PZ BREAKING NEWS - Spetsnaz in US - Mighty Miss Drying Up - West Nile Virus Epidimic in US - 08-16-12
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PZ BREAKING NEWS - Spetsnaz in US - Mighty Miss Drying Up - West Nile Virus Epidimic in US - 08-16-12
- ALERT FROM STEVE QUAIL - Spetsnaz Verification
- The Mississippi River Is Drying Up As Food Prices Continue To Surge (MOO, DBA, UNG, USO, JJG) - Michael Snyder
- West Nile Virus Now Epidemic Numbers - Dallas Declares War
- FEMA CALLS FOR 3,500,000 Meals With The Contract Ceiling Not To Exceed 17,500,000 Meals
- Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets
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ALERT FROM STEVE QUAIL
All of us have heard over the years rumors of foreign troops in the USA. I've always been reluctant to mention on-air because I have no way of verifying the reports. I received a call today from a long-time trusted Christian friend whom I have known for many years. The couple is wealthy and well-connected to movers and shakers in the USA and Europe. Trust me, if they want to "name drop" it's not an exaggeration for them. I was was informed by the wife that they have a friend in DHS who promised to pass on anything significant that would be a sign for immediate preparation. That agent called yesterday.
He is hearing talk inside DHS that thousands of Sp....N...Z boys from that place connected to Alaska have been infiltrating from Canada into USA throughout this summer. He estimated the number so far exceeds 20,000 commandos. He advised my friends to take action immediately for food, water, ammo. I told her forget it! You need a plane ticket. The greatest shock to the American people will not be the invasion, but the merger of DHS with the invaders. Then they will understand the purpose of the 750 million rounds of hollow point ammo. Marxist Communist Valery Jarrett is the real power in DHS - not Napolitano. The nation has been compromised and sold out. Colonel Lunev told me in 1999 that the Sp...N...Z...boys will start arriving in large numbers months before the war.
The Mississippi River Is Drying Up As Food Prices Continue To Surge (MOO, DBA, UNG, USO, JJG)
By Michael Snyder
The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic could get shut down. And considering the fact that approximately 60 percent of our grain (NYSEARCA:JJG), 22 percent of our oil (NYSEARCA:USO) and natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG), and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our economy.
It has been estimated that if all Mississippi River traffic was stopped that it would cost the U.S. economy 300 million dollars a day. So far most of the media coverage of this historic drought has focused on the impact that it is having on farmers and ranchers, but the health of the Mississippi River is also absolutely crucial to the economic success of this nation, and right now the Mississippi is in incredibly bad shape. In some areas the river is already 20 feet below normal and the water is expected to continue to drop. If we have another 12 months of weather ahead of us similar to what we have seen over the last 12 months then the mighty Mississippi is going to be a complete and total disaster zone by this time next year.
Most Americans simply do not understand how vitally important the Mississippi River is to all of us. If the Mississippi River continues drying up to the point where commercial travel is no longer possible, it would be an absolutely devastating blow to the U.S. economy.
Unfortunately, vast stretches of the Mississippi are already dangerously low. The following is an excerpt from a transcript of a CNN report that aired on August 14th….
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You might think this is some kind of desert just outside of Memphis. It’s not. I’m actually standing on the exposed bottom of the Mississippi River. That’s how dramatic the drought impact is being felt here. Hard to believe, a year ago we were talking about record flooding. Now, they are worried about a new kind of record: a record low. The river was three miles wide here, it’s now down to three tenths of a mile. And that’s causing all kinds of problems. There are some benefits, I mean, take a look over here: new beach front. In fact, some quip that now the Mississippi River has more beaches than the entire state of Florida, which would be funny if it didn’t have an impact on trade.
A lot of stuff we use goes up and down the Mississippi River. We are talking steel, coal, ore, grain. The problem is now a lot of those barges have had to lighten their loads, and even doing that, they are still running aground. There is a real fear that there could be a possibility of closing the Mississippi River. If that happens, well, all that product that used to be carried cheaply by barge is now going to be carried more expensively by truck or train. And guess who is going to pay for all of that.
You can see video footage of what is happening along the Mississippi right here.
It really is amazing that last year we were talking about historic flooding along the Mississippi and this year we are talking about the Mississippi possibly drying up.
As I mentioned earlier, there are some areas along the river that are already 20 feet below normal levels. The following is from a recent article posted on inquisitr.com….
Just outside of Memphis the river is 13 feet below normal depth while the National Weather Service says Vicksburg, Mississippi is 20 feet below normal levels. Overall the Mississippi is 13 feet below normal averages for this time of year.
The drying up river is forcing barge, tugboat and towboat operators to navigate narrower and more shallow spots in the river, slowing their speeds as they pass dangerously close to one another. In some parts of the Mississippi the river is so narrow that one-way traffic is being utilized.
A lot of barges have been forced to go with greatly reduced loads so that they will sit higher in the river, and other commercial craft have been forced to stop operating completely.
For example, the Mississippi has dropped so low at this point that the famous American Queen Steamboat can no longer safely navigate the river.
Down south, the Mississippi River has gotten so low that saltwater is actually starting to move upriver. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is fighting hard to keep that contained.
Other waterways in the middle part of the country are in even worse shape.
For example, a 100 mile stretch of the Platte River has already dried up. Millions of fish are dying as rivers and streams all over the country continue to get shallower and warmer as a result of the ongoing drought.
The last time the condition of the Mississippi River was this bad was back in 1988. At that time, a lot of barge traffic was stopped completely and the shipping industry lost approximately a billion dollars.
If a similar thing were to happen now, the consequences could potentially be far worse.
As I wrote about recently, a standstill along the Mississippi would cost the U.S. economy about 300 million dollars a day.
In fact, one towing company that works on the Mississippi says that it has already been losing about $500,000 a month since May.
In the end, who is going to pay for all of this?
In fact, this crisis could end up costing American consumers a whole lot of money….
So here’s the math. If you want to raise the average barge one inch above the water, you’ve got to take off 17-tons of cargo. To raise it a foot, you’re talking 200 tons.
And since, according to the American Waterways Operators, moving cargo by river is $11 a ton cheaper than by train or truck. The more that now has to be moved on land, well, the more the costs go up. Steven Barry says, “And, eventually, the consumer’s gonna pay that price somewhere along the line.”
And considering the fact that we are already facing a potential food crisis due to the drought, the last thing we need is for the Mississippi River to dry up.
So is there any hope on the horizon for the Mississippi?
Unfortunately, things do not look promising.
The fall and the winter are typically drier than the summer is along the Mississippi River. That means that conditions along the river could actually get even worse in the months ahead. The following is from a recent Time Magazine article….
But without significant rainfall, which isn’t in any long-range forecasts, things are likely to get worse. As summer turns to fall, the weather tends to get drier. Lower temperatures generally mean fewer thunderstorms and less rainfall.
“Take away the thunderstorm mechanism and you run into more serious problems,” says Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com. And while droughts tend to be a temporary setback, longer-range forecasts are troublesome. Sosnowski says he is anticipating an El Niño weather pattern next year, which would mean below-normal snowfall and above-average temperatures.
Let us hope and pray that we don’t see another 12 months similar to the 12 months that we have just been through.
The U.S. economy is already in bad enough shape.
We don’t need any more major problems on top of what we are already dealing with.
So what do you think about this?
About The Author
Michael has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Florida law school. He also has an LLM from the University of Florida law school. Michael has worked for some of the largest law firms in Washington D.C., but now is mostly focus on trying to make a difference in the world.
West Nile Virus Now Epidemic Numbers - Dallas Declares War
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Wednesday declared the city's recent West Nile virus outbreak to be a state of emergency and authorized the first aerial spraying of insecticide in the city in more than 45 years.
Dallas and other North Texas cities have agreed to the rare use of aerial spraying from planes to combat the nation's worst outbreak of West Nile virus so far this year. Dallas last had aerial spraying in 1966, when more than a dozen deaths were blamed on encephalitis.
More than 200 cases of West Nile and 10 deaths linked to the virus have been reported across Dallas County, where officials authorized aerial spraying last week. State health department statistics show 381 cases and 16 deaths related to West Nile statewide.
"The number of cases, the number of deaths are remarkable, and we need to sit up and take notice," Rawlings said during a city council briefing. "We do have a serious problem right now."
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes could begin Thursday evening, depending on weather conditions. The state health department, which will pay for the $500,000 aerial spraying with emergency funds, has a contract with national spraying company Clarke. Clarke officials have said two to five planes will be used in Dallas County.
Dallas City Council members voiced concerns about aerial spraying's health effects on humans and animals. Rawlings said the aerial dosage will be much lower than the dosage used so far during ground spraying. He also said aerial spraying recently has been safely used in California, Massachusetts and New York.
The city charter allows Rawlings to declare a state of emergency and request aerial spraying, but the City Council would have to approve additional action beyond seven days.
State health commissioner Dr. David Lakey, who participated in the briefing via telephone, reiterated the seriousness of the situation in Dallas, saying half of all West Nile cases in the United States so far this year are in Texas.
"There is a public health emergency related to West Nile right now," Lakey said. "The risk of air-based spraying is minimal versus the ongoing spread of West Nile."
PZ NEWS ALERT
FEMA CALLS FOR 3,500,000 Meals With The Contract Ceiling Not To Exceed 17,500,000 Meals
FEMAFEMA is planning to set up an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract to procure commercial and reduced-sodium meals for future requirements. All meals must be shelf stable, self-heating, and include an entree along with additional meal components that can be consumed either as part of the meal or reserved for a supplemental snack.
Stock Replenishment – The contractor(s) may be tasked to deliver meals to FEMA Distribution Centers to maintain FEMA’s readiness stock for disaster operations. FEMA shall determine delivery quantities, schedules, and locations at the time of order. The Contractor must have the capability to deliver up to 3,500,000 meals to any of the Distribution Centers within 30 days of the date of order.
Emergency Response - The contractor(s) will be tasked to deliver meals during presidential declared disasters and/or other emergency events. To support this requirement, the contractor must have the capability to produce and ship up to 1,000,000 meals within 48 hours of notification. Delivery location shall be anywhere, CONUS (Continental United States) or OCONUS (Outside Continental United States) OCONUS, as designated by FEMA. Delivery times will depend on location and be outlined on the Task Order.
B.5 MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM QUANTITIES FOR MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACTS
As referred to in paragraph (b) of FAR Clause 52.216-22, “Indefinite Quantity” of this contract, the guaranteed contract minimum is 21,000 packaged meals to include the base and option periods. The contract ceiling amount shall not exceed 17,500,000 packaged meals.
Please provide all questions regarding this solicitation before close of business on 07/30/2012.
Responses to this RFQ are due on 08/17/2012 no later than 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time.
READ THE REQUEST ON FED BIZ OP WEBSITE - https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d65db88b9b0977b14b9f2888cc38334a&tab=core&_cview=1
What Does This Mean For You?
Folks, I am not here to try to scare you or manipulate you to do something. I am here as a Watchman to sound the alarm and to also help anyway we can.
3,500,000 packaged meals is a lot of food. Looking that they are not to exceed 17,5 million packaged meals and again, that is a huge amount of food. When does the US Gov ever maintain their minimum? They ALWAYS go over the expected allocation. That means that they will probably need more than 17,5 million meals when it is all said and done.
BUT, think about this. It means that "they" know something that we don't and "they" are planning.
Shouldn't we do the same?
The operation of this size is going to effect the canned food, frozen food as well as freeze dried / dehydrated food industries. Meaning that the companies that take on this request for proposal will have to keep this food on hand and ready to go with 24 hours of calling for it.
This means that with the drought, the lack of good crops over the last 3 years, our US Strategic grain supply already dwindled to nothing; this means that these companies are going to tap into the day to day food sources.
The big corps are the ones with the $$, what is going to happen to the everyday shopper?
We knew that prices were going up, but this will cause many of the food industry products to go up even more to fulfill this supply and demand. That means less food on the grocery store shelves and what is there will be at a much higher price than before.
What I Recommend
First and foremost I recommend what I have been recommending for the past several years, get your pantry in order and start stocking up. Stop looking at your food supply as something you can easily replace. Look at it as an investment for you and your family for tomorrow.
Start buying more and putting this aside for the "coming storm." I cover a lot of things in my book "Survive The Coming Storm." If you do not have it, get it. Go to the Prophezine homepage and you can order it there.
Another thing that you can do is start purchasing long term storable food. There are a lot of companies that are out there, some good, some ok, some ... well tastes like cardboard.
When we started telling folks 4 years ago to start storing up food, we looked into many of the companies out there. I have to be honest that some of the food out there I would not feed my dog, it is that bad.
When we came across Shelf Reliance we liked the options they offered allowing just about anyone the chance to start purchasing food over time as well as the quality of the food. HEY it tastes great and we use it almost daily now.
If you can reallocate just $50.00 a month from your grocery allowance and shift it to "long term food storage" You can start buying food in bulk with Shelf Reliance.
This is what Tracye and I have done and last year we saved in grocery bills about $5000 - $7000. This was a huge blessing because other bills have gone up like water and electric. In fact our water bill was over $100.00 this past month. It isn't like we run tons of laundry and such, the cost of water is going up due to the drought.
But if you want to purchase food in a lump sum, I can help advise you as well.
If you go to my Shelf Reliance Website, you can order food there.
My website is http://www.shelfreliance.com/Gano - Once there you should see a picture of Tracye and me. From there you can start shopping by clicking on the "SHOP" tab in the upper left hand area of the web page , or just click on the lower left square that says "SHOP PRODUCTS"
If you are going to be spending a good amount of money, call me and let me try to save you some money by putting your order through my back office. This is the same pricing that you would get if you purchased at a party, which is the about the best pricing you can get.
To get this pricing, call me at 830-625-8100. If we do not answer, leave a message and if we hear you we will run and pick up the phone.
If you give me a call, I can also help set you on a food subscription for as little as $50 a month all the way up to $300 a month. I can help you with your food selection, you can edit what you want and don't want, pick your shipping day, "The Q" is totally tailored to you. Again, just call me.
Tracye and I knew that these days would be coming and we wanted to be able to help folks looking for solutions. We consider this part of the Prophezine ministry in helping equip people to "always be ready to share the hope."
The world is changing right before our eyes. Take action and look to Noah as our example...
Genesis 6:21-22 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
What you pay for today, will go up in price tomorrow. Let Tracye and I help.
My Website is http://www.shelfreliance.com/Gano
In His Service,
Ray & Tracye Gano
Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets
Preparing for civil unrest? Ammunition to be delivered to 41 locations across U.S.
First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.
A solicitation posted by the SSA on the FedBizOpps website asks for contractors to supply 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition.”
An online ammunition retailer describes the bullets as suitable “for peak performance rivaling and sometimes surpassing handloads in many guns,” noting that the ammo is “a great personal defense bullet.”
The synopsis to the solicitation adds that the ammunition is to be shipped to 41 locations within 60 days of purchase. A separate spreadsheet lists those locations, which include the Social Security headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland as well as major cities across the country including Los Angeles, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
Hollow point bullets are designed to expand as they enter the body, causing maximum damage by tearing apart internal organs.
It’s not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest. Social security welfare is estimated to keep around 40 per cent of senior citizens out of poverty. Should the tap run dry in the aftermath of an economic collapse which the Federal Reserve has already told top banks to prepare for, domestic disorder could ensue if people are refused their benefits.
Indeed, earlier this year the Department of Homeland Security ran a drill called Operation Shield which included turning the entrance of a Florida Social Security office into a checkpoint manned by Federal Protective Service officers armed with semiautomatic rifles.
“With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,” reported the Daily Commercial.
A rash of solicitations by federal agencies for hollow point bullets in recent months has stoked fears that the government is preparing for civil unrest caused by a financial collapse on a scale similar or even larger to scenes already witnessed in Europe over the last two years.
As we reported yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has put out a contract for 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets along with 500 paper targets.
Despite initially asking the bullets to be delivered to the National Weather Service, NOAA claimed this was a “clerical error” and insisted the ammunition was being sent to the Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement. Why powerful hollow point bullets that are designed to tear apart internal organs are needed for practice shooting at paper targets has not been explained.
Back in March, Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes.
This was followed by another DHS solicitation asking for a further 750 million rounds of assorted bullets, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.
The DHS recently put out an order for riot gear in preparation for the upcoming DNC, RNC and presidential inauguration. The U.S. Army is also busy buying similar equipment.
The DHS also recently purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths that include ‘stop and go’ lights.
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