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A snapshot taken by MarineTraffic.com and posted by ZeroHedge seemed to show a dearth of cargo ships in transit across the world.
Sorry for the bad news, folks, but it looks like we are heading toward very rough waters.
BRIEFING CLASSIFICATION: FLASH TRAFFIC – – FLASH TRAFFIC – –
NOT RESTRICTED – OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE//OSINT
BRIEFING LEVEL: Public
SUBJECT OF BRIEFING: Serious World-wide economic Stop beginning
FOR YOUR ANALYSIS AND CONSIDERATION:
NFL Playoffs continue; Starbucks continue; the routine of life goes on, but beneath the surface of “normalcy” alarms are sounding. For the first-time in known history, not one cargo ship is in transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. Hundreds of ships are either anchored offshore or are in-port. NOTHING is moving. This is a quiet alarm that commerce, for all practical purposes, has stopped! A close associate of seven years who resides overlooking the Bay of Panama (Pacific side) and with an unobstructed view of the entry locks to the canal writes: “Normally, as I look out of my home office windows, I see the skyscrapers of Costa del Este and to the left maybe 5-6 ships in the bay; in between the skyscrapers maybe 3 or more (another few are blocked by the buildings) and then to the right, several more ships; I am use to viewing 12 or more ships. The ships have to wait in the bay as long as a day because they must take turns passing through the canal locks. Today…only 3 ships.” These two reports, no North Atlantic sea traffic, and no Europe to US West Coast traffic through the Panama Canal is a horrific economic sign that world-wide commerce has stopped.
Mentioned below 5 Declaratory Signs – the US and world economy are in trouble…please review and plan accordingly.
Lyle J. Rapacki,Ph.D.
LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.
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Association For Intelligence Officers
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5 Declaratory Signs – the U.S. and world economy are in trouble
- U.S. RETAIL SALES COLLAPSE:
But those sales are tanking.
For all of 2015, purchases climbed only 2.1%, making 2015 the weakest year since 2009, the trough of the Great Recession.
The retail sales collapse affects 6 of 13 major categories, including grocers (!) and the following:
* 1% drop at general merchandise stores.
* 1.1% drop in receipts at gasoline stations, from the drop in gas prices.
* 0.9% drop in sales at clothing chains.
* 0.2% drop in sales at electronics stores.
Analysts say the slowdown indicates Americans probably preferred to sock away the savings from cheaper fuel instead of splurging during the holiday season.
- MOST AMERICANS HAVE LESS THAN $1,000 IN SAVINGS:
That means many Americans have no emergency savings for things such as a $1,000 emergency room visit or a $500 car repair. Faced with an emergency, they say they would raise the money by reducing spending elsewhere (26%), borrowing from family and/or friends (16%) or using credit cards (12%). (Read more here
- U.S. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION COLLAPSE:
- HUNDREDS OF WAL-MARTS TO BE CLOSED:
Altogether, 16,000 Wal-Mart “associates” will be laid off, 10,000 of whom in the United States.
The closures will begin at the end of this month, January.
Wal-Mart has 4,500 stores in the U.S., with 1.4 million employees. The stores being shuttered account for less than 1% of Wal-Mart’s global revenue.
More than 95% of the U.S. stores set to be closed are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart. The Arkansas-based company said it is working to ensure that workers are placed in nearby locations.
The announcement comes three months after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon told investors that the world’s largest retailer would review its fleet of stores with the goal of becoming more nimble in the face of increased competition from all fronts, including from online rival Amazon.com
- GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TROUBLE:
The Baltic Dry Index is an assessment of the price of moving major raw materials by sea. As such the Index is an indicator of global trade because raw materials and most manufactured goods are transported by sea. A steep and continuing drop in the Index means goods aren’t being hauled by ships because factories aren’t buying and retailers aren’t stocking.
Commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt. For the first time in known history, not one cargo ship is in-transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. All of them (hundreds) are either anchored offshore or in-port. NOTHING is moving.
This has never happened before. It is a horrific economic sign; proof that commerce is literally stopped
The reason commerce has stopped is simple: People are not buying things. When people do not buy things, retailers do not sell things, so they do not order more goods for stock.
When retailers do not order goods, manufacturers don’t make anything because there are no orders to fill. When manufacturers do not make goods, they don’t order raw materials for manufacturing.
When there are no orders for raw materials, commodities sellers do not sell raw materials. When no raw materials are sold, there is no shipping by large cargo ships, (or railroads or tractor trailers) to move anything.
Put simply, the global economy is LITERALLY stopping. Right now. Today.
A snapshot taken by MarineTraffic.com
Sorry for the bad news, folks, but it looks like we are heading toward very rough waters.
H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69
What you’re seeing in Burns now, and what we are likely to see in the coming days (and weeks?) is an uptick in passive aggression in terms of impacting the psychology of the patriots occupying the wildlife refuge. The operation we saw announced today, and what we are likely to see in the near future, is intended to produce specific results — fear and demoralization.
If the FBI (et al) were truly planning an imminent offensive tactical operation, they would do their best to minimize projecting such actions. Furthermore, the doctor who was reported to be requesting “more blood” is not something that would EVER be made known to the public unless it was meant to. I have a difficult time believing that someone on the inside, agonizing of the possibilities of what this could all mean, would ‘leak’ the information to the media. I strongly suspect this was intentionally ‘leaked’, to create the reaction among the patriot community that it has, precisely.
I expect that other similar operations may take place in the coming hours/days. This is intended to ‘shake’ the psyche of those who are occupying the Refuge, and especially, their families. The goal is to have parents, spouses, and friends PLEA with the patriots now, before blood is spilled.
The next stage I expect is for a dialogue between the FBI (Negotiators) and the patriots, with the ominous triage center and news coverage of requests for “more blood” as the backdrop. This operation is intended to have an intended desired psychological effect on the occupiers and their families, hence… ‘Psyops’.
But the strategy could have unintended (or perhaps not-so-unintended) consequences. The patriot community is rallying and now new calls for patriots to show up are being made. A call by Stewart Rhodes to create a “buffer Zone” could result in a significant influx of patriots, militia, III%, etc., descending on Harney County.
The III% groups of Oregon and Idaho are reportedly doing a stellar job of making sure cooler heads are in charge, and are policing the ‘tacti-cool’ guys, mentoring them, and making sure everyone has a place, if his heart and head is in the right place. Everything I’ve heard about them indicates they are doing all they can to keep the situation from unnecessarily escalating. They are there for one thing, and that is to ensure the Malheur Refuge situation doesn’t turn into another free Waco, and I wholeheartedly support their efforts. Keep up the great work gentlemen.
Unfortunately, the federal government doesn’t have a stellar record at deescalating tense situations, and they have egg to remove from their faces after the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014, and no doubt, some of them among the agencies are holding a grudge. It could very well be that someone’s intended affect of the triage center is to escalate, or provoke, a response from the patriot community. This could be the long-awaited catalyst to justify the actions of evil men with evil intentions and an appetite for enslaving others to advance their own ambitions. I hope this isn’t the case, because if it is war that some corrupt powers-that-be want, then war they will get. A civil war in this country, as looming as it seems, must be avoided if at all possible. But if avoiding it is not possible, let it come in my time, so my children will know peace.
We need to continuously remember to keep this situation in our prayers. Pray for courage, wisdom, and discernment over all involved, and for the enemy’s schemes and plans to be thwarted and disrupted.
This is my own personal assessment, and I could be wrong, but I truly believe they are not projecting an impending offensive tactical move, but rather creating the perception of it to gain compliance from the patriots at the refuge. In either case, stay vigilant. -JJS