GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannOur weekly accumulation of sensed, dissents and nonsensical news nuggets:

The Eurozone’s failing “Spend Yourself Rich” policy fix: More of the same … (Well, you put politicians and bankers in charge of the money, right?)

Oil countries’ Doha meeting ended without agreement? So they say …(Oil prices will tell.)

Big Science Is Broken (Article) It has become risky to believe what researchers publish? (Refrain: “Old Global Warming Blues”)

Feds can’t track foreigners overstaying their visas? (Well, there were only a half million last year.)

Poll: Just 6% of people trust the media. (“You can fool some of the people all of the time.”)

The largest health insurer’y plans to exit most Obamacare exchanges. (Costs unsustainable.)

More insurer withdrawals from Obamacare proceed. (The Prez didn’t promise you could keep your insurer …)

A Fedex worker fell asleep  and was shipped to Texas with packages.

Iraq heats up for U.S. troops. (Didn’t Obama criticize Bush for this?)

U.S. rents are rising …

Intel plans to lay off 12,000 workers worldwide as pc computer sales decline.

Press freedom is declining worldwide in a new age of propaganda. (Opinion)

Long hidden plus new evidence suggest a Saudi Arabia government connection to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. The Feds want it suppressed.

The Panama Papers are troubling China, showcasing more corruption than its governors appreciate.

Puerto Rico’s debt bailout is meeting an interparty struggle in Congress. (Socialism is so great … until the bills come in.)

The Culture: Chicago bystanders did not help a victim beaten to the pavement in a crosswalk; he was left to be run over by a taxi, dying thereafter. (Get used to the new normal?)

Americans seem happy to sign a petition to ban cash … (What, me worry?)

Turkey: The government seized all the Christian churches in a southeastern city, declaring them new government property. (Islamic Turkey as Kemal Ataturk revolves in his grave.)

Tesla suffers under new Consumer Reports testing and customer dissatisfaction? (Reality sucks …)

The Senate’s Burr-Feinstein bill opening internet encryption to government snoops   is proceeding against mounting headwinds. (It lets the Feds read your mail and bank deposits, etc.)

In 20% of U.S. families, no one works. (Hmnn … What’s that percentage among government employees?)

The Culture : A 16 year old girl died after a fight in a high school girl’s restroom. (Black kids again)

Inflation is the basic central bank wish, because the bond market bubble has grown too large to tolerate its deflation?

U.C. Berkeley is touting a $15 hr. minimum wage while laying off some 5oo workers.

Illegal alien families have been crossing the U.S. border at a record pace in 2016.

Trump: The anti-Establishment insider who is or isn’t going to attack the massive national debt … depending upon whom he is addressing? (Different interviews, different answers)

A naked man was arrested while walking in the northbound lanes of Highway 441 Sunday morning.

And that is all …

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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