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Sat Aug 14, 2021, 01:13 PM

11. And the terrible fires in that region in 2017 and 2018.

The largest city, Redding has a huge retirement population and of economic dependency on that retired community and tourism. A few years ago it was where more heart surgeries took place than anywhere else in the nation.

https://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/documents/health/tenet_redding.html
https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2005/11/25/62481.htm

Better known but pay walled sources,
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-nov-16-fi-tenet16-story.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/04/business/california-patients-talk-of-needless-heart-surgery.html

The locals in the area have been in economic distress for decades, and are often part of that insane divide California movement to make N. Cal the state of Jefferson.

The speaker is representative of his demographic, a left behind Citizen who did not want to or could not move to economic opportunity and while the official (conservative led) U.S. Government policy has been to focus on moving the U.S. population from rural areas to urban centers.

Like how the entire middle and agriculture center of the U.S. has been decimated by corporate ag taking over what was once family farms, achieved by farm policy that was changed in the 70s to favor corporate and monopolized food production over family farms followed by the deliberately created farm bubble bust of the 80s where millions of family farms were bankrupted. This was achieved by inflating the value, aggressively selling loans, special loans that could be called in by the lenders with only a few days notice and were.


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