The Empress Hotel is an icon in the city of Victoria, British Columbia. Large and luxurious, it sits by the beautiful harbor that is also home to flocks of seagulls. This hilarious true story with its cascading sequence of disastrous events sounds like something out of a movie. Visualize it and laugh out loud.
Lifetime ban from Empress for pepperoni seagull fiasco has been lifted
A Nova Scotia man has received a "pardon" from the Fairmont Empress for his lifetime ban from the iconic Victoria hotel after he inadvertently trashed one of their rooms with a pack of pepperoni and a flock of seagulls.
It all happened 17 years ago when Nick Burchill booked a room at the Empress for a work conference. Burchill was also in the Canadian Naval Reserve and his Navy buddies asked that he bring some Brother’s pepperoni, a Halifax delicacy. Because this was the Navy we were talking about, I brought enough for a ship,” Burchill wrote in a March 28 Facebook post about the ordeal, which has gone viral.
A CONGRESSIONAL REPORT concluded: An EMP attack would cause mass U.S. starvation and kill 9 in 10 Americans (see full article further down this page)
The noise about climate change, Trump and the Russians, gun control, the feminist #MeToo movement - all that and more - has been deafening.
However, the most deadly threat to all Americans and their civilization has gone ignored for decades. It is called EMP, or electromagnetic pulse.
An EMP can precipitate the destruction of the entire USA and Canada, and kill most of the population by destroying the electric grid and all electronics.
We are so dependent on this kind of technology that just one day without it would cause chaos. A week or month without it would be catastrophic. Rebuilding the electric grid would take months, or even years. By then not much would be left of the USA as a civilized society.
Nuclear power plants would go into meltdown, as they need electrical power to run their coolants. Millions of people would be affected by the resulting radioactive contamination. (Read more further on.)
Preparing for an EMP would be relatively inexpensive for the US government and yet, despite recurrent calls for action, Congress has done NOTHING.
How does an EMP event strike?
1) By the detonation of one or more atomic bombs in the atmosphere above the USA by a hostile state such as North Korea or Iran, or by an anonymous terrorist. These atomic devices are not hard to obtain.
2) By a NOT-IF-BUT-WHEN giant solar flare headed in our direction. It happened before we had electricity and high technology, and the effects were hardly noticed. The sun emits these deadly solar flares all the time, but since 1859 none has headed straight in our direction. In as recent as 2012 we were almost hit.
A solar storm of this magnitude occurring today would cause widespread damage to a technology-dependent society. The solar storm of 2012 was of similar magnitude, but it passed Earth's orbit without striking the planet.
It would take years to rebuild the electric grid. Congress so far has refused to deal with this threat and the moderate financial cost involved. (See link to EMP related article on this page.)
Congress and previous presidents have been more interested in sending trillions of taxpayers' money to Afghanistan, Palestinian terrorists, and other dysfunctional and violent nations all over the world - but have neglected to prevent the collapse of the American civilization by an EMP strike.
The following short video by author Dick Morris outlines our lack of preparedness and Congress' dereliction of duty, but skips the real and gruesome picture of what an EMP would do to our civilization. To learn more about it read the article at the bottom of this page.
VIDEO ALERT: The Lethal EMP Threat To America Just Got Worse! - Dick Morris TV