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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NYC Prepares for Nuclear Jihad Attack

While President Obama stumps for the beauty of Islam in the wake of jihadi attacks in Oklahoma, Canada (not to mention the enormous gains made by the Islamic State, Boko Haram, and others) — New York is in reality mode.

But remember, Obama say, the Islamic State is not Islamic!

One has to wonder if Obama would call a nuclear attack in NYC “tragic” much the way he called the jihd attacks in Canada “tragic” and “senseless”. He described Fort Hood as “tragic” as well. Deaths from hurricanes or car accidents are “tragic” — jihad is war.


Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square,” CBS, October 22, 2014

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York City region’s emergency agencies are practicing for a disaster.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region.

Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square

The drill’s scenario also included a shutdown of subway service and interruptions to cellphone service.

The city agency practiced rehearsing communications with the federal government and local law enforcement agencies in the Tri-State area.

“We would have to get that message to speak with one voice, with our partners in Connecticut, in Jersey, in the state of New York,” OEM Commissioner Joe Esposito said.

The agency also rehearsed how it would get word to the public during the crisis.

Esposito said the blast would produce an electromagnetic pulse, disrupting much of communications, Lamb reported.

“What’s the message? Shelter in place, evacuate, seek medical aid. How would we do that? Social media, if it’s up and running. We know a lot of this is going to be down for a time period, so we know that a big part of it would be radios,” Esposito said. “The best thing would be portable radios.”

Officials stressed that while not everything can be predicted in a disaster, the training exercises are vital practice.

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Letter: Costco Emergency Foods

I know you all recommend Costco Emergency Food. I don’t know if you’ve been monitoring them, but about Tuesday they had sold out of at least three items. Just 24 hours later, it was 11 sold out. (I counted.) Now it’s almost all sets. All of the expensive sets, including the $4-5K pallets, have sold out. It’s worth noting to your readers. As they sell out, they’re initially putting “sold out” over the product, then removing it totally from the website. – P.K.

Hugh Replies: Costco is a tough cookie to base buying trends on. Their purchasing model seems to be different than most stores. I don’t disagree that people are starting to wake up, but Costco would not be the store that I base that statement on. I do not have behind-the-scenes purchasing information, but over the years I have seen products come and go. They want to carry whatever sells, but they also look for deals in their purchasing. They don’t seem to be concerned that any particular product is available all the time; in fact, I have seen them delay product on the shelves for several months because they can get a better deal from the manufacturer.

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Canada Parliament Shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau A Muslim Of Algerian Descent (#Ottawa)

The gunman was described as "dressed all in black with a scarf over his face" when he murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. He has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. After murdering Cpl. Cirillo at the War Memorial Zehaf-Bibeau then opened fire in the Parliament building. He was eventually killed by the sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers.

This is reportedly a picture of the Islamic jihadist Bibeau (it comes from an account linked to ISIS) that is going around Twitter (and yes, I indeed am 'going there' and calling this SOB exactly what he is ... a jihadist):


CBS has reported that sources say his name was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, and he sometimes dropped the Michael and went by Abdul Zehalf Bibeau. The Vancouver Sun reported that Bibeau was arrested in British Columbia in 2011.

According to the Globe and Mail Bibeau was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and that his passport had been seized â€" the same circumstances surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down two Canadian Forces soldiers with his car.

Here's a video on of what went on in the Parliament building during the shooting:

More to come ...

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McDisaster: Fast Food Is Dying – Make a Killing From It…

Excuse me sir, would you like to super-size that crash?

McDonalds stock is getting crushed right now. Shares have been in a tailspin since June. But it’s not just Mickey Dee’s. Coca Cola shares are in freefall, too.

Bad news for them. But if you want to rake in a pile of easy money, it could be great news for you. Here’s why…

See, Americans just aren’t choking down this junk like they used to. The fast food burger, fries and a Coke are just down payments on an early coronary – and Type II diabetes. And everyone’s finally gotten the message. In a recent Consumer Reports survey, McDonalds ranked dead last in food quality, value, and service. Consumers are looking for healthier alternatives, and there’s a growing demand for “green” organic and hormone-free foods.

Just look at shares of McDonalds Corp. (NYSE:MCD). It’s down nearly 4% on the year. Only yesterday, the fast food giant reported 30% drop in its third-quarter earnings. Management cites challenges in the biz that are “more formidable than expected.”

Gee, I wonder if the captain of the Titanic used that phrase to describe the threat of icebergs after he slammed into one…


Whatever McDonald’s excuses are for laying an egg this earnings season, one fact is undeniable: Unhealthy, traditional food offerings are on their way out the door. And anyone owning shares of the junk-peddlers will suffer in the long-term. The stock is already breaking down to new lows on the year. It’s only a matter of time before shares find themselves locked in an even nastier downtrend.

Still don’t believe me? Check out Coca Cola Co. (NYSE:KO). The Big Mac’s best friend is coming off its sugar high and spiraling lower. After posting disappointing earnings and a cruddy full-year outlook, Coke shares took their worst one-day hit since October 2008.


Both McDonalds and Coca Cola are in big trouble. And these are Dow stocks we’re talking about! Investors are looking to these names for safety. But they’re getting nothing but losses.

Here’s the truth that many investors can’t admit: There’s no growth in junk food anymore. Consumers’ habits are changing. They’re gluten free, low-carb, no-carb, organic and environmentally aware. I really don’t care if you think these are the attitudes of tree-huggers and hippies —I’m just telling you what’s happening in the market.

Companies are realizing they need to shift focus to healthier options — or lose market share.

So put that burger down and sell these bloated “junk” stocks now.


Greg Guenthner

for The Daily Reckoning

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What Happens When the Dollar is Abandoned? — James Wesley Rawles

[Ed. Note: JWR joins the show at 8:25]

from The Liberty Brothers:

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Islamic State Releases This Photo of Canadian Shooter Michael Zehaf Bibeau

Michael Zehaf Bibeau is Canadianborn in 1982. He is 32 years old. Shortly after his name was released, this picture was circulated on Twitter: (hat tip Heavy)

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