Butter

From Zero Hedge:

According to Bloomberg, global butter prices have almost tripled to 7,000 euros ($8,144) a ton from 2,500 euros in 2016, according to Agritel, an Paris-based farming consultancy. In Europe, prices peaked at about 6,500 euros a ton in September, the highest since the European Commission began collecting such data in 2000…The problem can be traced to the end of (EU) milk-production quotas in April 2015 that led to a glut early last year in Europe, and a drastic drop in prices. This prompted production cuts by spring this year.

“The butter shortage in French supermarkets is the direct consequence of the 2016 milk crisis which prompted a 3 percent drop in production,” Xavier Hollandtsni , a Kedge Business School strategy teacher and an expert on agricultural matters, said in a note Thursday……..

“Global demand started to pick up, with China starting to buy again after having stopped for a few months to tap into its stocks, leading to a substantial rise in milk and butter prices,” Begoc said. French retailers have not adapted to the new market reality and have kept a cap on prices, Roquefeuil said. For French dairy companies, it’s easier to export to countries such as Germany,

 

This is known as the calculation problem. The EU and China were “deciding” the appropriate butter supply and price, and now the world markets are screwed up. France is short of butter. With these prices, expect a butter glut in another 6 months.

This is why communism, socialism, fascism, and distributism CAN’T work.

Delusional Leftists will Freeze

I love the leftists in their lollipop world.

Owners of other kinds of plants keep shutting them down due to economic pressure: Massachusetts’ last coal-fired power plant just switched off, and one of three coal plants left in New England, in Connecticut, is slated to change to natural gas. The Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts is also scheduled to close.

But gas pipelines have proved challenging to build in the region, and capacity hasn’t expanded much. The grid operator has a new plan, starting next year, to offer financial rewards to generators that perform well when the system is taxed, though it acknowledged this may not be enough on the coldest days.

Peter Shattuck, who directs the Massachusetts office at the Acadia Center, which supports clean energy, said New England should rely on backup oil to run power plants until an expected surge in renewables comes in the next decade. He doesn’t favor gas pipelines.

“The big boost in renewables is coming,” he said. “We need to start using less gas.”

In summary, New England is shutting down coal and nuke plants, and plans on building more gas power plants.  The only problem is that the eco-freaks won’t let anyone build new natural gas pipelines to supply the power plants.  So the delusional Shattuck recommends running on backup oil.  And how are you going to get the oil to the power plants idiot?  If you can’t build a gas pipeline, how are you going to build an oil pipeline?  You’ll also need huge tanks to store the oil.  Then you can pay much higher rates for the oil fired electricity while you wait for the magical “renewables” to show up delivered by the flying unicorn that sh*ts rainbow skittles.

This reminds me of two quotes from Rand.  In one, a producer was interogating a parasite trying to find out how he could be so delusional:

Producer: If you do these policies, you’ll starve.  You are making it impossible to stay in business.  How can you do this?  What are you counting on?

Parasite:  We don’t think about those things.  That’s your business.  You’ll figure it out.

Here Rand was showing that the problem is with the Producers agreeing to work in conditions where excellence is punished.  Her solution is to let the parasites finally face the consequences of Leftism.  This is known as Moral Hazard.

Next is her famous quote:

You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.

So New England is heading full steam towards brown outs and black outs.  Sit back and laugh.  Take the advice of everyone’s favorite godless heathen (pray for his conversion) Aaron Clarey: Enjoy the Decline.  (This is the title of his book, which will keep you sane.  Pick up a copy.)

Cultural Marxism Game Plan

Someone is following the KGB plan.

  • Demoralization — complete
  • Destabilization — currently underway
  • Crisis — coming soon
  • Normalization — leftist take over

I suspect Soros, but who knows.  Check out this video of a KGB defector.  Cued up at the right place, but the whole video is interesting.  He goes more in depth on this subject in a classroom setting.  Search “Yuri Bezmenov” on Youtube

Note after this video came out, Reagan was elected and turned back the program. It seems like it got going again under Obama, though I don’t think it is Russia. I suspect someone like Soros. If you want to see “demoralization”, just check out the SJWs. The current political crisis is “Destabilization”. The government is getting paralyzed. Crisis is coming up.

More on the Leftist Mindset

An interesting discussion between Cernovich and Posobiec:

I gave you the model, and here’s a great example.  There’s one word for these people: inadequate.  That is why Mike and Jack witnessed the hatred coming from the elite fake journalists.  Those people know they are not real journalists.  They are sell out hacks, and they know it.  They also know that if the bribes and payoffs weren’t there, they would starve.  Because they lack the ability to do journalism.

Thus the hatred.  They hate Jack and Mike because they are the real deal.  The darkness can not abide by the Light.  There’s an element of that.  When Jack and Mike walk into the Whitehouse briefing room, they are the light of truth illuminating the inadequacy of the Leftists.  The Left responds with hatred.  They can’t produce, so the only way they can feel any power is to destroy.

Did you ever wonder why the Leftists always kill millions?  As I wrote before, I agree this is reality, but I still can’t accept it.  I worship Life.  I want to produce.  I can’t imagine not wanting that.