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As governors and President Donald Trump consider ways to prematurely open up America amid the still-unfolding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are risking much more than just lives.

They are actually putting our entire food supply chain at risk, and once that collapse begins, like a jetliner spiraling out of control, there will be no way to stop the crash.

As reported by The Hill, our fragile ‘just in time’ food chain can still be impacted in ways that would only compound the economic destruction and death coronavirus has already caused: 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended food supply chains, led to closures of meat producing plants and left Americans with the unsettling experience of seeing empty shelves at supermarkets.

Coupled with the run on toilet paper that led to severe shortages, recent events are leading Americans to wonder if the nation’s food supply is secure.

Experts claim that, for the most part, Americans don’t really have to worry about food supplies. But these are some of the same people, no doubt, who told us we had ‘nothing to fear’ from coronavirus. And besides, there have already been shortages of more than just TP; food supplies have been stretched nearly to the breaking point in some places.

“I think we have a strong food supply system, and it’s diversified enough to provide the products to consumers,” said Olga Isengildina Massa, an associate professor of agriculture and applied economics at Virginia Tech.

But then she adds this qualifier: “Obviously it has a lot of hiccups right now, but we’re working through the system.”

The Hill noted there are five ways our food infrastructure could collapse. (Related: Here’s what happens next: Lockdowns will be prematurely ended without necessary mask mandates; things will look fine for 6-8 weeks, then a new EXPLOSION of coronavirus infections will emerge.)

Viral outbreaks at food processing centers. This has already happened. While South Dakota did not have many cases of coronavirus overall, the one hot spot was at a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant. As Buzzfeed News reported, as many as 700 of the plant’s 3,700 workers may be infected. In any event, the plant has been closed indefinitely.

And last week, the company announced it is closing two additional processing plants — in Cudahy, WI., and Martin City, MO. 

On Wednesday, Tyson Foods closed “an Iowa plant that is critical to the nation’s pork supply but had been devastated by a growing coronavirus outbreak,” the New York Post reported. The plant accounts for about 4 percent of the total U.S. pork production and it, too, is now closed indefinitely.

Also, producers Cargill and JBS have been forced to close plants, The Hill adds.

The chairman of Tyson Foods has issued a stark warning to Americans following the shuttering of multiple meat processing plants across the country: “The food supply chain is breaking.”

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The agriculture industry’s reliance on guest workers. On Monday, President Trump announced he was suspending nearly all immigration for at least 60 days, but that does not include a ban on guest workers.

But that means migrant guest workers have to be available. Right now, most of those workers come from Mexico, which is currently bracing for a surge in cases, according to the L.A. Times.

“I’ve marveled at how well the produce section is stocked, but I’m hearing that problems are coming because of immigration problems,” Connie Weaver, an emeritus professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, said.

Supply chain mismatches. Oddly, as some store shelves remain empty of goods and foods, farmers are having to dump milk and leave produce in the fields to rot because they don’t have any market for them. Many of those producers rely on restaurants and schools, and those remain closed.

Food insecurity. That is growing, simply because as more Americans lose jobs and benefits, they are more likely to go hungry. Worse, food banks are running low or are completely out of food at times, a real disaster at a critical moment of need.

Delivery problems. For now, most truckers are on the road, but what if the virus spread again thanks to the loosening of stay-at-home rules? A massive hit to the trucking industry means that millions of Americans will literally starve — or get killed trying to steal food.



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Food Banks Overwhelmed As America’s “Working Poor” Starve During Lockdown

America is crashing into a depression. In just two weeks, 10 million people have claimed unemployment benefits. This has put unprecedented stress on food bank networks across the country, a new investigation via The Guardian shows

The US labor market is in free fall – the increasing lockdowns across major US metropolitan areas have forced millions of people out of work and into a hunger crisis. 

The Guardian shows demand for food aid in some regions of the country has surged eightfold in recent weeks as RealInvestmentAdvice.com’s Lance Roberts warns the unemployment rates in the US could spike to levels not seen since the “Great Depression,” or about 15-20% in the second quarter. 

The National Guard has been deployed for a variety of reasons: One is to support local area hospital systems, another is to maintain social order, and now soldiers in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Phoenix have supported food banks to ensure shortages do not materialize, mostly because that would trigger social unrest among the working poor. 

“I’ve been in this business over 30 years, and nothing compares to what we’re seeing now. Not even when the steel mills closed down did we see increased demand like this,” said Sheila Christopher, director of Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, which represents 18 food banks across 67 counties.


The Guardian provides a snapshot of the unprecedented demand for hitting food banks: 

  • In Amherst, home to the University of Massachusetts’ largest campus, the pantry distributed 849% more food in March compared with the previous year. The second-largest increase in western Massachusetts was 748% at the Pittsfield Salvation Army pantry.
  • The Grace Klein community food pantry in Jefferson county, which has the largest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Alabama, provided 5,076 individuals with food boxes last week – a 90% increase on the previous week.
  • In southern Arizona, demand has doubled, with pantries supplying groceries to 4,000 households every day – double the number supplied in March 2019. “We saw an increase during the federal government shutdown but nothing as rapid, massive or overwhelming as this,” said Michael McDonald, CEO of the Community Food Bank of South Arizona.
  • A helpline set up by the Greater Pittsburgh community food bank has received more than a thousand calls in the past two weeks, 90% of which came from newly unemployed people. Here, pantries ordered 50% to 60% more food for March and April than usual.
  • The Lakeview Pantry in Chicago is on track to provide food for as many as 2,000 individuals this week – compared with 1,100 before the coronavirus crisis.
  • The north Florida food bank, which relied heavily on contributions from retailers, has seen donations drop by 85% to 90% as shoppers bulk-buy, leaving shelves empty. But donations from restaurants, golf tournaments and even Disney World have increased, so the food bank is switching to ready meals, paying furloughed chefs to cook for thousands of senior citizens in housing facilities.
  • In Las Vegas, the Three Square food bank has increased weekly food distribution by 30%, from 1m to 1.3m lbs of food. New drive-thru distribution centers have been set up across the valley as 170 of its 180 distribution outlets have been forced to temporarily close due to CDC social distancing guidelines. “Every line at every distribution center exceeds the amount of food in our trucks,” said chief operating officer Larry Scott.
  • The Kansas City-based Harvesters food bank, which serves 16 counties in northeast Kansas and 10 in north-west Missouri, sent out 12,000 boxes to pantries on Monday 23 March – a 140% rise on the 5,000 boxes typically ordered. “It was the largest distribution day in our 40-year history,” said its communications manager, Gene Hallinan.

Feeding America spokesperson Zuani Villarreal said the surge in job losses “is a perfect storm impacting food banks.” 

“First, we saw people who lived paycheck to paycheck, got laid off and didn’t know where the next meal was coming from, followed by those who had a couple of weeks of savings. Now, people who knew about us because they donated or volunteered are coming in for food,” said Jerry Brown, media spokesman for St Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona. “The 2008 recession doesn’t touch this. It’s a different ballgame.” Source

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Supplies Are Starting To Get Really Tight Nationwide As Food Distribution Systems Break Down

All across America, store shelves are emptying and people are becoming increasingly frustrated because they can’t get their hands on needed supplies. 

Most Americans are blaming “hoarders” for the current mess, but it is actually much more complicated than that.  Normally, Americans get a lot of their food from restaurants.  In fact, during normal times 36 percent of all Americans eat at a fast-food restaurant on any given day.  But now that approximately 75 percent of the U.S. is under some sort of a “shelter-in-place” order and most of our restaurants have shut down, things have completely changed.  Suddenly our grocery stores are being flooded with unexpected traffic, and many people are buying far more than usual in anticipation of a long pandemic.  Unfortunately, our food distribution systems were not designed to handle this sort of surge, and things are really starting to get crazy out there.

I would like to share with you an excerpt from an email that I was sent recently.  It describes the chaos that grocery stores in Utah and Idaho have been experiencing…

When this virus became a problem that we as a nation could see as an imminent threat, Utah, because of its culture of food storage and preparing for disaster events seemed to “get the memo” first. The week of March 8th grocery sales more than doubled in Utah, up 218%. Many states stayed the same with increases in some. Idaho seemed to “get the memo” about four days later. We were out of water and TP four days after Utah. Then we were out of food staples about four days later. Next was produce following a pattern set by Utah four days earlier.

The problem for us in Idaho was this. The stores in Utah were emptied out then refilled twice by the warehouses before it hit Idaho. Many of these Utah stores have trucks delivering daily. So when it did hit Idaho the warehouses had been severely taxed. We had a hard time filling our store back up even one time. We missed three scheduled trucks that week alone. Then orders finally came they were first 50% of the order and have dropped to 20%. In normal circumstances we receive 98% of our orders and no canceled trucks. Now three weeks later, the warehouses in the Western United States have all been taxed. In turn, those warehouses have been taxing the food manufacturers. These food companies have emptied their facilities to fill the warehouses of the Western United States. The East Coast hasn’t seemed to “get the memo” yet. When they do what food will be left to fill their warehouses and grocery stores?

Food distribution and resources for the Eastern United States will be at great peril even if no hoarding there takes place. But of course it will.

Additionally the food culture of the East Coast and other urban areas is such that people keep very little food on hand. They often shop several times weekly for items if they cook at home. They don’t have big freezers full of meat, home canned vegetables in their storage rooms, gardens, or beans, wheat, and rice in buckets in the their basements.

With most of the country locked down, normal economic activity has come to a standstill, and it is going to become increasingly difficult for our warehouses to meet the demand that grocery stores are putting on them.

Meanwhile, our farmers are facing severe problems of their own.  The following comes from CNBC

The U.S.-China trade war sent scores of farmers out of business. Record flooding inundated farmland and destroyed harvests. And a blistering heat wave stunted crop growth in the Midwest.

Now, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt another blow to a vulnerable farm economy, sending crop and livestock prices tumbling and raising concerns about sudden labor shortages.

The chaos in the financial markets is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, and it is going to remain difficult for farm laborers to move around as long as “shelter-in-place” orders remain in effect on the state level.

Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt told reporter Emma Newburger that “we’ve stopped saying it can’t get worse”, and he says that this coronavirus pandemic looks like it could be “the straw that broke the camel’s back”

“We were already under extreme financial pressure. With the virus sending the prices down — it’s getting to be the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt.

“We were hoping for something good this year, but this virus has stopped all our markets,” he said.

Of course, this comes at a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs and unemployment is shooting up to unthinkable levels.  Without any money coming in, many people are already turning to alternative sources of help in order to feed themselves and their families.

On Monday, hundreds of cars were lined up to get food from a food bank in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.  To many, this was eerily reminiscent of the “bread lines” during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

And it is also being reported that the number of people coming for free meals on Skid Row in Los Angeles has tripled since that city was locked down.

Sadly, these examples are likely only the tip of the iceberg of what we will see in the months ahead.

And it won’t just be the U.S. that is hurting.  The following comes from a Guardian article entitled “Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns”

Kazakhstan, for instance, according to a report from Bloomberg, has banned exports of wheat flour, of which it is one of the world’s biggest sources, as well as restrictions on buckwheat and vegetables including onions, carrots and potatoes. Vietnam, the world’s third biggest rice exporter, has temporarily suspended rice export contracts. Russia, the world’s biggest wheat exporter, may also threaten to restrict exports, as it has done before, and the position of the US is in doubt given Donald Trump’s eagerness for a trade war in other commodities.

If this pandemic stretches on for an extended period of time, food supplies are inevitably going to get even tighter.

So what can you do?

Well, perhaps you can start a garden this year if you don’t normally grow one.  Apparently this pandemic has sparked a tremendous amount of interest in gardening programs around the country…

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are showing an interest in starting home gardens. Oregon State University‘s (OSU) Master Gardener program took notice of the growing interest.

To help citizens who want to grow their own food, the university kindly made their online vegetable gardening course free until the end of April. OSU’s post on Facebook has been shared over 21,000 times.

Food is only going to get more expensive from here on out, and growing your own food is a way to become more independent of the system.

But if you don’t have any seeds right now, you may want to hurry, because consumer demand is spiking

“It’s the largest volume of orders we have seen,” said Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Mansfield, Missouri. Peak seed-buying season for home gardeners is January to March, but the normal end-of-season decline in orders isn’t happening.

Customers are gravitating to vegetables high in nutrients, such as kale, spinach and other quick-to-grow leafy greens. “Spinach is off the charts,” said Jo-Anne van den Berg-Ohms of Kitchen Garden Seeds in Bantam, Connecticut.

For years, I have been warning people to get prepared for “the perfect storm” that was coming, but of course, most people didn’t listen.

But now it is upon us.

Desperate people have been running out to the grocery stores to stock up on toilet paper only to find that they are limited to one or two packages if it is even available.

And now that “panic buying” of seeds has begun, it is probably only a matter of time before many stores start running out.

We have reached a major turning point in our history, and things are only going to get crazier.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is ahead of us… Source: ZeroHedge

“It’s Getting Worse” – Hoarding Panic Forces Supermarkets To Impose Buying-Limits

Panic hoarding food and supplies by British and American shoppers has surged in recent weeks, as social distancing policies enforced by their respected governments to flatten the curve to slowdown infections are leading to mass quarantines.

Consumers are stocking up on food and supplies, as they have no idea when the quarantines will end. They see the fast-spreading virus leading to increased cases and deaths, and this has triggered fear about a pandemic, leading many to stockpile nonperishables, wiping store shelves clean, prompting supermarkets and pharmacies in both countries to impose buying-limits on goods.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was no reason for consumers to stockpile supplies. It has become evident that rising cases and deaths in the UK has led to mass panic.

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A source at the country’s top supermarket told Reuters, “it’s getting worse.”

Sainsbury’s, the second-largest chain of supermarkets in the UK, had to place restrictions on certain products to keep store shelves stocked. Tesco, another major supermarket in the country, told customers this week that they could only purchase two packs of dried pasta, toilet paper, and milk.

Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, and Lidl have all placed some form of buying restrictions on certain products while struggling to keep store shelves stocked.

“We are currently facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty dealing with COVID-19,” Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson, and its CEO David Potts said.

The same panic has swept across the Atlantic into the US for about a month. Supermarkets and pharmacies from coast to coast have placed purchase restrictions on water, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, medicine, and masks.

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We’ve documented the mayhem that has unfolded at Costco stores over the last three weekends. Now the panic hoarding has gravitated to weekdays, outlining how the crisis is worsening. Social distancing policies in the US could soon limit how many customers are in stores, which could create massive lines that would take hours before one stepped into a store. Many are worried that several states closing down restaurants and bars could lead to Italy-style shutdowns in New York, California, and Washington.

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NJ.com says grocery stores across New Jersey have seen store shelves stripped bare. Cleaning supplies, over-the-counter medicines, toilet paper, water, and other critical products for survival have been limited per customer.

Aldi CEO Jason Hart announced over the weekend that limits would be placed on certain products across the US. Hart said stores would see a reduction of operating hours “to accommodate restocking and cleaning.”

Costco has placed two purchase limits on toilet paper, reported AdAge. We’ve noted this on several occasions as social media users have posted pictures of the limitations.

Target announced last week that certain products would be limited per person though the limit could vary depending on the store.

Walgreens recently said that purchase limits had been enforced at all stores on certain products to “improve inventory and to help ensure products can be more widely available.”

Walmart has announced per customer product limits, a reduction of operating hours, and closure of certain stores, along with specific shopping hours for the elderly. 

Stop & Shop is another retailer that has reserved special shopping hours for the elderly. Anyone who is 60 and over can shop at any one of its stores in the Northeast between 6 is and 7:30 am, without worrying about the chaos from younger shoppers.

Whole Foods has placed buying restrictions on hand sanitizer, disinfectant, cleaning wipes, toilet paper, and water purchases. 

We noted earlier this week that if panic continues in the UK, the odds of troops deployed to hospitals, supermarkets, and on streets, will dramatically increase in the weeks ahead.

So far, the Pentagon has mobilized 1,500 troops across the US to combat the virus. It’s only a matter of time before troops could be deployed outside grocery and other big-box retailers to keep the peace as the virus crisis is expected to deepen in weeks ahead.  

Coronavirus Rationing Begins Across the UK and USA as Retailers Limit Purchases

If you never thought you’d see the day when in wealthy countries like the United Kingdom and the United States there would be rationing of goods and products, welcome to a new era: The era of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Because the vast majority of Westerners live very comfortable lives and in relative peace, they never think more than a few days or a week at most ahead. Why bother when all you have to do is bounce down the street to the nearest supermarket or big box store and pick up whatever you need, 24/7/365?

But as we have tried to educate readers now for years, it’s the situations and scenarios you don’t see coming that you must prepare for — such as the day when you can’t simply be-bop down the road a few miles and scarf up whatever food, supplies and provisions you need on any given day.

That day has arrived in many parts of the U.K. and the U.S., and it’s thanks to the continued spread of a virus that originated in China but has since gone global.

As noted by CNNBusiness, panic buying of things like sanitizers, canned foods, and even toilet paper has forced stores to limit purchases and ration what they have to offer customers because the virus’ widespread negative impact on China, the world’s supply hub, has led to a supply chain disruption that is causing delays in getting products to market.

In fact, the site noted, in some places toilet paper is now being guarded by armed security:

This is the new reality for some retailers that are having to take drastic action to limit the number of toilet paper rolls, face masks and hand sanitizer bottles each person can buy as customers stockpile goods over fears of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

— In Australia, supermarket chains Woolworths and Coles have begun to limit purchases of toilet paper to four packs per person. Also, Costco Australia is limiting buys of TP.

— In the U.K., meanwhile, Boots “is limiting the purchase of hand sanitizer to two bottles per customer, and UK grocer Ocado has advised customers to place orders further in advance in the wake of ‘exceptionally high demand,’” CNNBusiness reported.

— In the U.S., Kroger is limiting individual purchases of “sanitation, cold and flu-related products,” while Home Depot is listing the number of face masks made in stores and online.

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And forget emergency food suppliers. Most are reporting massive surges in sales and, thus, shipping delays of weeks.

“We’re doing approximately our average monthly orders in a day,” James Blake, chief of Emergency Food Storage U.K., the largest emergency food supplier in Europe, told CNNBusiness. “Our tins have a 25-year shelf life so people are really thinking about stocking up.”

The Sun, a U.K. publication, published a story on the shortages featuring pictures of empty store shelves at chains like Tesco. 

“The rations came into force to ensure customers are able to buy what they need, with the change starting in stores” last week, the site reported.

Other chains are yet to experience shortages, but they are having difficulties in delivering ordered goods due to a crush of business and a shortage of workers.

In the U.S., the surge in sales of these items has also led to price hikes. CNBC reported March 3:  

Demand for hand sanitizer is surging around the globe as the new coronavirus spreads, prompting retailers to ration supplies and online vendors to hike prices.

As the virus spreads, you probably shouldn’t expect the situation with shortages and rationing to disappear anytime soon. That’s because, as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted late last week, China controls nearly all of the manufacturing for these products — as well as those needed by American healthcare workers and hospitals.

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Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop Cut Hours, US Deaths Hit 58 As Oregon Confirms 1st Covid-19 Fatality: Live Updates

Over the past week, Wal-Marts across the country have been overwhelmed by panicked shoppers stocking up on toilet paper and other non-essentials as the coronavirus hysteria has rattled communities coast to coast, in many cases before a single incidence of community spread had even been detected.

With many stores running out of stock before new shipments can arrive (some due to a mix of panic-buying and supply-chain disruption), Wal-Mart corporate has decided to compress the hours of its 24-hour stores across the country.

Beginning Sunday, and lasting until further notice, 24-hour Wal-Mart stores will be open from 6 am to 11 pm, according to a statement from the company.

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As the largest grocer in the US, Walmart has been dealing with “a significant increase” in sales as customers panic buy groceries, hand sanitizer and toilet paper. But it’s hardly alone in making changes to adapt to the new circumstances. Some grocers, including H-E-B, have adjusted by limiting purchases of food and cleaning supplies. Others, including Kroger, are advertising immediate job openings to keep up with heightened demand (with many suffering from pay reductions or other cash-flow problems, they might be able to help out a few people while keeping up with the massive demand).

Wal-Mart has also given managers discretion to limit purchases of items that are in high demand.

Stop & Shop, which is owned by Ahold Delhaize, said most stores will be open only between 7:30 am to 8 pm starting Monday. The company is also suspending its online delivery service.

President Trump is expected to hold a call with the CEOs of America’s largest grocery chains on Sunday.

As we reported last night, the first death in the state of Louisiana tied to Covid-19 was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards. A few hours later on Saturday, a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County became the first person in Oregon to die from the coronavirus, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Officials said the man was hospitalized at the Portland Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and died Saturday. He tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

According to the Washington Post, 2,952 cases of the virus have been confirmed by states and the CDC. Meanwhile, the death toll in the US climbed to 58 overnight.

According to USA Today, 20 states and a number of large urban school districts, including LA, the nation’s second-largest – are shutting down all K-12 schools as part of a sweeping attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin have made plans to close all schools. Major metropolitan districts such as Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas, have also shuttered. And a growing number of smaller districts around the country have also chosen to close.

West Virginia is the last US state to have not confirmed a single case of the virus, though its governor, Jim Justice, insisted that the “monster” is “looming” over his state.

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In a blow to the credibility of the mainstream news networks and their White House reporting staff, Trump revealed Saturday night that he had tested negative for Covid-19.

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would commandeer hotels and motels across the state and press them into service as quarantine centers, if necessary.

The Trump Administration is riding high right now thanks to its twin triumphs of invoking the national emergency and winning a compromise with Dems. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that he “doesn’t expect a recession” to result from the outbreak – yet another example of a Trump Administration official saying what needs to be said to try and keep the public’s confidence from completely collapsing.

“Later in the year, obviously the economic activity will pick up as we confront this virus,” Mnuchin said Sunday.

Over in Europe, the Netherlands reported a nearly 200-case jump on Sunday, bringing its case total up 176 to 1,135. Portugal, whose President is still in self-quarantine, saw confirmed cases climb to 245 from 169. Norway saw cases climb to 1077 from 907.

After Israel banned gatherings over 10 and closed its borders, its central bank on Sunday launched a QE program to buy government bonds.

Japan, which has largely faded from the headlines this week, confirmed a total of 31 new cases bringing its total to 1,513. Iran confirmed another 1,209 cases on Sunday, bringing its total to 13,938. Another 113 people died, bringing the death toll to 724, according to Anadolou.

During an interview with CNN Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the NIH infectious disease specialist who is helping to direct the federal response, said that yes, of course, it’s possible that “thousands could die” from the outbreak.

But the goal is for the government to make sure the response is successful, and that this doesn’t happen. To help the government, Fauci said Americans should brace to “hunker down” even more. Source HNewsWire ZeroHedge

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As Americans Panic Hoard Supplies Amid Pandemic

So, this week, panic hoarding at Costco stores and other big-box retailers got a little more serious when it started on Thursday. Mostly because confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths are surging across the country, as many fear, increasing coronavirus test kits made available to the public would reveal the true extent of the outbreak. Mass gatherings in many states are starting to be limited, education systems are closing down, and the federal government is now starting to enforce social distancing policies for all citizens, this all suggests, that an Italy-style lockdown could be on the horizon.

Anxieties are increasing this week as brawls have been reported at several big-box retailers. It was unclear what customers were fighting about. 

According to my pandemic projection model, revision 3, there are right now about 25,000 coronavirus infected people in the USA. This means that, on average, every 1 in 13,000 people you encounter is infected. However, the vast majority of these infections are found in just five areas: NYC, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco / Bay Area and Seattle. In those areas, the odds of any particular person being infected as significantly higher, probably closer to 1 in 5000 people.

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It sounds like a small number, right? But that’s because people aren’t doing the math on this. If you go to the grocery store in one of these high-risk areas, and if 1,000 other people have to go through that same grocery store on that same day, there is an 18% chance that a coronavirus-infected person went through the same store you went through on that day.

Interestingly, people are always asking me to explain the math on these calculations, so the math is (4999/5000)^1000.

The answer to that math problem is 0.8187, which means you have an 82% chance of not encountering a coronavirus-infected person in the scenario described above. So if you have an 82% chance of not encountering one, you have an 18% chance of encountering one.

Here’s footage on Thursday of a fight between two customers at a Brooklyn Costco.  

A Sam’s Club customer on Thursday was stabbed with a wine bottle over a pack of water in Hiram, Georgia. 


Local police at a Costco in Lynnwood, Washington, were keeping order on Saturday as hundreds of customers wrapped around the building, due to new social distancing policies that only allowed a certain amount of people in the store at one given time. 

A longline developed outside the Ann Arbor, Michigan Costco on Saturday. 

Jim Costa@JimCosta_ · 7h

Absolutely hate the fear-mongering posts of empty shelves from people especially media.

I just went to Costco in Wyoming. No lines. Workers say it hasn’t been crazy since Thursday. Outside of toilet paper, they have full shelves

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Now, this is crazy, a huge line extending down a street of people trying to get into La Habra, California Costco. 

At an undisclosed Costco, apparently all the chicken is gone. 

Best Effing Mom@Caroline_315

Scenes from a @costco #coronavirus #panic2020 #whycantijustfindchicken

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Shelves are bare at a Walmart.

DrJanesDC @DrJaneRuby

Seriously people, slow down and think.

This is not like a hurricane in a 3rd world country where delivery routes are cut off for months.

The longest you’d be quarantined would be 2 weeks — you don’t need to buy out Walmart & Costco to survive in your home for two weeks

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A Target in Cincinnati, Ohio, limited customers to products on Saturday morning. 

Toilet paper supply at a Cincinnati, Ohio was out on Friday evening. 

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All the fruit is gone at a supermarket in New Jersey around 5 pm Saturday. 

Customers clearing shelves at another Costco in California. 

Larissa Lam@larissalam · 4h

No toilet paper or pasta left on shelves at the store but lots of protein & cereal bars. People still driving & walking around in Pasadena, CA. #coronapocalypse #Wereallinthistogether

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This was at Costco yesterday.

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Once the food runs out at grocery stores, consumers will start panic hoarding guns – oh wait, that’s already happening… 

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While it’s true that in today’s modern world most people practice good hygiene, sometimes, in emergencies, we find that we have to make do with what we have. Or don’t have. 

Like when, say, there is an outbreak of a new virus we haven’t seen before and haven’t quite figured out, and it causes production shortages of hygiene products. Like toilet paper.

If we run short of toilet paper in these conditions, is that really something to panic about? Apparently so, according to Reuters

The news service reports: 

In Australia, major grocers have restricted supplies to one pack per person. In Japan, rolls are chained to the wall in public toilets. In Hong Kong, armed robbers carried out a heist as supplies were delivered to a supermarket.

Toilet paper has emerged as the unlikely No.1 stockpiling target for people across Asia who are worried that the spread of the coronavirus epidemic will lead to supply shortages.

The things the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is making some people do. Imagine what’s going to happen when food gets to be in short supply.

Reuters notes further that other household commodities such as tissues, disinfectants, and staples like rice and pasta are also flying off shelves, though it appears as though toilet paper is what is leading to “showdowns in supermarket aisles” and, of course, the inevitable social media memes.

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‘Price Gouging’ It’s All Under Control…

As the coronavirus panic heightens, the price of items like hand sanitizer and medical face masks – to the extent they are still available – are skyrocketing.

CBS News reported last week that “Online, sales of virus protection products have skyrocketed, up 817% in the last two months. Two large bottles of Purell hand sanitizer were on sale for $299 on Amazon. That size normally sells for about $9 a bottle. Another listing, for four boxes of masks, is usually about $20 — it was being sold for more than $1,000.”

In response, some state governments have already vowed to punish “price gouging.”

“California’s attorney general told businesses that if they violated price gouging laws, ‘You’d better be prepared to pay the price for your lawbreaking.’ New York City is issuing $500 fines to any stores found price gouging, starting this week,” CBS reported.

Indeed, even the Department of Justice issued a warning that they “stand(s) ready to make sure that bad actors do not take advantage of emergency response efforts, healthcare providers, or the American people during this crucial time.”

People’s hearts are troubled, their minds are in a state of confusion, the Bible tells us a time of great delusion that will come upon the people, that time has arrived, the politicians must come up with more significant and more believable lies in order to bring on the antichrist, we have entered the doorstep Tribulation.

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The trade group The Consumer Brands Association praised the DOJ’s response, saying “We appreciate the Department of Justice’s swift response to Consumer Brands’ request to combat price gouging and ensure American consumers have access to critical products at affordable prices.”

But does preventing ‘price gouging’ during times of distress actually help ensure that critical products will remain available at affordable prices? Basic economics tells us no.

Price controls in times of emergency have negative consequences, just as they do during normal times. When prices aren’t allowed to move in response to changing economic conditions, those who most urgently need these critical items will likely find the shelves empty.

In the current situation, fear of the spread of the coronavirus has caused demand for virus protection items to skyrocket. But if the sellers of these items are not allowed to raise their prices out of fear of government punishment, the result will be that the first wave of customers will clear out all the available supplies.

During times of distress like this, people’s demand curves shift. They are now willing to buy more of a good (like hand sanitizer) at any given price. Without a higher price, the first buyers will stock up, leaving no supplies for others in need. There is no incentive to economize; in fact, there is an incentive for those first in line to buy up more than they actually need to potentially take advantage of shortages and make a profit by selling to those willing to pay a higher price in the black market. 

If prices are allowed to rise to reflect the greater urgency of demand, however, consumers will limit their purchases to just what they truly need. Those first in line will be far less likely to clean out the shelves, but rather buy the minimum amount needed to ride out the virus scare.

As a result, more people will be able to acquire at least some of the highly-valued products, and supplies are more likely to be available to those who most urgently need the product. As Robert Wenzel at EconomicPolicyJournal.com wrote:

“If someone wants to buy a mask to travel by subway to go to a movie and the mask is $200, the consumer might think twice and not buy the mask, thus leaving it for someone else. At the same time, a heart surgeon may want to buy a mask to travel the same subway to perform heart surgeries. He might be very willing to pay $200 for a mask.”

Moreover, freely adjusting prices send important signals to producers about the intensity of demand, providing an incentive to suppliers to devote more resources to the production and distribution of the critical items in such high demand.

Manufacturers of masks and hand sanitizers will be willing to outbid manufactures of other products for the inputs they need to produce the finished product. They may also be willing to invest in more speedy delivery mechanisms to more quickly acquire their needed inputs so that they can increase supplies in a shorter time frame. 

Allowing for prices to freely adjust to market conditions sends vital signals both to consumers to economize and producers to marshal resources to increase supply. Shortages will be avoided and the most urgent needs will be met. 

“The companies that feed America and provide basic staples are bracing for labor shortages as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, which could leave them without enough workers to manufacture, deliver and unpack groceries in stores in the coming months,” reports the Anchorage Daily News.

“Already, some chains are rationing products as shelves empty out of pasta, rice and frozen vegetables and anxious customers wait in long lines for toilet paper and bottled water – in scenes similar to those seen before a hurricane, yet this time unfolding on a national scale.”

Emotions are running high during the current panic. Part of the emotional response is directed at sellers of critical items like hand sanitizer and medical masks, who are seen as exploiting the desperation of the situation. But government price controls will create shortages, causing those who most urgently need such products, like medical personnel, to do without. 

As usual, when the government interferes in the market, they can only make a bad situation worse. 

America has exploded into a nationwide food stockpiling panic today in the hours after President Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to defeat the coronavirus epidemic now sweeping the country.

We are getting reports from across the country that grocery stores are swamped, even during the late evening hours as people suddenly come to their senses and realize we’ve all been lied to by the government and the media for the last six weeks.

Day after day, week after week, idiotic radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and propagandist media networks like Fox News and CNN mocked and condemned preppers, insisting that no one needed to buy extra food, water, N95 masks or even sanitizers. In doing so, they transformed America into a nation of complacency and disinformation that has now lead to this very moment where people are starting to panic nationwide.

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“America has become China on Steroids” Set Down and SHUT-UP, Our Social Media Platforms (Reprobates) Continue to Hide the Truth From the American People, by Shadow Banning Alt News Sources. The Blood of the People Is on Their Hands…

U.S. Administration Still Lying to the Public by Claiming It’s All Under Control

Map Shows Where Not To Be As COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads In The U.S. – Exclusive Images Of The Start Of The Shortages In Stores

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‘Never Seen Anything Like It’: As Virus Cases Surge, Americans Are Panic Hoarding Supplies 

As confirmed US cases soar above 500 this past weekend, Americans made a mad dash to Costco stores across the country to hoard food, water, and disinfectants. 

The Baltimore Sun reports that some Maryland shoppers spent most of the weekend panic buying supplies at big-box retailers as six confirmed cases were reported in the area. The Sun interviewed shoppers across the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area that loaded up on supplies amid pandemic fears. 

Now a global pestilence has erupted, and in Luke 21 we were specifically warned to watch for “pestilences” in the last days.
Once again, only time will tell if COVID-19 is one of those “pestilences”, but without a doubt, all of us should be taking this virus very, very seriously.

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The BJ’s Wholesale Club in Canton, Harris Teeter in Canton Crossing and the Whole Foods in the Inner Harbor experienced a surge in shoppers on Saturday and Sunday. 

“I’m always prepared,” Denise Cox told The Sun at Harris Teeter in Canton Crossing on Saturday morning. She’s spent the last several weeks buying water, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, and bleach. “When I bought the bleach, corona was in my thoughts.”

In Ruxton, Maryland, a wealthy suburb of Baltimore City, Graul’s Market reported a run by locals, who wiped out their supply of sanitizer items, Clorox wipes, and canned products.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said assistant store manager Jeff Major, who has worked for the grocery store for nearly two decades. 

Major said the store purchased several cases of Purell hand sanitizer last Wednesday, and it was sold out by that evening. 

“I think rubbing alcohol will be the next thing to go,” general manager Tom Gilbert said. 

“Fingers crossed, we’ll have hand sanitizer by March 15,” he added.

Sandie Pearce spent her weekend driving around the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, going from store to store in search of disinfectants, such as Lysol and Clorox. 

Pearce went to nine stores on Saturday, telling The Sun that disinfectants were all sold out everywhere. However, she hit the “jackpot” at a Walgreens on York Road in Timonium. Where she found a 12-ounce can of Lysol spray for $8, marked up well over 100%. 

She said Amazon was all sold out of disinfectants, which forced her to spend the weekend searching for virus prevention products at brick and mortar stores. 

“The last time I saw this was the last big snowstorm,” Pearce said. “Before it was bread. Now it’s germ virus killers.”

Rod Hall, store manager at Dollar General in Baltimore City, said someone walked into his store and bought hundreds of dollars of disinfectants last week. 

“It was Clorox. It was Lysol. It was store brand. He didn’t care,” Hall said, as he explained the man wiped the store shelves clean. “I’m pretty sure it was for business.”

He said his store is out of hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol and surgical masks.

“[Hand sanitizer] was the first thing to go. Then they bought the alcohol. And spray bottles,” Hall said. “We might not get anything until the Tuesday after next.”

At Walmart in Baltimore County, sales associates said hand sanitizer and surgical masks had been sold out “for weeks.” 

Most big-box retailers, not just in Maryland but across the country, have seen unprecedented demand for hand sanitizers and masks – now experiencing massive shortages. 

President Trump is well aware of the situation and panic across America. Trump said on Monday that “nothing is shut down, life and the economy go on.” The Trump administration is absolutely terrified that they cannot control the narrative of the “greatest economy ever,” as virus cases surge across the country, the map below will likely get a lot redder: 

While President Trump attempts to maintain the narrative of how everything is “wonderful,” his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, warned Americans on Monday that “everyone should take precautions regarding the virus.” 

As virus cases increase in the US, so will the panic – we’re likely in the beginnings of a virus crisis in the US that could tilt the economy into recession.  Source ZeroHedge HNewsWire

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“It’s Like Scenes From A Mad Max Movie” – Americans Continue Epic Run On Costco  

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The last hope of turning from a Godless Nation back to a Godly Nation rests with the lowly ordinary citizenry.  If you are a veteran, of past or current service, you need to remember something you once said.  Before you put on that uniform, you raised your hand and swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic

The American Psychiatric Association, or APA, for instance, and their creation and periodic revision of their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) used to qualify or disqualify sexual perversions. The 1952 DSM classified homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance. In 1968, DSM II re-categorized it as a sexual “deviation.” In 1973, DSM III declared that homosexuality was only considered a problem when the homosexual was bothered by it or considered it to be a problem, which is to say, it was only a disorder if the disordered person felt it was a disorder.

Subsequent versions of the DSM manual do not mention homosexuality at all; homosexuality has been officially cured by APA redefinition. The members probably all congratulated each other, shook hands and drank a toast. The 1994 revision of the manual, DSM IV, tells practitioners that pedophilia, meaning sexual child molesting, is not a disorder unless it bothers, not the victim, not the parents of the victim, not potential future victims, not society, but the perpetrator.

It is not sufficient for actual acts of sexual child molestation or fantasizing about sexual child molestation to be considered to “cause clinically significant distress or impairment of social, occupational or other important areas of functioning.” In other words, it’s not a real personal or social problem unless it bothers the pervert; if he isn’t bothered by it, he’s healthy. See? This is Freudianism today.

Even sadomasochism is no longer considered a disorder. How an abnormal person feels about what he is is more important than what he actually is; there is no more abnormal unless the abnormal one feels bad about being abnormal. The American Psychiatric Association, collectively, is nuts. The proper, full, unabbreviated term may be Nutsie-Cuckoo; while I’m pretty sure that’s not a good technical term, every one of us regular people know exactly what it means, which is, that the judgment of the APA cannot be trusted even with very simple, unimportant things; their thinking is clouded and their judgment is therefore always suspect.

So it isn’t just entertainment, Hollywood and celebrity news that is degrading society and becoming increasingly degenerate in public.  The field of medicine is deeply involved in it, thanks to the degeneration of upper academia, where they all earned their medical degrees. All of American society now stands aside for the open professed unrepentant sodomite.  No one speaks a word against them.  In fact, they are praised and well established on the public stage, and children are taught that they are good and not evil. They enjoy legislated and regulated special rights and protections under the law. 

Did all the Scriptural prohibitions change while you were sleeping?  If belief or interpretation of the Word of God changed, then, by what authority did it change?  Is there no such thing as sin anymore?  Are we still Christians and Jews?  Is there anything – anything at all – worthy of anathema?  Why not? 

The Koran instructs all faithful followers of Islam to lay in wait for us, to ambush us, to make a wide slaughter among us, to strike off our hands and feet on opposite sides, or to crucify us entirely so that the birds may feed on our heads.  Islam demands, by decree of their prophet, that we stop believing in God, submit to Islamic religion and law, or, pay a tax (50% of all that we have) and submit to Islamic law, or, die, perhaps horribly.  And, fools that we have become, we tolerate this absolutely intolerant “religion” that seeks our eventual doom. We have already gone nationally insane. 

There was no time limit and no expiration date on that oath; once taken, it was taken for life.  You are duty-bound, and you are honor-bound, to disobey any order that violates the Constitution you swore to defend.  You are duty-bound, and you are honor-bound, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. 

Of course, such things as duty and honor are meaningless to the Godless man, and the given word of a Godless man is worthless. To return to the status of a Godly nation, we must become worthy; we must return to being a Godly people. 

It is now up to us.  We will gather, or we will scatter. I am going to pray now; I suggest you do the same. 

As concerns of a Covid-19 outbreak increase across the US, Costco stores across the country are experiencing the second weekend of Americans panic buying food, water, and hand sanitizers. 

We noted last weekend how the “great panic of 2020 is underway” as Americans made a mad dash to Costco stores and other big-box retailers to hoard supplies. 

Costco CFO Richard Galanti told investors during an earnings call last week that buying panic has “been nuts.” 

“We attribute this to concerns over the coronavirus,” Galanti said. 

Stock prices for Walmart and Target have also benefited from the spread of the deadly virus, as people preparing for a quarantine situation load up shopping carts with bottled water, canned soup, instant mac and cheese and everything else that they could possibly need to wait out the virus. But the panic-buying has been leading to shortages and leaving people on edge. –WaPo

On the East Coast, tens of millions of Americans woke up on Saturday morning and heard the news about 44 total confirmed virus cases in New York, with a majority in Westchester, a suburb of NYC. PIX11 News’ Cristian Benavides tweeted a video of the panic that is developing in NYC this morning. He shows a long line of cars waiting to get into a Costco in Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens.

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Laura Blasey@lblasey

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Panic buying was also spotted at Costco in Beacon Hill, Boston.

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“I want to start an orphanage,” I told Laura over dinner one evening. “Not necessarily an orphanage, but something like that.”

“That’s real hard, Honey,” Laura replied. “Let’s just give to them.”

That didn’t seem like enough to me. I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened to me without Buck and the other cowboys who became like family. Without men like Robert who kept stepping into my life to help me…

The more I learned about the plight of the kids leaving foster care, the more concerned I became. Most of them didn’t have a support system. One study found that within a year of leaving the foster care system, 66 percent of the kids were homeless, in jail or dead. A staggering 80 percent of the prison population had come out of foster care. Girls in foster care were 600 percent more likely than their peers to get pregnant before age 21. From, A Long Journey Home. Purchase on Amazon.

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As Americans scramble to prepare themselves for the 

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More purchase limits on certain products were seen.

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At the local Costco – limits as people are panic buying because of #COVIDー19
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A Costco in Los Angeles this morning saw long lines wrapping around the parking lot. 

Last week we highlighted how Americans across the country have begun to panic, heading to their local Costco and other big-box stores in a mad dash to hoard supplies as coronavirus descends on the country.

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It’s been nuts,” said Costco CFO Richard Galanti on a Thursday earnings call with investors.

And now, a photo from an unidentified Costco reveals just how dire the problem is…

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That’s quite a serious out of stock at Costco….

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On a more serious note, big-box stores have been raking it in of late – with Costco reporting sales up 12% y/y, saying they had “benefited from an uptick in consumer demand in the fourth week of the reporting period” when coronavirus fears swept the country.

“We attribute this to concerns over the coronavirus,” said the company.

Stock prices for Walmart and Target have also benefited from the spread of the deadly virus, as people preparing for a quarantine situation load up shopping carts with bottled water, canned soup, instant mac and cheese and everything else that they could possibly need to wait out the virus. But the panic-buying has been leading to shortages and leaving people on edge. –WaPo

And on Thursday morning, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department showed up at the Chino, California Hills Costco after receiving reports that customers had become aggressive after learning that they were out of the water, toilet paper and paper towels.

To try and manage the situation, some locations have been limiting sales of essential items:

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Kirkland, Washington Residents Still Reeling From Coronavirus – Stores Running out of Stock, Firefighters Remain Quarantined

03/06/2020 / By Zoey Sky

As coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeps across America, residents of all 50 states cope with the spread of the disease in their own ways. In Kirkland, Washington, parents try to protect their children by keeping them at home instead of letting them play outside. Over two dozen firefighters are still in quarantine in the city.

Life in Kirkland has changed a lot since coronavirus spread across the once-thriving city. These days, people refrain from shaking hands, and restaurants are almost always empty. The suburb, which has a population of 90,000 and is located just east of Seattle, which was once famous for its breath-taking lakefront views, is now the epicenter of coronavirus.

Out of the 11 recorded U.S. deaths from coronavirus, eight were residents of Life Care Center (LCC), a local nursing home in the city. LCC associates are struggling to care for others who may have been infected at the nursing home. Reports reveal that another death has occurred at a Kirkland hospital.

On Thursday, March 5, Seema Verma, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that the agency would be deploying inspectors to LCC. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were also sent to the nursing home to determine how coronavirus spread and whether LCC adhered to guidelines for preventing infections.

In April 2019, the state fined LCC $67,000 due to infection-control deficiencies after two flu outbreaks that affected 17 patients and staff. Verma added that an unannounced follow-up inspection in June of the same year confirmed that LCC took action to address the issue.

Residents are either “nonchalant or fatalistic”

Hamid Dabbaghian, a 48-year-old cashier at Whole Foods in the city, expressed regret at not being able to show affection to his kids. Dabbaghian, who recently moved to Kirkland from Iran, is afraid that he might catch coronavirus and that he might then accidentally infect his children. He noted that as someone who has recently moved to America, he’s very concerned about what might happen to his family if he does get infected.

Other Kirkland residents are either “nonchalant or fatalistic.” While they are sympathetic to those who lost their lives due to coronavirus, they don’t see the point of letting the disease put their own lives to a halt. Doug Evanson, a 57-year-old Uber driver, doesn’t think he needs to stock up on drinking water when his home has a tap. Evanson frequently drives healthcare workers at LCC.

Kirkland, an upscale suburb on the east shore of Lake Washington, offers visitors beautiful sunset views over the water. Downtown Kirkland is also home to art galleries, a marina, and a Little League baseball field. On February 29, Saturday, residents found out that a man in his 50s died from coronavirus the day before at Kirkland’s EvergreenHealth Medical Center. The patient also had underlying health conditions.

Last week, the country thought this was the first U.S. death from the coronavirus outbreak. However, officials soon announced that two infected residents of LCC succumbed to the disease two days earlier. Panic spread as national news crews honed in on the nursing home for updates. The now quarantined firefighters were previously called to LCC to transport critically ill patients to the hospital.

Stores in Kirkland then quickly ran out of canned goods, disinfectants, water, toilet paper, and other supplies while residents scrambled to stock up for a possible quarantine. (Related: Would you pay $400 for hand sanitizer? Amazon should stop price gouging amidst coronavirus panic-buying, urges US lawmaker.)

Stock up before it’s too late

Silas Kropp, a 43-year-old who lives near LCC, fears the city’s current situation. Television reporters are on stand-by at LCC for updates on the nursing home and the condition of its staff and residents.

Residents with loved ones at LCC are worried since the facility isn’t answering their inquiries.

On March 4, Wednesday, six LCC residents and a woman who works at the nursing home were hospitalized in Kirkland. Officials reported that some of the patients were in critical condition. This Monday, the city announced that two police officers and 27 firefighters, which is a quarter of Kirkland’s Fire Department, were quarantined.

The police officers and the two dozen firefighters were exposed to patients from LCC. Officials advised residents to stay calm. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, it is crucial to stay at home when sick, avoid contact with sick people and wash hands frequently.

On March 3, Tuesday, America’s death toll increased to nine, with eight of the patients being residents from Kirkland. Katya Difani, an herbalist and the owner of Herban Wellness, a downtown store selling natural remedies, reports that her sales increased by 70 percent since Saturday. Difani noted that more residents are purchasing immunity boosters and natural sanitizing spray. She added that customers tell her they aren’t panic buying. Rather, they’re preparing before SHTF.

Don’t waste time worrying about what your non-prepper neighbors might say. Now’s the time to put your prepping skills and survival stockpile to good use.

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Store Shelves Across The Country Are Emptying Fast

I asked a group of readers to show me what their local stores looked like and the photos that follow are the ones they sent me.

Washington State

Franklin County, Tennessee

Kansas City, Missouri

Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Not every store is barren.

Several readers told me things were business as usual in their local stores. Folks from Oklahoma, the Mid-West, Northern Virginia, coastal Virginia, Boston, Niagara Falls, Montana, and Indiana report business as usual in fully stocked stores. I was in Columbus, Ohio on business over the weekend and checked out the stores there. I saw no visible interruption in supplies.

A source from a Walmart store in the midwest told me that the warehouses are now distributing goods like toilet paper and cleaning supplies and that managers can no longer order specifics

The things that are sold out

There’s a distinct pattern in the things that have sold out (or nearly sold out.)

  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Bleach
  • Lysol spray
  • Lysol or bleach wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Canned Tuna
  • Vitamin C
  • Cold and flu remedies
  • Bottled Water
  • Rice
  • Powdered milk
  • Hand sanitizer

Surprisingly, there was little mention of canned goods, something I personally grabbed for my daughter’s house.

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It’s not just an American thing.

Many other countries are also seeing shortages. Here are some photos contributed from outside the US.


Stockholm, Sweden

As well, a friend from Germany told me that cleaning and sanitation supplies were dwindling quickly at the local hospital.

My doctor told me today he will need to cancel his operations room because he can no longer get access to antibacterials and I needed to use a wound spray to change the bandage for a surgery wound and he had to call the pharmacy and use his special doctor pull to get me the last wound spray on hold!

When will things go back to normal?

If the virus continues to spread (along with panic) we can only expect to see more bare shelves.  As we’ve written before, the United States is extremely dependent on China for a wide variety of essential consumer and medical items. Since the factories haven’t been running regularly since early January, there simply are no products to ship.

And if they are being shipped, are they arriving in our ports? That’s the big question, as the virus has been said to last up to 9 days on surfaces. Will the United States allow these shipments to come into the country?

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If you haven’t prepped your survival stockpile ahead of time, you’re out of luck: Mountain Falls’ 91% Isopropyl Alcohol is currently unavailable on the Amazon store.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, shoppers become more desperate to get their hands on the product, which is a first aid antiseptic and topical antimicrobial. According to the product’s page on the Amazon store, it is unknown “when or if this product will be back in stock.”

Isopropyl alcohol also called rubbing alcohol, is a must-have in your survival stockpile, especially since it helps prevent the risk of infection if you have cuts or scrapes.

Panic buying shoppers clear rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer from store shelves

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe slowly but steadily increases. As of press time, there are already 103 cases of the infectious disease in the U.S. alone. Shoppers in panic-buying mode are also hoarding hand sanitizer, which has unfortunately made online prices skyrocket. Like Mountain Falls’ 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, hand sanitizer is also out of stock on the Amazon store.

If you don’t have rub alcohol in your survival stockpile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests thoroughly washing with soap and water. If you also don’t have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. (Related: Costco runs out of “emergency food kits” following coronavirus outbreak.)

In other areas, such as in St. Louis, stores are also running out of hand sanitizer because of shoppers who are panic buying. A big box store in the area has even resorted to rationing disinfectant supplies to ensure that those who need the products can still get of them.

While in panic mode, shoppers are also stocking up on another product in anticipation of possible shortages: their prescriptions.

A spokesperson from Sam’s Club, a chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs, commented that shoppers can only purchase five disinfectant products at a time.

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How to make your own hand sanitizer

If you were prepping before COVID-19 spread throughout the country, you should already have a stockpile of rubbing alcohol at home.

You can use isopropyl alcohol to make your own hand sanitizer using only a couple of ingredients that are lying around at home.

You’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  • The essential oil of your choice for added protection and natural fragrance (optional)
  • A bowl and spoon
  • An empty container


  1. Mix the aloe vera and isopropyl alcohol. Stir until well blended.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of your preferred essential oil to the mixture if you want, then mix well.
  3. Pour the DIY hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal. Label the hand sanitizer so everyone at home knows what it is. The final product contains 65 percent alcohol.

When choosing an essential oil for your homemade hand sanitizer, use oils like lavender or tea tree oil, which both have antibacterial properties. Using these essential oils will boost the germ-killing power of your hand sanitizer.

Don’t throw away those empty bottles from store-bought hand sanitizer. Wash the outside of the container and refill them again and again with your DIY sanitizer. Another option is to purchase a set of travel-sized squeeze bottles so you can keep some homemade sanitizer in your purse or bug-out bag (BOB).

To use the homemade hand sanitizer, squeeze some onto your palm then rub your hands together. Let the moisture evaporate and the stickiness vanishes.

Natural alternatives to rubbing alcohol

There’s no need to panic if you don’t have any rubbing alcohol at home as long as you have these natural alternatives in your pantry.

Bleach can be used as a surface sanitizer and disinfectant since it also kills microorganisms on household surfaces like counters and floors.

To use bleach as a surface sanitizer, dilute one tablespoon of pure bleach in a gallon of water. To disinfect surfaces, increase the bleach concentration to 3/4 cup per gallon of water.

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is cheap and you can use it to clean minor wounds to prevent infection. As a bonus, it doesn’t sting as much as isopropyl alcohol.

Vinegar’s main ingredient, acetic acid, forms due to fermentation. Use vinegar as a non-toxic surface disinfectant.

Now is the time to put your prepping skills to good use. Check stores in your area for rubbing alcohol, or use your stock of isopropyl alcohol to make your own hand sanitizer and maintain proper hygiene.

If you don’t have any isopropyl alcohol, use other alternatives like bleach, H2O2 or even vinegar.

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Stores Across The Country, The Panic Coronavirus Hoarding Begins

Update (March 2): Increasing fear of a Covid-19 outbreak has forced many Americans out of their homes and millennials from their parents’ basements to panic buy food at Costco stores across the country this weekend:  

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Mass fear of the coronavirus causes people to panic and stock up on water, toilet paper and Clorox wipes at all the Costco stores. Crazy

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I can’t remember a time when we have seen such widespread “panic buying” all over the nation.  Today I spoke with someone that just visited the closest Wal-Mart in this area, and I was told that there are empty shelves all over the store.  There are very few canned goods left, some of the most essential medications have been cleaned out, and there was nothing left in the long-term storable food section at all.  Of course, similar things are being reported at major retail stores all across the United States.  All of a sudden, fear of COVID-19 has motivated thousands upon thousands of Americans to start prepping like crazy.  But most of the population is still not taking this crisis seriously enough.  As the number of confirmed cases all over the world continues to rise at an exponential rate, what are the stores going to look like when most of the country finally realize that they should be prepping for an extended pandemic?

Over the past several days, this coronavirus outbreak has escalated significantly.

From Saturday to Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Italy jumped by 50 percent

Italy reported a 50% increase in coronavirus cases Sunday, as the US further restricted travel and the famed La Scala opera house closed.

Italy’s Civil Protection Authority reported the country now has 1,694 confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 1,128 confirmed cases on Saturday. Thirty-four people have died.


And in Germany, the number of confirmed cases actually doubled in just 24 hours.

Here in the United States, confirmed cases are now popping up all over the nation, and we are being warned to brace for a “boom” of confirmed cases

A “boom” of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that has now killed more than 3,000 people around the world — including two in the U.S. — could already be racing across America despite ramped-up efforts to contain the outbreak, experts say.

The spread of the virus by “community transmissions” is an indication that we could indeed be looking at the tip of the iceberg,” Ogbonnaya Omenka, an assistant professor and public health specialist at Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, told USA TODAY on Sunday.

Overall, the number of confirmed cases outside of China has more than tripled over the past week.  If we continue to see that sort of growth rate, there will be more than a million confirmed cases outside of China just five weeks from now.

I don’t think that it will happen that quickly, and let us pray that we don’t hit that number at all, but right now this outbreak is starting to spiral out of control.

As the fear of this virus rises, grocery stores from coast to coast are stocking up on essential supplies in an effort “to prevent shortages”

Now grocers are working to prevent shortages and preparing for a spike in demand for disinfectants and long-lasting items such as pasta and canned food. Some are ramping up orders from suppliers.

“This is like a natural disaster, but it’s an illness,” said Doug Baker, vice president of industry relations at FMI, a trade group for food retailers.

In the short-term, hopefully, things won’t be too bad.

But without a doubt, global supply chains are becoming extremely strained due to the widespread shutdowns inside of China, and that has led one analyst to predict “empty shelves in Target and Walmart as early as April”

“Literally, empty shelves in Target and Walmart as early as April,” predicts David Iwinski, a local China business consultant who once ran a factory in China.

Most retail stores are likely to have shortages because the coronavirus in China is hampering the manufacture of products shipped to America.

If there are things that you need to go buy, you need to do it now, because thousands upon thousands of Americans are already storming the stores.

In Los Angeles, a local Costco was quickly raided of the most essential supplies when the store opened on Saturday morning

At a Costco Wholesale market in Los Angeles Saturday morning, a swarm of shoppers loaded up carts with essential items to prepare for a possible period of quarantine.

According to the chain, water, paper towels and Clorox disinfecting wipes were the most in-demand products.

And up in northern California, photos of completely empty shelves over the weekend were rapidly shared on social media

On social media, residents further north shared shocking photos and videos from Costco centers in San Francisco.

Shelves were depleted of tinned food, while some shoppers climbed up onto shelving in order to reach remaining supplies of rice.

Of course, the exact same thing is happening in other states as well.

In Washington, one local resident claimed that “thousands of people” have been descending on the local Costco centers…

I live in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington State. My advice for those elsewhere – go to Costco now. Thousands of people at local stores yesterday – not where you want to be if there is a virus spreading. Glad I went a week ago.

And one video that has been very widely shared shows hundreds of people lined up at a Costco in Brooklyn before it even opened in the morning.

Up to this point, only two people have died from the virus in the United States.

So what will things look like if thousands of people start dying?

Already, there is a worldwide shortage of protective face masks.  In fact, things have gotten so bad that Surgeon General Jerome Adams posted a tweet demanding that people stop buying them

The surgeon general has a message for people who want to run out and stockpile masks to combat the coronavirus – don’t.

“Seriously people – STOP BUYING MASKS!” Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted. “They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

Personally, I don’t understand his logic.  If the masks are not effective, then why do healthcare providers need them?

Yes, the masks have limited effectiveness against a virus that is so easy to catch.  But at least they are better than nothing.

The time of “the perfect storm” is here, and this virus has the potential to greatly accelerate our problems.

We still don’t know if this will be the great global pandemic that so many have warned about, but Bill Gates certainly seems to believe that this may be the “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about”

Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said the coronavirus that has killed at least 2,859 people and infected more than 83,700 globally may be the “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.”

“I hope it’s not that bad, but we should assume it will be until we know otherwise,” Gates wrote in an article published Friday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Personally, I am still hoping that this outbreak will start to subside once warmer weather arrives.

But so far nothing is slowing this virus down.  As I mentioned above, the total number of cases outside of China has more than tripled over the last seven days, and that is a huge red flag.

If you need to get to the store, do it now.  Because at the rate that people are raiding the stores, there could soon be shortages of some of the most important supplies.

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Joseph Skewes@josephskewes

Costco in Adelaide today (not my photos). All checkouts open with 40-minute wait (normally 5), lineup half the length of the building, with pallets of toilet paper flying out the door. There are only 3 confirmed cases of #coronavirus, with 2 recovered, in South Australia.

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Karen Weise@KYWeise

I really should have done my regular Costco run last week. I’ve never seen it like this. This is a few miles north of Seattle.

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9 am at Costco in San Jose.
Workers were baffled by the lines and said it’s only like this at Christmas.
Water is now gone, as is Theraflu and other basic necessities.

All I wanted to get was dog food. #coronavirus #COVID19

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As someone who lived in Portland, Oregon for two years, I can confirm that motherfuckers there are primed to raid grocery stores after a single virus. The city voted against fluoridating the water supply, liberals and leftists are just as prone to conspiracy as right-wingers.

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Panic! At the Costco

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I live in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington State. My advice for those elsewhere – go to Costco now. Thousands of people at local stores yesterday – not where you want to be if there is a virus spreading. Glad I went a week ago.10:43 AM – Mar 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Brian K’s other Tweets

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Honey, let’s go down to Costco before it gets busy with coronavirus shoppers…What the….? #Coronavirustruth #coronavirusus #SundayThoughts PLS don’t fall for the 24/7 news panic.

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And apparently everyone has different priorities ahead of a possible pandemic. As one person loaded up on “condoms and a big jar of coconut oil.”

Jill Bennett@jillreports

I was sent to a Costco to see if people are stocking up (even though health officials say it’s not necessary) in case COVID-19 gets more serious here. This guy came out of the store with 16 boxes of condoms and a big jar of coconut oil. We all have priorities.

Costco In Brooklyn, The Hoarding Begins…

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 The coronavirus will have a massive economic impact, food shortage will be widespread, prepare, pray and walk by faith or parish.

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The best-case scenario, do not count on the scenario–the Western world is mostly unscathed by the virus itself but the economic supply chain suffers major setbacks. The global economy, which was already crashing over the past year due to historic levels of corporate and consumer debt, not to mention faltering exports and freight, is finally tipped over the edge. The massive Everything Bubble, fueled by a decade of inflationary central bank stimulus, implodes. Governments respond with totalitarian measures in the name of “protecting the public”. Globalist institutions like the IMF step in and suggest that frail national monetary systems come under the management of their Special Drawing Rights basket in order to mitigate the debt crisis. Essentially, this is the first step to global governance.

Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages - Business Insider

This day is here– get ready, the virus WILL spreads throughout the US and Europe, governments will respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and full-blown concentration camp culture. This would lead to civil war in the US because we are armed and many people will shoot anyone trying to put us into quarantine camps. Europe is mostly screwed.
The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralized as private trade dies.AntiChrist Is On His Temporary Thorne

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The same long lines that we’ve seen in China, Japan, South Korea, and across the world as people panic buy food and health supplies have started in the US.

On Saturday, the US Surgeon General urged people to “stop buying masks,” saying on Twitter that they’re not effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.

U.S. Surgeon General@Surgeon_General

Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!

They are NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!

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Despite the CDC telling everyone to calm down, alleged video of long lines pouring out of a Costco store in Brooklyn, New York, surfaced on YouTube Saturday afternoon.

This angle shows hundreds of people lined up outside of the Brooklyn Costco today in the freezing cold for a chance to load up on supplies amid virus fears. 

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Sitesh Shah@SSWfan


In Brooklyn.
8:58 this morning.
It opens at 9.
As if the damn apocalypse will be upon us by this afternoon.

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his comes days after we reported Hawaiians raced to Sam’s Club and Costco to panic buy food and health supplies as virus fears surge.

And as we noted earlier today: “The great panic of 2020 is underway” as Americans are now stocking up on supplies as a pandemic could be imminent.

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Yet another devastating piece of news for the financial markets and global supply chains, consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble has warned that the company’s 17,600 products used 9,000 materials that come from 387 factories/suppliers across China, and that all of them may be disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic

“Each of these suppliers faces their own challenges in resuming operations,” said CFO Jon Moeller during a speech at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference, as reported by CIPS.org.

Chinese demand for both copper and petroleum fuels has plummeted over the last 30 days, indicating a sharp plunge in factory production. CIPS.org quotes a TrendForce report that reveals the coronavirus is hitting the semiconductor industry especially hard, resulting in “high impact” on the smartphone industry due to supply chain chaos.

That same report also explains, “Although automakers can compensate for material shortage through overseas factories, the process of capacity expansion and shipping of goods is still expected to create gaps in the overall manufacturing process.”

As CIPS.org explains, “Analysts Mintec said the virus was “swamping” markets with uncertainty.” According to the article, supply chain chaos is also hitting food and spice markets:

Other products affected include pork – the price has rocketed 167% year-on-year and 11% month-on-month to the first week of February – and chicken, where ships carrying it from the US to mainland China are being diverted to ports in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Supplies of garlic are also under threat (China commands 80% of the export market), along with dried ginger – prices delivered to the US have grown by 26% quarter-on-quarter.

Proctor & Gamble owns hundreds of brands representing thousands of products globally

P&G is a massive chemical giant, producing thousands of chemically-manufactured consumer products that are sold almost everywhere around the world. These products are, of course, heavily laced with toxic chemicals, making P&G one of the worst polluters in the world when it comes to the use and discarding of their products, but that’s a point for another day.

Some of the many products P&G represents include Dawn dish soap, Tide, Bounce, Cascade, Gain, Ivory soap, Joy, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Crest, Scope mouthwash, Oral-B, Covergirl, Olay, Gillette, Tampax, Always, Charmin, Tampax, Old Spice and many more.

P&G is also known as a left-wing cult-like “virtue signaling” company that uses advertising to try to attack men and promote cultural “progressivism” along the lines of LGBT themes, including transgenderism. But again, that’s a different topic for a different day.

Seriously, if the world runs out of P&G products, the world would be a far less toxic place.

The bigger story in all this, however, is that if P&G can’t maintain its own supply lines, then many other large manufacturers and retailers won’t be able to maintain their supply lines, either.

And the coronavirus pandemic in China has only just begun. To date, only a tiny percentage of the total population in China has been infected, which means this will continue to play out for many months or even years to come.

In this new podcast, I explain what’s happening with food supply lines in world markets, specifically with food items related to preparedness and survival supplies:

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Global Crop Failures Continue: In Australia, This Is Going To Be The Worst Harvest Ever Recorded

Global food production is being hit from seemingly every side.  Thanks to absolutely crazy weather patterns, giant locust armies in Africa and the Middle East, and an unprecedented outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, a lot less food is being produced around the world than originally anticipated.  Even during the best of years we really struggle to feed everyone on the planet, and so a lot of people are wondering what is going to happen as global food supplies become tighter and tighter.  The mainstream media in the United States is so obsessed with politics right now that they haven’t been paying much attention to this emerging crisis, but the truth is that this growing nightmare is only going to intensify in the months ahead.

In Australia, conditions have been extremely hot and extremely dry, and that helped to fuel the horrific wildfires that we recently witnessed.

And everyone knew that agricultural production in Australia was going to be disappointing this year, but it turns out that it is actually going to be the worst ever recorded

Australia’s hottest and driest year on record has slashed crop production, with summer output expected to fall to the lowest levels on record, according to official projections released Tuesday.

The country’s agriculture department said it expects production of crops like sorghum, cotton and rice to fall 66 percent — the lowest levels since records began in 1980-81.

The continent of Australia is considered to be one of the breadbaskets of the world.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2018/19 Australia exported over 9 million tons of wheat to the rest of the world.

But thanks to relentless crop failures, Australia has started to import wheat, and that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

So instead of helping to feed the rest of the world, Australia is now relying on the rest of us to help feed them.

And what is happening this year didn’t just barely break the old records.  In fact, one senior economist says that this will be the worst summer crop production the country has ever seen “by a large margin”

“It is the lowest summer crop production in this period by a large margin,” Peter Collins, a senior economist with the department’s statistical body ABARES told AFP.

Of course, if the rest of the world was doing great we could certainly survive a downturn in Australia.

Unfortunately, that is definitely not the case.

Right now, billions upon billions of locusts are voraciously devouring farms in eastern Africa and the Middle East.  As I detailed the other day, giant armies of locusts the size of large cities are traveling up to 100 miles per day as they search for food.  When they descend on a farm, all the crops can be consumed literally within 30 seconds.  It is a nightmare of epic proportions, and UN officials are telling us that this crisis is only going to get worse over the next couple of months.

In Uganda, the army has been called out to help fight this locust plague, but it is making very little difference

Under a warm morning sun scores of weary soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them.

From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants and tall grass savanna, the insects rise in a hypnotic murmuration, disappearing quickly to wreak devastation elsewhere.

The most effective way of fighting these locust swarms is to spray insecticide on them from the air, but even that only produces very limited results.

However, at least it is better than doing nothing.

The UN is trying to raise a lot more money to get more planes into the air, because if nothing is done the number of locusts “could grow up to 500 times by June”

The U.N. has said $76 million is needed immediately. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Ethiopia said the U.S. would donate another $8 million to the effort. That follows an earlier $800,000.

The number of overall locusts could grow up to 500 times by June, when drier weather begins, experts have said. Until then, the fear is that more rains in the coming weeks will bring fresh vegetation to feed a new generation of the voracious insects.

Overall, these locusts are affecting nations “with a combined population of nearly 2 billion”, and the amount of food that these locusts are destroying is unprecedented.

Meanwhile, China has been dealing with the worst outbreak of African Swine Fever in history.

African Swine Fever does not affect humans, but it sweeps through herds of pigs like wildfire.  There is no vaccine, there is no cure, and once African Swine Fever starts infecting pigs in a certain area the only thing that can be done is to kill the rest of the pigs to keep it from spreading anywhere else.

Unfortunately, China has not been able to get this outbreak under control, and the losses have been staggering.

According to the New York Times, the number of pigs that have been wiped out in China already is equivalent to “nearly one-quarter of all the world’s pigs”…

The disease was first reported in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, in early August 2018. By the end of August 2019, the entire pig population of China had dropped by about 40 percent. China accounted for more than half of the global pig population in 2018, and the epidemic there alone has killed nearly one-quarter of all the world’s pigs.

But of course, China is not the only one dealing with African Swine Fever.

In fact, cases of African Swine Fever have now been identified “in 50 countries”, and U.S. pig farmers are deathly afraid of what would happen if this disease starts spreading here.

As a result of this crisis, pork prices in China have gone through the roof, and many families are no longer able to eat pork at all.

Never before in the modern era have we seen so many major threats to global food production emerge simultaneously.

There are more than 7 billion people living on our planet today, and we need to be able to grow enough food to feed everyone.

If we aren’t able to do that, food prices will start to get really high, and people in the poorest areas simply will not have enough food to feed their families.

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There Are Not Enough Pigs in the World to Fill China’s Pork Hole.

China’s Soaring Food Prices Will Lead to War, The global food crisis is slowly ramping up. China’s food prices jump 9.1% in July to surge to a 7-year high.

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China’s food shortage crisis war will lead to war.

China’s July food prices jumped 9.1% from a year ago, as the country battles soaring pork prices amid the spread of African swine fever.

In particular, pork prices rose 27% from a year ago in July while fresh fruit prices rose 39.1%, the data showed.

The July figures follow an 8.3% year-on-year jump in June. Non-food items in July were 1.3% higher, government data showed.

Chinese fruit supply has been hurt by severe weather that hurt crop production this year, sending prices of apples up sharply. China is the world’s largest producer and a major consumer of the staple fruit.

The official inflation data came after China confirmed Tuesday it will be suspending imports of agricultural products from the U.S. in response to President Donald Trump’s new tariffs. Source

This is really not a good sign of the oncoming financial and food crisis.

Read more:https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/china-inflation-july-2019-producer-prices-ppi-and-consumer-price-index-cpi.html

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African swine fever has wiped out herds of pigs all over China – by some estimates more than half – and it now appears the global supply of pork might not be able to satisfy the country’s demand in early 2020, reported Bloomberg.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published new data on Friday that shows the number of hogs in China dropped 40% in Oct. YoY. The decline is mostly due to the African swine fever and farmers culling their herds to prevent further transmission of the dangerous disease. 

The disease has spread from Africa to Europe, and currently across Asia, and are fears pork supplies around the world are dwindling and might not be able to fill China’s deficit. Just this week, the Dutch government announced plans to shrink its hog industry (why? because apparently pigs smell – the government says fewer pigs means less odor nuisance and a better living environment, as well lower emissions of ammonia, in the European country with the most cows and pigs relative to land area).


A new Rabobank report projects that domestic pork supplies could hit a three-decade low and lead to higher spot pork prices early next year

In southern China’s Guangdong province, spot prices have jumped 230% since January, with much of the gains seen in late summer as the disease gained momentum and farmers were forced by the government to cull more pigs. 

The jumped in spot prices wasn’t just because domestic pork production collapsed, but the government has had difficulty sourcing products from abroad. It seems the world doesn’t have enough pork for China. 

The trade war, until recently, prevented Chinese importers from souring US pork. China has found alternative sourcing in South America, signing trade deals with Argentina and Brazil for agriculture products. Though it could take months for the pork to arrive in China, the pork deficit will likely increase in early 2020, and spot prices will move higher. 

Food inflation and a decelerating economy in China are a recipe for socio-economic problems in 2020. Source

China’s pig herd has halved to 200 million head over the past year because of a deadly swine disease that may depress pork supplies for years, a Rabobank analyst said.

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The emergence of African swine fever in China in August 2018, and the subsequent deaths and culling of pigs, have wiped out 25% the country’s pork production, or about 13 million metric tons, which is “unprecedented,” said Pan Chenjun, Rabobank’s Hong Kong-based senior animal proteins analyst, in an emailed statement Friday.

“This has resulted in a serious shortage in animal protein, with the market shrinking by 8 million tons — even with the considerable increase in imports this year,” she said.

Chinese consumers are switching from pork to other proteins, including beef, not only due to the 50-to-80% increase in the price of pork but also on concerns surrounding its quality and safety, Pan said.

A Direct Quote from a Notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket.  a Food Shortage Is on the Way…

Our sovereign God is Lord of any pestilence (Habakkuk 3:5). He promises protection for those who trust in Him: “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. (Psalm 91:5–6). Whatever happens, the children of God do not need to fear.

I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket.  And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.  I would encourage you to examine the evidence in this article very carefully and to come to your own conclusions about what is happening.  At this moment, social media is buzzing with reports of shortages of canned vegetables all around the country.  But so far, the mainstream media is being eerily quiet about all of this.  Is there a reason why they aren’t saying anything?  For months, I have been reporting on the extremely bizarre weather patterns that are causing crop failures all over the planet.  But I certainly did not expect that we would already begin to see product shortages on the shelves of major U.S. supermarkets this summer.  What I am about to share with you is shocking, but the truth needs to get out.  For those that share my articles on your own websites, I know that all of the images in this article are going to be an inconvenience, but it is imperative that you include them when you republish this article because they tell a story.  All of the images are taken directly from Facebook, and they prove that we are now facing a nationwide shortage of canned vegetables.

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Widespread Crop Failures The U.S. Is Facing In 2019.

Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point, vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud.  As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis.  But most farmers were able to get seeds planted in the deplorable conditions, and now they are desperately hoping that something will actually grow.  Unfortunately, on-farm after farm what is coming out of the ground looks absolutely terrible.  Even if we get ideal weather conditions for the rest of the summer, there is no way that many of these fields will be ready before the first hard frost arrives.  As you will see below, the truth is that we are potentially facing the most widespread crop failures in all of U.S. history.

This is the biggest news story in America so far this year, and the mainstream media is finally starting to understand the gravity of what we are facing.  Just consider the following quote from a recent Quartz article

The stories across the Midwest are wrenching. Scrolling through the #NoPlant19  hashtag turns up dozens of posts about farmers staring out at soggy fields or farm equipment foundering in deep mud. It’s likely many will see their harvests devastated this year, and global grain prices could spike.

But of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, and so let me share a before and after photo that a farming couple in Indiana named Kyle and Tori Kline recently shared on Facebook…

According to Tori, the corn was almost above Kyle’s head at this time last year, but today it is barely out of the ground…

“These two pictures speaks volumes to the crisis American Farmers are facing this spring. Kyle is about 6’3” and the corn was nearly above his head. Most corn around our area is lucky to be out of the ground, let alone knee high. It’s just some food for thought for those who think farmers are “rich” or “greedy” or what have you. It’s the reason food and gas prices will be getting higher as the summer goes on. I pray for those who didn’t or still haven’t gotten their crops in – for their safety and mental health. This year will be one to remember.”

Do you think that corn is going to be ready when harvest time rolls around?

And of course, the Klines are far from alone.  All over the nation, farmers are facing either dramatically reduced yields or no harvest at all.

Let me share four more extremely disturbing before and after photos that were recently posted to Facebook by TD Hale

We have never seen anything like this before.

Now that you have seen these pictures, are you starting to understand why so many of us have been warning that U.S. agricultural production is going to be way, way down this year?

Corn is not supposed to grow in mud, but due to the horrific weather conditions, many farmers in the middle of the country had absolutely no choice in the matter.  For example, corn farmer Scott Labig confessed that he was “ashamed” of what the nightmarish weather conditions forced him to do…

Labig was doing something he had never done in his career. Something his father and his grandfather never did either in their time working this same land for the last century.

“I am ashamed of how I am planting corn today,” Labig told Campbell on the phone. “This is terrible.”

He was putting seeds into mud. How could things actually grow in this mess?

If you do not live in the middle of the country, you may have a difficult time grasping the true scope of what we are potentially facing.

If farmers do not grow our food, we do not eat.  This is not a drill, and widespread crop failures are going to have dramatic implications for all of us in the months ahead.  Food prices are going much higher, and I urge you to get prepared while you still can.

According to John Newton, the chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, we have never faced “anything like this since I’ve been working in agriculture”.  We are truly in unprecedented territory already, and it won’t take very much at all to turn 2019 into a complete and utter national catastrophe.

If the weather is absolutely perfect for the next few months, 2019 will still be a horrible, horrible year for farmers in the middle of the country.

And guess what?  Over the weekend the middle of the country was pounded by even more severe storms

Hundreds of people were without power in Missouri and Kansason Sunday as storms ripped through the area, prompting officials to warn drivers to remain off the roads as flash flood warnings were in effect.

Until 8:45 a.m. central time, a flash flood warning was in effect in Missouri’s Trenton, Bethany and Gallatin cities, according to the National Weather Service, while such warnings were in effect until 8:30 a.m. central time in Saint Joseph, Atchison and Savannah.

But if the rain doesn’t stop, or if there is too much heat, or if a very early hard frost happens, we could be facing a national nightmare that is beyond what most of us would even dare to imagine.

Just when you think that this crisis cannot possibly get any worse, it does.


The torrential rain of Biblical proportions in the Midwest ” pestilence in history have been a punishment for sin


Midwestern bankers are tightening the purse strings on farm credit lines amid some of the toughest financial times for farmers and ranchers in decades.

The wettest 12 months in all of U.S. history was followed by the second wettest May on record, and for some parts of the Midwest, the month of June will be even worse.  Some portions of Ohio and Indiana have gotten 10 more inches of rain since Friday, and more rain is literally falling on the Midwest. 

For many Midwest farmers, this will be their last year in operation.  Farm bankruptcies had already risen to the highest level since the last recession even before all of this rain, and this unprecedented disaster will be the final nail in the coffin for a lot of farms that have been teetering on the brink.

According to one recent survey, it is expected that the number of farm loan defaults over the next year will be double what we saw in 2017

Midwestern bankers are tightening the purse strings on farm credit lines amid some of the toughest financial times for farmers in decades.

A survey of bank CEOs by Creighton University’s Heider College of Business found they expect the percentage of farm loan defaults over the next 12 months in a number of Midwestern states, including Illinois, to be double the default rates for 2017.

GOD planet is becoming increasingly unstable and that global weather patterns are changing dramatically.  Midwest farmers are desperately hoping for some drier weather….

Rain is in the forecast every day this week until Friday, and then we have a break over the weekend with more rain coming in Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of next week.

The USDA is projecting that somehow we will get to 13.68 billion bushels of corn, but a lot of experts are convinced that the USDA’s reduced projection is still wildly optimistic.

In some parts of the heartland, it literally looks like a hurricane just came through.  When the Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda recently toured farms in her state, she saw fields that were “filled with water and weeds instead of crops”

Fields are visibly filled with water and weeds instead of crops,” states Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda in the press release.

And for Ohio farmer Charles Kettering, hundreds of acres that he recently planted with corn and soybeans can’t be seen at all because they are currently underwater

As much as a third of the 800 acres of corn and soybeans that Kettering planted a few weeks ago is currently underwater. The chances of that part of his crop surviving are next to nothing. As little as a full day underwater is enough to kill off whatever he planted. The deluge of heavy rain in late May and early June flooded much of the area’s fertile farmland, including Kettering’s acreage, which sits in the bottom of a valley.

As a result of the flooding here in June, the Ketterings will lose approximately $100,000.

Could you imagine how you would feel if you were suddenly hit with a financial loss of that magnitude?

Other farmers will be hit with huge losses at the end of the season when yields are way down.  Thanks to the absolutely horrific weather, it is being projected that yields could be down by more than 50 percent for some Ohio farmers…

For those planting corn in June, yield losses are likely—even if the grower has switched to a shorter-season variety, said Peter Thomison, a corn field specialist with CFAES. The losses hinge on growing conditions after planting, but they could be more than 50% for some farmers, he said.

In the end, there is no way that we are going to come anywhere close to the 14.3 billion bushels of corn that was harvested in the U.S. last year, and that is going to have ripple effects that are going to last for a very long time.

The true scope of this crisis will not be fully known until harvest time rolls around, but right now the outlook for U.S. agricultural production in 2019 is exceedingly grim.

Hopefully, things will soon dry out and we will have picture-perfect weather for the rest of the growing season. There is also the possibility that Midwest farmers could be hammered by extreme rain, extreme heat and/or an early frost. Sadly, at this point, it certainly wouldn’t take very much to turn an exceedingly bad growing season into a catastrophic one.

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pes’-ti-lens (debher; loimos): The word translated “pestilence” is often translated as “plague” or “disaster” in new versions of the English Bible. However, because the word is often paired with both of those, it may imply greater devastation than a mere physical disease. Pestilence incorporates any and all forms of public and mass destruction and often accompanies famine (Ezekiel 7:15) or war (Jeremiah 21:9). Jesus forewarned of pestilence when He described the end times (Luke 21:11).

Any sudden fatal epidemic is designated by this word, and in its Biblical use, it generally indicates that these are divine visitations. The word is most frequently used in the prophetic books, and it occurs 25 times in Jeremiah and Ezekiel, always associated with the sword and famine. In 4 other passages, it is combined with noisome or evil beasts or war. In Amos 4:10 this judgment is compared with the plagues of Egypt, and in Habakkuk 3:5 it is a concomitant of the march of God from the Arabian mountain. There is the same judicial character associated with pestilence in Exodus 5:39:15Leviticus 26:25Numbers 14:12Deuteronomy 28:212 Samuel 24:211 Chronicles 21:12Ezekiel 14:19,21. In the dedication prayer of Solomon, a special value is besought for such petitions against pestilence as may be presented toward the temple (2 Chronicles 6:28). Such deliverance is promised to those who put their trust in God (Psalms 91:6). Here the pestilence is called noisome, a shortened form of “annoy some,” used in the sense of “hateful” or that which causes trouble or distress. In modern English, it has acquired a sense of loathsome. “Noisome” is used by Tyndale where the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) have “hurtful” in 1 Timothy 6:9.Acts 19:8 the King James Version writes “persuading the things” (the Revised Version (British and American) “as to the things”) for “present the things persuasively.” And in Galatians 1:10 (the English Revised Version and the King James Version, not in the American Standard Revised Version) and 2 Corinthians 5:11, there is a half-ironic force in the word: Paul’s enemies have accused him of using unworthy persuasion in making his conversions.

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The Latin word pestilentia is connected with pestis, “the plague,” but pestilence is used for any visitation and is not the name of any special disease; debher is applied to diseases of cattle and is translated “murrain.”

pes’-ti-lens (debher; loimos): In the New, Testament pestilence is mentioned in our Lord’s eschatological discourse (Matthew 24:7 the King James Version; Luke 21:11) coupled with famine. The assonance of loimos and limos in these passages (loimos is omitted in the Revised Version (British and American) passage for Mt) occurs in several classical passages, e.g. Herodotus vii.171. The pestilence is said to walk in darkness (Psalms 91:6) on account of its sudden onset out of obscurity not associated with any apparent cause.

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Pestilence is a deadly disaster, usually a disease, that affects an entire community. Pestilence is contagious, virulent, and devastating. For example, the Black Plague in Europe that killed over thirty percent of the population during the late Middle Ages was a pestilence. In the Bible, pestilence is usually a sign of God’s judgment on a nation or people group (Deuteronomy 32:241 Chronicles 21:12Ezekiel 7:14–15). The God who protects and blesses is also the God who sends disaster and pestilence when it accomplishes His righteous purposes on earth (Isaiah 45:7Ezekiel 5:16–17Amos 4:10). Pestilence is promised as part of God’s final judgment on the world in Revelation 18:8.

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.

The things that I am going to share with you in this article are definitely very alarming.  But if you live in a wealthy neighborhood and are always surrounded by other wealthy individuals that never have to worry about missing a meal, then some of the numbers in this article may not ring true to you.

Today, the gap between the wealthy and the poor in the United States is larger than ever, and many wealthy Americans don’t have too much sympathy for the struggles that other people are going through.  But the truth is that most Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck.  And when you are living right on the edge financially, there are times when it can be really tough to even afford the basic necessities.  If you have never had to miss a meal involuntarily, good for you.  Unfortunately, there are millions upon millions of Americans for which hunger is a very real problem.

If you had to guess, what would you say if someone asked you how many Americans struggle with food insecurity each year?

According to a CBS News article that was published a few months ago, “roughly 4o million people” struggle with not having enough food to eat…

The U.S. economy is enjoying nearly a decade of expansion since the Great Recession. Yet food insecurity — a lack of money or resources to secure enough to eat — still grips almost one in eight Americans. That’s roughly 40 million people. While slowly improving, that figure remains stubbornly higher than before the recession, when more than one in 10 U.S. residents had difficulty knowing when and how they might eat next, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hungry people live in every county in America, according to the latest annual research from nonprofit relief organization Feeding America. It compiled federal and other data for 2017, its ninth year examining the issue, for a report called Map the Meal Gap. Feeding America serves 4 billion meals each year for one in eight Americans through 200 food banks and 60,000 meal programs and pantries.

We should be incredibly thankful for Feeding America and its vast network of food banks and pantries, but what happens when the need for food dramatically escalates and the food banks start running empty?

Just a few days ago I heard from a good friend in the middle of the country, and she told me that her local food bank is really pressing hard for donations right now because things are starting to get really, really right.

And we haven’t even officially entered the next recession yet.

Normally there wouldn’t be too much reason for concern, but this has definitely not been a normal year.  Crops have been failing across the globe, and African swine fever is killing millions upon millions of pigs all over the planet.

In fact, thanks to the horrific outbreak of African swine fever in China, pork prices over there are 69.3 percent higher than they were a year ago…

Pork prices in China jumped 69.3% in September from a year ago as the country continued to battle a shortage of the meat that followed an outbreak of African swine fever.

Last month’s surge in pork prices was higher compared to the 46.7% increase seen in August, according to data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics. That pushed up food prices in China by 11.2% in September, accelerating from the previous month’s 10% gain.

If that sounds really bad to you, that is because it is really bad.

And what we have witnessed so far is just the beginning.

One of the big reasons why the Chinese just agreed to buy billions of dollars worth of our agricultural products is because they have a desperate need for them.

Here in the United States, food prices have also been rising steadily and we were already going to be facing one of the worst years for Midwest farmers ever, and now an unprecedented October blizzard is going to cause widespread crop failures.

An absolutely massive storm just dumped very deep snow from Colorado to Minnesota, and it hit just as farmers were getting ready to harvest their corn and soybeans.

As I noted in a different article that I just posted, one lawmaker in North Dakota is telling the press that we should expect “massive crop losses – as devastating as we’ve ever seen”.

Millions of acres of corn and soybeans are going to be “a total loss”, and that means that all of us will soon be facing higher food prices at the supermarket.

If you are independently wealthy and food prices don’t really matter to you, then you are in good shape.

But for the rest of us, these higher prices are going to be quite painful.  I would encourage you to stock up ahead of time while you still can.

Earlier this year, I extensively documented the major problems that farmers in the Midwest were having with rain and flooding, and I warned that we were potentially facing a disastrous harvest season.

Well, now that this historic blizzard has wiped out millions of acres of crops, we are potentially facing a scenario that is far worse than anything that I originally warned about.

That means that soon far more than 40 million Americans will be dealing with food insecurity.  Much higher prices at the grocery store will make it much more difficult for most of us to afford the basic necessities, and those on the bottom rungs of the economic pyramid will suffer more than anyone else.

Micahel Snyder is the author of The Rapture Verdict.  You Are Never Going To Look At The Book Of Revelation The Same Way Again. The worst times in all of human history are coming, and what Michael Snyder has uncovered is this book has dramatic implications for every man, woman, and child on the entire planet. The Rapture Verdict is likely to become one of the most controversial Christian books in decades, and it addresses many of the hottest questions being debated today.

People’s hearts are troubled, their minds are in a state of confusion, the Bible tells us a time of great delusion that will come upon the people, that time has arrived, the politicians must come up with more significant and more believable lies in order to bring on the antichrist, we have entered the doorstep Tribulation.

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The Birth Pains Are Growing Stronger….


“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.”


My name is Steve Meyers and I need to share a vision and warning that the Lord showed me back in April 2007….

Many of you will ask why I waited so long to share the warning. I didn’t. I shared the story with everyone that would listen from pastors to friends to family to colleagues. Immediately following the initial vision, I called a close friend. I told him to sit down that I had something to tell him. I needed it documented as I knew this was supernatural and from God. As I witness events unfolding today, I need to share the vision again.

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The silencing of the American people before 2020?

“The human heart is an idol factory.”

The Un-Godly — Those That Suppress the Truth, the social media giants built multi-billion dollar empires by giving everyone a voice, but now that they have such a dominant position on the Internet they have decided that many prominent conservative voices should be completely silenced.

Our government has been overthrown. As evidenced by Trump’s capitulation on the border, his recent servitude to the GMO industry and his acquiescence to the warmongers, our President has been compromised. Our liberties are being eliminated one by one. Gun confiscation is next. The Constitution is gasping its last breaths. Our borders are destroyed and our culture has been turned upside down by every perversion known to man.


The Left, a broad term for Liberal Socialist Democrats that can only be explained fully by using the Bible explanation of the human race is as follows. A servant of Satan, because you are either saved or lost. This election has brought out the true nature of who you serve. Simply put, it’s Donald Trump, Conservatives, and Christians against the rest of the world. The Left’s Love applies only to those who believe as they do. They Love evil and commit Anarchy against those who love good. They are governed by lies and never tell the truth. On this Friday, Inaugural Day for the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States the Left wants to commit widespread Anarchy to shut down the swearing-in ceremony. Their goal of transforming America, which was founded in Judea Christian values into a Pagan Nation is almost complete. Their goal has always been the total removal of God from American society and the downfall of America. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian, but he left off the USA, an apostate church.

Everything done in dark will be brought to light, being biblically bankrupt will not exclude the elitist.

Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear. (I Am Apolitical) While I Have a General Distaste for Politicians No Matter the Party They Belong To, I Am Unashamedly Politically a Bible Believing Conservative Christian. I Have a Severe Distrust of Government. I Believe It Is the Most Inefficient and Ineffective Way to Accomplish Most Things. While I Strongly Disagree with Liberals/Progressives and Conservative on Most Political Issues, and While I Believe Liberals/Progressives and Most Politicians Are Terribly Misguided and Naive About What Big Government Will Eventually Result In, I Strive to Not Question Their Motives. at the Same Time, While I Find Myself in Agreement with Conservative Politicians on Some Issues, I Do Not Believe Electing Republicans Is the Answer to Everything. for Me, Very Sadly, the Main Difference Between Republicans and Democrats Is How Quickly They Want to Drive the Car Towards the Cliff. Simply Put, I Do Not Believe the Government Is the Solution for Everything. I Do Not Place Any Faith, Trust, or Hope in Any Politicians to Fix What Is Wrong with the World. “Come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20) StevieRay Hansen

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  1. Markus on February 27, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Everything is happening according to God’s will. Why should any believer worry? God told us not to worry, especially not about what to eat the next day. God will provide under any circumstances and show himself faithful to his given word. That’s a blessed assurance!

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