Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannCollected bits of the recent news just for you …

We have accumulated two  Illegal Immigrants for every new job created since 2000, per reports.

Some New Jersey Boys  offering snow shoveling services were halted by police; they were not a government registered business. (In our previous Great Depression, such initiative was admired and imitated.)

President Obama: “Silicon Valley has a ‘shared mission’ with government.”  (Besides spying?)

The Obamacare  religious exemptions to abortion and birth control granted in the Hobby Lobby case were removed by a Federal court from a Christian college, Catholic dioceses and religious charities. Is someone expecting the Supremes to change their minds?

The BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) banned common, jacketed  rifle ammo as “armor piercing;” ammo; sales shot upward at once. AR-15 ammo is largely such; demand is suddenly out of sight. The shtick is, these slugs will penetrate police “bulletproof” vests. So will an ice pick …

A New Genetic Tool  lets users customize genes. Now,  Mouse embryos  are in use to compare human with chimp brains by installing genetic material from both into different mice and comparing results. Hmnn … it’s all right; Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” copyright has run out.

Whether the President’s illegal alien amnesty edict has been stopped by the court order ‘stopping’ it appears a question:  The  Border Patrol  may be ignoring the court injunction and  Contracts are being let, too, per reports. It must be fun, being President!

Al Sharpton   is reported being sued for racial discrimination. (Really!)

Immigration:   Big donors are demanding GOP support of amnesty.

Courts and cops are being quiet about the   Police Stingray surveillance gear that provides eavesdropping on cell phones in a given area. Current usage apparently often lacks a court order …

Some big banks, flummoxed by low interest earnings are charging Deposit Fees for large accounts, instead of paying interest on the money. If the Fed keeps rates low, this may spread, right?

A Bathroom  in Rhode Island mysteriously exploded when a friend of the owner used it. (We leave this to you; we are not going there …)

U.S. Home Ownership has hit a 20 year low. The Obama ‘recovery’ is certainly a ‘change’ from previous definitions of the term …

17,000 Federal Employees earned more than $200,000 last year. No doubt the taxpayers who paid them are celebrating!

Three U.S. men received the first mind-controlled prosthetic hands ever produced.

The State of  New Mexico has been unable to pass a financial audit since 2007?  Well see, the previous governor was a Democrat and the new one a Republican but with a lot of Democrats left in office …

A Leg Muscle  has been grown form cells in a dish. Next time they remake ‘Frankenstein’ they won’t need an actor ….

Corned B eef and Ground Beef  have set new price records. Thank government for assuring us that there is no inflation … Imagine the prices if there were inflation!

Chicago Finances were downgraded (again) by Moodyy’s – The fiscal cliff looms; Wiley E. Coyote/Chicago seems about ready to look down …

In Cambodia,  no nudes is good news at Angkor Wat – foreign tourists posing nude at ancient temples draws ire (and prosecution) from the locals. Why? Haven’t those folk heard of diversity?

Thus saith Zarathustra, capping the week that was until today. This residue is yours to enjoy … if you can gigure out how.

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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