Sundance at Conservative Treehouse has been spot on about food inflations so far and he thinks we might see another doubling of cost of the average grocery bill this fall. I suspect he will be correct again. While food costs are an issue I think energy costs will start becoming critical this fall. Even the Biden administration is trying to get shut down refineries to start up again because of rising energy costs. I saw lots of stories in the MSM about more people traveling this Holiday Day compared to lockdown for Coof the last two years but I think that is wishful thinking at best. At best some folks might travel this holiday but they won’t be going on summer day trips or excursion this summer as the cost of fuel is to high along with the cost of of food and other items needed to sustain life for a vacation trip.
I was a kid of the inflationary 70’s and saw a Hershey’s candy bar cost a nickel to a dime to a quarter and the candy bar got smaller each time it jumped in cost. I would collect bottles and cans to buy candy and other stuff but the price of recycled pop bottle never kept pace with the rising cost of the candy bar. Then it was adults collecting pop bottles and cans on the roadway and selling those cans and bottles. I am convinced the 1970s trash cleanup owes more to inflation and folks cleaning up the trash on the side of the road to survive than any government ad campaign. I have spent most of my life at the bottom of the economic food chain and while never thought myself as poor I was aware I never had a lot of money to spend on anything.
Almost every electrical provider is warning of rolling black/brownouts this summer because of alack of reliable fuel for electric generators. That will suck this summer that we may not have air conditioning. The lack of energy issue won’t be better this winter for heat. I have an efficient and clean burning wood stove. Do you think folks trying not to freeze in winter will worry about how energy efficient or safety about burning wood? No they are worrying about not being cold. Every year and every disaster we see people die because they don’t use generators with proper ventilation or use charcoal and gas grills as a heat/cooking source inside a home.
For summer time I recommend getting used to being in a warm in your home. I live in high desert and usually that means cool nights. Last year’s heat wave in my area put a lie to that but most people can acclimatize to warm/hot weather. Try not to use AC and use fans to circulate air. If you have to use AC try to Isolate the A/C to one or two rooms for sleeping, a cool off area or a place for folks vulnerable too over heating.
I love the Ryobyi spritzer fans that can pump water from a bucket or use a hose. Great for cooling down a patio. There is a reason that hot desert areas of the world use fountains to cool the air because it works. I have no idea to recommend cooling in areas with high temps and high humidity other than A/C. I lived in Augusta GA many times in the Army for training and the weather was just brutal to me dealing with the humidity in both summer and winter. Hat’s off to you folks that live with it and thrive. I still think cold will kill more people than heat.
It might not be cheap but I think having a well insulated home and quality windows is the best home improvement/investment you can do and get a payback of lower energy cost year round. I would control some of my heat and cooling not dependent on the grid. It might be generators, wood heat, even solar and wind energy that you control. I’m not against solar or wind energy. I think both have potential on a small scale residential application. Perhaps using the old Co-op of sharing in a small neighborhood. But trying to make it an industrial power source is silly with the available technology. You need quality coal to make steel, you need an uninterruptable supply of energy to manufacture stuff 24/7. Re-starting power plants of any sort is not as easy as flipping a switch.
Right now the Biden administration is trying to get oil/gas refineries to restart production without any future protections against being shut down after they are useful politically. I know it is hard but I say shut it all down until the government backs off with its crazy diktats. Our own government demand more corn for ethanol and people will be starving because of the rising inflation costs of food.
All of the government must be malevolent or stupid because you cant fuck up this badly unless you are trying to fuck up.
Grazing animals feed on land that don’t support grain crops. If a farmer could grow crops or cows on that land he would grow crops. Trust me cattle don’t pay better than crops considering the work invested in cattle compare to growing a crop. Crops are a lot less work than any animal crop. I have worked on a ranch that ran cattle, pigs and wheat on the Paulose fields of Eastern Washington. I was there when they got 80 bushels per acre after St. helens ash settled and the price of grain the next year rekt several small farms. You prima donnas elites think you can shut down things with a flip of a switch and everything will restart with another flip of a switch when your choices are seen as bad. Michael Bloomberg is not the best guy to teach about farming to middle America. Anyone that planted a garden anywhere in the world knew Bloomberg was an idiot.
Why would any one give the WEF the time of day. The participants are rich okay I have the right to live my life as I fit as any idiot at davos. WEF and Davos is nothing more than the elites trying to put down the uppity serfs. The slogan of the WEF is you will own nothing and be happy. But what they mean is we will own everything and you(serf) will pay us. I like being a home owner though I have a mortgage to the bank. I can renovate stuff in my home pound a nail in the wall if I choose, grow a garden in my yard and preserve the products of my efforts.
I don’t agree to your conditions at the WEF and I am not bound to you global goals.