China to Cut 300,000 Troops 

  Did we just win WWIII? President Xi Jinping offered an unexpected olive branch by saying China would cut its troop levels by 300,000. That would streamline one of the world’s biggest militaries, currently around 2.3-million strong. Source: China puts on huge show of force at parade, to cut troop levels | Reuters

Bill Gates Lost $3.2 Billion Yesterday

Puts a lot of things in perspective. Twenty-four billionaires saw their wealth fall by more than US$1 billion on Monday. They included Bill Gates, whose wealth dropped US$3.2 billion via Asia’s richest man loses US$3.6 billion on China’s ‘Black Monday’ as world’s billionaires see their fortunes tumble | South China Morning Post.

Eight A-10s, Four F-22s Headed for Eastern Europe

I’m guessing they’re headed to Łask Airbase? Also, I read that eight A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft have been deployed to Ämari Air Base in Estonia. The United States will deploy four F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of the “European Reassurance Initiative,” Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday. via U.S.… Read More Eight A-10s, Four F-22s Headed for Eastern Europe