It’s been a couple of weeks since Hurricane Ida flooded most of Louisiana, so now it’s time for Tropical Storm Nicholas to dump a half-foot or more of rain across parts of Texas and most of The Soaked State. Luckily, these newsbits are waterproof.
One resource that continues to grow and multiply is billionaires with “interesting” ideas. Go to space, like Bezos, Branson, and Musk? Old hat. Own a basketball team? Go, Steve-o. Floating city? Peter Thiel is outside your jurisdiction. Build a $400 billion city in the desert?
The Tokyo 2020+1 Olympics are in full swing, and with the 2020 tag, you know things are weird. The USA men’s basketball team, stocked with stars like Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, snapped a 25-game Olympic winning streak by losing to France, 83-76.
There’s a new competition among billionaires, more expensive than the largest yacht contest that was so 2010s. Now they’re challenging each other to see who can get highest. No, not in their custom, air-conditioned tents at Burning Man, but into space.