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  • TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3 PM EST SUNDAY June 19th 2022

    06/19/2022 10:45:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 19 Jun, 2022 | Matt Bracken and Host Fernando
    The Modern Survivalist LIVE STREAM NOTIFICATION - Matt Bracken and Host Fernando Aguirre. Note: Videos are taken down from youtube as soon as the livecast is over and they are moved to Odysee. This link will only work for the livestream. Use the link below for the Odysee backup channel to find the archive and view later. Broadcast from Spain and Florida, U.S.A. Join us today as we talk with Matt Bracken about current events and how to be better prepared! Make sure to join early and leave your questions in the chat section. Always a fast-moving show. Wide-ranging discussions...
  • The Engineered Stagflationary Collapse Has Arrived – Here’s What Happens Next

    06/18/2022 4:56:35 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies
    Alt-Market.US ^ | 6-18-2022 | Brandon Smith
    In my 16 years as an alternative economist and political writer I have spent around half that time warning that the ultimate outcome of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus model would be a stagflationary collapse. Not a deflationary collapse, or an inflationary collapse, but a stagflationary collapse. The reasons for this were very specific – Mass debt creation was being countered with MORE debt creation while many central banks have been simultaneously devaluing their currencies through QE measures. On top of that, the US is in the unique position of relying on the world reserve status of the dollar and that...
  • Wholesale inflation climbs 10.8% in May, hovering near 40-year high

    06/14/2022 7:56:32 AM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies ^ | 6/14/2022 | Megan Henney
    Wholesale prices accelerated again in May as inflation tightened its stranglehold on the U.S. economy, adding to the financial pressure on millions of Americans.The Labor Department said Tuesday that its producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level before it reaches consumers, climbed 10.8% in May from the previous year. On a monthly basis, prices grew by 0.8%. Although that was slightly lower than the 10.9% forecast from Refinitiv economists, the reading – near a record-high of 11.5% notched in March – suggests that inflationary pressures in the economy remain strong.Core inflation at the wholesale level, which excludes...
  • Today I bit the bullet and ordered emergency food supplies

    06/02/2022 12:17:21 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 179 replies
    Me | 6/2/2022 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Ok, so today I ordered meals from 4Patriots (33 days supply) and freeze dried beef (19 separate servings) in anticipation of severe food shortages being predicted. I really hope I don't have to use them, but I'll have them just in case. My question is, does anyone have any recommendations or specific companies you've used to order the same type of thing? If so, did you like them?
  • Looming Price-Hikes On Food Set To Hit Americans Even Harder This Fall

    06/01/2022 2:39:27 PM PDT · by blam · 144 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-1-2022 | Kevin Stocklin via The Epoch Times
    In its effort to contain inflation, the Federal Reserve has launched what many expect to be an ongoing series of interest rate increases, which are already taking a toll on stock and housing markets, with job losses likely to follow. As weary as Americans have become from paying record high gas and grocery prices, however, another round of price hikes is making its way through the food supply chain and is expected to reach consumers this fall. “People don’t realize what’s fixing to hit them,” said Texas farmer Lynn “Bugsy” Allen. “They think it’s tough right now, you give it...
  • Brent crude breaks $120 a barrel as gas prices soar

    05/30/2022 7:33:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/30/2022 | Alexander Bolton
    Brent crude, the international oil benchmark, has surpassed $120 a barrel, reaching a two-month high as gasoline and diesel fuel prices continue to rise. The U.S. oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, also rose, reaching more than $116 a barrel. The price spike comes at a time when demand in the United States is expected to rise with the start of the summer driving season and European leaders are trying to reach agreement on a Russian oil embargo.
  • Emergency Radio Advice for the 2022 Summer Blackout Season

    05/30/2022 7:47:43 AM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 33 replies
    With a lot of headlines warning of electrical blackouts this summer, I was looking for a reliable, decent, portable emergency radio. I've seen a number of them online, but I don't trust the reviews. Many of the reviews are praising a cheap unit, or whining why a $30 radio doesn't perform like a $1000 one. Any input or discussion would be appreciated. I did a search, but I didn't see this topic.
  • One Billion People At Risk Of Power Blackouts As Global Grids Stretched

    05/24/2022 11:30:10 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-25-2022
    This summer, power grids worldwide won’t produce enough electricity to meet the soaring demand, threatening more than one billion people with rolling blackouts. Grids are stretched thin by fossil fuel shortages,/B>, drought and heatwaves, commodity disruptions and soaring prices due to the war in Ukraine, and the failed green energy transition where grid operators retired too many fossil fuel generation plants. Combine this all together, and a perfect storm of blackouts threatens much of the Northern Hemisphere. The power crisis, affecting a large swath of the world and top economies, could be less than a month away when summer begins...
  • UN expert predicts global food crisis may be 10 weeks away. The food supply chain problems may last years, the expert warned

    05/23/2022 9:25:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies ^ | 5/22/2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Te world only has 10 weeks worth of grain left, the lowest levels ever seen, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine is creating a "seismic" threat to global food supplies, Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker told the United Nations Security Council. "[T]he Russia-Ukraine war did not start the food security crisis. It simply added fuel to a fire that was long burning. A crisis we detected tremors from long before the COVID 19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our supply chains," Menker told the United Nations. Her software company, Gro Intelligence, uses human and artificial intelligence to predict food security and...
  • 12 Nightmarish Economic Trends That We Should Expect To See During The 2nd Half Of 2022

    05/20/2022 2:30:36 PM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-20-2022 | el Snyder via
    If you thought that the economic news was crazy during the first half of 2022, just wait until we get to the second half. So many of the problems that we are experiencing now are going to continue to intensify, and Americans are becoming more pessimistic about economic conditions with each passing day. In fact, as you will see below, a whopping 85 percent of us believe that it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that the economy will go through a recession at some point during the next year. Of course the truth is that if all we have...
  • Obama's Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Has Dire Warning for Biden: The U.S. economy is headed for a repeat of 1970s “stagflation.”

    05/18/2022 7:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2022 | Rick Moran
    Ben Bernanke, who served as Federal Reserve Chairman under Presidents Bush and Obama, warns that the U.S. economy is headed for a repeat of 1970s “stagflation.” Economists refer to a period of low economic growth, high inflation, and rising unemployment as “stagflation.” “Even under the benign scenario,” the U.S. is likely to go through “a period in the next year or two where growth is low, unemployment is at least up a little bit, and inflation is still high,” Bernanke told the New York Times. “So you could call that stagflation.” That “benign scenario” is if current Fed chair Jerome...
  • U.S., Europe race to improve food supply chains after India bans wheat exports

    05/16/2022 4:50:54 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/16/22 | Silvia Amaro
    The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU’s trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger crisis. This is because Ukraine has been unable to export grains, fertilizers and vegetable oil, while the conflict is also destroying crop fields and preventing a normal planting season. This has increased the reliance on nations from other parts of the world for these products. But some...
  • How To Prepare For Food Shortages, Hard Times On A Shoestring Budget: Preppers’ Advice

    05/12/2022 10:41:48 PM PDT · by blam · 101 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-13-2022 | Allan Stein of The Epoch Times
    A storage room stacked with food is seen at a preppers ranch in Mathias, West Virginia, on March 13, 2020. Most people don’t bother to prepare for uncertain times until it’s too late. It’s the “ant and the grasshopper” parable written on a human scale. “The problem is that while fear is a great motivator, it isn’t conducive to smart decisions,” said Diane Vukovic at, an online personal preparedness website. “No matter how terrified you are about a certain event happening, you still need to go about prepping in a calm, logical way,” Vukovic told The Epoch Times. Once...
  • Do you still ask when?

    05/09/2022 7:30:53 AM PDT · by delta7 · 34 replies
    Jim Sinclairs Mineset ^ | 9 May2022 | Jim Holter
    Posted May 9th, 2022 at 6:01 AM (CST) by Bill Holter & filed under Bill Holter. Over the years, many have continually asked “when”? When will the system break down? Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is; you are watching the collapse in real time with your own eyes. The bad news? You are watching the collapse in real time with your own eyes! This will be short and sweet. 1. Inflation is raging as the continual money printing, expansions of debt, and deficit spending have finally overwhelmed the financial engineering...
  • TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3 PM EST SUNDAY May 8th 2022

    05/08/2022 11:10:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 8 May, 2022 | Matt Bracken and Host Fernando
    The Modern Survivalist LIVE STREAM NOTIFICATION - Matt Bracken and Host Fernando Aguirre. Note: Videos are taken down from youtube as soon as the livecast is over and they are moved to Odysee. This link will only work for the livestream. Use the link below for the Odysee backup channel to find the archive and view later. Broadcast from Spain and Florida, U.S.A. Join us today as we talk with Matt Bracken about current events and how to be better prepared! Make sure to join early and leave your questions in the chat section. Always a fast-moving show. Wide-ranging discussions...
  • World’s Largest Fertilizer Company Warns Crop Nutrient Disruptions Through 2023

    05/05/2022 3:56:08 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-5-2022
    The world’s largest fertilizer company warned supply disruptions could extend into 2023. A bulk of the world’s supply has been taken offline due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. This has sparked soaring prices and shortages of crop nutrients in top growing areas worldwide; an early indication of a global food crisis could be in the beginning innings. Bloomberg reports Canada-based Nutrien Ltd.’s CEO Ken Seitz told investors on Tuesday during a conference call that he expects to increase potash production following supply disruptions in Russia and Ukraine (both major fertilizer suppliers). Seitz expects disruptions “could last well beyond...
  • World’s Largest Shipper Warns About Stagflation: “Don’t Think It’s Temporary”

    05/04/2022 3:28:02 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-4-2022
    The world’s largest ocean and inland freight transportation company warns about gathering storm clouds above the global economy as potential stagflation risks emerge and shuttering of China’s factories because of the COVID-19 outbreak even as it reported record profits for the first quarter. Maersk’s chief executive Søren Skou was quoted by Financial Times as saying the second quarter is expected to be in line with the first quarter, which allowed the shipper to record the highest profits in its 114-year history. However, Skou delivered this warning: “We are assuming a slowdown in the second half, a normalization. The visibility is...
  • Global Supply Chain Woes Worsen, With Major Ports Facing Long Delays: Report

    05/04/2022 4:08:12 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-4-2022 | Marc Jones
    Global supply chain problems look to set to worsen, a new report published on Tuesday said, as China’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other strains cause even longer delays at ports and drive up costs. The study by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) found that one-fifth of the global container ship fleet was currently stuck in congestion at various major ports. In China, ships awaiting berth at the Port of Shanghai now tally 344, a 34% increase over the past month, while shipping something from a warehouse in China to one in the United States currently...
  • Governments Tighten Grip on Global Food Stocks, Sending Prices Higher

    04/30/2022 2:13:17 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies
    ny times via msn ^ | April 30, 2022 | Ana Swanson
    Ukraine has limited exports of sunflower oil, wheat, oats and cattle in an attempt to protect its war-torn economy. Russia has banned sales of fertilizer, sugar and grains to other nations. Indonesia, which produces more than half the world’s palm oil, has halted outgoing shipments. Turkey has stopped exports of butter, beef, lamb, goats, maize and vegetable oils. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has unleashed a new wave of protectionism as governments, desperate to secure food and other commodities for their citizens amid shortages and rising prices, erect new barriers to stop exports at their borders. Sign up for The Morning...
  • Plan and prep: A beginner’s guide to urban survival

    04/30/2022 7:13:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Disaster News ^ | 4/28/22 | Zoey Sky
    If you’re a prepper living in the city, you need to have an emergency preparedness plan before SHTF so you can bug in or bug out as needed. If you’re not sure where to start, learn about the six principles of survival and prepare a bug-out bag. (h/t to Wilderness survival skills like fire starting, hunting, building a shelter and water purification techniques are all valuable skills, but you need to adapt if you want to survive in the city when SHTF. When planning for an urban disaster scenario, you should also focus on situational awareness, personal protection, planning...