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From TALKING POINTS MEMO:
If you ever find yourself in a post-nuclear holocaust environment and come across people eating beef stroganoff, odds are they’ll be Glenn Beck fans. You may have heard about Beck’s relationship with Goldline International, which urges people to buy gold and stay safe from the supposed inevitable devaluing of the dollar. Now meet Food Insurance, which sells survival kits of freeze-dried food and other items to help people live from two weeks to 12 months, depending on the plan purchased (and post-apocalyptic conditions). Beck has promoted the company’s products, is featured prominently on the company’s website, and a banner ad for the company, bearing Beck’s image, was spotted on his website [...]
At ready.gov, FEMA recommends that people pre-plan for emergencies. The government’s recommended preparedness steps include having a supply kit that that can last at least a few days, establishing a plan beforehand and staying informed. Nowhere does it suggest buying products from a private company. But Food Insurance, whose “The Essential” kit goes for $199.99 and provides enough food for an adult for two weeks, argues “why not make sure you and your loved ones are prepared with enough food and water to survive the ever-increasing number of disasters in the world?”
The company’s website touts the many perks of food insurance, not least of which is the “gourmet quality” of the products.
While your neighbors are struggling to find food, you will be dining on lasagna, beef stroganoff, and a variety of other delicious entrees. What’s more, this food will retain its nutritional value and freshness for up to ten years.Talk about faith, hope and charity. Screw those starving, unprepared jerks next door. Besides beef stroganoff, other available entrees include chicken ala king, fettuccini alfredo and chicken teriyaki, because as everyone knows, if civilization collapses, the one thing you’ll really miss is good take out.
What? No teabags?
The Food Insurance website also features a video of Beck talking about how this is a “crazy” world. He says his staff and family all have the backpacks, with “everything that you need in case the world goes to heck in a handbasket.”
“Do the easy stuff now,” Beck says, in conclusion. “Prepare yourself for what we all hope won’t happen, but probably will, if you’re not prepared. Thanks.”
Of course, Glenn Blechhh is not the only Fox News imbecile pushing this crap. From THIS WEEK:
Is he the only pundit endorsing the company?
No. Fellow Fox News host Sean Hannity started promoting Food Insurance on his show in June, saying he feels “it is critical for Americans to be ready for whatever life might throw their way.”
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