Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannWelcome to our Saturday night grab bag of leftover reports, events and peculiarities, all representing among other things, current reality.

NSA spying is hot; one NSA official says it has put us into a police state. Most of the information is going to law enforcement; nost of it has had no effect on terrorism. It’s doubtless unconstitutional but without loud public objections, it will continue because our governors want it to help manage–us. Our take: learn to love it…

Knockout in New York City, an old man, followed by another old man.  As it is mostly a black pastime, the major media deny it’s happening or, if it happens, it’s not news. Seems to us, too many of the media are not news organizations.

Police recruiters are having trouble filling quotas; they keep insisting on recruits who can write a police report. Some universities would like to find new students like that, too. We note that in New Mexico, the teacher’s unions are tooth and nail fighting a state program to evaluate public school teachers…

Food stamps use by able-bodied adults without children doubled from 2007 to 2010…and has stayed at that level since. Haven’t those folks heard about the recovery?

Canada’s single-payer government health care is so good that only some 41,000 people left the country to seek care elsewhere in 2013.

A McDonald‘s in Queens is finding business too good… a group of elderly men is ordering a cup of coffee and making it last all day, refusing to leave.     There used to be a song about a poor guy who went into a restaurant and ordered: “One Meat Ball” but that wasn’t about real life during a, uh, ‘recovery.’

You will be pleased to know that the U.S. military has now been deployed (oh, so quietly) to Somalia. Somalia is an African failed state among the two or so considered worse off than Afghanistan. What good will this do? For the U.S, zilch. For politicians, the arms industry and such…you decide.

Obamacare looks to lose a bundle for the insurers, who are required to bear a bigger part of the cost of care, but not to worry, at least not if you’re an insurer…the greater part of any sucy losses will be transferred to the taxpayers.

A female driver, chased by the police, stopped on a bridge and jumped into an icy river…

China   has leaked that it is ready to seize a disputed  South China Sea island by force The island is near the Philippines, who claims it.

A man is dead, a woman, missing after diving into a freezing river to recover a dropped cell phone.  Are the 2014 Darwin nominations open yet?

The U.S. has dropped to 10th place on the International Economic Freedom list.

A Texas mom strangled her newborn son and threw him into the trash. Why not, it saved the cost of an abortion…

A study has found that people who drink diet soda, consume more calories than those who drink the standard stuff. Plus change’…

Congress, we are told, has its first majority who are millionaires. Makes you feel… well, you decide!

Alcoholismhas been traced (in mice) to a specific gene mutation…

Lifeguards in Newport Beach CA have been earning over $100,000 a year per reports. Hmnn… wonder what the Mayor earns?

A Chicago burglar was thwarted when he couldn’t pull open a door… We suggest a new line of work, since no one else has had any trouble pushing the door open.

So there you have this weeks’ trivia, tragedy and foolishness falling from the human condition. We hope you found something of interest from our comedy of facts…

 

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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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6 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

  1. michael says:

    Harvard University conducted a study involving 100,000 students. They tested their IQ, and based an average on the claimed political standing. Liberals average was 88 and conservatives were 112. Farther down the socialists scored an average of 87, I guess that is why Obama had his school transcripts sealed…

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Another recently reported study found that in the workplace, the bosses and highly educated techies were mostly Republicans; the labor, mostly Democrats. Maybe why the franchise has been extended increasingly widely over U.S. history… I heard that the Prez majored in pot..?

  2. the unit says:

    Everything is always traced in mice or at cellular level. After that then test at lowest level, progressivism level.

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