July 13, 2012
US Drought Called Apocalyptic as Obama asks Russia for Help
A secular news source, The European Union Times, is calling the present US drought apocalyptic and a report in The British Daily Mail is entitled, "America burning: Drought devastating 26 states is the largest natural disaster area in U.S. history,"
The European Union Times references a shocking report prepared by Russia's Ministry of Agriculture states that the Obama administration has begun making “strident overtures” for Russia to expand it grain exports this year as "the United States faces its worst agricultural disaster in over a quarter century, and perhaps its greatest since the Dust Bowl era of the Great Depression."
A major problem with Obama's plan is that Russia itself has been having a shortfall of grain harvests and has had a very restrictive policy of grain exports in the past. As reported, "Further fears were raised after Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan announced their combined wheat crop would fall 22 percent to 78.9 million tonnes this year from 2011, with the biggest impact on yields from winterkill and spring drought in Russia and Ukraine."
Economic experts, such as Nouriel Roubibi, have been warning that we have an economic "perfect storm" already coming together, and this drought will only help to speed up the timing of an economic apocalypse. This might be a good time to become a "prepper" if you aren't already. There are websites that offer information on how to prepare to survive in the worst of times. Storing up some grain and basic food supplies for the near future is a first step. As noted in the book of Proverbs, "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." (Proverbs 22.3, NIV). Though scripture outlines a rapture of the Church, it does not grantee that we will not experience the birth pains of the Tribulation and the End Times, which includes famine according to the words of Jesus in Matthew Chapter 24.
Many are already suffering from hunger in the US due to the continuing economic downturn, and according to surveys by the World Hunger Organization, "Three years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, hunger remains high in the United States. The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 caused a dramatic increase in hunger in the United States." As noted, "In 2010, 17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States (Coleman-Jensen 2011)."
NGOs such as Feeding America have does extensive research and found that "millions of Americans today are struggling with hunger." Seniors and children are the ones who are suffering the most. In order to help wake people up to the reality of the situation, Feeding America has provided a free online quiz regarding hunger in America. There are many variables that can influence hunger statistics and people who rely solely on government resources for their information without understanding wider contextual issues are probably not the most informed individuals.
Hunger statistics often don't take into account the fact that those not suffering from hunger are increasingly using government food stamps. "The number of people using food stamps hit an all-time high in May 2011. According to the USDA, 45,753,078 Americans and 21,581,234 households use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps." The US debt bubble, including the financing of social programs, cannot continue to increase forever. What goes up, must come down.
When the Great Depression hit the US, more people were connected to land and had an ability to grow food. Now, huge mega-corporations are operating an increasing amount of land. According to reviews, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about 6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today. If people were dying of starvation back in the 1930's in the US, then many more would likely die now under similar drought and economic collapse scenarios.
(Note: In January 2011, Natural News had posted an article on how United Arab Emirates is using Swiss weather control technology to produce rain in the desert using a "huge array of negative ion generators produce artificial rain storms that dump millions of gallons of fresh water on the desert landscape." Why isn't the US utilizing this technology?)
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