Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

Should I Worry Yet?

Should I Worry Yet?

For those prepared to think, this week’s scene seems pretty heavy. As always, you decide for yourself; you’ll know what I think.

Now you see it… now you don’t. California provided a small business tax break about six years ago; the states’ small businesses were grateful. Recently,  a court found the goody unconstitutional, five years after the fact. Now, the states’ tax collectors want all the taxes unpaid under the benefit. With interest, if I know California. The state is run by the Left…

Incomes have dropped twice as fast since the recession as they did during that time.

For some reason, this is called a ‘recovery.’ You will have to decide why, it’s beyond me.

Prisoners in New York cost taxpayers some $167,000 per year each. We knew that Big Apple apartments were high rent, but this is ridiculous!. Maybe it’s the food?

Chicago: Shootings info is suddenly hard to come by but perhaps it will do that we learned that a woman bit off her cousin’s nose…

Sweden, the Left’s example of How It Ought To Be everywhere, seems to be having some trouble with immigration from Moslem places. So, apparently, is Norway. 

An 88 year-old WWII vet was beaten to death by black teens, one of whom was 16 years old. The deceased was white, so it was obviously his fault.

Michael Hastings, the award-winning reporter whose mysterious death in a hundred mile an hour car crash at a major L.A. intersection occurred shortly after he told friends he was working on a hot story about the head of the CIA, had asked to borrow a neighbor’s car because he was afraid his had been tampered with

The NSA has now admitted that it has paid millions to such internet giants as Google and Yahoo for their help in spying on American taxpayers. NSA Employees at the same time, were using the technology to spy on their spouses and sweethearts. Well, it clearly wasn’t a confidence game…

Syria‘s gas attack investigation by the U.N. was at deadline, being held up by… the U.N. It wasn’t sure the area to be inspected was safe, being in the middle of a war and all.

Obamacare is the cynosure of all eyes at the moment; if you’d like a quick and easy run down on why, visit the short article at the link provided, where Mark Steyn clarifies things.

India and China are supposed to somehow save the world economy by replacing the U.S. and Europe. Given that said U.S. and Europe are their primary customers, it’s not obvious how that will work. Both are having difficulties with their finances…

A new health care service is on offer: Virtual health care; an appointment with a live doctor (unless it’s a recording) while you sit at your computer. One must hope, seems to me, that your health issue is also virtual…

Finally, the world economy is going down regardless of what any may say. It isn’t just me anymore; now the Business Insider’s ace Mike Shedlock has joined me though his prospect does seem a bit less grim.

So there you have the current crop of events to consider, evaluate and assemble into whatever prospect suggests itself. Do enjoy…

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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5 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. NEO says:

    It seems to me that we have divided our economy (I wanted to say bifurcated but, decided that indicates a reasonably even division, and I haven’t a clue) into Wall Street and the real world. Wall Street we think we know all about.

    The real world we know as much as we would have in 1791, all we know is what we see around us, there’s no reliable reporting. It appears to me to be bad, though.

    Wall Street on the other hand is (a fool’s) paradise, at least until it crashes and burns. Maybe monday, maybe next year, maybe some other time, but eventually no visible means of support fails, usually catastrophically.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Uh, yeah, now you’ve brought it up. I’d put Wall Street in the middle, with reality on the right… and Congress to Wall Street’s left. A continuum from political reality through banking into material reality. Nice idea, captures and characterizes. Probably will be useful, too. In print, I’ll give you credit for thinking of it; at cocktail parties, I’ll probably pretend I thought of it!

      • NEO says:

        Fair enough, I’ve been known to forget to credit a few thing at cocktail parties as well. I like the way you lay it out as well..

  2. Grandp0p says:

    It appears that Mr Hastings “accident” happened at an opportune moment for those he was about to write about. I believe that the whistle blower protections offered by our government do not cover automobile accidents.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Observation supports that belief, seems to me, too. If one might generalize from your comment, it seems that the more significant the matter a whistleblower whistles up, the more ferocious the resulting governmental attack on him, her or it. And likewise, the lonelier his position as the cold winds arise…
      Mr. Hastings had brought down two generals, perhaps someone thought he was in danger of exceeding his quota?

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