Far too much smoke for there not to be a fire


I’m sure most of my readers have noted the enormous increase in fires and other accidents that have disabled food production facilities throughout the USA, and in other parts of the world.  The true extent of the problem has been masked by the scant attention paid to it in the mainstream media.  However, when the number of incidents is tallied and mapped, an ominous picture emerges.

That’s a screenshot of an interactive map providing details of such events over the past couple of years.  It’s sobering, isn’t it?

Gateway Pundit published a link to that map, plus a detailed list of incidents, in a recent report.  It quotes the map’s author as saying:

If I had any doubts about this being on purpose, that is completely gone at this point. It’s almost terrifying seeing what is going on and the majority of people have no idea. Every day something else happens to add to this list. Things are happening so quickly now, that it is mind boggling. Big Tech is covering most of these up or burying them so far down the feed that most people never see them. I have investigative skills that I have used my entire career so I know how to get around all of that or I would never have found what I have.

I had not heard of anyone looking up actual grocery store fires so that is what started me down this path. Once I saw how bad it was and the patterns that are happening it was clear what they are doing, and I am now convinced they are getting people to help with this just like they did with the election. I realize that not all of these are on purpose but once you see how big this is, it cannot be denied that something evil is going on and we are about to have our legs kicked out from under us.

I have over 600 instances so far (I have read or watched every article to confirm it) and I have many more that I am trying to add. Almost 400 of these are just in 2022.

There’s more at the link.

Ian Fleming’s famous dictum was, “Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Three times is enemy action.”  When you get to over 600 times, that’s long past the point at which all doubt should have been removed from our minds.  Some of these incidents may be accidents, but I absolutely cannot conceive of a reality in which they’re all accidental.  Something or someone is behind them.  When you consider them along with other measures enacted by the Biden administration to cripple farm production (fuel prices, fertilizer costs and lack of availability, EPA and other regulations that hamstring farmers, etc.), I smell several dozen large, hairy rats.

It’s not just in America, either.  Consider the Dutch government’s efforts to curtail farming in that country – at a time when food shortages and actual famines are daily headline news.  They claim it’s to reduce pollution levels, but what about food production?  Isn’t starvation more of a problem than pollution?  And why are the mainstream media so silent about it?

We’ve warned many times in these pages about what’s coming.  So have others who can read the signs of the times.  Stock up now, friends.  Pile your emergency food supplies high and deep.  You, your family and your friends are likely to need them.

It’s not just food, either.  Our entire culture is about to undergo a sea-change, whether we like it or not.  As Greg Rossi observed on MeWe the other day:

We are all about to have a rude awakening. Some of us are old enough to remember the past. The younger generation has been so spoiled by the goodness of living in the USA, that they have no idea what is coming.

They are about to see why our parents/grandparents drove cars until the wheels fell off. And why it was typical to have one car per family. And why young newlyweds weren’t automatically entitled to a fully furnished house. Or lavish wedding (Do y’all remember when a wedding reception typically occurred in the fellowship hall of the church? And the only food was wedding cake, mints, mixed nuts and punch?) A honeymoon might include a night at a hotel, or if they were really lucky, they might get a weekend in Panama City Beach, FL or up on Cheaha Mountain.

There weren’t restaurants on every corner, because people only RARELY ate out. They cooked every meal at home. Or packed a lunch for the road. And they never wasted leftovers. Picky eaters? You either ate what your Mama cooked or you did without. AND NO ONE CARED. We are about to rediscover potato patties, soup, hash, biscuit pudding, rice pudding and bread with gravy. NO FOOD WAS WASTED.

People had few outfits. You had church clothes and play clothes. And you took care of those clothes. Holes were mended and it didn’t matter if you liked the clothes or not. You wore what you had.

And people didn’t snack or eat all day long either. People were rarely overweight. Because they didn’t have an unlimited supply of food at their fingertips.

People weren’t being constantly entertained. Kids played outside and made up games with their imaginations. No fancy vacations. There was no money for all these extras that we consider “Rights”.

Maybe people will finally wake up and realize that it is a PRIVILEGE to be an American. And feel gratitude and quit being such entitled whiney babies.

People shed blood and died to give us this life.


Hard to argue with that . . .



  1. I've been following this for a while now and at first it sounded far-fetched. Then as the numbers grew it became worrisome. Yet, despite all the evidence, just based on numbers, it seems almost fantasy. BUT, I do believe something is going on and it is definitely targeted. The question in my mind was if it was the work of some high mileage lunatic or that of an organized group. My money is on the latter. And I don't care why.

  2. This report is from December 2015:

    The relevant data is in Table A, close to the top. In the time frame covered by the report, the yearly average for fires in places where food and beverages were sold, not counting restaurants or convenience stores, was nearly 3,000. There are also, by last count, more than 60,000 grocery stores in the US. I would think that a concerted effort to go after food distribution would involve an incident list in the thousands, not the hundreds.

    There are reasons to believe hard times are coming and the establishment is out to get you. This is not one of them.

  3. Stores don't bother me for the reasons above – but what about processing plants and warehouses/distribution centers? How much margin is in the system and how fragile is it really?

    We hear things are coming, but the Govt isn't urging gardens or preparation. People at the stores are behaving as if all are normal and prices aren't signaling an incoming problem.

    Producer's Price Index is at 50% inflation – it's coming and we need to be preparing. But its almost as if the Govt wants us to be painfully surprised.

  4. Tom, you persist in trying to debunk issues by bringing in extraneous "facts" that obscure the issue, but don't counter it at all. Those almost 3,000 incidents you cite include such terrifying disasters as a grease fire affecting only the stove, and many other such small-scale incidents. The ones cited above are major incidents, in which the facility(ies) were severely damaged or destroyed, putting them out of operation altogether for a period of months or years (if not forever). They're an order of magnitude different from "minor" disasters. Go follow up on the links provided with that map, and see for yourself.

    Knee-jerk reactions don't help anyone, on the left or on the right. Slow-and-steady, get-the-facts analysis is the way to go.

  5. All this does have a 5th gen warfare feel to it.

    Distract and divide the people – CHECK

    Go after soft high value targets in the economy, political and social structures – CHECK

    Get weak/compliant/compromised leaders and functionaries in positions of power and influence – CHECK

    Disrupt the economy through supply and production slow downs and stoppages – CHECK

    Next up for evil tyrant me would be an EMP kill shot, though the way this administration is going might not need it. Never interrupt the enemy from making mistakes.

  6. I've said for years that the peace and prosperity in the US and Western Europe since WWII has been a historical aberration and it would end sometime. I fear that time is coming rapidly…
    It appears that there is a move to intentionally end it.
    I assume that the perpetrators assume they'll live through this in safety and comfort; history shows that is unlikely.

  7. What percentage of those suspicious fires, would you say, were actually insurance fraud (so-called 'Joosh lightning')? Big bidnez is a coldly rational bahstid, and when production and distribution costs eat up the profits, it might just behoove the shareholders to cut their losses.

    Not saying that there isn't a concerted effort to starve the population into submission. But what better way is there to either cash out of a money-losing enterprise or rustle up the funds to remodel/update/restart?

  8. To understand whether we are in an escalation or an 'enemy action', we would have to first review the historical data and try to find a baselinethat represents a normal incident rate. I have seen a lot of these stories recently, and have yet to see any kind of information that shows we are in an uptick compared to previous years, or any kind of analysis that explains the data over the long term and concludes this is abnormally higher activity now. I wonder why that is? Is it all just conspiracy?

    And when I see long compiled lists like the one in the GP, with no damage dollar signs attached to the incident, no actual or forecast outage duration for the facility, then is the list really meaningful? How many of them were minor and didn't shut the facility down at all? Are we supposed to conclude that these incidents all ended in total constructive losses?

    In the absence of compelling logic / reason, it looks like the same kind of cheap tricks the Anthropogenic Global Warming nuts use – pick a time frame that makes the present data look like a worst case, and eliminate the data that provides an offsetting context. Let's not do that. The data has to robust and complete enough to withstand scrutiny.

  9. As someone who once did statistical analysis for a living, a yearly trend requires data from multiple years. Conclusions drawn from one year's numbers have no validity.

    To talk like Yoda, "A place to start it is only."

  10. Instead of a number (600 fires!) with little context, let's look at the data. As you know from reading my blog, I spent 3 decades as a firefighter. 600 fires in grocery and distribution centers isn't alarming. This is a HUGE country, and even though only 4% of fire department responses are to actual fires, 600 fires in a year and a half isn't a lot. The nation's fire departments respond to about 1.3 million fires a year, with more than a quarter of those being in warehouses, and about 10,000 of fires are to grocery stores. As you say, the majority of fires are minor. What is important to watch is large loss fires, which are defined as fires where the lost property is more than $10 million.

    For decades, there have been fewer than 30 large loss fires in a year, and with the exception of the large fire losses caused by wildfires in 2017& 2018, large loss fires do less than $2 billion a year in damages. So when the 2021 report comes out next summer, we can look to see if there is an increase in those trends.

    The NFPA is the organization for fire standards and data. They write safety standards, advocate for fire codes and firefighting methods, fire safety and suppression techniques, tons of stuff. If it has to do with preventing, suppressing, or studying fire, the NFPA is involved in it.

    If you would like more details, the National Fire Protection Association publishes a report each year on large loss fires. The report for 2020 is the latest one, and you can see that warehouses are always high on the list for large loss fires.

    Here is that report for 2020:

  11. We have noticed that something is happening with the Milk supply chain. In the last year, we have tossed out 25-30 bottles of Milk that have gone sour before the printed expiration date. It happens to both 1/2 gallons and full gallons. I used to take it back, but the stores are getting balky about exchanging it. I don't know what is happening but it seems like product is sitting (refrigerated) for longer times before reaching the store. Thus a shorter shelf life. The Milk is always good when we buy it, but I have had half gallons go bad in 3 days from purchase.
    Watch Your Milk carefully.

  12. With reference to the Dutch issue and your question, "Isn't starvation more of a problem than pollution?" I think starvation is a feature to reduce pollution.

  13. @skwab, I've had 4 gallons go bad in the last couple of weeks. Before that, I've NEVER lost a whole gallon. If the kids are slow drinking it, I might lose a couple cups at the end of a gallon.

    I was thinking I have an issue with my fridge, but the thermometer says otherwise.

    Admittedly, I will push "best by" dates, especially on unopened, and kept very cold gallons, but I've never opened a new gallon and had it already be sour until this month.

    I always buy the gallons with the longest dates in the cooler too.

    Maybe something is up.

    (in Houston)

  14. Look up Georgia Guidestones.
    Read Agenda 21
    Then you will have to ask yourself
    What mechanism could Ever bring those things to reality.
    Then you will see, Covid, and the jabs, and the intentional food shortages.
    The stuff going on is not just stupidity and bad luck.
    It's sabotage, the Stupid policies, and the food processing places and the fertilizer,, no way all that is just happenstance.
    If the people in DC were just idiots pulling levers, every once in a while they would Do Something that Didn't screw us.

  15. I have thoughts align with Divemedic above, on better details needed.
    I've worked in HUGE and small factories(food source and metal production)-Accidents are not uncommon-BIG probs are not uncommon.
    Do I have think there's a problem looming of outside influence? I have suspicions too. OTHER topics are obvious from them. So I lean Yes.
    One point I have noted- wrong with the LIST…
    All those BIRD incidents. Those were not FIRES(Unless stated). They were culled for the bird flu.
    SAME result of course- different method. Act of God or malice is a different track of inquiry.

    On Milk- from comments. I realize you are saying this is a new problem. THAT is Hmmm. Two ideas about that.
    I'm NW IL. (in milk land/close by lol) I buy the regular milk- not 2%, not skim. (watered down product is waste of money imho because poor cooking-less caloric- short storage).
    I don' drink it-I cook with it.
    Thus fewer openings of carton-never drink from it. I consistently get 2 weeks past due date, even three. (Smell test!)
    You have kids? They drink out of container?? THAT will easily spoil a watered down product!
    Also- in past- the watered stuff, did not age nearly as well in my fridge(same unit then as now). Yes- due date was pretty damn accurate (BUT see below)
    Aprox 2004? I frequented large multiregional gas and convenience store chain. Sold/distributed FUEL, milk/butter/eggs/bread + typical gas station junk food. Excellent prices on their Fuel and farm origin stuff.
    I had bad milk issues- repeatedly before due date. Switched chain and product on milk stuff.
    I started dating(serious) a gal who was employed prior at the chainsales as cashier… She noted I bought milk there(had gone back to it). Commented that prior- at one point- (I paraphrase) large snafu at a processing center resulted in incorrect dating/labels. The large volume of complaints/less sales got attention, and cause traced to origin. UGH! BE vocal +vote with wallet!
    I thought at time- she meant label on carton. at moment- I think it might actually have been at the storage tank or something- thus older being held longer- bottled as fresher date? (PURE speculation NOW) on my part, but is useful anecdote on "shit happens".
    Take care y'all & Best Regards Peter!

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