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Workers Who Maintain Supply Chains Warn of Worldwide ‘System Collapse’

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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 02:40 PM
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Greetings ATS. I hope you're well.

I'd like to begin with some economic news and transition into my thoughts on covid.

[Doom on]

Economies around the world have been struggling under the crippling weight of covid restrictions, which has resulted in material shortages, soaring prices, logistics interruptions and worker shortages. Warnings have been issued by heads of transport companies to world leaders urging them to secure global supply chains that are the lifelines of global economies.

On September 29th, a joint open letter was written to world leaders from IRU, IATA, ICS and ITF:


... IRU, the world road transport organisation, IATA, the International Air Transport Association, ICS, the International Chamber of Shipping, and ITF, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, have come together to make an urgent plea to the world’s heads of government and the United Nations Agencies to remove restrictions hampering the free movement of transport workers, and guarantee and facilitate their free and safe movement."


In short, these agencies are telling governments to get out of their way and allow transport agencies to do their jobs. Will world leaders listen? I find that unlikely as I believe there is a great deal of money and power to be gained for corporate interests and governments through maintaining restrictions, mandates, and emergency orders. I believe this pandemic has far more to do with control and enriching multinational corporations than it does with health.

The open letter goes on to state that:


Our collective industries account for more than $20 trillion of world trade annually, and represent 65 million global transport workers, and over 3.5 million road freight and airline companies, as well as more than 80% of the world merchant shipping fleet.  Seafarers, air crew and drivers must be able to continue to do their jobs, and cross borders, to keep supply chains moving. We ask heads of government to urgently take the leadership that is required to bring an end to the fragmented travel rules and restrictions that have severely impacted the global supply chain and put at risk the health and wellbeing of our international transport workforce. We also need the same urgent leadership to increase global vaccine supply by all means at our disposal, in order to expedite the recovery of our industries.


Vaccine mandates have put an immense strain on supply lines, both global and domestic, and we are already seeing the impact of workers who refuse to comply with vaccine mandates either through protesting, quitting, or termination from occupations such as shipping and logistics. I am disappointed to see this statement from the transport organizations included in their letter:


We ask that our transport workers are given priority to receive WHO recognised vaccines and heads of government work together to create globally harmonised, digital, mutually recognised vaccination certificate and processes for demonstrating health credentials (including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results), which are paramount to ensure transport workers can cross international borders.


I'd have hoped that organizations as powerful as these would insist on protecting the right to choose of their millions of members, but it seems that they are content to lend their collective voices to calls for a digital global vax identification system. Perhaps they are just playing their best game after having been dealt a crappy hand. Clearly they want to get back to work without cumbersome restrictions, and if they are not allowed to do so, the shipping issues will continue to spiral.

The supply chain issues for America predate covid, fueled in part by an economic tit-for-tat between the U.S. and China. Those issues snowballed into a 'vid-19 avalanche as "two weeks to flatten the curve" cascaded into twenty months of covid disruption. A Forbes article written September 3rd goes into detail:


Stress in the supply chain pre-dates COVID. Trade tensions, particularly between the U.S. and China, escalated under President Trump with the introduction of unprecedented tariffs and sanctions on Chinese companies. Beijing retaliated, targeting U.S. agriculture exporters. This created volatility in supply and demand as companies on both sides of the globe rushed to stock inventories ahead of the implementation of tariffs. The unexpected shift in trade put the initial stress on global logistics.

Then came COVID.

During the first half of 2020, demand for most goods cratered as economies worldwide went into lockdown. Sailings by ocean carriers were canceled, manufacturing capacity was cut, and workers everywhere were displaced.

But beginning in the summer of 2020, thanks to massive fiscal stimulus, imports to the U.S. surged. Consumers flooded online retailers with new orders. Manufacturing restarted and international trade resumed. The global economic machine was turned back on.

By late 2020, real cracks in the supply chain started to emerge. From a logistics perspective, restarting the manufacturing machine after the lockdown turned out to be quite difficult. The complex system that moves raw materials and finished products around the globe requires predictability and precision. Both had been lost.

A shortage of shipping containers emerged, shipping rates for certain routes skyrocketed, congestion developed at international ports that then spread to railroads and inland rail terminals, exasperating the trucking and chassis shortage that was already in place. U.S. importers experienced delays in receiving key manufacturing components and exporters faced challenges accessing containers and getting bookings on shipping vessels. The chain had broken.

As the holiday season approaches, the logistics industry is bracing for another jump in demand that could further cripple the supply chain. Every link in the chain needs to operate effectively to restore order in the system, yet each component has its own unique challenges to overcome.


I don't have any use for the disposable consumer lifestyle which many western individuals have succumbed to, but this is the framework upon which much of the current global economy is built. Perhaps these conditions will necessitate a shift towards more sustainable lifestyles, but there will be much pain and hardship through that transition. Outside of America, things aren't looking much better. These shortages are leading to critical deficiencies of items which many have come to depend on. Those of us who've taking steps to prepare for these events are in a position to weather the storm, but many have not had the foresight or capability to do so.

All of this over an alleged virus with a survival rate of over 99% which primarily causes mortality in individuals with two or more comorbidities. A virus where testing of infections is done utilizing PCR tests at unreliably high threshold cycles, which is a testing system rife with flaws that have not been adequately addressed. Infections treated primarily with mRNA injections, a new technology, which have been mislabeled as vaccines, developed by multinational corporations who've paid out billions in settlements for peddling dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Injections which are making those multinational corporations and their investors billions of dollars. Injections being pushed while viable alternative treatments are demonized.

(Cont.)



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 02:41 PM
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I will state that I am unequivocally against a global id, vaccine passports and against coercing individuals to submit to covid vaccines against their will. I value freedom, respect and personal accountability over what I consider to be tyrannical overreach by politicians, governments, oligarchs and multinational corporations. This comes from someone who chose to get a single dose of the J&J jab in order to travel to Europe to be with my fiancé. I had to cancel my trip to Europe twice last year during the onset of covid and I was not willing to go another year without seeing her. I chose not to attempt to procure or produce a forgery of the CDC vax passport as I was unwilling to risk the consequences of committing a felony by forging a federal document.

I was quite content being a part of the control group, but I made a choice to become a part of the test group. I have no regrets. I did my research and made a decision, and I have no issue living with the consequences of that decision. As of now I have had no adverse effects from the jab. Didn't even have a sore arm (J&J jab goes into the shoulder muscles). Maybe I got the saline solution...


I've had a wonderful time in Holland around sensible human beings who will shake my hand and aren't concerned with masks and social distancing. I've seen very few people here with masks, despite the Dutch government's recent mandate for QR codes linked to vaxx ststus as a requirement to sit and dine in restaurants. In fact, I was fortunate enough to go to two different world class spas and there were a whole lot of us enjoying the ammenities in our birthday suits and not a single one of us wearing masks or worrying about hand sanitizer. No one asked for vaxx status or checked temperatures with those stupid pistol thermometers. I'm going to the annual carnival this weekend, and after riding by on a bicycle earlier I saw that neither the staff nor the attendees were masked up, and no one was standing askance from one another. This is as it should be.

I am not really looking forward to returning to Vermont where people drive around in their car alone with masks and gloves, or wander around in public with masks while maintaining a distance of what they believe is six feet from the nearest human.

I support the right to choose. I support the right of individuals to not comply with injections for which no long term studies exist. For which no long term effects can be known because these injections represent new technology, produced by pharmaceutical corporations which have proven track records of inflicting harm with the drugs they produce. Injections which have already caused severe ADE events among people who had an extremely low risk of dying from 'vid-19. An illness which is so "deadly" that many people get it without ever showing symptoms. An illness which many have to be tested to even be aware they've had it. An illness which many people have already had and developed antibodies to. I believe in science and I shun any and all forms of $cience.

If people are this terrified of a virus they should stay home. Get a hazmat suit, a respirator with a sealed mask, and an oxygen tank. This is what is required to prevent transmission of a virus. Not a cheap, chemical laden mass produced mask and certainly not a piece of cloth. Standing six feet apart with flimsy masks makes people look like damn fools but does nothing to prevent transmission of alleged viral particles. I empathize with people who are vulnerable to illness or have comorbidities, but with all due respect, life does not start and stop at your convenience. Life is for living. Let the living live life and either learn to deal or stay home.

Thank you.

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Sources:

Workers Who Maintain Supply Chains Warn of Worldwide ‘System Collapse’

Joint Open Letter - Transport Heads Call on World Leaders to Secure Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain - The Epoch Times

No End In Sight For The Covid-Led Global Supply Chain Disruption



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 03:42 PM
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Big Government(s) making the scene for full government dependence.

Soon we'll see Constitution suspensions in several Nations.

Don't think it's possible? Just wait ☠️☠️☠️



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 03:57 PM
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Meanwhile, China is shutting down chip manufacturing plants due to "global warming" while we're in the middle of a massive chip shortage. The entire world is being brought to its knees, and I believe it is absolutely intentional. I think they want people begging for a full blown nanny state which can swoop in to save everyone from destitution and "the evils of capitalism".



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 03:59 PM
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Ahhh, doom porn. Just like how ATS used to be.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
Ahhh, doom porn. Just like how ATS used to be.


Yes! but there is some truth to it. There are serious supply chain issues, and it all trickles down to various industries..seeing it a fair bit. I'm not saying global collapse, but it can really shake things up further.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: CircumstancialEvidence

Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles has reached an all-time high. There are a lot of contributing factors, but with today's technology I can't see how this could happen without being planned.

All those dots are ships waiting to come into port and unload. I've never seen anything like it in my entire life.
I'll take a picture later today if it's clear enough.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: underpass61
a reply to: CircumstancialEvidence

Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles has reached an all-time high. There are a lot of contributing factors, but with today's technology I can't see how this could happen without being planned.

All those dots are ships waiting to come into port and unload. I've never seen anything like it in my entire life.
I'll take a picture later today if it's clear enough.


Looks like a total planned clusterf#kie 😷



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Meanwhile, China is shutting down chip manufacturing plants due to "global warming" while we're in the middle of a massive chip shortage. The entire world is being brought to its knees, and I believe it is absolutely intentional. I think they want people begging for a full blown nanny state which can swoop in to save everyone from destitution and "the evils of capitalism".


Since when in recent history has China ever materially-hurt their own production for the purposes of "climate change"?

Aren't they incessantly bringing on new coal-powered plants as the rest of EU and the West "brag" about reducing carbon emissions? What am I missing here?



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: underpass61
a reply to: CircumstancialEvidence

Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles has reached an all-time high. There are a lot of contributing factors, but with today's technology I can't see how this could happen without being planned.

All those dots are ships waiting to come into port and unload. I've never seen anything like it in my entire life.
I'll take a picture later today if it's clear enough.

There was another thread, apparently, some ports are simply jammed up with empty cans, and no where to put new ones. We are a major port here, and there is at least a week backlog, normally a 2 day turnover, so I guess it's jammed up, but maybe not as bad as other ports.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore

originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Meanwhile, China is shutting down chip manufacturing plants due to "global warming" while we're in the middle of a massive chip shortage. The entire world is being brought to its knees, and I believe it is absolutely intentional. I think they want people begging for a full blown nanny state which can swoop in to save everyone from destitution and "the evils of capitalism".


Since when in recent history has China ever materially-hurt their own production for the purposes of "climate change"?

Aren't they incessantly bringing on new coal-powered plants as the rest of EU and the West "brag" about reducing carbon emissions? What am I missing here?

Both are happening is the truth, they are investing in alternatives..they are so smogged out in places, they have no choice, it cannot go on like it has.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

The Chinese are having energy problems and are having trouble keeping the lights on. Next comes civil unrest, economic etc. So the CCP will have to look inward to maintain tight control, They might be finished as a global supplier at this stage.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: underpass61

BINGO !!!!!!! It is all planned



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 06:32 PM
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Thanks for this post, it's full of good information and I also appreciated your perspectives from your time in Holland. Your situation sounds similar to mine. I'm watching the supply chain issue closely, as to me it seems one of the most critical on-the-ground affecting the people issues we may face much sooner than most think. Many others seem totally unaware or unconcerned, apart from toilet paper, that is. Other days, though, I get visions of rows and rows of unused tin cans in dusty 1960s bomb shelters... the a reply to: CircumstancialEvidence



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: CircumstancialEvidence

Good post. About that jab and the experiment. Did you really get the vax or did they slip you a placebo?

I'm beginning to think since they admitted to running 3 experiments at once on the trials that this MUST mean placebo's to a group. They don't tell you and they don't have to tell the truth with our Justice system anyway being in the bag for big pharma.
What if the only people getting sick got the real jab and those healthy are to pressure the rest of us who don't get it. Since you HAVE TO get the boosters they can clean up those who don't have the required mRNA in their bodies.





edit on 1-10-2021 by Justoneman because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 08:42 PM
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or the soon to become reality reply to: Mark08



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 08:48 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore

originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Meanwhile, China is shutting down chip manufacturing plants due to "global warming" while we're in the middle of a massive chip shortage. The entire world is being brought to its knees, and I believe it is absolutely intentional. I think they want people begging for a full blown nanny state which can swoop in to save everyone from destitution and "the evils of capitalism".


Since when in recent history has China ever materially-hurt their own production for the purposes of "climate change"?

Aren't they incessantly bringing on new coal-powered plants as the rest of EU and the West "brag" about reducing carbon emissions? What am I missing here?


If they think they control enough of the means by which such chips are made (rare earth elements), then why not? They bring the rest of the world to heal because we depend on them and cannot make our own because we cannot even access the raw materials to begin to try.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Except I clearly got something with my jab and I remain healthy as a horse.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Justoneman

Except I clearly got something with my jab and I remain healthy as a horse.


I should've added that I think a lot of the vax is bad quality control like we saw in Japan last month. We Americans are not seeing a lot of crap in the vials like other places have been reporting. But I hope you didn't get the real one and you just had the soreness from being jabbed with a needle. I am sure this is like playing "Russian Roulette" with more than one bullet in the revolver.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 10:42 PM
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Delays due to COVID planscamdemic, stresses in the global shipping system, & the energy shortage curveball in China. These were all foresaw by various commentators vis-a-vis the fragile modern just-in-time manufacturing regime. The knock-on effects are being felt around the world now.

The main export dependent country, China, likely has made a calculated move to stress the West asymmetrically by pressuring global supply chains to gain leverage in trade and weaken the US political leadership. A dictatorship has more means of reacting fast and efficient when it is needed. We must also consider that Xi intends to use it as a weapon at home to continue his purges of dissident elites via choking their companies or villainizing them.
It's Machiavellan in nature ... "Politics have no relations to morals." Added benefit Xi to Taiwan; we can shut you down any time we like. All these AUKUS & QUAD shenanigans can’t protect you.

"Manufactured crisis. This is a map of the cargo ships currently incoming and in holding pattern offshore. Your Country is under attack from the inside." This is not a manufactured crisis. It was predictable.


Tire Supply Chain is breaking down. $25,000 per container surcharge.

"No tires means no delivery trucks."


Expert on China Factory Closures and Supply Chains (short vid)




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