GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother weekend collection for you; we hope you find it worthy:

Mystery flights circling US cities low and late at night seem to be FBI activity but the agency won’t comment. (None of our damn business!)

Spider silk can now be produced in the lab; a promise of new materials. (The thought of spray-on clothing leaves us of two minds …)

A School District in Florida is setting up monitoring of students’ social media use. (We expect students to be annoyed, officials to be sorry.)

Los Angeles Unions heavily promoted the City’s new $15 hr. minimum wage; now that it exists, they are demanding that they be exempted from it for their own employees. (Duh!)

A Fight over the last barbecued rib left the victim stabbed with a fork. (Seems he was neither well done nor had a good tine.)

Some 40% of U.S. workers now have contingent, not career jobs, per the Feds. (So what? The government will take care of me, right?)

New York City regulators are attacking  Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services on behalf of the unionized cabbies. Customers lose, but they’re not big political donors. (Neither are the folk fallen on hard times who become Uber drivers.)

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)   is still releasing criminal illegals. (What else? The Prez  won’t ship them home anymore!

The EPA now claims dominion over all U.S. water? Even large puddles on private land? That’s now the new regulations look to us. We’ll find out as the cases (slowly) pile up in courts. (For now, if you own land or believe that you do, we suggest that while you’re outside, you don’t spit!)

A Self-parking car (Volvo) hit some journalists; turns out that the owner didn’t pay for the extra feature that prevented hitting people. (Are journalists actually people, these days?)

China threatened war unless the US backed off its opposition to China’s grab of Viet Namese and Philippine islands in the South China Sea. (Be reasonable; do as we say …)

In Baltimore: 29 people were shot, 9 were dead over the holiday weekend. The worst in 15 yrs. (See how the Feds straightened out the local cops?)

California’s uncollected traffic fines total some $10 B. (What would happen to a corporate CFO with such a record? But a private CFO has no taxpayers to assess.)

Virtually all Assets, we are told, are trading above their intrinsic values.(They call that a ‘bubble,’ don’t they?)

Greece  will miss it’s a debt payment per reports. (The first domino …)

A Pastor, planting Memorial Day flags outside his church, was shot down by a passing vehicle.

401k Pensions: A Supreme Court ruling will allow Feds to take over private accounts, per legal analysis. (If you have a 401k account, you may want to follow the link.)

Comic book films are dumbing us down, per a film critic. (Hmnn … chicken or egg?)

Obamacare has added some 12M new Medicare signups, busting the budget. (Who will pay for the subsidies provided by the new law?)

Afghanistan we hear, is falling back into its historical corrupt swamp now that the US has mostly departed. ((Yeah, just like Iraq?) But we note that lots of big political donors have received lots of big contracts.)

Pot is turning up in lollipops and marshmallows. (Well, no age discrimination, right?)

Univision now beats CBS, NBC and Fox TV in some ratings … in Spanish.

A Restaurant in Nigeria was raided and closed for serving human meat. (Maybe forgot the hot sauce?)

A $52,293 Fed Study was to reduce discrimination toward schizophrenic LGBTs by convenience store clerks. (Government protects you without discrimination! Well, if you’re seen a Democrat, anyway.)

And thus the week as we have seen it. Sleep well …

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. the unit says:

    I was reading an article recently concerning U.S. workers. In the comment section, one comment was…”Why should I work, you have a job.”

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