Economics of the Coronavirus
Nevada Families for Freedom
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Janine Hansen www.nevadafamilies.org email@example.com,
March 18, 2020 In the Year of Our Lord, U.S. Constitution Art. VII
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Thank you, Janine Hansen
As I said in my last newsletter, the greatest impact of the cononavirus will be economic. Of course, that does not diminish our concerns over those whose health and lives may be impacted. We should all be praying daily for the President, his advisors, the Congress, the American people, and most importantly our families.
The President and Congress are moving forward with massive money infusion into the economy with one proposal this morning calling for a TRILLION dollars. This can help temporarily but will have a long term impact. By “printing” trillions of more dollars the value of the dollars you have will be diminished by the accompanying inflation. This is important to understand because it will mean that the dollars you have will buy fewer things. In other words prices will go up because the value of the dollars we pay for them with will go down. This is just a word of caution.
We already have over $23 Trillion in debt the government acknowledges but in actuality if you include unfunded mandates, such as, Social Security, Medicare, government and military pensions the real deficit is over $230 Trillion. This puts all dollar denominated assets at risk.
I believe the most essential part of planning as we go forward with this crisis in America and the world is to pray for guidance from the Lord. What you need to do may not be just what I need to do.
I have for many years written about emergency preparedness. The vast majority of people operate with a normalcy bias that things will go along as they always have. That bias has been shattered by the cononavirus crisis. As I saw the empty shelves at Walmart and Raley’s in Elko I was ever so glad that for years I have always lived in a way as to be prepared with all the essentials. I have repeatedly encouraged my readers to do the same. It is only wisdom to depend on yourself and not be hoping that the government will take care of you. The government doesn’t do a very good job at most things let alone taking care of our needs as individuals and families. That’s our job!
On our website under issues there is an article about emergency preparedness that may be helpful. In addition, I have enclosed by Emergency Suggestions again for your consideration in preparing for the future. As one article I read said, “All of a sudden, people all over America are prepping like crazy.” But, think of how much better it would have been for everyone, had most people already been prepared. My hairdresser could not buy any soup to make her favorite casserole because there was none on the shelf. Had she had a couple of months supply of the things she regularly uses she would have been ok. My son who lives in Arizona could find no butter to buy. I have lots in my freezer but I can’t help him. You can’t depend on others. People were going crazy to buy toilet paper. I didn’t worry because I always have several months supply. I didn’t worry about water either because I have lots stored, but more than that I have a hand pump on my well. You should store a least a gallon of water per person per day for two weeks. I have gallons of water behind my couch and behind the door to my extra bedroom. There’s always a way if you are committed.
I think several good things will come out of this crisis. It has certainly put the light on the globalists corporations who for a few pennies have transferred all of our manufacturing capacity to China and the rest of the world. Hopefully, through the President’s efforts and others now being aware of our vulnerabilities that may change.
Also, people will be more likely to think in terms of preparedness. This morning there was a 5.7 earthquake along the Wasatch front in Salt Lake City, Utah. 55,000 customers are without power. It’s the largest quake since 1992. So along with coronavirus those people now have no power. How would you cope? Do you have alternative light, heat, and a way to cook? Things to think about.
With all of my preparations, the most important preparation is spiritual. Do you have a personal relationship with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? That’s a daily task.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5&6 KJV
The Lord assured us in Matthew 6:8 KJV that, “…your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask.” But the key is that we must ASK. Ask for guidance, direction, understanding, help, assurance, peace. “Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7 KJV.
America has abandoned the Lord and his guidance in the Holy Bible. We are now reaping the whirlwind. I expect more difficulties are on the horizon, but through the Lord’s grace we can find peace and hope. In Mark He tells us, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” Mark 6:50 KJV.
We will be in touch. Many things are happening in the world in addition to the coronavirus crisis. We will remain vigilant in the cause of liberty. We have serious concerns about the potential loss of liberty during this crisis. We must be aware and watchful.
The best information on the coronavirus I have found is on www.zerohedge.com although there are many other places. I have appreciated Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge because of his honest assessment of the economy.
Thank you for your support. We will weather this storm. America was born in the midst of adversity. Often our best moments are in the middle of affliction. “Be of Good Cheer” and give cheer to those around you. Reach out to others as we keep the Second Commandment of loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Yours for Life, Liberty and Family,
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. “ 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SUGGESTIONS
By Janine Hansen
· QUARANTINE: Have a 3 month supply of the foods you eat and the items you use every day and every week. Make a list. Be sure you have these supplies on hand in your home so you don’t have to worry about not being able to go to the store. Consider items like toothpaste, toilet paper, and pet food. Buy things you will use, date them with a sharpie marker and rotate them.
· WATER: The most important consideration in preparedness is water. You should have a minimum emergency supply of 1 gallon per person per day for two weeks for drinking and other purposes. Don’t forget your pets. Use food grade containers like soda pop & juice bottles to store water. (Don’t use milk jugs. They leak back into the water.) Store unscented Clorox (use 8 drops per one gallon of water) or other water purifiers. Label all containers by content and date. An excellent water purifier is Big Berkey.
· SANITATION: If the water is not running what sanitation arrangements have you made? You should have disinfectant, a port-a-potty, baby wipes to clean your hands, extra underwear and socks, water for washing dishes, plastic garbage bags for disposing of wastes, bar and dish soap, detergent, and plenty of disposable/or regular diapers and plastic pants. Toilet paper is always at a premium during disaster situations. Consider keeping old phone books and newspaper for sanitation use. If you have to dispose of human waste you should store lye so you can bury it.
· FOOD: You should have non-perishable food in the initial stages of an emergency that does not have to be cooked. Store things you will eat. Long-term storage should include bulk grains, beans, powdered milk, cooking oil, salt, sugar or honey, dehydrated and freeze dried foods. Learn how to use them. If you store wheat you may need a non-electric grinder. Date all storage. One place to get freeze dried and dehydrated food is at Emergency Essentials/Auguson Farms at www.beprepared.com. Many of their products are available at WalMart as well. (That was before this crisis. Emergency Essentials is two months out, but at some point they will catch up.)
· HEALTH: You should have extra prescription medicines on hand, an emergency first aid kit, extra supplies and some knowledge of first aid. Extra vitamin C, multi-vitamins, herbs and natural remedies are important. Does your family have special needs, like an infant or an elderly?
· ELECTRICITY: Consider what you would do if you had no electricity. You should have alternative sources for heat, light, and cooking. You need flashlights with extra batteries, possibly a solar batter recharger and rechargeable batteries. Fire places, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, Mr. Heater Buddy inside propane heater, lanterns (solar, battery, lamp oil or kerosene), candles, camp stoves are possibilities. Have fuel and matches on hand. Kerosene stores well for several years. A kerosene lantern will work for 5 hours a day, for one year on 12 gallons of kerosene. If you are on a well you may consider installing a hand pump. One hand pump which works on an existing well is Simple Pump from Gardnerville Nevada. You can buy them direct, or from Anderson Drilling in Winnemucca who also installs them.
· COMMUNICATIONS: You need a radio preferably that has battery, solar, and hand crank power possibilities. You need a way to recharge your cell phone. There are small solar rechargers available. You need a plan to get in touch with your family.
· CLOTHING & SHOES: In a disaster you may need special clothing like, ponchos, boots, extra socks, underwear, and warm coats. If you are considering long-term preparedness ask yourself, “Could I get along for a year on the clothing I have?” Most adults could get by with just a few extras, but what about growing children. Consider getting bigger sizes they can grow into. If you have a baby you will need cloth diapers, pins and plastic pants. Women may need sanitary supplies. Reusable are available on line.
· SHELTER: In case of an earthquake or other disaster you may need a tent sufficient for a temporary shelter. You should have at least 3 extra blankets per person or a good sleeping bag and pad, tarps and rope.
· MONEY: During disasters the ATM’s may not be working and banks could be closed. You need to have cash on hand in small denominations. Consider what you would do if the disaster lasts longer than a few days or a bank holiday is declared.