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Something very neat and nice happened to those attending the Scobey at Fairview football game Friday, September 25. As fans were paying their way into Starr Field and being handed a program, there were some high-school-aged females there as well. They, too, were handing out something — free meat sticks to anyone who wanted one. I received a Sweet BBQ smoked snack stick. Pasted on the package were these words: HERE’S THE BEEF: you’d starve without agriculture! Supporting current and future farmers, Fairview FFA.

In case you don’t know FFA stands for Future Farmers of America and, in case you don’t know, Scobey High School does not have a FFA chapter. For a community based on agriculture, and prides itself of that fact, doesn’t it seem strange there is not a Future Farmers of America group here in Scobey? And please, don’t say we can’t afford it. — mike

 

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“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

 

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Some disturbing statistics all of us should know: In the U.S., more than 2.3 million people experience homelessness each year; 36% of the homeless population is families with children, which is the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population; 40% are U.S. military veterans; 1.36 million are children under the age of 18 years; 30% of homeless have been homeless for more than two years; 22% suffer from mental illness; 66% of homeless have problems with alcohol, drug abuse or mental illness; Average monthly income for a homeless individual is $348; Annual number of food stamp recipients who are children is 9.3 million; 25% of homeless people are employed; 12 million children in the U.S. live below the poverty level and 20% of the people in a soup kitchen are children. — mike

 

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Did you know if you are a U.S. citizen and move to another country it doesn’t matter where you earn your money you are still liable for paying the U.S. income tax on any worldwide earnings? — mike

 

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On the Speculative Investor Blog dated Septem-ber 10, 2020 the title of the article was Money Creation Mechanics. The first paragraph of the article stated this: “Since the Fed implemented its first Quantitative Easing (QE) program in 2008-2009, many analysts have claimed that QE adds to bank re-serves but does not increase the money supply (bank reserves aren’t counted in the money supply). Such claims are patently wrong.”n That’s like someone saying “I have a (visible) 10-dollar bill in my right hand and a (visible) 20-dol-lar bill in my left hand but I only have 7 dollars.” I know it’s bunk, you know it’s bunk, but the currency creators think we are all stupid. — mike

 

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The Emmy Awards, the annual celebration of television heading into the new fall season, was aired Sunday, September 20. In 2013 the annual awards show had 17.6 million viewers tuning in to see who would win. Last year the Emmy’s drew 6.9 million viewers, the first time ever viewership dipped below 10 million. This year it dropped to 6.1 million. Why the major decline? That’s easy as most of the national NEWS — Non Edited World Situation — has become nothing more than faaaaar left-leaning propaganda. Many of the situation comedies and even a few of the game shows — the new Match Game, for instance — are downright vulgar. Then there are some of the professional athletes currently using their sports as a protest platform, which is turning away viewers. That’s just a few examples, and it is reflected in the declining Emmy numbers. Many people aren’t tak-ing it anymore. To be fair, it is their constitutional right — freedom of speech — to create such content, regardless of how low some people can go. Also to be fair, there are still many good shows appearing on flat screens across the country. Will the downward trend continue? Who knows, but what is known is the demonic powers that be will make darn sure the industry will always have funding to peddle its filth, mind control and whatever else is on its agenda at the time! — mike

 

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s com-ing attractions.” — Albert Einstein