Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

We have the paper! There is no shortage.

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 10:59 AM
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  • I don't understand this headline, but it has been fairly typical of news coverage of the shortage. The shortage is real and the fact that I haven't seen any for nearly two months now in either Publix, WalMart or Amazon bears witness. While it may be true that it is being manufactured at the same pace as before, demand has gone up substantially because the quarantine is forcing everyone to stay home. In addition, the limited amount of "just in time" stock available at the start of all this was not enough for everyone to prudently purchase a responsible supply, and the shortfall has never been made up. I keep hearing about hoarders and panic buyers, but all stores have limits on what you can buy, and nobody has any product to sell in the first place! So, unless the manufacturers are able to greatly increase the pace of production, by an order of magnitude, this shortfall will never be made up. So please don't tell us there is no shortage.

    -- Posted by Michael5738o on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 2:31 PM
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    Michael5738o, there is no shortage. Whether people are staying home or going to work, they use the bathroom about the same. We aren't having a diarrhea crisis in this country. The use hasn't much changed. What has changed is people's ability to act rationally. The stores get stocked like usual. Now that there are limits, the first 2 or 3 customers can't buy them out. But most every customer there at the time gets the max allowed, whether they need any tp or not. It isn't a shortage problem. It isn't an overuse problem. It is an overbuying problem. If everyone bought what they needed, like back in the good old days a few months ago, there wouldn't be a problem.

    And that is why there is no shortage. But with that in mind, now is the perfect time to stockpile benadryl and sudafed in case we ever do have a diarrhea crisis.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 2:53 PM
  • Fair share, yes people use the bathroom the same, but staying home means they have to buy more toilet paper for home. People can't buy commercial-grade toilet paper, the kind the offices and restaurants use, in the supermarket. They can't buy it at all because it is on a separate supply chain, not sold retail. And the people snapping up t.p. now most likely don't have any at home to begin with - people I know are running low and unable to find it, not sitting on stockpiles they are constantly adding to. If they are producing the same amount, but demand has gone up, than there is a bona-fide shortage. If you go near on two months unable to find any, there is a bona-fide shortage. And if demand has gone up, it doesn't matter whether it is because people have run out, need more because they are constantly home now, or buy it whenever they see it because they don't know if they will ever see it again. The demand has gone up, the supply cannot meet the demand, and that is the very definition of a shortage!

    -- Posted by Michael5738o on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 3:32 PM
  • I would also add that if people are indeed buying it whenever they see it, regardless of need, that is not irrational at all. It is a rational response to a situation when they know it is unlikely they will see any in the near future. That is especially so when they cannot get straight talk from the media about the shortage but are instead told there is no shortage. The more I hear there is no shortage while seeing bare shelves, the less I trust that anyone has any idea what they are talking about.

    -- Posted by Michael5738o on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 3:35 PM
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    Buying tp you don't need when the production has increased actually does sound a tad bit irrational. Unless you want to make the case that it is rational to act irrational just because everyone else is doing it.

    I can understand that maybe use has increased some because it sure seems like every time I sneeze, everyone in hearing distance sh!ts their pants.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 5:34 PM
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    All I will say is I hope that is two Ply! I am getting tired of the single ply after you pull off a couple feet of two ply. Single ply won't last as long as two ply.

    Walmart use to sell tissue pills in the camping section. Just drop them in water and they swell up into a strong paper wipe for TP or whatever.

    You can always use a damp wash cloth. If that doesn't do it, maybe you should think about stepping into the shower.

    Now a word to the wise. I recently heard there may be a second phase to the Coronavirus. That doesn't mean to buy out TP, but you should have an idea of what you may be needing in an emergence.

    Boy! If they would have turned the lights off for 3 days, I would hate to think what would have happened in Shelbyville!

    Which reminds me, I have another update as soon as I figure which blog I want to put it on.

    Watch for it or let me know where you want it.

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 5:39 PM
  • Sui as full of sh!t as you are you need to buy a roll the size that is pictured in this post above. )-

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 5:56 PM
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    How do you know I don't have that much already?

    I started in Y2K. I am in good shape. If every one keeps a couple months or 6 weeks supply of necessities they would be prepared for just about any emergency. That even lowers your weekly shopping expense because you don't have to continue to buy the same thing, or you can use the overflow for other things you normally don't buy!

    You just have to be smarter than what you are working with.

    I probably use that much paper in a year, but then I do printing. Of course, I don't do web printing only sheet fed printing. However, I do buy a lot of paper. More so, than toilet paper. And the cost is unheard of high.

    If that roll of paper was toliet paper, it would supply All the stores in Shelbyville for one year or more. I can easily say that because all the stores put together can not stock enough of anything to supply everyone in Bedford County just one of any item. Crazy huh? Maybe a little insane?

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 7:29 PM
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    Welcome Michael57830. Let me clarify for you that I do not work for the newspaper nor am I a member of the “press”. The T-G allows me to write this blog since I am local and would probably welcome your blog if you are local and want to actively post blogs.

    This my opinion because I work in the paper industry and know the increase the industry has made to try to keep up with the impulsive buying.

    Many bought hoping to “cash in” on this trend but most selling venues like eBay, Amazon, etc. are limiting or blocking their selling. Regrettably that has actually hurt those who need it.

    Those mills that can are changing over to in home tissue but they are not investing in new equipment because they expect this to pass long before they could gear up.

    I don’t know what part of the country you are in but no one I know has told me they are doing without. In cities that is possible but again, it is distribution not manufacturing.

    My headline was intended to quell fears and impulse buying. If you feel that has scares someone, my apologies to them.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 7:40 PM
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    Oh my GOD! And now Times Gazette informs us that one of the largest Deep State run Newpapers, The New York Times, is keeping a running total of Cornavirus cases in EVERY County in these united States of America, but could not even keep track of the number of hospital beds were needed in New York City or how many Masks were stuck back until Trump had people manufacture them for New York. Then New York decided they didn't need all that Coronavirus medical stuff. Now I find out the Deep State F.E.M.A. has hoarded more than a Million Doses of hydroxychloroquine.

    I sure would not resort to the Deep State Run New York Times Fake News Newspaper to rely on the truth about anything. Especially about what is happening in Bedford County.

    If we listen to the New Nork Times, we will be over run with toilet paper sooner than you think! Bedford County will be a bunch of ghost towns.

    If Tennessee can not keep track of all the flu viruses in TN, what makes you think New York Times can? The Deep State wants the Cases and Deaths to go high, that is why they are counting every death as a Coronavirus death if there is any possibility that person may have the slightest symptoms of covid-19.

    One good thing about having too much Toilet paper is - it will give the democrats something to dry their eyes and noses with after Trump takes them to the cleaners again later on this year.

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, Apr 24, 2020, at 1:18 AM
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    Well, sui, you are mostly right about the lying New York Times. But I would not suggest using it for toilet paper. Too messy. You would get ink all over your hands and...

    It would, however, be fine for the dimrats to dry their eyes and noses with. They do have a penchant for blackface. It can also be put to good use lining birdcages or wrapping fish.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Apr 24, 2020, at 8:49 AM
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    Here is what I meant by, "we will be over run with toilet paper sooner than you think! Bedford County will be a bunch of ghost towns."

    The editor of the Times-Gazette has conspired with the Deep State's "New York Times" newspaper that allegedly has the power to predict the cases of Cornoavirus in every county in the United States including Bedford County.

    The conspiracy agrees that the cases DOUBLE EVERY 4 DAYS in Bedford Co. -

    So lets start with the 117 cases confirmed on April 22 according to Times Gazette on April 23, 2020

    Apr 22 - 117 cases in Bedford County

    Apr 26 - 234 cases

    Apr 30 - 468 cases

    May 4 - 936 cases

    May 8 - 1,872 cases

    May 12 - 3,744 cases

    May 16 - 7,488 cases

    May 20 - 14,976 cases

    May 24 - 29,952 cases

    May 28 - 59,904 cases

    --- Total Population of Bedford Co in (2019) was 49,713 people--

    Bedford County, Tennessee becomes a bunch of Ghost Towns by May 28, 2020.

    The fake News Media "The New York Times", will have every living person in Bedford county Dead by the end of May of this year. That means - Everyone of us will be dead by the end of next month.

    Althou these are only cases, by the middle of the month, if the rate stays at double every 4 days, each person will be in contact with thousands of Coronavirus victims everyday, so the deaths will come much faster just from the concentration of the disease on everything and in the air around them.

    Now, who are you going to believe, Me or the Fake News, "the New York Times - Conspiracy Theory"?

    Jun 1, 2020 - 0 people alive in Bedford county!

    You just have to be smarter than what you are working with!


    Thousands of people are being executed instead of going before the Military Tribunal, by choice! Their Deaths are reported as dying from the Cornavirus, because they are saving the court's cost and time so other cases can be heard quicker.

    Can you see the big picture of how the Coronavirus Deaths are climbing?

    Yes! The Mass arrests are happening right now and you hear nothing about them unless I tell you. It is the Deep State that is being arrested. Do you idiots really think the Deep State's Main Stream Media, the Fake News, is going to tell you about all their people who are being arrested? Wake up!

    I am still considering a new update on the Mass Arrests, but it is very long because of what is happening all at the same time. Some of it is very gory when you read it but no images. I can send you to a website that has pictures of the tortured children being brought out of the tunnels. Some of these children are coming out with their faces covered up because they look so horrible and have BEGGED the people helping them to kill them. The Hospitals are honoring their wishes, because it's that horrible, or I should say DEMONIC!

    If only some of y'all could except what was going on. . .! You will soon! It's coming! I am preparing you for the red pill. Everyone of you will be Red Pilled. I am just making it easier for some of you to swallow it.

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, Apr 24, 2020, at 4:07 PM
  • Now, who are you going to believe, Me or the Fake News, "the New York Times - Conspiracy Theory"?

    Posted by sui on Fri, Apr 24, 2020, at 4:07 PM


    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sat, Apr 25, 2020, at 6:32 AM
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    Sui, if you are coming into contact with thousands of people every day, you have either already had Covid-19 or you ain't gonna catch it.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Apr 25, 2020, at 10:49 AM
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    My life is in the hands of God! If God allows the Devil to give it to me I will get it no matter what. If God has other plans for me, then I won't get Coronavirus until I have done God's will.

    After I have done God's will I will no longer be needed on earth. Anything could happen to me. I personally don't believe I will get the Coronavirus. My death is suppose to be a horrible death. The Fortune Teller refrained to tell me that I would have a horrible Life as well.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Apr 25, 2020, at 11:59 AM
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    Sui, God can do anything. He could fix stupid. But he doesn't. He gives us free will. I believe God will protect me, but I also wear my seabelt, don't jump off tall buildings, and don't get around thousands of people every day. I don't usually put much stock in what you are saying. But sometimes you make sense. Sometimes you should heed your own advice.

    "You just have to be smarter than what you are working with!"

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Apr 25, 2020, at 1:57 PM
  • "If the 120,000 indictments are not unsealed and the mass arrest happen this month before Halloween, then judge me and I will shut up."

    Posted by sui on Thu, Oct 10, 2019, at 11:27 PM

    Guilty.....now shut up.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sun, Apr 26, 2020, at 2:33 PM
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    Doubles every 7 days in Bedford County now

    Apr 25 - 159 cases

    May 2 - 311 cases

    May 9 - 622 cases

    May 16 - 1,244 cases

    May 23 - 2,488 cases

    May 30 - 4,976 cases

    Jun 6 - 9,952 cases

    Jun 13 - 19,904 cases

    Jun 20 - 39,808 cases

    Jun 27 - 79,616 cases

    ---- Total Population of Bedford Co in (2019) was 49,713 people--

    The residents of Bedford County will not be able to vote this Year because they will all be dead (if you Listen to the Deep State Lame Stream Media Coronavirus Data)!

    Wow! Just 2 more months and we will all be DEAD!

    So why is everyone so worried about everyone wearing masks and gloves and staying back 6 feet from other people? For that matter, why is everyone worried about going back to work?

    I know! The Lame Stream Media is giving us an extra month to live just since April 25, 2020.

    When you look at all their data, more than half the population in TN will be DEAD before the 2020 Election. Your vote just isn't gonna count this year. Maybe that is why the Dems want a mail in vote to count? ROTFLMAO

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Apr 28, 2020, at 6:16 PM
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    Sui, even if everyone in the county contracted Covid-19, very few Bedfordians would die. The current lethality is thought to be around 1%. Once testing for antibodies becomes widespread and we get a good idea of how many have actually had it that were asymptomatic, the death rate is likely to drop even further.

    -- Posted by fair share on Tue, Apr 28, 2020, at 6:29 PM
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    Just have to be smarter than what you are working with!

    The fact is the Coronavirus dies when it reaches 47 degrees. What part of that doesn't everyone hear? Your home so go outside and soak up some sunshine. The sunshine will not only heat up your temperature but kills the Coronavirus. How many people do you know that has a body temperature that drops down to 47 degrees. If it does, you don't have to worry about having Coronavirus. The sunshine gives your body what it needs to help your immune system fight off every disease known to man. It is nothing more than a yearly flu with a long name to scare you. They want you to thing it is a Coronavirus Virus. It will kill babies who weren't breast fed and Old people who have been given drugs that we don't need and the side effects that double the poison in our bodies making it impossible for our tired old immune system to fight off everything that is thrown at us. Us old people have to help our immune systems by undoing the bad things we did through out our entire life.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Apr 28, 2020, at 6:35 PM
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    fairshare, That is correct. It is all just a Plandemic to commit Agenda 21, but the White hats stole possession of it and changed it. It is being used to keep the people off the streets and hide the executions of the Mass Arrests.

    The Celiberties and Deep State operatives and Human Traffickers are given the choice of execution by lethal injection or Military Tribunal. Most are choosing the lethal injection like John McCain, George H.W. Bush, Tom Hanks and his wife, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Apr 28, 2020, at 7:22 PM
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    Blessed Assurance,

    I thought everyone knew that President Trump was going to declare a National Emergency and bring out the Troops (Over 1 Million of them are in operations now in the US) as Martial Law. Those arrested were to be taken to GitMo or other Military Bases and Tried by Military Tribunals, taken out and executed if that is their punishment.

    Thousands have already been arrested and executed without trial because they chose to be executed to save their reputation for a short while longer before the Lame Stream Media is taken over and reveals everything. Just like John McCain and George H.W. Bush's Execution. No trials, they knew they were guilty of treason. Same with Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. You just keep listening to the Lame Stream Media and their lies.

    Over 1 million American Troops have been operating inside these United States Arresting and killing Deep State Operatives.

    The Beauty of it all, is Trump is a genius. He is doing it right now and people have no idea it is happening BECAUSE they are too busy complaining about not working and being able to go out shopping when they want to.

    No one told them to stock up on something to eat on for a month or so, just in case the power went off.

    Well, the arrests are still going on and it involves the Military going in the tunnels and rescuing children who have been raped and tortured by these Deep State Operatives that everyone wants to listen to and believe instead of the truth because it sound too unbelievable to believe.

    Our Military is going in these tunnels everyday and shooting anyone who is armed and do not surrender, I believe that could be considered an execution if they are killed without a trial. We are talking about thousand of Deep State people. I imagine some are surrendering but will be tried by a Military Tribunal so who knows. The thing is, it is happening everyday right here in the US and very few people know anything about it.

    This has never ever happened in the United States by our own people. This is the first time our Military has been in operations to attack American people - The Deep State Vermons and Demons - Not the Americans who are complaining about the living conditions in their own homes.

    We are about to hear the "DeClass" that will explain to most of you what has been going on and what has been happening. The Lame Stream Media may be arrested before this comes out because the Lame Stream Media lies too much to be trusted with the truth. That along is going to shock the Country when your favorite news reporter is arrested for sedition and thrown in prison for 20 years or more. That will make the people sit up and take notice.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Apr 28, 2020, at 7:55 PM
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    What good does it do if you have the paper, but the business owners in Bedford County don't have enough sense to know there are over 50,000 people living in Bedford County that would like to buy in their own County stores to help the County and Cities with more tax money? That's like the Mexicans earning U.S. Dollars then sending it back to Mexico where it will help the Wealth of Mexico.

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, May 1, 2020, at 1:28 PM
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    One of my sources told me that if you want to buy toilet paper you just have to ask a salesperson to go back and get you some. They are rationing it out to customers.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, May 5, 2020, at 1:25 AM
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