If I Wasn’t Blacklisted on Twitter I Would Share This To Help People Understand The Supply Chain Backlog


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 16, 2021 | Sundance | 22 Comments

If it helps to simplify the problem….

…. Carry on.

As Expected Containergeddon is Getting Worse – Biden’s Political Solution to Clear The Ships From Los Angeles Ports Only Making Things Worse


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 16, 2021 | Sundance | 225 Comments

This is a follow-up to the original explanation of the epicenter of the supply chain backlog issue, ie “The Clog“. {GO DEEP}   You need to review the years-long and building background issue to understand the fubar that Joe Biden has just made worse.

From the White House perspective, the problem at the California ports, specifically the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), was visible due to hundreds of container ships sitting in a queue off the coast of Los Angeles awaiting their opportunity to offload their cargo.  The media was reporting on the backlog of ships and Joe Biden was under fire.

The team behind Joe Biden wanted the optics removed asap.  Hence, the White House meeting with the heads of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Gene Seroka and Mario Cordero, respectively.

The continuing supply chain crisis of empty store shelves, missing parts and component goods that are backlogged at the California ports may be politically represented by the optic of those floating vessels.  However, that’s not the problem.

The problem is a shortage of CA emission compliant internal transportation trucks to move the containers out of the port and into the U.S. mainland.

As a result… the politically expedient goal to get rid of the optical problem (the ships) by offloading containers into a California port system, that is already overwhelmed with tens-of-thousands of containers, is only making the original issue exponentially worse.

With hundreds more containers being offloaded hourly, the port infrastructure needed to load trucks long-sitting in the queue to pick up containers that arrived weeks ago is collapsing.

Truckers are waiting for over 8 hours to pick up their freight because the yards are swamped with containers.  As each hour passes, more containers are offloaded into the port that can no longer deal with the scale of the problem.  Each individual container is now buried in an avalanche of more containers, and that is making the limited compliant trucking resources even more problematic….. “containergeddon“.

Long before the ships started lining up offshore, many massive multinational corporations could foresee what was happening.  They diverted their contracted freight into alternative ports (outside California) and began setting up new transportation arrangements.  Two things happened:

(1) The alternative ports started getting backed up due to the redirected cargo arriving; and

(2) The shifted Trucking and Railroad system priority now meant resources were pulled from California.

With trucking companies redirecting resources away from California, this exacerbates the California backlog.  Suppliers and retailers then enter a bidding war for priority distribution to get their stuff and avoid the clogs.   This is a perfect storm of disruption in the supply chain aptly called “containergeddon.”   However, not all ports can offload ships with thousands of containers.  Not all ports have massive gantry cranes that can efficiently offload the cargo.

Back in California (where POLA and POLB do have the gantry cranes), now you have Los Angeles port workers saying we are offloading ships at maximum productivity, and truck drivers saying they’ve been sitting around for hours, some even days, waiting to pick up their containers.   Meanwhile, other ports outside California are under pressure from the rerouted backlog of container vessels, and a limited amount of resources, trucks and railroad shipments to clear their arrivals.

Port workers are saying it’s not their lack of offloading that creates the problem, and the truckers are saying it ain’t us… “we’re sitting here waiting”.

♦ Few people are paying attention to what actually created the crisis in the first place.

The backlog all comes from California West Coast ports.  It’s the issues with the new California emission regulations {Go Deep} that created the regional bottleneck in the distribution pipeline. The growing issue started becoming visible several months/years ago when the California Air Resource Board (CARB) announced the new environmental regulations.

As a direct result, several massive multinational corporations, with specifically concerned supply chain and logical operations specialists, immediately recognized the issue they would face if 50+ percent of the diesel fleet (writ large) would be blocked from entering California ports.  That’s why months ago massive corporations began exclusive shipping contracts to avoid the California created crisis:

REUTERS – […] “The dry bulk cargo ship has been drafted into the service of retail giant Walmart, which is chartering its own vessels in an effort to beat the global supply chain disruptions that threaten to torpedo the retail industry’s make-or-break holiday season.

[…] Other big retail players, such as Target, Home Depot Costco and Dollar Tree, have said they are chartering ships to deal with the … slowdown of sea networks that handle 90% of the world’s trade.”  (link)

It costs more money, a lot more money, to move an entire supply chain for billions of tons of goods coming.   The increases in shipping costs are passed along to the consumer.

Hence, we see prices climbing as a  result of increased transportation costs being factored in to the new logistics.  Did you hear about massive increases in container shipment prices?  Well, THAT’S WHY.

The entire supply chain from Asia to the United States was being modified from the closest port (California), which was cost effective, to the ports where internal transportation would not be an issue.

Ships from China and SE Asia were being diverted away from California, some through the Gulf of Mexico into Texas, Louisiana, Alabama ports or inland waterways.  Some even headed to the East Coast.  However, any shipment diverting from the West Coast has to go through the Panama Canal into the Gulf of Mexico. It takes twice as long and costs twice as much, if not more.  Hence, massive shipping price increases per container.

Back in Washington DC, Joe Biden’s solution was to get rid of the ships floating off the coast of California by piling their cargo into Los Angeles ports that are already overwhelmed with cargo they are trying to organize.   The emission compliant truck drivers are now charging the ports for their time sitting around waiting for the dock workers to locate their freight.

The more containers they pile into the port, the longer it takes a limited number of trucks to move them.

The California ports are running out of places to store containers full of goods that are getting off-loaded.   Hundreds of thousands of them are piling up.  The central issue is the inability of emission compliant heavy transportation in California to move those containers full of goods to manufacturing, warehouses  and distribution points.

This California bottleneck has been building, and building and building for years, until now it has reached a crisis point.

FUBAR.

AUSTRALIA ➤ DIGITAL IDENTITY QR CODE CATTLE CONTROL SYSTEM BEING RELEASED INTO PUBLIC LIFE


First Published on BITCHUTE at 07:27 UTC on October 16th, 2021.

Be watchful this is coming to the US as well, or maybe its already is there?

Facebook Hearings Parody


Armstrong Economics Blog/Humor Re-Posted Oct 16, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

The usually left-leaning Saturday Night Live mocked the recent Facebook whistleblower testimony. Although it is still left-leaning, the writers must have realized that most US lawmakers are completely out of touch with reality and the very issues they make decisions on. They display false outrage but fail to act. “What Facebook has done is disgraceful, and you better believe Congress will be taking action right after we pass the infrastructure bill, raise the debt ceiling, prosecute those responsible for the January 6 insurrection, and stop Trump from using executive privilege, even though he’s no longer president. But after all that, you watch out, Facebook,” Senator Dianne Feinstein’s character commented.

It would be funny if it were not true, and I contemplate whether to categorize this as humor. In the skit, Senator John Neely Kennedy’s character was perplexed by the Facebook algorithm, and well, algorithms in general. “You’ve told us a lot of disturbing information about this so-called ‘algorithm.’ I just want to clear up a few points… Where is it? Do you have it with you now?” he questioned. I have faced similar interrogations over Socrates’ algorithm. The government wants what they cannot have and do not understand. These are the people we are expected to trust to dictate our future.

Violence up 42% over 2019


Armstrong Economics Blog/Crime Re-Posted Oct 15, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

A Conservative British lawmaker, a member of  Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Party, was stabbed several times while meeting his constituents at a church and has died. These politicians had better wake up. Following Klaus Schwab’s agenda for this Great Reset and deliberately destroying people’s lives to satisfy this insane academic lofty view of the world is going to put their own lives on the line. Likewise, journalists better wake up and get on the right side of the fence. You are destroying people’s lives, and when someone has nothing else to lose, they become the most dangerous man in the room.

They think you can keep pushing people with no pushback. And when they rally, you push them even more. That is how revolutions are forged. As they say, even the most honest man will steal food when there is nothing else left to do. Our model is WARNING that violence will continue to rise into 2023. Violence is up dramatically already. People are shoplifting in New York City, and some stores are just being stripped. In NYC, a Democrat is running for mayor on the basis of cracking down on the widespread shoplifting because it is out of control.

Even the FBI reported a 5.6% increase in violent crime in 2020, but homicide increased 30%. When compared to pre-pandemic levels, the first half of 2021 was up 42% over the same period in 2019.

These politicians have seriously hurt people, and violent crime is rising, much of it out of frustration. Two men got in an argument about a parking spot, and he simply killed the guy. If people are upset about losing everything, you do not want to be the one standing in front of them in an argument.

My recommendation is to be very careful in cities.

Unstable White House Occupant Erupts Into Angry Outbursts While Delivering Remarks in Connecticut


Posted originally on the conservative tree house October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 316 Comments

The White House occupant visited Storrs, Connecticut, today for the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.

However, during the rebranding/rededication ceremony a familiar angry and intemperate disposition erupted. A very inappropriate disposition familiar to anyone who has been around a dementia patient.  WATCH:

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President Trump Highlights Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai Math and Pattern Analysis of Mail-in Ballots in Pima County Arizona


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 183 Comments

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, was part of the forensic audit group that looked at ballots in the Maricopa County audit of Arizona.  Expanding his review, Dr. Ayyadurai also provided a mathematical and pattern analysis of mail-in ballot requests and mail-in ballot return rates in Pima County, AZ in 2020 U.S. general election.

What Dr. Ayyadurai discovered is quite remarkable and would seem to prove that specific precincts within Pima County were used to dump ballots into the county election system.  The average rate of ballot return in Pima County was 87%.  However there were 40 very unusual precincts with more than a 97% return rate of mail-in ballots, and there were two precincts that were over 100% rate of return.  They counted more ballots than they shipped.

What Dr. Ayyadurai discovers {Direct Rumble Link Here} is that once Pima County precincts passed that average ballot return rate (87%), the precincts above 92% then shifted massively toward Joe Biden.  It would appear several precincts scanned Biden ballots more than once, OR, several precincts participated in ballot dumps from mule harvests.  It is a very compelling presentation. WATCH video starting at 25:36 to save time:

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President Donald Trump draws attention to these findings by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai with a public statement – READ HERE

Oklahoma Governor and Attorney General Fight Back Against Federal Vaccine Mandate


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 188 Comments

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt released a video statement Thursday targeting the Biden administration’s worker vaccine requirements. In the video, Governor Stitt called the administration’s employer vaccine mandates an action of “federal overreach” and “unconstitutional.”

Supporting the governor, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor released a statement Thursday calling for employers to disregard the Biden administration’s upcoming vaccine and testing requirement for their employees.

It will be interesting to see how the various state attorneys general establish their standing as the federal requirement targets “individuals“, not specifically state government.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor today released the following statement as employers are facing pressure from the Biden Administration to act on vaccine mandates.

“There are currently no rules that require employers to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. I urge Oklahoma employers to disregard the Biden Administration’s wishes to the contrary. In the event federal emergency rules are issued that place such an unlawful demand upon employers, our office will be joined by other state Attorneys General across the country to quickly sue and seek an injunction against any implementation or enforcement.

Oklahomans should have the right to make their own personal health decisions for themselves and their families. Employers that are mandating vaccines are unfortunately doing so upon their own initiative. Religious, medical, and personal exemptions should be uniformly approved by those employers at the very least.”

– Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (read more)

Forty Percent of TSA Employees Not Vaccine Compliant


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 266 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have until November 22nd to get vaccinated or get fired.  However, it appears there is a significant percentage of the workforce that have yet to comply with the federal mandate.  According to a report from The Hill following an interview with TSA Administrator David Pekoskeat, the current rate of vaccination compliance within the agency is 60 percent.

Given the amount of propaganda, lies and manipulation of data from the U.S. Federal Government and corporate media, I’m left to wonder if the vaccination rates in the entire nation are not ¹overblown.   The White House occupant said more than 60 million eligible workers are still not vaccinated.

WASHINGTON DC – […] With the deadline six weeks away, employees have already missed the point at which they can get vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine. The two-shot regimen is administered four weeks apart and an additional two weeks are needed after the shots for a patient to be considered fully vaccinated.

[…]  In a memo sent out earlier this month, the the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said federal agencies could begin enforcing the vaccine mandate beginning on Nov. 9 for employees who are still not vaccinated.

“Employees who refuse to be vaccinated or provide proof of vaccination are subject to disciplinary measures, up to and including removal or termination from Federal service,” OPM Director Kiran Ahuja said. “The only exception is for individuals who receive a legally required exception pursuant to established agency processes.” (read more)

¹There are 205 million total eligible workers in the United States aged 15-74 {data}, and the labor participation rate is 61% {data}. Therefore there should be approximately 125 million people working in the United States.  However, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics puts the U.S. workforce number at 153 million {data}.  The difference is likely the ineligible workers that are actually working (ie. 25 to 30 million illegal aliens).

If we split the difference and take the mid-point at 140 million workers, then 60 million workers refusing the vaccine mandate represents about 40 percent of the entire population of eligible workers.   That is a massive percentage of the workforce.

The economic systems in the United States cannot function if 40% of the workforce just refuses the vaccine and gets fired.   Heck, it doesn’t take anywhere near that many to collapse the system.  If only ten percent of the eligible and currently employed workforce refuses the jab, things cannot function.

A Masterful Video Highlights The Arc of the COVID Vaccine Efficacy Narrative in 2021


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 333 Comments

This is perhaps one of the best short video encapsulations of the COVID-19 efficacy narrative ever produced…

The video below {Direct Rumble Link Here} quickly walks through the past ten months of government and media claims surrounding vaccine efficacy.  It is an alarming point all by itself how quickly the arc of this vaccine narrative traveled from 100% effective to virtually zero effectiveness with multiple nations now stopping the vaccine program entirely.

This is a video against the interests of Big Pharma and the global governments that have been paid by Big Pharma to push the untested vaccine into their populations.  However, the effectiveness of this video is enhanced because the producer doesn’t use opinion to drive home the point. The central assertion of vaccines being ineffective is proven in their own words and media statements during the course of only ten months.  A masterful video.  WATCH: