Are You Ready for the EVERYTHING Shortage?

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by Robert Wheeler

For several months, many of my articles covered the global shortages and coming shortages facing the worldwide economy. My articles warn of food, chip, fuel, and commodity shortages. I also wrote about inflation, crop failures, and scarcity of any goods that consumers may need or want. 

Some readers may feel it was a bit like paranoia and overkill at the time. 

Guess what?

MSM now reveals my writings on global shortages are, in fact, accurate

Many articles found on MSM corporate outlets report on global shortages. In fact, those articles seem like I could have written them. (Not the general hack stenographers masquerading as journalists today.)

One such article: “The World Economy Is Suddenly Running Low on Everything,” by Brendan Murray, Enda Curran, and Kim Chipman. This piece sums up many of the issues I’ve written about for several months, albeit much later.

To start, Murray, Curran, and Chipman write:

A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country and economies shuddered, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, its companies are furiously trying to stock up.

Mattress producers to car manufacturers to aluminum foil makers are buying more material than they need to survive the breakneck speed at which demand for goods is recovering and assuage that primal fear of running out. The frenzy is pushing supply chains to the brink of seizing up. Shortages, transportation bottlenecks, and price spikes are nearing the highest levels in recent memory, raising concern that a supercharged global economy will stoke inflation.

But, wait, there are MORE global shortages to report

The writers also mention the global shortages of raw materials, crops, and other essential commodities. The effect of the current supply disruptions is seen not just on the economy but also daily life.

They write: 

Copper, iron ore, and steel. Corn, coffee, wheat, and soybeans. Lumber, semiconductors, plastic, and cardboard for packaging. The world is seemingly low on all of it. “You name it, and we have a shortage on it,” Tom Linebarger, chairman, and chief executive of engine and generator manufacturer Cummins Inc., said on a call this month. Clients are “trying to get everything they can because they see high demand,” Jennifer Rumsey, the Columbus, Indiana-based company’s president, said. “They think it’s going to extend into next year.”

The difference between the big crunch of 2021 and past supply disruptions is the sheer magnitude of it and the fact that there is — as far as anyone can tell — no clear end in sight. Big or small, few businesses are spared.

And now, adding to the global shortage issue, we have all this…

There are other exacerbating issues. Here are just a few examples:

Of course, we have to mention COVID-19 economic damage. This prompted governments worldwide to engage in medieval-like tyranny levels and launch wars against their economies.

Don’t expect global shortages and price spikes to end any time soon

Take a look at the US economic indicator known as the Logistics Managers’ Index, a gauge built on a monthly survey of corporate supply chiefs. Information collected reveals where they foresee transportation, warehouse expenses, and inventory. You see, the current index is at the second-highest level in records dating back to 2016. Nor does the index show any respite in the next year.

“You bring all of these factors in, and it’s an environment that’s ripe for significant inflation, with limited levers” [for monetary authorities to pull], said David Landau, chief product officer at BluJay Solutions, a U.K.-based logistics software, and services provider.

Food prices are rising dramatically too. A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for the 11th straight month in April, the highest rise in seven years. Mismanagement of agricultural commodities in the US, weather issues, and a “crop-buying spree” in China led to more continuous price spikes than seen in over a decade.

Global shortages, price spikes, mismanagement, and more are all part of a “plan”

The economic crisis (and it is a crisis) is not simply a matter of corruption or short-sighted politicians. The fact is this is one step of many in an agenda that hatched long ago. It is a plan in which the bottom 99% of the world’s population lives under a complete tyranny with virtually no comforts. Their basic needs met by a government-controlled UBI payment controlled by cashless credits that can be cut off at the first sign of dissent.

This is what the Great Reset is all about. The failures of Free Trade combined with the coming Great Reset will make humanity wish they had given their all to defend their freedom.

We still have the chance to do so. Instead of sheepishly giving away our freedom out of fear and conformity, it’s time to step up.

How are you preparing for the everything shortage?

Are you producing more? Are you adapting to live with fewer choices? Do you have plans to produce more? Have you established a trusted barter network? Let’s discuss it in the comments.

About Robert

Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several ‘Revolutions’ they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

Are You Ready for the EVERYTHING Shortage?
Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  1. Just read an article the microchip “shortage” is also impacting the manufacturing of farm/agriculture equipment.

    In another article, La Nina is exacerbating the drought in Brazil. The situation could see a rise in prices of coffee, sugar, oranges and grains on the global markets.

    We are expanding our gardens, raised bed gardens, and going vertical.

    1. I read the same article. It dawned on me that ANYTHING needing a microchip could be in trouble. Not just new manufacturing, but anything needing repair or replacement of a microchip. Refrigerator, stove, oven, AC, furnace temp control boards, home security system, smart phone, laptop, washers and dryers, the list goes on and on.
      And we thought an EMP or CME was the threat to our technology.

      500 miles from home on a vacation and something goes out on your car, “Sorry, that circuit board is not available and we don’t know when we can get a replacement part.”

    2. There will be thousands of people unable to grow their own food, and those who can, will be a target for those who can’t. Soon, the only seeds you can buy will be GMO’s. Maybe urban gardens on a grand scale, but it really seems to be ‘shutting the gate when the horse has gone’ if you get my meaning. Every day the ‘leaders’ tighten the screws just a bit more, and when you adjust to that, they twist the screws again. And so it goes.

      1. We always buy non-GMO, organic seeds, every year (looking for the variety that does best in our region).
        We have saved the seeds from the best plants for next years planting.

    3. @ 1StMarine:

      Yes we’re facing a drought here (Brazil). So far it hasn’t impacted agriculture, in fact it’s forecast to be another record grain harvest (3,2% above 2020). A lot of the production is going to US and China though.

      Of course it could turn to worse, and after 2021 there’s 2022 so… Anyway I’m following this closely if something comes up I’ll keep the community informed.

      The issue with the drought here is power, because more than 60% of our energy comes from hydro and the reservoirs are emptying. It hasn’t rained much this past rain season and it’s autumn here already.

      Energy is already becoming more and more expensive, and since this affects everything, the prices are going up fast and I’m expecting issues in this sector.

  2. The inflationary wave that we are seeing continues to build and will be like nothing ever experienced before. The world economy is on fire and world governments continue to feed this fire buy printing more money and releasing it into the various economies. The costs of goods and services will continue to rise exponentially until the currency’s fail entirely, black markets become the true places of trade, or barter is the avenue of most transactions. All three of these scenarios are more likely then ever before to come to fruition in the next decade.

    Historically Land, Gold, and Silver were stores of wealth. With local, regional, and even national government’s as unstable as they are today, land can be taxed out of reach for the common citizen. Precious metals are truly the only available hedge against the current economic situation. I would encourage all to buy and hold any shelf stable foods, durable goods, and precious metals. Additionally; and probably more important, learn the skills of previous generations. Food cultivation, textile fabrication, mechanical repair, plumbing, welding, foraging, and animal husbandry for a start. Develop relationships with neighbors, build community, and for those of faith improve your relationship with your God.

  3. Picked over 100 fresh peaches this morning, which we plan on canning this weekend. Like most of us here, we have “supplies” put aside, gardens, and fruit trees.

    Ever since the 2020 Election was stolen by The Forces of Evil, our Nation has been going through a horror movie, with “things” getting worse and worse.

    I call the Movie; Red Dawn #3-Fundamental Transformation

  4. I’m in the Video Conversion Business (think Legacy Box but Mom & Pop sized). The demand for CDs/DVDs is pretty low. The supply seems to be steady for now, prices haven’t skyrocketed, yet. Thumbdrive prices have gone up a small bit. I’ve been very busy since around September of last year (when people started to come out of their Wuhan Flu Bunkers.) In fact 2020 was actually better than 2019. Now 1st quarter 2020 was a nightmare. But we never closed because I determined our business was an “Essential Business” as in essential that I get a paycheck.
    I just keep pluggin’ along. If supply prices go up my prices will go up for my customers. 2 years ago, we raised our prices for the 1st time 10 years. Most prices rose a whole nickel.

    1. I work for a company that builds finished out cabins and portable buildings. Getting raw materials is terrible. It now takes us 18-20 weeks to build a storage building (3 weeks is normal). So lumber and metal is in huge demand also pricing is horrible (cost). We used to pay for a 7/16 4 x 8 sheet of osb, is now over 42.00 a sheet. That’s absolutely Crazy! And I have many more examples.

    2. FLAPrepper1,
      Are you actually in Florida? I live in the Ocala area and have been curious about getting some old videos converted.
      Is there a way we could contact one another about your business? Legacy Box is asking for the house payment on conversions.
      Respectfully

  5. Don’t be patting yourself on the back if the MSM is also running articles like yours.
    If they are reporting it, It probably is not true and is just spin and deception.
    So you should be thinking twice about going down that road.

    The MSM work for the Globalist’s (as do many others) and promote the drama and stories they are told to. Similar to the Covid 19 scare. Sure it was bad for certain groups and some people died from complication associated with it. But so did a lot of those people die from unrelated causes that were lumped into the “death toll”, because they once tested positive ( yet even the tests created lots of false positives).
    All of this is done to push the Globalist agenda.

    Fear is a great persuader. So I imagine that is what the bottom line is all about.
    Not that they won’t cause some shortages down the road, just to make it look good.
    We can’t have the sheep realize that they are being duped by the MSM and the Globalists.
    But I have not seen anything they cover, to materialize to be as bad as they suggest.

    When they do finally “pull the plug” on the economy. no one will expect it. You need the shock effect to really produce the kind of fear, that will cause people to give up all their freedoms for a little safety.
    Yet it will all be engineered to produce the desired result.
    If you don’t think so, look at what happened in some states due to the “pandemic”.

  6. Last year I started making sure that it I used it I had a years supply as a minimum. I bought 4 mil plastic to make green houses. I topped up all my nails and screws. I’ve been buying heirloom seeds and putting them straight into the freezer.

    I have hand tools out the ying yang, from the normal ones to drill presses. Most of my big power tools like lathes, table saws, etc have external motors so I can convert them to other forms of power if the time comes.

    I’ve made sure my physical library is stocked with books on every skill I can think of. Then there is the electronic library of ebooks, but I don’t expect those to be useful for too long.

    I have a good place to go if it all goes sideways. Good land for growing with a small stream running through it.

    There is always more that can be done and I keep working on it.

  7. I moved to a much smaller home 3 years ago and have had to downsize considerably which can be a bit of challenge as to what to keep for my preps and what to add in my smaller space. A lot of my long term storage food I donated to a local food bank when I moved and I’ve been careful to replenish my supplies. What surprised me is when I stopped at Aldi’s the clerk said she could only allow 4 cans of kernel corn per customer but I could buy 4 more cans if i wanted her ring up the other 4 cans as a separate purchase which I thought was very nice of her. I popped into Kroger for some items today and there were cases of corn for sale with a one case limit per. Personally, I don’t expect a huge catastrophe to occur but there will be continued supply chain disruptions I’m sure. And, COVIDiot 19 has made Americans much more aware of having more food and water on hand ( I hope ).

  8. Am I ready? No. Is anyone really ready?
    Seriously, though, we are doing what we can to get as ready as we can within our resources.
    Will it be enough? Probably not.
    You do what you can do and trust God.

  9. Perhaps all of this will woke up some of those “woke” folks that are trying to kill freedom of speech. A neighbor of mine once said he thought that there would be a time when we had money to buy stuff but there was nothing on the shelves to buy …??

    Think about this. Had Colonial Pipelines kept backups of their software and data they would be 4.4 million better off now than they are. This is the kind of leaders we have in government and business nowadays.

  10. Daisy, I don’t appreciate the fact that you use ad banners that take us to a new page after we try to close them by tapping on the “X“. Then they keep coming back after they “close”. Aren’t there enough obstructions on your and other websites without having to use deceptive ads like this?
    I understand why you block our view and interrupt the articles with ads. They make you money and that’s OK. But if you’re going to use banners that have an “X” on them, you should make certain they actually close when the “X” is tapped.

    1. Try an ad blocker (sorry Daisy!). uMatrix for Fire Fox is a great one.
      I only see the ads on the side of the screen. None of the pop-up banners.
      Also works great in stopping auto-play videos (on other sites).

  11. Everything going on, EVERYTHING, is a symptom of inflationary collapse. It is the central theme underlying it ALL.

    All the ‘shortages’, which are actually caused by inflation, are being blamed on any ‘plausible cover story’ they can come up with that gullible people might believe, to cover for the real event (multi-decade financial collapse). Pipleine hack. COVID. Panic buying. Canal blockage. Winter storm in Texas. Trucker strike. Not enough workers. On, and on.

    Every distraction is designed to get you to believe a narrative that isolated events, with no connection to each other, are responsible for what you are seeing. It’s a lie!

    This is all interconnected, and all explainable by the real unified cause : economic collapse, and more specifically INFLATION. Destruction of the money supply via inflation.

    They are having to come up with bigger, and bigger stories and ‘excuses’ for problems in the supply chain. What’s really happening, is as they devalue the money supply, people are switching out of rapidly devaluing paper dollars, into commodities and tangibles. This leads to shortages and price increases. Land. Ammo. Food. Vehicles. Houses. Anything and everything of value is being purchased as a way to shift out of devaluing paper, into things of real value.

    Now, we’re hitting the middle stages, where it becomes harder and harder to hide the inflation, with ever wilder cover stories required to prevent us from realizing what is really going on.

    If you thought the cover stories were crazy so far, you haven’t seen anything yet. Soon the stories will become outrageous. Soon it will become obvious even to the slumbering masses the economic bubble is popping, and then things will start to unravel much more quickly. The more it unravels, the more lipstick they will smear on the pig to try and cover over the ugly that is increasingly exposed, and the more ridiculous it’s all going to look.

    Economies and financial markets swell and grow and expand, under modest inflation, year over year. Until they stretch too far. Then pop! Like a heartbeat, a rhythm, as cyclical as breathing, and as dependable. We’ve been living in a multi-decade growing bubble, and it’s in the popping stage. THEY know this, and are cranking out any believable (or even not so believable) narrative they can to keep you distracted and blaming isolated incidents, instead of connecting the dots and realizing global finance is crashing by-design, and instead blaming THEM for causing this.

    What do you think the “great reset” means? Do you think it’s a coincidence globalists started speaking about “great reset” when the COVID pandemic was initiated? What if the disaster that was 2020, was going to happen, even without COVID? The shortages, the crashing, all because of inflation? What if COVID is just a great cover story, to blame IT, and not THEM, for what you are witnessing?

    Readers of this site know the hour is late. Many have studied Germany or other countries during their hyperinflationary events. Students of history hear a familiar tune playing now, and the music is about to get a whole lot louder.

  12. You should research the massive locusts swarms last year that destroyed acres of crops in Africa and Middle East and swine flu in Middle East and parts of China that killed lots of pigs.

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