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Shortages On Other Things Besides Toilet Paper & Paper Towels (Main Board)

by Hillarys Colon, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 07:43 (21 days ago)
edited by Hillarys Colon, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 10:51

My father's fridge is on its way out. Went to buy a fridge and depending on model there is anwwhere from a multiweek to months wait. My Dad is luck so its only going to be a few weeks. But so many models say out of stock. Apparently from my reading there is a shortage of appliances nationwide now. My father's neighbor said there is a 6 month wait now for standalone freezers.

I went to buy underwear the other day and its no gots. This is the second time now its out of stock!

I need some parts for my pressure washer. Home Depot and Lowes doesnt have them. There is now a shortage! Ended up buying them on Ebay.

Occasionally certain things at the super market can be hit or miss: pasta, soup, meat, canned goods of any kind, dry cereal, oats - tons of things. Depends on the day.

Fitness equipment of all kinds is very hard to get. It ranges from mats to weights to weight lifting benches. Pretty much anything you can name.

Bicycles are out of stock everywhere. Bicycle parts are also hard to come by.

I wanted more shotgun ammunition just in case our new peaceful darlings and gods come to visit. Guess what? Out of stock and if you can find it the price has DOUBLED! Shotguns themselves are OUT OF STOCK across the nation. This also applies to ar15s and 5.56 ammunition - out of stock everywhere. 22LR is nonexistent now. People are hoarding for the coming collapse. Just remember its whiteys fault. Oh yay.

There is a shortage of coins now. Yay! Afterall we dont need that dirty physical money and should be using the digital currency supplied by Microsoft the way our god Bill Gates has ordained!

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by IT guy, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:28 (21 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon

I know there was a freezer shortage and can understand that, but refrigerators? I don't get that.

Bought my first pressure washer the other day. Debated whether to rent or buy, but decided to buy. Found a Craftsman 1600 psi at Menards for $88 ($99 - 10% discount). Just need it to clean siding and gutters so hopefully it works for that.

Occasionally certain things at the super market can be hit or miss: pasta, soup, meat, canned goods of any kind, dry cereal, oats - tons of things. Depends on the day.

I have noticed the same thing. Had a hard time finding oats for a while but the stores around here have had them in stock. I have noticed that Meijer is often short on meat but not the other stores, although meat prices have gone up.

Fitness equipment of all kinds is very hard to get. It ranges from mats to weights to weight lifting benches. Pretty much anything you can name.

Really? Figured this would be available now that gyms have re-opened.

Bicycles are out of stock everywhere. Bicycle parts are also hard to come by.

Wow.

I wanted more shotgun ammunition just in case our new peaceful darlings and gods come to visit. Guess what? Out of stock and if you can find it the price has DOUBLED! Shotguns themselves are OUT OF STOCK across the nation. This also applies to ar15s and 5.56 ammunition - out of stock everywhere. 22LR is nonexistent now. People are hoarding for the coming collapse. Just remember its whiteys fault. Oh yay.

Crazy times we are living in.

Interesting

by JoFrance, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 22:10 (20 days ago) @ IT guy

There are still shortages in the supermarket and there shouldn't be. I couldn't find napkins except for an awful brand called Select that turns into a clump of shit if you wet it. Luckily, I don't need paper towels or TP right now or I would be out of luck.

I get mostly all of my meat from a butcher that uses smaller suppliers, so I haven't had a problem with that.

I really needed clothes and shoes. They finally opened up the stores, but there wasn't any inventory there. They're selling whats left of last years stuff. Even online, I couldn't find a lot of summer clothes. I found half a bathing suit at Macys when they finally opened. A top with no bottom. No shorts or sleeveless tee shirts. No popular shoe sizes. What the heck was I waiting for?

Here's a bonus for shopping at Macy's in-store. They now claim to have greater air circulation. Well, the bathing suit fitting room looked like it was previously a warehouse area. It had high, open ceilings and basic fitting room enclosures (not floor to ceiling) and when I went there it was pretty empty except for me and the other person trying on women's bathing suits that had size 12 sneakers and muscular calves. Lord have mercy! I'm never going there again.

I wanted to buy new patio chairs this year. Just basic Adirondack chairs that were not too expensive. Gone, everywhere. Even on line except for really expensive ones.

I don't see our old normal coming back anytime soon. Life has become so bizarre lately that staying at home all the time is the best option.

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by IT guy, Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:36 (16 days ago) @ JoFrance

Fortunately I'm pretty well stocked on clothes. Anything I've needed since the pandemic has been online (and similar to something I've purchased before so no need to try on). I wouldn't want to be trying on stuff and using fitting rooms right now.

I don't see our old normal coming back anytime soon. Life has become so bizarre lately that staying at home all the time is the best option.

Sadly that is true.

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It's getting really old

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 13:11 (21 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 13:14

Indeed, here in the heartland I'm seeing the same thing. It's getting f*cking annoying. Not panic mode yet.

At the grocery I'm seeing less variety of things stocked, almost no sales or special deals, and many shortages. Sam's Club: no corned beef, no ground beef (I actually bought stew meat and ground my own damned ground beef myself.) I noted the other day at the store that the toilet paper and paper products racks that were emptied in April, then chock full again in May, are now less than 1/2 full.

Random factoid, I watched a YT video a few nights ago that mentioned this rolling shortage phenom and one aspect is that there is a severe shortage of aluminum for cans. So, soft drink makers are consolidating their product lines and just not producing the lower volume stuff. No vanilla Coke but still stocking regular Coke for instance.

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Shortages On Other Things Besides Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

by SureThing, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 19:29 (21 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon

The Covid-19 shutdowns have stopped a lot of manufacturing. Shortages of manufactured products (guns, ammo, weights, bicycles, refrigerators, etc.) does not surprise me.

Exception: Cars (due to building up large inventories before the shutdowns).

"Coin shortages" only happen at big corporate chain stores (Vons, CVS, Target, etc.)

But at local hamburger place (not a chain) – no problem making change for me so far.

Another local restaurant now charges a flat rate of $8.00 for any take-out meal – price includes sales tax.

I think the coin shortage is part of the campaign to stop people from using cash, and always use debit / credit cards instead.

But why would the deep state want to stop us from using cash? Three events provide the answer:

1) Several years ago, during the financial collapse of Cypress, the European Central Bank (ECB) did an experimental "bail-in" – i.e., they stole money from the bank accounts of many Cypress citizens. The ECB later decided this experiment was a success.

2) Way back in the late 1980's, after getting about 2000 Bankers prosecuted, convicted and jailed for the Savings and Loan scandal, William Black (the man primarily responsible) wrote a book called "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One".

Note: Charles Keating, the worst of the lot, got his conviction overturned on a technicality.

3) Jon Corzine was appointed CEO and Chairman of MF Global, a multinational futures broker and bond dealer, in March 2010.
On October 31, 2011, trading was halted on shares of MF Global prior to the market opening, and soon thereafter MF Global announced that it had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shortly afterwards, federal regulators began an investigation into hundreds of millions of dollars in missing customer funds.

MF Global's collapse was one of the ten biggest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

Corzine was subpoenaed to appear before a House committee on December 8, 2011, to answer questions regarding 1.2 billion dollars of missing money from MF Global client accounts. He testified before the committee, "I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date".

Ultimately all customers were paid in full.

Bottom Line:
The deep state wants to steal money directly from your bank account. But they have to make sure all your money is there first.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Way-Rob-Bank-Own/dp/B00RUAFQKM/ref=sr_1_1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_Five

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine#MF_Global

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Shortages On Other Things Besides Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

by Hillarys Colon, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 20:43 (21 days ago) @ SureThing

The Covid-19 shutdowns have stopped a lot of manufacturing. Shortages of manufactured products (guns, ammo, weights, bicycles, refrigerators, etc.) does not surprise me.

Yep. And now the riots have encouraged people to arm up.


Exception: Cars (due to building up large inventories before the shutdowns).

The car lots around here have tons of inventory.


"Coin shortages" only happen at big corporate chain stores (Vons, CVS, Target, etc.)

Dont know, I saw it mentioned on the news.


But at local hamburger place (not a chain) – no problem making change for me so far.

Thats good.


Another local restaurant now charges a flat rate of $8.00 for any take-out meal – price includes sales tax.

Knew that was coming.


I think the coin shortage is part of the campaign to stop people from using cash, and always use debit / credit cards instead.

This would not surprise me. Thats so they can track what you spend money on and your location.


But why would the deep state want to stop us from using cash? Three events provide the answer:

1) Several years ago, during the financial collapse of Cypress, the European Central Bank (ECB) did an experimental "bail-in" – i.e., they stole money from the bank accounts of many Cypress citizens. The ECB later decided this experiment was a success.

And what did the Cypriots do about it? I am betting nothing. Try that in the US and lets see what happens.


2) Way back in the late 1980's, after getting about 2000 Bankers prosecuted, convicted and jailed for the Savings and Loan scandal, William Black (the man primarily responsible) wrote a book called "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One".

Note: Charles Keating, the worst of the lot, got his conviction overturned on a technicality.

I remember this. It was a farce.


3) Jon Corzine was appointed CEO and Chairman of MF Global, a multinational futures broker and bond dealer, in March 2010.
On October 31, 2011, trading was halted on shares of MF Global prior to the market opening, and soon thereafter MF Global announced that it had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shortly afterwards, federal regulators began an investigation into hundreds of millions of dollars in missing customer funds.

MF Global's collapse was one of the ten biggest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

Corzine was subpoenaed to appear before a House committee on December 8, 2011, to answer questions regarding 1.2 billion dollars of missing money from MF Global client accounts. He testified before the committee, "I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date".

Ultimately all customers were paid in full.

Sure they were.

I met Corzine at a corporate event when he was governor or NJ. He was a mega douche.


Bottom Line:
The deep state wants to steal money directly from your bank account. But they have to make sure all your money is there first.

I have no doubt that you are correct.


https://www.amazon.com/Best-Way-Rob-Bank-Own/dp/B00RUAFQKM/ref=sr_1_1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_Five

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine#MF_Global

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cash

by ,ndo, Shit for brains, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 03:01 (20 days ago) @ SureThing

I remember the bail-in. That was the clearest example of why a cashless society must not be permitted to happen.

If cash exists, we have the option of converting our bank balance into cash. Ultimately, we have control over our saved money.

If cash does not exist, there is no way to store our saved money except in a bank or other institution, and they have control of it and we do not. And as in Cyprus, they can steal our money if they choose, and we have no recourse.

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Bail-In and crypto currency confidence

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 13:53 (20 days ago) @ ,ndo
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 13:57

I've completely avoided crypto currency. I don't hold any, I don't have a BTC wallet, etc.

But crypto money is (supposedly) beyond the reach of the government. (I suppose the government can intervene in conversion to and from USD or other real money.)

Crypto may actually be a good way to hold monetary value outside the banking system.

The one think that holds crypto currency back is confidence in it as a store of value. It's basically money invented by a programmer.

If the dollar massively inflated or there were bail-ins, crypto could explode in value. Bail-ins occurring would be one way that crypto appears more tangible and reliable and trustworthy than the dollar.

Aside from precious metals. Which have their own issues (storage and transfer expense, etc)

BTC might not be bad to put a couple of thousand in as a rainy day fund. We are likely to have a lot of rainy days.

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Cryto Currency is Fiat Currency The Same As The USD

by Hillarys Colon, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 20:44 (20 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

Think about the following:

Crypto currency is currency created out of thin air by the magic of some programmer whom as decided that it has value. It has no intrinsic value beyond what they say its worth.

The USD is also created out of thin air by the Fed Reserve which in reality is not even a govmt agency. It only has value because the govmt and the Fed Reserve says it does ie. the full faith of the US govmt. The USD is not pegged to gold any longer so the value can be whatever they say it is.

The only difference is crytp currency is backed by no one beyond what the computer says it is and the USD is baced by the US govmt.

So whom are you going to trust - the programmer or the US govmt?

The USD is the worlds reserve currency. Various countries have attempted to get away from it for their own reasons. All that would need to happen to completely devalue it is for various foreign govmts to dump their US govmt treasuries on the open market enmasse. The dollar would become worthless overnight.

Literally. Now those countires that dumped the debt would share in the misery because it also means they would never see their money ever again. There is to much at stake to play that game.

At this moment the Fed Reserve is propping up the stock market the same way as they did the housing bubble instead of letting the shit hit the fan. In essence as they say they are kicking the can down the road. It also means that at some point in the future the damage from this is going to be even greater.

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Crypto may be less corruptible

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Monday, July 27, 2020, 02:04 (19 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon

Of course what you said.

I was extrapolating some ideas to their extremes. The idea (for example) that you can't trust the government and not even the banking system to do the right things, whereas crypto's value is based on market demand+algorithms that dictate scarcity.

I'm saying that white label (non government controlled) crypto seems inherently less corruption prone.

On the other hand crypto is basically fringe shit, so using crypto as a rainy day fund takes a huge act of faith. Especially considering its huge rides in value. I'm not even there myself. But some people are.

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Agree With You On This - The Fed Is Looking To Create Their Own Crypto-Currency

by Hillarys Colon, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:53 (18 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

I agree with everything you wrote. Basically with crytpo you are not subject to the whims of the Fed. I looked into saving my money outside of the USD, I wanted to open an account in a Swiss bank and get Swiss Franks as its not pegged to the dollar.

The Fed is aware that people are looking to hedge against the dollar via the cryptos. By you doing this they loser their leverage over us. They are planning on defeating this via their own crypto currency:

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/the-federal-reserve-is-looking-into-developing-digital-currency-us-2019-11-1028705211?op=1

https://bitcoinist.com/federal-reserve-ponders-fedcoin/

Remember the Fed is NOT a federal agency, its a private corporation owned by the banks. How the govmt allowed them to take control of the currency is a whole other topic.

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Short video explaining Bail-In

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 13:46 (20 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Sunday, July 26, 2020, 14:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxVJMX_WmXc

Terminology:

A "bail out" would be a cash infusion into a failing financial institution like a bank. Doing so protects the assets of both the shareholders as well as the depositors.

Conversely, a "bail in" is basically the practice of giving high-balance depositors a haircut on their deposits. It is the same concept of a "bail out", but done with that bank's depositor's own money.

In Cyprus supposedly this was done at the level of their national bank depositor's insurance (similar to FDIC deposit coverage here in the US.) Any deposits on hand over 100K euros per depositor were converted into that bank's shares.

This is an international standard for dealing with bank insolvency so you can't get away from it.

Instead of tax monies or government debt covering an insolvency, certain levels of deposits are basically liquidated into shares of the bank.

What I've read is that as a depositor the law in 2012 was written that defines you as a CREDITOR of a bank when you deposit funds. When you deposit $1000 you are giving a LOAN of $1000 to that bank. As a CREDITOR you are in line with all other B2B and personal CREDITORS if there is financial difficulty.

I can see why this was done. If the FDIC gets raided for multiple bank failures, this bypasses congressional re-funding debates and votes, etc and makes the banks able to deal with the problem themselves locally.

The SYSTEM is protected. The INDIVIDUALS get the shaft.

So check the solvency, lending practices, and risk exposures of any bank you "deposit" with.

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