If Utah was a “truly civilized” state, the governor would have deployed the National Guard to ensure those without proof of vaccination would be barred from going anywhere, the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board wrote Saturday.
Time for a second chance
President Joe Biden took questions on Saturday’s Texas synagogue attack and suggested more gun control would not have stopped the attacker.
It’s a wild claim
‘Quit being a whiny party and get out there and fight’
‘Is he a Trumper?’
By Aden Tate
The supply chain crisis isn’t just coming, it’s already here.
As Americans face empty shelves across the country, skyrocketing prices on everything, and a constant worker shortage, it’s impossible to ignore – the supply chain crunch is here. And it isn’t getting any better as a perfect storm gathers to decimate our inventory of goods.
Consider this: China is the world’s biggest trading nation. Anything they do market-wise reverberates throughout the world. Who is America’s largest trade partner? China. What happens when China decides to shut down some of its ports? Americans feel the crunch.
This is what has just happened, as China has shut down the busiest port in the world by shipping volume – the city of Ningbo. In addition, the port of Tianjin has also been locked down, with many people being completely barred from leaving their homes at all.
These aren’t the only cities in China which have been locked down – Xi’an has as well (where there’s recently been an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever) – but they are both major ports.
Currently, sailing schedules within China are delayed by a week, and cargo ships are being forced to divert to Shanghai with hopes of loading and offloading their cargo. We’ve discussed before here at TOP how there have been serious cargo ship holdups off of the Pacific Coast here in America. And this is most certainly a major problem. Cargo ships carry massive amounts of goods.
And then there are the trains.
Not only can we not get products into or out of these United States. Now, we’re having a difficult time transporting it about our own land as well.
This past October, 2021, one of America’s largest railroads, Union Pacific, began a legal battle with its union workers over Biden’s jab mandate. The CEO of Union Pacific wanted to force this mandate upon his workers, and in return, they threatened to strike.
It was then on October 15, 2021, that Union Pacific filed a lawsuit against the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Railroad, and Transportation Workers (SMART) – Transportation Division. Union Pacific asked the federal judge presiding over the case to find SMART guilty of violating federal labor law.
As of January 13, these workers, as well as others from other train-related unions have begun steps to go on strike. A recent attendance policy change has proven to be the final straw, and now, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, which contains 17,000 members, and the BNSF have also joined the fray, with threats of strike.
According to President Ferguson and Pierce of the BNSF, “This new attendance policy may be the tipping point for what may be the ‘great railroad resignation.’”
BNSF pointed out that this movement is a trend as well. They stated, “As is the growing trend among all major rail carriers, the working conditions at BNSF have deteriorated to the point that there are many tenured employees leaving the railroad industry because they can no longer tolerate the treatment that they must endure on a daily basis.” [source]
The supply chain crunch extends to the trucks.
Not only do we have a container ship problem, but logistics workers are leaving their jobs. But perhaps we can rely on the truckers? Well, it appears that this industry currently has its own set of problems.
As of October 2021, there was an estimated 80,000 trucking positions that needed to be filled within America, a record high. Trucking companies are not able to find the drivers they need, and the product isn’t getting shipped quickly as a result.
This is even affecting the packages which should show up at your doorstep. USPS has pointed out that there is a shortage of mail carriers nationwide.
FedEx has seen similar staffing shortages, to the extent that they recently experienced a $470 million dollar loss. Things have actually gotten so bad for FedEx that they’re forced to reroute approximately 600,000 packages a day due to their labor shortage.
When cargo ships can’t unload at port, when trains aren’t showing up to the station, when there’s nobody to drive the trucks or deliver the packages, can we say anything other than that the supply chain crunch is already here?
And it’s not just logistics. It’s shop workers as well.
What happens if you own a small grocery store but can’t find anybody to put your produce on the shelves in time? What happens if your ground beef is left too long out of refrigeration because you were too busy stacking lettuce? You’ve likely felt the end-results of these staffing shortages at restaurants of late. Has the service recently grown incomparable to how it was even a year ago?
People are quitting in record droves. Washington recently lost 3% of its state labor force within a single day. America now has two consecutive months of record high quitting rates. From March to September 2021, we saw quits increase by 24.3%. Colorado recently broke its record for most number of employees quitting. (It appears people hate tyranny.)
This supply chain crunch is going to affect your daily life on a very personal level.
You need to get your preps in order now. This is a downward spiral.
If your business needs product that comes from overseas, do you have plenty of it in stock? If the medicines you need come from far away, have you built up your supplies to outride any “buffering” time? Do you have enough food to keep your family fed until you can get more?
It’s currently impossible to get chicken wings at any of the restaurants in my area. Gas is high, and food prices are rising. Have you prepared for this? Have you built your American Free Market Network?
The world is going the way of John Galt and things are getting crazy.
Please, get your preps in order. You’re going to need them.
Are you prepared for the supply chain disaster?
How are you preparing for the perfect storm surrounding the supply chain? Do you have any tips to share with other readers? Let’s discuss it in the comments.
Source: The Organic Prepper
Aden Tate has a master’s in public health and is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com, TheFrugalite.com, PewPewTactical.com, SurvivalBlog.com, SHTFBlog.com, ApartmentPrepper.com, HomesteadAndPrepper.com, and PrepperPress.com. Along with being a freelance writer, he also works part-time as a locksmith. Aden has an LLC for his micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has two published books, The Faithful Prepper and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.
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By Matt Agorist
The publicly traded Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is the largest newspaper publisher in the United States reaching over 173 million people monthly with hundreds of subsidiary outlets. These outlets give readers a sense of diversity, but in reality, they are all part of the same billion dollar media conglomerate. The USA Today network controls more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing service companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest.
This massive media conglomerate has no problem using its multiple news properties to create narratives to shift public opinion. In fact, last March, TFTP caught the paper in an unscrupulous propaganda tactic — pushing identical content written for different states to stoke fear over guns. At the time, if you Googled, “mass shooting surge,” you were returned results with exactly the same headlines, but for different states.
The headline read as follows: “Mass shootings surge in South Carolina as nation faces record high.” As you continued to scroll down the results, you’d see this exact same headline for other states like Florida, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and others.
In states which didn’t see a rise in mass shootings, a different title was used but with the exact same point. For example, “Mass shootings fall in Georgia, but nation faces record high.” This title was applied to states like George, Indiana, California, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Alabama, and others.
Given their propensity toward indoctrinating their readership base of millions, USA Today has been in the crosshairs here at TFTP. Most recently, as in just last week, USA Today launched a push to normalize pedophilia. The outlet took to Twitter with an extensive thread claiming that “In recent decades, the science on pedophilia has improved. One of the most significant findings is that pedophilia is likely determined in the womb, though environmental factors may influence whether someone acts on an urge to abuse.”
After putting out this thread, they received some well-deserved backlash and frantically deleted the tweets, claiming that the thread lacked information. However, the article mentioned in the tweets remains up, which attempts to garner sympathy for pedophiles, claiming that “Pedophiles may not have control over the fact that they are attracted to kids.”
Though it is important to study what makes a person attracted to children, the idea of normalizing it as a sexual preference or “natural tendency” which happens in the womb, is misguided at best and utterly nefarious at worst. Given their most recent piece, however, it may be the latter.
After publishing an article seemingly normalizing the sexual attraction toward children, the USA Today network went after children again — this time urging readers to hand them over to the state — for equity, of course.
In a column for the VC Star, one of USA Today’s California posts, titled, “California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity,” the outlet unapologetically states that “If California is ever going to achieve true equity, the state must require parents to give away their children.”
In the article, the author attempts to paint parents as the problem with society, claiming that they pass along privilege to their children which fosters an inequitable society. While it is certainly true that rich parents often times have rich kids, countless other children pull themselves out of their unfortunate socioeconomic paradigms on a regular basis.
What’s more, if we look at the global poverty index, there are less humans living in hunger than ever before, and — outside of the pandemic — this number improves every year.
But according to the paper, this is not enough and if we are truly going to achieve perfect communistic equality, we must make “raising your own children illegal.”
As it will take time for legislation like this to come to fruition, the author suggests not waiting for the law, and acting now by taking poor kids from their parents and giving them to rich parents or “homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors.”
Abracadabra, now everyone is “equal.”
Unironically, the article completely misses the point that this would in no way foster some equitable outcome. Instead, it would simply reward poor children with the homes of the rich and penalize rich children, forcing them to be homeless. But logic and reason were not expected in such ridiculousness.
The author admits to the dystopian nature of such a proposal, but says it would be a necessary means to a collective utopian dream in which the hive mind of parentless children can be used to achieve greatness.
Perhaps such coercion sounds dystopian. But just imagine the solidarity that universal orphanhood would create. Wouldn’t children, raised in one system, find it easier to collaborate on global problems?
If you criticize this methodology, you are part of the problem, according to the author and are blind, “Because they just can’t see how our relentless pursuit of equity might birth a brave new world.”
Source: The Free Thought Project
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Malik Faisal Akram is the jihadi hostage-taker who died on Saturday after a 12-hour ordeal in a Texas synagogue. His brother asks how Akram was able to enter the US with a criminal record.
On Saturday night after hours of holding hostages in a Texas synagogue, jihadi hostage-taker Malik Akram was dead.
Now his family is asking how he entered the country.
The Daily Mail reports (highlights added):
The family of a 44-year-old British Muslim man who was shot dead by police in Texas after launching a terror attack on a synagogue last night demanded to know how he was allowed into America despite a long criminal record.
Malik Faisal Akram, from Blackburn, died in a hail of bullets after a 10-hour stand-off on Saturday in which four people were held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, 27 miles from Dallas.
Akram had apparently flown to America two weeks ago, lived in homeless shelters and bought a gun on the street, according to US President Joe Biden…
…Malik’s brother Gulbar issued a statement on behalf of the family last night in which he told of their ‘devastation’ and revealed how relatives had been in contact with Malik during his attack at the police’s request but could not convince him to surrender.
But speaking to Sky News he also demanded to know how the incident had been allowed to unfold. ‘He’s known to police. Got a criminal record. How was he allowed to get a visa and acquire a gun?’, he said.
How did this terrorist ever get into the country?
One year ago, on January 18, 2021, Bed, Bath and Beyond announced they would no longer carry MyPillow products after the Founder and CEO Mike Lindell challenged the results of the fraudulent 2020 presidential election.
This was one year ago tomorrow.
Bed Bath & Beyond has now officially DROPPED MyPillow! Thank you to everyone who stepped up and help amplify our message and thank you to @BedBathBeyond for siding with democracy. https://t.co/otp3dH7r7c
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 19, 2021
** You can still contact Bed, Bath and Beyond here over their irrational decision.
Now a year later Bed, Bath and Beyond is shuttering 37 stores — they’re having inventory issues. Obviously, they’re having a hard time getting all of those Chinese pillows.
Via Pro-Trump News.
Bed, Bath & Beyond removed MyPillow products from its stores in January 2021.
According to CNN Business at the time, it was because Mike Lindell questioned the validity of the 2020 election.
A year later, Bed, Bath & Beyond is suffering.
In their latest quarterly results, the retailer announced a “lack of inventory” cost them $100 million.
They could have stocked their shelves with MyPillow products, but they decided to get political.
In a note to clients, Fadem said that Bed Bath & Beyond’s fundamentals are “deteriorating” amid “choppy execution” by management.
In the near term, Tritton said that the supply chain headwinds will persist, putting a damper on future results.
Bed, Bath and Beyond is closing 37 stores, Todd Starnes reported.
Fortunately, Mike doesn’t need retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond.
He’s going direct to conservatives and passing on the savings.