I came back this evening due to some information I discovered today. First off being a conversation I had with my son in Oregon this afternoon. He has been out there for his job for over a year now and just told me that the company he works for has just distributed a letter informing him and his co-workers that Lay offs are likely soon to begin across all departments within the next few weeks.
Second thing on my way into town to pick up what I need to begin my goat house repairs I drove through an area I haven't been past in a while. Now the town in question was also recently invaded by countless government stimulus buyers and is having as many problems with it as my more rural area. Including inflated and predatory property taxes why they had the chance they rose taxes of course but the area I was driving though is a standard rock cut area that I have driven through many time over the years. It has always been a clean and clear shoulder that many locals have used for collecting rocks from over the years.
These days it is so over grown you can no longer even see the rock face behind the trees, but you can see the sign someone placed along the road mentioning it and how the increased property taxes still failed to make more road crews appear or any more infra structure despite being raised to clear the shoulder again.
Thirdly for the second week in a row a digital money transfer into one of my IRA accounts was just forgotten about somehow. Not that the money was stolen or anything, when I called I was just informed they were not finishing such transfers right now. Not that it is a highly rated bank. Either, in actuality the bank in questions has been recently taking a lot of heat for some shady alleged actions they have recently done. But I cannot imagine why they would not finish transfers.
Followed all afternoon about warnings of an imminent stock market issue and an unlimited number of new foreclosures all over.
The final straw for me was the news that Russia just instituted a nationwide ban on the export of Diesel fuel. Right during the middle of Harvest season and followed by a renewed effort by the Western Liberals to again increase the war in Ukraine.
Now I have no idea what the domestic storage numbers for Russia's Diesel is or if the ban includes other countries yet. This could turn into something bad for future food prices. I shudder to think about the possible implications.
All I am saying is be ready it looks to me like things are going to go down hill fast this week!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!