Detroit can go ahead with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history ($18 billion in debt, for those playing at home), which is bad news for retired city workers, who now find their pensions facing a sudden threat.
Earlier this year, a Nigerian man spent three days trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, surviving thanks to an air bubble on his sunken ship. He thinks the rescue was divine deliverance.
Kim Jong-Un apparently fired his uncle, who was a powerful deal-broker in the country. Couldn’t negotiate that one, it seems.
Good news for Obama’s Kenya-born uncle: He won’t be forced out of the U.S., after a judge threw out a deportation notice.
Two companies that nobody likes can officially get married.
We’re in deep doo-doo.Dick Cheney, in a closed-door meeting with congressional Republicans, on the situation in North Korea. Cheney may be right, but his credibility is undermined both by his own record of assessing foreign threats and, perhaps more significantly, the fact that he used the word “doo-doo” to describe the prospect of nuclear war. He gets points, however, for reportedly wearing a cowboy hat to the meeting. source
I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas, is now a very important city in America, as do corporate CEOs and other people who are moving here in record numbers.Texas Governor Rick Perry, explaining his theory on why Kim Jong-un listed Austin, TX as a possible target for a nuclear strike. source
I don’t condone what he does, but he’s my friend.Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman • Discussing his plans to visit North Korea again in August to vacation with Kim Jong-un. Rodman made the comments to what clearly is the most prominent media outlet in the country, Fargo, North Dakota’s KXJB. Rodman was reportedly giddy throughout the interview. Remember when the weirdest thing this guy did was color his hair purple?
He said, ‘If you can Dennis, I don’t want to do war, I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.Dennis Rodman, playing diplomat between North Korea and the United States on ABC’s “This Week.” The Worm suggested that common ground could be met on the basketball court. ”He loves basketball,” Rodman said, referring to Kim Jong-un. “I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Lets start there.”