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Our Epic Supply Chain Crisis Just Hit Another Level, And Biden Is Considering Calling In The National Guard To Help
This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
It is the month of October, and right now many Americans are more scared by the state of our national supply chains than by anything else. Some of the things that I am going to share with you in this article are truly frightening, and I would very much encourage you to take them seriously.
Our economic infrastructure is failing on a massive scale, and officials are openly admitting that things will get even worse in the months ahead. We are in uncharted territory because none of us has ever seen anything like this before. If our leaders cannot get this fixed, 2022 is going to be a truly nightmarish year.
Of course just last week Joe Biden gave a big speech in which he assured all of us that he was implementing measures that would soon turn things around.
Unfortunately, just like with Afghanistan, the southern border, inflation, and so many other problems, our supply chain crisis has gotten even worse now that Biden is personally involved. On Tuesday, it was being reported that the number of vessels backed up off the coast of southern California has just hit a brand new record high…
The nation’s largest ports shattered more records Monday as massive bottlenecks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to wreak supply chain havoc.
The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported 100 vessels berthed October 18, topping the previous record of 97 set September 19.
A single container ship can hold thousands upon thousands of enormous shipping containers, and so we are talking about a backlog of absolutely immense proportions.
It would take many months just to work through a backlog of this magnitude even if the ports in southern California were making progress in paring it down.
But instead of making progress, the backlog just continues to get even deeper.
As the supply chain crisis escalates, the Biden administration has actively been considering using the National Guard on an emergency basis…
White House officials have explored in recent weeks whether the National Guard could be deployed to help address the nation’s mounting supply chain backlog, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
The idea appears unlikely to proceed as of now, the people said, but reflects the extent to which internal administration deliberations about America’s overwhelmed supply chain have sparked outside-the-box proposals to leverage government resources to address the issue.
This is how serious things have become.
Our supply chains are in such a state of chaos that the Biden administration is actually thinking of doing something that has never been done before in American history.
Of course, publicly they are still trying to put a happy face on things, but privately administration officials are really freaking out.
And things could soon get a lot worse.
Today, approximately 85 percent of all magnesium production in the world happens in China. We should have never allowed ourselves to become so dependent on China because now we are facing a critical shortage of magnesium, and that could result in a nightmarish shortage of aluminum…
The source of the shortage is China’s monopoly on global magnesium production. Production curbs of energy-intensive smelters have reduced the industrial metal’s output, resulting in dwindling stockpiles in Europe and North America.
Barclays analyst Amos Fletcher told clients in a note that “there are no substitutes for magnesium in aluminum sheet and billet production.” He warned if “magnesium supply stops,” the entire auto industry will grind to a halt.
That is bad.
What I first read that, I just sat there stunned for a moment.
Are things really that crazy already?
Yes, they are. In fact, we are being told that magnesium reserves in Europe will be completely exhausted “at the end of November 2021 at the latest”…
“It is expected that the current magnesium reserves in Germany and throughout Europe will be exhausted in a few weeks at the end of November 2021 at the latest,” the group said. “In the event of a supply bottleneck of this magnitude, there is a risk of massive production losses.”
Needless to say, it wouldn’t just be the auto industry that grinds to a halt.
Just think of how many food and beverage products come in aluminum cans.
I don’t know if I even have sufficient words to describe how serious this is.
Meanwhile, it is also being reported that we are potentially facing a propane “armageddon” this winter…
The expanding energy crisis is causing propane to rocket higher (read: here) as supplies dwindle to below seasonal levels as research firm IHS Markit Ltd. warns of “armageddon” during the Northern Hemisphere winter.
IHS analyst Edgar Ang told attendees during a virtual presentation on Tuesday that US propane inventories are at a record low and will be extremely tight as cold weather is ahead.
That isn’t good.
Millions of Americans use propane to heat their homes. So what are those millions of Americans going to do when supplies of propane run out?
If you use propane to heat your home and you don’t have a backup plan, you need to start developing one right now.
As if things weren’t bad enough already, the absurd mandates that our politicians are pushing on all of us threaten to make things far, far worse.
Let me give you just one example…
Union Pacific Railroad is the latest company to board the mandatory vaccine train.
The company’s 31,000 employees across 23 states have been given just under two months to comply or face additional consequences.
We are already having enormous problems getting things transported across the country, and trains are a key part of that equation.
So what would happen if thousands upon thousands of highly experienced railroad workers are suddenly railroaded out of their jobs?
Of course similar scenarios will be playing out in industry after industry in the months ahead.
The stage is perfectly being set for so many of the things that I have been warning about, and I am entirely convinced that we will soon see extreme economic pain all across the nation.
In this sort of an economic environment, there is no way that our politicians should even be considering any sort of mandates.
But they are pushing ahead anyway, and we are all going to feel the consequences very deeply.
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Biden Tells Debunked Story About Amtrak Worker For the FOURTH Time, Claims he “Commuted Every Single Day for 36 Years as Vice President” (VIDEO)
Joe Biden once again told the debunked story about the Amtrak worker named Angelo Negri who used to grab his cheek.
Joe Biden’s motorcade was booed as he arrived in Scranton, Pennsylvania on his way to promote his “Build Back Better” agenda ta the Electric City Trolley Museum.
Biden’s speech went downhill as soon as he veered off script.
Joe Biden repeated the debunked story about the Amtrak worker named who used to grab his cheek.
“He goes Joey Babyyyyy what are you — and I thought the Secret Service was going to shoot him. I said, no, no, no, no he’s good! True story!” Biden exclaimed.
This is one of Biden’s favorite lies.
Joe Biden also claimed he “commuted every single day for 36 years as Vice President of the United States…”
The media will never hold Biden accountable for his lies and they will never talk about his obvious cognitive decline.
WATCH: Joe Biden tells a debunked story about an Amtrak worker for the FOURTH time as president.
Biden says the conversation took place “7 years into” his vice presidency, which would be 2015.
The Amtrak worker retired in 1993 and passed away in 2014. pic.twitter.com/OlSjMzCLIw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 20, 2021
The Amtrak worker story has been thoroughly debunked.
Here’s recap of Biden’s bullsh*t story:
“When I became vice president, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors — one of them was a guy named Angelo Negri,” Biden said in May.
“There was an article, I guess my 4th or 5th year as vice president, saying Biden travels 1.3 million miles on Air Force One [Two]. I used to – the Secret Service didn’t like it – but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I used to try to come home almost every weekend as vice president to see her. I got on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, ‘Joey, babbbbyyyyy,’ and he grabbed my cheek like he always did. I thought he was going to get shot. I’m serious. I said, ‘No, no, he’s a friend.’”
Biden continued lying: “He said, ‘Joey, what’s the big deal? 1.3 million miles on Air Force Two? Do you know how many miles you traveled on Amtrak?’ I said, ‘No, Angie, I don’t know.’ He gave me the calculation and he said you traveled 1.5 million miles on Amtrak. The fact is, I’d probably take Angie’s word before I’d take the word of what the article said.”
Everything Biden said was a lie and totally made up.
Joe Biden’s mom died in 2010 and the Amtrak conductor, Angelo retired in 1993 – 22 years before Joe Biden hit 1 million miles on AF2.
Joe Biden Pitches His Build Back Better Agenda in Scranton: “We Will Take, Literally, Millions of Automobiles off the Road. Off the Road” (VIDEO)
Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan = No coal, no cars and no meat.
Biden traveled to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to pitch his Build Back Better bill that is currently on life support.
Joe Biden boasted his plan would take millions of automobiles off the road.
Americans love the personal freedom of owning and driving a car.
Joe Biden and the Marxist-Democrats want to restrict movement and take away freedoms.
“We will take, literally, millions of automobiles off the road. Off the road,” said Biden of his radical Marxist green agenda.
“We will take, literally, millions of automobiles off the road. Off the road.”
–Biden on his radical climate agenda pic.twitter.com/Jfm4zSiiUK
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) October 20, 2021
BREAKING REPORT: US Military Base in Syria Attacked by Iran-Backed Militia DRONE STRIKE; No US Casualties Reported
According to initial reports from the ground, the Al-Tanf US military base in Syria was attacked by at least one drone strike and possible ground fire.
The attack was reportedly carried out by an Iranian-backed militia group on late Wednesday night.
Sources are also claiming that the attack could have been carried out with a single ‘suicide drone’ that hit the American base.
Sky News Arabic has quoted a US official saying that it might be “rocket attack”.
And in its other tweet it adds that “ Initial assessments suspected that Iran-backed militias had targeted Al-Tanf, and investigations are ongoing” https://t.co/vslz7v3Q2G
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) October 20, 2021
According to Sky News Arabia: “A military official in the US Central Command told Sky News Arabia: Initial assessments suspected that Iranian-backed militias had targeted Al-Tanf, and investigations are ongoing.”
مسؤول عسكري في القيادة الوسطى الأميركية لسكاي نيوز عربية: تقديرات أولية تشتبه في قيام ميليشيات مدعومة من ايران باستهداف التنف والتحقيقات جارية
— سكاي نيوز عربية-عاجل (@SkyNewsArabia_B) October 20, 2021
Thankfully, US officials confirmed that no US casualties or injuries were recorded in the “coordinated attack.” They also confirmed that the attack on the US base was – in fact – carried out with drones.
US troops also reportedly took “indirect fire” during the attack.
BREAKING: US official confirms a drone attack on troops at Al Tanf, Syria. Troops took some indirect fire as well, No US casualties. Too early for attribution.
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) October 20, 2021
The Al-Tanf base is a US military center in Homs Governorate that is located about 15 miles west of the Iran border in the Syrian Desert. It is surrounded by a large deconfliction zone runs along the Iraq–Jordan border and the Jordan–Syria border.
Not to mention, how a small militia group would feel confident enough to brazenly attack a US military base – even with drones. They clearly don’t fear repercussions from feeble ol’ Biden at all.
Arming and emboldening our worst enemies to be able to attack, this is the Biden effect.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to his ‘hometown’ of Scranton, Pennsylvania to push his garbage “Built Back
Broke Better” agenda.
Biden loves to brag that he’s old ‘blue collar Joe’ from Scranton but he didn’t receive a warm welcome when he arrived to his old stomping grounds on Wednesday.
Today, I’m heading back home to Scranton. It’s where my values — of hard work and treating others with dignity — were set. Those values are at the core of my agenda.
See you soon, Scranton. pic.twitter.com/exvps4LhJk
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 20, 2021
Joe Biden’s motorcade was booed as he arrived in Scranton on his way to promote his “Build Back Better” agenda ta the Electric City Trolley Museum.
But Joe totally got 81 million votes.
— Kat Bolus (@kbolusTT) October 20, 2021
The post Joe Biden Booed as He Arrives in His Hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
CLOWN SHOW: Chairman of Jan 6 Committee, Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, Supported Radical Insurrectionists Involved in Death of a Police Officer
What a total clown show. The ‘January 6 Commission’ is run by a clown who supported an insurrectionist group that led to the death of a police officer.
Democrats are nothing else if not flaming frauds. For evidence of that, look no further than the clown show taking place in Congress, otherwise known as the “January 6 commission.”
The chairman of that committee, which is looking into the alleged “insurrection” which took place on that date, himself has a history of supporting insurrections.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) chairs the committee.
Thompson has been a vocal critic of the January 6 siege at the US Capitol which he has referred to as an “insurrection,” has offered support for the police officers who were injured on that day, and has taken to suing former President Donald Trump whom he accuses of being responsible for that incident, Georgia Star News reports.
All of this flies in the face of Thompson’s own history however, when as an alderman in a small Mississippi town in the early 1970s, he openly supported a secessionist group called the Republic of New Africa (RNA), going as far as to slam law enforcement for prompting conflicts with the group which resulted in the death of a police officer, as well as injuries to an FBI agent…
…Thompson’s open advocacy of the RNA was found in documents, newspaper clippings and video footage sourced from state, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies, and traces the history of today’s Democratic Party leadership back to the days when they served as far-left, anti-government radicals. That is who serves as the current Democratic leadership in Congress.
The Democrats and Trump haters on the commission taking away Americans’ rights after stealing an election are the real insurrectionists. Everyone knows it.
“They’ve Got Nothing Else to Talk About, This is The Worst Administration In History:” Rep Jim Jordan Drops Bomb on Biden and the Sham Jan 6th Commission During Firey Bannon Contempt Hearing
On Wednesday, Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Matt Gaetz (FL) joined a hearing at the House Committee on Rules to argue against a resolution by Pelosi’s sham Jan. 6 committee that would hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a congressional subpoena.
The committee wants Steve Bannon to appear so they can harass him for his supposed role in the Left’s crazed “insurrection” fantasy. Meanwhile, the hack committee refuses to acknowledge – let alone investigate – Pelosi’s role in preventing National Guard to protect the US Capitol that day or how 4 Trump supporters died that day — including two women who were killed by Capitol police.
The entire “investigation” is a joke, and Rep. Jordan did his best to point that out to the American public when he got his chance to speak today.
He did not hold back during his testimony, calling the partisan investigation a “complete assault on American’s liberty” that is “scary” because of where Democrats have already proven they are willing to go against their political opponents.
“The actions of the Jan. 6th committee are a complete assault on American’s liberty.
This is scary where they want to go and what they are doing to American’s constitutional rights.”
Jordan keenly observes and points out that the bogus commission is just running cover for the left’s policy failures and Biden’s complete disaster of a presidency. He brilliantly walks through several top-line issues that the left is attempting to downplay, calling them out for using the fake ‘insurrection’ narrative as a way to shamelessly deflect and not talk about the real issues.
After just 10 months, Jim Jordan is ready to crown Biden as the “worst in history” – and that’s what WINNING looks like on the left! LET’S GO BRANDON!
“We know what this is about, this is plain and simple, this is about they have noting else to talk about.
This is the worst administration in history. We went from a secure border, to complete chaos – complete chaos. Every single month has been worse than the one before.
They’ve got nothing else to talk about – we went from energy independence, to the president of the us begging Opec to increase production. They cant talk about that, no they are going to use this committee to attack American citizen’s liberties and first amendment rights.
We went from relatively safe streets to violent crime up in every major urban area in this country.
[They] cant talk about inflation, real wages going down, supply chain problems, empty shelves in the stores – cant talk about that – nope gotta go after this [Trump Supporters].
“[They] Don’t want to ask those questions.”
To put the cherry on top, Jordan even cites Reuters reporting on the FBI’s investigation into January 6th that had found “scant evidence of ANY TYPE of coordination” and that any “violence was NOT centrally coordinated.”
What they are investigating then?
Watch Rep. Jordan’s argument at the House Rules Committee:
Just yesterday, the Jan. 6 Witch Hunt, including dirtbag Liz Cheney and crybaby Adam Kinzinger, voted unanimously to hold the former Trump Chief Strategist in criminal contempt for refusing to join in their political theater.
President Trump urged his supporters to ignore the subpoenas, and Bannon told his War Room audience last Friday he will not be testifying before the Jan. 6th Committee.
The matter will then head to the House of Representatives for a full vote.
The post “They’ve Got Nothing Else to Talk About, This is The Worst Administration In History:” Rep Jim Jordan Drops Bomb on Biden and the Sham Jan 6th Commission During Firey Bannon Contempt Hearing appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake was unexpectedly greeted by CNN on Monday night at the ASU College Republicans meeting.
They appear to be following her every move. Kari lake told TGP, “We showed up to speak… and they were there. With their masks on. LOL”.
“These people are delusional and dangerous.”, said Lake.
Kari Lake was ready to destroy another fake news hack. Her crowd of supporters cheered her on and laughed at the reporter as Lake made a mockery of her.
After asking about Lake’s energetic, Trump endorsed and grassroots campaign, the fake news asked Lake about the fraudulent 2020 election, known as The Big Lie.
CNN: One of the things that you’ve been talking about quite a bit, and tweeting about is the election. You know, you said that you think Trump won Arizona in 2020. Do you still believe that?
Lake: I believe Biden is the President just like O.J. is innocent. The system is corrupt. Have you not followed what’s happening in our election here?
The storyteller then claimed that she “covered the audit” but in reality, she worked hard to cover it up and suppress the truth.
Kari Lake asked her about a dirt lot where canvassers found 75 registered voters, and the reporter claimed that this information was from a “debunked” Liz Harris report.
She cited the Maricopa County fact check as her source, saying “There are addresses at that dirt lot”.
These are the same people who stole the election. No kidding they’re going to “debunk” everything that says they did it.
The Gateway Pundit reported on Liz Harris’ determinative canvassing findings and the hundreds of thousands of votes in question as a result.
Maricopa County immediately attempted to discredit the findings and the team of volunteers with a fact check using a five-year-old photo of the lot.
Liz Harris and The Gateway Pundit debunked this fact check with Harris’ report, proving that the lot was demolished in early 2020 and it was in fact empty.
Kari Lake is a former career news anchor who left the industry because she was disgusted by the corruption, and she knows how these Marxists operate.
She continued to run laps around the fake news reporter and expose the B.S.
After the interview, she trounced the fake news even more.
Lake: This is what’s wrong with our media. You guys are pushing a narrative. You know that Joe Biden didn’t win by 81 million votes.
CNN: I do know he won.
Lake: By 81 million votes? You really need to put down the crack pipe, Hunter’s crack pipe. You really believe Joe Biden won by 81 million votes?
CNN: There is no proof behind most of the stuff you have Tweeted about the election.
Lake: Yes, there is no you’re just not, you’re not opening your eyes because “it’s a fraudit, it is not an audit.”
Lake: I can’t understand you. If you want to have a conversation without the mask I’m happy to, but I seriously can’t hear you at all.
The Arizona audit report exposed hundreds of thousands of questionable ballots, law violations, evidence of fraud, and the mystery behind our elections processes.
The envelope analysis of Maricopa County ballots found that there were 6,545 more ballots than ballot envelope images, envelope images appear to be doctored with “Verified and Approved” stamps, and the county admits the images were modified before delivery.
Ben Cotton’s cyber analysis found internet connectivity on the Elections Management Server — a violation of the law and previously denied claim — and photographic evidence of multiple identified individuals deleting elections logs in early March before the systems were delivered to the auditors.
Two precincts in Pima County, Arizona had over 100% turnout for mail-in ballots, and 40 precincts had over 97% returned.
Maricopa County fought election transparency every step of the way, avoiding questions while turning to their Twitter page and their corporate media allies for “fact-checks”.
It is utterly shameful that they think we are to believe that Slow Joe Biden received more votes than any Presidential Candidate in history and that this was the most secure election in history. If this was the most secure election in history, then a joint full forensic election audit with the cooperation of Maricopa County would have worked. But no, Maricopa County officials changed their minds and decided not to comply with an audit, leaving many wondering, what they are hiding or who greased their palms?
Maricopa County performed their own audit of their own department with companies to audit their work in certifying the election equipment.
This audit became the narrative. In order to maintain the narrative and perpetuate The Big Lie, Maricopa County, the radical left, Never-Trump RINOs, and the corrupt corporate media needed to fervently fight against election integrity efforts and push conspiracy theories on the American people.
The truth is finally coming out and this narrative has become far too unbelievable.
Kari Lake has seen enough to know that this election was stolen and she’s not going to let the lying fake news control the narrative any longer.