Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Don’t Forget to Wear a Mask During a Nuclear Holocaust!
Many people don’t realize the biggest risk during global nuclear war is actually COVID.
That’s why the US government’s disaster preparation website, ready.gov, has updated its guidance on how to best protect yourself in the event of a nuclear explosion.
As soon as you realize that there’s been a nuclear explosion, you should go to the center or basement of a concrete building; this will shield you from the bulk of the incoming nuclear fallout.
However another danger lurks that’s almost as terrible as the nuclear blast and subsequent radiation poisoning: COVID-19!
Therefore the US government says that, while in a nuclear bunker, you should also:
“Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who are not part of your household. If possible, wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household.”
You’ll want to stay inside for at least 24 hours to allow the worst of the fallout to dissipate.
As you huddle together with strangers seeking comfort during the nuclear apocalypse:
“Continue to practice social distancing by wearing a mask and by keeping a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who not part of your household.”
The guidance does not recommend bringing items that may help reduce your radiation exposure, such as potassium iodide tablets.
But ready.gov DOES recommend that you “try to bring items that can help protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, cleaning materials, and two masks per person.”
But at least the guidance notes that “Hand sanitizer does not protect against fall out.”
LA Spends Up to $857,000 Per Unit on Homeless Housing
The idea was to give homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles a little studio or one bedroom apartment they could call their own.
Six years into the building project, an audit from the city controller revealed that one project is costing $857,000 per unit to build.
The average cost per unit was not much better— nearly $600,000 each in 2021.
The report also notes that despite “steep increases in public spending year over year to address homelessness in Los Angeles, more people are unhoused today” than in 2016, when the building projects began.
The controller found similar issues during the 2019 and 2020 audits, which went unaddressed and are now worse.
Ottawa Residents Experience PTSD from Freedom Convoy Protest
Did you suffer serious mental health issues during the two years that governments locked you in your home, shut down your business, and trampled your basic human rights in the name of COVID?
You’re probably just a right wing extremist who wants grandma to die.
But if you’re a resident of Ottawa who experienced trucks honking, you likely have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you poor thing.
The media wants you to know that the innocent victims of the evil Trucker Convoy are “haunted by ‘phantom honking’ — what sounds like blaring truck horns, but no actual sounds are there.”
One resident said he is experiencing “constant on-edgeness and fear”. Another complains that the phantom honking “feels a bit re-traumatizing”, and another discusses having to endure “torture” during the protests.
Forget about the protestors who were trampled by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or the countless other protestors who were brutalized by Fidel Castro’s son. Forget about the people who were arrested for carrying around a gas canister. Or those who had their bank accounts frozen simply for being on the side of freedom.
According to Canada’s media, the real victims here are the poor people experiencing Phantom Honking.
Donors to Pete Buttigieg Made 131x Their Investment With City Contracts
During his campaigns to be elected mayor of South Bend Indiana from 2012-2020, Pete Buttigieg took $250,000 of donations from 23 companies.
These 23 companies were then awarded a total of $33 million in city contracts during Buttigieg’s tenure.
In at least one case, Buttigieg appointed one of the company’s former executives to the Public Works Department, which promptly awarded the same company multiple infrastructure jobs.
Now Pete Buttigieg is the US Transportation Secretary in charge of handing out $210 billion in “discretionary grants” under the new infrastructure spending…