GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannSo another batch of accumulated information:

One of the reasons Social Security pensions won’t rise but it costs us more to live: How the US government doesn’t notice inflation. (Well, one of them.) NOTE: Those with Medicare premiums withheld from their Social Security pension will receive less from Social Security next year; Retirees are making up for some of the Medicare funding transferred to Obamacare.

The US spied on Israel, prepared to destroy Israeli bombers to protect Iran if Israel attempted to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.

Hamas ordered suicide bombings in Jerusalem. (Damn Jews better not defend themselves again, right?)

Depression medication is taken by 25% of US women, 15% of US men; 69% of whom are not depressed?

 Psychiatric drugs, not guns, seem to be the common denominator mass killings?

L.A. water will cost more. The public reduced usage so much in the drought, the water utility receives too little money selling the smaller mount. (A lot of other retailers would like to do that … )

Prez Obama is  deliberately flooding the labor market with illegals? (Future Democrats to offset the unemployed?)

Disney’s replacement of American with cheaper foreign workers continues, the fuss grows.

A Global Industrial Depression is underway, if Caterpillar still serves as a bellwether. World trade is declining  (Suppose there’s some message in that?).

Everything is deflating, nobody is noticing. World commodity prices are collapsing. Central banks  make it worse.

U.S. Census data show that the retirement ‘crisis’ is worsening. (No worries, just work ‘til you drop!)

Per research: Cheese can be as addictive as drugs?  (Mexican cheese cartels coming?)

AirBnb  is joining Uber as a government target in San Francisco; renting out a bedroom may become illegal. (Hotel owners don’t approve of that, right?)

Uber has doubled its driver force in the US since last year to over 325,000. (And every one a new job for someone and new work for attorneys helping the old taxi drivers attack the very idea.)

A San Francisco middle school withheld student election results for insufficient diversity.  (Why bother with election?)

Obamacare appears clearly unsustainable (unadmitted as yet of course), what next? (A “fix” of course!)

And if you think that it’s only Obamacare: US Health Care vs Reality .

A Drone was caught peeping into a couple’s window. (Peeping Tom with tech)

Fundamental Physics: Sorry, Professor Einstein, but we just showed that either the speed of light is not a limit for travel or God does play dice with the universe … (An entangled particle experiment seems conclusive … or does it?)

The US Middle Class: R.I.P. Now, 51% of workers earn $30,000 or less. (Welcome to the New Proletariat.)

Islam is abducting Christian women and burning churches, per an Iranian Grand Ayatollah. (And he can prove it in the Koran, too.)

Russia’s people are hurting? (Maybe why Putin is serving up military conquest and posturing … )

An American Airlines flight was diverted after a drunken passenger formed a ‘finger gun.’ (Another drunken pilot?)

A black career criminal publicly punched a white homeless woman unconscious in a park, for spitting at him. (The new standard of public behavior?)

New York City: A Black cop was shot dead at gang apartment shootout. Chicago murders are up 20% this year; younger gangsters killing for dissing each other.

Two  Teen brothers ran a prostitution ring from jail, giving some of the money to their mother.  3 high school teens face heavy child porn charges for filming their own sex acts.  (We’ve fired God and hired Government; what else should we expect?)

Among 8th Graders:73% know little geography. (How did that 27% slip through?)

A Los Angeles quake is due within 3 years at Richter 5.0 to 6.3, probability 85% to 99%. (If we believe NASA) Hmnn … Nobody’s predicted quakes before, except astrologers, right?

 Playboy won’t show naked girls anymore. (Can’t compete with Times Square, sexting, high school parties?)

Now, GMO pigs, humans next?

Is Congress aiming at outlawing news sites like Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics? (They’d never do that, we’d only know what they want us to know)

Will Congress approve lawsuits against churches that follow Biblical writings concerning homosexuals? The pending equality legislation is claimed to provide that.

A naked man in a Spiderman mask confronted teenage girls in a park. (These days, he was likely the one at risk?)

And with that, the late week escapes …

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

  1. Michael curtis says:

    The three teens being charged with juvenile porn got the condoms cameras and sex education at their school. So maybe the school should be charged too after all when a crazy person shoots people they go after the gun company. Oh never mind liberals are in charge and they have no concept of consistency.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Yes … but they do seem consistently able to acquire what they desire, right? Perhaps since we, their audience, are so inconsistent ourselves. And anyway, did not Emerson or somebody say: “A foolish consistency is the bugaboo of small minds?”

      They seem to treat us as not too bright, and to thrive thereby …or so I surmise.

  2. the unit says:

    I’ve been gone away with computer problems. Remember the movie ‘Since you’ve gone away.?’ Claudette Colbert. Had to colorectile my dislocation. Gleanings…This where I get my news of the week. 🙂

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Claudette Colbert, huh … pretty, lot of curls, light comedy/romance, right? Those who can remember her are likely to spend considerable time in the sop; nothing’s free. But every new day is a gift that can be appreciated … can take some effort, though.

      The gleaning is fun …

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