A little while back, when the whole Libya thing started rumbling, a conservative friend of mine Facebook-posted a news article alleging Moammar Gadhafi had long-standing ties to President Barack Obama.
Somewhat of a skeptic by nature, I questioned the legitimacy of the article’s source.
Now, like many fans of The OB Rag, I read a lot of news sites, but somehow I had never stumbled across World Net Daily or its reporter Aaron Klein.
Turns out Klein is the site’s “Jerusalem bureau” chief; he writes with a loose regard for facts and a pro-Israel slant strong enough to make a West Bank settler pine for more objectivity. And WND bills itself as “the nation’s largest independent newssite,” its mission being “hard-hitting investigative reporting of government waste, fraud and abuse.”
WND’s current headlines are focused on the apparently still-raging controversy surrounding Obama’s birth documents (“Certifigate”) as well as the “Muslim Mafia,” or “the secret underworld that’s conspiring to Islamize America.” Over the last several years, WND has cracked a long list of important stories, many of which are conveniently listed on the site’s “Scoops” page:
But intrepid reporting aside, what’s truly riveting about WND.com is the stuff it sells to its readers. For starters, the site offers a wide range of political paraphernalia:
The site also peddles Glenn Beck’s recent “bestseller” book, at a discount that suggests there might be a few million unsold copies sitting around in Beck’s storage unit:
But more importantly — and no doubt more lucratively — WND helps its readers purchase items that will help them prepare for a range of disastrous futures, at least one of which could be in store for America. For example, in the likely event of a nuclear disaster, this could come in handy:
Similarly, and back on the literary tip, WND links to a guide to surviving the “dirty bomb” threat facing us all:
But I have to give it up to the author for unselfishly offering to share some profits with readers:
After reading the above, I started wondering how I could come up with the $297 to become an “owner” of Red Horse — but then I spotted another compelling, potentially life-saving value advertised on the World Net Daily site:
WND also offered up a pair of medical-themed items that seemed unwise to not purchase:
Of course, when faced with any sort of societal breakdown, basic survival gear will come in very handy. That’s probably why WND.com helps its readers get their hands on a range of end-of-world equipment:
And when the system falls apart, the hottest commodity could be food. So once again, World Net Daily has its readers needs in mind — this time in the form of “survival seeds”:
Thoughtfully, the seeds are packaged to guard against theft by hungry neighbors or government bureaucrats:
In case you’re curious, here’s what the seed bank contains:
Of course, there is a slight catch — which is displayed in a smaller font than everything else on the page, for some reason:
This means that instead of the range of 22 different seed-types you expect in your bank, you might end up with an acre of “French Breakfast Radish” or the “Fordhook Giant Chard.” But that’s no reason to avoid getting your money ready for the purchase:
Another commodity that will be in high demand when the social order disintegrates is energy. Believe it or not, World Net Daily sells something to help its readers through that shortage, too — and packs some suspense into the initial advertisement:
If you’re like me — and I know I am — you’re wondering just what this secret weapon might be. Read on, survivor:
Okay, are you getting excited yet? Just what could this mysterious, must-have item be? And perhaps most importantly, how much money will it take to get your hands on it?
That’s right, Chicken Little — for only $275, you’ll get 25 pounds of survival clay, 6 bottles of potassium iodide, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re prepared for the end of the world.
Thanks, World Net Daily!