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Martial Law likely around the corner

As major U.S. cities prepare for a total lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, police, state troopers, the Army and the Air National Guard are preparing for martial law.

That means you need to prepare for mass quarantines.

The “shelter-in-place order” is coming.

122 Comments on "Martial Law likely around the corner"

  1. pointer on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 7:39 am 

    When you see Alex Jones and “forced coronavirus vaccinations”, well, …

  2. DerHundistLos on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 8:31 am 

    Alex Jones is the source of this and posted his insanity? Is the news that hard to come by or more likely the headline draws eyeballs. Jones is banned from virtually all legitimate news outlets due to constant half-truths and out and out BS.

    Wow, a new low for

  3. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 8:39 am 

    “Jones is banned from virtually all legitimate news outlets due to constant half-truths and out and out BS.”

    You have no idea how many people were banned in the USSR, I mean hard-core banned, by the legitimate Soviet government.

  4. DerHundistLos on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 9:53 am 

    Nice try at subterfuge, cloggie. Instead, you come off looking like a raving lunatic. In the world of the sane there is but one truth, period.

    In your alternative reality, the truth is optional…. the truth is malleable to fit a given agenda…. you call this “alternative truth”. George Orwell’s classic “1984” describes this cloggie world in great detail.

    George Orwell describes your explanation “Doublespeak”. He says, “What is really important in the world of doublespeak is the ability to lie, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and to get away with it; and the ability to use lies and choose and shape facts selectively, blocking out those that don’t fit an agenda or program.”

  5. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:17 am 

    Der Hund, you are at high risk for the China virus. Maybe, you should get off the internet and go hide in a room. The internet is just going to elevate your blood pressure and maybe make you more susceptible, lib friend

  6. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:17 am 

    The jews did it!, time to throw them down the well so our country can be free!

  7. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:21 am 

    Oops, cloggie, not good in your Europe these days and going from bad to worse!

    “Italy Declares ‘Martial Law’, Uses Army To Enforce Lockdown, As Too Many Citizens Defy Gov’t: Live Updates”

  8. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:21 am 

    The jews did it!, time to throw them down the well so I can be free of mental illness! I am crazy.

  9. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:26 am 

    The effect of isolation:

  10. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:34 am 

    “Nice try at subterfuge, cloggie. Instead, you come off looking like a raving lunatic. In the world of the sane there is but one truth, period.”

    The truth as owned by the Dems and media and DerHund, right? “Period”.

    Freedom of speech is not your cup of tea, eh? People who do not hold your views should be banned. Check.

    Acknowledging the right for others to have different opinions. Political negotiations, bargaining, reaching compromises, the essence of democracy, is not for our aging wannabee Che Chevara. You see there is only one truth and DerHund owns it.

  11. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 11:06 am 

    London STILL has not closed pubs:

    “Last orders for London: Boris Johnson is FINALLY expected to order pubs, restaurants and gyms across the capital to close today as city is engulfed by coronavirus crisis”

    For this reason London could become one of the most apocalyptic corona towns.

    “Coronavirus news – live: Social distancing should continue almost one year, UK advice says as global death toll reaches 10,000”

    China starts charm offensive vs Italy:

    “China sends doctors and masks overseas as domestic coronavirus infections drop”

    (Italy already is with one leg in the New Silk Road)

  12. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 12:01 pm 

    “(Italy already is with one leg in the New Silk Road)”

    cloggo, LMFAO, Italy and Europe will have no money to buy anything and China nothing to sell. The BRI will go down in history as the last of the big investment bubbles. It is a huge joke now. No need at all for any of these projects.

  13. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 12:01 pm 

    “Second Great Depression Begins? Goldman Now Expects A Record 24% Crash In Q2 GDP; Sees 9% Unemployment” zero hedge

    “We have downgraded our tracking estimate for 2020Q1 to -6% (from -0.2% previously). The largest change to our forecast is in 2020Q2, where we are now forecasting a -24% quarterly annualized growth pace (from -5% previously). A decline of this magnitude would be nearly two-and-a-half times the size of the largest quarterly decline in the history of the modern GDP statistics (-10% quarterly annualized in 1958Q1). It would mean that in only one quarter, the economy would experience an increase in the output gap bigger than that experienced in the entirety of every postwar US recession.”

  14. asg70 on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 12:14 pm 

    “Wow, a new low for”

    PO.COM has been posting insanity like this for years now. Par for the course.

  15. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 12:44 pm 

    “Italy and Europe will have no money to buy anything and China nothing to sell. The BRI will go down in history as the last of the big investment bubbles. It is a huge joke now. No need at all for any of these projects.”

    The only thing going down the drain is the US empire, USSR-1991 style.

    “China is winning the coronavirus propaganda war”

    China is currently showing massive goodwill towards Italy, France and Spain and they are going to return the favor, if they haven’t already in shady backrooms:

    “Macron says Europe-China climate cooperation ‘decisive'”

    “Xi Focus: Xi holds talks with Macron, pledging for enhanced China-France ties”

    (both links shortly before the corona outbreak)

    The NSR is going to be the economic backbone of the planet. China can begin to recover, Europe in a month or so. The damage will be immense, 2020 will be a lost year but Eurasia will recover next year.

  16. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:15 pm 

    “The NSR is going to be the economic backbone of the planet. China can begin to recover, Europe in a month or so. The damage will be immense, 2020 will be a lost year but Eurasia will recover next year.”

    Keep on wishing and hoping, Cloggo, that is all you have left. It won’t be long you won’t even comment because you will sound too ridiculous even to yourself.

  17. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:16 pm 

    “Keep on wishing and hoping, Cloggo, that is all you have left. It won’t be long you won’t even comment because you will sound too ridiculous even to yourself.”

    Not a hint of an argument.

  18. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:29 pm 

    This just in: the world’s happiest countries. Finland at the top spot for a third year in a row:

    New Zealand

    Secret of happiness: being a small, Germanic, Protestant country in continental Europe.

  19. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:33 pm 

    Hello fans, this is the pink poodle. Have I told you lately that this virus is nothing and the flu so much worse. I am brilliant and popular.

  20. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:35 pm 

    In the nineties, Eastern Europe survived the collapse of communism with a vegetable garden. That’s coming now to western Europe too:

    “Sales surge by up to 1,237% online for tomato seeds and compost as shoppers start stockpiling more unusual items to help them grow their own food as home office equipment also sell fast as people self-isolate”

  21. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:55 pm 

    “Secret of happiness: being a small, Germanic, Protestant country in continental Europe.“

    LMFAO. Cloggo struggles but he just looks more stupid. I wonder how happy they are these days Cloggo. Cloggo, Happiness is individual and personal. You are just a nationalistic moron.

  22. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 1:56 pm 

    So true Davy so true

  23. ktnx supertard juan the lover of muzzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 2:07 pm 

    supertard juan could u show me how to put avatard (note the spelling) without registerig

  24. JuanP on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 2:26 pm 

    kTNX, I am registered fool. I am the coolest one on the forum. I am the pink poodle

    The virus ain’t shit. It is a ZOG lie. Don’t believe it. Go out and shop and enjoy life like me.

  25. ktnx supertard juanp the lover of muzzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 3:14 pm 

    well why does whitey supertard president trump stopped the execution squad
    fire whitey supertard dr. fauci already

    there are tons of viriologists and computer modelling to do all this for free. just wave the medal of freedom in front of them and they’ll do it. but i’m sure a million here and there for future grant wouldwork

  26. ktnx supertard juanp the lover of muzzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 3:18 pm 

    supertard jaunp
    yes it’s plausible deniablity for them atm becaue i never done tard research on virus
    i wasted my time on tard research on permacultims
    they work just keep coming i never had a chance to do it.
    this is horizontal gene transfer and it’s not easy

    the only somwhat successful way to do it through the sex chromosome for mass extermination of muzzies using the gene drive

    so i tent to agree with you this is just for draining retirement accounts and taking the presidency fro whitey supetard trump and destroy whitey supertard president paul republic

  27. Mick on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 3:19 pm 

    I’m not sure which I enjoy more watching civilisation fall into the abyss or reading our resident trolls comments trying desperately to conjure up a positive spin on the shit storm unfolding. Damn son! it’s popcorn time

  28. ktnx supertard juanp the lover of muzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 3:39 pm 

    Mick on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 3:19 pm
    supetard sock alert
    i’m appoit mick supertard, his title is “the lover” of muzies

    congrats to supertard and his supertard sock

    chiense woman wore mask public hate her
    she bagged herself public loves her

    world grater supremacist muzzies bag day feb12021

    the bag wins

  29. world grater germaphobe united for the love of grater supreamcist muzzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:03 pm 

    everyoen and their bfs and hubby knows whiety supertard trump is germophobic yes?


    so it’s slitly harder to iamgine supertards meida palying on this weak spot yes


    it’s a problem with people who love powa and storng men yeah they accomplish something but they fail on others, just like everything else

    the oly oew who doesnt fail is (((supremetard)))

    ask urself cui bono

    are muzzies said karamchin stamp sized tunisa stila still alive? he siad conquer america

    is muzie illinoise imam said conquer america still have all limbs

    no amputation for muzue al asqa mosque to conquer america

    you find the answer there

    don’t be a germophobe

  30. world grater germaphobe united for the love of grater supreamcist muzzies on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:08 pm 

    given whitey supertard predimum trump is germophobe everyone their his bf and his hubby know yes


    witey supertard dr fauci is supertard yes, he’s a doctor he knows about germaphobes yes

    so when i said whitey supertard president fire whitey supertard dr. fauci everyone protesting.

    did he pull whitey supertard president trump aside expalin his germaphobia?


    cui bono

    are all muzzies amputated?

    seek u seall find

  31. world grater germaphobe united for the love of grater supreamcist muzzied on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:27 pm 

    One of the authors of the RAND report, Darcy Noricks, also found that according to a number of academic studies, ‘Terrorists turn out to be more rather than less educated than the general population.’”

    nah muzzie al baghdadi is soft and cudly and most important he’s not muzzie with phd in muzie study

    he was burried at sea as muzzie but not a muzzie

    mind blown

  32. DerHundistLos on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:42 pm 

    Cloggie you are quite slippery, eh? More cloggie doublespeak.

    The truth is not defined by one’s political affiliation.

    Is the Earth flat or is the Earth round? There is but one truth, dummy. For you to argue otherwise demonstrates your duplicity.

    You and Fat Orange share a propensity to engage in doublespeak, which explains your stupidity. Between when President Trump assumed office in January 2017 and the end of February 2020, the average number of public false or misleading statements he has made per day has been increasing. According to the Washington Posts’ Fact Checkers, “for the president’s first 100 days, Trump averaged 4.9 false claims a day… since we last updated this tally two months ago, the president has averaged 17.7 lies a day. Our calculations suggest that if the current escalation rate remains steady, by the end of his term the president could be making as many as nineteen public false statements a day, on average.”

    Why are you using a new sock, cloggie? Too much baggage associated with “cloggie”?

  33. Hookednosejewbastard on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:49 pm 

    Its official: Covid 19 is causing the dead to rise and eat brains! many complaints coming in now about the quality !. Gordon Ramsey is onto the case as we speak.

  34. makati1 on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 6:54 pm 

    Interesting that an enemy that you cannot even see is taking down the ‘not so exceptional’ Amerika. That and the unprepared tax slaves that will soon be in lock0-down. That is going to be interesting to watch. The spoiled Amerikans forced to stay in their homes.

    US virus cases today: 19,387 vs 256 deaths.
    Ps ” ” ” : 230 vs 18 deaths.

    BTW: The Philippines is getting its test kits from successful China, not the failed US.

  35. Duncan Idaho on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 8:01 pm 

    “I don’t expect Republicans in congress to give a damn whether that lunatic will properly manage the economic crisis. They are as far gone as he is. The Democrats have to be the ones insisting on these backstops. Whether they can get it done is unknown but they need to try.”

    Yep, the Fat Boy is insane, but so are the other Repugs.

  36. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:41 pm 

    Danni Askini, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and treated in Boston just got the bills for her testing and treatment: $34,927.43.

  37. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:44 pm 

    “US virus cases today: 19,387 vs 256 deaths.
    Ps ” ” ” : 230 vs 18 deaths.”

    OK makato. fair enough.

    Both are Missouri doom monastery and are Italian backup fart were REAL Stupid ideas.

    Got any room left in your tropical paradise? my mommy still has lots of money. fer now.

    Old freind.

  38. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:49 pm 

    Don’t worry people. There will be a vaccine for the corona-virus soon. And while you are there you might as well get the standard seasonal flu shot to go with it. And don’t forget to get to get tested for HIV/AIDS. Don’t want to forget about that disease. Oh and you’ll need your standard tennents shots updated. Can’t forget those..

    “You can check out in time you like. But you can never leave.”

    -Eagles, Hotel California

  39. Davy on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 10:49 pm 

    BTW makato.

    Did we mention how much we loves pink poodles?

    There all soft and cuddly like. And are favorite color pink. And they gives us a widdle boner. REAL Widdle.

  40. Amber Heard punched captain muzie lovin jack sparrow captain grabbed amber titie for the grater supremacist muzzies lovin on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 11:08 pm 

    the idea of a whitey pirate robbing whiey supertards is muzzie loving because caribean pirates all muzzies

    whiteys paid jizya until whitey supertard founders raised a navy and roasted muzzies.

    nowadays we have “somali” pirate when it’s in fact muzzies pirate

    the love for muzzies go deep

  41. REAL Green on Fri, 20th Mar 2020 11:17 pm 

    Davys Real proud of his widdle pink poodle. Makes him feel REAL Important like and stuff. What else could y’all expect from a aged geriatric American redneck?

  42. DerHundistLos on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 2:12 am 

    “Acknowledging the right for others to have different opinions.” Abraham aka cloggie

    Stupid, the topic is TRUTH, and truth is not personal opinion.

    To borrow from the great Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION, BUT NOT HIS OWN FACTS.”

    Is this most basic of concepts now beginning to sink in or shall we continue with your games so you can prove……. what exactly?

  43. Theedrich on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 4:42 am 

    The “cure” is worse than the disease. Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, has pointed out in a Friday, 2020 March 20 𝕹𝖊𝖜 𝖄𝖔𝖗𝖐 𝕿𝖎𝖒𝖊𝖘 op-ed that

    “The data from South Korea, where tracking the coronavirus has been by far the best to date, indicate that as much as 99 percent of active cases in the general population are “mild” and do not require specific medical treatment. The small percentage of cases that do require such services are highly concentrated among those age 60 and older, and further so the older people are. Other things being equal, those over age 70 appear at three times the mortality risk as those age 60 to 69, and those over age 80 at nearly twice the mortality risk of those age 70 to 79.

    “These conclusions are corroborated by the data from Wuhan, China, which show a higher death rate, but an almost identical distribution. The higher death rate in China may be real, but is perhaps a result of less widespread testing. South Korea promptly, and uniquely, started testing the apparently healthy population at large, finding the mild and asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 other countries are overlooking. The experience of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which houses a contained, older population, proves the point. The death rate among that insular and uniformly exposed population is roughly 1 percent.

    “The clustering of complications and death from Covid-19 among the elderly and chronically ill, but not children (there have been only very rare deaths in children), suggests that we could achieve the crucial goals of social distancing —saving lives and not overwhelming our medical system — by preferentially protecting the medically frail and those over age 60, and in particular those over 70 and 80, from exposure.”

    “I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself.”

    Added to this, the Wall Street Journal sums up the situation with the statement that “If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine.”  In short, we are looking economic death in the face.

    Meanwhile, the world rulers in Washington D.C. and other citadels pursue their self-centered goals behind the curtain.  Note:
    (1) The southern border kept wide open for disease-bearers and other trash to enter.  “Sanctuary cities” are more important.
    (2) Mega-companies whining for bailouts:  Example:  Nikki Haley, UN ambassador and ex-South Carolina governor, has just quit Boeing board of directors in protest against this kind of demand by the company.
    (3) At least four Congresspeople (Senator Richard Burr, Senator Kelly Loeffler, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Jim Inhofe) with foreknowledge of COVID-19 engaged in insider trading to make big bux.
    We need no more proof to see that American “democracy” is a sham and a ripoff operation of bribery and theft.  The citizenry is used as a cash cow to delude and from which to steal every last penny.  It now turns out that the globalist elites are using the inflated threat of a pandemic to destroy Western civilization by suicide while the oligarchs and high politicoes ride high above the chaos.

  44. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:27 am 

    “The southern border kept wide open for disease-bearers and other trash to enter. “Sanctuary cities” are more important.”

    Meanwhile in Greece:

    Greeks remain firm.

    Young Islamic men trying to storm the Greek border. Come on Frontex, slaughter them.

    35,000 wannabee-migrants are to be deported back to the darkie hell-holes they came from.

    This Corona thingy is a Godsend. It has deprived the European leftist US-vassal states of the possibility to further betray their own populations on behest of a few US oligarchs and they are now defecting from the NWO-logic. If they don’t, they are going to be slaughtered by the rising populists in Europe.

    America: that is sabotaging Nord Stream in a (futile) attempt to deprive Europe from heap Russian oil and gas.
    China: that is sending doctors and supplies to continental Europe to fight Corona.

    China is NOT sending doctors to the US+UK.

    China is winning with its anti-Anglo all-Eurasian strategy.

  45. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:32 am 

    “Stupid, the topic is TRUTH, and truth is not personal opinion.”

    You were defending the banning of Infowars, a political right-wing club and one of the most important internet-media factors behind the Trump presidency. That doesn’t sit well with you. You are a typical leftie who tries to silence any opinion he doesn’t like “in the name of the truth”. You are just another totalitarian.

    Juvenile name-calling noted. Just another empire dave.

    Boy, am I going to enjoy the upcoming dismemberment of the US empire.

    Tell me DerHund, do you intend to pick up arms and fight on behalf of the kikes, against your own race, or are you going to sit out CW2 in the jungle?

  46. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:41 am 

    “Americans not only buy toilet paper, they also buy guns and ammo, because they fear the situation will escalate”

    The guns and ammo are unlikely to be used to shoot Corona.

    “Citizens fear robberies or looting, they fear a possible breakdown of law and order, they want to be armed… In America, the varnish of civilization is thinner than anywhere else in the world… Nobody in line here is ready to provide information, the mood is unfriendly to grim. Later, when a film team from the NBC TV station shows up and positions a camera in front of the store, a heavy elderly man steps out the door and drives the journalists away: “No cameras here! You are the enemy.””

    The big winner of the shop closures is Amazon:

    “He now wants to apply to Amazon. The group announced a few days ago that it would hire 100,000 new people as warehouse workers and suppliers.”

  47. Davy on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:58 am 

    “China Auto Sales Continue Collapse, Plunging 50% And 44% In First And Second Week Of March, Respectively” zero hedge graph of GDP drop

    “Continuing February’s trends, auto sales in March have continued to collapse: lower by 50% during the first week of March and down 44% the second week of March…A twin shock has plagued the automobile industry in China, one where a supply shock has hit manufacturers, who can’t produce automobiles at full capacity because of labor shortages and lockdowns, along with a demand shock that has kept people away from dealerships. While supply woes could be resolved with near term factory restarts, demand woes are expected to linger through the first half of the year. To illustrate the plunge in business activity, Caixin China Composite Output Index plunged to 27.5 in February from 51.9 in the previous month, one of the quickest drops on record. The virus outbreak has led to company closures and travel restrictions that have ground China’s economy to a halt.”

  48. Davy on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:59 am 

    “Debunking Nature Magazine’s “COVID-19 Definitely Didn’t Come From A Lab” China Propaganda” Harvard to the big house

    “Nature magazine has censored over 1,000 articles at the request of the Chinese government over the past several years. And it seems pretty clear that their recent article, “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” is just one more example of their influence. China bought off the head of Harvard’s chemistry department, you don’t think they could buy off run-of-the-mill research scientists scrambling for tenure and funding and publication? It’s absolutely horrific that so many scientists and researchers are taking part in what’s really clearly a disinformation campaign orchestrated by the Chinese Communist Party, and willfully spreading a smokescreen about something that’s already killed thousands and is projected to kill millions more across the planet…There is no open-source shared database of viruses. No one has any idea what viruses are in China’s BSL-4 lab, where they’ve been collecting these viruses for years. As mentioned, one of our persons-of-interest was the very first person to isolate a coronavirus from a bat that uses the ACE2 receptor. He also worked at UNC in Baric’s lab making the hyper-virulent bat coronavirus in 2015…Beyond the statistical analysis that indicates it only hit humans in November in 2019, is the fact that the version of COVID-19 found in the first few dozen hosts was exactly the same – there aren’t any variants whatsoever, just one version. This is not what would be found with the genomic trial-and-error of a full zoonotic jump, which requires sustained human-to-human transmission as different variants of the virus try and fail to adapt to human biology. Here, only one variant was found in all the initial infected humans, instead of the multiple variants that would be expected.”

  49. Davy on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 5:59 am 

    “Confirmed: Fed Bailed Out Hedge Funds Facing Basis Trade Disaster” zero hedge

    Needless to say, as always when this website presents something the mainstream press hasn’t even considered, our explanation of what really happen ahead and during the September repocalypse was met with the traditional mockery and derision by the financial “intelligentsia.” Until today, three months later, when Bloomberg finally confirmed everything we said. In an article discussing how and why the Fed unleashed its March 12 repo bazooka, Bloomberg writes that “when coronavirus panic kicked off unprecedented turmoil in Treasuries last week, hedge fund leverage was lurking” and goes on to “explain” something we said back in December:… Does that sound like “the Fed suddenly facing multiple LTCMs”? Because to us it sure does. And more importantly, what happened in the days ahead of last week’s credit market debacle is precisely what happened ahead of the September repo snafu, only with exponentially more destructive power… High leverage amplifies profits and losses and can be responsible for forced liquidations — and market fluctuations. This week, a sell-off in Treasury futures tied to margin calls pushed outstanding contracts to their lowest level since 2018. Many firms also get funding from money markets, whose problems have prompted the Fed to provide emergency funding… And there it is – just as we said, the Fed’s first priority in the bailout waterfall, long before consumers and businesses were even considered, was the sanctity and stability of those multibillion hedge funds that suddenly faced a spectacular implosion… just like in the case of the original LTCM… “Too big to fail is back, and this time it’s not the banks, it’s levered financial institutions,”… “We’ve had 10 years of a perfect paradise and so people have been picking up pennies thinking there’s no risk in holding strategies like the basis trade,”

  50. Davy on Sat, 21st Mar 2020 6:00 am 

    “There will be a ‘massive’ shuffling of supply chains globally after coronavirus shutdowns” cnbc

    Global supply chains are set for a major reshuffle as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the vulnerability of countries and companies that rely heavily on a limited number of trading partners… Much of that investment have gone into the manufacturing sector, but a lot of that is now in “sharp reversal” as companies look at ring-fencing risks and localizing their supply chains, particularly those in strategic areas like technology and pharmaceuticals… While China is gradually returning to work, it could take months, “probably quarters” to ramp up operations and catch up on lost output, supply chain risk management software company riskmethods said in a report last updated Thursday. Citing a February survey by German supply chain consultant Kloepfel Consulting, riskmethods noted that every third company has major Chinese customers and 81% of companies it surveyed rely on Chinese suppliers… After the first wave of disruptions from China, the second wave of supply chain disruptions came from neighboring South Korea and Japan, where there are also high numbers of infections, noted Bruce Pang, head of macro and strategy research at China Renaissance Securities. Surging COVID-19 cases in Europe and the U.S. may bring another shockwave, putting global manufacturing and supply chains under a stress test, Pang told CNBC… “I don’t think things will return to normal as we’ve known them over the last couple of decades,” said Capri. “We are in a completely different new era now and globalization as we’ve known it in the past is over.”

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