by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
As holiday shoppers raided Black Friday sales and internet retailers ahead of Christmas, the establishment media heralded a new era of economic boom for the 2013 shopping season.
But things are not at all as they may seem if all you do is follow official government statistics and propagandized mainstream news report.
In the week leading up to Christmas, for example, retail analysis firm ShopperTalk advised that brick & mortar retail traffic was down over 20% this year.
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