GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannOnly 7 days and look at what has come up:

Asthma Research has taken a big step forward; researchers say they have found its root cause, which will ease the way toward better treatments.

Stealing water is the new ‘crime wave’ in California farm areas. (In New Mexico, it’s a very old crime.) Water Usage is to be cut 36% in Beverly Hills, 16% in LA, 8% in San Francisco by the Governor’s order.

Mrs. Hillary Clinton: Her speaking fees beat those of the top ten US CEO’s. Her office mail is inundated in a wave of thousands of incoming cigars mailed by voters. Nominated or not, she is doubly a success; she will never run out of money nor will Bill run out of smokes …

The EPA, in its ongoing program to save the planet, tells kids to avoid baths. (And not just in California)

The TPP Trade Deal negotiated by President Obama reportedly includes unrestricted immigration provisions. (The GOP will love it.)

Kindergarten:  Transgender lesson draws fire; why would that be? Kiddies have to be brainwashed sometime!

An Indiana school district bussed 3rd graders on a tour of local colleges. Provided of course, that they were black.

Some Economists discovered that real unemployment is triple the reported rate. (We see a layoff in their future …)

Robot Bartenders  are here. They will not listen to your problems. Only time will tell whether they will provide you a full shot of decent booze in your drink.

Norway has announced its termination of FM radio frequencies usage. Others will follow; radio is doomed by the Internet. (Which is a lot easier for a government to censor.)

Greeks are most unhappy as their new Left government, elected to remove “Austerity” is suddenly pushing more austerity than was its predecessor. Maybe it’s time to review the history of the Great Depression?

A word for the wise on World Trade: Shipping rates have collapsed with overcapacity. “He who has ears to hear; let him hear!

An  Elderly Woman was arrested at an airport with 3 lb.s of cocaine in her underwear.

Groups of girls Fighting paralyzed a Memphis high school. Racial references were avoided.

A Man was cited for killing an uncooperative computer with a shotgun. (Maybe he should have received a medal?)

California’s Obamacare is failing financially from under enrollment?

A Man’s face was bitten trying to kiss a venomous snake. Contending for a Darwin Award, or just a public school grad?

The USDA (Department of Agriculture), reacting to the wasting of some 21% of U.S. food, says that we should eat, not throw out, food with expired dates … even when the date is 18 months past! (Urp!)

Diabetics are benefitting from insulin that can be inhaled rather than injected.

Carmakers GM, Ford and others are pushing Congress to declare it illegal for owners to repair their own cars.

Environmentalists have sued to empty and demolish the California Bay Area’s Hetch Hetchy reservoirs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Perhaps given the state’s drought, that water is considered offensive?

The 51 Million immigrants of the last 8 years account for 82% of America’s population growth.

A Coyote living in Manhattan has been turning up in photos and news stories; we wonder less what he or she is living on and more, whether he or she votes in New York or New Jersey?

A new TV series (8 episodes) on order is based upon married couples exchanging partners for two weeks of shacking up. Planned cute title: “The Seven Year Switch.” Why hasn’t anyone produced: “How to rape a pre-teen virgin?” (If the casting office can come up with some.)

A Woman killed two men and fed them to hogs. (Hog food is becoming expensive?)

All that for a week; we boggle at what may come.

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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2 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. michael Curtis says:

    Not exactly based on the above, but I saw a story title and had to comment, just for fun of course.
    Hillary’s foundation missteps = Got caught breaking the law
    Hillary promises more transparency = erase all the hard drives and servers …

    My mind is starting to follow what Hillary has done in the past.

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