We blundered into the fact that NATO has accumulated over 20 members. We wonder why, now that the Soviet Union is extinct, NATO still exists. It is dreadfully expensive and to us, seems to serve mostly to support endless wars that seem to produce only destruction. We must be missing something.
Governor Bobby Jindal, (R) Louisiana, is opposing the ‘Common Core’ nationally standardized public school curriculum presently being as he puts it, forced onto the stats by Washington. Some other GOP governors are accepting the program and the Fed money accompanying it. We note that they have also accepted declining education quality for decades.
A question occurred to us: An ‘activist’ is to be admired; a ‘lobbyist’ is to be despised, right? Our question: What exactly, is the difference?
In East Porterville, CA some 300 homes remain without running water since the local wells went dry in the state’s underreported drought.
For those who like to look ahead: A chart of U.S. mortgages that exceed home values, by owner’s ages.
The Indians who live in the Grand Canyon are talking to developers, which has environmentalists talking to their Congressfolk. We suppose the locals supply less money to Congressional campaigns than do envirpos. Where are Geronimo and Sitting Bull when you need them?
The US Army spent some $4.3 B on a system to track spending. Now, it can’t track the $4.3 B.
The E.U. has just banned the sale of vacuum cleaners powered by more than 1600 watts. All the high powered suckers still available are being swept up by buyers who despise wimpy weak ones. Look for a similar regulation to appear in the U.S. A new meaning for the phrase: ‘dirt poor.’
Already busted Argentina has somehow, made no news whatever in announcing that its government is assuming direct control of the entire economy. Maybe our media now see that as normal … It erased the Soviets and the Chinese have given it up; it’s presently bankrupting oil-wealthy Venezuela. Buena suerte, suckers!
A Man, 70 was knocked unconscious in Hayward park by a black male, left unconscious on ground for 1 hour in the crowded park and may not recover.
Chicago Weekend: 5 dead, 17 wounded in shootings.
Knockout A Memphis black teen mob of over 100 attacked a shopping plaza, beat a white store employee unconscious with a pumpkin and then attacked 2 blacks. A High School Girl was beaten at a school bus stop for “acting too white.”
I n Detrot, 8 were shot as a prayer vigil broke up, lavin 2 dead. Victims were taken to two hospits where the fighting continued, forcing closure of the hospitals to visitors.
Humans and Neanderthals are upon investigation, turning out to be pretty similar in most ways, including intelligence.
The Milk Price set a new record. We wonder where it would be if we had inflation?
Coal fired power plants face shut downs under EPA regulations issued in June. That will remove some 40% of U.S. electrical generation. Experts say that there is neither capital nor technology to replace it affordably. But the envoros are happy. Apparently they can read in the dark, or maybe they don’t read?
A NY Producer secretly taped sex with his girlfriend and posted it online. We can recall when the casting couch was only referred to in whispers …
The Army is worried that it has way too many white combat unit commanders. We will leave you to imagine where this is going … and whether you will want your kids to consider military careers.
California says that the new carpooling app from Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, is illegal. The feature allows you to find folks willing to split the fare for going to the same place. We note that the regulators have never noticed strangers sharing a Yellow cab at the airport …
And your teen daughter’s dream (and your nightmare) Justin Bieber took off clothes onstage …and was booed by the crowd.
We leave you with that small smidgin of hope; Also sprach Zaranewstra …