If you think food prices are high now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.  If the experts are correct - hopefully they aren’t - Americans are about to be socked with much higher food prices.  Worse than that, they should expect to be paying much more for many other products, too.  

If you’ve never heard of a jararacussu you certainly have plenty of company. The jararacussu is a poisonous snake.  They are most commonly found in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina, and when people living there see one, they quickly go in the opposite direction. Researchers, on the other hand, draw closer, hoping to learn all they can about them.  That’s because its venom may be helpful in the battle against COVID.

“One nation, under G-d, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” 

The wonderful concepts expressed by these words in the Pledge of Allegiance once characterized the United States. Unfortunately, this no longer seems to be the case - certainly not to the extent it used to.  In fact, America has become more polarized than at any time since the Civil War, and one of the issues fueling this division is vaccinations.  It is generating very intense emotions, and apparently neither side sees any middle ground or room for compromise.   

People familiar with the company say it reminds them of an intelligence agency, collecting and analyzing data about everything.  Some believe that it has placed sources in virtually every major company, who then report on the developments at those firms and the unfolding trends they discover.  The CIA, FBI, and police departments around the country are among their blue-ribbon clients, and it collaborates with major institutions about the latest economic and market trends.