GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannWashington D.C.’s city council has passed a measure that will pay people for not committing crimes. (Government doing the criminals’ work for them?)

Elections are determined by the vote counters, not by the voters?

How can the U.S. have a 4.9% unemployment rate with a 15% food stamp participation rate?

The Pentagon ordered commanders to prioritize climate change in all actions. (Bring back the horses?)

Ford  is reportedly moving production to Mexico, along with Carrier and UTC. (How will that work, with all the Mexican auto workers living in the U.S?)

Turkey said it may enter the Syrian conflict in support of the rebels. (I.E. to protect everyone against the Kurds.)

Public schools flooded with foreign kids are struggling? (Diversity is a struggle?)

President’s new budget continues deficits … and was released as New Hampshire voted.

Culture: In-flight brawl after passenger urinated on another traveler.

California granted driver’s licenses to 605,000 illegals. (Well, TSA wouldn’t let him bring his gun on board …)

Global banking giants are increasingly making investors and depositors nervous …(Have a mattress with space under it?)

5 top Crystal City (TX) officials were arrested on corruption charges. (The rest have protection?)

President Obama’s new budget sharply raises both taxes and the deficit with new spending. (Congress ok’s, the Prez spends and we pay.)

A Florida man was charged with throwing an alligator into Wendy’s. (Critics everywhere .)

Despite Sanders N.H. victory, Clinton seems set to collect as many N.H. delegates as Sanders.  (You didn’t think that the party brass left it up[ to voters, did you?)

The Clintons’ big Wall Street speaking fees  … don’t have to be reported as political donations and are deductible from taxable income by donors, right?

A “white guilt” video shown at a Virginia high school has irked the community. (Proves how racist they are, no?)

Economics professor: “Negative interest rates intent is to force small banks out of business and to eliminate cash.” (Doesn’t the prof know what happens to squealers?)

Syria: Will the Gulf Arabs and Turkey invade with an anti- ISIS fig leaf to take on the Iranians and Russians who are saving dictator Assad? Russia has warned that Syrian intervention by the Arabs or the U.S. risk world war.  Turkey is shelling Syrian Kurds at an Aleppo airbase while Saudi troops prepare to invade (Yeah, but the Swiss haven’t invaded yet.).

CEO of world’s largest shipping company (Maersk): “It’s worse than 2008” World trade decline)

War on cash: The European Union is considering limits on the use of cash.

Venezuela: Electricity shuts off increasingly as economy falters. Food is now an issue. (The glory of socialism.)

That’s all, folks! So far as we have seen, no police found undraped malefactors in action anywhere … An indication of insufficient global warming?

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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