Your weekly list of inanity, insanity, cupidity and stupidity but little lucidity:
Sweden has begun a five year countdown to its elimination of cash. (The first lemming off the cliff?)
Noting how TV commercials have lengthened and multiplied over the years …(And on cable and satellite, we pay to watch them.)
Two Virginia firefighters were discipline for rushing an ill child to the hospital in their truck instead of waiting for an ambulance. (Compassionate government)
61 million immigrants are in the U.S; 15.7 million of them illegal, per a report. (No worries … Our leaders are increasing flow)
China: A jaundiced economic view shaped by reality rather than correctness. An update, if you’re interested.)
Iran has threatened –again- to cancel its nuclear deal of last year. (Deal? What deal?)
Some iphone owners receive ghostly messages from the past. (Spirits of dead e-mails?)
A Federal Reserve Governor donated to Hillary Clinton while the Federal Reserve was extolling its political independence. (Of course the Fed is nonpolitical … Just like the Supreme Court!)
Chocolate makes you smarter: Study
Employers increasingly ask employees’ sexual orientation as ‘diversity’ standards spread. (Didn’t that used to be illegal?)
The FBI quietly changed its rules for collecting private information, but the change is secret. (We are protected!.)
A Senate committee is addressing the “mental health crisis in the United States.” (You do that by banning guns, right?)
The Pentagon admitted that it has deployed military spy drones over the U.S. (Practice in case Trump is elected?)
The U.S. Army has indoctrinated soldiers on the “dangers of white privilege.” (School kids, too …)
Canada’s government film board is mandating that women direct at least half its films. (Will it mandate that women will pay to watch them?)
“Le burger” is reportedly now the top selling dish in French restaurants. (Take THAT, FDA!)
Tiny houses for the masses: 200 sq. ft. for $7,000. (Learn to sleep standing up …)
The FBI claim that it can’t unlock the San Bernardino jihadis’ cell phone is “bullshit” per Edward Snowden, the NSA internet whistleblower. President Obama demanded government access to smart phones and similar devices. (He wants your data but he still hides his own.) What’s wrForewong with the Presidential demand is explained by John MaCafee.
The FBI has instructed U.S. high schools to inform on “anti-government” students. (Apparently, any who aren’t Democrats.)
Culture: An in-flight brawl resulted from a passenger’s loud boom box complaint. (Sometimes, it’s hard to assign right and wrong.)
U.S. credit card debt is nearing $1 trillion. (What happens if it isn’t repaid?)
A cyberwar update’ for those unaware of the world’s ongoing sub-rosa computer/internet wars.
The EPA funded the design of utility monitors for workplaces; the devices are to inform workers when they are using too much water, etc. (Will they ration water and power like the new ‘smart meters’ for homes?)
Negative interest rates are meeting “Reality Sucks” in Europe. (Hope the Federal Reserve is paying attention …)
U.S. soft drink consumption retreat: Government anti-obesity campaign result? (Or the replacement of sugar with yucky corn syrup?)
U.S. troops are planned to be in the fight to drive ISIS out of Iraq’s Mosul. (Obama channels Bush?)
Poland is facing a constitutional crises as a newly elected government grabs power against Constitutional Court rulings?
A naked woman dancing on top of a big rig shut down a Texas freeway. (Great dancers find their audience …)
And thus it was, or at least, appeared to be.