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FORCE MAJEURE: Massive global shutdowns are now under way for METALS SMELTING operations covering iron, copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc and STEEL

FORCE MAJEURE: Massive global shutdowns are now under way for METALS SMELTING operations covering iron, copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc and STEEL

Mike Adams Natural News, 7 September 07, 2022  (Natural News) Without metals and industrial elements — steel, copper, aluminum, iron ore, nickel, zinc, titanium, etc. — human civilization cannot exist. Nearly all manufacturing is dependent on metals for industrial processes. Even plastics cannot be made without metals for the injection molding, and aluminum and copper are required for all electrical systems, both commercial and residential. Yet right now, aluminum, copper and steel plants are shutting down worldwide. We’ve compiled a list…

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Clueless German Finance Minister Claims Businesses Will Have To Stop Producing But Won’t Go Bankrupt This Winter

Clueless German Finance Minister Claims Businesses Will Have To Stop Producing But Won’t Go Bankrupt This Winter

TV host shuts down government official in response: “If I stop selling, then I don’t earn any money.” Info Wars, 7 September, 2022 German Economic Minister Robert Habeck looked like a deer in the headlights trying to explain how businesses will be forced to close this winter but won’t suffer bankruptcies. During an embarrassing interview on Maischberger this week, Habeck was trying to make the argument that businesses across the country won’t go into insolvency this winter despite being compelled…

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Going for broke

Going for broke

I highly recommend this analysis from the Duran Germany’s Energy Suicide: An Autopsy Pepe Escobar Strategic Culture 7 Sep 2022 The EU has weaponized the supply of European energy on behalf of a financial racket, against the interests of European industry and consumers. When Green fanatic Robert Habeck, posing as Germany’s Economy Minister, said earlier this week “we should expect the worst” in terms of energy security, he conveniently forgot to spell out how the whole farce is a Made in…

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Putin responds to the G7

Putin responds to the G7

Putin labels G7 price ceiling on Russian energy ‘utterly stupid’ Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a warning to the west over plans to implement a price ceiling on Russian energy imports, calling it an ‘utterly stupid decision.’ The G7 announced on Friday that they would attempt to deny Russia access to the means to export its energy, such as by denying shipping insurance, unless the commodities are being sold at a price at or below that agreed upon by…

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Whiff Of Desperation & Fear” Emanating

Whiff Of Desperation & Fear” Emanating

Luongo: There Is ‘More Than A Whiff Of Desperation & Fear” Emanating Across Europe Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, All I hear is that lonesome sound The Hounds of Winter They harry me down – Sting By a narrow margin Boris Johnson’s clownish Defense Minister Liz Truss will become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She doesn’t have a lot of time to put together a government lest the U.K. have to suffer…

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Six in 10 British Factories at Risk of Going Under as Bills Soar

Six in 10 British Factories at Risk of Going Under as Bills Soar

I can’t find any reference to this in the UK legacy media. Go back to sleep! Bloomberg, 3 September, 2022 Soaring energy bills are threatening to put six in 10 British manufacturers out of business, according to a survey that lays bare the extent of the crisis facing the next prime minister. MakeUK, the lobby group for UK factories, said that nearly half of manufacturers have experienced a jump in electricity bills of more than 100% in the past year….

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EU Gas Pains: Russia’s Gazprom Will Not Reopen Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Tomorrow

EU Gas Pains: Russia’s Gazprom Will Not Reopen Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Tomorrow

Who will blink first? NATO or Russia? The stakes got bigger today when Russia’s Gazprom announced it will not reopen the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline tomorrow. Meanwhile, the G7 announced it would impose a global price cap on Russian oil. Dmitry Medvedev responded with a threat to cut off the sale of all Russian oil to Europe. The losers in this ridiculous game will be Europeans who will shiver in cold houses this winter and lose their jobs when…

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“Russia is tearing Europe apart”

“Russia is tearing Europe apart”

Energy Shortages And Inflation Threaten Civil Unrest In Europe According to risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, the world is facing an unprecedented rise in civil unrest due to rising inflation and energy costs. In Europe, even some of the wealthiest nations are facing extreme risk of protest, including the Netherlands and Germany. While wealthy governments may be able to buy more time, it appears that the worst of this crisis is yet to come. Russia is tearing Europe apart: Nord Stream…

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Mark Steyn on energy prices

Mark Steyn on energy prices

I am becoming quite a fan of Mark Steyn. He has something that was endemic to the British and now an endangered species – a sense of humour. ‘The whole continent will be sharing one megawatt an hour between them’

Rapid developments in China

Rapid developments in China

Rapid developments in China: Electricity supply is rationed – Chaos from the “don’t pay” movement on loans Electricity with the ticket in the middle of a heat wave Serious developments are under way in China, which has moved to rationing electricity to businesses in the southwestern part of the country due to high temperatures increasing demand, while hydroelectric facilities face weak water flows, state media reported. Source: bankingnews.gr In southwest China’s Sichuan province, temperatures have regularly topped 40 degrees Celsius in…

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