Forget Your Neighbors, You Must Focus On Saving Your Family While You Still Can

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Dave Hodges
17 Feb.,2015

Yesterday, I wrote an article which I found very difficult to publish because of its very dire consequences. Briefly, I explained how the ships carrying vital imports to American shores are not being offloaded. I offered a video of a Los Angeles city councilman, as he traveled about Los Angeles harbor explaining how serious this crisis was becoming and that even if the goods were to be offloaded right away (e.g. February 9, 2015), it would still take 6-8 months for the product to be offloaded in its entirety.

Since 1968, the American economy has lost 86% of its manufacturing base. This is why cities like Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis have collapsed, or will soon collapse, because of the lack of once prominent manufacturing industries. This all happened courtesy of the NAFTA and CAFTA Free Trade Agreements, which allowed corporate America to ship its jobs and manufacturing to the third world and then ship these products, now manufactured by cheap foreign labor, back into the country, duty free.

Yesterday, I also covered the fact that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now trying to break the backs of what is left of American unions by forcing its trade rules upon the dockworkers as the TPP attempts to take control over the American economy. As a result, vital imports are backing up at our nation’s ports and shortages are on the immediate horizon.

Many in the Independent Media have spoken about the importance of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) which is at an all-time low. The BDI is the one true measure of how the global economy is doing and it is indicating that products are not being shipped.

More Bad News

Dozens of harbor truckers in Southern California have gone on record by notifying the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement, as well as a number of prominent shipping lines, that because of the severe port congestion and labor disputes at West Coast Ports, they will not be held responsible for paying carrier-imposed charges for the late return of equipment. Even those who are ignorant enough to believe that we are not in the middle of an escalating crisis, should be concerned about the spare parts industry in America. The viability of Just In Time deliveries is being imperiled.

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