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No Police No Problem

No Police No Problem … Really?

No shirt, No shoes, No police, No problem. Cities deciding to cut their police funding should stop and ask: Who was Jimmy Hoffa? Maybe they could be cutting their own supply lines. Would that be an issue? What percentage of food, hardware, lumber, electrical supplies, etc. comes by a truck?

Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods Closes Three Plants

Smithfield is the largest pork processor in the nation and recent plant closures are sparking shortage concerns. Guess what? It turns out a Chinese billionaire owns Smithfield Foods. If the shutdowns drag on much longer, we have bigger problems than a virus.

US vs China trade war

Data Point – I would say that it looks like China is losing the trade war

First point: U.S. trade deficit falls 7.6% in October to 16-month low on decline in Chinese imports. (12/5/19) Second point: US – China Trade War: Chinese Exports To US Fall 23% Amid Tensions Between Washington, Beijing. (12/10/19) Third point: Chinese official says Beijing wants US trade deal ASAP. (12/10/19) Fourth Point:  Firms Withdraw From China …

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