The Coming Water Wars

the coming water wars

  • The climate crisis is blamed on human activities, but they may not be the activities you’re thinking of, like driving cars but, rather, activities that are much more nefarious, like the intentional creation of a water crisis in order to gain totalitarian control

  • The U.S. military has a history of using weather modification practices in warfare, including during the Vietnam War

  • China recently made headlines for using seed clouds to induce rainfall over the Yangtze River, and it also used cloud seeding to ensure dry weather during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

  • In 2018, researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Center suggested that competition over limited water resources — or “hydro-political issues” — would be the driver of future wars

  • One of the most important preparations you can make is to secure a supply of potable water, such as a large cistern to collect rainwater

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Historic droughts and threats of water shortages are occurring around the world, as media reports highlight rivers — such as the Loire, Po and Danube in Europe — reaching historic lows.1 In China, a double threat of heat and lack of rainfall has led portions of the Yangtze river basin to go dry, affecting not only crops but also the drinking water supplies of people and livestock.2

In the U.S., the Colorado River is at “critical levels,” leading officials from the U.S. Interior Department to state that water use in the basin must be reduced “in order to avoid catastrophic collapse of the Colorado River System and a future of uncertainty and conflict.”3 Toward that end, Washington officials have now stepped in, announcing that certain water supplies to U.S. states and Mexico would be cut.4

Much of the crisis is blamed on human activities, but as James Corbett covers in “The Corbett Report,” they may not be the activities you’re thinking of, like driving cars but, rather, activities that are much more nefarious, like the intentional creation of a water crisis in order to gain totalitarian control.5

While geoengineering, including spraying sulfate aerosols into the Earth’s stratosphere in order to modify climate,6 is often still talked about as though it’s straight from a science fiction movie, weather modification techniques have been used for military purposes for some time.

Sometimes referred to as weather warfare, the notion that humans could control Mother Nature became a reality in 1946, when scientists working with the General Electric Research Laboratory released dry ice into clouds, creating the first human-made snowstorm.7 As noted by Smithsonian Magazine:8

“After the experiments of G.E.’s Research Laboratory, there was a feeling that humanity might finally be able to control one of the greatest variables of life on earth. And, as Cold War tensions heightened, weather control was seen by the United States as a potential weapon that could be even more devastating than nuclear warfare …

In August of 1953 the United States formed the President’s Advisory Committee on Weather Control. Its stated purpose was to determine the effectiveness of weather modification procedures and the extent to which the government should engage in such activities.”

It wasn’t long after that the U.S. military began to use weather modification practices in warfare, including during the Vietnam War. Corbett noted:9

“Unsurprisingly, the idea was put to active military use almost immediately. From 1967 to 1972, the US Air Force ran Operation Popeye, a highly classified rainmaking program deployed in Southeast Asia ‘in an attempt to slow the movement of North Vietnamese troops and supplies through the Ho Chi Minh trail network.’

The program was so classified that even President Nixon’s Defense Secretary, Melvin Laird, didn’t know of its existence until it was reported in the press. So, who went over the Secretary of Defense’s head to authorize and coordinate a scheme to weaponize the weather? Why, Henry Kissinger, of course.

… Don’t worry, though. The revelation of the program caused such international outrage that the UN introduced a convention in 1977 prohibiting the use of environmental modification technology in warfare. The US ratified that convention in 1980, so no one has ever tried to modify the weather for warfare again. (Would world leaders ever lie to the public about something like that?)”

While climatic warfare was supposed to have been phased out in 1980, weather modification — for various purposes — has been picking up steam around the globe. More than 50 countries worldwide already participate in one type of weather modification known as cloud seeding.10

The prospect of using cloud seeding to increase rainfall is its most popular usage. In the U.S., about $15 million is spent on cloud-seeding projects annually, which pales in comparison to the $100 million a year spent in China. Still, in the U.S. cloud seeding has grown by one-third in the last 10 years.11

There are a number of different ways that cloud seeding can work, but typically dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) pellets or silver iodide are applied to certain clouds to modify their output. Seeding agents may be applied to clouds from the ground but, most often, aircraft are used to apply the materials to the clouds. This occurs either by releasing the seeding agent below the cloud into its updrafts or by dropping the seeds directly into the upper regions of the clouds.12

China recently made headlines for using seed clouds to induce rainfall over the Yangtze River, and it also used cloud seeding to ensure dry weather during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.13 In Wyoming, the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Program conducted a randomized cloud-seeding program, which found the seeding increased snowfall by 5% to 15% under ideal seeding conditions.14

In North Dakota, meanwhile, the North Dakota Cloud Modification Project reported that cloud seeding produces an estimated 5% to 10% additional rainfall annually in the project area while reducing crop hail losses by 45%. As for costs, they say it only costs 16 cents per acre to enhance rain and suppress hail.15

As you can imagine, aside from the benefits of protecting water supplies or the military applications, there are many people who have their hand in the pot when it comes to benefiting from weather modification. Corbett explained:16

“So many events in the course of human activity are predicated on short-term weather and long-term climate phenomena that the ability to determine (or even influence) either could be extremely valuable. Insurance companies, for example, stand to lose billions (and reconstruction-related industries stand to make those same billions) every time a strong storm makes landfall in populated areas.

So it should not be surprising that a market has evolved for ‘weather derivatives,’ effectively allowing large financial institutions to make money gambling on the weather. And it should also come as no surprise that this market was largely pioneered by that infamous globalist-connected insider corporation, Enron.”

The practice is not without controversy, however. Potential consequences of cloud seeding include environmental impacts downwind of target areas, which may have a negative impact on others — including those across political boundaries.17 Could it be, also, that global elites have already harnessed this technology for their own purposes of population-level control? Corbett thinks so:18

“Yes, of course the establishment press is lying to its readers yet again, keeping them in the dark about a well-established technology so their governmental masters can plausibly deny that any large-scale climate events are manmade. Large-scale climate events like, say, a hemisphere-wide drought.

Instead, they can safely blame the current water shortages on the globalist bogeyman … It’s all just a coincidence that we’re plunging into an age of water shortages, droughts, famine and pestilence, guys. And the answer to this crisis is more weather modification!”

In 2018, researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Center suggested that competition over limited water resources — or “hydro-political issues” — would be the driver of future wars.19

“Although water issues alone have not been the sole trigger for warfare in the past, tensions over freshwater management and use represent one of the main concerns in political relations between riparian states and may exacerbate existing tensions, increase regional instability and social unrest,” they wrote in Global Environmental Change.20

“The wars of the future,” the New York Post wrote, “will be fought over water not oil.”21 Indeed, other than air, there is no resource as precious as water, and if it becomes scarce, those who control it will retain ultimate power. This, Corbett believes, is part of the master plan:22

“But now let’s entertain for a moment this harebrained, cockamamie, tinfoil wing nut idea that perhaps — just perhaps — the global climactic events taking place at the moment (including the widespread water shortages taking place across the world) are not the result of your carbon footprint.

What if — and I know I’m out on a limb here — they were being deliberately engineered with the types of weather modification technology that we know the US military and other countries around the world have been actively studying for at least 80 years now? What would that mean?

Well, it would certainly create a convenient case for the UN and other would-be world controllers to step in and start restricting productive human activity in the name of saving us from the weather gods. Climate lockdowns to save the day! … Sound farfetched?

Well, as even mainstream commentators are starting to note, the water supply crisis is not simply happening by chance. It is the result of carefully planned government actions, inactions and restrictions.

The answer is obvious: the water shortage is a crisis by design, like the food crisis and the various geopolitical crises and the economic crisis … and it’s designed to justify more government control over you and your life and, in the end, to corral you into tightly controlled urban centers where your access to the necessities of life can be turned off.”

One of the most important preparations you can make is to secure a supply of potable water, as you can survive far longer without food than you can without water. An ideal system to consider, if you have a garden, is to install a large cistern to collect rainwater.

Since I have a full acre of land that I grow food on, I have a 5,000-gallon cistern that collects rainwater from the gutters on my roof. This serves to augment my irrigation system but is also a large emergency source of water. Another strategy is to install a series of connected rain barrels to your gutters.

A system like this can provide you with a source of water indefinitely, provide there isn’t a long-term drought. Just be sure to keep the water clean, using a combination of filters — a leaf diverter as well as a screen on the inlet going into the barrel — and treatment as follows:23

  • Treat the water with bleach once a month. This will help prevent algae growth. All you need is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water, or 2 to 4 tablespoons for a 55-gallon barrel. Beneficial microbes can also be used in lieu of bleach. One such product is Nutri-Life BAM24

  • Test the pH of your water once a month using a standard pH test strip. If the water is neutral or alkaline (aka “hard” water), add baking soda to bring back its acidity. For a 55-gallon barrel, you typically only need a couple of tablespoons to correct the pH balance. Vinegar is another option for lowering the pH

The best-case scenario is that you install such a system and don’t need it. In that case, you can still use the water for your garden. But in the worst-case scenario, in which war erupts over water rights and those in power attempt to limit or, worse, eliminate, your supply, you’ll have a backup ready.

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Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

antibiotics trigger heart disease

  • Fluoroquinolones, long associated with Achilles tendonitis and rupture, have been demonstrated to increase your risk of aortic dissection (a tear in the wall of the major artery, allowing blood to flow between the layers) or aortic rupture, which can lead to death

  • Even though “black-box” warnings are now attached to them, fluoroquinolones are still often prescribed for upper respiratory infections or urinary tract infections

  • Antibiotic use can trigger a permanent change in your gut microbiome, which accounts for nearly 80% of your immune system function, so it is important to use antibiotics only when absolutely necessary

  • You may reduce your risk of bacterial and viral infections by supporting your immune system through simple lifestyle measures, such as quality sleep, fermented foods, regular exercise and optimizing your vitamin D level

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Research shows your body’s microbiome has nearly 39 trillion bacteria. During early years, your family, dietary intake and environmental exposure contribute to the variety in your microbiome, influencing your lifelong health. Everyday activities such as brushing your teeth, eating, kissing someone or handling a family pet also affect your microbiome.

This composition may be as distinct to you as a fingerprint and plays an enormous role in disease prevention, and influences the function of your skin, lungs, breast and liver. Harmful bacteria can trigger illness and disease, which is frequently treated with antibiotics. Of the 10 most commonly prescribed, two are from the antibiotic class of fluoroquinolones.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first added a boxed warning to fluoroquinolones in 2008, due to the increased risk for tendinitis and tendon rupture. Boxed warnings, also referred to as black box warnings, appear on prescription drug labels designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.

An additional warning was added in 2011 for those suffering from myasthenia gravis, and updates were included in 2013 describing irreversible peripheral neuropathy. In 2018, the FDA warned fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the occurrence of ruptures or tears in the aorta. And, in January 2022, the FDA decided:

“We have determined that fluoroquinolones should be reserved for use in patients with no other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, or ABS, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and uncomplicated UTI because the risks generally outweighs the benefits.

For some serious bacterial infections the benefits of fluoroquinolones outweigh the risks, and it is appropriate for them to remain available as a therapeutic option.”

Yet, despite these warnings, researchers found in April 2022 that fluoroquinolones are still among the most-prescribed antibiotics around the world. They concluded that some health care workers may have an “unsatisfactory knowledge” of the safety profiles and risks of these drugs, and that more education on adverse reactions to fluoroquinolones may be needed.

The aorta is the main artery in your body supplying oxygenated blood to your circulatory system. The artery comes from the left side of your heart and runs down the front of your backbone. The review by the FDA found fluoroquinolone antibiotics increase the risk of tears in the aorta, also called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm, leading to excessive bleeding and death.

The findings occurred when antibiotics were given by mouth or through an injection. This led the FDA to caution against the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in those at risk, unless there are no other treatment options available.

Specifically, the antibiotic should not be used in those who are at risk for, or have a current, aortic aneurysm, such as those suffering peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease, hypertension and specific genetic conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or Marfan syndrome.

Findings were pulled from four published observational studies, which taken together demonstrated a consistent association between aortic dissection or rupture and fluoroquinolone use. The underlying mechanism could not be determined from those studies.

Some of the commonly used fluoroquinolones include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), gemifloxacin (Factive) and moxifloxacin (Avelox). These are prescribed to treat upper respiratory and urinary tract infections. In a statement, the FDA warns:

“Fluoroquinolones should not be used in patients at increased risk unless there are no other treatment options available.

Health care professionals should avoid prescribing fluoroquinolone antibiotics to patients who have an aortic aneurysm or are at risk for an aortic aneurysm, such as patients with peripheral atherosclerotic vascular diseases, hypertension, certain genetic conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and elderly patients.”

Viruses commonly trigger upper respiratory infections (URIs) with symptoms of runny nose, cough, low grade fever, sore throat and difficulty sleeping. URIs represent the most common acute illness in the outpatient setting, often related to the common cold, which is typically a mild, self-limited inflammation of the mucous membranes in the airways.

Bacterial illness may follow a viral illness as a secondary infection, and commonly includes symptoms persisting longer than 14 days with a fever higher than one might typically expect from a virus. Oftentimes, the fever gets worse a few days into the illness rather than improving.

Unfortunately, one of the more common reasons fluoroquinolones are prescribed is for upper respiratory infections, ordinarily triggered by a virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the highest number of community antibiotic prescriptions are written in the southeastern states.

Fluoroquinolones ranked No. 4 in the highest number of prescriptions written per 1,000 people in the CDC’s outpatient antibiotic prescription index in 2016. Because providers were still opting for fluroquinolones more than they should for respiratory infections such as pneumonia, the CDC reported in 2021 that an expert panel had recommended the use of these drugs for this purpose be lowered by 90%.

Bacterial and viral infections are dissimilar in important respects related to the organism’s structure and the way they respond to medications. Although both are too small to be seen with the naked eye, the largest virus is actually smaller than the smallest bacteria.16 Unlike the more complex bacteria, viruses cannot survive without a host and only reproduce by attaching themselves to other cells. Also, unlike bacteria, most viruses are specific in the cells they attack.

The differences in the structure and complexity of the organism have an impact on the type of medication that may be effective against it. Viral infections are not affected by antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones. In fact, using antibiotics for viral infections only contributes to the rising number of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been associated with Achilles tendon ruptures and damage for over a decade. Other severe adverse events, such as retinal detachments as well as aortic aneurysms, may also be associated with other systems requiring collagen formation. This may also explain, at least in part, how the drug increases your risk of aortic rupture or dissection, as collagen lines your arteries and veins to allow for stretch as the heart pumps blood.

Subsequently, in July 2022 the FDA mandated another warning, “alerting physicians to the increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture associated with their use.” According to Dr. Renata Albrecht, who heads the FDA’s Division of Special Pathogen and Transplant Products, “Achilles’ ruptures associated with fluoroquinolones are three to four times more frequent than ruptures among people not taking these drugs.

So, if you are taking these antibiotics, you should seek immediate medical care if you experience soreness or inflammation in muscles or tendons. You should also not exercise while your joints are affected.

The drugs are also powerful iron chelating agents that may trigger epigenetic changes through the loss of agents requiring iron as a cofactor. As noted in one study, this may also explain the classic renal toxicity associated with the antibiotics:

“At sub-millimolar concentrations, these antibiotics inhibited jumonji domain histone demethylases, TET DNA demethylases and collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylases, leading to accumulation of methylated histones and DNA and inhibition of proline hydroxylation in collagen, respectively. These effects may explain fluoroquinolone-induced nephrotoxicity and tendinopathy.”

A recent study has linked the use of fluoroquinolones to the rising number of children and adults affected by kidney stones. The odds of stones increased 1.5 times with the use of fluoroquinolones and exposure within 3 to 12 months was associated with greater risk. It appeared children and adolescents were particularly susceptible.

Reactions can be bodywide, impacting your central nervous system and musculoskeletal, visual and renal systems, sometimes simultaneously. Among the serious reactions reported are:

  • Memory impairment

  • Delirium

  • Agitation

  • Disorientation

  • Retinal detachment

  • Hearing loss and/or tinnitus

  • Disturbance in attention

  • Kidney stones

  • Kidney failure

  • Hypoglycemia leading to coma

  • Aortic rupture or dissection

  • Tendon rupture or dissection

Researchers recommend further study to understand the pathogenesis caused by antibiotics in order to treat antibiotic-associated diseases through the mitigation of the intestinal environment — restoring it to its original state.

Further research has demonstrated an imbalance in gut microbiome caused by antibiotics can negatively affect health in a number of ways and for long periods of time. If your physician prescribes one of these dangerous antibiotics, ask to use another one. It would be unusual a fluoroquinolone would be the only antibiotic that could be used to treat your infection.

Remember, these dangerous antibiotics should be used as a last resort only. If it is necessary, be sure to carefully read the package insert and all the warnings, and seek medical attention the moment you notice a side effect.

The late Dr. David Flockhart, who served as professor of medicine and chief of clinical pharmacology at Indiana University School of Medicine, and who before his death was considered one of the leading experts in fluoroquinolone side effects, said in 2012 that “as many as one-third of patients taking a fluoroquinolone will experience some sort of psychiatric side effect.”

But the thing is, Flockhart had tried to call attention to these drugs over 10 years earlier, in 2001, when he decried Ciprio specifically, as he tried to stress just how dangerous fluoroquinolones are:

“Cipro is basically a big gun whose benefits outweigh its risks in certain circumstances. But the bigger the gun you use, the more damage you can expect as collateral.”

The health of your gut microbiome is a game changer. It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that the composition of your gut microbiome plays an enormous role in your health and disease prevention. Cancer and many other health conditions have been traced back to the influence of gut microbes, including obesity, depression, Parkinson’s and allergies, just to name a few.

Since your gut is the main residence of your immune system,32 disrupting your gut microbiome automatically disrupt your immune function, which can have far-reaching consequences. One way antibiotics can promote disease is by creating an oxygen-rich environment in your intestines, favoring the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

Beneficial microbes grow in an anaerobic (no oxygen) environment, while pathogenic bacteria need oxygen to survive.33 Data suggest even one course of antibiotics can negatively alter your microbiome for up to one year, which is why it’s crucial to use antibiotics only when it is absolutely necessary.

However, Dr. Martin Blaser with the Langone Medical Center at New York University argues the impact of antibiotics on gut bacteria may be permanent. In an editorial in Nature he writes:

“Early evidence from my lab and others hint that, sometimes, our friendly flora never fully recover. These long-term changes to the beneficial bacteria within people’s bodies may even increase our susceptibility to infections and disease.

Overuse of antibiotics could be fueling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.”

The stronger your immune system, the less chance any microbe will have of gaining a foothold in your body. Below are some basic strategies for supporting your immune system and preventing illness.

  • Optimize your diet — Avoid foods that tax your immune system, such as trans fats, fried foods, processed foods, sugars and grains. Seek to reduce your net carbohydrate (sugar, grains, fructose) and protein intake, replacing them with high-quality healthy fats.

  • Balance your gut flora — One of the best ways to support your gut is by incorporating naturally fermented foods into your diet, working up to 4 to 6 ounces per day. You may take a high-quality probiotic supplement, but fermented foods tend to offer the greatest benefit.

  • Exercise regularly — Exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood, creating a more efficient system at locating and eliminating pathogens in your body. Make sure your fitness plan incorporates weight training, high-intensity exercises, stretching and core work.

  • Get plenty of restorative sleep — Research shows sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or disease, which is why you may feel ill after a sleepless night.

  • Reduce stress — High levels of stress hormones can diminish your immunity, so be sure you’re implementing some sort of stress management. Meditation, prayer, yoga and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are all excellent strategies for managing stress, but you’ll have to find what works best for you.

  • Optimize vitamin D levels — Studies show inadequate vitamin D can increase your risk for MRSA and other infections. Your best source of vitamin D is through sensible sun exposure. Monitor your vitamin D level to confirm they’re in a therapeutic range of 60 to 80 ng/mL. If you can’t get UV exposure, consider taking an oral vitamin D3 supplement, in conjunction with magnesium and vitamin K2 (MK-7).

In addition to the lifestyle measures listed above, there are natural agents that are naturally antibacterial, including the following:

  • Vitamin C — Vitamin C’s role in preventing and treating infectious disease is well established. Intravenous vitamin C is an option, but if you don’t have access to a practitioner who can administer it, liposomal vitamin C is the most potent oral form. For more information on vitamin C, listen to my interview with Dr. Ronald Hunninghake (hyperlinked above), an internationally recognized vitamin C expert.

  • Garlic — Garlic is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It can stimulate your immune system, help wounds heal and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. For highest potency, the garlic should be eaten fresh and raw (chopped or smashed.)

  • Olive leaf extract — In vitro studies show olive leaf extract is effective against Klebsiella, a gram-negative bacteria, inhibiting its replication, in addition to being toxic to other pathogenic microbes.

  • Manuka honey — Manuka honey, made from the flowers and pollen of the Manuka bush, has been shown to be more effective than antibiotics in the treatment of serious, hard-to-heal skin infections. Clinical trials have found Manuka honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as MRSA.

  • Tea tree oil — Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic proven to kill many bacterial strains.

  • Colloidal silver — Colloidal silver has been regarded as an effective natural antibiotic for centuries, and recent research shows it can even help eradicate antibiotic-resistant pathogens. If you are interested in this treatment, make sure you read the latest guidelines for safe usage of colloidal silver as there are risks with using it improperly.

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Costly war: American aid to Ukraine about to hit $65 billion

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(Natural News) The amount of military aid the United States will send to Ukraine is about to hit $65 billion once the new nearly $12 billion package Congress is attempting to negotiate inevitably pushes through.

The $65 billion in taxpayer dollars is nearly as much as the Russian Armed Forces’ 2021 budget of $65.9 billion, according to an estimate by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. (Related: Prather Point: Biden is turning Ukraine into an ENDLESS WAR for the benefit of war profiteers – Brighteon.TV.)

The amount of taxpayer dollars the U.S. has spent in Ukraine is also nearly as much as the United Kingdom’s full military expenditures of $68.4 billion. It is also nearly $10 billion more than what France, Germany and Saudi Arabia spend on their militaries – $56.6 billion, $56 billion and $55.5 billion, respectively.

Neil Munro, writing for Breitbart, also noted that all the foreign aid the American government has sent to Ukraine is twice as much as what the U.S. Army spends on the development and purchasing of new weaponry.

Munro added that if the government sent that amount of money back to the American people in the form of a tax rebate, all taxpayers would get a paycheck worth about $200.

According to German think tank Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the U.S. spent $43.45 billion in aid to Ukraine as of Aug. 18, consisting of $24.4 billion of military aid, $8.99 billion of humanitarian aid and $10.06 billion of other financial aid. Apparently, the U.S. sent around $10 billion more over the past month.


The next biggest spender, the United Kingdom, doesn’t even spend a sixth of what the U.S. has provided to Ukraine. As of Aug. 18, Britain has given Ukraine $6.35 billion in aid, with nearly two-thirds of that – $3.93 billion – going to military aid and the rest to humanitarian and other financial aid.

Only two other nations have provided Ukraine with over $1 billion in military aid – Poland and Germany, which have provided $1.76 billion and $1.17 billion in military aid commitments, respectively.

Latest Ukraine aid package enjoys broad bipartisan support

The latest nearly $12 billion military and economic aid package for Ukraine is a result of a request from President Joe Biden’s administration.

Earlier this month, Biden asked Congress to provide $11.7 billion in new military and economic aid for Ukraine in the stopgap spending bill. Sources who spoke with Reuters on condition of anonymity pointed out that there is widespread bipartisan support from both houses of Congress to spend more taxpayer dollars on Ukraine.

According to these same sources, the bipartisan aid package will include around $4.5 billion to provide more defensive capabilities and equipment for Ukraine and $2.7 billion to continue America’s ongoing military, intelligence and other defense support.

Notably, the aid package also includes $4.5 billion, which will be spent to provide direct budget support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government through the next quarter. The money will supposedly go to paying salaries for essential employees, supporting Ukrainians displaced by the conflict and covering other critical expenses to help civilians.

This new aid package does not include the authorization request Biden asked Congress to allow him to spend $3.6 billion in Presidential Drawdown Authority money to transfer excess weapons from U.S. military stocks to Ukraine.

Learn more about the war in Ukraine at

Watch this clip from InfoWars featuring Owen Shroyer discussing the latest $12 billion aid package for Ukraine.

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US facing natural gas shortage due to record LNG exports to Europe

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(Natural News) America’s domestic natural gas consumption is being threatened by record liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe. According to a study by Reuters, shale producers in the U.S. are struggling to address the rising demand for domestic and international natural gas.

Shale producers account for the bulk of U.S. natural gas output.

With the winter season fast approaching in both Europe and the U.S. and with a lot of people in both places using gas for heating, the price outlook for gas does not look good from a consumer’s perspective. A Reuters column noted that “U.S. gas prices are up by a whopping 300 percent from a few years ago when gas was cheap because it was abundant.” (Related: US headed for serious natural gas shortage and high prices this winter, experts warn.)

Sanctions on Russia have made it more difficult to acquire the natural gas necessary for Europe, with Germany suffering the most at this time. But if the U.S. sends too much natural gas there, then it could see itself in a similar situation pretty soon.

Meanwhile, natural gas prices in the U.S. dropped significantly after trade unions and railway companies reached a tentative deal that averted a potentially devastating strike.

Natural gas prices fell by nearly a dollar per million British thermal units (mmBtu), but inventories remain below the seasonal average and producers are beginning to struggle to meet demand, both at home and abroad.

Inventories remained the second-lowest for this time of the year for the last 12 years, the Reuters column noted. It added that there were no signs of improvement in the level of inventories despite the rise in prices.


This suggests higher prices for natural gas both in the U.S. and international markets.

America’s electricity generation to reach record levels this year

The Reuters column noted that electricity generation in the U.S. is seen reaching a record high this year, thanks to post-pandemic economic rebound and a hotter-than-normal summer. A cold winter would certainly push gas consumption even higher.

The lack of alternative sources of electricity generation, along with the retirement of coal plants and droughts in several parts of the nation that undermined hydropower capacity are also contributors to the high electricity demand.

And while this is occurring in America, the demand for gas remains strong worldwide as several nations seek to stock up on fuel for the coming winter. American energy companies are exporting LNG at record rates.

“We appreciate that the [Joe] Biden administration has been working with European allies to expand fuel exports to Europe, [but] a similar effort should be made for New England,” a group of governors from New England said in a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm this summer.

The governors also called on the Biden administration to ensure there is enough LNG for American consumers, essentially asking the president to reduce LNG exports.

Follow for more news about the natural gas shortage around the world.

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Redfin: House sales decline in Sun Belt as buyers back out due to hefty prices

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(Natural News) A new report from renowned real-estate brokerage firm Redfin has indicated that clients are backing out of contracts in the Sun Belt due to unaffordable rates and home prices.

According to the report, 15.2 percent of homes in cities in the region that went under contract in August fell through. In other words, roughly 64,000 homes nationwide saw deals drop.

Redfin noted that only 12 percent of contracts were aborted prior to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The last time this number spiked was at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

“A slowing housing market is allowing buyers to renege on deals because it often means they don’t need to waive important contract contingencies in order to compete as they did during last year’s home-buying frenzy,” the Redfin analysts noted. “Some buyers may also be backing out of deals because they are waiting to see if home prices fall.”

Buyers were canceling contracts in Sun Belt cities, including Phoenix, Tampa and Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the company is least expecting clients to back out of purchases in big cities such as San Francisco and New York.

“Phoenix, Tampa and Las Vegas attracted scores of house hunters during the pandemic, driving up home prices,” Redfin stated. “Now their housing markets are among the fastest-cooling in the nation, giving buyers the flexibility to bow out.”

The real-estate firm analyzed the dropouts based on Multiple Listing Services data going back to 2017. The share of buyers backing out of deals was the lowest in Newark at 2.7 percent, followed by San Francisco, Nassau County, New York City and Montgomery County.


According to MarketWatch, a big reason for the cancellations is high rates.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a press conference that home prices coming down as a result of higher rates and sellers reacting to lower demand is a “good thing.”

“Housing prices were going up at an unsustainably fast level,” Powell said. “For the longer term, what we need is supply and demand to get better aligned, so that housing prices go up at a reasonable level and that people can afford houses again. The housing market may have to go through a correction to get back to that place.”

Recession fears and ever-rising interest rates bring luxury home sales to a record-low

U.S. luxury home sales have also seen a decline this year as the affluent house hunters are currently being struck by recession fears and affected by raising interest rates.

In a separate report, Redfin saw a huge decline of 28.1 percent in sales of opulent homes in the three months ending Aug. 31 compared to last year. That has been the biggest such decline since the company started keeping records in 2012. (Related: Luxury home sales suffer biggest decline in 10 years, real estate firm reports.)

It even eclipsed the 23.2 percent decrease recorded at the peak of the pandemic in 2020.

“We are dealing with inflation, and inflation cuts into profits,” Daryl Fairweather, Redfin’s chief economist, said. “Rich people definitely care about how much profits the companies they are invested in are making. That affects stock prices, it affects treasury yields.”

She added that high-end-house buyers are getting sticker shock when they see the impact of rising mortgage rates on paper. “For a luxury buyer, a higher interest rate can equate to a monthly housing bill that is thousands of dollars more expensive.”

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Bank of America warns: Inflation genie is out of the bottle

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(Natural News) President Joe Biden, his administration and the Fed have been constantly assuring America that the record-breaking inflation is under control. The Bank of America (BofA) doesn’t think so.

“The inflation genie is out of the bottle,” the bank wrote in a research note last week, emphasizing that it could be a long time before it “goes back inside the bottle” and everything comes back to normal.

BofA’s team of analysts headed by Athanasios Vamvakidis found that in cases of inflation above five percent in advanced economies from the 1980s to 2000s, it took 10 years on average to bring inflation back down to two percent. “The consensus still expects G10 inflation to drop to two percent by 2024, but we are concerned it could take longer,” the analysts wrote.

They further said that central banks around the world are actually “not in full control” of inflation, pointing out that policy tightening has its limits.

“Inflation in advanced economies today is much higher than five percent and has not even peaked yet in most cases,” they noted. “We should not necessarily expect that inflation will be back to the two percent target in only a couple of years.”

The analysts said it could take more policy tightening and they did not give an exact timeline for when they believed the country’s inflation could be truly manageable. The team, however, presented two possible scenarios: a positive “soft landing” for the economy if interest rates go down, or a negative “hard landing” if they continue to increase and the Fed is forced to continue to hike interest rates.


While their baseline is leaning toward the positive scenario, the analysts believe that the risks for the negative scenario could not be ignored. They await the rest of the year’s inflation data to help them predict which scenario would unfold.

As of August, inflation was down slightly by 0.2 percent from July’s reading of 8.5 percent, pushing the Fed to implement the third consecutive interest rate hike of 75 basis points last week.

“We do not necessarily expect that it will take a decade to bring inflation down to the two percent target in advanced economies,” the analysts stated in the note. “However, the historic evidence on inflation calls for caution.”

Inflation exhausts the average American family’s budget

In the meantime, American families would have to expend from their own pockets an extra $11,600 this year, according to new estimates by personal finance firm NerdWallet. (Related: Inflation under Biden, Democrats costing Americans more than $11,000 a year per household.)

The estimates were based on inflation and annual spending data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The company analysts said they studied how spending would compare this year to 2020 when the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began.

If Americans would want to follow the same standard of living they did in 2020, they would need to spend the said extra amount. According to the analysts, 2020 was the “last full year when inflation was relatively stable” at 1.23 percent.

“In all of 2020, American households spent $61,300, on average. This number includes everything we spend our money on housing, food, entertainment, clothing, transportation and everything else,” they wrote.

The analysts added that in 2022, it stands to reach $72,900 if consumers want to maintain the same standard of living.

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