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^^^^ I deal with a imported of Packaging Equipment and we were discussing the above about Factories shutting down. Quite a few of the ones he had been dealing with are on 2 days a week work and the Power is completely shut down to those plants. He was saying they are really getting worried about having enough electricity to keep warm. Especially after the rain has been shutting down the Coal fields in China. Not looking good. Now he is experiencing months delays and not just weeks.
 

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Listen for the sirens that will signal the commencement of the Purge. By our new socialist founding fathers.!? If one really is awake and not woke most DNC controlled defacto plantations like Chi-Raq and Philly etc. Are already like the purge on at least a weekly basis. To include Doj , police and first responders. Hollywood wasn't too far off. But I have faith it's just going to get worse.
 

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The New York Times has a big article at the top of the page about the supply chain right now. Seems concerning. It's behind the paywall, though.

Headline: "It's not sustainable."

From the synopsis: "What once seemed like a temporary phenomenon is increasingly viewed as a new reality that could require refashioning the world's shipping infrastructure."

This is such an important problem, maybe they'll get some geniuses working on it, and find a way to innovate a solution.

Seems pretty certain that at least this Christmas is going to be shook up in some way, though.

Maybe you should try to avoid Black Friday this year?
 

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Not really. While very useful, it's foolishly expensive. Paying a lot for little individual convenience bottles. And it's not environmentally friendly. The cost/unit is much too high and they do not store well long-term so you have to constantly use them and replenish. A $15, 7 gallon container is a better investment. I have many, filled with tap water and a few drops of regular bleach to kill any bacterias. You can transport them (25 pounds of water), and refill as needed. Just bring your own re-usable drink containers.

And, I don't really plan to "bug out" and abandon a lifetime of hard work of building preps, weapons, etc. If you live in an area you think you need to "bug out" from, it may be a good idea to bug out now to somewhere else you can be stable in.
Yup.

I'd like to point out that water weighs roundabout 8 pounds per gallon.

-For newer / perhaps inexperienced folks, whom are considering their water storage method(s).

Ex, for some, full 7, or even 5 gallon jugs may simply be too heavy to manage well. Or for their family members (spouse/kids/seniors etc) to manage well.

So, simply plan & store accordingly.
 

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Nobody is going to war over the vaccine, or at least not enough to matter. No matter what you think about it that just ain't happening. For those who think it is get out of your self-affirming bubble. Pick a different cause.
 

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As said above I think labor is playing a huge role in what we're seeing. I work in trades and labor staffing and I can tell you that nationally, it's a crap shoot filling jobs. Some orders we can't fill fast enough for basic labor as an example, and other areas you can pay top dollar with bonuses and you can't get anyone to show. I'll get tons of applications (applying only for their unemployment) but they won't follow through. The larger liberal cities are a nightmare if it is a local only order with no per diem. Just my observation.
 

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Zerohedge is saying that India's coal supply is very low. Specifically the capital, Delhi, normally follows a rule of keeping a 1 month supply, but right now only has a few days.

I read the entire article. It's unclear if this is a problem that's really beginning or ending.

I'm starting to get very concerned, though. It's starting to look like it's not coronavirus that was such a big problem for the world, but the aftershock of it. Fourth quarter of 2021 and 2022 is starting to look like it's going to be a real rollercoaster.

I don't think this is "it," but... it's still maybe going to be pretty crazy times for a while...
 

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Zerohedge is saying that India's coal supply is very low. Specifically the capital, Delhi, normally follows a rule of keeping a 1 month supply, but right now only has a few days.

I read the entire article. It's unclear if this is a problem that's really beginning or ending.

I'm starting to get very concerned, though. It's starting to look like it's not coronavirus that was such a big problem for the world, but the aftershock of it. Third quarter 2021 and 2022 is starting to look like it's going to be a real rollercoaster.

I don't think this is "it," but... it's still maybe going to be pretty crazy times for a while...
I think the covids was the "starter". Tptb needed something to get the show started.
 

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Filled the tank on our truck which has a 36 gallon tank, gas prices were lower on Friday and from what the attendant said we'll be looking at possible $5 by the end of the month, Our Costco has a hard time keeping bottled water and now limits it when they have it same with TP. Our local store is running low on shelf items...rice/beans/soup/pasta/Sauce etc; is missing or very low.
 

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Filled the tank on our truck which has a 36 gallon tank, gas prices were lower on Friday and from what the attendant said we'll be looking at possible $5 by the end of the month, Our Costco has a hard time keeping bottled water and now limits it when they have it same with TP. Our local store is running low on shelf items...rice/beans/soup/pasta/Sauce etc; is missing or very low.
Where the hell do you live that it's $4.15 a gallon?

Oh wait...
 

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I'm starting to get very concerned, though. It's starting to look like it's not coronavirus that was such a big problem for the world, but the aftershock of it. Fourth quarter of 2021 and 2022 is starting to look like it's going to be a real rollercoaster.
Remember, when a global pandemic hit we decided we didn't want to take the beating so we just cranked up the printing press and pretended that would fix everything. The reality is that it just kicked the can down the road. We will have to deal with the consequences at some point. It is starting to seem like the bill is coming due.
 

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For those who are having trouble finding toilet paper, I'm dubious about what it would do to a septic system so you might want a lidded garbage can, but try "toilet paper coins" at camping stores and Amazon. And a squeeze condiment bottle or six if you don't own a bidet yet.
 

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Not really. While very useful, it's foolishly expensive. Paying a lot for little individual convenience bottles. And it's not environmentally friendly. The cost/unit is much too high and they do not store well long-term so you have to constantly use them and replenish. A $15, 7 gallon container is a better investment. I have many, filled with tap water and a few drops of regular bleach to kill any bacterias. You can transport them (25 pounds of water), and refill as needed. Just bring your own re-usable drink containers.
This is a nice example of projecting one's own situation on others, then calling them out for not making the same choices. Foolishness, is what it is. You should know better.

Further, among the less math-challenged of us, we know that a 7-gallon container of water weighs over 58 pounds. Do you believe that everyone can schlep such a thing around as you apparently are able? What if they have back issues, or knee issues, or.....?

That's what I mean by projecting. Is it easier to imagine, now, how things might not be the same for everybody?

Further yet, you demonstrate the foolishness of presuming everyone should value choices in the same way. Convenience, effectiveness, efficiency--these all factor in, at least for me. If they don't for you, that's fine. You'll live--or die--by your choices, not me.

If saving money were my goal, I might make different choices. That I don't make the same choices as you might mean--attend closely now--that my circumstances are different than yours. I can't schlep a 58+ pound water container around without risking physical harm, and I won't do it.

The reasons I gave why--for me!--bottled water is the superior choice are my reasons. Yours might be different, but I am no fool for choosing the ones I've selected.

And, I don't really plan to "bug out" and abandon a lifetime of hard work of building preps, weapons, etc. If you live in an area you think you need to "bug out" from, it may be a good idea to bug out now to somewhere else you can be stable in.
Well, that's fine, but what happens if your plan to not bug out ends up not working?

Yeah.

Good luck with those 58-pound containers of water.
 

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Spent a weekend visiting family, and had to come home via the 'alternate' route (aka the one everyone uses). I-35 was packed solid in both directions. When I finally got to the exit downtown, every parking lot of every business open was packed. Bad enough that I actually commented about it to my passengers. Saw very few out of state license plates on the highway, all local.

Strange for a Sunday afternoon ~12-2pm.
 

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Somehow, with the swamp creatures around him....I think you’re being optimistic. Or pessimistic, depending on your viewpoint.;)

I don’t think the DNC and the hard core media can prop him up that long; even the mainstream media is starting to admit there’s a problem. They want to blame it on Trump and conservative white folks...but there’s too many obvious examples of their hypocrisy, they overplayed that hand already.
We live in Interesting times, as they say.
I was biting my tongue...LOL

As for the DNC, they may have overplayed their hand, I think so, but we won't know until the mid terms.

By way of observation, the RNC has been a lot kinder to Biden than the DNC was to trump...

As for the legacy media, It's profitable to treat people like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed a steady diet of BS.

Odds are the media will hum along spinning lies and telling half truths until the power goes out. Until then there an off switch.
 
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