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    Daily Digest 1/6 – Stuck on Snowy Highway, Running Out of Food, Water, Gas; EU Energy Crisis; S. American Populists Threaten Oil Production

    by Stewart

    Thursday, January 6, 2022, 8:33 AM

Resilience

Stuck on a Snowy Highway, Running Out of Food, Water, Gas
Lanes in both directions eventually became blocked across an approximately 40-mile stretch of I-95 north of Richmond. As hours passed and night fell, motorists posted messages on social media about running out of fuel, food and water.

Economy

Hawkish Fed signals it may have to raise rates sooner to fight inflation
A “very tight” job market and unabated inflation might require the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than expected and begin reducing its overall asset holdings as a second brake on the economy, U.S. central bank policymakers said in their meeting last month.

 

CES 2022: Despite Omicron, Vegas expects over 2,000 companies to unveil innovations –
The massive annual tech conference kicks off Monday with in-person press events in Las Vegas. Despite the surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 over the holidays, the event’s organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, said it would proceed but end a day early as a safety measure. The organization expects up to 75,000 attendees and over 2,200 exhibitors, including Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Group Corp.

Energy

Europe Sleepwalked Into an Energy Crisis That Could Last Years
The retired salt caverns, aquifers, and fuel depots that hold Europe’s stockpiles of natural gas have never been so empty at this point in winter.

 

OPEC+ Continues To Struggle To Produce As Much As Quotas Allow
This suggests that the OPEC members in OPEC+ faced more difficulties in pumping as much as their quotas dictated than the non-OPEC producers.

 

Latin America’s Populist Wave Is Weighing On Oil Producers
This wave of leftist Latin American leaders is anti-extractivist promising to increase cuts from mining and oil while determined to reducedependence on resource extraction and ratchet-up environmental regulation. Conflict-torn Colombia could be next.

Health

CNN reporter mocked following realization that COVID-shaming exists
CNN politics reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza was mocked by critics Tuesday after posting an extensive Twitter thread admitting he’d come to the realization that people were afraid of being shamed for contracting the coronavirus earlier in the pandemic.

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6 Comments

  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 10:39am

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    Barry Silverthorn

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    Stuck on a Snowy Highway, Running Out of Food, Water, Gas

    I saw this happen on the interstate east of Buffalo in 2006.  It was a beautiful, sunny day after a snowstorm.  Two transport trucks had jack-knifed after midnight.  Traffic was backed up for ten miles as the snow drifted in and trapped everyone.  People were walking miles back to the service areas to get food.  Some were trying to shovel their way across 200' of median (and ditch) with cardboard boxes.  I'm betting it took until the evening to free them all, as each vehicle had to be shoveled out one by one.  It was a good lesson in preparedness.  I never make long trips without food, candles and blankets now.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 11:37am

    Barbara

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    Things to add to my kit

    I always travel with blankets, heavy hiking boots, parka this time of year and I try to keep 300 miles in my gas tank.  I usually have a hiking snack in the back.  Not that I'd need food for a day or two.  I used to carry sand, but my new vehicle doesn't have room.

    However, I never think about water OR, more importantly, a container to fill with snow to melt.  I usually have a cup of water or ice tea along, but I'm going to make sure I have water if it's cold and snowless.  Going off into a ditch from black ice is always an issue even if there's not enough snow on the ground to melt.

    For those of you in the south, with current storm issues, you need to add high water to your preparations.  When I drive N/S, not only do I check for snow & ice, I now also check for rain and storm warnings.  I don't mind leaving the car outside in the snow, leaving it out in a parking lot in hail or heavy wind is another thing.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 12:41pm

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    2retired

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    2retired said:

    If you grew up (not a certainty these days) before cellphones, and the notion there is always someone to call, never used chains, or needed to shovel yourself out, or walk out. I guess you won't be prepared.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 1:50pm

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    Video clips - March for Medical Freedom, 1/5/22, Albany, NY

    For those interested, here are some video clips from the rally and March for Medical Freedom in Albany NY yesterday.  It was held outdoors, next to the New York State Capitol.

    I know at least a couple of us from PP attended: Quercus Bicolor  was there, and I also participated (See comments # 67 & 69, https://www.peakprosperity.com/good-news-covid-is-over/#comment-1081160) .  Anyone else?

    Here are the clips:

    News coverage (I was actually surprised to find coverage): https://wnyt.com/albany-new-york-news/hundreds-gather-for-rally-outside-new-york-state-capitol-wednesday/6350505/

    Video clip "We don't need no Vaccinations" (replace *** with bit in link): https://www.***chute.com/video/2SDu88n7Xlzm/

    Video clip from YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjCnR0yqLGE

     

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 4:21pm

    Inquiz

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    Many thanks for standing up!

    Pinecarr and Quercus, I thank you and salute your involvement in the Albany protest. I was unable to attend but must admit a jolt of hope hit me in a powerful way upon seeing the videos. I hope we can meet in person at some point.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 8:54pm

    pinecarr

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    re Albany protest

    Inquiz wrote:

    I was unable to attend but must admit a jolt of hope hit me in a powerful way upon seeing the videos.

    Inquiz, I am glad the video clips had that effect on you!  I hoped that they would help convey the spirit of the Albany rally to others.

    And if they inspire more folks to get involved and stand up for our rights and freedom?  All the better!

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