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January 23, 2023

As we rapidly lose the will of freethinking and don the filters forced upon us we now are cracking the shell of a dollar egg. Inflation is the substantial rise in the general value of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of the value of currency.

Price gouging is the act of charging customers too high a price for goods or services, especially when demand is high and supplies are limited.

For reasons unknown to common understanding, inflation and price gouging have morphed into being accepted as synonymous, an unstoppable and seemingly accepted natural economic force. We have bought into this concept of inflation and because of the filters placed upon us we cannot see the greed. Greed has joined and perhaps surpassed the evils of corporate greed.

The average price for a dozen eggs is around $4.25, unless you’re shopping at Ridley’s; then it’s closer to $8.25. In Mexico a dozen eggs is around $2.20 USD. The average price for all countries is $2.87 USD.

A new contraband has been marked. It used to be cocaine, heroin and marijuana or maybe just too much tequila, but this year the smugglers’ dream is the chicken egg. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reporting a spike in people attempting to bring eggs into the country illegally from Mexico.

Take me back to Miami Vice.

“The sailors and pilots, the soldiers and the law
The pay-offs and the rip-offs and the things nobody saw
It’s the lure of easy money, it’s got a very strong appeal

it’s the ultimate enticement It’s the ‘EGG,’ smuggler’s blues.”
Now that the “coyotes,” the ones that smuggle illegals across the border, have lost their usefulness with our open border, maybe they will start smuggling chicken eggs.

We have all heard about the border fiasco. The situation continues to peak higher and higher with a new surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals to the U.S. border with Mexico. December reportedly led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded during any month.

This month, President Biden announced that the U.S. would admit up to 30,000 people a month under humanitarian parole from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, allowing them to live and work for two years if they apply online, pay airfare and find a financial sponsor. This adds to what is coming across already but, “by cracky,” they better not have a chicken egg in their pocket.

And some people are going as far as smuggling eggs from out of the country, where prices are more affordable, and risking thousands of dollars in fines in the process. Officials say that they are seeing an increase in people attempting to cross eggs from Juarez to El Paso. Several individuals have been stopped at the border trying to sneak in raw eggs, a crime that can cost you up to $10,000. U.S. Customs says the reason for this is due to the potential of foreign parasites and diseases. However, cooked eggs are permitted.

Most of those people arriving at international bridges are open about their purchase because they don’t realize eggs are prohibited. Chicken eggs found in travelers’ vehicles crossing the border must be declared and will be destroyed by officers. If eggs are declared, CBP officers will waive the fine.

Bringing poultry, including chickens and other animals and their byproducts, such as eggs, into the United States is prohibited. Because of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial poultry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture also forbids travelers from bringing chicken eggs into the U.S. Chicken eggs from Mexico have been prohibited from entering the U.S. since 2012.

Egg costs have climbed due to the wide sweep of bird flu across the U.S. It has been the deadliest bird flu outbreak in history. Around 58 million birds were infected, around 43 million of which were hens that had to be slaughtered to prevent the spread.

According to the CDC, bird flu is easily spread among chickens because the virus is spread through chicken dung, flapping wings, scratching, and head shaking. From there, the pathogens can spread throughout a chicken coop, onto humans and through the air.

That being said by the CDC, once scratching a bit deeper, I found they also said that bird flu is caused by a type of influenza virus that rarely infects humans.

Bird flu is not a blood-borne pathogen; therefore, handling eggs poses a low risk for infection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations says that there is no evidence that anyone has been infected with the avian flu by handling and eating chicken eggs.

On one hand it’s being said the eggs are not safe, while on the other hand it’s saying you cannot spread bird flu with eggs. When you put these hands together, they start clapping for the morphing of inflation and greed.

What I see is the regulators forming the new world order are attacking our morning rituals. First they placed fear on us all with a shortage of toilet paper, now they’re trying to push us “over easy” with the prohibited chicken egg. Next it will be pork and has anyone noticed the soaring price of a coffee bean? I’m here to say that these people directing are now restraining and have no moral scruples. I personally believe the igniters of this chicken egg pandemic were put into its infectious degree by the corporations contaminating society with boxed cold cereal. - dbA

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