GLEAnINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother week having escaped our clutches, a few of its bones remain:

A Woman was assaulted by three teen girls after ‘shushing’ them during a movie. The three plus some friends jumped the women exiting the movie, knocked her down, kicked her and broke he eye socket. Victim and attackers were, though unmentioned in the report, black. It would be nice if the Lefties so fond of “black culture” would explain how this has value? It is not these days, unusual! Two Sisters Beaten by a crowd in NJ park were a similar case, though a bit murkier. (We’ll bet that any disapproval is “racist!”)

A  White man riding St. Louis transit was attacked and beaten by 3 black men.

1st Grade Readiness: 1979 vs now. Is your kid ready for the first grade? Comparing the answers from 1979 to those of today is interesting … And informative. Follow the link to decide if the difference represents progress, or something else.

Preparing for martial law in America … The U.S. military appears to be preparing for martial law in America. Well, Congress provided authority in a bipartisan bill (National Defense Authorization Act 2012).  Of course, maybe it’s just to keep the troops busy?

A Naked Man high on flakka ran through traffic to escape imaginary killers, per cops.

California: Residents will be heavily fined for long showers per Gov. Jerry Brown. Smart Meters, tattle tales and water police will enforce the mandate. It’s simple; you quick rinse, stop the water to soap up and scrub, start it again for f final quick rinse. (It’s called a “Navy shower”). Ask a veteran sailor …

Venezuela: Socialism hits bottom; the country has run out of no toilet paper.

A U.S. Missile Shield project aimed at coping with sneak attacks has flopped after consuming $10 billion, leaving a hole in missile defense. Could this have anything to do with our Prez turning down the heat and cozying up to the bad guys?

A power plant explosion darkened the White House, the State Department and others in Washington D.C. and Maryland. (Did anyone really notice?)

A woman kicked over her boyfriends’ bowl of Goldfish, resulting in a felony cruelty charge. (For the fish, not the boyfriend.)

Income Tax: Top 20% of earners pay 94% of tax.

Contact Lens Prices under ‘crony capitalism’ resemble price-fixing? Hmnn … Didn’t price-fixing used to be illegal? Back before the government got involved?

4.2 million California drivers have lost their licenses via the state’s policy of lifting licenses when a resident owes unpaid fees. That’s about 1/6th of all the drivers in the state. Well, those with licenses.

The White House ordered Discrimination damages paid a military veteran hired as a software supervisor when he/she demanded and was refused use of the women’s restroom and a switch to a female name.

Deported illegal aliens are being flown back to the U.S. at taxpayer expense; they are eligible for Federal benefits upon arrival.

New Swiss Bonds are the first ever issued with a negative yield. These are 10 year bonds. For the non-financial, this means that the Swiss are expecting to be paid for borrowing other people’s money for ten years. As ancient Scripture put it: He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Or to paraphrase the poet: A black cloud upon the horizon, a hell of a lot bigger than a man’s hand … This means that hard headed Swiss financiers are convinced that the world of finance has gone mad …

Police arrested a suspected drunk, naked woman in Dayton. (Apparently her condition was deemed unbareable.)

And so fled the dying week. We think real estate and stocks in sound companies are good to have, better for now than a lot of debt … IF they were acquired a long time ago at much lower prices than they show now. But keep some emergency cash handy (not too much). President Obama’s financial management resembles his Iranian nuke “framework.” Both hold more hope and flim flam than reality! (In of course, our opinion.)

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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