Increases in Energy Costs will Bring Misery
Nevada Families for Freedom
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Editor: Janine Hansen
October 2021, In the Year of Our Lord
Volume 47, Number 7, Email Version
“For my mouth shall speak Truth…” Proverbs 8:7
I have struggled over what to write for this newsletter. I am just going to share what I see as the major concerns facing us without trying to put a happy face on it. I have warned for years that people need to prepare. The opportunity to prepare is almost gone. We encourage you to do what you can NOW. Money in the bank will mean nothing as hyper-inflation increases, but food in your cupboard will be a great blessing. Janine Hansen
Increases in Energy Costs will Bring Misery
The low cost and ready availability of energy has helped to make America prosperous and blessed. Now all of that has changed under the tyranny of our anti-American government. As you read this consider that the cost and availability of energy affects the price of every single item as well as the cost of just living in your home or driving your car.
“According to the International Energy Agency’s October winter fuels outlook, nearly half of U.S. households that warm their homes with mainly natural gas can expect to spend an average of 30% more on their ‘multi-year high’ bills compared with last year.” Zerohedge.
Epoch Times reports that “propane costs are forecasted to rise by 54%, heating oil costs to rise by 43%, natural gas costs to rise by 30%, and electricity costs to rise by 6 percent.”
When I first read those increases, 30% for natural gas, 43% for heating oil and 54% for propane, I was concerned, but it wasn’t until the next morning that the real disaster that awaits many of us hit me. People will be freezing and starving, especially those who are living on the edge, especially after this last year of economic destruction by the plannedemic. In addition, IHS Markit Ltd. warns of "armageddon" during the Northern Hemisphere winter because supplies for propane are at record lows. Many people, like me, use propane to heat their homes, their water and to cook.
Are there any preparations you can make to address this looming crisis? My “Emergency Preparedness Suggestions” on our website at NevadaFamilies.org under Issues/Preparedness has some ideas. Beyond this is the question of what happens if the electricity goes off or you can’t get fuel. It’s best to consider how to prepare now even in the simplest of ways before a calamity like Texas faced last year becomes part of our reality. It is the objective of the “Powers that Be” to turn America into a third world county. It’s part of the “Great Reset” to move us into a global community…all equally miserable. We are fast on our way.
Supply Chain Woes will be Catastrophic for Americans
“A record $22 billion worth of cargo is now stuck on container ships off California.” Zerohedge.com. This is a much greater problem than not being able to buy Christmas presents, which Kamala Harris has warned us about. Our entire infrastructure is based on goods and parts from overseas, particularly from China.
Original machinery and parts are not produced in the U.S. anymore thanks to bipartisan economic policy which moved all of our factories overseas, where labor was cheaper and regulations more lax so international corporations could make bigger profits. This has not only resulted in an astronomical loss of good paying jobs for Americans but made the U.S. entirely dependent on foreign imports for such things as critical replacements for power plants (which are 18 months out) so we have electricity and semi-trucks which move everything including food. We may need to start breaking down trucks for parts in order to fix those diesels which are sidelined because of no replacement parts.
“The Port of Long Beach and neighboring Port of Los Angeles handle 40% of all US containerized goods. At the twin ports, more than 103 container ships are at terminals or waiting offshore, an all-time high. In pre-pandemic time, the average backlog of vessels at the ports is between 10 and 20.” Zerohedge.com
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California’s Environmental Laws Are the Cause of Port Congestion
In 2020 California passed SB1 which made all diesel trucks comply with strict emissions standards. These regulations went into effect in January of 2021. “The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3 years if they are to pick up or deliver containers at those ports. This issue wipes out approximately half of the fleet trucks used to move containers in/out of the port. Operating the port 24/7 will not cure the issue, because all it does is pile up more containers that sit idle as they await a limited number of trucks to pick them up. THIS is the central issue.” The Conservative Tree House
The supply chain problems are adding immensely to inflation and the costs of every item. The cost of a 40 foot shipping container has risen 500% in the last year to $20,804 this week. CNBC
The consequences of the supply chain problems will be catastrophic for America’s families, especially those who have done nothing to prepare. Forget about Christmas presents…we will be more concerned with putting food on the table for Thanksgiving and paying our power bills. Get your turkey now as there is a supply problem for turkeys. But far beyond that, fill your cupboards. See the “Food Storage Basics” on our website at NevadaFamilies.org
Food Inflation! Grocery Prices Up 32% Over Last Year
By Gerald Celente, Trends Journal, kingworldnews.com
Global food prices rose in September for a second consecutive month, pushed by higher costs of cereals and vegetable oil, according to a 7 October report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The FAO’s Food Price Index, combining costs of a variety of cereals, dairy products, meats, sugar, and vegetable oils, rose 1.2 percent to 130 in September, 32 percent above the index’s rating a year previous.
Prices are growing not only for fruits and vegetables or milk, but also for feed and fertilizers. This triggers a price spiral, and prices will continue to rise, but purchasing power is not unlimited.
Especially with commodities shortages, scarce labor, and supply-line breakdowns, higher grocery prices are inevitable, an executive of U.S. grocery chain Kroger said last month in comments referenced by ZeroHedge.
Fertilizer production relies on natural gas, the cost of which is soaring out of sight across the continent. Most farmers rely on fertilizer to boost yields of staple commodity crops such as wheat and soy. Also, with fossil fuels in short supply or prohibitively expensive, greenhouses will remain unheated, cutting short the indoor growing season.
Meanwhile, major U.S. food companies are warning grocers that many staples will be available only in limited quantities, thanks to shortages of labor, materials, and adequate transport, CNN reported.
…Inflationary pressures on food prices will persist even as supply chain difficulties are minimized.
“Be of Good Cheer” the Remedy for America’s Problems
As we look at what is going on around us in our country it’s easy to get discouraged. It is no wonder…our leaders have abandoned the time honored advice of our founders, usurping power from the hands of the governed, abandoning the restraints of the Constitution, and moving us towards totalitarian tyranny.
How has this happened? It is not only that stolen elections have consequences, but because the power has resided in the people themselves, the correction lies there as well.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Benjamin Franklin
“All Tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson
The American people have lost their way. In the enjoyment of prosperity we have compromised our moral values and tolerated blatant violations of God’s Biblical laws. We have put up with and accepted abortion, same sex marriage, immorality and pornography, ad nauseum. We have also tolerated corrupt leaders.
Alexis de Tocqueville in touring America wrote in his book Democracy in America in 1838, “America is great because American is good.”
Greatness does not come from military might, vast government debt, economic exploitation, or a consumer society, but from genuine goodness. It comes because of the blessings of God as a result of keeping his commandments, living with integrity and loving our neighbor.
Supply chain issues are affecting our whole economy. The government is spending money created out of nothing causing massive inflation. Drought, floods, fires, the false covid narrative, world-wide tensions have all impacted our food supplies. Self-reliance is a critical principle of freedom. If we do not prepare, thinking that IT won’t happen, others or the government will take care of us in a disaster, in hyper inflation, war or chaos, invasion at the border, another plannedemic, we are giving up our independence and freedom. The lives of our family and ourselves may depend on our individual preparedness.
Calamity could easily come from quarantine for those not vaxxed, WWIII, attempted gun confiscation, natural disasters (26 volcanoes are erupting around the globe right now), economic collapse, etc.
“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” KJV Matthew 9:2
This is the remedy for America’s problems: “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
Yours for Life, Liberty and Family, “Be of Good Cheer!” Janine Hansen
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Keep Your Eyes on the Pacific…WWIII on the Horizon
On October 21, 2021 on CNN with Anderson Cooper, Joe Biden committed the U.S. to WWIII.
"I don't want a Cold War with China, I just wanna make China understand - that we are not gonna step back, we are not gonna change any of our views..." - and that's when Anderson Cooper cut in:
Cooper: "Are you saying that the United States would come to Taiwan's defense if China attacked?"
Biden: "Yes. Yes, we have a commitment to do that." Though after this surprise emphasis on having a "commitment" to go to war on behalf of the tiny self-ruled island which lies over 7,000 miles away from the US mainland, Cooper didn't follow up and simply moved on.
As the South China Morning Post noted in follow-up to the exchange, Biden's words sparked immediate confusion over longstanding US policy:
“Though Washington does not have official diplomatic relations with Taipei (Taiwan’s capital), US law requires it support the island’s efforts to defend itself, including through the sales of weapons. But the Taiwan Relations Act does not include an explicit commitment to intervene militarily in the event of an invasion of or attack on Taiwan by the mainland.” Zerohedge
There is a huge military buildup in the Pacific with Japan, Australia, and South Korea all committing to help preserve Taiwan’s independence from China. They understand they are next. The U.S. is selling nuclear capable submarines to Australia and has entered into a new agreement with Australia and the UK for defense of the region. The flagship of Britain, the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is in the Pacific region as well as USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. naval strike forces.
China is pushing for war in the South China Sea as it is committed to annexing Taiwan. War is important to China and to the “Powers that Be” in the US in order to distract their populations from the economic implosions going on in China and here in the U.S.