The U.S. Air Force has had yet another retired “weather” satellite break up in orbit, signifying two things. Lockheed Martin blows at building things to last better than twenty years. And the top secret interstellar war with omni-dimensional invaders is heating up. I may be projecting on that second point but one must admit how much more interesting it would be compared to any mainstream media headlines. And truth is relentlessly stranger than fiction.
Persons in California who sound to be leading rather intriguing lives have discovered a new species of millipede, possessing 200 poison glands, 414 legs and FOUR PENISES. Because evolution boldly decided that three was just not cutting the mustard. No word yet on whether or not this new species originated from Earth.
Contrary to that the World Wildlife Fund, working in conjunction with long-term data compiled by the Zoological Society of London, is announcing that the global populations of mammals, birds and fish, amphibians and reptiles have diminished by almost sixty-percent since 1970.
Meanwhile, in the three months immediately following the controversial Brexit vote, studies indicate that the U.K. economy has actually grown by .05 percent. Intrinsically related:
Earlier this week, Gambia confirmed it would become the third African nation-state to depart from the International Criminal Court of the Hague, following the ICC’s indefensible track record for only charging Africans among the 39 indictments throughout its 16-year history.
Gannett Company Inc., guilty of doing as much damage to the newspaper industry as Clear Channel has to the radio industry, is reporting a $24.24 million loss for its third quarter earnings. Which is wonderful news unto itself. As I keep reminding folks, print media is not dying, only bad print media. And Gannett’s underpaid skeleton crews produce nothing else but homogeneously syndicated drivel. All the company does is buy up newspapers across the country, consistently running them into the ground. Vulture capitalists directly bleeding to death free press.
After its cheap whore makeup proved unsuccessful in attracting any potential buyers over recent weeks, the micro-blogging platform Twitter is trimming its perceived fat by cutting hundreds of jobs, a decision openly supported by lefty Twitter users judging by their continued usage of the site. Among the cuts will be the Vine video-looping toy, popular among millennial teenagers who think they have any original jokes worth sharing. But unfortunately, the cutting board may well also taste the blood of Periscope, which has genuinely proven to be a valuable resource for many indie journalists.
And that is probably the ultimate reason for the cuts to begin with.