by Amy S.
Why is China Rising while America Declining ? The U.S. is in relative decline as the Chinese power is rapidly rising. There is a huge trade deficit with China and billions of dollars every year are flowing out of our country to them. $419.2 billion was the trade deficit in 2018, with China. This loss of wealth is not good for the USA. China’s economy gathered momentum in October, supported by gains in factory production, government-backed investment and consumer spending, according to official data on Monday. Industrial output rose 6.9% in October from a year earlier, on par with September’s pace, China’s official National Bureau of Statistics said. The result was better than the 6.5% increase forecast in The Wall Street Journal’s poll of economists.
The news that on Sunday China signed a massive free trade deal with fifteen Asia Pacific Nations confirms China is busy cutting a path forward even as much of the world is in economic turmoil due to the pandemic. This is a major victory in that it encompasses almost one-third of all global economic activity. It also gives the impression the United States is being left out in the cold. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, establishes the world’s largest trading block. It was signed virtually during the annual summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
This underlines the fact that despite economic problems popping up in countries across the world, China is hellbent on pursuing its goal of galvanizing itself as the leading global power. Not waiting to resolve trade issues with America, China is busy turning economic lemons into lemonade. One example of China reaching out can be seen in its courting of Europe. Last year the European Union and China, after a series of meetings, came up with an important joint statement. It outlined agreement on three quite sensitive fronts and paved the way for a complex, wide-ranging EU-China investment deal.
The numbers of U.S. applications for state unemployment benefits rose in mid-November for the first time in more than a month, pointing to added stress on the economy from a record increase in infection cases. jobless claims jump 31,000 to 742,000.And it will continue to rise considering how fast the pandemic is spreading again. And this time, we’re getting way more cases. October turned out to have the largest monthly deficit for that month ever at $284B. Annualized, that equates to a $3.4 trillion deficit on top of the $3.1T this last year. The Fed is the only reliable buyer. The dollar will be destroyed trying to monetize government debt and continue to prop up these massive asset bubbles.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to think about the kind of future we want.
The Dangers of The Great Reset Explained !! The Great Reset” began trending on Twitter after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the pandemic had provided an “opportunity for a reset. “This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset – this is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to re-imagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change,” he added. The World Economic Forum’s Great Reset initiative is picking up steam on Twitter. The Great Reset is basically the organization’s plan to impose socialism on the world, and the World Economic Forum wants to use the pandemic as a reason to do so. So What is “the Great Reset”?
What Is The “Great Reset”?
To better understand it, we’ll analyze an article where Klaus himself outlines his three steps to this great reset agenda.
The title of this post by Klaus is: Now is the time for a “great reset.”
It starts off with a bizarre photo that Klaus, I guess, thinks is clever somehow, to push a button to reset the world.
In this article, he explains the three steps or what he calls the three main components of the great reset agenda.
- “The First Would Steer The Market Toward Fairer Outcomes.”
I want to point out the words he’s using:
Steer: Which would imply that he believes in this top-down approach because these global elites are so intellectually superior to all of us rubes in the real economy that we need them to tell us what to do.
Outcome: He chose the word outcome instead of opportunity.
To this end, the government should improve coordination. (For example, in tax, regulatory and fiscal policy), upgrade trade arrangements, and create the conditions for a “stakeholder economy.” At a time of diminishing tax bases and soaring public debt, governments have a powerful incentive to pursue such action.
I‘d like to remind you that governments don’t have any resources. They don’t produce anything.
The only thing they have control over is what they steal from the private sector production.
Moreover, the government should implement long-overdue reforms that promote more equitable outcomes.
Again, he’s not using the word opportunities. He’s using the word outcomes.
Depending on the country, these may include changes to wealth taxes, the withdrawal of fossil fuel subsidies and new rules governing intellectual property, trade, and competition.
2.”The Second Component Of The “Great Reset” Agenda Would Ensure That Investments Advance Shared Goals, Such As Equality And Sustainability.”
We go right back to implying equal outcomes and not equal opportunities.
The third and final priority of the Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges.
Lastly, I want to point out Klaus’s own quote. Remember this isn’t an editor. Klaus is writing this himself.
So, out of all of the sentences in the article, he chooses this one in particular:
The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.
He’s saying that the pandemic is an opportunity to reflect, re-imagine, and reset our world.
For decades, progressives have attempted to use climate change to justify liberal policy changes. But their latest attempt – a new proposal called the “Great Reset” – is the most ambitious and radical plan the world has seen in more than a generation.
The World Economic Forum, some of the planet’s most powerful business leaders, government officials and activists announced a proposal to “reset” the global economy. Instead of traditional capitalism, the high-profile group said the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.
“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” wrote Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in an article published on WEF’s website. “In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”
How does this play out for ordinary people like you and me?
I think their plan is to stagflate, tax, and lie.
Everything else is just smoke and mirrors. It’s a total coverup and sham, and this is a fantastic way to sum it up.
I have to give all the credit to my good buddy, Jason Burke with Wall Street for Main Street.
If you’re not checking him out, make sure you do so. Again, there are a few things we know:
Government debt is at an all-time high. This is a huge problem, especially if you’re a government official and you want to keep power.
The world economic forum is a group of government leaders that’s been meeting since the 1970s, of course they all know each other. They’re trying to help each other out. It’s the cronyism I was talking about before.
This isn’t about climate change. It’s about increasing your taxes.
It’s not about equality. It’s about increasing regulation on everyday people like you and me.
It’s about micromanaging everything. These global elites think that they’re so much smarter than you, that you can’t make decisions on your own.
It’s not about increasing your living standards. It’s about giving them more and more power. Don’t be fooled, they care about any of these topics or your wellbeing.
They care about one thing and one thing only, that is pursuing their own self-interest. I went back to the reset agenda pictograph published in his article, but now I’ve done it in a way it’s far more accurate.
Instead of his mumbo jumbo, we have their real intentions:
Stagflate, tax, and lie.
We need to understand the details, so we can connect the dots and see what’s most likely coming down the pipeline for everyday people like you and me.
You might be wondering how these leaders plan to convince the world to completely alter its economy over the long run, since the COVID-19 pandemic most assuredly won’t remain a crisis forever. The answer is that they’ve already identified another “crisis” that will require expansive government intervention: Climate change.
“The threat of climate change has been more gradual [than COVID-19]—but its devastating reality for many people and their livelihoods around the world, and its ever greater potential to disrupt, surpasses even that of Covid-19,” Prince Charles said.
Of course, these government officials, activists and influencers can’t impose a systemic change of this size on their own. Which is why they have already started to activate vast networks of left-wing activists from around the world, who will throughout 2021 demand changes in line with the Great Reset.
According to the World Economic Forum, its 2021 Davos summit will include thousands of members of the Global Shapers Community, youth activists located in 400 cities across the planet.
For those of us who support free markets, the Great Reset is nothing short of terrifying. Our current crony capitalist system has many flaws, to be sure, but granting more power to the government agents who created that crony system and eroding property rights is not the best way forward. America is the world’s most powerful, prosperous nation precisely because of the very market principles the Great Reset supporters loathe, not in spite of them.
Making matters worse, the left has already proven throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that it can radically transform political realities in the midst of a crisis, so it’s not hard to see how the Great Reset could eventually come to fruition.
Can you imagine George W. Bush or Bill Clinton printing trillions of dollars and mailing it to millions of people who didn’t lose their jobs? This would have been unthinkable just a couple of decades ago. Today, this policy garners bipartisan support.
Prince Charles was right: The present pandemic is a “golden opportunity” for radical change. And if Al Gore, Prince Charles and the rest of the World Economic Forum can convince enough people that attempting to stop climate change is also worth dramatically pushing humanity toward greater government control, then radical – and catastrophic – change is exactly what we’re going to get.
HOW TO GET PREPARED
We never know what emergency may befall us during which we may not be able to obtain food or drink.
The emergency may be loss of job or inability to work due to accident or illness. This may result in a situation where financial resources to purchase food would not be available or may be decreased appreciably. Natural catastrophe such as flood, earthquake or storms may result in temporary inability to distribute food to supermarkets.
Under these conditions even having money to purchase food does not mean it can be obtained.
Even in the United States each of the above conditions occurs occasionally. Because of the possibility of such emergencies the Civil Defense recommends storing food and drink adequate for your family’s needs for a two-week period. Certain church organizations have recommended their members “Have on hand a year’s supply of food, fuel, clothing and where possible money.”
Enough people have eaten for a long enough period of time that some conclusions on “What to Eat?” can be drawn from experience.
Some average amounts of the nutrients required for growth, maintenance and reproduction of the human system have been published.
These nutrients are distributed among the food groups:
5) bread/cereal, and
Appropriate servings from each food group combined into a daily intake will provide an adequate nutrient supply.
Food storage is viewed as a part of emergency preparedness. It is also a part of the program of a gardener to preserve and store away some of the fruits of his or her labor.
Whatever the reason a person has for storing food beyond immediate needs, planning must be done to avoid waste.
When you are canning meat products remember these things.
Here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll find inside Carnivore’s Bible:
You’ll discover the ancient meat preservation method that will make your mouth water. Enjoying the delicious sweet-smoky taste of beef, pork, or link sausages for months to come… without ANY refrigeration, chemicals, preservatives, or additives!
And you can prepare everything in your back-yard (or balcony) in one afternoon– I promise it will be more relaxing than taking the day off to go fishing.
You’ll also learn how to get rid of the toxic canned food from the supermarket… and preserve your own healthy & delicious vegetables and fruits. All you need is Granddad Bob’s secret canning trick to instantly kill bacteria and parasites…
There are a number of approaches to building a food storage program. Only two wil be outlined, which can be adapted to fit individual needs. A major reason for not having food storage is the expense. A simple way to avoid a large cash outlay is to merely purchase double the items on the grocery list with each shopping excursion. The extra items are then marked with the purchase date and put into storage to be rotated out and replaced on the next shopping trip.
Perishable items such as fluid milk or eggs are difficult to work into this system.
Therefore substitutes such as nonfat dried milk may be purchased for storage. Keep in mind, however, that there is a limit to the length of time that even these semi-perishable or dehydrated items can be stored.
A disadvantage of the double purchase system is that it is not as easy to benefit from sales prices. One advantage is that items are only purchased that are routinely used in menu planning, thereby reducing waste and improving rotation.
Another approach to beginning a food storage program is to use a lump sum of money such as a tax refund or a bonus check to purchase a large amount of basics for your family.
The pamphlet “Essentials of Food Storage” has suggested that basics should include wheat, sugar or honey, salt and nonfat dried milk. While it is true that these items do store well, it is important that the family will use what they store. This list could be modified to include grain products such as wheat and white
flour, pasta products, rolled oats, rice, dried beans, split peas, lentils and other
dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
Cracked or whole wheat products do not store well
14 gallons of water per person (2 week supply)
1 pound of dry matter per person per day of dried foods
because the membranes are broken that keep the oil in the wheat germ away from the iron and other minerals in the endosperm and the bran layer. Rancidity occurs at a rapid rate. Rolled oats are heat treated which destroys the lipase enzyme and therefore will store quite well.
When establishing a food storage program do not forget:
1. Store only those items you will use. If you do not currently include a food in your diet it is not likely that you will use it.
2. Do not purchase more than you will rotate and use within a 2 to 3 year period of time
to reduce waste.
3. Insure that the quality of the item you purchase is acceptable. Quality does not improve upon storage for most foods.
Planning before you begin a food storage program will help to avoid pitfalls.
Physical Methods of Controlling Insects in Food
Clean, cool, dry storage areas are preferred. Avoid storing food in open containers on shelves. Keep food storage areas free of spilled food and food particles. Good housekeeping helps prevent insect infestations.
Deep Freeze Control for Grain
Small quantities of grain, 1 to 10 pounds, can be put in medium to heavy food grade plastic bags and placed in a deep freeze for 2 to 3 days. This will usually destroy all stages of any insect pests which are present.
As a check spread the deep freeze treated grain on a cookie tray at room temperature until thawed. If live insects are present they will probably be seen crawling about. If they are present, repeat the process. If not, remove any insect fragments, put the grain in an approved container and store it in a cool, dry place.
When packaged goods such as beans, cereals, whole grains, nut meats, and similar dried foods become infested they may be “sterilized” by heating in an open oven as follows.
Spread a shallow layer of wheat in a cookie tray or large pan. Pre-heat the oven to about 140° to 150°F. Put the tray in the preheated oven and leave it there for 30 minutes or more. The oven door should be left slightly open to avoid overheating. This treatment should destroy all stages of the insect if the layer of grain on the tray is not too thick (1/2 inch). Next, remove the tray and cool the wheat thoroughly before returning it to a clean, dry storage container. As necessary, use a fan to blow off any existing insect fragments. Where large quantities of dry food are to be treated, this method is not practical.
Heat is detrimental to the proteins in wheat and may reduce the ability of the bread to rise properly. Some reduced loaf volume and heavier texture may be apparent when using heat treated grains.
Some have seen this problem coming for a long time and changed their entire way of life by going off-grid. They have found alternative sources such as solar, wind and diesel to power their homes and machinery. A majority of us, who have not gone off-grid, are making a concerted effort to avoid dependence on this ailing infrastructure and preparing for life without it.
Food may be fumigated with dry ice as previously described.
Bay Leaves, Chewing Gum, Chanting Words and Phrases
We receive numerous inquiries asking about exotic treatments to prevent insect
infestations in stored grain. In unofficial experiments we have conducted, it was noted that some insects will continue to feed when enclosed in containers with tight fitting lids, even in the presence of these exotic suggestions. We have also concluded that chanting words and phrases fall upon deaf ears. Some consumers have reported on the effectiveness of many exotic treatments. Our investigations have shown these instances to only be effective when no insects were initially present in the food.
There are a number of different options for emergency cooking. Before we get started: For those who are new to preparedness, using an emergency generator to power an electric stove or microwave is not a good allocation of resources. Stoves and microwaves use a lot of power in a short amount of time. It’s much more practical to use other means to heat/cook your food.