by Georgi Stankov, June 7, 2015
For somebody like me, who has lived under communism for almost a quarter of a century and has experienced first hand how it is to survive with food rationing for many years, this is a most ominous sign.
America has begun to ration eggs as it is in a deep economic and agricultural crisis on top of being on the verge of an imminent financial collapse.
The blame is given on the Avian flu virus, but this is a hoax as everything that comes from this country. America is unable to feed its own people and it does not have the money to import more goods from abroad, given the fact that its trade deficit has soared up to 700 billion $ per year since more than three decades. The USA is sponging on the rest of the world, as I pointed out in my economic analysis already in 1999.
As the USA has stopped producing anything of value after exporting all its industries to China and other third world countries in the last two decades to exploit the cheap labour there, it was predictable with 100% certainty that there will come a point in time when the USA is bankrupt and cannot even buy eggs from abroad.
And believe me when it “goes so deep down the rabbit’s hole“, then the time of chaos and confusion has commenced (see Urban dictionary on this saying). I have experienced it first hand in Eastern Europe, before and when the Empire of Evil crashed the weak central-planned economies of these countries in the 90s under the pretext of introducing the free market and now “the chickens come home to roost” (The fact that chickens usually come home to rest and sleep has long been known, but the idea was used figuratively only in 1809, when Robert Southey wrote, “Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost” ( The Curse of Kehama)).
What do we learn from this? First that since April the average price for eggs has more than doubled in America and so have numerous food products based on eggs. But officially there is no inflation in the USA. Shortly before the communist system collapsed in 1989, the central-planned economies in Eastern Europe had reached the peak of statistical fraud, which, unlike in the USA where the sleeping zombies do not get it, was a topic of numerous public jokes, you know the type of jokes where eggs and balls are counted together, just as “apples and pears should not be counted together” (a popular German saying that two completely different sets of things cannot be compared by simply counting them.)
Therefore, not only have we a rampant inflation in the USA and here in Canada on all food products and also on gas, where the prices have reached the previous levels when a barrel of oil was above 100 bucks (now it is half of it), but we also observe a peak in state fraud, hiding how dire the economic situation in North America really is. However, the facts are now so overwhelming that even the mouthpiece of American propaganda, The Washington Post can no longer resort to past blatant lies and must come up with some pieces of truth:
Egg Rationing in America Has Officially Begun
Why your egg prices are going up
In recent days, an ominous sign has appeared throughout Texas. “Eggs [are] not for commercial sale,” read warnings, printed on traditional 8 1/2-by-11-inch pieces of white paper and posted at H-E-B grocery stores across Texas. “The purchase of eggs is limited to 3 cartons of eggs per customer.”
H-E-B, which operates some 350 supermarkets, is one of the largest chains not only in the state, but in the whole country. And it has begun, as the casual but foreboding notices warn, to ration its eggs.
“The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu,” a statement released on Thursday said. “H-E-B is committed to ensuring Texas families and households have access to eggs. The signs placed on our shelves last week are to deter commercial users from buying eggs in bulk.”
The news, as the grocer suggests, comes on the heels of what has been a devastating several months for egg farmers in the United States. Avian flu, which has proven lethal in other parts of the world, has spread throughout the United States like wildfire. Since April, when cases began spreading by the thousands each week, the virus has escalated to a point of national crisis.
As of this month, some 46 million chickens and turkeys have been affected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly 80 percent of those are egg-laying hens, a reality that has been crippling for the egg industry.
But it’s becoming increasingly clear that it isn’t merely those who produce eggs that will suffer. Those who eat them will pay a price, too.
The wholesale price of eggs sold in liquid form (a.k.a. egg beaters, the kind used by large food manufacturers) has skyrocketed — from $0.63 per dozen to more than $1.50 — since the virus began to spread. While that stands to affect the price of breads, pastas, cakes and other commercial confections made with eggs, it also bodes poorly for food service providers, such as McDonald’s, which sell millions of egg-filled meals every morning. Texas-based fast-food chain Whataburger recently announced that it will be shortening its breakfast hours for the foreseeable future.
“We know this is no fun for anyone and hope this doesn’t last long, and we apologize the supply of eggs cannot currently meet demand,” the company wrote on its Facebook page.
In-shell egg prices have risen too. The average price per dozen has just about doubled since the end of May, according to the USDA. Have a look at that red line in chart below.
But incremental price increases are hardly as noticeable as strict limits on purchases, such as those already appearing at one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, which makes the signs at H-E-B stores all the more foreboding. H-E-B has called the disruption “temporary” but hasn’t delineated any time frame for the three-dozen-egg limit.
Given how fruitless efforts have been to contain the flu so far, it’s hard to imagine the system will be flooded with a fresh stream of eggs any time soon. It seems likely, in other words, that other grocers will begin rationing eggs, too, before H-E-B is able to sell patrons as many as they wish to eat.
And with each wrinkle of bad news, the idea of a national egg shortage, which was once uttered as though it were a mere apocalyptic musing, is suddenly looking like a real possibility.