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Acting President of the corporation Creepy Joe Biden has thrown open the border with no checks on who is entering America. This undercover video shows how aliens enter without any impediment by US officials.
by Alex Bruce
The “storming” of the Capitol appears to be a False Flag initiated by Antifa-BLM. Witnesses and video indicate DC Metro Police opened the “breached” gates to let in “Trump supporters” and then shot and killed Ashli Babbit, 14-year Air Force Veteran at point blank range.
Then Congress stepped over her dead body to reconvene and fraudulently certify Biden.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censored President Trump’s video statement urging those at the US Capitol to remain peaceful, to return home and to support law enforcement. All retweets, likes and replies were disabled before that tweet and several others were deleted and his account was locked with a warning that they may suspend him permanently.
Then my own 10-year-old Twitter account was terminated, after I told Biden to “Eat shit and die.”
I’m beginning to sense what life under Kamala Harris would be like, as the China Model is snugly garotted around our throats.
Democrats and the Republicans are rushing to “invoke the 25th Amendment” and impeach Trump two weeks before his term ends because they don’t want him to declassify any more information.
Things appear very dire, indeed but Juan O Savin is back, calling in from the Trump Hotel in DC to say “Everybody, deep breaths!” He tells us to listen to what Trump said, that a stolen election will not stand.
“You’re getting a Hellish, Near Death Experience as a nation…Vice President Pence would like to tell you that his hands are tied, he can’t do anything; it doesn’t matter what other people say about the interpretation of the Constitution, that he can’t stop the Electoral process.
“BULL F***ING SH*T!!! A steal is a steal, that’s the whole point; that’s why these portions of the Constitution exist! If something has happened and a fraudulent transaction of the vote of the people has occurred in any of the states, you cannot force the rest of the states to go along with a corrupted state…they cannot force us to go along with what they’re doing…
“80% of those that voted, voted for Trump as President of the United States. 80%. The steal, the stolen vote was only by a small percentage…Don’t forget that. The numbers are with us. The majority of the American People are with us. The majority of the American People know that a steal, a fraud is taking place; that you have corrupted, captured, compromised individuals in the Congress. That you have corrupted, compromised individuals in the Judiciary.
“You can’t get to justice in the Justice Department, because it’s a captured operation. Knowing that and allowing everyone to pick a side, show their hand, show who they are, this is Casino Royale at the nation-state level. Everybody’s cards are coming out on the table and now, we’re going to get to see what the Executive Office, what the President can do with the power that he has, that was lawfully given to him by the American voters in 2016 and in the Executive Orders that he issued after coming into office in 2017.
“The President is going to protect the American Electorate. He is going to protect the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. Let there be no weakness in your resolve, no dithering. Understand, the President needs the people to side with justice, to side with lawfulness.
“We didn’t lose the election. Conspirators in numerous countries offshore, outside the United States conspired to steal power over us, to rule over us with persons of their choice for their advantage…
“British agents, working for MI6 out of London did an operation based out of Italy and a facility out of Italy that was monitored by good guys on our side, by good guys in Italy that were assisting us; monitored those British agents working with Italian intelligence agents that were on the other side, if you will, working also with persons out of Switzerland; Swiss agents.
“And remember, the banks in the City of London, the City of London, itself, the Queen herself has to go to the City of London once a year and present herself to the Mayor of the City of London, the square mile banking capital of Planet Earth, to curtesy and bow because that is the true power.
“And where do those banks handle the reconciliation of all their banking transactions? Basel, Switzerland. Who runs the Vatican? The Swiss Guards! Even the Italian people are mad as Hell. They know about it! It’s the biggest news going on in Italy right now! The stealing of the American vote! The Dominion voting machines being run – the compromise being run, managed out of Italy, through Frankfurt, through Spain, into Canada and down into the US, through Nashville, through Maricopa County, controlling states across the country!
“All of these states that are in contention right now are those states where the Dominion machines were being used and worked from foreign soil to steal your election.
“A stolen vote is not a legal vote. It is not something that needs to stand and the President will be doing his job as he takes his next actions and the American People need to be on board with with him, understand why he’s doing this and give him a little wind beneath his wings as he proceeds forward, doing exactly what he was hired to do: protect the Constitution and the American People from enemies foreign and domestic – and that’s exactly what he’s gonna do.
“You think he doesn’t have the will to proceed forward, he doesn’t have the authority? Watch and learn!”
Sidney Powell and Mike Flynn stand up to Trump’s treacherous White House lawyers during four hour meeting
by Alex Bruce
Thomas Wictor recently switched from a podcast format to a slide show format, in his never-ending quest to boost our morale.
Although you don’t realize this at the beginning, this piece is about the November 10th Special Operations Forces raid of the CIA hacking center at the US Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, which he suggests had been planned since 2017 and which was led by the now-Acting Secretary of Defense, Chris Miller.
Shockingly, Mike Pence was apparently involved, based on the emotional statements made by Miller, seen here during the first time they were permitted to speak with one another after the mission.
Miller refers to the “The most complex military operations this country has ever conducted,” and he thanks Pence for his leadership and his mentorship. (What? Mike Pence?)
Wictor then explains that Special Forces is about more than just the most physically-fit and best-trained warriors on the planet. Since 2017, it has developed initiatives to use battlefield evidence in criminal justice prosecutions, creating what Wictor describes as the Gold Standard of evidence-gathering, especially of digital intelligence, which is not what typically comes to mind when one thinks of USSOCOM.
He briefs us on such an operation, declassified in 2016, in which a target server was located and how Special Forces created a wireless network near the building housing the server, allowing them to do a communications sweep all of the data from the devices connected to the server and to broadcast all of that data to a nearby military aircraft. He says it may have involved equipment we’ve never heard of, like a swarm of nanodrones that could have done all of this work while surrounding the building.
Wictor then asks, “Can you see now why the Delta Force DID NOT seize any servers in Germany? It wasn’t necessary.”
WE HAVE IT ALL
Moreover, if the Dominion Voting Systems at any point connected to the Internet, that means the NSA has it. They have EVERYTHING, every cell phone text, call, email, video, vote switching, EVERYTHING!
Wictor then plays a snippet of Trump’s Christmas address, in which he says, “It’s going to be a great year,” which Wictor takes to mean that Trump will make a presentation to us before January 1st, echoing the claims of our CIA Fren, that “Trump will be making a speech the last week of the month. He will outline in great detail what happened and that the CIA and others switched those 7 million votes and then sit back and dare Congress to give the Presidency to Biden. His supporters will be in Washington and even the Democrats will panic and cross the Rubicon to support Trump. It will be glorious. Now enjoy Christmas and get ready the happiest New Year in history.”
THE PENCE CARD
Some people were down yesterday evening because the Vice President, in his capacity as the President of the Senate didn’t “play the Pence Card”, in rejecting the current slate of Electors.
Being that he is legally and Constitutionally prohibited from receiving electoral votes from the six fraudulently-certified states, his doing so would put Pence in violation of the Constitution. They wanted him to force those states to have their legislatures choose a set of delegates they believe will best represent the state’s election results.
Is the evidence from the Frankfurt server raid so complete and so damning, that this is why Pence didn’t bother playing the “Pence card” and that Trump is so impassive and amused by the antics of his CCP-blackmailed staff, as they desperately try to force him to concede?
IT WILL BE BIBLICAL
Late last night, CIA Fren weighed in:
“Well ladies after his two most recent speeches and his last two tweets tonight do any of you trannies or…democrats and thugs have any doubt. Told you it was coming. He knows everything and the ass raping he gives the Democrats…will be biblical. Sh*t he is even ass raping the Republican Party. Good for him. Now f*** all of you degenerate Democrats, Chinese Communist Pedophiles, and Deep State thugs in the ass and the folks that can still think have a Merry Christmas. The third act is here you glorious mother******s and well shit I will just hide out here and watch the sh*t shows of all sh*t shows and watch the hangings on ONN, since most of the the other networks will be shut down and Don Lemon will be hanging from a tree at the White House. What a time to be alive…Shit what a show. By the way I missed the Assange pardon by a few days but it is on and Assange is going to drop some truth bombs about Seth Rich. Sh*t this is funny.”
Last week, Tore Maras had said that Patriots, like Patrick Byrne, Patrick Bergy, Scott Bennett and herself, who had descended on DC to provide their expertise to Trump’s lawyers were being allowed to help but that it wasn’t really necessary because “They’ve already got this,” presumably, meaning the NSA, USCYBERCOM and USSOCOM.
By EDITOR, CAIRNS NEWS
US news channels have made complete asses of themselves trying to handle the very bad and breaking news of widespread, serious fraud and abuse of the state-based US voting systems. The extent of the fraud and the number of disqualified votes is already looking like giving the election back to Donald J. Trump, albeit after a long and bitter legal battle.
The latest eye-popping scandal involves a recording of pre-election training sessions for Detroit poll workers – training on how to lie, keep ballots off the system, use 911 calls to disrupt and to use COVID as an excuse to keep Republican booth inspectors at least six feet away.
Michigan Republicans successfully filed a lawsuit against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson over the allegations arising from the recordings.
Meanwhile when White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney briefed the media on the latest developments in the voting fraud investigations by former New York mayor, attorney and prosecutor Rudi Giuliani and others, Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto lost his head and butted in on Ms McEnany’s address on his own channel.
McEnany’s statement quite justifiably noted that the Democrats were the only party who had opposed voter qualifications such as verified signatures, residency and citizenship and in so doing were “welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting”.
That was too much for Cavuto, who appears to be leading the charge by the Murdoch boys to swing their media company away from its conservative, pro-Trump leanings in order to give themselves more cred with the Biden-Soros-Rothschild-Rockefeller-Gates globalist regime.
“Whoah, whoah I think we have to be very clear!” Cavuto interjected. “She’s charging the other side with welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I don’t think I can’t in good countenance keep showing this. I’d want to make sure that maybe they do have something to back that up, but that’s an explosive charge to make.”
Where had this news anchor been for the past few days? Popping champagne corks out on the street with the Democrats, Antifa and BLM? Was he not aware that President Trump himself was warning of potential vote fraud with mass mail-in votes months before the election? Or was he not aware of the long and dirty history of vote fraud in the Democratic Party strongholds like Pennsylvania, Chicago and New York?
Or was he not even aware of Guiliani’s press conference in Philadelphia where he brought out witnesses who had signed affidavits to the effect that they had been repeatedly denied access to view the vote count. Is it normal for the media to scream “where’s your evidence?” at witnesses called to give evidence in some court proceeding before they get there? It’s bizarre, crazy behavior.
And then an MSNBC panel had their own commentary on the incident, the female anchor saying Cavuto, even though he was from Fox, was “a person with a conscience who understands that those are not just flagrant lies” and when on to display her own complete ignorance of what has actually been going on in vote counting centres and other places, claiming Trump supporters had been there all the time.
Even Australia’s ABC reporter in Washington couldn’t bring himself down to such levels and gave a fairly straightforward, although overly brief, account of the press conference.
The deep state media is in panic mode. They are going to have to face the horrible fact that their big election steal has not worked and is imploding.
Letter to the Editor
PROOF: Kamala Harris Ancestor Was Infamous White Slave Owner In Jamaica Hamilton Brown
Were Kamala Harris’ ancestors Slave Owners?
It is being said Kamala Harris is directly descended from one of the largest slave-owners in Jamaica, Hamilton Brown – there is a even a town named after him, Brown Town. So doesn’t it follow she’s a beneficiary, not a victim, of slavery?
But, does this statement hold any truth?
Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is descended from Irish slave owner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in Jamaica, who recruited massive numbers of Irish migrants to Jamaica to work on his sugar plantations after the British empire abolished slavery.
Reflections of a Jamaican Father
In a piece published in Jamaica Global Online titled Reflections of a Jamaican Father, Kamala Harris’s father Donald J. Harris reflects about their past. He writes:
“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me).”
Miss Chrishy slave owner ancestor of Kamala Harris
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from Kev Crisscross
On our way to becoming a nation of hobos, the Democratic Party’s Antifa shock troops brought out the lethal weapons this weekend, hoping to provoke a Kent State 2.0 type bloodbath that would clinch the election for the mummified remains of Joe Biden, currently reposing in his basement sepulcher. How’d that work out?
In Louisville, Saturday, just after lunchtime, the self-styled Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) was mustering for action and “inspecting firearms” (according to NFAC comandante Grand Master Jay) when one of said weapons accidently discharged and mowed down three NFAC warriors — nicely demonstrating the hazards of fucking around with loaded weapons.
In Austin Saturday night, one feckless BLM mob marcher name of Garrett Foster brought his AK-47 to the street party. When he pointed it at a motorist trapped by the crowd, he got blown away to that great struggle session in the sky, the surprise of his life, I’m sure.
In Portland, OR, police found a bag of loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails in the nearby park that serves as the rioters’ marshaling yard. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler did not attend the evening’s frolics at the sore beset federal courthouse, having successfully subjected himself to ritual humiliation himself a few nights earlier. After midnight Sunday, police declared the Antifa actions “a riot” and made a few arrests.
Up Seattle way, a federal judge struck down the city council’s order against police using tear gas and pepper spray on rioters just in time for another weekend of rioting. SPD Chief Carmen Best declared, “In the spirit of offering trust and full transparency, I want to advise you that SPD officers will be carrying pepper spray and blast balls today, as would be typical for events that carry potential to include violence.” Hours later, after smashing the windows of ground-floor businesses, setting fire to a construction site, and trashing the SPD’s East Precinct building, pepper spray and blast balls were deployed and forty-five Antifas were arrested (on rioting, assault, and other charges), while twenty-one SPD officers were injured.
Down in LA, Antifas broke into the federal Bureau of Prisons Detention Center. In Richmond, VA, rioters set fire to a city dump truck used as a barrier to protect a police station.
So it goes in the insurrection summer of 2020. The nation’s attention is averted from the real action taking place as the economy continues to implode and the US dollar slides on the Forex market — meaning that not only is business failing everywhere, and livelihoods extinguished, but the medium-of-exchange that represents all transactions by any remaining business is accelerating its decline toward the target value: zero. This is unfortunately what comes of the fiscal profligacy prompted by the corona virus crisis, with the Senate poised to introduce another $1 trillion in an emergency assistance spending bill that would reimburse 70 percent of unemployed workers’ lost wages. Over on the House side, Speaker Nancy Pelosi upped the ante to $3 trillion in emergency spending, designed to crater the dollar even faster and, theoretically, assure a Democratic party victory on November 3 (to govern the smoldering cinder that will be left of the USA).
This is the interesting section
The counterforce to that lethal inflation is the choking off of capital flows from the tens of millions of mortgages, car loans, and myriad other obligations that can’t possibly be paid in August, September, and October. These tributaries flow into the larger rivers of capital, and when they dry up the entire global banking order may keel over, with those fabled financial weapons of mass destruction, the derivatives, triggering an orgy of counterparty insolvency. When capital stops flowing, you see, money doesn’t just sit there, it vanishes. The question is: can it disappear faster than fiscal policy-gone-wild can summon fresh money into existence. I guess we’ll find out.
The world has gone broke before — the Dark Ages, the Plague Years, the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Depression — but never broke like this, or this badly, or had so many people in it who were going to suffer from being broke. The Antifas on the streets of Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere probably don’t have collateralized loan obligations and other financial esoterica on their minds, but these things lurk somewhere in the collective subconscious behind the nihilism they’ve fallen into these brutal dog days of summer as the insane lead the blind.
Letter to the Editor
Some time ago an Iraqi US special forces guy kept a copy of the film taken by his standard issue body camera, they have to hand them in after missions and get new ones, he was an IT guy and copied interesting events.
They were tying to take a small strongly held outpost made of rock, suddenly an unusual craft appeared fired a DEW the outpost disintegrated and it flew off at greet speed.
Other reports of amazing gear would indicate the US is a long way ahead of China, who are at odds with Russia over border issues and wanting the return of Asian areas.
Note last week 5 Iranian navy vessels caught fire in port with explosions.
Israel knows as soon as Iran gets the capacity they are going to nuke them, irrespective of them being destroyed they will all go to paradise for taking Israel down. The are working with the Iranian resistance and I would expect soon there will be major explosions.
Maybe to coincide with asteroid hits expected in a few months time, currently being shielded by Jupiter and as we move we will get a few, go out tonite after dark as it is reported on TV news some may be visible.
The attack on Iran will likely come for within the hill country from small nuclear devices. The people are not happy, many protestors were shot and killed a few months ago, the govt said 25 M were infected with covid-19.
They spent billions on armaments and nuclear capacity ignoring the people and health infrastructure.
from the White House
President Trump was right and justified Thursday to sign an executive order calling for new regulations to strip legal liability protections from social media companies that censor posts and engage in political conduct on their sites.
I hope the president never has to take action against any social media company. The solution to the very real problem of social media company discrimination – which most often is directed against conservative views – is to end the discrimination, rather than for the government to intervene.
However, President Trump and many conservatives have identified a serious problem. Twitter and some other social media companies want to be two things at the same time: common carriers where anyone can post comments, and news organizations that selectively fact-check some posts and determine which ones are accurate and which ones are not. Making such determinations is an editorial decision that is often very subjective.
Right now social media companies enjoy protection from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for what is posted on their sites, because in most cases they allow people to post whatever they wish – as if they were posting on a giant virtual bulletin board.
In contrast, news organizations can be sued for libel if they publish false information with “’actual malice’ – that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not,” according to a 1964 Supreme Court decision in the case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.
More from Opinion
- Tucker Carlson: Big Tech authoritarians are willing to censor Trump, think nothing of silencing you
- Rep. Rodney Davis: Twitter tries to censor Trump with ‘fact check’ but gets its facts wrong on voter fraud
- Texas AG Ken Paxton: Trump is right and Twitter ‘fact check’ is wrong – mail-in ballot fraud is a real problem
On average more than 500 million tweets are posted each day. You can see the enormous number tweeted on the day you read this here. It would be impossible for Twitter to review each of these tweets and fact-check them all before posting. Other social media companies face a similar impossible task.
However, Twitter has selectively targeted conservatives – most recently President Trump this week – and has either taken down their tweets or labeled them as misleading and added a fact check, as was the case with two of the president’s tweets dealing with problems with mail-in voting.
Ironically, the president’s tweets saying voter fraud can take place with mail-in voting were accurate. Twitter’s fact check claiming that the president’s tweets were factually inaccurate was itself inaccurate.
What is crucial here is that by deciding to selectively review a tiny number of tweets on its site and running supposed fact checks on them, Twitter is exercising editorial judgment and deciding what people are told is true.
Even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, told Fox News’ Dana Perino that social media companies should not act as the “arbiter of truth.”
President Trump’s executive order states that social media companies that remove or restrict content should be exposed to liability “like any traditional editor and publisher that is not an online provider.”
David Mason is a Writer, a Professor, and a Poet Laureate from Colorado, USA
‘There’s a lot to admire about Australia, especially if you’re a visiting
American,’ says David Mason. ‘More often than you might expect.
Australian friends patiently listening to me enthuse about their country
have said: “We need outsiders like you to remind us what we have”.
So here it is – a small presumptuous list of what one foreigner admires in
- Health care.
I know the controversies, but basic national health care is a gift. In
America , medical expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy.
The drug companies dominate politics and advertising. Obama is being
crucified for taking halting baby steps towards sanity.
You can’t turn on the telly without hours of drug advertisements – something
I have never yet seen here.
And your emphasis on prevention – making cigarettes less accessible, for one
– is a model.
Yes, we have great food in America too, especially in the big cities.
But your bread is less sweet, your lamb is cheaper, and your supermarket
vegetables and fruits are fresher than ours.
Too often in my country, America , an apple is a ball of pulp as big as your
The dainty Pink Lady apples of Oz are the juiciest I’ve had.
And don’t get me started on coffee. In American smalltowns it tastes like
water flavoured with burnt dirt, but the smallest shop in the smallest town
in Oz can make a first-rate latte. I love your ubiquitous bakeries, and your
hot-cross buns. Shall I go on?
How do you do it?
The rhyming slang and Aboriginal place names are like magic spells. Words
that seem vaguely English yet also resemble an argot from another planet.
I love the way institutional names get turned into diminutives – Vinnie’s
and Salvos – and absolutely nothing’s sacred.
Everything is an opportunity for word games and everyone has a nickname.
Lingo makes the world go round.
It’s the spontaneous wit of the people that tickles me most. Late one night
at a barbie my new mate Suds remarked: ”Nothing’s the same since 24-7.”
Amen to that.
4. Free-to-air TV.
In Oz, you buy a TV, plug it in and watch some of the best programming I’ve
ever seen – uncensored.
In America , you can’t get diddly-squat without paying a cable or satellite
company heavy fees.
In Oz a few channels make it hard to choose. In America, you’ve got 400
channels and nothing to watch.
5. Small shops.
Outside the big cities in America corporations have nearly erased them.
Identical malls with identical restaurants serving inferior food.
Except for geography, it’s hard to tell one American town from another.
The ”take-away” culture here in Australia is wonderful. The human
encounters are real – people love to stir, and stories get told.
The curries here are to die for. And you don’t have to tip!
6. Free camping.We used to have this too, and I guess it’s still free when you backpack
miles away from the roads.
But I love the fact that in Oz everyone owns the shoreline and in many
places you can pull up a camper van and stare at the sea for weeks.
I love the ”primitive” and independent camp-grounds, the life
out-of-doors. The few idiots who leave their stubbies and rubbish behind in
these pristine places ought to be transported in chains to the penal
In America , it’s everywhere – especially where it’s not supposed to be,
I imagine you have your Pharisees too, making a big public show of devotion,
but I have yet to meet one here.
Peak hour aside, I’ve found travel on your roads pure heaven.
My country’s ”Freeways” are crowded, crumbling, insanely knotted with
looping overpasses – it’s like racing homicidal maniacs on fraying
I’ve driven the Hume Highway without stress, and I love the Princes Highway
when it’s two lanes.
Ninety minutes south of Bateman’s Bay I was sorry to see one billboard for a
McDonald’s. It’s blocking a lovely paddock view.
Someone should remove the MacDonald’s Billboard.
9. Real multiculturalism.
I know there are tensions, just like anywhere else, but I love the
distinctiveness of your communities and the way you publicly acknowledge the
Recently, too, I spent quality time with the Melbourne Greeks, and was
gratified both by their devotion to their own great language and culture,
and their openness to an Afghan lunch.
10. Fewer guns.
You had Port Arthur in 1996 and got real in response.
America replicates such massacres several times a year and nothing changes.
Our religion of individual rights makes the good of the community an
impossible dream. Instead of mateship we have ”It’s mine and nobody
We talk a great game about freedom, but too often live in fear.
There’s more to say – your kaleidoscopic birds, your perfumed bush in
springtime, your vast beaches.
These are just a few of the blessings that make Australia a rarity.
Of course, it’s not paradise – nowhere is – but I love it here.
No need to wave flags like the Americans, and add to the world’s windiness.
Just value what you have here in Australia and don’t give it
Doctor in Georgia confirms the Del Bigtree-Robert F Kennedy lawsuit against US Government halted because the Government could not produce any vaccine safety reports since 1986.
US farmers and cattle producers surviving on emergency food banks
from Natural News
In April, the biggest meat companies in the U.S. – Cargill Inc., JBS USA, Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods – had to suspend production at around 20 slaughterhouses nationwide, resulting in concerns of a potential mass meat shortage. In response, the Trump administration invoked the Defense Production Act to keep processing facilities open despite the pandemic.
However, Jackson-Smith explained that these plants can only stay open if they have a labor force to rely on.
Meatpacking plants employ one of the more vulnerable workforces in the food sector. With the consolidation of the meat processing sector, the loss of some very large processing sites could affect the majority of America’s meat supply.
According to a New York Times article, out of 800 USDA inspected slaughterhouses in the U.S., only 50 factories slaughter and process 98 percent of the beef. Most of these facilities are owned and operated by the four big meat companies.
The coronavirus outbreaks at food processing facilities confirm that food processing is a huge bottleneck in the U.S. food system. Standard regulations for food safety and health don’t always work in favor of small- and medium-scale processors and mom-and-pop retailers.
To help relieve the strain on the agricultural sector, the Trump administration announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in April, which issued $16 million in payments to ranchers and farmers. Additionally, it allocated $3 billion in bulk purchases of dairy, meat and produce that would be distributed via food banks.
Many appreciate the federal aid, but some are worried that it will take more than this to help food producers recover from the pandemic.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, the leading farmer trade group, said that the aid package won’t cover livestock that is winnowed. In a statement to Reuters, the USDA reported that the payment program “is still being developed, and the agency has received more requests for assistance than it has money to handle.”
The relief may also take a while to roll out. Officials suggest that it may take at least one month for food to be packaged and redirected to foundations, food banks and other places in need of aid.
Experts have several recommendations to prevent far-reaching disruptions to the U.S. food economy in the future.
Dairy farmers dump milk onto ground
Tanaka and her team suggest that the country start moving away from concentrated food supply chains. They believe that more regional supply chains can adapt. To ensure that food products are re-channelled when a segment of the food supply chain breaks, diverse sizes and types of farms, processing plants and distributors should be made part of every regional supply chain.
Others warn that significant changes are also associated with certain financial concerns.
Vincent Smith, a professor in agricultural economics at Montana State University, explained that the main dilemma that needs to be addressed is the reforms that may cost more than the food waste being produced. Smith posited that it may better to let a farmer dispose of milk and compensate that farmer, but not all dairy farmers, for any losses.
Because of this short-term crisis, Smith concluded that the best course of action may be to offer food aid cash transfers to the households needing help and letting the private market respond to the pandemic in their own ways.