Unprecedented Weakness in Global Trade: “Obvious That We Reached Peak Trade in 2007”

by | Sep 15, 2015 | Commodities | 62 comments

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    This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

    Editor’s Comment: All the central banks’ horses and all the central banks’ men couldn’t put the global economy back together again. The grinding halt of “growth” in global trade is just another aspect of the tough times facing financial forecasts. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) showed extremely foreboding signs towards the beginning of this year that the shipping of global commodities for trade was at a disturbing low point dating back almost a decade.

    Meanwhile, the warnings about the overvalued and burst-prone stock market bubble have also been noted again and again. The Fed’s decision – whether or not to hike rates – will have a huge impact, but things look gloomy and vulnerable regardless. We will continue to track this, and keep in mind that no man knows the hour; this manipulated economy is devoid of life signs, but could limp along, undead and feeding off of other’s life energy, almost indefinitely as well.

    WTO’s Stark Warning On Global Trade: “The Timing Belt On The Global Growth Engine Is Off”

    by Tyler Durden

    One narrative we’ve built on this year is that the subpar character of the global economic recovery isn’t just a consequence of a transient downturn in demand from China whose transition from an investment-led, smokestack economy towards a model driven by consumption and services has effectively caused the engine of global growth to stall. Rather, it seems entirely possible that an epochal shift has taken place in the post-crisis world and the downturn in global trade which many had assumed was merely cyclical, may in fact be structural and endemic.

    We touched on this in “Emerging Market Mayhem: Gross Warns Of ‘Debacle’ As Currencies, Bonds Collapse,” when we highlighted a WSJ piece that contained the following rather disconcerting passage: “Central to this emerging-market slump is the unprecedented weakness of world trade, which has now grown by less than global output for the past four years, unique since World War II.”

    This echoes concerns we voiced in May, when BofAML was out warning that if “wobbling” global trade turned out to be structural rather than cyclical, “then EM economies should not count on meaningful demand boosts coming from above-trend growth in DM.”

    Most recently, we looked at freight rates (which, incidentally, Goldman predicted earlier this year will remain subdued until 2020) noting that despite a dead cat bounce in the Baltic Dry, “freight rates on the world’s busiest shipping route have tanked this year due to overcapacity in available vessels and sluggish demand for transported goods. Rates generally deemed profitable for shipping companies on the route are at about US$800-US$1,000 per TEU. In other words, at current prices shippers are losing half a dollar on every booked contractual dollar at current rates.”

    Now, WSJ is back with a fresh look at the new normal for global trade and unsurprisingly, the picture they paint based largely on WTO data and projections, is not pretty. Here’s more:

    For the third year in a row, the rate of growth in global trade is set to trail the already sluggish expansion of the world economy, according to data from the World Trade Organization and projections from leading economists.

    Before the recent slump, the last time trade growth underperformed the rate of an economic expansion was 1985.

    “We have seen this burst of globalization, and now we’re at a point of consolidation, maybe retrenchment,” said WTO chief economist Robert Koopman. “It’s almost like the timing belt on the global growth engine is a bit off or the cylinders are not firing as they should.”


    Since rebounding sharply in 2010 after the financial crisis, trade growth has averaged only about 3% a year, compared with 6% a year from 1983 to 2008, the WTO says.

    Few see any signs that trade will soon regain its previous pace of growth, which was double the rate of economic expansion before 2008. In 2006, global trade volumes grew 8.5%, compared with a 4% expansion in global GDP.

    This year the WTO is expected to cut its 2015 trade forecast a second time after a sudden contraction in the first half of the year—the first such decline since 2009.

    “It’s fairly obvious that we reached peak trade in 2007,” said Scott Miller, trade expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

    And this, bear in mind, is the environment into which the Fed intends to hike, even as the emerging economies which have been hit the hardest by the slowdown in trade (which has served to depress commodities and wreak havoc on commodity currencies) would likely suffer from accelerated capital outflows in the wake of an FOMC liftoff.

    What’s also notable here is that this comes as central banks have engaged in round after round of easing in a desperate, multi-trillion quest to boost global growth, suggesting that competitive devaluations are a zero sum game and to the extent that individual countries can boost exports in the short term by devaluing, that gain comes at someone else’s expense, meaning, in The Journal’s words, “foreign-exchange moves have little chance of raising trade overall” and even if they did, the backdrop of depressed demand means that what many EMs are producing, no one now wants, irrespective of how cheap it may be.

    Make no mistake, the most worrying part of the new normal for trade is what it portends for emerging markets. We’ve already seen Brazil’s investment grade rating cut by S&P as the country careens headlong into fiscal, political, and economic crises. As Morgan Stanley put it in August, Brazil is the epicenter and one can reasonably expect that other EMs will follow in its footsteps should the WTO’s projections about the sturctural nature of depressed global demand and trade prove accurate. What comes next is the descent of the emerging world into frontier status, and as we’ve put it on several occasions, after that it will be time to break out the humanitarian aid packages.

    Of course, as we mentioned late last month, there is one more possibility: central banks could learn how to print trade. 

    This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.


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      1. Nobody got any money. Ships will sit and docks will be idle.

        And oh btw, Hewlett Packard announced it’s laying off up to 30,000 employees.

        • “And oh btw, Hewlett Packard announced it’s laying off up to 30,000 employees.”

          …and somehow CNBC will spin this as part of a recovery. You can’t make this shit up anymore, even if you tried.

        • Someone here has been saying ten dollar bills in number ten cans for years. Someone here has been saying that cash will be king (dollar) in the next deflationary spiral. Those who are in cash and have been tucking it away will do fine. 😉

          Russia, China, and the EM thought they could fuck the FED over. Guess who is taking the green weenie up the yazoo? Hint: Its not the FED. A 25 bp rate hike will not impact the US Economy much, except strengthen the dollar and give Americans more purchasing power.

          The rest of the world will be scrambling as dollars around the world disappear. China most of all. 🙂





      2. It will be harder and harder to get ahead, especially if a country is not self-sufficient in the basic necessities of their society. Food, water, shelter, self-defense.

      3. OK now tell uses something all of us don’t already know. Bottom line is THE WHOLE GAME IS RIGGED TO BLEED YOU DRY. At at this point its like we’re playing monopoly towards the end of the game you know who will win you jerk brother in-law but you keep playing even though we know we lost. He’s got all the play money hotels properties not to mention you actually took a line from the guy mid way through the game. Kinda funny how we keep playing

        • John
          I tried to answer your ? on the 770. Look back at my response, and if there is anything else let me know.

          • Rihht on thank you

      4. There is a lot of virtual money out there but you have to know how to tap into it and turn it into the real thing. Some people just has it and others don’t! The BDI is not at its nader yet but it is getting there.

      5. The game of elites Vs subjects has reached the point of total elimination. Sadly it is all be design and the designers are well known for the majority.

        The final steps is who will get eliminated? I know what side I’ll be on.

      6. Should be a very slow Christmas this year.

        • I would think so too but I caught an article today somewhere that talked about how some people were already Christmas Shopping.

          The Grazers will line up on Black Friday as usual using their money made in the underground economy to buy the crap that the Retailers are selling them.

          Keurig 3.0 anyone? LMAO !!! 🙂

      7. the future isn’t so bright
        and ya ain’t gonna need shades

        This Is Why Hewlett-Packard Just Fired Another 30,000

        h ttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-15/why-hewlett-packard-just-fired-another-30000

        but don’t worry ,the CEO is pulling in right around 20 million a year
        just another example of the sorry shit that passes as corporate management in America

        I would fire 60,000 for only 10 mil

        I work cheap

        • Me too. I’ll fire every single one of them for only $1M. Sign me up! (JK)

        • I’ll work cheap, too. I will deport 10 million for only $60,000 a year.

          I won’t make much money on each one, but I’ll make up for it in volume, just like Macy’s.

      8. I’m spending $5000 next Tuesday on more preps. One more year of food , 1000 rds .223 , reloading supplies and the remainder on random items bic lighters , Bowie knives , 1pint liquors , more seeds etc. moving into my new place across town in a farm neighborhood in 3 weeks. Pretty exciting !! KEPP ON STACKING FOLKS!!!!

        • *KEEP

        • Make sure you pay in cash and shop at some of you local, family owned businesses.

          The greedy corporations don’t need and deserve your cash as much as you local businesses.

        • Hey Captian, check out the Cold Steel Voyager Tanto XL. It’s a huge 5″ blade folder. They got them cheap on Ebay and on Amazon. I literally cut down a thicket of 1″and 2″ saplings to clear an area. I could still shave the hair off my arm with it. For $40 you can’t go wrong. Just a suggestion.
          Sounds like your doing good and getting set up in a new location. Excellent.
          I just lost my German Shepherd. He passed away Saturday. My best friend for 13 years. It’s funny, all the crap you go through and hardships that are endured and your GSD dying breaks you down. He died in his favorite spot in the yard….peacefully.
          Getting ready to head out to Kuwait and then West Africa. I sure hope things stay together until I get back.
          You have a good one Captain, when you get into your new spot drink a couple of Dogfish Head 90 minute Imperial IPAs for a house warming. Drink it out of a glass not the bottle.

          Keep your head on a swivel people.

          • Sorry to hear of your loss socmarine87….

            Lost my yellow Lab a year and a half ago, and still havent’ gotten over her.

            Stay safe and come home soon.

            • Thanks. That’s greatly appreciated. I figured there would be some understanding souls here.

              You all have a good one.

        • Keep on keeping on, brother

          • SOC,sorry to hear about loss of a loved family member.While overseas remember tis OK to “duck”!Get home and enjoy a few IPA ales,stay safe!

            • Thanks Warchild. Some people don’t see a dog as a part of the family. They’re just something to water and feed…..like a plant.
              Although my Shepherd never talked, I always new what he was saying.
              Yup, I never mind running towards it, but I have no problem ducking for cover on the way to it.
              West Africa…what a shit hole and not a good beer to be had. ,
              Keep your heads on a swivel people

      9. Isn’t this about the 200th “September stock market issues” article this month?

      10. Will be an interesting 4th quarter and the up coming year ! Zero hedge is a great website to keep up on the currant events going on around the world plus Financials. It doesn’t look good for sure just keep your head high and keep you house in order. Don’t let it bring you down and of course keep prepping! I see this hitting us within the next year mid 2016 it’s will be getting worst. I hope I’m wrong, but I’ll will be ready God willing

      11. While I agree economics will likely be the trigger of bad events in US and world wide am sick of the just seems the same economic fear porn,really no survival articles(ok,rare)ect.The forum is full of knowledable folks with excellent ideas and some good humour but am growing weary of these articles,wish all here the best of luck and plenty of Goldfish and federal ammo but will visit rarely,these articles just not making it for me personally,a few bad economic articles in a row and growing add up,just as the smalls add up,best of luck to all and will visit,just a lot less,take care all,and Mac,thanks for great site with it’s forum even if the articles driving me away,Auribus Tenere Lupum !

        • Same here Warchild, really not much informative stuff anywhere, oh well, we know whats up, can browse these funny pages, catch up and then move on to real shit, its getting so its really not even that entertaining anymore,

      12. Well some relief here, just got a call from realtor, she’s going to email over an offer on the house in CT. All fruit trees and berry bushes were loaded, and she had fresh fruit on the kitchen island. Some folks loved the fruit and she told me, buy this house and you can pick it from your own back yard! Anyway keep fingers crossed and prayers up that this is an offer we can work with.

        In other news, over 500 jobs to be lost in MS secondary to oils bust. Two companies that supply oil refinery and drilling components. We’ve yet to see the full effect of the Saudi driven oil bust. We need to ban all Muslim imports…including the living breathing ones!

        • I just prayed for you. There is a lot to buying a house. May God bless you in your new home and bring great happiness, joy, peace, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

          • I agree. It’s very nice to see a genuine good wish on this board. Best of luck to you both.

          • Thanks LA, but we’re selling. We. Over to my dads farm in June. I can’t wait to be mortgage free. Already loving being out of communicut.

      13. Is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

        • Flip a Franklin Sgt all same shit

      14. Hmmm Does that mean I should START prepping? No. Preppers are tin foil hat nut jobs. O.K. Camouflage is the art of fitting in. No military stuff. Put a Obama for life bumper sticker on your car. When you pay $25 for a tool to work on your own car and do a job that would cost $150 at the garage-hide it as this would be a skill. Don’t give away over production from your garden to parasite types as this will be expected. In conclusion act like every other moron.

      15. I am prepped and just started sitting back, to watch it unfolded. One of my buddies Texas Hammer posted on here and was surprised at the attacks since he was sitting in my meeting with the scientist and heard everything and he has heard it for the past 3 months. We are prepped and we know what to do when it hits. Let’s wait and see if I will be proven a fraud about what I mentioned about the gold.



        • Hcks
          I have been ordered by my handlers to inform you that yes you got me I’m the chief agency ass clown. Been tracking your internet activity. We here at clown central have decided the you and your scientist friend have to be (reeducate)d.
          Get your tin foil hat out

        • Hcks,

          Can’t understand why your buddy was so surprised, it was only you posting under a different handle, but then, knowing you, I can see how that might happen.

        • hcks,

          I’m sure we won’t have to wait for long for proof of your bullshit. The gold, Niburu, zombie protocol, Jade Helm, etc,etc. You really fucked yourself over by running away from a simple question instead of answering it plain and simple. But no, you can’t do that, so instead you launch into another tirade about being ” attacked” when somebody is just asking you a simple question. Here’s why you can’t answer, because you and usasecuritygaurd are the same person, that’s why. You’ve been caught red handed in a lie and you try to spin it as an ” attack” on your credibility. Your little joke is over, people have woken up to the fact you’re just some kid in his mom’s basement. Like I said before, the time would come when you would be reduced to three idiots who still believed whatever crap you spew, well, we’re there now, you’ve got your three ” wise men” who still blindly follow your posts because they can’t admit they were so stupid as to think you weren’t anything but some kind of doom porn prophet and also because it’s what those particular fools live for. It does prove you can fool some of the people some of the time, but your running out of time hcks. My bet is that within 48 hours you post a brand new bullshit ” threat” which, while we’re still reading, is being ” confirmed” by your secret sources. Run along now little kid, your mommy has lunch for you.

          • Dont chase him away I love picking on this fool of fools

      16. I’m ready for whatever comes, but having to sit hear and watch as this economic shit storm comes, is getting hard to just sit hear watching, and not being able to do anything about it. The globalists who are wringing their hands over this and wanting it to come, are really some sick tards. They need a short rope tied to a tall tree.

        • HCKS and T. Rex
          I’m setting back and watching what is coming. Adding to what I already have. But with my Faith I God and Groceries, and Guns I think I’m as about ready as they come. All Hail the three “G’s”. LOL

      17. Doing my best to wake the high school student sheeps up one at a time in Econ class.

        • Good luck with that. The lambs are just as asleep as their parents. If they get a little woken up, and start seeing light, the college educators and/or liberal establishment will see to it that they are pulled back down into the recesses of darkness and mind control.

          Yesterday I had an experience that confirms what is taking priority in educators minds. It isn’t the betterment of mankind and the improvement of life, it is all about the numbers.

          Who is controlling those numbers? Well, it is mega Corporations, and the Mega Corporation specifically is Big Pharma. I lived it yesterday.

          After having an MRI in July to confirm a major back issue with pain and bouts of temporary paralysis, coming from one vertabrae and disc mainly. I finally got a visit to the Neurosurgery Unit at the University Medical Center that has a good reputation. Knowing quite a bit about bulging and herniated discs, I knew that surgery was unlikely at this point.

          However; they are supposed to be the professionals, so we must allow for the possibility that they can read an MRI with better judgment. As an intern did his process of examinations, I became very leery of his indoctrinated opinions. Finally he says I need to clarify these findings with my superior (Instructor), and see what the determination is. As i was in more pain from the tests and the vertebra that housed my 1000 degree dagger, was grinding at my lower back nerves, I waited patiently for another fifteen minutes.

          The Intern finally bounced into the door and stated; ” I have good news for you, there is nothing wrong with your spine or vertabrae, or discs. In fact you have a perfect spine, actually a beautiful back bone and we have determined no surgery is needed, (which meant we can’t perform surgery at this point).
          So, the pain you think is coming from a slightly enlarged disc, is actually from a neuromuscular issue and we have a new medicinal treatment that just may help you.”

          His pearly white teeth gleaming as a wolf just about to tear into a paunch of it’s latest kill.

          See, he made the rookie mistake. He assumed by my looks and country twang, that he had a push over with a low IQ. What he did not count on was that I was prepared for the insult to my intelligence and research. Rather than tell him and his superior what i actually thought of their attempted con job, I slowly and painfully, stood up, ignoring his glare, and said to the wife sitting there like a deer caught in headlights, “Get up, we are out of here”. He was still rambling about needing to try the medications as i was already heading for the exit. I left him and his pearly whites standing there with papers in hand, looking like his fresh kill had been stolen by a bigger and more dominant wolf.

          Muscular my ass. What a piece of Big Pharma pushing crap these Doctors have turned in to.

          The system is all rigged now for every facet of our lives. The only hope one has is to be self sufficient enough to control their own destiny. There are alternatives to Big Pharma and Indoctrinated Medicine Corporations.

          The Good Book doesn’t call it, “Sorceries” for nothing.

          Rev 18:23
          And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee;…. for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

          Sorcery = ObominableCare + Big Pharma + Insurance Corporations

          • Next time you experience paralysis, or loss of sensation/urgency related to bowel and bladder, go to the ER. Tell the. You suddenly lost the strength, or peed or shit yourself. Freaking idiot doctor. Paralysis, even if temporary, or problems with bowel/bladder due to nerve compression is a surgical emergency at the time it occurs. Stay away from teaching hospitals when you can. And you have the right to refuse care from residents. Medicare doesn’t recognize residents for reimbursement purposes in many situations. I am a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and even though I understand people must be trained, I would not allow a resident or other professional in training evaluate me without direct supervision present.

            You never know that the attending physician didn’t ask the resident for a key piece of info that the resident forgot to ask you, so he lied to cover his ass, therefore attending doctor felt your condition not as severe as it sounds. Just sayin.

      18. 1 Behold, the LORD will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants. 2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the slave, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor. 3 The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered; for the LORD has spoken this word. 4 The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish. 5 The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. 6 Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left. 7 The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted sigh. 8 The mirth of the tambourines is stilled, the noise of the jubilant has ceased, the mirth of the lyre is stilled. 9 No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. 10 The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter. 11 There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine; all joy has grown dark; the gladness of the earth is banished. 12 Desolation is left in the city; the gates are battered into ruins. 13 For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth among the nations, as when an olive tree is beaten, as at the gleaning when the grape harvest is done.
        (Is 24:1-13 ESVSB)
        17 Terror and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth! 18 He who flees at the sound of the terror shall fall into the pit, and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. 19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken. 20 The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again. 21 On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. 22 They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished. 23 Then the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, for the LORD of hosts reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and his glory will be before his elders.
        (Is 24:17-23 ESVSB)

        • Oh, what’s that? Thanks for the best remedy for insomnia ever invented!

      19. Charley, that is a noble cause…keep up the good work.
        On a local note, the economy here in PR is hanging in there, not much middle class left, though.
        It’s been stated that almost 50% of the populace here works for the gov., and the governor has said he will not lay anyone off! All this guy wants to do is stall and negotiate with creditors until he’s out of office (he’s a Democrat) and even his party is looking at running someone against him.
        All of us are mainly concerned with TPTB keeping the damn lights on and the water running,’cause that’s always a challenge for this place. After hurricane George it took 3 months for power to come back in this area. You have to be prepared for it! And we are.

      20. our Nobel Peace Prize winning “leader”
        is quite the little war monger isn’t he

        now why would the US government DELIBERATELY cause all this chaos in that area of the world ?

        U.S. Rejected Offers by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria to Surrender … and Proceeded to Wage War

        ht tp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-0…oceeded-wage-w

      21. Well, at least the robotics industry is doing wel…

        Two friends meet in the office of one of them, a notorious techo-geek.

        “Hey, bud, how are ya?”

        “I’m good. Congratulations, that new secretary of yours is beautiful!”

        “Well, I’m glad you like her. Believe it or not, she’s a robot!

        “No way, how could that be?”

        “Way! She’s the latest model from Japan. Lemme tell you how she works. If you squeeze her left tit, she takes dictation. If you squeeze her right
        tit, she types a letter. And that’s not all, she can have sex, too!”

        “Holy sh*t! You’re kidding, right?”

        “No, she’s something, huh? Tell you what, you can even borrow her”

        So, his friend takes her into the restroom and is in there with her for a while. Suddenly, he hears him screaming “Eeeeyaaaaa! Heeelp” Ooooooh!
        Aaaaaaah! Eeeeeeeeeeeaaargghhhh!”

        The guy says, “Sh*t! I forgot to tell him her ass is a pencil sharpener!”

      22. Attackers sever fiber-optic cables in San Francisco area, latest in a string

        ht tp://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/09/15/att-fiber-optic/72340020/

        14th time in the last year or so

        and so far the FEDS have got NOTHING

        time to get Moe ,Larry and Curly from HoMElAnD SEkuRItEe on da job !!!

        • Satori,

          I saw this too.

          I was surprised to read that this was the 14th time in the past year. Not good.

          “The FBI says whoever has been attacking the cables usually opens a underground vault, climbs inside and then cuts through the cables’ protective metal conduit before severing the lines themselves.”

          Terrorists probing infrastructure?
          “Security experts say the attacks could be the work of a disgruntled employee or of terrorists probing the nation’s infrastructure to see how long repairs take. FBI officials say it’s possible whoever has been attacking the cables is dressed as a utility company employee.”

          • These attacks are a waste. The Internet just automatically reroutes traffic around the break.

            Automatic diagnostic tools kick in, send a signal down the line to where the cut is, the signal reflects back and by timing it they can tell where the cut is within a foot or two accuracy.

            Once the break is identified, repair teams are dispatched and it’s fixed within hours, 24/7!

            The FBI would be all over this, finger prints, DNA, surveillance cams, even satellite and drone imaging. This is perhaps one of our most critical infrastructure items. Yet they never seem to catch them, so I’m assuming they are false flag attacks, likely originating in the FBI itself.

      23. How to Make a Natural Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer

        “This is simple but valuable information. Clean hands are a must for maintaining health. The antibacterial soaps you can buy in the store have the chemical triclosan in them and can actually be detrimental to your health.

        Triclosan is used in many pesticides and it is stored in your body fat where it can accumulate after long usage. As you wash your hands, the skin absorbs this substance and essentially you are putting minute particles of poison in your system.

        So, why not use a convenient natural antibacterial product that you can make using a common plant that can probably be found out in your own herb garden? Rosemary has many valuable properties but the one I’m going to spotlight here is its antibacterial property.”

        How to Make Rosemary Hand Sanitizer
        “Put 1/4 cup fresh leaves of rosemary in a glass or stainless steel pan. Pour 2 cups of filtered water over the leaves and bring the heat up until the water is almost boiling.

        Remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and let the leaves steep for 20 minutes. Next, pour the rosemary-infused water into a spray bottle.

        I use small reusable spray bottles that fit nicely in my purse, car, lunch containers or wherever else I may need to keep some.

        As a bonus, this simple antibacterial infusion can be sprayed on kitchen counters, tables, chairs, and any other surface you want to sanitize. Just spray on a light coating and wipe it clean!”

        Grow Your Own Groceries dot org

      24. Greed is the name of this game American’s have been trapped into. Everything stolen at the top. 9-11 being the catalyst to advance the present condition. It’s working like clockwork. The known criminals who carried out 9-11 solidified their power while leaving the American people hanging by a thread. The U.S. armed forces are the establishment’s protection from the people regarding the official story of 9-11. The fact that there has yet to be an investigation of the event matters not.

      25. Wednesday. Hewlett-Packard announces layoffs of 30,000.

      26. Woohoo! We have a deal on the house, should close by mid November! I can’t wait to be free of house payments!

        Hubby has his workshop almost completely closed in. He’s started looking for a job down here. Deer patches are planted. Just got a 50% off with free shipping email on fruit trees. (Specials.naturehills.com). Will be placing an order shortly. The chickens are all coming online nicely laying eggs. I plan to sew some seeds for greens this weekend. A fall crop of lettuce, spinach, kale and collards.

        Will also be making plans for bees this winter. I have to re read my information so I can get a docile breed. That’s oxymoronic to me. A docile insect that stings the shit out of you when it gets pissed. Ha. Just fi, it’s expensive, but there is a new hive super on the market called honeyflow, and it has false comb in it, that when he comb is full of honey, you insert and handle and twist the combs. This allows all the honey to drain out of a spout without having to pull the racks from the supers, etc, etc. about $700 each.

      27. 8plus earth quake in South America off the Pacific Coast. Sunami warnings. Hope I didn’t interrupt the obvious prepper info overwhelming me with insight. I sincerely hope that there are people in area affected by this disaster who have or will benefit from this and other preparedness web sites.

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