As The Shelves Get Emptier, How Long Can They Keep The Charade Going?

by | Oct 23, 2021 | Headline News | 34 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.

    They keep telling us that everything is going to be just fine, but an increasing number of Americans are beginning to realize that what we are facing is not “temporary” at all.  From coast to coast, store shelves have been getting emptier and emptier, and supply chain experts are warning us that things aren’t going to be getting better any time soon.

    But Biden administration officials continue to smile and insist that they have everything under control.  Do you believe them?  At this point, I don’t know why anyone would still believe that they are capable of handling any major problem after what we have witnessed in Afghanistan, at the southern border, etc.

    Just last week, Biden promised that he was going to work really hard to turn this crisis around, but it just continues to escalate.   As we head toward the winter months, we are seeing unprecedented shortages all over the country

    Shortages of virtually every type of product – from toilet paper and sneakers to pickup trucks and chicken – are showing up across the country. Looking for a book, bicycle, baby crib, or boat? You may have to wait weeks or months longer than usual to get your hands on it.

    I recently visited my local ski shop and they had hardly a boot, ski, goggle or pole to speak of – two full months before ski season begins. The owner said he’s normally close to fully stocked around this time of the year.

    In an attempt to hide the true scope of the problem, some retailers have started to find creative ways to cover up their bare shelves

    As the situation worsens, stores have attempted to literally cover up their shelves.

    One eerie video posted to social media showed numerous rows of colourful folding lawn chairs set up along empty shelves in a department store.

    Do they really think that this is fooling anyone?

    One Twitter user joked that the chairs are for us to use as we wait in “the bread lines”

    One person joked in reply, “Those are chairs for us to sit in and enjoy the bread lines.”

    Another wrote, “Watched this kinda stuff happen in Venezuela. Warned people about it. They started taking the same choices Venezuela once made and we know where that got Venezuela. US seems no different.”

    Sadly, this is no laughing matter.

    We really are turning into Venezuela a little bit more with each passing day, and there is only so much that they can do to try to maintain the charade.

    One of the things that is causing this supply chain crisis is a severe lack of workers.

    When this worker shortage first started to emerge, a lot of people blamed generous unemployment benefits, and that seemed to make sense to a lot of people.

    But now we are learning that those enhanced benefits really didn’t make that much of a different at all

    Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were desperate to fill.

    Yet three months after half the states began ending that federal payment, there’s been no significant influx of job seekers.

    Today, employers are dramatically raising wages, giving out huge signing bonuses, offering to pay for college, and even waiving drug testing requirements in a desperate attempt to lure people back to work.

    But even with all that, the number of people working in the U.S. is still about five million less than the peak that we witnessed just before the pandemic hit.

    So where did all the workers go?

    As I have detailed in previous articles, this is something that is happening all over the planet.

    There are epic worker shortages in Asia, Europe and North America.

    There are epic worker shortages in poor countries and rich countries.

    Everywhere you look, there aren’t enough people to do the basic jobs that need to be done.

    So where did all the people go?

    Here in the U.S., Joe Biden’s absurd mandates are about to make the worker shortages even worse

    A trade group for air cargo giants like UPS and FedEx is sounding the alarm over an impending Dec. 8 vaccine deadline imposed by President Joe Biden, complaining it threatens to wreak havoc at the busiest time of the year — and add yet another kink to the supply chain.

    “We have significant concerns with the employer mandates announced on Sept. 9, 2021, and the ability of industry members to implement the required employee vaccinations by Dec. 8, 2021,” Stephen Alterman, president of the Cargo Airline Association, wrote in a letter sent the Biden administration and obtained by POLITICO.

    Why would he pull a stunt like this in the middle of the worst worker shortage in our history?

    Is he insane?

    Biden and his minions know that the mandates are going to make the supply chain crisis even worse, but they are pushing ahead anyway.

    So the shortages are going to intensify, and that is hard to imagine because things are already really, really bad.

    Many believe that the mandates will make our problems significantly worse as we head into 2022,  and in the short term the executive director of the Port of Long Beach is openly warning us that headaches at his port “are going to continue to the end of the year”

    The executive director of the Port of Long Beach, the largest container port in the US, told Bloomberg Thursday that Americans should buy their holiday gifts now as congestion continues to snarl supply chains.

    “Shop early because these delays and bottlenecks are going to continue to the end of the year,” Mario Cordero, the port’s executive director, said during an interview with Bloomberg Television.

    Unless there is some sort of a miracle, 2022 is going to be a very rough year, and the American people are going to become increasingly restless.

    So what happens if another wave of the pandemic causes widespread global lockdowns, or if a new pandemic erupts, or if a major war begins?

    There are so many potential things that could go wrong, and any large scale disruption would take our supply chain crisis to an even more extreme level.

    I am deeply, deeply concerned about the year ahead, and the people that are running things appear to be completely and utterly clueless.

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      1. It’s not a charade, it’s intentional. There are hundreds of thousands of containers that have been waiting for months to be unloaded, with many more ships just sitting off-shore in anchorage, just in California.
        You have to ask what has changed over the last several months. One is dramatically fewer truck drivers. What changed for them? Many drivers are not allowed to enter dock facilities, warehouses, chain stores and other areas if they have not received the covid “vaccine”. The prez’s people must know if they create a lot of new covid related regulations it would greatly diminish the number of drivers. Same for longshoremen and people who work unloading ships. There are several dock facilities closed in the US or have almost completely closed do to covid regulations. Now there is talk of not being allowed to cross state lines if one has not been “vaccinated”.
        The prez and the Dems. haven’t done a g*dd*m thing to help the economy since taking office. All they know how to do is shut things down, like the pipelines in his first week in office. Wait till they declare a national lock down soon… stem the rise of covid of course, and drive more businesses into the ground.
        Now is not the time to cave in and get the vaccine. The gov’t is used to easy victories over the citizens, hang in there and don’t give them an easy win. Let them flail and blame non-vaxxers and make a real mess of things. Meanwhile, keep prepping.
        I keep saying as concerning the State; what is right or wrong or good or bad doesn’t matter, all that matters is power, even if obtained illegitimately or illegally.

        • Bill, thanks for pointing the blame where it belongs. The Parade of Idiots in “D.C.” engineered this chaos by threatening “Covid-shot-mandates”.

          Pay attention folks. Most of the wannabe Tyrants have a (D) after their names: Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Harris,…..

        • This is about getting the public to accept military presence. The longer shelves go empty, the more likely people will put up with it. Soon, soldiers in fatigues will be on every corner. No interstate travel for unvaxxed…. Mark it.

          • it wont end before humans blast devils in NWO liberal fecal Flaish

      2. Without reading the whole article and seeing that Biden and the rest of his communist crew are insisting that everything is and will be alright is more of the same stinky manure that they have been pumping out since day one.

      3. This country is systemically evil…and lets ask why is evil abounding…the answer might surprise you…read on if you dare…

        Unless this country returns to fearing the Lord God…you ain’t gonna see what we deem as normal…

        Proverbs 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

        “The church is the moral compass of society.”
        John Adams stated while he was our President, “The church is the moral compass of society.” But in order to remain a true and faithful compass, the church must remain separate and independent of the influences of that society, particularly its civil government. It must be a “free-church.” Should the church become subordinate, or in any way controlled or co-opted by the civil government (a “State-Church” system), it can no longer effectively serve as that society’s moral compass. Unless it is respected, no one will listen to what it has to say.

        Now this does not mean we as a Christian are to not be involved in politics, otherwise we should not be voting or should there be a Christian who holds a political office…this means we are not be influenced by the ways of the world, yet we are to influence the world by being salt and light…

        The church had the protection of the First Amendment and yet around 1954 LBJ offered the church free tax exemption, which they had by the first amendment…yet the majority of pastors jumped on board and in doing so they tied there hands and must adhere to what their new master, the state and IRS has deemed appropriate. They can no longer speak out openly against the evil of the day or endorse a God fearing political candidate, before 1954 the church was deeply involved in politics after 1954 and signing up for handcuffs they now risk losing the their assets….”In Caesars Grip” is a book to start with, Peter Kershaw goes in depth with the ins and outs of what it means to be a 501c3 non profit….there is much more, but i will leave you with this so it may stir you and seek the truth of the non profit churches and how the modern day pharisee has placed a muzzle on themselves. do your research and then ask the so called pastor to explain why they needed the protection of the state over the protection of God and watch him try to explain it away….or watch them get HIGHLY upset for you asking question….most pastors today are self appointed hirelings and are only in it for the love of money. Also today the puppets in the pulpit will twist Romans 13 for their agenda…another good area of digging is the FEMA clergy (pastors) And people wonder why God is angry with the world and bringing down His mighty hammer of wrath as the blacksmith pounds the hot iron on the anvil….the children of God have went the way of Balaam…and serve Baal and money.

        Deadly Silent….99.9% of churches today are 501c3 churches and they do not serve God….God is removing the lamp stands from more and more dead hypocrite churches, He is calling us back to what we should have never left….the intimate love of Christ that is centered with a home church….and I don’t mean taking the building to the home…I mean good ole worship of the Lord that is lead by the Holy Spirit and not the the head of one man standing in the pulpit….I encourage each and every one of my brothers and sisters to read the book “Pagan Christianity” by Frank Viola….it will set you on a path of where 99% of our current day worship services come from…they are all rooted in the days of the early pagans and their rituals….also read “In Caesars Grip” by Peter Kershaw to see how the puppets of the day that are in the pulpit have muzzled themselves and can no longer call out the evil of the world…all in the name of filthy lucre. Brethren, we have brought the anger of the Lord upon us, we have no one to blame but ourselves….
        So Christians want to blame the blm, the homosexuals, the political parties and just about damn near everyone else, but oh don’t lay it at the door step of the church…

        But yet, I say the blame, lays squarely at the door of the church….the church over the last 60 plus years has become deadly silent in a sinful nation. They no longer speak out and call a sin a sin…yet that would mean they would have to acknowledge the sin in their own buildings…and who is to blame here, I say its the puppet pastor and his flock of goonies, the yes men elders he plants in his synagogue of Satan.

        When is the last time you heard a sermon on sin, hell or God’s wrath? 99.9% of the services today are a mini rock concert with little three point sermon tossed in….your puppet pastor, the modern day pharisee is feeding your flesh and tickling your ear.

        The church today no longer does her job as what she was called to be by the Lord, the salt and light, the salt is tasteless and the light is dim as a one wick candle….yet they blame the heathen world and shake their fist at God.

        Until the bride of Christ repents and returns to doing what she is called to do, the Lord will continue to bring down the hammer of His indignation upon His bride as a blacksmith brings down the hammer on the glowing iron on the hardened anvil.

        Buckle up boys and girls….Now let me share with you what God directed me to…

        Jeremiah 5:14
        Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of hosts,
        “Because you have spoken this word,
        Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire
        And this people wood, and it will consume them.

        Jeremiah 15:6-7
        6 “You who have forsaken Me,” declares the Lord,
        “You keep going backward.
        So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you;
        I am tired of relenting!
        7 “I will winnow them with a winnowing fork
        At the gates of the land;
        I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people;
        They did not repent of their ways.

        For those who know God, will say this is the Old Testament. Yet I encourage you to turn to Hebrews 10:26-31…John 3:18…John 3:36…just a few in the New Testament…and oh there is so many more I could direct you too…as for the Old Testament, I will direct you to Psalm 9:17…where it speaks of all Nations who forget God…scripture is very plain and direct.

        Today you have been warned!!!

        Amos 3:6-7
        6 If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
        If a calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?
        7 Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals
        His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

        Jeremiah 15:1-2
        Judgment Must Come

        1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go! 2 And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord:

        “Those destined for death, to death;
        And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
        And those destined for famine, to famine;
        And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

        Jeremiah 7:16
        16 “As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.

        Jeremiah 14:11
        11 So the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

        To all my Christian Brethren…read the verse below to see what is in store for the US.

        Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

        Due to our iniquities against the Lord God, He has turned us over to evil and wicked men. Repent of your sinful worldly ways and the Lord God may relent on His anger that He is now pouring out upon us.

        • I could not agree with you more. The main reason we are in this mess is because of the apostate church and its acceptance of evil and sin. Real christians need to rise up like never before and ones on the fence need to choose the side they want to be on. The lukewarm need not apply..

        • Brilliant Response, Christian Soldier!!

          Thank you for the references and the historical background and history lesson too!

        • Yes and where we all will spend eternity is at stake. Jesus come quickly.

      4. FFS, I don’t understand people like this. Always thinking the government should do something. Like there is anything they should or could do. It’s the beginning of the collapse of industrial civilization. It’s a predicament. No solutions.

        It’s up to YOU to do something for yourself. Snyder and everyone that comments here should have long ago prepared for these very times. It’s not a “charade”. It’s what was discussed on here for more than ten years…read the blog tagline. No turkey, no Christmas presents, or no ski equipment in the stores should be the least of your worries. Survival day by day will be your future until one day fate smacks you alongside the head.

        Life from here on out will become nasty, brutish, and short.

      5. Poverty may be the future but that doesn’t mean that it’s TEOTWAWKI..
        It may seem like it’s the end of the world to those who have never lived in poverty but it’s not for those who have never escaped poverty.
        People need to CALM DOWN and stop overreacting every time they read or hear something that makes them uncomfortable.
        Doomsday cults were predicting the same shit in the 60’s but they were proven WRONG!!!

      6. Wait until the big rig long haul trucks start needing maintenance of breaking down and needing parts. There are no parts, the trucks will sit. It will get worse.

      7. There is no labor shortage
        There’s a shortage of viable applicants
        Multicolored clown hair and sweat pants aint what their looking for.

        • *they’re

        • No labor shortage.
          Just a shortage of applicants that can pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test and submit to random drug screenings.
          A shortage of applicants that actually take pride in their appearance and would never show up for an interview wearing pajamas and flip flops and looking like they just crawled out of bed.
          We’re in a race to the bottom folks.
          Buckle up and hang on.

      8. My wife and I went to Costco on Friday10/22. The place was a madhouse! And this was 11 am. Almost every cart or basket had water, several cases in spite of the limit sign, and every manner of paper product, especially napkins, toilet paper, and paper towels. There were no Kirkland brands, everything was higher-priced name-brand stuff. It didn’t deter anyone. The lines at checkout were atrocious!

        On Sat., 10/23, we ducked back in to get an item or two that we had forgotten. Still bedlam, but no one was buying water or any paper products……….there were none left! Realizing it was the weekend, but to be out of such staples makes a person wonder, especially with the delivery system/trucking industry in such shambles. A portender of thisng to come!

      9. It was worse last year than it is this year.

        At least where I am.

      10. OAN announced up to 5,000 border patrol will walk out because of death shot mandates.

        FedEx and UPS expect a big walk out because of their death shot mandates after Thanksgiving.

        The USPS was exempted from mandates because Biden didn’t want them all dead by the time his fraudulent mail in ballot midterm elections happen next year. They will also have to carry the load of shipments that UPS and FedEx can’t handle from a severe shortage of workers. Mail will get very slow.

        • Probably won’t miss the Border Patrol agents, they don’t really do much of anything about controlling the border anyway.

          • thanks to Mr Biden and his communists handlers, the border patrol aren’t being a chance to do their jobs and I’m probably wrong here, this all seems to be a set up to make things worse than what they were before.

        • The USPS was exempted from mandates because Biden didn’t want them all dead by the time his fraudulent mail in ballot midterm elections happen next year. …</i

          They were probably also exemted because they are also one the agencies that are armed to the teeth. Can't have your goons jabbed, get sick then die, just yet.

        • The USPS was exempted from mandates because Biden didn’t want them all dead by the time his fraudulent mail in ballot midterm elections happen next year. …

          They were probably also exemted because they are also one the agencies that are armed to the teeth. Can’t have your goons jabbed, get sick then die, just yet. Not to mention that they should be renamed USPS & Realty inc.

      11. So, The question that wa brought up in this article was NEVER answered, WHERE ARE ALL THE WORKERS?????
        There might just be more to this than ANYONE is realizing at this point. If I was you I would start to look at where are they with a more nefarious cause.

        • I’ve been asking the same question about all the illegals that Biden has pouring in, where are they and how are they making a living?

          They don’t seem to be filling the same jobs that they did under the Obama years, and there were enough of them then that they actually kept Americans from working by overfilling the job market against the number of workers needed.

      12. In the very near future when hundreds of thousands of dead bodies are being bulldozed into mass graves in every State,and in every Country around the world,realise that the putrid stench that you won’t be able to escape from, is the smell of Democracy, take a deep inhale and accept the fact that we are all guilty of contributing to it.

        • The USA is a REPUBLIC. The American Constitution uses democratic processes to elect our representatives. The representatives govern within the structure of the Republic.

          If you want someone to blame, blame the Tyrants that slither into power with the votes of useful idiots. Look at the number of Americans that say “I didn’t vote for this sh*t.”

      13. $280/bbl by May, 2022 – but that won’t be an issue, since none will be available at any price! The gubbmint/military will have seized all domestic production (~ 5 million bbl/day) before May, next year.

        Oil for the peasants (and by extension FOOD) is being cut off by the folks with the “guns” so to speak. I have been preaching this for 30 years now. You are not going to die from bombs and vector spreading disease and the like; most will just die from apathy and starvation. We are going to see a lot of (former) whale like Americans flopping around listlessly with great, empty, gouts of skin flapping too and fro soon; much better than lap-band!!!

        The large metropolis are kill zones. By the time the residents realize we have to move (on foot, bicycle, etc.) they will already be dying enmasse from dehydration which will come very suddenly from power failure. Also the water borne illnesses will explode as people in late dehydration (24 hours) drink any fetid water they come across.

        If you don’t have your rice/beans/bullets already – you’re goners. That’s a whole shitpile of dead getting ready to appear! What can we do productively (with) 100’s of billions of bones?

        • Well….that was an inspiring post. Unfortunately I am inclined to agree.

        • Use mortar and make structures? Make these hoards of morons good for something. Gas will def. be an issue in the near future. I stock what I have room for but that will run out. I guess I will just go siphon the tanks of dead land whales. I am currently selling 250 watt used solar panels for 100 bux and not 1 call! Last time I sold them they were gone in 3 days! The sheep have spoken, x-mas and haloween and thanksgiving and all the other fraud holidays take the top shelf. Certainly not power or survival! Solar keeps going up now. And the supply is drying up too. I deal with a fairly large supplier who buys container loads at a time and he is out with no idea when he will get more. I got my last bit of stuff done this summer so we’re good now for quite a while. People that buy those stupid emergency solar power things really are screwed. You need a real system and it cost’s thousands. Oh well I need more sugar, I think I will buy another 200 lbs. next week. Cheers!

      14. hundreds of billions of bones?

        make make a good title for a book

      15. Is this an American thing?
        If there are shortages in Canada they are doing a better job at hiding them. I havent seen any shelves with single items all pushed to the front, nor use of chairs to fill empty space.

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