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The End Times Are Nigh

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It has been a frustratingly slow day for DealBreaker style news. We're pretty sure we know why this is—the end times are coming. That’s right. Tomorrow is August 22, the day Bernard Lewis (writing in the Wall Street Journal) informs us that many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to "the farthest mosque" in Jerusalem and then to heaven and then back. And incidentally, the day that Hezbollah or Iran either is or is not planning a massive attack to bring about the end of the world.
So, uhm, you people are probably all away preparing for that. DealBreaker’s scribes, however, are working away because, well, we cannot quite figure out how one prepares for the end of the world. Make peace with your Gods? Drink till you fall down? Slut it up with the intern? Short everything?
Or maybe its just the dog days of August and you are all on vacation. If you’re around and there’s something you think we should know, send your tips to Tips (at) DealBreaker (dot) com. We will protect your anonymity, as always.

August 22
[Wall Street Journal]


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