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Another Food Processing Plant Attacked, Burned 

Another Food Processing Plant Attacked, Burned 

An unknown organization or government appears to be systematically attacking America’s food processing plants.

At least 15 facilities have burned to the ground this year and industry experts fear the assault could further exacerbate food supply shortages and inflation.

“Personally, I do not remember a time in history where so much damage was done to a single industry in such a short period of time,” laments a Technocracy editor.

Forsman Farms, a large egg producer in Howard Lake, MN, recently reported a fire that killed hundreds of thousands of chickens. “It’s a lot of chickens. It’s a hit to the egg market, it’s people’s jobs, it’s a local community,” says Eddie Olson, a Howard Lake resident who saw the fire. “So any time anything big like that happens, it’s not good.” 

No humans were injured during the fire, but extensive property damage was reported to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the fire appeared to be accidental, but an investigation is underway given the recent increase in such “accidents.” 

In 2020, factory fires were reported as the #1 contributing factor towards supply shortages. In 2021, more factory fires were reported than in any year previous.

Here are just a few of the many facilities that have reported fires or explosions in recent months: 

  • Taylor Farms food processing plant in Salinas, CA
  • Walmart distribution center in Avon, IN
  • East Conway Beef & Pork meat market in Conway, NH
  • JBS Grand Island Beef processing center in Grand Island, NE
  • Nestle Prepared Foods facility in Jonesboro, AR
  • Maid-Rite meat processing plant in Dunmore, PA
  • Wisconsin River Meats meat processing facility in Mauston, WI
  • Deli Star Corporation production facility in Fayetteville, IL

Two additional food processing plants were destroyed by plane crashes. And in January, ASML Berlin reported a fire in one of its production buildings. ASML is a German company that supplies equipment necessary for the semiconductor industry (an industry heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic).

It seems unlikely that all of these tragedies were accidents. To quote former Naval Intelligence Officer and James Bond author Ian Fleming: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.”

Enemy action is exactly what Eric Goshen believes is happening within the food processing industry. 

“We are being attacked,” says Goshen, a disabled vet and preparedness expert who runs a YouTube channel called Goshen Prepping. “There’s no way you can go through all of these fires, all of these explosions and problems and simply just chalk it up as coincidence. If you do…you are completely naive.”

In the video linked below, Goshen describes the attacks against America’s food processing facilities as acts of “agro-terrorism” that could signal the “very beginning stages of war.” This form of sabotage is nothing new and has been conducted in the past to cripple economies or starve a population in order to incite a revolt against the current government. 

Authors’ Note: Though it remains unclear whether these attacks are being perpetrated by a foreign power, or a group of disgruntled individuals, the worst case scenario here is that we are suffering a very effective terrorist assault against the agriculture sector that is designed to undermine the public’s confidence in the government.

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Sources:

Who is Burning Down America’s Food Processing Plants? 

Fire kills tens of thousands of chickens at Wright County Farm 

Our Food Processing Plants are UNDER ATTACK! (YouTube)

Editors note: Here is another list, a bit bigger. We hate to engage in conspiracy theories (sorry, that’s a lie, we kind of like it), but this is just a strange and bizarre series of events. We have not researched all of these.

An updated list of USA-based destroyed Food Manufacturing Plants
1 ➖4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
2 ➖7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
3 ➖8/13/21 JBS beef plant
4 ➖8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
5 ➖7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
6 ➖10/21/21 Darigold plant
7 ➖11/15/21 Garrard County food plant
8➖11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company
9➖12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods
10➖1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing Plant
11➖1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La
12➖1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant
13➖2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats
14➖2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
15➖2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
16➖2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
17➖2/15/22 Shearer’s Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
18➖2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant
19➖2/18/22 Bess View Farms
20➖2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry
21➖2/22/22 Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant
22➖2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.
23➖2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns
24➖2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns
25➖3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
26➖3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
27➖3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
28➖3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, MD
29➖3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, IA
30➖3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of vows burns
31➖3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
32➖3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
33➖3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
34➖3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
35➖3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
36➖3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
37➖3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
38➖3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
39➖3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
40➖3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
41➖3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
42➖3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
43➖3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
44➖3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
45➖3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
46➖3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.
47➖3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.
48➖3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
49➖3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
50➖4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
51➖4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
52➖4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
53➖4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
54➖4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
55➖4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota
56➖4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.
57➖4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant
58➖4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
59➖4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
60➖4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant
61➖4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
62➖4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
63➖ 4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
64➖4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
65➖4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Colorado

Postcript: A chart over time.

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26 Comments

  1. Roger

    It’s the democrats

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    • Atina

      You are right we must destroy thr Democrats. They are evil.

      Reply
      • Ben

        What other Americans do you feel merit destruction?

        Any particular method in mind?

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        • Clifford mckinney

          Democrats ain’t Americans. They work to destroy the country

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          • Ben

            I was born in NJ. I am a Democrat. You telling me I am less an American as you?

            Have you read the Constitution.

  2. frank stetson

    A competent journalist would have seen the plethora of debunking stories and facts and AT LEAST aired them with your story.

    Loved “We hate to engage in conspiracy theories (sorry, that’s a lie, we kind of like it), but this is just a strange and bizarre series of events,” although you may want to drop that if you continue on your shoddy journalism path since the fact checkers contradict, in this case, your “strange and bizarre” with average and normal. A good, honest, journalist would amend this one.

    Once again, you may have a story, but when you just cut n paste the right-wing blogosphere you look to be more foolish and one step behind Tucker and Shawn.

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    • Rick

      I’ll bet your not taking any of this serious Frank. I’m sure you believe the Democrats will somehow bring you something to eat when there is nothing in the stores to buy. Some juicy bugs maybe or maybe some nice Frankenstein meat grown in a laboratory petry dish. Yum, Yum. And, I’m sure you will be happy owning nothing. You might want to take a look at the World Economic Forum and Klaus Schwab.

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      • frank stetson

        Rick,
        All I did was point out that there is a lot of contradictions out there to what Alice is proposing with her conjectures, experts disagree with Alice, and perhaps Alice should have included that IF she was attempting to be comprehensive, fair, and balanced as a journalist.

        If you believe that Democrats are burning food processing plants to destroy our food supply, that is your right. I am not sure where a food processing plant fire and the democratic party even cross paths, but again, that wasn’t what I was pointing out.

        With regard to Schwab, beyond them filling my freezer, I am afraid you will have to be more specific,

        Perhaps if you haven’t, you might read what the experts say.

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    • Joe Gilbertson

      If you think this is shoddy, you should start your own website. And when you are eating cockroach pate’ in a few years because your liberal friends demand that you be eco-friendly, you can remember this series of events as something that led up to it.

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      • frank stetson

        Are you suggesting I leave because you don’t like what I say?
        Or do you feel Alice can’t defend her work and you are some kind a knight in white armor?

        Fair and open, that’s who you are.

        Let me know when you wish to begin to debate on the merits of the argument.

        Until then: Two seconds, two clicks.

        “Data on the number fires at food-processing plants in 2022 “does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” according to the National Fire Protection Association. Despite no evidence of foul play, unfounded rumors from conservative pundits suggest a rash of “mysterious fires” may be part of a plan to disrupt the food supply.” https://www.factcheck.org/2022/05/unfounded-claims-about-frequency-and-causes-of-food-plant-fires/

        “The claim of a new “trend” of fires at food processing facilities does not hold up upon scrutiny.” https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/food-processing-plant/

        And from Packaging Strategies: “Since January there have been numerous fires at food manufacturing plants across the country. Is this coincidence or concern?” “By concern I don’t mean conspiracy, in fact many of fires have been ruled accidental. The concern is safety” https://www.packagingstrategies.com/articles/96891-can-we-talk-about-the-plant-fires

        So far, experts, beyond Tucker Carlson and Maggie Taylor Green, have indicated that Alice, technically speaking, is full of it. Joe must subscribe to that rushing headlong to her defense.

        “From what we have heard from media sources, there have been approximately 20 fires in US food processing facilities in the first 4 months of 2022, which is not extreme at all and does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” National Fire Protection Agency communications manager Susan McKelvey said to Powder & Bulk Solids. “The recent inquiries around these fires appears to be a case of people suddenly paying attention to them and being surprised about how often they occur. But NFPA does not see anything out of the ordinary in these numbers.”

        “Overall, fires happen more often than people think. In 2020, there were 490,500 structure fires in the US The 5,308 fires occurring in all manufacturing and processing plants, as noted above, represents 1% of all US fires,” McKelvey said. “Fires that represent less than 2% of the overall fire problem are considered statistically insignificant. As a result, the number of fires for this occupancy classification falls within that category.”

        “Claims of a suspicious “trend” of food processing plant fires in the US continue to spread on social media after the theory was debunked last week by Snopes and other fact checking organizations. Proponents of the conspiracy theory are repeating a message that more than 18 fires at US food facilities in recent months represents a strange string of events.”

        “From what we have heard from media sources, there have been approximately 20 fires in US food processing facilities in the first 4 months of 2022, which is not extreme at all and does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” NFPA communications manager Susan McKelvey said to Powder & Bulk Solids. “The recent inquiries around these fires appears to be a case of people suddenly paying attention to them and being surprised about how often they occur. But NFPA does not see anything out of the ordinary in these numbers.”

        While the organization does not maintain fire incident data for food processing plants specifically, analysis of the NFPA’s own data and information from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) found an annual average of 5,308 fires at all types of manufacturing and processing facilities between 2015 and 2019. The organization separately tallied an annual average of 961 fires at agriculture facilities, 1,115 incidents at grain or livestock storage sites, and 35 blazes at refrigerated storage locations over the same period.”

        “Overall, fires happen more often than people think. In 2020, there were 490,500 structure fires in the US The 5,308 fires occurring in all manufacturing and processing plants, as noted above, represents 1% of all US fires,” McKelvey said. “Fires that represent less than 2% of the overall fire problem are considered statistically insignificant. As a result, the number of fires for this occupancy classification falls within that category.”

        “When FEMA’s US Fire Administration was contacted for information regarding the recent fires at food processing facilities, external affairs specialist Thomas Olshanski pointed Powder & Bulk Solids to a passage in a Snopes article. (linked above) Data collected by USFA shows that fire departments responded to an average of 108,500 nonresidential fires each year between 2017 and 2019. Cooking accounted for the leading cause – about 30% – of those incidents. Misuse of material or product contributed to ignition in 31% of nonresidential fires during the period.”

        Alice, I can go on. Why didn’t you run one of the dozen articles attempting to debunk your theory before you ran your story? Again, you may be on to something her, but you have to do the work, the full story, not just something that Joe can support. He is not a trustworthy sounding board based on this “editorial” adventure on his part.

        Other debunkers:
        Rolling Stones: including Tucker, MTG dust up. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/marjorie-taylor-greene-food-plant-fires-tucker-carlson-1352772/

        US News/AP: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-05-03/fact-focus-food-plant-fires-fuel-conspiracy-theory

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        • Joe Gilbertson

          Most of the time I don’t like what you say (there are times you forget yourself though and say something rational).

          And if PBP wanted you gone you would be gone.

          But you probably spend more time getting irrelevant data and making up stuff than our writers do writing the original articles.

          And your “fact check” article featuring gratuitous remarks from various people and the BS Snopes organization don’t mean anything. Certainly not more authoritative than the “experts” int the Biden Administration who said that inflation would not be a problem. Clearly no one in “authority” has bothered to actually take a look.

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          • Bob

            Frank your fact checks are all bullshit.

          • frank stetson

            Jeeez, something we should know? I never see you jump to Larry’s defense like this. Seems almost personal :>). I am sorry that you feel that way. So emotional. Perhaps, like Alice, you should have looked before you leaped. Certainly, as usual, skipped answering any questions put forth.

            “And if PBP wanted you gone you would be gone.” Really? Where does that fall under your notion of “free speech?” The Joe-kind of free speech that lets me call you a 5-dollar whore journalist that wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you in the ass and paid for the privilege. I mean would that kind of lover of free speech wouldn’t ban people just because.

            “But you probably spend more time getting irrelevant data and making up stuff than our writers do writing the original articles.” Alice? Original article? Oxymoron much? Alice’s “article” was covered by Tucker in April, MT Greene did it in May, and frankly, if I looked, I can even find 2021 tin foil hat jobs like Alice’s. Joe, your rational is to poo-poo my sources like Snopes, etc, a favorite punching bag for posts like yours; you offer nothing else.

            To discount anything I brought up, Joe says he does not believe:

            National Fire Protection Association
            U.S. Department of Agriculture
            Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division
            National Chicken Council (Beef and Pork could not be contacted, but you can bet they concur with chicken.)
            National Fire Protection Agency
            National Fire Incident Reporting System
            FEMA’s US Fire Administration

            That’s some list of folks you think are worthless liars. Frankly, Joe, I am surprised you want to go to the mat on this one seeing how stupid it is and how stacked the evidence against your argument is. I mean we haven’t gone into the fire descriptions, that would make Alice (and you) look even stupider. I spared you that, so far. It’s pretty funny though.

            In the olden days, when I was a lad, lived in Buffalo where all the grain towers were for all the grain coming off the Great Lakes. A few times a year, one would blow from ignition of the dust in an empty tower. Went up like a candle, given there shape. It was NORMAL given the technology of the times. You can try the same thing — round galleon container with a hole, some tubing in the hole, and some sawdust and a lit candle inside. Blow on the tube and see the fun (note: it’s good to be below the container, firebomb will go straight up). That’s why the silo’s kept going up. Dust.

            As much as I want to dabble in the new Joe/Alice special conspiracy which everyone knows is true cuz it’s just like that Joe/Mika special thingee, fact is, Joe, this is more about YOU than Alice at this point. Since you keep pushing though, for the record: her story is shit, a cut n paste hack job of yesterday’s news, saw it last month on Fox, with zero added value. I said all she needed to do to be better than Tucker et al was to research what the experts are saying. I may be tough, but I am fair. I realize she may be great, but she better learn faster. I said: “Alice, I can go on. Why didn’t you run one of the dozen articles attempting to debunk your theory before you ran your story? Again, you may be on to something here, but you have to do the work, the full story, not just something that Joe can support. He is not a trustworthy sounding board based on this “editorial” adventure on his part.”

            I think that’s pretty fair. And true. And would have made this a great story.
            But you Joe, you say you are open but apparently most any source I bring up, no matter how much data they bring to the table, is bogus and the only “facts” you believe are what you pull out of your ass or get from the biased Chinese Falun Gong Epoch Times “news.” I am not Don Quixote; I can’t tilt your fact-base blackout. I can bring you to water, but we know you already drink too much. And then beat the wife.

            “Clearly no one in “authority” has bothered to actually take a look.” Now that’s how one really locks in a tin foil hat conspiracy — no one looked so therefore it’s true. You really know all the wordsmithing tricks. Just not how to find the truth. Are you still beating the wife?

            As to my time spent. I type very fast, I take trains/planes/limo’s, wait in offices, all sorts of time to help on the straight and narrow. And, honestly, let’s face it, except for Larry, no one really tosses anything difficult at me. And few come back with facts, just emotion, name calling, generalizations, and stereotyping. A lot of name-calling, idiotic stupid illogical blind disbelief like yours, and the best: let’s just discount anything a commie has to say. Well, fuck you very much, but it only takes minutes to lambast these age-old tropes dressed up in modern clothes. I am cutting and pasting myself a lot. Except for Larry, most are short on facts, long on conjecture and conspiracy. If you get me, as Larry has upon occasion, I will gladly fess up. Yes, Alice, I am waiting……..

            But for YOU, Joe, Mr. I-don’t-believe-anything-except-what-Trump-tells-me, here’s a piece from a far-right mag called The National Review which, I am sure, you can’t believe either. The author says succinctly about Alice’s subject and treatment: “So, what’s going on? Is this a nefarious conspiracy of arsonists, terrorists, or foreign agents? At this point, there’s no evidence of that and no reason to think it is the case.” If you have a sense of humor and are willing to laugh at what an ass you have just been, read the article. It’s pretty funny. I do like The National Review, like Larry, I may not agree but respect how they do it. Americans can differ on views.

            Have a great night, can’t wait for you to walk it back. It’s a teachable moment perhaps.

            https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/whats-really-going-on-with-these-food-facility-fires/

          • Joe Gilbertson

            You have free speech, its your guaranteed right that the government cannot keep you from speaking. But you are a mere guest here, with only the rights granted to a guest, and only for as long as you are welcome.

            But don’t worry, we have put up with your BS this long.

            The problem is that you blindly trust your liberal friends (who are not your friends).

          • frank stetson

            Did you read The National Review? Still waiting for you to walk back your acceptance of Alice’s conclusions…….not exactly on baited breadth……

            Odd that you are obsessed with me because you don’t like what I say, you say you are open, but you won’t comment on that piece….

            RE free speech —- ah, so you believe you retain the right of free speech restriction because you are a private business, object to social media’s restrictions (I presume, not 100% sure), but, even though you can restrict, as a business you readily allow foul language, ad hominem attacks unless third person, unless against a third person if the second person is from the left, and massive disinformation like The Big Lie (which, yes, I understand, you think is the truth). I get it. NOT.

            But I appreciate your comments, appreciate the forum, just wish the owner’s would do more to foster a good dialog between those who comment helping stay on the path of a good debate. The useless name calling, people berating other people not for what they say, but which party they are from. It’s boring and non productive. Can handle the disinformation, but even some of that is egregious and terribly misleading…..just profitable to you I guess.

            HAGD, and I am sure Alice appreciates your loyalty. But the article is a bogus report, a copy/paste of many other sources, with no added value by the author. IMO, and supported by many experts.

            BUSTED.

        • Ben

          The majority of the fires were caused by blm and antifa. Scumbags!!!!

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          • Ben

            Prove it or STFU, respectively.

  3. Gary

    Who was there when the looters were burning the cities. The proof is in who was doing the shit. I’m just sorry that more of them didn’t get shot Thank God for Rittenhouse

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    • Ben

      ???? Food processing plant genius.

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      • Gary

        I’m talking about the buildings burned in the cities by the low life scum. Dumbass.

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        • Ben

          On a thread about food processing plants burning?

          Hey, Sherman burned Atlanta, he was a Yankee.

          What a fun game. C

          Thanks

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          • Jeff

            Sherman was a piece of shit. Yankees 1. Rebels 0. Going into the 2nd half. Did you ever hear the song “ the south’s gonna do it again?” I bet we win next time. I also like the Hank Williams Jr. song “ if the south would have won we’d have it made “.

  4. Pete

    If we’d known that the country was going to be like it is we would have picked our own damned cotton.

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    • Ben

      Hell yes!!!

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      • Ben

        I always liked: the main difference if the South had won would be Monday Night Nascar as American’s sport…..

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  5. frank stetson

    I offered compelling evidence why Alice’s story is bunk, or at least not a comprehensive portrayal.

    Crickets.

    True Journalists at work.

    Hacks.

    Reply

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