21 thoughts on “NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 14 2021”

  1. Hello Joseph and fellow Gizers! I speculate that there are multiple factors involved with the Port situation in California. Justawoman touched upon some of the issues involving the absurd standards and political manipulations of control. There also is the overseas weather warfare going on involving vessels being turned back or capsizing. The container industry has been reduced substantially in the pacific NW since the Covid rollout. Yes, The Port of Portland can take the large container ships however it is a rather interesting process of the Columbia River “Pilot” captains navigating the ships up the Columbia River from Astoria. Based on the freight we are getting in the NW we are operating at about 1/2 of what could normally be done. Portland’s T6 could take on more ships easily but there is all the B.S. politics and contracts to be negotiated with the longshoreman. The back up problem could be solved by allowing the ships to enter the N.W. Ports in Portland, Tacoma and Seattle and putting the freight on Rail or trucked cross country. However for that to happen you have to have competent leadership and practical government which is currently absent. I could see why Florida would offer their Ports due to it being predominantly an import state. Florida simply is not cost effective or practical logistically. Hence, it’s just one more thing to add to the long list of how the 3 stooges( Jay,Kate, Newsom) have enhanced their community and country.

  2. We’re being tossed around like a small boat in an ocean storm. Are you PO’d yet?

    I’ve been buying local and USA or pre-owned and if I can’t get it, then I don’t need it. Consider buying bulk food, which costs less. I set up a couple of wholesale accounts to get those bulk foods at less cost with the intent of offering that price to people I know (a kind of small coop, if you will) if they’ll come and help me pick up. In this way I get the best quality meats and grains at less than retail prices.

  3. On the geopolitical front:
    – Could it be that Mr. Globaloney feels he’s losing military control of the Western Pacific and thus wants to shift commercial shipping to the Atlantic, where he has more control?
    – Maybe it’s an attempt to pivot away from China, in favor of a “trans-Atlantic partnership” of some kind? (This would assume Mr. Globaloney plans to move manufacturing out of China, so I’m not sure this speculation holds water.) Or perhaps it’s sending a message to China that Mr. Globaloney can and will pivot that way if China doesn’t play ball?

    On the domestic front:
    – Could this have something to do with a not-so-covert Red vs. Blue state economic war — i.e., an attempt to wrest control over international trade away from Blue state ports, or at least to remind those Blue states that Red states have a few economic cards up their sleeves? I noted that quite a few of the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports you mentioned would be in the Red state territory.

  4. Today Oct. 15th, in Italy, port workers are in the news for striking against having to show “immunization” papers to go to work; they are demanding that this government decree, applicable to all sectors, be withdrawn.This has turned into a widespread general strike throughout the country. This abomination makes Italy, on the formal level at least, worse than China. The Port of Trieste is blocked, so now Draghi’s globalist bankster regime will have some explaining to do to Germany, which is heavily dependent on deliveries from the Italian port. Of course, MSM is desperately trying to underplay all this.

  5. Robert Barricklow

    Seems every time the USSA tries to stop Russia and others through various means; it ends up helping those countries become more independent.
    Now, w/this port bottleneck; China has the opportunity to strengthen it’s One Belt Road project.
    Love to see California loose it’s advantage.
    Of course, Florida sticking it to California; has immense appeal to my mind’s eye.

  6. To add to what Hans said about Portland, it was once a thriving seaport but due to a series of corporate shenanigans and governmental (emphasis on “mental”) blunders/stupidity, major cargo handling corporations shut down their Portland operations several years back. I have not heard if anyone has taken up the slack yet, other than Seattle made huge bids for redirecting traffic up their way, but the port was having a lot of trouble long before the virus circus.

    All part of the progressive “let’s destroy Oregon” movement in the various levels of government over on the West side of the state.

    I have lived in Oregon for nearly 60 years, and it has never been such a hot freaking mess. The people leading the state are, as Robin Williams would say, “full goose bozo,” only also on steroids, crystal meth, and LSD. 30 years ago, most of them would have been locked up for psych evaluations.

    Many of the people in our state long for one of our greatest governors, Tom McCall, to come back from the dead. He did a much better job of looking after the people of this state than anyone since the late 1960s, when he was in office.

    1. Hans Messerschmidt

      Spot on mate… and so true. Been here since 1995 and watched an amazing city fall on its own sword over the last few years. So many people I know cheer this BS on, noty realizing that the reason they are unemployed and almost homeless is because of their own cheer squad. Shruggy shoulders and frowny face. Dunno what to say.

  7. This has all the making of a plan economic sabotage to bring on a planetary Great Depression and War. Thou a reroute could stimulate a Eurasian economic boon as well.

  8. Hans Messerschmidt

    Hope all is well with you my friend. Love your News and Views today. Just for a quick update, as I live in Portland Oregon, we are a major deep water port-town/city even though we are inland. The Columbia river can handle the tankers and so can the Willamette river leading into Portland. We also can rebuild the entire nuclear navy fleet here, including newer reactors coming from the seed program in Corvallis an hours+ south west of Portland, which is why Portland was a major target during WW2 and was feared to be bombed by Japan. We also are the East-West shipping by railroad hub as all shipments come down from the north or up from the south so they can go through the gorge and across the Rockies from Portland. Fortunately we have not been hit too hard by supply issues as a result of this “yet”, and daily there are double decker train containers coming in by sea and leaving by rail. The major problem is that the port is massively short of workers and our Mayor, DA, and Governor are another piece of work for sure. 2 nights ago, although there have been small riots every night since George Floyd—Antifa decided to up the anti and went through downtowns “opportunity zone” again and broke windows across 12 city blocks, looted shops, set fires to trash and buildings and projected their logo on the federal building like a batman symbol — super sad to see Portland fall like this. There were no arrests due to the “stand down” policy by the Mayor, who is desperately trying to get Federal Marshals to take over. Getting tired of this un-heard narrative here as everyone seems to turn their head as if to say “didn’t happen to my business or effect me”… anyhow all for now. Hope all is well.

      1. Hans Messerschmidt

        This link by PDX police only shows a small amount of the damage that went on all night and into the AM. As they had stand down orders, they mostly ignored the destruction, stood at a distance and eventually walked away… Fun times.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. IMO slow motion inflation is a name of the game. Create shortages, that in return increase prices of nearly everything. Pay debts with inflated money and by this, improve federal balance sheets. Other side of the equation is Chinese get payed upon successful arrival of goods to ports. No goods, no pay, which exacerbates already tight money supply in China.

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