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The Coming Food Problem

This excerpt comes from Jack Lawson straight out of Chapter 14 of his two volume masterpiece, “Civil Defense Manual”. You can grab a copy of his book here.

A recent news report… “Tomatoes in Italy lay rotting in the fields because of a shortage or absence of containers to package them, mainly tin cans.”

Anyone who eats Italian food knows the importance of tomatoes in Italian cuisine. The Italian tomato harvest is a disaster. Disruption of the food supply chain. No tomatoes. The same disruption happened to beef in packing plants in the United States… they shut their doors for a week because of computer systems being hacked and held for ransom. They couldn’t process a pound of beef without their computerized system.
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I call the non-existence of food… “Foodabsence.” There are all sorts of nouns, adverbs, etc. that describe the various degrees of symptoms, states of being and effects that not having food has on humans, such as malnourishment or famine or starvation or hunger… but the English language has no singular word for the state that causes it. Not a shortage or scarcity of… but total absence of food. None. So, I’ve created a singular term as a word for no food… Foodabsence.

Interesting… the Ukrainians came up with a term encompassing two words, the word “Holodomor,” to describe “Murder by Starvation” that the Communists successfully engaged the Ukraine with by starving to death 12,500,000 of them in the 1932-33 period that I wrote about in my newsletter… “Store Food NOW!”

https://civildefensemanual.com/store-food-now/

People believe in a lot of bullshytte. If you’re going to be afraid, be fearful of something that can really happen… like food shortages. Or, you can bury your head in the sand like the Proverbial Ostrich… and believe the world will go on indefinitely without these problems affecting you. You can continue to ignore the news of supply shortages and disruption of the supply chain and focus on the new society being promoted by those extreme Leftists (Communists), some who simply want power and some who believe Communism is the path to a better world.

I want a better world… but I’ve seen Communism first hand and know that their ‘utopia’ of total equality, metrosexual anything sexual is okay, feel good attitude of warm and fuzzy togetherness is an illusion. It’s not our salvation. It does create an equality… that of suffering and misery… except for those who run it.

So, when the Communists state… “Capitalism can’t provide for people… but Communism can!” don’t take their promise lightly or with a laugh. They will provide you… if you’re on their side… but doing so by measures that are barbaric. People will support anything that provides the Critical Life Supplies and Services for them, barbaric or not. Especially the solution to Foodabsence. They will use these issues and methods to get control and get in power.

Like old man Koch said… “Communism is an ideology of freezing cold, starvation, hopelessness and sheer terror.” He was a world-class mercenary opportunist, but he lived in it… so he knew. Communism. Think… just another form of dictatorship. Think… a perverted form of nepotistic royalty… forever. Think… living in terror.

I’ll bet on problems of shortages or the complete absence of food. Do I have a ‘doom and gloom’ mentality? Actually, no. I am well-prepared with a group of other well-prepared people. So, I’m relaxed about it… my NPP Group Members (CDM™ Neighborhood Protection Plan – see the chapter on our website here) are ready for just about anything and so am I. I’ll be eating enough to survive… even though my constant companions will be a shotgun or rifle and pistol.

Then why do I believe there will be problems?


Simple math and odds making. Las Vegas is like home to me because I lived there for so many years. I don’t gamble at casinos because I’m smart enough to know the house always wins. I know many of the elite there. Gamblers, casino owners, pit bosses, business and government people. Over the years I have become well versed in the probabilities of chance and odds. To a large degree… I live by those.

The odds of Foodabsence are so probable because of an axiom that ‘Jimmy the Greek’ Snyder, the famous Las Vegas oddsmaker, said. Something to this effect… “The longer since an occurrence… the more probable the reoccurrence.”
Trials and Tribulations of the "Vegas Man" known as Jimmy the Greek (part 2) - GamingZion ...

I’ll add another variable to the above statement… “The more complex and sophisticated a machine… the more probable are breakdowns.” In other words, our supply manufacturing, processing and delivery ‘machines’ (systems) are too complex and just have too many moving parts to not have breakdowns.

Not just food, but items critical to production of food. Gasoline stopped flowing through pipelines to gas stations a few months ago because of computer hacking. If employees can’t get to work, or trucks can’t deliver because of absence of fuel… the end result is Foodabsence. I could go on. But you know all this… unless you haven’t paid any attention to the news.

The food delivery system is creaking. This started before the Coronavirus ever raised its ugly deceitful head and caused panic buying. But it had started way before from another issue seldom factored into the equation. That is the computer automated and streamlined high-activity item instant-feedback driven supply system.

This is what controls all supply systems in the Industrialized World… but I concentrate on the food supply system here. Computers have allowed manufacturing and delivery systems to “lean out to the bone” raw products stored for processing, materials used in processing, system times for processing, time for delivery and stocks of food in warehouses and grocery stores. The supply chain is lean of products… it’s down to the bone for reserves.

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This may be redundant… but look at the chart. It doesn’t include the Instant Feedback by computer of the supply system and its effect on how much is in the supply chain. Computers have given instant feedback from retailers as to what suppliers and manufacturers need to provide… consequently, they buy and store less of everything. This gives all involved with the food chain huge savings by inventorying much less and in some cases handling it less and reducing or eliminating time in storage.

This system, although a wet dream for military Quartermasters, bean counters and supply efficiency experts, has drastically reduced the amount of all products in the supply chain. Including products needed by processors and manufacturers to process and manufacture… such as packaging, preservatives and chemicals.

This has literally put Americans on a hand to mouth subsistence… or should I say a “Grocery Store to Mouth” existence. I don’t know how many Americans are moving to home delivered meals comprised of all the ingredients ready to cook as I see advertised constantly… but that scares me more. What prepared meals fit in your refrigerator will not feed you for very long… a much shorter time if electricity is out.

Look forward to increased hacking of computer-controlled processing, storage and delivery systems… which will be devastating. Read about the anomaly of production systems replenishing anything manufactured, processed, stored or delivered after there is panic buying and ‘runs’ on stores of the supply chain. Read “The 1978 Toilet Paper Shortage” in the Civil Defense Manual newsletters.

See this article for more information: https://civildefensemanual.com/store-food-now/

It takes months to catch up demand… and months of food shortages, or no food means many deaths from starvation after Foodabsence. That anomaly can be caused or exacerbated by pandemic/epidemic, employee shortages, trucking company driver shortages, fuel shortages, electrical outages…

It’s almost like the old joke… “There’s good news and bad news… I’ll give you the good news first!”

The good news will be obese Americans will lose all that blubber… they’ll get skinny. The bad news is… after getting skinny… many Americans will die. This will also be the fate of those people of the Industrialized World who depend on these complex food supply systems.

A report from ForwardObserver.com

SUPPLIES: Ongoing global supply-chain disruptions are expected to continue until next year at least. Not due solely to available inventory up and down the manufacturing chain; labor shortages and commodity manipulation are also being blamed. Analysts expect an impact on back-to-school shopping as many of the supplies and educational materials are manufactured overseas or rely on international midstream partners.

Jeffries’ chief economist Aneta Markowska said, “There’s a very good chance that you’re going to have severe product shortages by September.” The impact on consumers is being passed along through price-increases and decreased availability of once common products. (AC: While not directly mentioned in many outlets, recent reports from Yantian indicate several more weeks of delays in exports ultimately impacting the fall and holiday shopping seasons. – D.M.)


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I totally see the point of them creating the problem then throwing their hands up and saying “see… capitalism clearly doesn’t work… we need to boldly re-imagine our production and distribution” (wink wink)

They can get away with this kabuki theater because the media won’t call them on it, and they now have the ability to threaten and silence those that threaten their agenda. Lots of pieces of different puzzles are showing that they are coming together to be a much larger puzzle.


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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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5 Specific Reasons Why You Should Stockpile Food Right Now

July 6, 2021 by Michael Snyder


For decades, Americans have not needed to be concerned about food prices. Yes, prices would always go up by a little bit each year, but in general we have been extremely blessed for a very long time. Our supermarkets have always been packed with food, and we could always count on the fact that prices would be about the same a month or two down the road. Unfortunately, things are now changing, and not in a good way. A massive wave of inflation has hit agricultural commodities, and food producers have felt forced to pass those cost increases along to consumers. Unfortunately, many experts are anticipating that the price hikes that we are currently witnessing are just the beginning.

So even though food prices have already become quite painful, they are never going to be any lower than they are at this moment.

Looking forward, there are several factors that are likely to combine to cause food inflation to accelerate even more in the months ahead. The following are 5 specific reasons why you should stockpile food right now…

#1 Supermarkets are feverishly stockpiling food, and the Wall Street Journal is reporting that they are doing this in anticipation of “the highest price increases in recent memory”…

Supermarkets are stocking up on everything from sugar to frozen meat before they get more pricey, girding for what some executives anticipate will be some of the highest price increases in recent memory.

This only makes good business sense. If you can get inventory now for significantly less than you will be able to get it for later, that will help your bottom line.

The Wall Street Journal is admitting that all of this stockpiling “is driving shortages of some staples”, but it is expected that these shortages will just be temporary.

I can’t remember a time when we have seen anything quite like this. At this point, some companies are purchasing up to 25 percent more food than normal…

David Smith, CEO of the US’s largest wholesaler Associated Wholesale Grocers, told the Wall Street Journal they have been buying 15 to 20 percent more goods – particularly packaged foods with long shelf lives.

‘We’re buying a lot of everything. Our inventories are up significantly over the same period last year,’ said Smith.

At SpartanNash in Michigan, the retailer has bought up around 20 to 25 percent more than normal including frozen meat.

#2 The U.S. government is going to continue recklessly spending money, and the Federal Reserve is going to keep pumping more giant mountains of fresh cash into the financial system.

The Biden administration doesn’t seem to have an “off button”, and neither does the Fed. The U.S. national debt is moving up toward the 29 trillion dollar mark very rapidly, and the Fed’s balance sheet has more than doubled over the past year.

Unless there is some sort of a dramatic reversal, and I don’t see why there would be, this continual flow of new money will continue to push food prices even higher.

#3 Gas prices keep surging, and this is making it more expensive to transport food around the country.

According to the AAA Gas Price Index, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is up 56 percent from what it was last May…

Transport costs are also rising with gas prices rising 56 percent in May from a year ago.

On Friday, the AAA Gas Price Index pegged the national average gas price at $3.086, up from $2.171 one year ago.

#4 The endless “megadrought” in the western states just continues to intensify.

If you look at the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map, it is a horror show. We haven’t seen anything like this since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s, and water levels are dropping dangerously low.

For example, the water level in Great Salt Lake is expected to hit the lowest level in 170 years this summer…

The lake’s levels are expected to hit a 170-year low this year. It comes as the drought has the U.S. West bracing for a brutal wildfire season and coping with already low reservoirs. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, has begged people to cut back on lawn watering and “pray for rain.”

For the Great Salt Lake, though, it is only the latest challenge. People for years have been diverting water from rivers that flow into the lake to water crops and supply homes. Because the lake is shallow — about 35 feet (11 meters) at its deepest point — less water quickly translates to receding shorelines.

Because there is not enough water, many farmers are having to dramatically reduce the amount of crops that they are growing.

Small farmer Mindy Perkovich is only growing produce on one of her seven acres at this point, and she openly admits that she doesn’t know if she will even have enough water for that…

Perkovich typically grows things like turnips, squash and tomatoes for the local market on seven acres. This season, though, she’s had to cut her crops down to less than a single acre.

“We don’t know if we’re gonna have water to keep that alive,” she says. “Financially, I can’t really even express how dramatic it’s changed in the last couple years, water-wise, because without water, we can’t grow crops without crops, we have nothing to sell to our consumers.”

Agricultural production in the western states will be lower than originally anticipated this year, and that will also put upward pressure on food prices in the coming months.

#5 On top of everything else, an enormous plague of grasshoppers is now causing massive headaches for farmers in our western states.

As I discussed on Sunday, the extremely hot and extremely dry conditions are perfect for grasshoppers, and they have been multiplying like crazy.

In some areas, the swarms are so thick that “it can appear the earth is moving”, and there are times when the swarms are so large that they are actually appearing on radar.

Seven states are being hit particularly hard, and the federal government is going to begin a large scale spraying campaign. The spraying may reduce the plague, but all of the experts agree that it will not stop it.

Grasshoppers will continue to eat our crops on a massive scale for many months to come, and this is another factor that will be driving up food prices.

So, to summarize, the outlook for the months ahead is rather bleak.

A number of factors are going to combine to push prices significantly higher, and so if you can afford to stock up you should be doing so.

Our leaders continue to insist that this bout of inflation is just “transitory”, and you can believe them if you like.

But the truth is that high inflation is here to stay, and what we have experienced so far is just the tip of the iceberg.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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In Germany after WWI, employers would pay their employees twice a day so that their families could go buy food before prices rose again. Could it happen here? Has any country been $30 trillion in debt before?

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For how long, before Government decides to take it?


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We (wife and I , empty nester's ) have been trying to encourage our grown kids and extended family for years now to start slowly building up the food security , but to no avail. Now though we have been told by some of those very same loved ones that they will be coming to our high-mountain property if any of the riots ever take place in our nearest city because we have plenty of food stored up and guns.... To which I then reply the same way as all the others who laughed at us , "Oh really , so how much of YOUR guns and grub will you be bringing up beforehand ?"

The blank looks are always priceless !

I broke it to them that as much as we love them that they needed to just stay were they were and do the best that they can because even though we are the poorest of the extended family , we only planned long term supplies for ourselves , as everyone of them has far more disposable income to do much the same for themselves.

I spend anywhere from $100-200 dollars a month on long-term food from Amazon (I know I know ) and I am very careful about what we get for our money , and I watch for sales and price drops with the HONEY APP . And we have down pretty well for ourselves so far . Not bragging , just stating a fact is all.

We are not alone in our little neck of the Rockies , as other older neighbors of like-mind are dealing with similar situations with their own grown kids and family as well , and a few of them are really scared .

You see , not only in our case but our like-minded friends and neighbors, ALL of the people mentioned above have gone over to the DARK SIDE and embraced WOKEISM along with the BIG LIE that Biden and company actually won fair and square. THEY are afraid that if THEY don't then THEY will be cancelled , called a racist , get kicked off of social media , yadda yadda yadda ...


So yeah , call this little rant ... FOOD FOR THOUGHT .. heheheheheheeee

So who is coming to dinner at your place when the lights go out , and what do you think they will be bringing with them ???


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We just pressure canned 35# of hamburger. Surprisingly simply, and amazingly tasty. Only had one lid not seal, sows tested it. Makes meal prep supper easy.

Chicken is up for this week. Our local store had a special deal, and now that it is about to expire was on a clearance sale! 18# of breast meat. Going to put it in pint jars. Anyone we talk to about this just thinks we are nuts to put in this much work or to keep as much as we do on hand of everything. I’ve been told by co-workers that I’m a “hoarder” and that I’m contributing to price spikes and shortages. Same with toilet paper and household supplies. I see it as being the exact opposite. When THEY panic, and there is a shortage/price spike… then I exit the market and no longer buy. I also help provide to some close family taking them out of the market. When the panic dies down, prices drop, and producers (in an attempt to meet the market) ramped up production… there is then a glut on the market. I can then replenish my supplies on the cheap and help producers and retailers by giving them my business/helping get rid of over stocks

If more people did this there would of be panics.


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The vast majority are morons who refuse to see the writing on the wall. People laughed at Noah for building a boat...until it started raining and he shut the door in their face.



"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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