Siphoned from the passing newstream for you to sip:
Trucks will cost more to operate in 2017 as new EPA air pollution regulations tighten. (Who’s gonna pay?)
University roommates play out their drama-queen confrontation in court. (Entitled daughters of the wealthy …)
A monetary cancer is slowly killing capital markets? (Or maybe, not so slowly)
Israel was hit by another rocket from Palestinian Gaza. (Not news until Israel returns fire and gets the blame.)
Retirement is becoming an illusion. (Simple, clear explanation.)
An reputedly “intersex” athlete improbably named Caster Semen, won the women’s 800 m gold medal by a large margin in Rio. (Give “her” a tin medal that claims it’s gold?) The liberal feminists who pushed for Title IX female sports equality law should have been more careful with what they wished for … The Olympic second and third places aroused similar questions, per The Guardian.
The Department of Justice told an appeals court that it is unconstitutional to jail a suspect because they cannot afford bail. This reverses previous Federal views. (Back when it was victims being protected.)
Billionaire George Soros was hacked like his Democratic beneficiaries, per report. And the results apparently show big bucks political meddling worldwide, furthering Lefty causes. Soros appears to be Hillary Clinton’s biggest donor. The media haven’t noticed … He seems to like Black Lives Matter, too.
Prez Obama’s transgender bathroom policy for public schools has been frozen by a Texas judge.(For now.)
Chicago: Female shoppers piled into a huge fight in the middle of a Wal-Mart.
An ethics-challenged university pollster was caught with his bare data uncovered.
Some New Mexico elementary teachers were forbidden to use words such as “boy” or “girl” in the classroom. (Rescinded by the school board after the story got out.)
Sleep resets brain connections needed for memory and learning. Research (report)
A mom killed her days old baby by refrigerating him. (A cold reception indeed)
Airline staff were caught with a blowup doll in the cockpit and spitting water in the cabin. (Is “Airplane” rerunning on Air New Zealand flights?)
The Supreme Court said U.S. marriage must include same sex couples for constitutional reasons. (Only a few scholars seemed to notice, or care.)
Maryland School Board: “Don’t tell parents of transgender boys bunking with girls on field trips.”
The culture: HUD joined the Departments of Education and of Transportation to replay nationally the failed (1981) Los Angeles school board’s forced bussing of school kids. (Politicians’ failures resolved by more of the same)
Student debt is a growing burden on both consumer spending and household income. (Isn’t debt a present use of future income? By definition?)
Massacres of Sunni civilians freed from ISIS were a result of Iran supported Iraqi militias in recent fighting.
Venezuela is resolving its food shortages by banning lines at bakeries. (See no evil …)
Combat aircraft are abandoning pilots. (Without parachutes, too.)
The culture: Schools in Baltimore County will exclude homework and behavior from class grades. (See no evil …)
A Republican Congressman is submitting a proposal for sales taxes on out of state internet purchases. (Aren’t tax hikes supposed to be a Democrat thing?)
Police cleared a drunken Swedish hockey player after he touched a woman’s breasts; they were simply too gigantic to be avoidable under the circumstances. .(!)
Subprime auto loans are going bad.(More economic termites?)
Epipen’s high prices gets complaints, Notably unremarked, its CEO is the daughter of a prominent Senate Democrat and its monopolist position is ascribed to the FDA to a considerable extent. (Article.)
Amazon is testing a 30 hour work week. (Why?)
The Feds are proposing that large trucks and buses must be equipped with speed limiting devices. (And if that flies, guess who’s next?)
State pensions are underfunded by one trillion dollars, per Pew Research. (So will pensioners or taxpayers suffer? Or both?)
Why GDP estimates are always wrong … (Article )
China: Increasing nervousness over the mandate of heaven(Short article.)
The culture: Federal prosecutors charged numerous postal workers and supervisors with theft, fraud, money laundering and other crimes. (When the big cats are corrupt, so are the mice?)
A former USC and Raiders quarterback (Todd Marinovich) was arrested after trespassing naked and carrying marijuana in a neighbor’s backyard.
Und das ist alles …