidnapping, violent assaults, and many other series crimes. In essence, the act allows police to arrest a murderer, hand him a ticket to appear in court next year, then release him right back onto the streets to murder again.

State Senator Donald DeWitte is desperately trying to repeal this dangerous, lawless act that was pushed by Democrats. From Senator DeWitte’s website:

“I can’t walk down the street without being stopped by someone who asks how the SAFE-T Act can be stopped,” said Sen. DeWitte. “Constituents are particularly worried about criminal offenses that will, as of January 1, be considered ‘non-detainable.’ People have legitimate concerns, and we need to pump the breaks on implementation so the long list of unintended consequences tied to the Act can be addressed.”

DeWitte continued, “According to state’s attorneys across the state, the Act will make it extremely difficult for them to hold violent criminals pre-trial, including crimes as serious as murder if the accused person no longer poses a significant threat to a specifically identifiable person. General risk is no longer good enough, and that heightened standard will cause some very dangerous individuals to be released within hours of their arrest.”

Those same state’s attorneys have said offenses like second-degree murder, arson, aggravated battery, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravating fleeing & eluding drug offenses, threatening a public official, and drug-induced homicide could no longer meet the standard for pre-trial detention.

What many people don’t yet realize is that trespassing is no longer a crime that law enforcement can prevent. They can’t arrest and remove squatters, for example, who decide to move into your shed, garage, RV, or home.

As ABC7 Chicago reports:

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley is raising concerns because the law will ban arrest for people accused of certain misdemeanors. He cited trespassing as an example.

“Today, I can arrest him if you sign a complaint for trespassing,” Briley said. “January 1st, I’m not going to be able to do that. The law says I have to write him a ticket and leave.”

In other words, the homeless masses will soon be able to move into any home they choose, and police will not remove them, even if they are trespassing.

This means private property owners in Illinois have no legal means by which to remove individuals — including drug addicts, prostitutes and violent criminals — who invade their property. If you leave your home for a weekend and a homeless person breaks in and takes over your home, you have no legal means to remove them.

This means you are on your own, and you have to decide how to handle potentially large groups of people who are now living in your garage or home. If the police do nothing, do you have the right to be your own police? What level of force can a private citizen exert in order to convince a trespasser to leave?

In Democrat-run cities and counties, it’s obvious that private property owners who threaten trespassers using guns or knives will, themselves, be arrested and prosecuted by radical left-wing District Attorneys. In other words, if you find squatters in your home, crapping on the carpet and spraying graffiti on the walls, and you call the police to remove them, the police will tell you there’s nothing they can do. If you pull a gun and try to force the squatters to leave, the police will arrest you, and while you’re in jail, those squatters will rip your home to shreds and probably set it on fire.

This is Illinois under Democrat control, and it’s a feature of civilization collapse that’s coming to every “blue” city and county across America, where criminals are protected and the law-abiding are punished. A similar situation already exists in Oregon, for example, where some property owners are quite literally listing homes for sale that already have squatters who refuse to leave. These property listings, as you might imagine, are heavily discounted, and buyers are not allowed to tour the homes or see inside them before making offers. That’s because somebody probably already crapped on the carpet and set the wallpaper on fire.

If you currently own property in the state of Illinois, your property value is about to get crushed

A sensible question arises from all this: What is the value of private property in a state where the security of such property cannot be enforced? The answer is zero.

No home is worth anything if a flash mob of homeless looters can rampage through your home at any time, with the full approval of the state’s left-leaning lawmakers, while police are unwilling to do anything to stop it (because they are bound by the new law).

If you own real estate in Illinois, sell it before January 1.

If you don’t sell your property and leave Illinois, you are bonkers.

If you live in the state of Illinois, leave before January 1 or get to a rural, conservative community where you have a chance of finding law enforcement, judges, and juries that still recognize common sense and the right to defend your own home against looters and squatters.

Because remember: As homelessness explodes across America, millions of destitute, desperate people will take over private homes and buildings, rendering the very idea of private property null and void. Now it’s the mob’s property, and mob rule is exactly what Democrats are striving for, which is why they deliberately wrote and passed this law to nullify private property and unleash violent criminals onto the streets of Illinois.

Chaos is coming to the blue cities… all by design.

You will witness a wave of American refugees fleeing the collapsing blue cities

Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey, and other democrat-dominates states are about to be plunged into a hellish, Mad Max-like scenario, where police are powerless, criminal gangs run rampant across society, and law-abiding citizens either flee or get raped and murdered. It looks like Democrats are finally getting the society they voted for, and as this accelerates, we are going to see a wave of refugees fleeing the cities and seeking sanity in red states / rural America, where secure borders will be quickly erected to halt the influx of democrats who ruined their own home states and now want to cause the same destruction everywhere else.

Those who stay behind will find themselves fighting zombies and orcs, like something out of a mishmash of Lord of the Rings meets The Walking Dead. The good news is that with collapsing consumer demand, ammunition is about to become a lot more affordable. (It’s true. Firearms and ammo sales are plummeting right now, and you should expect to see ammunition on sale soon.) Once you understand the wave of violence, lawlessness and insanity that’s rapidly approaching, you’ll quickly realize you can never have too much ammo.

Get yourself some ballistic armor while you’re at it: www.HopliteArmor.com gives you 10% off using discount code “ranger.” It’s all made in the USA using advanced polymers and materials. (Hopelite Armor is a Brighteon sponsor.)

If you need swords and knives, my top choice is DawsonKnives.com, which also offers a 10% discount for those using the code “ranger” (good through Sep 30). Given that this whole scenario may go full Book of Eli (a reference to the Denzel Washington movie), acquiring fully functional fighting swords and knives no longer seems like an outlandish idea. Swords, after all, don’t need ammo.

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A Railroad Strike Could Be Imminent if Negotiations Fail~Supply collapse: America just days away from total rail shutdown as nationwide strike looms

BY RYAN LEDENDECKER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ryanledendecker/2022/09/14/bidens-failure-to-prevent-a-railroad-strike-could-result-in-an-economic-catastrophe-n1629445;

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If I were you, I’d go out and grab a few packages of toilet paper before Friday.

At the end of August, I wrote about a poll taken by thousands of rail workers that indicated their overwhelming willingness to strike on Sept. 16, which marks the end of a “cooling-off period” set forth by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden aimed at keeping the railroads up and running.

Two weeks ago, my piece on the potential strike was one of few on the internet warning of the potential widespread economic disaster awaiting Americans should the railroads — especially freight lines — shut down for any length of time.

I noted at the time:

To be clear, a railroad worker strike would be an unmitigated disaster for America, and it would probably make the early pandemic supply chain issues, which were certainly bad, look like no big deal.

Finally, roughly 48 hours ahead of a possible strike guaranteed to cripple the U.S. economy, the issue gained the attention it deserves. A quick scroll through social media this morning — and this is purely anecdotal — gave me the gut feeling that a strike is imminent. Workers are clearly ticked-off and claim to have been mistreated for far too long, demanding nothing less than total satisfaction and markedly improved working environments.

Here’s one railroad worker who received a lot of attention over his post, in which he made clear that he believes union rail workers — over 110,000 of them — should strike and send a message.

It would be the first major railroad strike since the 1990s. Railroad strikes have such a profoundly negative impact on the nation that they usually require Congress to intervene quickly with legislation to halt them. In past instances of railroad strikes, Congress has managed to pass legislation and have it signed by the president in less than 48 hours to end railroad strikes.

There’s absolutely no doubt that the Biden administration and congressional leaders, at this very moment, are in a last-minute huddle to prepare a response to a possible strike. But it’s quite the political predicament given that we’re eight weeks out from a major midterm election. Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress could soon be in a position to force hundreds of thousands of angry union workers — a massive voting bloc — to return to work in less-than-desirable conditions.

Yikes.

According to Fox Business, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has been deeply involved in talks with the railroad carriers and unions. President Biden himself has also reportedly taken on the issue personally, for what it’s worth. The Labor Department recently issued a statement on the rapidly developing situation.

“The parties continue to negotiate, and last night Secretary Walsh again engaged to push the parties to reach a resolution that averts any shutdown of our rail system. This was followed by dozens of calls from the president’s cabinet and top administration officials and months of administration efforts. All parties need to stay at the table, bargain in good faith to resolve outstanding issues, and come to an agreement,” a Labor Department spokesperson said.

In July, President Biden signed an executive order to form a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to negotiate an agreement between railroad unions and the carriers. A poll conducted in August among members of Railroad Workers United (RWU) revealed that a vast majority of railroad workers rejected the Biden administration’s attempt to intervene.

The RWU survey, as The Hill noted, revealed that railroaders — a vast majority at 96% — are still unsatisfied with the terms of the PEB, and are ready to walk out on Sept. 15 — the date when the PEB-established “cooling off period” ends. RWU indicated on its website that it received just over 3,100 responses as of late August.

National Review noted Wednesday morning that in many ways, the railroad strike, which would cripple the U.S. economy even further, has already begun, as several carriers are halting certain modes of transport and shutting down passenger lines in what appears to be the anticipation of a strike.

The American Association of Railroads said that this week they’ve begun taking steps to secure the shipments of hazardous and security-sensitive materials, such as chlorine used to purify drinking water and chemicals used in fertilizer, and warned that, “other freight customers may also start to experience delayed or suspended service over the course of [this] week, as the railroads prepare for the possibility that current labor negotiations do not result in a resolution and are required to safely and securely reduce operations.”

The NR piece added that Norfolk Southern and BSNF, two major rail carriers, have already initiated shutdown procedures for intermodal traffic as both companies prepare for strike conditions.

Adding more speculative fuel to the fire was Amtrak’s latest response, as the passenger line has already canceled some of its long-distance passenger routes. It made the decision to cancel the routes to avoid leaving passengers stranded on the tracks should the strike commence sometime early Friday morning.

The economic pain from a railroad strike would be tremendous, with the industry reporting that such a strike will result in empty store shelves and billions of lost dollars in economic output — not to mention the unintended consequences for the numerous industries that depend on railroad transportation.

Freightwaves noted:

The Association of American Railroads estimates that a nationwide shutdown of rail operations could cost $2 billion in lost economic output each day, according to a report released Thursday. AAR reached its conclusions by updating data from a 1992 Federal Railroad Administration econometric study.

AAR, which represents freight and passenger railroads, also said a short-term switch to trucks or barges “would be costly and disruptive,” with an additional 467,000 long-haul trucks needed per day to handle the freight that would have otherwise gone on rail.

Hopefully, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has some notes about the situation in her binder, because something tells me she’s gonna have more than a couple of questions from the press on the matter in the coming days.

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BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-14-america-days-away-nationwide-rail-strike-shutdown.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) By the end of the week (around September 18), more than 100,000 railroad workers across America are slated to walk off the job as part of a nationwide freight-rail strike that has been brewing for several months now.

Officials from the Biden regime are reportedly in talks right now with others in the transportation industry, including truckers, shippers, and air freight, to forge “contingency plans” for when the rail shutdown inevitably materializes. Loss of rail service will deliver a massive blow to an already fragile and failing supply chain, we are told, and Biden’s people have been tasked with developing a solution.

Nearly 30 percent of all United States freight moves via rail, the latest data shows. Half of that is bulk commodities such as energy, food, chemicals, metals, and wood products, while the other half is shipping containers full of consumer goods.

If the strike ensues as planned, the U.S. economy will lose $2 billion per day in supply chain disruptions. This will be an absolute disaster for Joe Biden and other Democrats who are vying to keep their party in power this November.

Will Biden fulfill his promise of being the most “pro-union” president in history?

We are told that most of the railroad unions involved in contract disputes have either already reached agreements or are on the verge of doing so as of September 12. Two unions representing more than 100,000 workers, however, have not and are prepared to strike as soon as Friday, September 16 unless an agreement can be made before the deadline.

At the heart of the dispute is the unions’ demand that workers be allowed to take unpaid time off for doctors’ appointments without being penalized. Rail lines do not want to allow that while workers say it needs to be part of their contracts if they are to continue working past Friday.

It is now or never for Joe Biden to keep the rail lines running, which he promised to do when he dubbed himself the most pro-union president in American history. If talks sour and workers walk off the job this Friday, then Biden will have made an even bigger fool of himself than he already has.

“Most of the 12 railroad unions have reached or finalized tentative agreements with BNSF Railway, CSX Corp., Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern Corp., and Union Pacific Corp. via collective bargaining,” one report explains.

“Two unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, accounting for more than 100,000 workers, are still holding out while negotiating.”

Amtrak has already issued a warning to passengers that travel interruptions have already begun as three long-distance routes have been removed from its train schedule.

“To avoid possible passenger disruptions while on route … these adjustments are necessary to ensure trains can reach their terminals prior to freight railroad service interruption if a resolution in negotiations is not reached,” Amtrak said in a statement.

The Association of American Railroads also issued a warning that a freight rail shutdown could “devastate” Amtrak’s operations, resulting in tens of thousands of – if not more – daily commuters no longer being able to get to work.

“Coal would stop,” added Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC, the biggest U.S. exporter of coal. “No coal is going to move until these guys go back to work.”

Other products that will no longer move include corn, wheat, soybeans, and other soy-based products, lumber, corn syrup, liquor, animal feed and various other grains and foods.

As the global supply chain disintegrates, we will keep you up to date with the latest at Collapse.news.

Sources for this article include:

NaturalNews.com

ZeroHedge.com

U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 bombers fly over Mideast in show of force amid tensions with Iran~Iran proclaims ‘winter is coming’ in offer to desperate EU of cheap gas in exchange for nuke deal

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/09/u-s-nuclear-capable-b-52-bombers-fly-over-mideast-in-show-of-force-amid-tensions-with-iran;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

While the U.S. pursues appeasement of Iran at the negotiating table, it has carried out an intimidation maneuver, with “a pair of nuclear-capable B-52 long-distance bombers over the Middle East in a show of force.” Even more galling to the mullahs, Israeli “F-16 fighter jets accompanied the American bombers through Israel’s skies on their way to the (Persian) Gulf.”

The mixed signals are unlikely to accomplish anything. Biden has completely failed regarding Iran. The Shia doomsday regime is emboldened and tensions are rising.

“U.S. B-52 bombers fly over Middle East amid tensions with Iran,” by Isabel Debre, Associated Press, September 5, 2022:

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The United States military said Monday it flew a pair of nuclear-capable B-52 long-distance bombers over the Middle East in a show of force, the latest such mission in the region as tensions remain high between Washington and Tehran.

The bombers took off from the Royal Air Force base at Fairford, England, and flew over the eastern Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea on Sunday in training missions together with Kuwaiti and Saudi warplanes, before departing the region.

“Threats to the U.S. and our partners will not go unanswered.,” Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, the top U.S. Air Force officer in the Middle East said in a statement. “Missions like this … showcase our ability to combine forces to deter and, if necessary, defeat our adversaries.”

Although the U.S. military’s Central Command did not mention Iran, Washington has frequently dispatched B-52 bombers to the region as hostilities simmered between the U.S. and Iran. The last such flyover was in June.

Iran’s regional foe, Israel, also joined in the multinational mission. Though unacknowledged by the U.S., three Israeli F-16 fighter jets accompanied the American bombers “through Israel’s skies on their way to the (Persian) Gulf,” the Israeli military said, describing the country’s cooperation with the U.S. military as key to “maintaining aerial security in Israel and the Middle East.”…

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Iran proclaims ‘winter is coming’ in offer to desperate EU of cheap gas in exchange for nuke deal

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/09/iran-proclaims-winter-is-coming-in-offer-to-desperate-eu-of-cheap-gas-in-exchange-for-nuke-deal;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Iran’s desperation to achieve a nuclear deal that will enable it to become a nuclear power was evident anew as the regime dangled a carrot to the sinking EU as the latter scrambles in the face of an energy crisis due to Russian gas cuts. Iran reminded the EU that “winter is coming” as it urges a quick resolution to achieve a nuke deal on its own terms.

While Europe now looks ahead to a winter of energy rationing, it’s described as being in “the red zone.” According to Fortune Magazine, “unthinkable moves will likely be considered.” Let’s hope it won’t be accepting the carrot from Iran.

On September 3, Jihad Watch reported that the Iran nuke deal could be revived “in the coming days,” amid Iran’s demand for “stronger guarantees.” That was the hope that the European Union’s policy chief Josep Borell expressed. But negotiations have dragged on, with an emboldened Iran now making outrageous demands, including demanding that the UN nuclear watchdog drop the critical issue of three unreported uranium locations.

Now comes the revelation that Israel has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to “thwart the Iran Nuclear Deal.” Israel’s primary focus now, with Biden’s America an unreliable ally, is nothing less than to save its country from obliteration. Brigadier General Amir Avivi “says the emerging deal will allow Iran to become a nuclear ‘superpower.’” Prime Minister Yair Lapid states that Israel “will act to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state.”

So now, in efforts to speed up its attainment of its nuclear goals, Iran is “needling European nations over the prospect of cold temperatures, strained heating-gas supplies, and the ensuing political fallout.”

“‘Winter is coming’: Iran tempts Europe with promise of cheaper gas in exchange for nuclear deal”, by Borzou Daragahi, Independent, September 5, 2022:

Tehran teased a Europe agonising over an impending winter without access to Russian energy with the prospect of Iranian gas exports should Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers be restored and sanctions lifted.

“Winter is coming,” Iran’s state-backed Mehr news agency has proclaimed, needling European nations over the prospect of cold temperatures, strained heating-gas supplies, and the ensuing political fallout.

Tehran’s offer came as fears continued to grow across Europe of a desperate winter ahead, as Moscow uses its control of gas supplies to exert pressure on capitals across the continent in retaliation for sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine.

On Friday, energy giant Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas company, announced it was closing its Nord Stream 1 pipeline indefinitely because of “oil leaks”. That move was criticised, but it also meant that gas prices surged again on Monday, with benchmark prices shooting up 31 per cent, prompting further predictions of energy rationing and blackouts across Europe this winter.

Though getting more Iranian gas into world markets could help to lower prices, experts have countered that Iran cannot meet Europe’s energy needs any time soon, regardless of sanctions.

Iran and the US, along with other world powers, are at stalemate on talks to restore a nuclear deal, which would remove restrictions on business with Iran and allow consumers to purchase its gas….

Xcel Energy Locks Customers’ Thermostats During Heat Wave

Nanny State Test: Company Locks Thermostats of 22K Customers, Cites 'Energy Emergency'

BY RYAN LEDENDECKER 

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ryanledendecker/2022/09/01/nanny-state-test-company-locks-thermostats-of-22k-customers-cites-energy-emergency-n1625953;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

For many Americans, the summer of 2022 has been a blistering hot, and humid miserable existence. It’s just one of those years when one truly appreciates the comfort provided by something as simple as an air conditioning unit. How did we live without them?

But for some 22,000 Xcel Energy customers in Colorado who wanted to be a little more comfortable on Tuesday when the thermometer was pegged at 90+ degrees, a bizarre message flashed on their thermostats indicating they’d lost the ability to control the temperature in their own homes.

According to KMGH-TV, “Energy Emergency” was part of the message that flashed on thermostats as temperatures skyrocketed and Xcel customers desperately tried to crank the A/C.

“Temperature locked temporarily during an energy emergency. Due to a rare energy emergency that may affect the local energy grid, your temperature slider has been changed from 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm because you enrolled in a Community Energy Savings Program,” the full message read.

However, customers enrolled in the otherwise innocent-sounding “program,” like Tony Talarico, had absolutely no idea they could lose full control of the ability to cool down their house during a nasty heat wave.

“Normally, when we see a message like that, we’re able to override it,” Talarico said, according to KMGH-TV. “In this case, we weren’t. So, our thermostat was locked in at 78 or 79.”

“To me, an emergency means there is, you know, life, limb, or, you know, some other danger out there — some, you know, massive wildfires,” Talarico said. “Even if it’s a once-in-a-blue-moon situation, it just doesn’t sit right with us to not be able to control our own thermostat in our house,” Talarico continued. The news outlet added that some customers’ homes reached a disgusting 88 degrees.

What a nightmare.

Related: Europe Is Paying the Price for Embracing Environmentalism With Religious Fervor — and It’s a Lesson the U.S. Can Stand to Learn

What was the “emergency” Xcel used to snatch away control from its customers? The company said it was due to an outage in Pueblo, Colo., combined with the heat wave and subsequent heavy use of air conditioning. One might assume a large energy company would have been prepared for some late summer heat.

Talarico wasn’t alone in sharing his outrage, as numerous Xcel customers took to social media to express their shock and disgust over the situation.

“CO is as well…just got my first taste of Green Control yesterday…recently had a new AC installed…with a fancy smart thermostat…the power company (Xcel) changed my thermostat to 78 (from 74) yesterday afternoon,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user added, “Utility company tricked you/us. They hid a line of text in the fine print when you ‘signed up for subsidies’ giving @XcelEnergy coverage to force [its] customers to ‘opt out’. Legal disclosures should NOT take advantage of people. Bad form @XcelEnergyCO.”

An Xcel executive addressed the company’s first test of what feels like energy nanny statism in a statement to local media outlets — and had the audacity to blame customers for the uncomfortable situation.

“It’s a voluntary program,” said Emmett Romine, Vice President of Customer Solutions & Innovation at Xcel. “Let’s remember that this is something that customers choose to be a part of based on the incentives.”

He added, “So, it helps everybody for people to participate in these programs. It is a bit uncomfortable for a short period of time, but it’s very, very helpful.”

Upon further research, the “incentives” referenced by Romine are laughable at best. First of all, customers who enroll in the program are clearly not aware of the fact that they can literally lose control of cooling or heating their home. Then, as a reward for their compliance, Xcel offers customers a whopping $100 credit up front and $25 annually.

Now that Xcel customers know they can lose the ability to raise or lower the temperature in their homes for a measly $25 a year, hopefully, all 22,000 who were affected will not only opt out of the program but those who have options will also shop for a new energy provider.

THE GREAT UNRAVELING is now upon us… it’s all breaking down with stunning speed

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08-30-the-great-unraveling-is-now-upon-us-its-all-breakinging-down.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) The western world is breaking down with stunning speed as all the lies, delusions, corruption and fake fiat money printing have reached a tipping point of collapse. Nothing works anymore. The governments of the world are criminal cartels that are deliberately dismantling food and energy resources necessary to keep half the human population alive. This coming winter, Europeans are going to starve and freeze to death in record numbers that hearken back to the Dark Ages, pre-electricity, and pre-fossil fuels. North Americans won’t be spared either, as rolling blackouts and food scarcity will dramatically worsen in the coming months.

Food, fertility, energy, transportation, and supply chains are all being taken down in a controlled demolition of the western world. And taking its place will be the rising BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and more to join soon) that control most of the world’s commodities, natural gas, oil, fertilizer, and gold.

Western governments are waging genocidal wars against their own people

Informed Americans are fleeing US cities as lawlessness and violence take hold. The FBI and DOJ have been fully weaponized into a lawless crime cartel that terrorizes America’s conservatives. The CDC, FDA, and WHO continue to push deadly “vaccine” shots that are killing people by the millions, and Big Tech — which we now know rigged the 2020 election by censoring the true story of Hunter Biden’s laptop — is pushing woke transgenderism while protecting groomers, child mutilators, and abortion mass murderers.

The British Royal Navy just launched an aircraft carrier (the HMS Prince of Wales) that broke down just one day into a four-month mission. Apparently, one of the propellers (the “screws”) won’t work, and the multi-billion dollar vessel can only sail around in circles. Somehow, this is entirely fitting, given the insanity, corruption, and incompetence of not just the British Empire but the entire swath of Western European nations that now demonstrate pure incompetence and suicidal tendencies. No doubt there are plenty of transgenders, gays, and lesbians on board the HMS Prince of Wales, but none of them can figure out how to make the propellers work. This is the perfect showcase of what western civilization has become: An incompetent, groomified Idiocracy of gender delusions and bureaucratic stupidity, pretending to still be a world power while their own people are ready to be frozen and starved to death in a few months’ time.

It begs the question: How is NATO going to defeat Russia if they can’t launch an aircraft carrier that works beyond a single day? That same ship, by the way, has previously suffered ocean water flooding of the engine room, meaning the British can’t even build a modern ship that doesn’t catastrophically leak — something that even the ancient Vikings figured out centuries ago. Russia has nuclear-armed hypersonic missiles. The British Royal Navy has a gay aircraft carrier that barely floats and can’t sail, all while the British version of the Air Force has banned while males from flying aircraft from this day forward (seriously, it’s true). You do the math on where all this woketard insanity leads… and kiss the United Kingdom goodbye as a dominant political entity on planet Earth.

The same insanity gripping suicidal European leaders has also been applied to the USA and Canada

The yanks in America aren’t much better off, either. They have an economy running on debt fumes and the relic of the petrodollar which is soon to collapse into the history books as more financially solvent nations like Russia take the reins and lead world commerce for generations to come.

The continued suicide of the West knows no bounds. California recently banned the sale of new combustion engine cars and trucks beginning in 2035, even though California doesn’t — and won’t — have an electrical grid that can handle the charging of electric vehicles for the masses. Much like Europe is being thrust into the Dark Ages due to a deliberate dismantling of its energy infrastructure, California is intentionally trying to plunge its own citizens into a 19th-century existence without automobiles.

Should the people there — whoever manages to survive the incessant death shots mislabeled “vaccines” — resort to horses and bicycles? The state has already banned gasoline-powered chainsaws, lawnmowers, and leaf blowers, making forestry work nearly impossible to accomplish. In a few more years, first responders won’t even be able to use gasoline vehicles to respond to emergencies… not that any police are going to stick around much longer in crime-infested cities like Los Angeles in the first place.

America and all of western civilization are crumbling at astonishing speed. Food, energy, transportation, election integrity, free speech, religious freedom, public safety, and the currency itself are all eroding right before our eyes, all while brain-dead Biden claims that Republicans are “a threat to democracy.”

The total takedown of America has been the goal all along, of course, among Democrats who despise families, children, and the rule of law. We now live in a nation where armed Antifa lunatics stand guard to protect trannies and child groomers — in the state of Texas, no less — while police are ordered to stand down and watch. If armed conservatives guarded a conservative speaker, that would be deemed an “insurrection” or an act of “extremism.” When armed Antifa guards transgenders and child groomers, everyone is told to just tolerate the insanity and let their children be indoctrinated by pedophiles and lunatics.

We have reached the last chapter of western civilization, and the collapse will be a living hell for everyone, including those who kept pushing for exactly what we’re seeing unfold. Sadly, we’ve been warning about all this in the alternative media for a long, long time. As they say, Alex Jones was right yet again, because he was warning about this outcome in the post-9/11 years of 2001 – 2010. Now, America is paying the price of not listening to the warnings… and it’s only going to get far worse from here.

Learn more in today’s hard-hitting Situation Update podcast at:

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Elon Musk Just Can’t Quit Fossil Fuels Yet

BY STEPHEN KRUISER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2022/08/30/the-morning-briefing-elon-musk-just-cant-quit-fossil-fuels-yet-n1625034;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Sascha’s ability to thread needles while singing John Denver songs in Dutch is always a hit at competitive quilting bees.

One of the things that has always intrigued me about Elon Musk is his ability to be a very forward-looking visionary while being honest about the realities of the present.

Most of the sustainable future Climate Church types act as if we can go from Point A to Point Z without hitting any of the 24 points between them. They truly believe that they can mandate the future. Just pass laws saying that all of the icky fossil fuel stuff has to be gone by a certain date and — Voila! — all of the alternatives will be fully functioning by then.

Of course, the more zealous among the Climate Church devotees would prefer that we put oil and coal companies out of business right away. As Chris writes, Musk doesn’t find that haste to be functional:

Reuters reports that Musk told reporters he thinks “we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will crumble.”

“One of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is the transition to sustainable energy and to a sustainable economy,” he added. “That will take some decades to complete.”

Not, “Things will be uncomfortable for a while,” but, “…civilization will crumble.”

Whether or not that’s entirely true, Musk’s lack of doctrinaire climate fanaticism is, as Chris put it, “refreshing.” He’s practical, while most of the rest of the sustainable crowd is so blinded by passion that we’re saddled with boondoggles like half a million dollars spent to repair parking lots in the name of climate change.

Musk is so loathed by leftists these days because he dares speak the truth about their various sacred cows and he’s too rich to cancel.

It’s a lot of fun watching him irritate them.

The mass culling of the HUMAN HERD is now under way… here’s exactly how it’s being accomplished to achieve mass extermination

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08-22-the-mass-culling-of-the-human-herd-is-now-under-way.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) Globalists see humanity as cattle (or sheeple) to be exploited for as long as needed, then culled like cattle herds when they are no longer useful. As a globalist advisor, Yuval Harari is now saying (paraphrased), that the age of humans is coming to an end on planet Earth, and globalists have activated a multi-faceted plan to “cleanse” the planet of all human beings.

If someone were to have some sick, twisted desire to kill off a herd of cattle, they could simply shut off the water and the food. Death would come in a matter of days or weeks at most. The same is happening right now to humans.

The water supply is being cut off via geoengineering, causing global droughts and widespread crop failures. Entire cities like Los Angeles and Los Vegas are being threatened with a terminated water supply in the years ahead.

The food supply is being decimated by cutting off fertilizer supplies and causing diesel fuel prices to go sky high while also attacking the supply chain that supplies agricultural equipment parts.

The result? Both the water supplies and food supplies are being cut off. The human herd is being culled in some of the same ways a herd of cattle might be eliminated.

Vaccines are designed to kill the gullible billions, and starvation will get the rest

Vaccines represent another kill vector for global depopulation. Because vaccines are voluntary, they are intended to easily kill off the gullible masses who are so ill-informed that they actually believe Big Government and Big Pharma want to save their lives. In reality, of course, the vaccines are biological weapons designed for infertility and depopulation. A huge percentage — we don’t yet know the final number — of those who have already taken the vaccines will die from self-assembling clots that we now know contain high concentrations of conductive elements such as Aluminum, Tin, and Sodium.

Those who resist the vaccines are harder to kill because they don’t line up and beg for death injections as the vaccine zealots do. Globalists intend to starve them to death with global food scarcity.

Right now, we already know there isn’t enough food in the pipeline to feed the world throughout 2023. It simply isn’t getting planted and harvested in sufficient quantities to feed 8 billion people.

Continued government attacks on the food supply — such as The Netherlands ordering ranchers to cull their herds — are designed to worsen food scarcity and accelerate mass starvation.

Relatively few people are getting prepared with backup food supplies. When the shelves are empty, they will panic.

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Globalists know a massive civilian uprising is just months away

In today’s Situation Update podcast (below), I explain that the globalist vaccine depopulation scheme has failed to kill off billions of people in the short amount of time that was intended. With food scarcity, energy scarcity, and water scarcity now reaching critical levels, mass uprisings are mere months away. Western Europe, in particular, is going to see civilian revolts this coming winter as millions find themselves freezing and starving.

The globalists know that worldwide food scarcity is already baked in. They also know the mass uprisings will commence as starvation and scarcity worsen. Thus, there is a countdown timeline in play that cannot be rescheduled.

As a result, they are in a huge hurry to kill off billions of human beings before the uprisings get out of hand and snowball beyond the ability of these governments to contain.

This is the real purpose behind the recruiting and arming of 87,000 new IRS agents who are being told they will need to use “deadly force” against the American people. In France, the Ministry of the Interior is hiring thousands of “green police” who will join armed brigades to supposedly prosecute “environmental crimes.” Yet the real purpose of all these armed government agencies in the USA, France, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, etc. is to carry out mass executions of civilians as the government’s war on humanity kicks into high gear.

The purpose of having a rogue FBI, armed IRS agents (armed with a massive new cache of ammunition and firearms), armed ATF agents, etc., is to have a private army that answers to the executive branch of government and that doesn’t fall under the jurisdiction of the US military, which cannot legally wage war on US soil. Federal agencies, however, can and will wage war against the American people. They are already doing it, with ATF agents now going door to door, demanding civilians surrender gun parts they legally purchased, for example. It’s going to be up to state governors to defend their residents against these federal tyrants, and that will spark regional warfare with states literally going to war with rogue federal agencies run by the illegitimate fake “resident in chief” Joe Biden.

Democrats, media and government are preparing to call for mass executions of all Christians and conservatives

Even right now, democrats, the government, and the media are claiming that all conservatives are terrorists, implying they all deserve to be exterminated. As Everett Piper writes in the Washington Times:

This past Tuesday, Democrat adviser Kurt Bardella called all Republicans a “domestic terrorist cell.” MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross agreed and said there should be no distinction between Republicans and “right-wing extremists.” At the same time, Peter Wehner, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, likened the Republican Party to a “dagger pointed at the throat of American democracy.” All this while FBI Director Christopher Wray added that any American flying the Gadsden — “Don’t Tread On Me” — flag is suspected of violent extremism.

Does it concern you that a group of Democrats holding power is now defining all Republicans as being “right-wing extremists” and a “threat to American democracy?”

Democrats, the government, and the media are gearing up to try to morally justify their “purge” of all conservatives, Christians, gun owners, pro-lifers, and Trump supporters.

Remember, these Democrats are the same people who mutilate the genitalia of their own children in the name of transgenderism. If they will mutilate their children, what do you think they will do to their perceived political enemies? …Especially if they can convince themselves that their enemies represent a “threat to democracy.”

To the skeptics who say ignorant things like, “The IRS is going to use those guns and ammo on the American people,” we ask: Who else would they be planning to use it on? Of course, it’s intended to use on Americans! Anyone who hasn’t yet come to realize that simple fact is probably not going to survive the next year in America.

Other vectors of depopulation being accelerated

If you’re wondering what can kill billions of people faster than mass starvation and crop failures, think grid-down scenarios. Any western government can sabotage their own domestic power grid and blame the Russians for “cyber attacks.” When the power grid is down, the financial system grinds to a halt. Chaos ensues. Mass looting and violence in the streets. Cops bug out. Civilians who are left behind get murdered, robbed, and raped. This will happen in nearly every blue city in America.

Within just a few months of a grid-down scenario, up to 90% of the population is dead from violence, starvation, exposure or disease. Understand that heating and air conditioning will not function. Municipal water systems won’t work, meaning there will be no tap water. Cell towers will not function. If you need to charge an electronic device, you’ll need solar panels and a solar generator. If you want to enjoy communications, you’ll need a satellite phone or satellite text messaging device (like the Bivy stick from our sponsor SAT123.com). If you want to eat, you’ll need stored food. If you don’t want to die from dehydration, you’ll need a water filter and a water source that you can safely and frequently access. You’ll also need lots of containers for storing and transporting water because you’ll need far more water than you think. (Figure 10 gallons per person per day as an absolute minimum.)

Understand that the globalists have only just begun to deploy their weapons against humanity. There’s much more they can unleash as needed, and if they don’t get the kill rate they’re wanting, they will just crank up the chaos until a sufficient number of billions are dead.

Humanity is being culled like cattle. Those who don’t see it will be among the first to be exterminated by it. But those who prepare have a realistic chance of making it through the genocide and participating in the rebuilding of human civilization on the other side.

Today’s Situation Update podcast spells it out in even more detail:

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Saudi prince who has invested heavily in US invested $500,000,000 in Russian firms at war onset

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/08/saudi-prince-who-has-invested-heavily-in-us-invested-500000000-in-russian-firms-at-war-onset;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

America finds itself in an economic nightmare and is in free fall internationally. Foreign countries and even enemies either respected or feared Donald Trump. He was wildly popular in India, which is now tightening its economic ties with Russia, and relations with Saudi Arabia were also warm. Even Putin stated that Trump should be respected for his “democratic mandate.” Joe Biden, on the other hand, is an international joke, as are his woke supporters.

Now news emerges that right before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Saudi Prince Alwaleed, who has invested heavily in American universities and other institutions, “invested more than $500 million in Russian firms around the time of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Following Saudi Arabia, Russia is the world’s largest oil and gas exporter.

Not long after the invasion, Foreign Policy magazine published an article, Biden Should Punish Saudi Arabia for Backing Russia which asserted:

As the United States and its allies stand united against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Saudi Arabia is siding with Russia. By failing to publicly condemn the invasion and reiterating its commitment to the OPEC+ agreement, the Saudi government exposed cracks in its long-standing partnership with the United States.

But action by the Saudis may not have been due to any “cracks.” One can argue that all countries with alliances that are purely economic, and not based on shared values, will experience inevitable “cracks” in the partnership. The shift in Saudi loyalties has more to do with Joe Biden, as does the shift in India. The Saudi shift, accompanied by Alwaleed’s investment, was an omen for America under Biden: a global realignment is taking place. No one respects America under Joe Biden, except the hopelessly woke.

“Saudi Billionaire Made $500 Million Russia Bet at War Onset,” by Matthew Martin, Bloomberg News, August 15, 2022:

(Bloomberg) — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal invested more than $500 million in Russian firms around the time of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, in a sign of the careful political position the Gulf state has maintained with its OPEC+ partner.

Prince Alwaleed’s investment firm, Kingdom Holding Co., acquired depositary receipts issued by Gazprom PSJC, Lukoil PJSC and Rosneft PJSC in February, according to a stock exchange filing. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.

No specific dates for the investments were given, and the Saudi firm didn’t respond to questions about whether it still owned them. The value of all those depositary receipts dropped rapidly after the war began, when trading in Moscow was halted and western sanctions were imposed on Russia.

Alwaleed, whose grandfather was the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, is one of the country’s richest men and most high profile international investors. More recently he has been eclipsed by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, chaired by his cousin, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which acquired a 16.9% stake in Kingdom Holding Co. in May….

SUPPLY CHAIN COLLAPSE! – A Globalist Agenda – From The Climate HOAX To Civil Unrest!

Josh Sigurdson reports on the long-thought-out modus operandi of the establishment as the supply chain collapses and the globalists come in with their "replacement." Technocracy.

As central bank digital currencies around the world are readied and attached to social credit and carbon credit systems, magically, the world is being hit by all of the crises that would lead to such tyranny as a so-called solution.

This is a planned collapse. The hope of the state is dependency and with that compliance to a new level of tyranny, the likes of which we've never seen before.

In this video, we talk about the planned collapse of the supply chain, the false flag blackouts, food and power rationing, and more.

Everything is Worse, and You are Just Supposed to Take It~Lower your expectations, serfs.

BY KURT SCHLICHTER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/everything-worse-and-you-are-just-supposed-take-it-kurt-schlichter/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

If you peasants can be convinced to settle for less, that would sure be convenient for our garbage ruling caste since it has proven itself utterly incapable of even marginal performance in achieving merely the bare minimum standards of its job. Do you have security? How about prosperity? Does the future look bright?

No. 

No, everything is much, much worse now than it was just a few years ago, and you are insane, stupid, and/or an insurrectionist for merely noticing, much less saying so. It's all a conspiracy theory, the "conspiracy" is seeing and talking about what everyone sees is happening right in front of us. 

Speaking of worse, why are 90% of airplane passengers complete idiots starting the moment they get on board? 

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Lower Your Expectations, Serfs

You are asking for too much, you terrible person. You want cheap gas and a functioning supply chain, air conditioning and not to eat bugs. But most of all, you expect the elite to actually do its job, and for that, you are terrible. And racist. 

Bums litter our streets figuratively and – in ghastly form – literally. Criminals run rampant unmolested by the gendarmes, who have been told – expressly and impliedly – to let the crooks be. Our economy is sensational, groovy, glorious – except for the inflation and the hollowing out of your 401K. Try to buy a house instead of renting – just try. 

The globalist elite has failed in doing what we want, but it seems to be doing what it wants. It is gathering power and payoffs unto itself, and that is precisely the goal. If we are worrying about feeding our families – and they control the food – then we are less likely to get uppity and demand that our elite not suck. 

The problem for them is that, at least in America, we still have some power to change things without conflict. But elsewhere, where the path to peaceful change is blocked by undemocratic regimes, it's getting ugly. In Sri Lanka, where the government decided to ban fertilizer because some Davos nimrods wished to appease an angry weather goddess, they rebelled. In Holland, the Dutch farmers are rebelling in order to save their farms from a similar fate. But in Canada, the truckers rebelled, and they were crushed. Now, Trudeaussolini is trying the same fertilizer scam. Who had "Famine in Manitoba" on his 2022 bingo card? 

And here in America, they tried to ban modern guns. I wonder why. 

The real defining election issue for the next couple of decades is going to be whether we choose to move into a future of shared prosperity, where everyone lives free and safe and well, or toward the WEF feudalism model where we own nothing, have no freedom, and obey our unaccomplished overlords. That is how we need to put it. If you vote for a Democrat, you vote for tampon shortages and auto burglaries, at least for the time being until they ban private automobiles. Oh, and let's not forget mutilating your kid both mentally with CRT and physically with surgery via elite gender nonsense. 

They really do hate you, and they really do want you dead or enslaved. And until every Republican politician gets that, until they learn what time it is, we're going to merely manage the decline instead of going on the counter-offensive and wreaking these people and their trash ideology once and for all. 

Are People on Planes Getting Dumber?

Yes, definitely. 

I have had to fly a lot in recent weeks in connection with my new non-fiction book, "We'll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America" – six weeks, six trips. One thing has become abundantly clear. People are getting dumber, and there's no better demonstration than taking a flight. 

First of all, flights are unbelievably expensive. It's incredible. An economy ticket is what a first-class fare would have been when Trump was in office, and now a first-class ticket requires your firstborn. And for some reason, the crews now feel like they have to talk to you all the time. Safety briefing? Fine. But I don't need the pilot's musings on his thoughts about life. Fly the damn plane. If we're hitting turbulence, warn us. Tell us when we are arriving. Otherwise, silence. I want to sit there and stew unharangued.

And no, I do not need to hear about your wonderful credit card offers or be warned not to drink my own booze – like every normal person, I hit the bar before I fly instead of sneaking snorts of McCallan in my seat like a teen raiding dad's liquor cabinet. Here's one idea, though. Adequate ground staffing so that there is more than one person checking luggage for 300 people. It's like every flight is a surprise – "Gee, who would have thought a 777 would hold a lot of people?" 

And the passengers… cue the circus music. Look, I don't think you need a top hat and tails to fly, but a lot of these people dress like hobos who got vomited up by other hobos. The boarding process is a parade of muffin tops and tacky tatts. Thanks for the glimpse of your pierced navel, lady – here's an idea: Wear a shirt.

Carry-on luggage…who is unaware that bin space is tight and that your steamer trunk won't fit? Check your damn bags, people. I was consigned to steerage once, and this dude from some bizarre foreign country is sitting there and in the foot space where my feet go is this giant lute – I think it was an oud. And he looks at me like I'm the idiot when I say, "Hey, you need to get your blanking oud out of my seat." We did not chat on the flight, so some good came of it. 

Crying kids. I get it. Been there. Crying kids are part of life, and we need to deal. I am not complaining about that. We need strong young to fight communists, so children should be encouraged and parents rewarded instead of hassled. But you don't have to let your kid sing a song. Unless it is "Love Will Tear Us Apart" or "Anarchy in the UK" – that would rock. 

Then there are the masked people with their masked children. I don't wear masks because I am a man, so I get dirty looks when they have to sit around me. Drones. Oh, and another thing – do not have long, loud cell chats as we board. "Hi, getting on the plane. Call you when I land." That is the totality of an appropriate cell call on a plane, not some lengthy digression about how Lou in marketing was telling Sheila to get her TP46 forms organized, but she thought he said TP47 forms, and shenanigans ensued. Just sit there on the plane in uncomfortable silence as Team Dumbass tries to figure out how storage bins work. 

Rant complete.

 

 

Thanks, Joe: Iran has made $44,700,000,000 in illegal oil sales since Biden took office

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/08/thanks-joe-iran-has-made-44700000000-in-illegal-oil-sales-since-biden-took-office;

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Biden’s handlers’ relentless determination to appease the Islamic Republic has ended up lavishly financing the global jihad.

“Cash Bonanza: Iran Has Made $44.7 Billion in Illegal Oil Sales Since Biden Took Office,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 2, 2022:

Iran’s illegal oil trade has boomed under the Biden administration, with the hardline regime selling more than $44 billion worth of its heavily sanctioned oil to regimes like China, Syria, and Venezuela, according to figures published by a watchdog group.

From January 2021, when President Joe Biden took office, to June 2022, Iran sold around $44.7 billion in oil primarily to China. The regime’s export revenues between March 2021 and March 2022 from oil, gas, and related products “totaled $39 billion, compared [with] $22 billion for the previous year—a rise of 77 percent and an extra $17 billion,” according to United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), a watchdog group that tracks Iran’s network of illegal oil tankers.

“This drastic increase in revenue is not surprising when you look at the increase in oil exports that have occurred under the Biden administration,” UANI chief of staff Claire Jungman told the Washington Free Beacon. “This is the result of terminally lax sanctions enforcement.”

In addition to looser sanctions on Iran, the Biden administration has turned a blind eye to enforcement as it seeks to ink a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear deal. These moves are meant to appease Iran and cajole it into signing a deal that will remove virtually all sanctions on the hardline regime, including its oil trade. China is the primary beneficiary of this policy, with Iranian oil imports quadrupling to the country in 2021 to $23.1 billion. The China-Iran oil pipeline is on pace to hit around $27 billion in 2022, according to UANI’s figures.

If sanctions on Iran are lifted as part of a new nuclear deal, Iran-China trade could reach around $60 billion per year, according to one former U.S. official.

“China made a mockery of the credibility of our sanctions programs and emboldened rogue actors across the world to follow suit,” Gabriel Noronha, a State Department special adviser for Iran during the Trump administration, told the Free Beacon.

Iran’s foreign currency reserves— which were nearly drained under the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign—will have “increased nearly tenfold by the end of this year,” according to Noronha.

“The United States refused to enforce its sanctions even while Iran was continuing to advance its nuclear program and its regional terror attacks,” Noronha said. “The result was that Iran’s economy revived itself.”

This financial relief gave Iran a cushion and lessened pressure that could have forced it into accepting a more stringent nuclear deal.

“The Iranian leadership does not feel pressure to finalize the nuclear deal because they’ve already enjoyed the benefits of effective sanctions relief,” Noronha said. “The fact that the Biden administration can’t even manage a return to the notoriously weak [nuclear deal] is evidence of the sheer diplomatic malpractice carried out by the Biden administration, particularly Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. envoy for Iran Rob Malley.”

As Iran and China boost their oil alliance, the U.S. emergency crude stockpiles dropped to their lowest levels in 37 years. This comes after the Biden administration agreed to sell China several million barrels from the U.S. stores, sparking a congressional investigation….

Russia drops gas pipeline supply to Germany by half while building massive new pipeline with China

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/07/russia-drops-gas-pipeline-supply-to-germany-by-half-while-building-massive-new-pipeline-with-china;

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The West is crumbling under the globalist Great Reset while Russia, China, and Iran are increasingly aggressive. Germany is now seeing unexpected runaway inflation because of a reduction in gas supply from Russia. Globalists focused on their misguided green plans, but those plans are now backfiring. Green-pushing Germany is turning to coal to offset the gas crisis stemming from Russia’s gas restriction.

Russia has dropped its gas pipeline supply to Germany by half, while building a massive new pipeline with China.

With the global mega shift, other countries are reshuffling for survival as well. Russia is also now expanding the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) — “a 7,200-kilometre (4,474-mile) network of railroads, highways and maritime routes that connects Russia and India through Iran.” India is excited about the project since it allows it to bypass Pakistan. And in June, Iran launched a “pilot transit of goods from Russia to India using the INSTC.”

The worst enemies of America are realigning to strengthen their economies, while Joe Biden compounds his failures and “progressives” remain fixated on transgender issues and how to sink Donald Trump.

Trump was ridiculed at the UN when he warned Germany about its dependence on Russian oil; Germany has now admitted it was wrong.

Even in the face of the mess that Biden continues to make of America, the Leftist hounds are still primarily focused on Trump for whatever role they conjured up — despite evidence to the contrary — that he supposedly played on January 6, 2021. Democrats are doing everything they can to continue the globalist agenda of the Great Reset that would see America destroyed. They are also fully aware of what Trump’s Make America Great Again plan would do to their global Great Reset.

“Germany accuses Russia of ‘power play’ as gas pipeline supply drops by half,” by Philip Oltermann, Guardian, June 27, 2022:

Germany has accused Moscow of engaging in “power play” over energy exports, as Russian state-run Gazprom further throttled gas supplies into Europe.

As announced two days earlier, the energy giant on Wednesday reduced the gas flow through Nord Stream 1 to 33m cubic metres a day – about 20% of the pipeline’s total capacity and half the amount it has been delivering since resuming service last week after 10 days of maintenance work.

According to network data from the gas transfer station in Lubmin, north-east Germany, only about 17m kilowatt hours of gas arrived between 8am and 9am, compared with more than 27m kWh between 6am and 7am.

Meanwhile, the Italian energy major Eni said it had been told by Gazprom it would only receive “approximately 27m cubic metres” of natural gas on Wednesday, down from around 34m cubic metres in recent days.

The Russian gas firm said gas flow was down because one of the last two operating turbines had to be halted due to a “technical condition of the engine” – an argument the German government in strong terms dismissed as a made-up pretext….

“Sabotage Joe” fake president threatens to declare CLIMATE EMERGENCY and invoke destructive executive orders to shut down America’s entire energy infrastructure

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-20-sabotage-joe-fake-president-threatens-to-declare-climate-emergency.html;

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(Natural News) Imagine America with no more offshore oil rigs functioning at all. Imagine a ban on the construction of new refineries or pipelines. Consider the horrifying ramifications of our entire nation being plunged into a Sri Lanka-style collapse with engineered fuel scarcity affecting trains, long-haul trucks, and all forms of transportation.

Imagine no more. “Sabotage Joe” is reportedly planning on declaring a climate emergency and invoking executive orders that would make all these things a reality.

With these executive orders, America would be plunged into Third World status, with near-total economic collapse, mass starvation, widespread power grid failures, and civil unrest events off the charts. This is the plan of the climate cultists who are now at war with human civilization and who seek the complete dismantling of fossil fuel infrastructure across planet Earth, even if it means billions of people are plunged into poverty and starvation. (See Climate.news for more coverage of the climate cult.)

Climate cultists demand Sabotage Joe dismantle America’s fossil fuel infrastructure and leave the country in shambles

As both the Washington Post and Associated Press are reporting, Joe Biden is poised to declare a climate emergency and sign executive orders that would strangle America’s energy infrastructure. Biden’s destructive executive orders are reported to be based on this document from The Center for Biological Diversity, which outlines the following demands to collapse America’s energy infrastructure:

  1. Banning all oil exports from America, bankrupting many of America’s oil companies.
    1. Ban all oil extraction and exploration from 11 million acres of ocean waters off the coastline of the continental United States. This would drive a stake through the heart of America’s energy supply and bankrupt oil operations nationwide.
    2. Ban the importation of most fossil fuels, making sure that America’s collapsing domestic supply could not be replaced with energy from other countries.
    3. Halt oil extraction from the Permian Basin, which currently supplies about 25% of America’s domestic oil. The EPA is also trying to do this through a regulatory attack.
    4. Ban construction of most fossil fuel infrastructure projects such as refineries, pipelines or drilling rigs.

Taken together, these actions represent a suicide cult blueprint for the collapse of America by taking away the energy infrastructure that allows this nation to operate. Without oil and natural gas, the United States of America would have no way to transport coal to power plants, resulting in nationwide blackouts and the collapse of most industry and private sector operations. This, in turn, would result in mass joblessness, homelessness and destitution.

Without affordable fuel for transportation and logistics:

  • Food would not be delivered to grocery stores
  • Agriculture and farming operations would cease
  • All construction and road repair would grind to a halt
  • Coal would not be delivered to power plants
  • Consumer goods would not get delivered to retail stores
  • No replacement parts would be available for anything: Air conditioners, tractors, cars, buses, airplanes, etc.

In essence, if these executive orders are invoked and allowed to stand, it would mean the total destruction of America and a catastrophic collapse into a Third World existence. Almost certainly, at least 200 million Americans would die in the collapse due to mass starvation, violence, social unrest, suicides and more. The nation would be gutted.

This is apparently what climate cultists want, of course: The complete extermination of human civilization, which they consider to be a scourge on the planet. To save the Earth, they believe, they must wipe out most human beings living today. Achieving that requires an economic collapse and widespread food scarcity, so these policies are designed to achieve precisely those outcomes.

Climate cultists are eco-terrorists

Because climate cultists believe they are fighting for the very survival of the planet, there’s no limit to the number of human beings they will murder to achieve their stated goals. That’s why climate cultists are actually eco-terrorists who repeatedly target human civilization and human infrastructure with acts of sabotage. They see human infrastructure as destructive and human beings as carbon polluters. They will not be satisfied until they tear down every system that keeps humanity alive, including agriculture, transportation, and the power grid.

Only in darkness and destitution will the climate cultists find happiness. When billions die, the cities have collapsed and the roads are empty climate cultists will finally claim to have achieved “sustainability,” even though most of them will have already died from their own self-induced starvation. If we turn our policies over to these left-wing lunatics, we join their suicide cult that can only end in global depopulation, starvation, and suffering.

The world needs fossil fuels to function. If you shut down the fossil fuel infrastructure while falsely claiming to be in a “transition” to green energy, you only end up transitioning into mass global death and suffering. Green energy isn’t yet able to power tractors, transport trucks, trains and a reliable power grid. Until that day comes — which will require decades of research into improved batteries, hot fusion and cold fusion energy systems — shutting down fossil fuels is a suicide mission.

Elections have consequences. Rigged elections have catastrophic consequences.

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Biden intentionally destroying U.S. economy and sabotaging the American energy sector

Image: Biden intentionally destroying U.S. economy and sabotaging the American energy sector

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-20-biden-intentionally-destroying-economy-and-energy-sector.html;

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(Natural News) It’s become patently obvious that Joe Biden’s handlers, all of whom are sycophantic left-wing followers of Barack Obama, are intentionally destroying our economy and the American energy sector because poor people are much easier to control as slaves.

That’s the view of Fox News host and top radio talker Mark Levin, who explained what was going on during a recent program on the network.

“Joe Biden and the Democrat Party are, in fact, responsible for sabotaging our economy and sabotaging our energy industry. It has nothing to do with foreign forces and foreign powers or boogeymen. It has something to do with actual policies that have been in the process now for decades,” the host said in his opening monologue on Sunday’s “Life, Liberty, & Levin” program on Fox, which added:

Levin said the policies Democrats “put under the nomenclature of climate change or the Green New Deal” were originally introduced in the 1970s at a conference in Europe where academics, professors, Marxist activists, and left-wing politicians came up with climate control as a system through which they would push their economic agenda.

“[German philosopher Karl] Marx hated the industrial society, and he was relatively shocked when he saw, particularly in the latter parts of his life, that in the United States, as our industries grew, as our capitalist system expanded economic activity and prosperity, that rather than the proletariat, the workers rising up and overthrowing the bourgeoisie, the owners and the managers, quite the opposite occurred,” Levin explained.

“The lifestyle for most people went up,” Levin said. “We created this vast middle class, which is the heart and soul of America and the American system. It’s the opposite of what Marx intended. And the leftists have been fighting this ever since for the last 100 years, and now it’s come to a head.”

He went on to point out that the Biden regime is replete with the “most radical appointees” ever named to head up various federal departments in the country’s history, and of course, that was by design.

“They are abiding by this half-century old degrowth movement. They can call it whatever they want, but that’s exactly what it is. It is a war on capitalism. And you know what? It’s working,” he said, going on to blast the Biden admin excuse that prices of food, gasoline, diesel fuel, and nearly everything else Americans need on a daily basis is the fault of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the so-called “Putin Price Hike” lie.

What’s more, Levin is well aware of what the plan is over the long haul: Break the economy and leave it broken.

“It’s not Putin. It’s not the world economy. It is Biden and the Biden administration and the Democrats who have embraced every syllable of this propaganda,” he said. “Let me be abundantly clear,” he said.

“This has nothing to do with Russia invading Ukraine. It has nothing to do with Saudi Arabia. It has nothing to do with anything but Joe Biden, the Democrat Congress, and the radicals. And you know what their plan is to fix the energy situation? They have no plan. They broke the system, and they have no intention of fixing it,” he added.

WATCH:

Not all Democrats have lost their minds.

Sen. Joe Manchin of W. Va. has regularly blasted Biden and his own party for inflationary policies that are reaming average Americans.

“No matter what spending aspirations some in Congress may have, it is clear to anyone who visits a grocery store or a gas station that we cannot add any more fuel to this inflation fire,” he said, echoing a familiar theme that he believes massive government spending is in large part responsible for runaway inflation, now at the highest levels in more than 40 years.

“Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country are feeling as costs continue to rise at a historic rate,” Manchin added in a statement posted to his Senate website.

“9.1% is cause for serious concern. Items like chicken, eggs and lunchmeat have increased to new highs, while energy costs rose more than 40% in June with those that can least afford it suffering the most,” he said.

Sources include:

FoxNews.com

PatriotsForAmerica.news

Top 7 ways Biden Regime is decimating America and the populace

Image: Top 7 ways Biden Regime is decimating America and the populace

BY S.D. WELLS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-18-top-7-ways-biden-regime-is-decimating-america.html;

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(Natural News) There is no longer “safety in numbers,” especially when it comes to about 200 million Americans taking the advice and guidance of the US government and regulatory agencies. Anyone who takes the advice of the FDA and CDC is venturing down a rabbit hole of dangerous, experimental medications and pesticide-laden, processed GMO food, all of which fuels the chronic sick care industry of America. To rub salt in that ‘long term’ wound, the economy is quickly crashing and burning (by design), causing consumers and patients to spend even more of the quickly-dwindling money they have left. Misinformation is at an all-time high, and it’s mostly thanks to the FDA, the CDC, and the highly corrupt Biden Regime. Let’s take a closer look.

Apocalyptic Problems: Food shortages, deadly COVID jabs, skyrocketing inflation, mass-disinformation

The combination of major issues Americans face today is leading to mass casualties and apocalyptic situations. None of these problems are accidental or caused by natural forces, but rather are well-planned and executed by corrupt corporations, government agencies, and of course, Big Pharma.

Chronic inflammation, for example, has always been a problem for the majority of Americans who eat processed food daily, drink tap water, take prescription drugs, and get every vaccine the CDC recommends. Now, the Fauci Flu clot shots are clogging the vascular system of hundreds of millions of ‘patients’ with spike proteins that exacerbate health problems to the fullest extent.

Now the FDA and CDC are pushing these dangerous, experimental gene therapy injections for children, babies, and pregnant women alike. This will surely skyrocket the ‘sudden death syndrome’ that’s sweeping the nation, and the ‘spontaneous abortions’ that are supposedly unexplainable by doctors.

The majority of Americans are still falling for the age-old, lying mantra about vaccines that they are “safe and effective,” when they are actually very dangerous and ineffective.

Supply chain issues are all by design, thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, factory shutdowns, fires, explosions, and employee firings over non-compliance with illegal vaccine mandates. This is driving the cost of everything through the roof, and most families can barely afford their energy bills, mortgage, rent, food, medicine, fuel, and other basic necessities and supplies.

America’s food and fuel production infrastructure is being dismantled purposely by the evil Biden Regime

Life and living is hard enough without the government purposely wrecking every working system around. Worried about the pandemic? Don’t get “vaccinated” with protein prions that clog your blood and cleansing organs. Tough to pay the bills because taxes are high and pay is low? Inflation is only worsening by the day, so there’s no relief there. Trying to eat healthy to boost your immune system? Good luck. The US government is trying to transition everyone to eating only lab-concocted food that causes cancer, so no help there. Trying to run a business so you can be your own boss and retire early? The Biden Regime is trying to bankrupt all private businesses using COVID-19 as an excuse while choking out the supply chain and printing trillions of dollars to wreck the economy. No help there. In fact, it’s just the opposite – pure decimation of every working system.

Top 7 ways Biden Regime is decimating America and all Americans

#1. Pushing toxic, blood-clotting, spike protein injections for everyone, including babies

#2. Ending all domestic fossil fuel production

#3. Burning and exploding food factories and fertilizer plants

#4. Blocking and suffocating the supply chain in order to usher in lab-made food

#5. Printing and laundering trillions of dollars that drive inflation through the roof

#6. Censoring all information that protects the health and safety of Americans

#7. Fostering the biggest misinformation campaign ever about war and vaccines

Do your own research and don’t use Google. Try the search engine Brave BETA and get more truth news and real information. Bookmark Censored.news to your favorite websites for truth news that’s being censored from the rest of the media as you read this.

Sources for this article include:

NaturalNews.com

Censored.news

Oklahoma natural gas plant explodes, damaging critical NGL hub

Image: Oklahoma natural gas plant explodes, damaging critical NGL hub

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-12-oklahoma-natural-gas-plant-explodes-damaging-hub.html;

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(Natural News) One of the country’s leading midstream natural gas service providers went up in flames over the weekend in yet another mysterious explosion incident.

ONEOK, Inc., a large-scale operator of major natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, had its NGL fractionation facility in Medford, located about 85 miles south of Wichita, Kan., explode out of nowhere on Saturday, potentially disrupting the flow of hydrocarbons to energy export hubs on the Texas Gulf Coast.

As we reported back in June, another major natural gas terminal, this one owned by Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas, also went up in flames this year.

“There is an active incident at the plant south of town, and we are asking all residents south of Main Street to evacuate your homes and go to the Medford public school building,” announced the Grant County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook.

Video footage of the Oklahoma explosion, shared by KWCH Eyewitness News, can be seen below:

KWTX News 10 also shared footage from a different angle:

In a statement, ONEOK explained that the “incident” did not result in any injuries that the company is “aware of.” ONEOK continues to work with local emergency responders and “appreciate[s] their quick response.”

“Our focus continues working with emergency responders to extinguish the fire and the safety of the surrounding community and our employees,” the company added.

At least four natural gas plants have exploded in the U.S. since early June

The NGL products that ONEOK handles just so happen to be used broadly in all sectors of the United States economy. The company’s now-badly damaged fractionation plant separates NGLs into various NGL products including ethane, propane, butane, and natural gas.

According to reports, NGL products are used in inputs for petrochemical plants, such as for the purpose of generating electricity at power plants, creating fuel for cooking, and mixing fuel for vehicles.

ONEOK’s Medford fractionation facility feeds NGL products directly into pipelines that run through Texas to Mont Belvieu on the Gulf Coast, a major export hub for energy products.

“There’s no word (yet) on disruptions to pipeline flows,” one report explained.

Since early June, at least four different natural gas facilities, just in the U.S. alone, have exploded or caught on fire under mysterious circumstances. One of them was the Freeport facility on June 8, as well as the:

• Petro Star refinery explosion in Valdez, Ak., on June 27

  • Energy Transfer pipeline explosion in Wallis, Tx., on July 7

These explosions follow a spate of similar explosions and fires at food processing plants, dozens of which have been partially or fully destroyed over the past several months.

The ONEOK and other natural gas explosions come at the worst possible time for the Texas power grid, about half of which is powered by natural gas. Texas is currently in the throes of the very hot summer season, which means more power outages could soon be on the way for Texans.

“This is a highly organized takedown of the U.S.,” wrote a commenter on a news story about the ONEOK explosion. “Energy infrastructure has been hobbled and food production, too – even baby formula.”

“Death jabs, collapsed supply chains, etc.”

Another wrote that the explosions could be the result of having to run refineries at 95-98 percent capacity “to try to offset Biden’s idiocy.”

It is really starting to seem like these explosions are intentional and planned. More of the latest can be found at Collapse.news.

Sources for this article include:

ZeroHedge.com

NaturalNews.com

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First Oklahoma, now Texas: Another natural gas facility EXPLODES

https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-12-oklahoma-texas-another-natural-gas-facility-explodes.html

President Biden Sells U.S. Reserve Oil to Chinese Firm Connected to Son

BY STEVE BYAS

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/president-biden-sells-u-s-reserve-oil-to-chinese-firm-connected-to-son/;

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Included in the American oil being shipped out of the country during a time of extremely high gasoline prices is nearly one million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese firm — owned by that country’s communist government — in which Hunter Biden’s equity company held a $1.7 billion stake. The 950,000 barrels sold to Unipec, the trading arm of Sinopec, make up part of the five million barrels of oil exported after President Joe Biden released oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was created during the administration of Richard Nixon for use in times of national emergency. At the time, the United States was heavily dependent upon foreign oil, and it was argued that the SPR could help if those foreign sources were cut off in time of war or other national emergency. Congress authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to help prevent a repetition of the economic dislocation caused by the 1973-1974 Arab oil embargo. Biden, however, has decided to release some of the oil just to bring down the price of gasoline at the pump, as those high prices are hurting him politically. (Of course, this release has little impact on pump prices, but Biden is no doubt hoping that consumers will think he is doing something to help them.)

He has even taken to denouncing local retailers for not lowering their gasoline prices at the pump.

China is not the only destination for U.S. oil, as the Biden administration is releasing about a million barrels of oil per day from the SPR, which now has the least oil in reserve since 1986. The Department of Energy released a statement defending the releases, saying, “The SPR remains a critical energy security tool to address global crude oil supply disruptions.”

Before Biden took office, the United States had become independent of foreign sources of oil, the price of gasoline at the pump was around $2 per gallon, and the SPR was well-supplied. Now, however, under Biden’s policies designed to cut back on oil production, supposedly to combat “climate change,” oil prices have soared to over $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices at the pump have increased dramatically, to over $5 a gallon — and in some places in the United States, to over $6 a gallon.

The mainstream media, however, have chosen not to give much coverage to this aspect of the oil price story, particularly the sale of American oil to a firm wholly owned by the Chinese Communist Party. They continue to generally ignore stories related to Biden’s son, Hunter, and the connections Joe Biden has had with his son’s business dealings.

One can only imagine the media frenzy that would have ensued if one of President Donald Trump’s sons had had such dealings, i.e., if President Trump had told a foreign country that they were being cut off from a billion-dollar loan guarantee unless they fired their state prosecutor — a state prosecutor who was investigating a firm in which Trump’s son was involved as a director.

But American oil is not just being sent out of the country to China.

In addition to exports to Communist China, almost half a million barrels of U.S. oil have been sent by Phillips 66 to Trieste, Italy. From Trieste, a pipeline sends the oil to refineries in Europe. So, while Biden shuts down pipelines that could bring more oil to the United States and reduce prices here, American oil is being sent to pipelines in Europe to lower prices there. Europe is desperate for oil to make up for the loss of oil from Russia due to the war with Ukraine.

The inventory of U.S. crude is now at its lowest level in nearly 20 years. Despite Biden’s demagoguery against oil companies, and even local businesses selling gasoline, oil refineries are running near capacity.

It needs to be emphasized that this is a result of the deliberate policy choices of the Biden administration. They contend that oil and gas are making a major contribution to global warming, and have proudly said that they want to reduce the consumer use of oil and gas. Heavy regulations of the oil industry are intended to reduce the supply of oil. Basic economics teaches that if one decreases the supply of a product when there is no decrease in demand, the price will rise. Yet Biden, in demagogic fashion, blames oil companies and local retailers for the high prices that his policies have contributed to greatly.

Local retailers have a very slim profit margin from the sale of gasoline at the pump, and many convenience stores have gas pumps just to get customers into the stores to buy their other products. Biden knows all of this — unless he has forgotten it.

The solution is to return to the commonsense policies of the previous administration — policies that had made the United States energy independent.

Biden’s policies only make sense if the goal is to make America more dependent on foreign sources because he is not for American independence in oil or anything else.

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