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  • Russia Imposes Antihoarding, Price-Control Measures

    03/09/2022 10:44:35 PM PST · by fluorescence · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mar 5, 2022 | Ann M. Simmons
    The Russian government issued antihoarding measures and price controls, amid a slew of punishing economic sanctions from the West. Authorities said major retail chains could restrict the sale of a number of “socially important goods,” such as food staples, and limit how high they mark up their prices. The measures were aimed at possible speculation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said Saturday.
  • China Panic - Hoards Half Of World’s Grain Supply Amid Threats Of Collapse

    12/28/2021 6:47:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/28/2021 | Tyler Durden
    About two and a half years ago, we told readers China was panic hoarding food, which was several months before the virus pandemic began to spread worldwide; Beijing has managed to stockpile more than half of the world's maize and other grains that have resulted in rapid food inflation and triggered famine in some countries. In August 2019, we asked the question: Does China believe that we are on the verge of a major global crisis? The communist Chinese government has always been very big into planning, and it appears that they have decided that now is the time to...
  • “Incredibly Strong” Demand For RVs Leads To Another Month Of Blowout Shipments

    12/26/2021 8:24:52 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-26-2021
    It was one thing when Americans panicked hoarded food and toilet paper during the early days of the virus pandemic. Then guns and ammo after social unrest broke out, but 20 months later, recreational vehicles continue to be hoarded at levels never seen before. A new RV Industry Association (RVIA) report released Tuesday shows shipments for towable RVs jumped 14% in November to 43,881 from 38,485 the same month last year. All motorhome shipments soared 30.4% to 5,254 vehicles for the month, and total RV shipments increased 15.6%. Like all of 2021, November’s sales are a record for that month…For...
  • China is fuelling global inflation | Beijing is hoarding 50% of global food supplies

    12/25/2021 11:11:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 99 replies
    Gravitas ^ | Palki Sharma Upadhyay
    China is holding 50% of the world food supplies. This is also fueling not only global inflation but third-world famines.
  • The Criminalization Of Preppers In Turkey: Will Our Country Be Next?

    12/23/2021 6:53:23 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | 12-23-2021 | Aden Tate
    History has shown us that collectivism detests the individual. The man who can exist independent of the system, who thinks for himself, who is not easily swayed, and who has values rooted in absolute truth which he refuses to give up – this is the enemy of collectivism. But if we take a closer look at one aspect of the individual – his ability to exist independent of the system – is it not clear this is an end goal of prepping? Is that not what a prepper strives for – the ability to exist independent of the world around...
  • As Lira Implodes, Turkey Proposes Huge Fines For “Hoarding”

    12/15/2021 10:06:57 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 12-15-2021
    As Lira Implodes, Turkey Proposes Huge Fines For “Hoarding” On one hand Turkey’s currency is crashing because the country’s ruthless despot refuses to allow higher interest rates (in hopes the ensuing hyperinflationary collapse will cover his pillaging of Turkey’s wealth as he will simply blame “foreign financial terrorists” for what has been the biggest heist of Turkey’s wealth in modern history). And sure enough, the TRY fell another 2.75% today to a fresh all time low ahead of tomorrow’s insane rate cut by the Turkish central bank which will send the lira plunging even more in the coming days and...
  • China’s Recent Food Panic Speaks to More Than Groceries: Beijing’s miscue turns householders into hoarders

    11/16/2021 9:49:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/16/2021 | Milton Ezrati
    News AnalysisChinese leader Xi Jinping cannot seem to get a break. Perhaps he does not deserve one. This year, he has faced Evergrande, real estate excesses generally, a renewed spate of COVID-19 infections, and sporadic power shortages across the country. Most recently, Beijing has had to deal with a food panic.It seems that a poorly thought-out government communication prompted fears of shortages and the inevitable hoarding. The authorities have had to walk back their directive, a rare enough event in China at any time, but more interesting is what the panic implies about public thinking. Understandably, Chinese people are skittish...
  • “Prepare For The Worst” – Caribou Coffee Panic Hoards Arabica Beans Amid Global Deficit

    10/20/2021 8:05:16 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 10-20-2021
    US restaurant chain Caribou Coffee Co. is panic hoarding coffee beans as a global supply deficit grips the world and fuels inflation. “We continue to increase safety stock on key items,” CEO John Butcher told Bloomberg. Besides coffee beans, he said the company is loading up on cups, lids, packaging, chocolate, and anything that comes to mind as supply chains remain snarled. Butcher said, “my gut tells me to hope for the best and to prepare for the worst. I personally don’t see any reason to believe that supply-chain disruptions are going to go away anytime soon.” “Everybody is in...
  • ‘People are hoarding’: Food shortages are the next supply chain crunch

    10/20/2021 7:25:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/20/2021 | Leslie Patton, Kim Chipman and Brendan Case
    n Denver, public-school children are facing shortages of milk. In Chicago, a local market is running short of canned goods and boxed items. But there’s plenty of food. There just isn’t always enough processing and transportation capacity to meet rising demand as the economy revs up. More than a year and a half after the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, the supply of basic goods at U.S. grocery stores and restaurants is once again falling victim to intermittent shortages and delays. “I never imagined that we’d be here in October 2021 talking about supply-chain problems, but it’s a reality,” said...
  • ‘People Are Hoarding’ — Food Shortages Spike as Supply Chain Crumbles

    Food shortages were reported to be spiking across the country Tuesday as President Joe Biden struggles to resolve the supply chain crises crippling the nation. “People are hoarding [food],” CEO and founder of Saffron Road, a producer of frozen and shelf-stable meals, Adnan Durrani told the Seattle Times. “What I think you’ll see over the next six months, all prices will go higher.”
  • Woman hoarding gas flees police, catches on fire after crash

    05/14/2021 7:59:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/13/2021 | Jesse O'Neill
    A woman who was hoarding gasoline tried to flee police in a stolen car and crashed into a fiery wreck in South Carolina. A Pickens County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a 2007 Pontiac G6 Thursday evening after he ran the plates and found it was stolen, officials said. The driver, Jessica Dale Patterson, 28, tried to outrun the pursuing deputy, but lost control of the car and flipped it over on the side of the road, according to a press release.
  • Nearly 2,000 Gas Stations Out Of Fuel As Panic-Hoarding Hammers Southeast

    05/12/2021 7:48:31 AM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    Gold News USA ^ | 5-12-2021 | Tyler Durden
    Gas stations from Florida to Virginia ran dry, and prices at the pump skyrocketed late Tuesday, as the hack attack on the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline extends into the fifth day. On Tuesday evening, 17 states and Washington, DC declared emergency declarations to address fuel shortages. The emergency declaration covers Alabama, Arkansas, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Biden administration projected that the Colonial Pipeline would restart by the weekend and urged drivers not to panic hoard fuel. “We are asking people not to...
  • Pandemic Nightmare Returns. Supply Chains Stressed, Leading to Empty Store Shelves

    12/01/2020 11:12:50 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 69 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 11/28/20 | Rick Moran
    With governors clamping down and closing their states due to increased coronavirus positive tests and deaths, some consumers are apparently worried they will never, ever be able to purchase toilet paper again and are stocking up until the next millennia, “just in case.” The result is empty shelves at the grocery store. And supply chains are breaking under the strain. Others are concerned they’ll never see another piece of chicken or grill another steak and are emptying meat departments. And with the evil virus on the loose, keeping your house clean to prevent the beast from taking up residence requires...
  • Letter to the Observer: On Federal hoarding of Hydroxychloroquine

    08/20/2020 9:03:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 08/20/2020 | Ken McDaniel
    Dear Editor: I was glad to see Katherine Owre’s reply (Aug. 2 Observer) to my letter of July 26. I sometimes wonder if anyone reads anymore. The Zelenko/Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) controversy is an interesting study of what happens when “out of the box” thinking runs up against Establishment SOP. Standard operating procedure is a collection of rules and habits which allow people of limited intellect to nevertheless function productively in society, a good thing. However, SOP rarely if ever advances science or society. Advances are made by “out of the box” thinkers, whether John Lewis or Christopher Columbus. Fiercely held SOP...
  • Hydroxychloroquine Succeeds While Government Hoards: Stockpiles of it waste away in government warehouses

    05/05/2020 9:16:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2020 | John and Andy Schlafly
    There are many new examples of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as an early treatment of COVID-19, yet stockpiles of it waste away in government warehouses. Most of the 100 million donated doses will expire without ever being distributed to help dying Americans. Ever since President Trump suggested that HCQ could be an effective treatment for COVID-19, Democrats have worked overtime to prove the president wrong. They falsely trumpeted the death of a man who ingested fish tank cleaner, an incident which his friends say may have actually been foul play to harm him while hiding the crime.HCQ is a...
  • Coronavirus: Amid New York’s unused hospital beds and ventilators, critics point to mass waste and mismanagement

    05/01/2020 2:27:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/20 | Hollie McKay | Fox News
    In addition to a bevy of state orders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made desperate overtures to the federal government to step in. In response, and in record time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scrambled to erect at least four field hospitals, and the Navy deployed its USNS Comfort hospital ship to Manhattan. However, those efforts – and the many millions of dollars spent on them – have largely been deemed a waste, even as New York has battled a soaring a death toll and is maintaining stay-at-home orders. So what happened? "[The models] have been extremely inaccurate," Dr. David Samadi,...
  • Nearly 200 rolls of toilet paper found in stolen SUV pulled over in Beverly Hills: Police

    04/08/2020 1:36:27 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 30 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | April 1, 2020 | Tracy Bloom
    Officers recovered nearly 200 rolls of toilet paper from a vehicle that had been reported stolen, the Beverly Hills Police Department said Tuesday. A photo posted to the agency’s social media accounts showed that police pulled over the white SUV near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rexford Drive, right in front of the police station. When officers searched the vehicle, they found 192 rolls of toilet paper inside, according to police. “Gives ‘They saw me rollin’…’ a whole new meaning,” the department wrote on Twitter. Toilet paper has been a hot commodity amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the...
  • Iranian Officials Stole More Than $1 Billion in Humanitarian Coronavirus Funds, Pompeo Says

    03/25/2020 5:44:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 28 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 24, 2020 | Thomas Paine
    Iranian regime officials stole more than $1 billion in humanitarian funds meant to be used to help the country’s people fight the spread of coronavirus, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. European countries intended for more than $1 billion cash for medical supplies to go to the Iranian people, who have been ravaged by the virus. But American officials say regime leaders instead pocketed the money and are now using it to protect themselves from the virus as it spreads throughout the population. This includes hoarding medical supplies that were meant to aid Iranian citizens...
  • 39 million masks for California hospitals that never materialized spark federal investigation

    04/04/2020 10:04:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | 04/04/2020
    The union that represents healthcare workers in California announced it had arranged the purchase of 39 million N95 masks for hospitals and government agencies that badly need the protective equipment. Among the intended recipients was Kaiser Permanente, which placed orders for 6 million masks. A week later, none of those masks have materialized, and Kaiser is cooperating with a federal fraud investigation into the deal, a spokesman for the health plan confirmed.
  • Nevada Governor Sisolak Found Hoarding Coronavirus Treatment Drug

    04/04/2020 5:18:00 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | April 03 2020 | https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/nevada-governor-sisolak-found-hoarding-coronavirus-treatmen
    Just about a week after the Trump hating Democrat Governor of Nevada limited the ability for physicians to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to treat Corona virus, news broke that Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s own Department of Corrections has been hoarding the drug for prisoners. Sisolak claimed that he was doing so to prevent the hoarding of the medicine, despite the fact that you could only obtain it through a prescription. UPDATE: Wicked Democrat Governor Sisolak WILL ALSO NOT ALLOW Nevadans to Prescribe Chloroquine as a Preventative Against the Coronavirus Now, 360 News Las Vegas has discovered that Sisolak’s Department of Corrections has...