By the time you read this, the banter about the recent Chinese surveillance balloon being seen flying over the country may have subsided. In addition, a second Chinese surveillance balloon was detected over South America this past week too. [Read more...]
Rich Gurka: China is Winning
U.S. overdose deaths from opioids, primarily fentanyl, numbered approximately 68,630 in 2020, 80,816 in 2021. Will that number exceed 100,000 in 2022? (Source: Center for Disease Control)
Full disclosure: I have had three family members die from drug usage; two from fentanyl overdoses; one from AIDS associated with being a needle sharing heroin user (who probably was a ‘switch hitter’ too). I didn’t have much sympathy. There is a reason getting drugged up is called “doing dope”. For perspective, the total number of U.S casualties from the entire Vietnam War currently stands at 58,220. [Read more...]
Rich Gurka: A Covid Scam and Other Musings
By Rich Gurka
It has been quite a while since I’ve submitted anything for publication. We have been ‘sheltering’ out of state (no, NOT in jail!!).
1. A Carmi woman whom I personally know got scammed last week. She wanted a small dog for companionship. She “purchased” a Yorkie from an online seller. [Read more...]
Rich Gurka’s Take on The Politically Correct Virus
By Rich Gurka
There are many self- appointed "masters of the universe" amongst us. They
are both Republicans and Democrats. They are 'the establishment', the
"elite' who must tell us how to live, how to think, what to drive, how hot
or cold to keep our homes, what bathroom to use, what and how much to eat.
The list is endless. [Read more...]
Charlie’s Voice – Corona Virus
By Charles Melton
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. (Joseph Heller, Catch 22) [Read more...]
IL Farm Bureau Statement on New Agreement with China
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding today’s signing of a Phase One trade agreement with China.