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    Daily Digest 10/19 — Bucking Low Prices, Ranchers Go Rogue; UN Declares Access to Clean Environment “Human Right”

    by Jeanne

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:58 PM

Economy

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Frustrated with persistently low prices, ranchers and others in the beef industry are moving to reverse a long trend of consolidation and planning to open new slaughterhouses.

The Impending Mass Firing of America’s Unvaccinated

Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Something similar can be deduced by how we treat the unvaccinated. These essential workers kept at their jobs before vaccines were available. Yet they and their families are now suffering professionally and financially for their convictions.

Environment

USDA Clashes With Europe’s Environmental Protection Plans

The EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy aims to make food systems fair and healthy while reducing pesticide use—and USDA chief Tom Vilsack vehemently opposes it.

UN Human Rights Council declares access to a clean environment a human right

In a landmark move, the UN Human Rights Council formally recognized that access to a healthy environment is a fundamental human right.

Health

Biden administration rolls out plan to address students’ mental health

The plan from the US Department of Education, titled “Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health,” comes as young people continue to struggle with their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout

Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the U.S. this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus’ delta variant.

 

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  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 6:33pm

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    Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout

    "Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the U.S. this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus’ delta variant."

    Historically, has any government ever cut its nose off to spite its face in this manner? Unprecedented times indeed....

     

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  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 6:41pm

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    Mike Maloney - One Hand in the Cash Register, One Foot Out the Door...

    From Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com

    "The entire Federal Reserve just got caught insider trading, and nobody seems to care. Join Mike Maloney as he shows evidence that we are moving faster and faster towards the ‘Endgame’."

    https://goldsilver.com/blog/one-hand-in-the-cash-register-one-foot-out-the-door/

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  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 6:48pm

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    Teachers aren’t far behind

    I have friends that are teachers.   They can’t get subs so when a teacher is quarantined her class is split among the other grade level classrooms.  We have elementary classrooms with 36 kids in them.

    The teachers are very stressed and all looking for other employment options.

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  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 11:16pm

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    ranchers build own meat plants

    In the early 1980's a group of California dairymen were fed up with the low prices they received for their milk.  The group pooled their resources and formed Hilmar cheese.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilmar_Cheese_Company

    Wiki missed some key issues.  The founding members were Jersey dairymen.  Jersey's are low volume, high protein and high fat milk producers that are exceptionally well suited for cheese.  The governments programs incentives were focused on volume, not quality.  These guys figured it out and hit a gold mine.

    Another issue was that these dairymen were going broke under the current pricing structure (similar to the beef guys) and literally bet the farm.  Father-in-law was asked to join the high debt founders and said no.  Preferred to sleep well at night and not 'bet the farm'.

    Current situation?  California has a very hostile business environment to dairies.  The response is to move to Texas.

    Takeaway?  Repeating this success story will become increasingly more difficult in the future.  With governments making food production more and more difficult, each of us needs to generate a larger % of the calories we consume.

     

     

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 1:42pm

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    South Pole has coldest season on record

    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/south-pole-posts-most-severe-cold-season-on-record-an-anomaly-in-a-warming-world/

    Amid a record hot summer in large parts of Northern Hemisphere, beset by devastating fires, floods and hurricanes, Antarctica was mired in a deep, deep freeze. That’s typically the case during the southernmost continent’s winter months, but 2021 was different.

    The chill was exceptional, even for the coldest location on the planet.

    The average temperature at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station between April and September, a frigid minus-78 degrees (minus-61 Celsius), was the coldest on record, dating back to 1957. This was 4.5 degrees lower than the most recent 30-year average.

    We first learned of this record through a tweet from Stefano Di Battista, who has published research on Antarctic temperatures. The legitimacy of Di Battista’s information was confirmed by Richard Cullather, a research scientist at NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.

    The temperature averaged over September was also the coldest on record at South Pole, wrote David Bromwich, a polar researcher at Ohio State University, in an email.

    The extreme cold over Antarctica helped push sea ice levels surrounding the continent to their fifth-highest level on record in August, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.…

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 5:02pm

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    What does non-compliance really mean (plus a pep talk)

    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/10/what-does-non-compliance-really-mean-for-us-a-pep-talk/

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 6:12pm

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    Article on Immunodeficiency

    A comparison of official Government reports suggest the Fully Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 6:52pm

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    Port of Los Angeles not running 7 days/ week or at night despite Biden’s claims

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/10/20/los-angeles-port-a-ghost-town-despite-biden-order-to-remain-open-on-weekends-n1525320

    Joe Biden has a problem. Well, yes, he has more than one problem. But this problem will almost certainly cost him and the Democrats dearly at the polls.

    Biden promised every good little girl and good little boy that Santa Claus would, indeed, make it to their houses on Christmas Eve after the Grinch tried to sabotage Santa’s mission by causing a huge backlog at American ports, keeping cargo from foreign countries — where all the really great presents like smartphones and games originate — from being unloaded on American docks. He ordered the Port of Los Angeles to remain open on weekends and add extra hours of operation to its schedule.

    “What a great idea!” exclaimed the puppy dogs in the press. “Biden Saves Christmas!” screamed the headlines. (Not really, but you know they wanted to.)

    Related: DeSantis to the Rescue: ‘Florida’s Ports Are Open’ and Will Ease Supply Chain Crisis

    What Pappy Joe didn’t mention is that the United States government has zero control over the operations at the port. And that makes Biden’s Big Idea to save the Christmas season for retailers and customers alike nothing more than a PR stunt.…

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