Editor’s Commentary: It’s funny that I was shopping yesterday and noticed the beef prices. Okay, so “funny” isn’t the right way to put it but the article below crossed my desk as soon as I got back. What made it such a coincidence as that Michael Snyder used the term “luxury product” less than an hour after I started thinking that beef was becoming a food priced only for the wealthy.
I scoured Instacart looking at prices on ribeye steaks, just in case the $23.99 per pound for USDA Choice (NOT Prime) was extraordinary. It wasn’t. I was able to find a single store that still had USDA Select (below Choice) at a reasonable price, but that was one out of seven stories that I had checked, all of which were over $20 per pound. One had it over $30.
As so many have asked in recent weeks, what do our supply chain issues with shipping have to do with beef prices from domestic ranches? The answer, of course, is that the combination of inflation and supply chain issues is deadly for prices of hard-to-transport products like beef. The meat requires manpower to properly process it, store it, and truck it, and despite the availability of jobs and millions who could use the work, the crisis continues.
As we noted yesterday, the rising prices means it really is time to do some “prepping.” In fact, it’s long past time. I regret not being more engaged in prepping before. Sure, we had our bugout bags and buckets of rice, just in case, but I am now feeling woefully unprepared for the crisis that is upon us. Those with the means should be storing up food. Even if it’s low quality food like ramen noodles, there may come a time in the near future when sustenance of any sort is necessary.
I really hate being a fearmonger on issues like these. I pushed back last year when millions of Americans were hording toilet paper for no apparent reason, but the current situation is bad and the future looks far more dire than anything America has seen in decades. Prices are going up on pretty much all essentials from food to fuel. It behooves us to get our ducks in a row immediately.
Here’s Michael’s article. It paints a grim picture, especially for those of us who love our meat products. Like I said, I hate promoting fear but there’s a thin line between being a fearmonger and being a watchman warning of near-future catastrophes. I pray that I am wrong and will giddily acknowledge that I was swept up in talks of economic collapse unnecessarily, but I fear that I and others are spot on in our assessment of what’s to come.
he “reset economy” is coming, and it isn’t going to be very pleasant. Rather than viewing the economic chaos caused by the pandemic as a negative thing, many among the worldwide elite consider it to be a golden opportunity to fundamentally transform the global economy according to their values. As they radically reshape our economic system, one of their primary goals will be to make any products that are “bad for the environment” cost a lot more.
In other words, behaviors that produce a lot of carbon emissions must be punished. That is particularly bad news for those that love to eat a lot of meat, because the production of meat is considered to be particularly “harmful” for the environment.
In recent months, you may have noticed that the price of meat has already been rising quite aggressively. This fits very well with what they are trying to do, because they want people to start eating a lot less of it.
In fact, one prominent CEO was recently quoted as saying that beef is going to be “a luxury product” from now on…
“Beef is not going to be super climate friendly,” Danish Crown Chief Executive Officer Jais Valeur said in an interview with Danish newspaper Berlingske. “It will be a luxury product that we eat when we want to treat ourselves.”
Valeur said pork would be a more climate-friendly protein. Danish Crown is one of Europe’s largest pork producers, although it is also a player in the beef market.
So if you are accustomed to eating beef on a regular basis, I guess you are just going to be out of luck. Of course they will offer lots of “burgers” and “steaks” made out of microalgae or bugs that you can try instead. I am afraid that chicken is on the chopping block too. The head of the biggest chicken producer in the UK just warned that the days of cheap chicken dinners “are coming to an end”…
Britain’s biggest chicken producer said that the country’s 20-year cheap food binge is ending and food price inflation could hit double digits.
“The days when you could feed a family of four with a 3 pound ($4) chicken are coming to an end,” Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of the 2 Sisters Group, said.
But don’t worry, they are working really hard to develop some squishy plant-based “chicken alternatives” that will surely have your mouth watering. These new “alternatives” won’t be cheap either, but the truth is that the price of just about everything is spiking these days. Just check out these numbers from a local CBS News report…
The price increases have hit certain industries particularly hard over the last year. Used car prices are up about 24 percent. The cost of meat has gone up 12 percent in 12 months. Home heating oil is up an estimated 43 percent. Another area on the top of many commuters’ minds: gas prices, which have risen by more than $1 a gallon.
As I discussed yesterday, heating bills are going to put a lot of financial stress on millions of American families this winter. Unfortunately, a lot of people still aren’t taking this new global energy crisis seriously enough. The truth is that this is a really, really big deal. If you doubt this, just take a look at what is already happening in India and China…
Meanwhile, Coal India, the world’s biggest coal miner, said it had temporarily stopped supplying non-power users as India battles one of its worst ever power supply deficits.
China’s power crisis, caused by shortages of coal, high fuel prices and booming post-pandemic industrial demand has halted production, including at factories supplying big brands such as Apple.
Needless to say, a global energy crisis will be a perfect opportunity for the global elite to push their “green energy solutions” on all of us. In order for most people to be willing to accept a radical “solution” they often need to be faced with a major problem first, and the global elite understand this very well.
Speaking of major problems, the global supply chain crisis just continues to get worse, and one prominent executive is now warning that it could “last well into 2022”…
Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom warned that supply chain problems in the auto sector could last well into 2022.
“Collectively we have underestimated how big the supply chain issues, and especially for semiconductor shortages, have been or have become”, TomTom Chief Financial Officer Taco Titulaer told Reuters.
That is certainly bad news, and it looks like I will definitely have a lot to write about in the months ahead. Sadly, it appears that the Biden administration is not approaching these issues with the seriousness that they deserve. In fact, White House chief of staff Ron Klain seems to think that they are just “high class problems”…
White House chief of staff Ron Klain endorsed former Obama administration economist Jason Furman’s claim that the country’s inflation, supply chain, and other economic problems only affect a small part of the U.S. population.
Furman, the chairman of former President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and an economics professor at Harvard University, tweeted Wednesday night that “most of the economic problems we’re facing … are high class problems.”
Really? Are empty shelves all across America a high class problem? Are soaring heating bills a high class problem? As I discussed yesterday, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. households “have faced serious financial problems” within the last few months. Is that a high class problem too?
The truth is that the stage is set for a global economic nightmare of epic proportions, and what we have experienced so far is just the tip of the iceberg. But like I said, the global elite don’t fear the changes that are happening. In fact, they intend to engineer even more change. Many of them truly believe that human activity must be very tightly constrained for the good of the planet, and so they envision a future in which our behaviors are very closely monitored, tracked and controlled.
So it may not be too long before highly advanced meters independently control the temperature levels in your home, you are not allowed to purchase certain products you used to buy because they are “bad for the environment”, and your food is made out of some of the most disgusting things imaginable. Many would consider such a society to be a “utopia”, but it sounds like an endless dystopian nightmare to me.
Big Pharma’s Five Major Minions that Everyone, Vaxxed or Unvaxxed, Must Oppose
This is not an “anti-vaxxer” article, per se. It’s a call for everyone to wake up to the nefarious motives behind vaccine mandates, booster shots, and condemnation of freedom.
The worst kept secret in world history SHOULD be that the unquenchable push for universal vaccinations against Covid-19 has little if anything to do with healthcare and everything to do with Big Pharma’s influence over the narrative. Unfortunately, that secret has stayed firmly hidden from the vast majority of people because of the five major minions working on behalf of Big Pharma.
What’s even worse is the fact that Big Pharma’s greed is merely a smokescreen to hide an even darker secret. We’ll tackle that later. First, let’s look at the public-facing ringleaders behind the vaccine push, namely Big Pharma. But before we get into their five major minions, it’s important to understand one thing. This is NOT just an article that speaks to the unvaccinated. Even those who believe in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines must be made aware of agenda that’s at play.
Let’s start with some facts. The unvaccinated do NOT spread Covid-19 more rampantly than the vaccinated. Even Anthony Fauci acknowledged the viral load present in vaccinated people is just as high as in the unvaccinated. This fact alone should demolish the vaccine mandates as it demonstrates they have absolutely no effect on the spread of the disease. But wait! There’s definitely more.
This unhinged push to vaccinate everyone defies science. Those with natural immunity may actually have their stronger defenses against Covid-19 hampered by the introduction of the injections which fool the body into creating less-effective antibodies. Moreover, the push to vaccinate young people is completely bonkers. The recovery rate for those under the age of 20 is astronomical. Children neither contract, spread, nor succumb to Covid-19 in a statistically meaningful way. What they DO succumb to more often than Covid-19 are the adverse reactions to the vaccines, particularly boys.
All of this is known and accepted by the medical community, yet most Americans are still following the vaccinate-everybody script. It requires pure cognitive dissonance and an overabundant need for confirmation bias to make doctors and scientists willingly go along with the program. Yet, here we are and that should tell you something.
Before I get to the five major minions of of Big Pharma, I must make the plea for help. Between cancel culture, lockdowns, and diminishing ad revenue, we need financial assistance in order to continue to spread the truth. We ask all who have the means, please donate through our GivingFuel page or via PayPal. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to expand our reach so the truth can get to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
Who does Big Pharma control? It starts with the obvious people, the ones who most Americans believe are actually behind this push. Our governments at all levels as well as governments around the world are not working with Big Pharma. They are working for Big Pharma. Some are proactive as direct recipients of cash. Others may oppose Big Pharma in spirit but would never speak out because they know anyone who does has no future in DC.
This may come as a shock to some, but it’s Big Pharma that drives the narrative and sets the agenda for the “experts” at the CDC, FDA, WHO, NIH, NIAID, and even non-medical government organizations.
Most believe it’s the other way around. They think that Big Pharma is beholden to the FDA for approval, but that’s not exactly the case. They need approval for a majority of their projects, but when it comes to the important ones such as the Covid injections, Big Pharma is calling the shots. They have the right people in the right places to push their machinations forward.
That’s not to say that everyone at the FDA is in on it. Big Pharma only needs a handful of friendlies planted in leadership in order to have their big wishes met. We have seen people quitting the FDA in recent weeks for this very reason. The same can be said about the other three- and five-letter agencies. Too many people in leadership have been bribed, bullied, or blackmailed into becoming occasional shills for the various Big Pharma corporations. Some have even been directly planted by Big Pharma. That’s the politics of healthcare and science that drives such things as Covid-19 “vaccines.”
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