Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015, in the news.....

The cost of Australia’s new F-35 stealth combat jets is set to soar as Canada threatens to abandon its purchase of the controversial and trouble-prone aircraft. Almost 20 years on from the oft-delayed process, the Joint Strike Fighter is expected to be unveiled soon at an airshow in China.

America's F.B.I. Chief has linked scrutiny of police with a rise in crime in big cities. He then went on to warn traditionalist Americans not to jump on board that old 18th century canard of distrust in authorities when it didn't impact them much, highlighting how the job of their local police is to treat all minorities like shit equally.

The first American in four years to die in combat in Iraq was shot during an attempt to free hostages held by the Islamic State. President Obama highlighted this as one of the positives of his legacy, saying, "See, no Americans have died in Iraq in my 2nd term until now. That's a heck of a turnaround in military tragedies. All it took was to withdraw troops and unleash the most frightening Islamic organisation the planet has seen in modern times."

Hurricane Patricia has caused less damage than feared in Mexico, with all drug cartels claiming economic losses were small.

Pakistani Shiites are demanding protection after a suicide bomber targeted an Ashoura procession on Friday night, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others. One bystander (pictured) replied, "You lucky bastards! Who's the Sunni Muslims pet hey? Oh what I wouldn't give to be bombed at a religious procession! They just torture me. They must think the sun shines out of your arse!"

A top online UFO expert has 'discovered' what he says is an ancient tomb visible on the surface of Mars in a NASA Curiosity Rover photo. It backs supposed evidence that an eons-old civilization once inhabited Mars and left behind a planet full of artifacts. NASA warned that taking drugs on the internet has the same result as taking them in public.

Australian model Robyn Lawley got real about her post-baby body, proudly revealing her stretch marks in a new snap on social media. The picture was a great statement for the reality of female bodies post-pregnancy, and another sign that gave Western men pause as to why half of the critical power structure should be handed over to women.