GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannNews and information that caught our notice:

Fed Homeland Security continued to push states toward inviting it into l state election processing in the name of security.( Josef Stalin was all for that idea.)

The first domino … Britain starts reexamination of its pension obligations.(Where’s the money to be found?)

The refugee problems: Crime, corruption, violence, Islam, charity and politics (Article)

US construction spending dropped into warning ranges for the first time in five years. (Is that allowed in a recovery?)

OPEC’s recent production cut agreement may not be real; some producers are hyping production to take advantage of it?

Clinton’s former prosecutor (a Republican) has now endorsed her for president.  (If she seemed innocent, why was she prosecuted? If she seemed guilty, why is she endorsed?)

Many Spaniards enjoy life without any elected government officials. Two elections have failed; the bureaucrats run things without political bosses and a lot of citizens are pleased. (America’s Founders would understand …)

Columbians polled on granting FARC terrorists amnesty in exchange for giving up terrorism said no, demanding that the murderous thugs face responsibility for their crimes. (How do you say “Duh!” in Spanish?)

Obamacare problem per the New York Times: “Only government intervention can cure this government intervention.”  (Yeah, and only more Federal Reserve intervention can cure the economy and only more cancer can cure cancer, right?)

A Big quake warning from the US Geological Survey shut down southern California’s San Bernardino City Hall.(They found another, previously unknown  fault paralleling the San Andreas fault, too.)

Will we replay the anti-trade protectionism that worsened the Great Depression? (Article) (Trump sounds protectionist while Hillary appears both for and against it.)

Fed lawmen paying big bucks to informants?  (An open invitation to corruption …)

Obamacare is “… a crazy system that doesn’t work” per Bill Clinton? (Report) (Bill’s try didn’t fly; is he jealous?)

Voter registration fraud investigation expanded to multiple Indiana counties. (If they have to investigate Indiana, we wonder what New York is like?)

Yahoo secretly scanned all  its customers’ email at US government request. (Report)

25% of Chinese firms earn too little to pay the interest on their loans? (Report)

The European Union ordered the British press not to reveal that terrorism incidents were perpetrated by Muslims.

The IRS continues to mistreat tea party groups.

Russian newspapers are predicting military conflict with the US, soon.

Sex change surgery for members of the military will be paid by government. (That is, by taxpayers)

Germany’s Deutschebank, in trouble again, last time received a US bailout twice the size of Lehman Bros.

Governments care increasingly less whether their citizens agree with their directions.  (Pew Research Report)

Walmart is expanding services to internet and self-service shoppers. Expect home delivery and remote ordering and payment.

The Clinton foundation amended and refile three years of tax returns after public disclosure of its hefty foreign contributions. (Report) (Media outrage at Trump for not paying taxes he didn’t owe; silence at Clinton’s asserted illegal donations?)

The Department of Justice reported that police hiring using criminal background checks and requiring US citizenship  requirements are an impediment to police diversity. (The Feds don’t want honest American cops?)

Obamacare for illegals in California  will follow the Obamafolks’ approval of Governor Jerry Brown’s request. (Report)

China is laughing at the ridiculousness of the US presidential election. (Well, so are we …)

Chicago: 5 dead, 39 wounded in weekend shootings.

No newsworthy naked arrests notice this week, apparently. And that is all …

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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