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Examples of Why You Should Get Prepared Before Your Standard of Living Is In Danger


Food, Water, Energy Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community, and Shelter. These are all of the things that we need to have a reasonable standard of living and let me show you examples of each and how you can start preparing now.

0:00 World News
0:38 Food
2:00 Water
6:38 Energy
11:33 Security
13:28 Barterability
16:36 Wealth
21:11 Community
22:23 Shelter

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Food, Water, Energy Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community, and Shelter. These are all of the things that we need to have a reasonable standard of living. And let me show you what makes that a threat, coming up.

If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concerned for the future. And you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible then you’ve come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang, now it’s time to go Beyond Gold & Silver.

I’m Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst here at ITM Trading and a very proud prepper. And you all know my mantra. I just told you, but I’ll tell you again, Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community, and Shelter. And in these videos, I try and show you why those key pieces are in danger. So I do have some good news.

So let’s start with that. And that is Ukraine’s first grain ship sailed after Russia relaxed, the black sea blockade. Now they did within just a few hours of that, about 24 hours of that. They did bomb some areas at the black sea in Odesa, but it wasn’t about letting the grain out. So let’s just take what we can get from this. However, the little bit of grain that did manage to get out, I don’t think it’s going to really stop the global food shortage, but you don’t want, the point is really, you don’t want to be dependent upon somebody else for your sustenance. And during these transitions, food becomes the single biggest issue. So make sure that you have your own food supply.

But let’s talk about water for a minute, cause I’m so happy to tell you that the World Economic Forum has set up funding to control fresh water, because if everything is on smart meters and you’re using too much, they can just shut you off. So having a well or having rain catchment or having some alternative water sources are critically important. The World Economic Forum believes that new collaboration seals 15 million funding for entrepreneurs to tackle this freshwater crisis. What I wanna remind you of, in all of the documentation that I read from all of these elites, they want the retail public to introduce their policies to you because then you don’t track back and say, oh, well that was the IMF wanted that. Or the WEF wanted that. So let’s take a little look at this new collaboration that they’ve done because fresh water ecosystems around the world are under threat from climate change. Well, I mean, they’re definitely under threat and you know, you can’t live without water. So making sure that you do have that alternative water source is critically important. But interestingly enough, the time to act on water security is now because by 2030, that’s that date when they want everything under control, everything surveilled, everything controlled 2030. We’re not that long away from it. The global demand for water will exceed sustainable supply by 40%. So if they do indeed decide to ration out the water. Hmm. Where do you think you personally and your family would fall in importance to the World Economic Forum or the IMF or any of those guys? Remember we are not too big to fail. A new 15 million investment over five years has been announced to support entrepreneurs, right? So that’s, who’s really gonna bring this control to us who can drive innovation in fresh water resource management to drive this fresh water conservation and management agenda, leading global conglomerate HCL, is going to participate in this institutions like the WEF or IMF, etcetera, prefer policy introduction to come through retail outlets. But who is this HCL? Well, frankly, they’ve been around for this since the seventies and they’re a large corporation conglomerate in India. And so they say, water usage is increasing at the rate of more than twice the rate of population growth worldwide. This has made supply and clean water at minimum rest, a challenge for water management companies though. It is difficult. This can be overcome by integrating big data and analytics, which is what HCL primarily does. They’re a big information technology firm, primarily and water management systems. So we’ve talked about this over on the ITM site, how you’re taking big data with the small relationships, government banks, etcetera, and bringing them together. They know everything about us. They know all of our habits, they know what we’re, what we have a tendency to do. And once everything is in smart form, it’s kind of easy to control that way isn’t it? It’s up to you, right? I mean, we all have a choice in here. Are we willing to let some other entity dictate everything to us, our water use our food and what we have access to with food and that whole mantra piece, or are you ready to become self-sufficient and independent inside of a community so that you make sure that you provide all of these things for you and your family? That’s the way, that’s how I wanna be. I wanna make the choices. I don’t want anybody making choices for me. And I hope you feel the same way too, because there need to be enough of us that feel that way.

Talking about Energy, okay. Recession in Europe is inevitable. I’m going to be talking to somebody in Bulgaria he’s been on before, but we have to kind of keep him a little private because Bulgaria, they say will be among the most affected in the world. And of course, Bulgaria is right on the black sea, near the Ukraine, near Turkey, etcetera.

But for a moment, I just wanna talk about Germany because Germany is basically entering a crisis right now. Klaus Mueller, the head of Germany’s grid operator said at the end of the week, that by December people in the country will have to give up at least 20% of their current energy consumption. Now, before I move on with the rest of that, what would that mean to you? If you had to give up 20% of your energy consumption, well, maybe you’d pay attention and not leave lights on and rooms that you’re not on, etcetera. And this is by the way, not a bad habit to get into now. Or you can take that into your own control and like my off-grid property. I mean, that was a very big deal and a big priority to make sure that I’m not dependent upon the grid. Are you? Germany will also have to reduce its gas exports to neighboring countries by 20% and import 10 to 15 gigawatt hours of gas to avoid a shortage. So let’s just kind of recap what all of that means. So you have to use 20% less energy, and they’re not gonna be able to export as much energy as they have in the past to their neighbors, which means now you’re gonna have a problem, right? It’s it’s like a domino effect. If Germany, if let’s say Austria, I don’t know if this is true. I’m just gonna use it as an example. But let’s say Austria was dependent upon Germany for its energy. And now they are exporting 20% less. That’s gonna put a strain on any country that has been depending upon Germany, right? So what we’re gonna see in the union, and this is really kind of interesting if you stop and think about it, you’ve got the European union, which was an experiment that was doomed to failure. Anyway, since historically not one pegged currency has ever survived, but okay. They went ahead and they did this now inside of each country, are they really going to be willing to give up scarce resources, like energy or like food that they typically would have gone ahead and exported and now they’re not exporting anymore? I’m telling you if you haven’t subscribed here yet, you need to, because I’m gonna keep you up to date with what’s going on regarding all of these mantra pieces and why these mantra pieces are in here. And this is a very big deal because this is showing you what you are likely to experience moving into the future Germany’s goal is to have its gas storage facilities, 95% full by November 1st, if Vladimir Putin shuts off the gas supply entirely Europe’s largest economy will somehow make it through the winter, but then it will have a huge problem filling storage for next winter households are protected, but Mueller reminded that this does not mean they can heat up uncontrollably, right? So you’re gonna have to limit your heating. But this is the piece that I really wanna talk about, in order to save jobs, it’s the children, right? In order to save jobs, I think that restrictions in private households are also completely justified. No, I do not want a smart meter on my home that if they don’t want me to have my electricity, boom! They turn it off. You have to think about these things because this is what happens during the crisis. That lies somewhere in the very near future ahead of us. It scares the crap out of me. That’s why I’ve been rushing so hard to get everything set up because when people are hungry and hopeless, frankly, we know they make choices they would not otherwise make.

Rural America reels from violent crime. “People lost their ever-lovin minds.” Well, it happens to be true. And we’ve seen this growing problem with Security and riots and people just making really bad choices. Cause when they’re hungry and hopeless, they make choices they would not otherwise make. Homicide rates in rural America rose 25% in 2020, that was the largest rural increase. Since the agency began tracking such data in 1999. Well you think that’s gonna get better when people are hungry and hopeless? You think it’s easy to afford the food that’s in the grocery store or the gas in your car? And thank goodness, we’re getting a little relief on the gas, but I don’t think that’s gonna be very long lived. So we have to make sure that whatever it is that we’re doing, that we also protect ourselves. And there’s all sorts of ways that you can do it. I’ve shown you some with the security shutters, the security doors, dogs, dogs are a great deterrent, spiky, nasty things. You’ve gotta make sure that you can protect yourself. Security is key. The rise came close to the 30% spike in homicide rates in metropolitan areas. So in rural areas, they had 25% spike in homicide rates and in metropolitan areas, they had 30% spike. You’re gonna have to be more conscious and to make those choices that keep both you and your family safe and it’s only going, I’m sorry to say this, but it’s only going to get worse because we know people make choices when they don’t see any hope.

But barterability. Boy, do you know they’re bartering in China? Jeep moves to stop Shanghai COVID rage from sweeping across China, although he keeps locking cities down. So, you know, I don’t know that that’s gonna go away so fast, but what I really wanted to show you anti-government there are a couple things I talked about this last week and I’ll be talking about this more in the future because China has been showing us how to basically control an entire huge population and the world has been watching, but it does appear like they could be losing some level of control in here. Anti-Government criticism, outpaces sensors on social media. That’s a very big deal and I’m paying very close attention to it. She said, COVID zero. Can’t be relaxed. Persistence is victory. But Shanghai residents are bartering for food. So on social media, they put this up there, “hi there. Do you have some extra veggies? We can exchange for one bottle fizzy water, butter cookies, honey.” Right? So when we’re talking about barterability, anything physical, anything physical is barterable as are your skills and your talents. That’s barterable silver is universally barterable. But if you have chickens, like I have chickens and ducks, I have eggs. Food becomes a single biggest issue, but bartering, when things get bad, things get very, very local and very, very close. So for a minute, we’re all going to have to be dealing with this whether we want to or not. But I thought that it was interesting to find it in Shanghai. President Xi Jinping now has a bigger problem than stopping COVID-19 infections: Quelling escalating anger in Shanghai before it spreads across China, which it already has, cause this is back from April creating a wider crisis of confidence in the communist party. This, that crisis of confidence is what every, all of these elites that are at the top of this con game. Quite honestly, this is what they fear the most. You have to have confidence in their ability to calm inflation or even control things. But there are so many more of us that there are of them. So when they’re doing garbage like this, if all of us came together and said, no, then what are they gonna do? This is what topples regimes. This is our opportunity. By the way, it’s it’s moving. It’s a little bit in the future, but not that far in the future, but this loss of confidence because we’re not that far away from it. And when it happens, it’ll happen fast, it’ll be global. It’ll be hyper-inflation and you need to be ready. You need to be prepared.

Because your Fed Chair Powell, pfft-no. Doesn’t believe the U.S. economy is in a recession. After all take a look at that jobs report on last Friday, woody-hooty-rooty-manooty right? It was great. Now we are seeing all of these corporations that are starting the layoff process or have said that these layoffs are coming. But you know, yeah the Fed Chair Powell does not believe that we are in a recession and he’s battling for his credibility because it is hanging on by a thread and not just Fed Chair Powell but I mean the Federal Reserve, they need to maintain this credibility. Well, what does that mean? If we’re not in a recession, he can continue to raise rates, which he has to because that’s a key tool <laugh> and he doesn’t really have it anymore because it’s been anchored at zero and they’ve started to raise the rates when we feel enough pain. When the markets go down enough, when the real estate market goes down enough, that’s going to change. But you know, I mean, I gotta say here, right? Basically at the same time, U.S. Economy shrinks for our second quarter fueling recession fears. Except the official, the official definition of a recession is two quarters down of GDP. So some are saying we are already in a recession. And quite honestly, for many, they never came out of the recession from 2008, let alone from 2020. But the GDP did drop two months in a row. And this is why there is this, you know, they’ll redefine what a recession is. They’ll, they’ll say everything, but you know, a rose by any other name. While the common rule of thumb for recession is two consecutive quarterly declines in GDP, which we’ve already done. The official determination of ends and beginnings of business cycles is made by a group of academics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. So Hey, if they say we’re not in a recession, we’re not in a recession. Except my personal experience has been, if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck and it lays eggs like a duck and it swims in the pond like a duck, probably a duck, but Hey, let’s just change things. Don’t change behavior, change. How you account for that behavior. Then what does everything else go away? Because I think that’s just really, that’s flexibility this small group of academics, who probably do not live in the real world and have no clue what it is to feed your family and go to work and do all of that stuff that most people do. Well they’ll decide whether or not there is, you know, because after all that very strong jobs report.

Except you gotta also pay attention, not just to this little piece, but to a much broader piece. And you can see unemployment claims and boy, they sure spiked in 2020, right. And they’ve been going down ever since, except look at what’s happening right now. There is a little spike up. So has the unemployment claims begun? This just shows it in a more in a larger setting and you can see how that’s rising. So it’ll be interesting to see what happens moving forward. But a lot of the earnings, a lot of the inflation, a lot of the wages, etcetera, put more and more pressure on corporations as well as individuals. Do I think we’re in a recession right now? I think we’re leading up to, I think we may even be in a hyperinflation that we don’t realize yet. We haven’t recognized it yet, but time is gonna tell maybe I’m wrong. I’m either gonna be right or I’m gonna be wrong. But I think I’m gonna be right because I have studied currency life cycles since 1987. And they all basically have the same repeatable patterns. And what has the Fed said? They need about 5% unemployment for about five years and that’ll handle the inflation mm-hmm <affirmative> we’ll see, we’ll see.

And I wanted to bring something up about Community and I brought up the meetup groups because they really are a good way to find some like-minded people in these meetup groups. If you’re interested in learning how to garden, then you could put that in and they’ll be a group in your area. That’s interested in the same thing and whatever it is that you’re trying to learn, how to do. There are so many meetup groups out there. It’s a great place to start in any local community. And then, you know, maybe those meetup groups can overlap with others in different communities. And we can spread the word that way. So if you wanna learn how to garden, for example, and you don’t have a clue? Well, stay tuned to the BGS channel, cause we’re gonna help you with that. But also there are local groups that you can start to develop your sense of community. And you know, the first group you may go to may not feel right to you, keep going, never give up until you find just the right group for you. But community is so important because everybody can bring different skill sets to it.

And then of course the last one shelter, and you know, in China, we we’ve known about the Evergrande problem for a while. They do things a little differently in China, 70% of household wealth is holding real estate. And the other part of that is a lot of families pool their resources in order to go in and buy a property and they have to finance and take out and pay on that loan way before the house ever gets or the condo or whatever they’re buying ever gets finished. And so we’ll be talking more about this on the ITM video YouTube channel side, but this is really important because there’s so many homes that aren’t finished and the Chinese real estate bubble totally popped, absolutely popped. And now they’re saying, I don’t think it’s a good bet. Hong Kong said the property market many have gotten used to thinking home prices will never fall. Do you think that? Cause a lot of people think that, but a paradigm shift is here. The paradigm shift is here, and I hope that you can recognize your own paradigm shift because it is critical That you get prepared as quickly as possible Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community and Shelter. Please, please, please get it done as quickly as you can. And until next we meet, please be safe out there. Bye-bye.



  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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