Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Real Lesson of Hurricane Sandy: NYC is Ill Prepared for a Real Disaster

During an emergency, the government may or may not take care of you.  But one thing’s certain: Nobody cares more about your well being than you do, so you should put the most effort into prepping!

Via EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Real Lesson of Hurricane Sandy: NYC is Ill Prepared for a Real Disaster.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most severe, Hurricane Sandy can be ranked somewhere between a 2 and 3 as far as an emergency for New York City. There were very few deaths or injuries as a result of the hurricane, though property damage will be in the billions of dollars.

What is important to recognize, however, is that the low level emergency revealed just how unprepared the city is for a major catastrophe that includes the loss of power.

It’s clear now that while the Mayor of NYC holds press conferences on the size of cups that should be allowed for sugary drinks, no one has been checking on the capabilities of NYC hospitals to survive a power outage during an emergency.

Winter and more bad weather are coming — be prepared!

Did Obama Watch in “Real Time” as Benghazi Attack Unfolded?

It seems Obama found out about the attack on Benghazi, received calls for help from the endangered Americans, prevented them from getting any help, watched them die, then flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.

A retired senior military official said he has been told by “sources” that President Barack Obama was at the White House watching in real time as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, took place September 11. If true, surveillance of the attack as it unfolded would have come from a pair of unarmed drones that were dispatched to the scene and recorded the tail end of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, including two former Navy SEALs.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who served as a senior operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan in 2003, told Fox News that the attack unfolded during the “middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down. According to my sources [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”

The entire sordid story is at: Did Obama Watch in “Real Time” as Benghazi Attack Unfolded?.

It would be nice if the mainstream media gave this some attention.

I like the way she puts it: