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October 28, 2009
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#3

9/11 killed about 3000 people.

about 5000 US troops have died in Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan.

over one million iraqis have died since our ’03 invasion.

about 100,000 civilians were bombed by the US.

at least 8000 afghans were killed and 2 million displaced.

more pakistanis were killed by US cluster bombs and CIA drones than all the Pakistians that were killed during Bush’s presidency.

what are the numbers here?

#2

Kat is a stimulant but it isn’t like coffee. It is much more addictive and the chemical compound in it that effects our brains is totally different from coffee’s. Also, the reporter was right when he used the word “narcotic.” It is outlawed in many countries.

#1

I enjoyed the segment on coffee production in Ethiopia on October 28th’s show, but I was a bit dismayed to see how the other popular crop that is grown there – “kat” (if that is how it’s spelled?) – was represented by the reporter. Kat was called a “narcotic,” which it is not — it is, in fact, a stimulant just like coffee. And true, it IS highly addictive, but anyone who drinks coffee knows how very physically addictive that IT is. The mainstream commercial western media has already demonized kat, so it would be nice to see a bit more objectivity from such a quality news source as World Focus!

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