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Jim/Bill,

While the public is distracted by the side show, the real news gets over looked.

Dave

Trump Impeachment… Slapstick Diversion From Reality
December 20, 2019

Fittingly for the jolly season, the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Trump was more pantomime than serious politics.

“Oh yes, he is!.. Oh no, he isn’t!..” and so it went on for nearly 10 hours of to-and-fro between Democrats and Republicans. Eventually, the finale came when black-clad Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hammered the gavel, announcing President had been impeached – only the third-ever in two-and-half centuries of 45 presidents.

It was a foregone conclusion given the Democrat majority in the House. The next step in the impeachment process goes to the Republican controlled Senate next month where Trump will almost certainly be acquitted.

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Jim/Bill,

The media has the public distracted with impeachment so they do not pay attention to what is going on in the real world.

Dave

War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
December 20, 2019

“The Big Reveal for the Washington Post was the release of the Afghanistan Papers. A series of interviews and documents “compiled in secret” and then the subject of a “legal challenge” from the US government. The WaPo baldly calls it: “A secret history of the war”. But there’s nothing here that’s really secret, and very little actual history. What do they tell us? Absolutely nothing, except what we’re supposed to believe.” ( Kit Knightly, December 20, 2019)

What is the unspoken “secret truth” which has not been featured in the Afghanistan Papers?

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Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of heroin addiction in the US.

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.

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Jim/Bill,

As we said on Saturday, if this is the best economy ever, why have 15,000 stores closed in the past two years?

Dave

More Than 9,300 Stores Closed Across US in 2019: Report
December 19, 2019

A report found that more than 9,300 stores have closed or are closing across the United States in 2019, including locations operated by Payless, Gymboree, Fred’s, Walgreens, Family Dollar, and many more.

According to a report (pdf) by Coresight Research, which released its year-end report on the closing stores, 5,844 stores closed in 2018. In 2019, 9,302 stores were reported to have been shut down or were going to be shut down, which is a 59 percent increase over 2018.

Payless ShoeSource shut down 2,100 stores, Fred’s shut down 564, Ascena Retail shut down 781, Gymboree shut down 740, Sears closed down 210, and Charlotte Russe shut down 512. Twelve businesses had at least 200 locations shut down in 2019, the research organization said.

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Jim/Bill,

I would recommend all readers watch the short video in this article.

Dave

AT&T Unleashes 5G In 10 More U.S. Cities Despite Warnings, Lawsuits, And Opposition
December 22, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately, they don’t and haven’t been since long before the Trump administration (see 1, 2).

They’ve become much more dangerous because of the “Race for 5G” which they’re even allowing to be funded with taxpayer dollars (see 1, 2).

Despite lawsuits, opposition, and warnings, they keep forcing its installation. Doctors and scientists insist that 5G is NOT safe and have been requesting a moratorium on installation since 2017.

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