At every meeting we add a member or two.
talk wine with local vintners
& end up stripping
funding for traffic cameras
out of the transportation budget.
today / the postman / tomorrow the world
Kim Kardashian West says her sister Kylie Jenner has been unhappy, since she was 10, with China's territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea ∙ the heavy sell-off in bank shares has deepened, led by Westpac's dive into a new disc format ∙ images on an Islamic State website show what looks very much like an iPhone 5S but with the colored plastic backing of an iPhone 5C overrunning Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit is insulting Australians' intelligence by using negative & childish slogans to deal with the current refugee crisis ∙ Google on Thursday apologized for a Maps mishap that directed users to the White House when a racist term was searched.
Republican lawmakers in the U.S. Congress backed new spending cuts for Amtrak on Wednesday, just hours after it landed on a property north of Longreach in Queensland ∙ the Federal Government's National Ice Taskforce will begin its community hearings on board a balloon in South Australia's south east ∙ Agriculture Minister Barnacled Buoys says two pet dogs belonging to US actor Johnny Depp will be put down unless the actor removes them from Australia ∙ Toyota and Nissan are recalling tens of thousands of cars in Ireland that may be affected by claims Netflix has overtaken Foxtel as the subscription service of choice in Australia ∙ Malcontent Turncoatabull has urged his government colleagues to show "more respect" for new mothers. Scientists are scrambling to recover the priceless data.
Drug companies are on the brink of war with the Ass-Bit government over proposed cuts in this week's budget which they warn will restrict Kylie Jenner's access to artificial plumping techniques to make her pout more full ∙ police in Indonesia have reportedly arrested a man for trying to smuggle the world's fifth-largest economy stuffed inside of plastic water bottles ∙ wearing army fatigues & rare birds, the fifth in line to the throne disembarked in the Ohio jail featured in the film The Shawshank Redemption ∙ Russia said an unmanned supply ship set for the International Space Station has gotten a lot of flak for its efforts to improve the nutritional value of school lunches & reduce the rate of childhood obesity ∙ mysterious 'alien' signals from Parkes telescope found to be coming from facility’s microwave ∙ climate change is a hoax led by the United Nations so that it can end democracy & impose authoritarian rule, according to Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit's chief business adviser.
Scientists are at a bit of a loss after finding the most overhyped fight in the history of sport orbiting a small cool star some 500 light years away ∙ the Australian doctor who featured in an Islamic State propaganda video is being investigated by TV Week & the Apple Watch ∙ Turkish riot police fired water cannon & tear gas to disperse a thousand celebrities using social media during this year's Logies ∙ about one in six species now alive on the planet could become extinct as a result of the Eurovision Song Contest ∙ women "invite" rape whenever they have the nerve to walk alone at night, according to the mayor of Albury in New South Wales.
Look round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow's vaults its hymns were sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.