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Global Tensions Rise Over Russia And Ukraine – What happens Next?

October 15, 2022

By Brandon Smith

There comes a point in the lifespan of any economic or political analysis when most of your observations or predictions either become mostly wrong, or mostly right. If you have done your job properly through due diligence, research and applied practical insight, then you will be in a position to point out why the dominoes are falling. People have to understand how these events were predictable so that the can prepare better in the future.

The mainstream media, politicians and global banks will tell the public that “no one could have seen these events coming.” This is a lie. Some of us in the alternative fields did see them coming and with considerable clarity. The establishment and their defenders don’t want you to know that. They will deny up and down that we predicted anything; they’ll claim that we don’t exist, that our analysis never happened, or as a last ditch effort they’ll claim that they saw it all coming before we did.

The mainstream officials and analysts have to maintain their image of public authority, and they can’t do that if “upstarts” in the alternative arena are constantly right while they are constantly wrong. They have all the fancy Ivy League degrees, after all.

In my article ‘The Globalist Reset Agenda Has Failed – Is Ukraine Plan B?’, published in January of this year, I outlined why I believed that a war between Ukraine and Russia was the most likely crisis to follow after the hype of the covid pandemic faded away.

In my article ‘Ukraine Learns The Value Of An Armed Citizenry, But Far Too Late’ I argued the high probability that NATO troops were already on the ground in the region and not just as advisors. According to mounting evidence it is clear that western troops are active in Ukraine and that US and European intel are essentially running the war. In some cases this has been openly admitted. And why wouldn’t they be running the war? It’s being fought entirely with NATO money and NATO weapons.

Then, recently I predicted that the Kremlin was poised to shift strategies, rather than trying to hold larger swaths of territory I believed they would instead seek to use a “tenderizing” strategy and destroy the bulk of Ukrainian infrastructure, specifically electricity and water grids. In my article ‘Escalation: Recent Events Suggest Mounting Economic Danger’ published a month ago I stated that:

With the amount of propaganda coming from Ukrainian Intelligence and NATO, it’s hard to say what is actually happening, but I suspect Russia is changing strategies and repositioning to deploy missile and artillery bombardment of infrastructure, including power grids and water.”

This is a tactic that Russia has avoided for months, which is surprising because one of the first measures usually taken by the US during an invasion is to eliminate most key infrastructure (as we did in Iraq). You would think Russia would have done the same, but perhaps they were saving that scenario for winter when it is harder for Ukraine to cope…This would make Ukraine essentially unlivable in the coming winter for most of the population.”

This past week my latest prediction came true, with Russia now striking multiple infrastructure targets using cruise missiles and drones and taking down at least 60% of Ukraine’s electrical grids. These grids are now rerouted to provide SOME power to the affected regions, but in the best case scenario they are only able to be active for 5 hours a day. Kyiv city authorities called on residents and businesses to limit electricity consumption from 5pm until 10pm and urged owners of advertising signs to turn off their lights during this time.

Ukraine has halted all energy exports to Europe in response to the grid damage. Meaning, the EU just lost even more of their primary energy resources on top of the loss of Russian gas and oil.

Some people might claim that the missile attacks were impromptu and were only triggered by the partial destruction of the Kerch Bridge by a Ukrainian truck bomb. This is false. According to Ben Hodges, a retired U.S. general, the intensity and volume of the attacks indicated they were planned well in advance of the weekend’s explosion on a bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea. Meaning, Russia was going to strike Ukraine infrastructure regardless.

But what does all this mean, and what happens next?

My track record on the crisis has been accurate so far, but you don’t need a crystal ball to see where this situation is headed. First and foremost, the propaganda war is going to go into high gear, with Russia widely condemned for “genocide” as Ukraine civilians face a long winter with little to no electricity and minimal clean water.

To put this in perspective, however, when the US invaded Iraq for the second time during Operation Iraqi Freedom, we annihilated most vital grid resources and left millions of Iraqis without power or water. Hundreds of thousands of civilians died during the war, many of them due to lack of basic necessities. So, we need to be careful about how we throw around the word “genocide,” our glass house breaks just as easily as any other.

I would remind readers that I have no personal interest in either side of this conflict, I’m only interested in the facts on the ground and how they affect the rest of the world and America in particular. I don’t trust Vladimir Putin with his long running ties to globalists in the WEF and his friendship with Henry Kissinger, and I certainly don’t trust the puppet government in Ukraine. I suspect this conflict has been instigated to the benefit of global elitists, and I gave all my reasons why at the very beginning of the war.

I would also remind readers that not long ago there was an aggressive push by Democrats and some GOP Neo-cons to get the American public to support deep US involvement and possibly open troop deployments to Ukraine. This attempt failed for the most part, but they will try again as the conflict escalates. Words like “genocide” are used liberally by propagandists to induce emotional outrage, but these people are rarely honest.

That’s not to say Ukraine isn’t facing disaster, far from it. Until now, they have enjoyed amenities which are rarely available to a country in the midst of invasion, including power and internet communications. This is now changing. As grid systems continue to fail or be destroyed by targeted strikes it is inevitable that millions more Ukrainians will seek to leave the region as refugees to neighboring countries. The influx will definitely create a humanitarian crisis.

Furthermore, the calls by NATO governments for direct intervention will increase to a constant roar and the mainstream media will try to amplify the saber rattling as much as possible.

Ukraine will turn to more asymmetric strikes within Russia, using multiple guerrilla or terrorist actions, more so to elicit a wider response from Russia that might lure America and the EU into open engagement.

Russia will simply bide their time. They are facing minimal economic pressure given they are enjoying an explosion in energy profits and their close trade ties with China and India. All Putin has to do is wait for the NATO weapons and money to run out, which they will, sooner rather than later. From a strategic perspective, it makes sense for Russia to continue targeted strikes rather than trying to grab more territory. That said, a prolonged conflict also helps the establishment as a distraction from the economic crisis that they have caused.

Putin would never admit it, but the Russian presence in Ukraine serves many globalist interests.

The biggest question on everyone’s mind is of course if this will lead to a nuclear event? If we are talking about a global nuclear war, then I think not. If we are talking about a limited regional strike, such as one or two weapons, then yes, the chances are high.

The automatic assumption people will make is that if one nuclear bomb goes off, then ALL the nuclear bombs will go off. This is not necessarily true. A regional strike, most likely by Russia or at least blamed on Russia, would actually be beneficial to globalist interests who could use the image of a mushroom cloud over Ukraine as a tool of ultimate fear and panic. The public might be more malleable and controllable if they thought evil Russians with nukes are about to erase them.

An actual global nuke exchange would NOT be so advantageous for the establishment, as the outcome would be completely unpredictable and the vast infrastructure they have spent generations building would be eliminated in the blink of an eye. I think the globalists will do everything in their power to avoid a worldwide nuclear calamity, but they would certainly try to use the threat to their advantage.

Ukraine’s energy crisis will dovetail with Europe’s impending energy crisis this winter and I doubt there will be many countries in the EU that will avoid economic and supply chain breakdowns. The extent of the crisis will be determined by the harshness of the winter.

As far as America is concerned, I continue to worry most about political optics. I am already seeing a narrative floating around social media platforms that conservatives are complicit with Russia and that in some cases groups that stand against the draconian policies of the establishment and the Biden Administration are actually “Russian agents.”

The strategy here is so transparent it’s almost laughable. As Biden continues to overstep and continues to beat his war drums against half the US population, the claim will be that those of us who respond or resist are not “freedom fighters,” but paid Russian saboteurs. Even those of us that have been fighting this fight for decades will be accused of “treason” and “insurrection” instead of simply defending ourselves against tyranny.

The time is coming for the ultimate gaslighting of the American citizenry – They will try to take away our freedoms and everything we have and accuse us of being villains and foreign agents at the same time. This IS the endgame of the East/West paradigm, at least for Americans. But, if we can see it coming then we can at least prepare for it and warn as many people as possible before it happens.

 

 

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  • War Profit October 15, 2022 at 9:38 am

    I foresee Germany, switching sides after what will be a long and cold winter. Then one by one, the NATO alliance will begin to crumble. The EU will crumble and be no more come the spring/summer of 2023.
    The USA will be blamed for the collapse of western European energy crisis, causing the entire downfall of their economies.
    Russia will gain new alliances.
    Once the world sees the consequences of US foreign policies, the global deaths as a result of the vax, the USA will be blamed and will be looked upon as Germany during WWII.
    The globalist will use this to finally destroy the last bastion of freedom.

    • Steve October 16, 2022 at 9:57 am

      War profit, rebellion in Europe is one of the X factors not mentioned in an otherwise sterling article. A massive assumption by pundits on both sides is that the Europeans are passive sheep. Maybe they are, but a cold winter coupled with fuel and supply shortages might reveal some surprising backbone in the aforementioned sheep that could topple some European regimes and even the EU. As for Germany. there is no way their government will fold. They are full on in with Nato and Davos. The only hope for them – and for most Euro nations – is kicking out their insane leaders. I have this gut feeling that the world is going to look very different by Spring.

      • Sippy Coop October 16, 2022 at 11:18 am

        Europeans are spineless. America will lead the charge.

      • HillbillyBee October 20, 2022 at 12:26 pm

        I agree. It was heartening to see the tractor convoys of Dutch farmers protesting EU anti-bovine idiocy earlier this year.

    • retired 22 October 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      The Globalists in the EU are finished as their crazy unworkable dream melts away.
      And as far as this being U.S. Policy,it is the policy of vichy like regime alien to America & controlled by Central Bankers & the British Privy Council

  • Greg B. October 15, 2022 at 10:05 am

    I follow you on Twitter and I’ve seen you be accused of being a Russian shill anytime you point out the growing number of fascists and white supremacists in the Ukraine. I’ve seen a similar thing occur to Razorfist recently. I still remember them claiming, without a shred of evidence that Trump only got into office via Russian interference.

  • JonJon October 15, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Everything is quite predictable once you realize that all wars are essentially ‘banker wars’.

    Throughout history it’s always been the same elite banksters who have funded both sides of every conflict.

    • retired 22 October 19, 2022 at 9:27 pm

      This time it’s just one side,the London Bankers & the Followers of Cecil Rhodes in British Elite Establishment!

  • Rodster October 15, 2022 at 10:37 am

    I totally agree with Brandon and i’ll just add that what made me think this whole thing was in effect staged by the Globalists besides the Plandemic was that Putin drew lines in the sand. The Ukraine, US and NATO crossed them. Putin drew more lines in the sand, everyone crossed them again.

    If Putin was really serious he would have unleased Hell on Earth towards Ukraine. His response was measured and moderate. His hardliners aka Neocons wanted blood instead. What we are seeing is as Catherine Austin Fitts who worked for the Bush Administration calls it a takedown of of the entire Global system. What we have waiting is the WEF who wants to control EVERYTHING.

    The system is being brought to its knees because politicians have bankrupted all of their economies. The can has hit the end of the road. Governments have NO intention of paying back the money. As Margaret Thatcher once said: “Socialism is great until you run out of other peoples money”.

    The Globalists are using the excuses of the “Covid1984 Scamdemic” and now the Ukraine war to collapse the global system, cancel paper money, everything going digital and being tracked to no end.

    As a side note, I recently was pricing car insurance. Geico will give you a 10% discount if you allow them to track you. Progressive WILL NOT give you a price quote or insurance if you do not acept their terms to be tracked via their Mobile App or a device they give you that you plug into your car. That’s where this is all heading complete control.

    PayPal, until their plans were exposed was going to charge its users $2,500 per incident for producing “misinformation”. They backtracked after there was an internet outrage. That is George Orwell’s 1984 world and the world the WEF Globalists have in store for the planet.

    Where I differ with Brandon is that I don’t think there will be any Nukes lobbed. There has been way too much backtracking and threats that were never followed thru.

    • kmose October 17, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      I think you nailed it, and its chilling.

    • retired 22 October 19, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      The main point not mentioned is that the Russians have already won the main battle!
      They have won the financial battle by launching their Commodities backed financial system led by gold.This will destroy the Fiat based system in the EU.London that has financially dominated the world for at least a century.The system in London & Brussels that has dominated Global Trade for so long can no longer compete.
      Ukraine?….Ukraine is just a sideline for the bankers that will agree to peace with Russia after the EU shortly collapses…
      Zoltan Pozsar,top gun at Credit Suisse, has noted that
      ”We sre witnessing the Birth of a New world Monetary Order”
      Bretton Woods is gone!

    • Cato the Uncensored October 22, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      There will be a nuke detonation… just that it won’t be Russkie, and nobody will take the time to verify its source. They’ll just say, “Russia, Russia, Russia!”

  • Roundball Shaman October 15, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    “There comes a point in the lifespan of any economic or political analysis when most of your observations or predictions either become mostly wrong, or mostly right.”
    .
    Reading the tea leaves always leaves margins for error. The goal is to be more right than wrong. In Biblical times, the question was, ‘How can you tell if one is a true prophet?’ And Their answer to that couldn’t be more clear or easier to see: What The Prophet Said Came True.
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    “The mainstream media, politicians and global banks will tell the public that ‘no one could have seen these events coming’. This is a lie.”
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    State media thrives when people look to Them for truth and authority. Take your personal authority away from these propagandizers and know that They speak little of truth and They got nothing.
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    “This past week my latest prediction came true, with Russia now striking multiple infrastructure targets using cruise missiles and drones and taking down at least 60% of Ukraine’s electrical grids.”
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    You can poke at someone just so long until They react back with gusto. When any Nation is poked at long enough They are going to react. And when a Nation has exercised restraint for a good long period of time and that has been rewarded with more aggression upon Them… They are going to use a different strategy. If for no other reason, the people of that Nation are going to demand such action.

    “I would remind readers that I have no personal interest in either side of this conflict, I’m only interested in the facts on the ground and how they affect the rest of the world and America in particular.”
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    Sometimes in a battle, both sides are filthy. And there are no ‘good guys’ despite State media of both sides trying to demonize the other side.
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    “… the Russian presence in Ukraine serves many globalist interests.”
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    EVERYTHING that is allowed to happen these days serves Globalist interests. When the World is held on puppet strings by Dark Puppeteers… don’t expect a happy, kid-friendly ending to the puppet show…. just get more of the sick string-pulling.
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    “The biggest question on everyone’s mind is of course if this will lead to a nuclear event?”

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    Today, we ask such a question. And in a possible tomorrow, none of us will ever ask another question ever again.
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    “The time is coming for the ultimate gaslighting of the American citizenry – They will try to take away our freedoms and everything we have and accuse us of being villains and foreign agents…”
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    When any Nation declares war upon it’s own people… by that very declaration then EVERYONE is declared to be an ‘enemy’.
    .
    But when Everyone is an ‘enemy’, who is the REAL enemy?
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    We don’t come to this Earth for an easy time. This Planet is a battleground. And our job is to remain human when all those around us are no longer so.

  • Adrian October 15, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    They will try to take away our freedoms and everything we have and accuse us of being villains and foreign agents at the same time.
    Psychopaths (typically) turn tables around, making YOU (their victim) the culprit.
    Like SS/SA Mann (Bilderberg) Bernhard,
    backed up by the US UK ‘deep state’, accusing brain damaged and totally wasted Dutch survivors of the bombing of Dresden (where they landed during WW2 because of Bernhards high treason)….to have been (fundamental) Nazi’s.
    Imagine ‘pure evil’ like that…..

  • Serge October 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Great article.
    “Putin would never admit it, but the Russian presence in Ukraine serves many globalist interests.”
    Indeed, I fully agree with you. The Ukraine-Russia war timing is very, very suspect..
    Most people in the world – and in Western countries in particular – should pay more attention, at the same time, to the coming financial armageddon and thus, prepare themselves to face it.
    Remember last spring, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon “predicted” that: “a hurricane is coming”, very soon.
    Here’s a very interesting discussion dealing with global economic and financial issues:
    https://goldswitzerland.com/credit-suisse-usd-policy-signposts-of-systemic-implosion-to-gold-explosion/
    P.s: On October 27, we should know more about the future of Credit Suisse.

  • Farmer October 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    This may well occur, as you hypothesize,, Brandon.

    But regardless, the system is coming down beginning this Monday with the panic in our stock markets, according to what I’m seeing. It may be the catalyst is something you’re suggesting. I suspect it will be financial in nature. Credit Suisse, BOJ, BOE. A Lehman event. Whatever the trigger, contagion in the banks is likely within weeks of the bottom. If this does begin Monday, it will be following the fractals of 1929 and 1987, as seen in the following charts tweeted by @AGBricknan.

    • Steve October 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Whatever happens this winter, it’s a good idea to stock up on the basics. I might even invest in a couple of wheelbarrows in case inflation and supplies go all Weimar Republic!

      • Rodster October 16, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        My advice is to stock up on canned goods in case the lights go out.

  • Steve October 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

    I think your original prediction, Brandon, about the failure of the globalist plan for world domination is spot on. However, the question is, how many of us will be squashed like bugs before that happens.

  • Richard+Ruggiero October 16, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    The US has dumped at least 65 billion into this masquerade and it’s clear where this is going. Those who oppose this phony war, i.e, conservatives, will be demonized as Russian agents, rounded up, sent to camps and have their property confiscated after the first nukes go off.

    This was always the plan.

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      Brandon Smith October 16, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      Luckily, they will find it impossible to “round us up.” They don’t have the manpower and they would run out of such people quickly.

      • Old Sailor October 18, 2022 at 9:45 am

        I agree. The only ones that will be rounded up are the sheep that go willingly.

  • Antonio October 17, 2022 at 5:53 am

    I would just like to thank you for your very lucid articles, that I always enjoy and often share. As to some of the comments I read above: No, don’t expect any reactions from the spineless Europeans.

    Greetings from an Italian living in Spain.

  • kmose October 17, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    The Russian agent accusation was easy to see coming. The “new man” Cicero, spokesman of the optimates, accused the Catalinarians, Caesar and the populares of subversion at the bidding of foreign agents 2070 years ago. So it always was and always will be. And in none of the 2,000 letters Cicero left to us did he specify what their gripe was. Voting has never mattered and government is harmful to humanity and irrational. They aren’t listening and never will.

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      Brandon Smith October 18, 2022 at 11:37 am

      Keep in mind, those mice were bred to be specifically weak against covid, so that virus would not act the same in humans. But, it shows that these people are desperate to continue to find something that can kill more of us. The research they are undertaking is illegal and serves no purpose other than to create a biological weapon.

  • Luke October 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    —Apologies for being off topic. That newsletter you released was very helpful. I don’t know if I can swing it alone but it makes a hell of a lotta sense. Question (this is my biggest worry WATER), do you think your second system could be a reasonable way to run a well pump? Enough to pump daily and fill your reservoirs?
    —I have water filters (smart straws and pure cell) but in FL not sure you can do a hand pump at 100ft. To me, Brandon, water is more important than bullets. I am ashamed to say this had been my Achilles heel. You need a trusted water source for everything. A nasty downturn in the economy could prohibit electricity and water. Who’s going to maintain shit when they can’t get paid.

    • Luke October 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      I meant this system…..”Large Household Power Kit”….can it run an electric well pump? This might make the most sense for some of us.

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        Brandon Smith October 18, 2022 at 7:04 pm

        It wouldn’t run a well pump for a deep well, but I do use it to run a 1200 watt water pump from a natural source on the property.

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      Brandon Smith October 18, 2022 at 7:06 pm

      In Florida with the water table so high, yes, the system I mentioned would only require a small pump to get water from a well.

    • helot October 18, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      RE: “a hand pump at 100ft.”

      Why not focus on the surface? Do you know how to use a sheet of plastic to get water? I heard FL. is pretty humid.

      Also, RE: “water is more important than bullets.”

      That, reminds me again, of the flaw in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
      At the base of the pyramid there needs to be a slot for liberty.
      What good, are gallons of water or mountains of food & plentiful “safe” shelter, if you’re someone’s slave?

      …Anyway, this is, flux: “Who’s going to maintain shit when they can’t get paid.”

      No doubt, & what about those who no longer have a means to pay?

      Round & round it goes. … Where it stops, nobody knows?

      • Luke October 18, 2022 at 9:28 pm

        When I say water I mean a steady flow of it. It is probably the most important thing IMHO. Yea there’s plenty of water here in FL but plenty of bacteria and parasites as well. Brandon said a smaller pump would work but I have heard in CFL it needed to be deep. That is NOT from a professional tho and that’s on me for not doing something about it yet. Its mostly about where to put the damn thing as there are a couple different properties to consider. I assumed each well would be around a couple thousand. Anyhow that’s why I am hung up. That kind of money is hard to gather and I have the filters (life straws and gravity fed containers). Still I have a feeling unlimited water would really help piece of mind.

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          Brandon Smith October 18, 2022 at 9:46 pm

          I lived in Florida for 7 years and as I recall the water table was very high. It depends on if you are trying to get clean water from the water table or just any water. You can always dig 6 feet down and draw water from a shallow well, and then filter it.

  • helot October 19, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Seems to me there’s more average rainfall in all parts of FL than there is in MO.
    This couple (Doug and Stacy) appear to be doing great with nothing but rain water collected from rooftops:

    https://www.youtube.com/c/OFFGRIDwithDOUGSTACY

    And, at least in FL you don’t have to deal with deep freezing Winter temps.

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      Brandon Smith October 19, 2022 at 5:38 am

      Rainwater taken from roof collection and a barrel is fine if your only concern is drinking and sanitation. If you are dealing with a garden or crops then you will need a well and a pump of some kind.

      • helot October 19, 2022 at 11:25 am

        Are you unfamiliar with Doug and Stacy? They have a huge garden and livestock. All of it relies on rainwater collected from a rooftop(s). He has a very nice & relatively inexpensive water storage area which even works in the Winter. I have only seen them use one 12 volt battery powered water pump for their garden.
        They are a good example for people to follow and learn from.

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          Brandon Smith October 19, 2022 at 2:02 pm

          That much water storage requires a lot of space and is incredibly costly these days. Also, it’s relying on regular rain, which you can’t control. If a person has the money that might work for them, but the majority of people are going to need a well of some kind for crops.

          • helot October 20, 2022 at 6:29 am

            Lots of variables, I don’t know which is more expensive.
            I saw an ad for a Norco 2100 gal water tank for $650, the seller said it was half the cost of new.
            I saw another ad for a 61′ x 21′ tear down pole barn for $2,000 a person could rebuild.
            I saw a spray foam kit at the big box hardware store for $500.
            A Mr. Buddy heater is under $100.
            Gutters and PVC, another $200?

            If a person already has some of these things, or lives in a warm climate, how close is it vs. the cost to set up and dig a well, I don’t know.

            Time, is also a huge factor.

            Anyway, here’s the video where Doug shows a bit of his setup -looks pretty cool- I’m thinking of how a smaller setup would be very useful for my needs in tandem with a well, or as a backup, perhaps others would, too?:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0DV37ZqMWQ

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            Brandon Smith October 20, 2022 at 7:28 am

            A shallow well would cost you almost nothing in Florida. A pump will cost you $150. A 2000 gallon cistern is going to cost you thousands of dollars easy. Good luck finding one for $650. Take the word of someone who has gone through all of these options hundreds of times, for large scale projects rainwater will fail you. A well or maybe a homemade pond will be your only options beyond access to a large natural source. If you can afford the extra water storage and have the space, by all means, get it. But don’t try to rely on it. For drinking water, though, rain water might be a good option depending on where you live.

          • Gauntlet33 October 20, 2022 at 11:55 am

            Out in South Carolina, we have a 320-ft well, but it worries me that the only way to pump water from that deep is by electric pump and we don’t have solar panels…would you recommend running the pump from a heavy duty commercial battery and inverter?

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            Brandon Smith October 20, 2022 at 2:37 pm

            It depends on the wattage of the well pump. A lot of pumps use high wattage. If so, I would have a bigger generator and some gas storage. Trying to run a large well pump on solar is usually cost prohibitive (you would need a huge battery bank and inverter). With some water barrels you can run the generator for maybe 15 minutes and fill hundreds of gallons. That should take care of you for weeks. 50 gallons of gas would last you years if you are only using it on the generator to run the well pump.

  • Dennis October 19, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Brandon, you are spot on! Where is our gold?
    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
    -Thomas Jefferson-

  • Serge October 19, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    The “winter of discontent” has already begun in Europe and will spread to the U.S by the end of the year:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3ELsWdkHI
    I won’t be surprised if Biden has to leave office after the midterm and is replaced by a female duo (K. Harris – J. Yellen, or why not?!… Tulsi Gabbard!).
    Globalists really “like” that evil method: Order out of chaos.

  • Nacho October 19, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Excellent article as always, here’s another article I found on the subject, I’ve been waiting for a comment from William Engdahl, an authority on pipeline geopolitics, but have not seen it yet, (maybe he’s still in shock by the NS1 & NS2 sabotage), but this one really puts it all together. https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-crisis-in-ukraine-is-not-about-ukraine-its-about-germany/?showcomments#comments

  • Daniel H October 19, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    I feel like NATO (i.e. the US) is directing their Ukrainian proxies to pointlessly hold and take territory with huge loss of life and materiel just so they have their PR win before the midterms. After that, it seems like Russia is going to achieve its main objective which is the complete destruction of the Ukrainian regime. I imagine that behind the scenes, the US recognizes this and there are already efforts to develop groups who will carry out terrorism/insurgency in the future like you say.

    The biggest hurdle to escalation for the globalists is political. They absolutely would like to escalate the conflict but know how unpopular it is. A direct confrontation with a pier nation like Russia or China is going to require overwhelming popular support. They don’t have anywhere near the kind of support they need, particularly from conservatives, and they know it. The Big War the globalists want and need is going to be with China and who knows what they’ve got planned to make sure it’s a popular one.

  • woody188 October 20, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    “The extent of the crisis will be determined by the harshness of the winter.”

    Decreased solar activity is predicted to last until at least 2029. I think we can expect a cold, dark winters for many consecutive years. That would be the NWO/WEF MO. Lie about it getting warmer for maximum kill ratios as you cut off the energy supplies going into a grand solar minimum.

  • Sandhill Crane October 21, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Hey Brandon, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article from the Federalist titled “We Need To Stop Calling Ourselves Conservatives”. I don’t know if you’d agree with this guy calling for the embrace and wielding of great government power by conservatives (or “radicals, restorationists, and counterrevolutionaries”)…

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/10/20/we-need-to-stop-calling-ourselves-conservatives/

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      Brandon Smith October 21, 2022 at 1:49 pm

      The guy is an idiot. The basic tenets of conservative principles don’t change just because evil people are corrupting the country. Changing what we call ourselves and changing the principles we hold dear in order to covet power over moral compass is letting THEM control the narrative. He’s basically saying we have to become the monster to defeat the monster. It’s the biggest lie in history. It’s the same exact rhetoric that was being spread in Germany in the 1920s causing the rise of Fascism in the face of Communism. I’ve seen this game before, not falling for it.

      • Sandhill Crane October 22, 2022 at 8:27 am

        That’s what I thought you’d say, and I couldn’t agree more. My dad believes that things are being set up by TPTB so that essentially instead of the failed Communist/Socialist regime the left represents, it’ll be the “extreme right”/actual fascists who take power by riding the huge “Red Wave” of discontent and rebellion against the left. Things like that Federalist article and those GOP senators introducing a federal abortion ban bill after previously agreeing the issue should be left to the states make me think he might be on to something… not that I believe conservatives will fall for it!

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          Brandon Smith October 22, 2022 at 3:48 pm

          Well, fascists are actually socialists, so as long as conservatives stick to their small government principles there is no risk of that. But that’s why you have Neo-cons trying to lure conservatives into supporting government power (as long as THEY have the power). It’s a trick used for decades – They give you two choices: Communism or fascism. You’re not allowed to have any other options. I think the globalists don’t know which model they are going to use because conservatives are not playing the game. They have to get us to play the game first.

  • helot October 23, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    RE: “so as long as conservatives stick to their small government principles”

    And, therein. lies the rub.

  • John Adams October 23, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Do you think the globalists will try something before the midterms to improve Biden’s approval to get more democrat votes?

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      Brandon Smith October 24, 2022 at 12:39 am

      No.

      • Soldier October 24, 2022 at 12:13 pm

        Interesting. Are you declaring that because we are only two weeks out at this point? So you are fairly confident that whatever is happening is happening after the mid terms.

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          Brandon Smith October 24, 2022 at 4:31 pm

          There’s nothing that can be done to improve Democrat chances for the mid-terms, except maybe an event that stops the elections entirely.

  • Renee October 25, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    A black swan event of some sort where Biden can declare a “national emergency ” and suspend the elections. I don’t think we can overestimate this evil administration and their desire to remain in charge.

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      Brandon Smith October 26, 2022 at 12:21 am

      The thing is, such an event would have to be so large that it collapses the country in the process, and then the globalists are fair game anyway. After what we saw with their covid attempt, it’s clear that they definitely want a controlled demolition – controlled chaos. They don’t want total collapse without a means to influence the outcome. Cancellation of elections would mean total uncontrolled collapse leaving the elitists at risk.

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