Wow. I wonder who put this online?
So, there’s this cheery little quote I ran across today: “Iraq remains the center of what Jordanian King Abdullah now refers to as the Third World War.” Source: World War Three may have already begun in Iraq and Syria Let’s hope he’s wrong. In other news mid-east news, the House of Saud has become the number three… Read More World News: April 7, 2016
Honestly, I don’t believe it. I mean, first off, they’re a terrorist group. And I know the Saudis own a big chunk of Fox; but, I mean — c’mon. How much can this news get filtered, really? A high-ranking Hezbollah commander told IBT the number of victims is much closer to 4,000. They say the… Read More Hajj stampede death count 4,000: Hezbollah
Well, then… Would you like a mint? I love mints. America’s biggest economic rival is selling off U.S. Treasuries in a bid to save its sinking currency. Source: China is dumping U.S. debt
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
They should have named it “Orson” or “Touch of Evil” maybe. RIM really phoned it in on this one. Source: BlackBerry’s Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild
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.
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
Phew. Not today, at least. High ranking officials from North and South Korea came to an agreement in the demilitarized zone Monday in an effort to ease tension between the two countries. via Grasswire | Your Newsroom.
$1.8 trillion has been lost between now and the first quarter — and overwhelmingly, those losses occurred in the last few days. This will probably be the worst quarter for stock-market destruction since the third quarter of 2011, when $2.8 trillion was wiped away. via Households just saw $1.8 trillion in wealth vanish as stocks… Read More $1.8 Trillion Just Went *poof*