GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannYour sampling of what passes these days, for news. With an opinion of two …

GOP emails are now being hacked. (So the Dems can’t claim Republicans were behind their hack?)

Video: Less than 14% of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been released to the public. (Gee, why?)

Turkey  is following Iran’s path into an Islamic dictatorship. (Islam is about submission, right?)

Obama’s “Operation Choke Point” forces banks to deny credit/services to gun makers and other disapproved businesses. (And the IRS attacks political conservatives …) in the Land of the Free …

“French warned to stay off roads as migrants smash vehicles” (Is anyone running France?)

Oregon State is the latest public university to force freshmen (freshpeople?) into “social justice” courses. (“Social Justice” is an oxymoron label including the Lefty political values du jour.)

An EPA report finding fracking of oil wells innocent of polluting drinking water hangs stalled as greens dislike that conclusion. (When facts don’t support your theory, get new facts.)

Is Russia preparing an open Ukraine invasion? A military buildup on Ukraine’s border is expanding.

Global central banks are selling off US Treasury bonds at a rate unseen since 1978. (Further papering over reality?)

Obamacare: Insurer Aetna’s withdrawal raises questions re ACA viability? (No question; Obamacare was designed to fail, to then force government t direct takeover of health care.)

Yellow fever cases in Africa attracting attention by headline-hungry media. (Will this be the next Ebola or Zika?)

The culture: Two teens robbed and killed a good Samaritan who had stopped to help pull their car out of a ditch.

Trump , per independent polls, has a massive lead over Clinton. (Whom to believe, these days?)

“The Real Existential Threats of 2016” (A short article on reality excluded by politicians.)

Peak season port activity decline as world trade volume drops.

Sensitive liberals are upset at an Italian restaurant selling “Black Olives Matter” T shirts.

Obama is demanding more Zika money from Congress … after he diverted hundreds of millions from medical research to a U.N. global warming slush fund.

USDA Holds Summit To Ensure LGBT Rights In Rural Areas.” (The Department of Agriculture is now a social engineering police force?)

Chicago: Nearly 100 people shot in less than a week.

Turkey is opening to Russia as its democracy dissolves into Islamic dictatorship so the U.S. is removing its nukes stored there. (What of the Turkish Incirlik airbase where the U.S. stores nukes?))

“It’s Time To Abolish The DEA And America’s War On Drugs Gulag” (Article)  (Gee … then who will support the drug lords?)

An Olympic weightlifter lost his medal after testing positive for rrat poison.

Venezuela: A hungry group broke into a zoo and butchered a thoroughbred horse for food. (Socialist utopia du jour)

Obamacare and Federal Reserve policy: “A Disaster Hiding In Plain Sight.” (Article)  (Insight into our economic inertia)

A U.K. bank joined the negative interest parade; it will now charge depositors for holding their cash. (Governments want spending, not saving.)

Iran unleashed –again- courtesy of President Obama. (Report)

The Culture: Yellow cab drivers in New York City are no longer require to speak English. (Betch fares will be higher …)

Neither Trump nor Clinton favor a free economy? (Any who favor that will not be allowed to appear in public these days.)

Billionaire George Soros has been controlling Ukraine? (Article) (Well, but why?) U.S. politicians and Ukrainian corruption. (Report)

Water purification cheap, simple, and portable has arrived. (Bigger than it seems, right?)

In Syria, Assad dictatorship planes have bombed Kurdish areas where U.S. special forces are employed. (Game of chicken, U.S./Russia with deniability?)

Now the U.S. State Department is somehow unable to account for $6 B. (Last week, it was the Petagon)

A man was arrested after dragging a naked woman down the street.

And so it was, this week.

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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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