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American Hotels Experienced Worst Year Ever

According to STR, Inc, a hotel industry market data firm, 2020 was absolutely the worst year on record for hotels as industrywide profits fell to zero, as the virus pandemic and resulting government-enforced social distancing measures kept travelers at home.  STR’s latest report said the US hotel occupancy rate was 44% for the year, down from…

AT&T Wants to Borrow $14B for 5G Deployment Despite Reported Slow Speeds and Increasing American 5G Opposition

By B.N. Frank In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe.  There is research that has indicated it is NOT SAFE. American 5G opposition continues to increase for health and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), concerns about property value, and…

A Soviet Dissident Explains American Censorship

By Barry Brownstein Many consider Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate to be the greatest Russian novel of the 20th century. A searing portrait of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate on its very first page exposes the bitter truth about authoritarianism: Everything that lives is unique. It is unimaginable that two people, or two briar-roses, should…

Trump's China Trade War Cost Up To 245,000 American Jobs: Study

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, A new study estimates that President Trump’s trade war with China caused the loss of up to 245,000 American jobs. The study from the US-China Business Council (USCBC) and Oxford Economics said a moderate reduction of tariffs on both sides could lead to an additional 145,000 US jobs and an…

Politics Won't Fix The American Decline

Authored by Zachary Yost via The Mises Institute, By any measure, 2020 was not a very good year for human freedom. By now everyone is very familiar with the assaults on liberty stemming from measures ostensibly in the name of stopping the spread of covid and the way in which such measures have threatened the…

More American Cities Stop Recycling Programs Because They Can’t Afford Them

By B.N. Frank It’s not only toxic E-Waste being dumped in landfills instead of being recycled.  Plastics and other hazardous materials often end up there as well.  Unfortunately, this is a problem that’s only going to get worse since more American cities are cancelling their recycling programs due to cost. From The Denver Channel: AKRON,…

Public Health Department Posts American Academy of Pediatricians Recommendations to Reduce Cell Phone Exposure

By B.N. Frank American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts have warned for many years that children are more vulnerable to exposure to cell phone and other sources of wireless radiation.  Research has determined that exposure to can Kudos to the North Carolina Public Health Department for posting American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations…

Another American Utility Receives Complaints about “Price Shock” Associated with “Smart” Meters

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – are expensive and unnecessary.  In the U.S. they were federally mandated and proponents promised that these meters would reduce customer bills and save energy. Research has determined that they DO NOT SAVE meaningful amounts of energy. Also, in many cases, customer rates have…

Congress Gives $1.9B to Rip-and-Replace Huawei and ZTE Equipment from American Networks as Part of COVID Package

By B.N. Frank Wireless connections have always been more vulnerable to hackers than hard-wired connections.  Wireless network vulnerability is also NOT a new thing. Last month it was reported that one longstanding network flaw has continued to NOT be fixed.  Also reported – due to security concerns, Congress allocated $1.9B to remove Huawei and ZTE…

American Gold Eagle Sales Up 455% In 2020

Via SchiffGold.com, Demand for physical gold and silver surged last year as smart investors sought safe haven from a record-breaking expansion in the money supply, record federal budget deficits, and quantitative easing set to infinity. Sales of US gold and silver bullion coins at the US Mint hit a 4-year high in 2020. The Mint sold 884,000 ounces…

American Airlines Is Ending Support For Emotional Support Animals

American Airlines is finally ending the literal circus that was becoming “emotional support animals” at airports and in airplanes nationwide. Hopefully, other airlines will follow suit. Back in the day, there were seeing eye dogs, sheep herding dogs and cadaver dogs that were specially trained and that was it. Every good doggo was an “emotional support animal”…

The American System Is One Big Grift

Authored by Peter van Buren via TheAmericanConservative.com, The Bidens, and even the Clintons, are small-time players. The real corruption is much bigger, much higher, and entirely unpunished. I learned the facts of life from a drunk uncle. He was not an American, and worked in international construction in Asia. His main job was to bribe…

More American School Districts Providing Unsafe WiFi Hotspots for Remote Student Learning

By B.N. Frank The U.S. government knew decades ago that exposure to cell phone and wireless “WiFi” radiation was harmful.  American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have been warning for many years that children were more vulnerable to it.  In fact, schools in the U.S. and worldwide that have already replaced WiFi with…

The Rich Got Richer During COVID-19 – Here’s How American Billionaires Performed

By Tyler Durden We’ve all been affected by the pandemic-induced mayhem of 2020. But, as Visual Capitalist’s Carmen Ang notes, when it comes to finances, some have fared far better than others. While job loss persists for Americans making less than $20 an hour, the rich have gotten richer. More specifically, the most wealthy American billionaires have…

The Rich Got Richer During COVID-19. Here's How American Billionaires Performed

We’ve all been affected by the pandemic-induced mayhem of 2020. But, as Visual Capitalist’s Carmen Ang notes, when it comes to finances, some have fared far better than others. While job loss persists for Americans making less than $20 an hour, the rich have gotten richer. More specifically, the most wealthy American billionaires have seen their net…

The Year In Which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged

Authored by James Bovard via The American Institute for Economic Research, Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing…

2020: The Year In Which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged

By James Bovard Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing to pay rent, and Americans…

American Communities Are Installing Affordable Municipal Broadband – Is Yours?

By B.N. Frank A group of telecom experts who call themselves “The Irregulators” are among the many organizations that have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for failing to protect Americans from the telecom industry.  The good news is that THEY WON! Because of this, state utility commissions are able to divert taxpayer…

McMaken: The American Revolution Was A Culture War

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Two hundred and forty-seven years ago this month, a group of American opponents of the Crown’s tax policy donned disguises and set about methodically destroying a shipment of tea imported into Boston by the East India Company. The vandals trespassed on privately owned ships in Boston Harbor and threw the…

What If Jesus Had Been Born In The American Police State?

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the…

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