Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannHere again, your Saturday Supply of Selections from the week now gone forever:

First and most important is a little piece of financial news. We realize that you politely cough and look the other way as we predict Financial Doom upon our planet; here is the next piece of evidence for our doing so: The European Central Bank (ECB) has just decreed a negative interest rate for deposits. That, for any U.S. public school grads (like us) means that depositors will have to pay banks to hold deposits; it is a step unheard of. The ECB, like the Fed, believes (or professes to believe) that forcing everybody to spend rather than save, will somehow, save us. Spend yourself rich, yeah! American banks are preparing to do the same. Right; they’re going to charge you for holding your money. If you don’t like that, best assure that, come November, you have a new Congressperson. We are considering opening a place selling mattresses …

An Oregon school district is offering free condoms, starting at the 6th grade.

Argentina has just created a new government officer: the Secretary of ‘national thought.’ (They already have a woman as President …)

Retirement Plans are threatened  by new rules for small business plans. Meantime, California’s huge public pension plans are a half trillion dollars underfunded. Not to worry, though — you know who’s on the hook to make them good, right?

Washington, D.C. public schools spend $29,349 per pupil, 83% of whom are not proficient in reading. We hear that this is a result of schools becoming re-segregated.

The FCC is assuming the authority to regulate the Internet, based upon law that appeared when the Internet did not exist. The government will continue to grab, until it somehow connects. A free Internet is intolerable to any government …

Assisted Dying for the elderly (You don’t have to be terminal) is coming to Switzerland. Don’t worry though; Obamacare will make it available to you too, soon enough …

A father who thought to improve his son by forcing the kid to carry a 23 lb. building block for ‘several miles’was arrested for child cruelty … Now that’s heavy!

American GDP declined for the first time since 2010. The government assures us that this is temporary. It did not however, define ‘temporary.’

Chicago: 5 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings …

Two men brawled at a kindergarten graduation. Also brawling this week: A Florida judge and defense attorney … Who’s next? Pope Francis?

An 18 year old high school girl pleaded guilty after arrest for elbowing a 13 year old boy in the groin on the bus to school. The kid laughed while she was in the back of the bus, having sex ..

San Leandro police are trying to deal with “wilding” mobs of up to 100 teens attacking, trashing and robbing in the city. .

Criminal illegal aliens are now being released from Southern California jails instead of being held for deportation when their sentences are completed; some 30,000 last year.

The Obama Administration seems to ignore inconvenient court orders on occasion. With nary a peep from Congress … In this case, the NSA has apparently continued destroying evidence of its spying after being ordered to stop that … three times!

A man impersonating a police officer with flashing red and blue lights, pulled over a poor choice of drivers: An unmarked deputy sheriff’s car. The resulting arrest didn’t go as evidently planned …

A court in India was asked to rule whether a renowned guru was dead, or just meditating.

And thus, another week from the Creator’s comedy upon which, should it be your way, you may meditate …





About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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4 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. michael Curtis says:

    The government is NOT destroying evidence, they are having hard drive crashes….

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