It's Wednesday and time for an edition of the Red Pill....
Frankenstorm: The NYC subway system is over 100 years old. In that time, it never experienced a more brutal storm than Hurricane Sandy. Several tunnels are flooded with salt water. It will take several days to pump all the water out. As a result, NYC is crippled without a subway system. The overall destruction of Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast could cost in excess of $100 Billion. Oh, and now that there's no places for NYC sewer rats to live after getting flushed out by Sandy, the city might have some serious health issues with a rat infestation. Imagine all those rats running around with hunta virus and other diseases? (Mish's Global Economic Analysis, Zero Hedge)Best of luck surviving today.
Preppers: Hurricane Sandy was a natural disaster that everyone knew about days before it happened. That allowed everyone to evacuate or get ready and brace themselves before the storm. This is an interesting article... What Hurricane Sandy Reveals About the Future of Preparedness? (Activist Post)
Assassination: I'm surprised this story hasn't gotten more MSM attention: Explosive traces 'found on crashed Polish presidential jet'. In 2012, Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed when his plane crashed in Russia. (Raw Story)
Big Oil: Who's the new shah of oil? It's Vladmir Putin! Remember when Russia bankrupted Yukos Oil, threw their owner in jail, then seized the oil fields? If you want to do oil business in Russia, you have to play hard ball and who knows how to pay better than Putin? In a major deal that also got very little coverage in MSM, Putin's Rosneft Oil has now become the largest oil company in the world after joining forces with BP. (Activist Post)