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Although the majority of the commercials during the Super Bowl were somewhat a disappointment compared to past years, there were a couple that really spoke out some important messages. I am referring to the commercials that addressed the funding for terrorist activity.



The subject of how terrorism is supported and funded by many Americans is important. Most terrorist organizations get there money by selling drugs to unsuspecting users. The world drug trade is enormous, and generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year. This amount of money puts a lot of power in the hands of those at the top of these organizations, many of which have deep-seeded anger at America for a variety of reasons. The important message that came out of these commercials is that when you spend your money on drugs, you are spending your money to promote and encourage death and destruction on innocent people.




Think about the gang problems we experience in our own communities across the United States. Where are those gangs getting their funding from? Next time you feel like “getting high and having a good time” think about what you are really doing to your own personal safety as well as to the safety of your family and others that you care about. Terrorism is not necessarily a foreign problem, it is much closer to all of us than we realize. I hope that those that read this will share the information with others that might not know what they are really doing.

Eric Yerkes

Nevada City


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