GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannIt may not look like much but here’s another week’s worth:

A former State Department IT official under deposition hid 91 times behind the 5th Amendment.

The US Army may drop camouflage uniforms to return to traditional olive drab. (Report)

An NYU professor who tweeted against campus political correctness was booted from his classes.

Iraq: Raisin fears of a vengeful bloodbath against Mosul’s Sunni and Turkman civilians, Shiite militias have joined the push to retake the city from ISIS.

The culture: “Westworld’s” massive orgy scene … Sex robots with functioning genitals coming 2017.

Chicago: 17 dead, 41 wounded in weekend shootings.

The next “Little Ice Age” started in 2015, per a Russian study of astrophysics. Solar energy output is declining.

The White House has no recommendations for the FBI re the Clinton email investigation. (Report)

The Department of Justice, after first trying to stop the FBI from reopening the Clinton email probe, announced that it will join the investigation.  The DOJ man in charge is said to be a close friend and schoolmate of John Podesta, the Democratic National Committee boss. (Report) The DOJ has been trying for months to shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation. (Report)

Democrats are suing Trump in four states for voter intimidation.

A drone hacked a roomful of smart light bulbs: The more we integrate the “internet of things” the more vulnerable we become.

New York City spends millions on benefits for illegal aliens and others. (Report) Homelessness in NYC has reached a new record high.

Trump wants a former Goldman Sachs partner and Soros employee for his Treasury Secretary? (Report) (The more we change…)

North Korea: (Update …. Long article)

Another Clinton Foundation probe is underway at the IRS Dallas office?  (Report)

Anthony Wiener is undergoing “sex addiction therapy” on horseback at a big spender’s dude ranch in Tennessee.

France is collecting every Frenchman’s personal data in a central government database, amid controversy. (What can happen, will happen, right?)

US Govt infighting as Clinton investigation becomes visible. (Interesting, if factual)

A naked driver was arrested; found to have wires attached to his genitals.

A short stack this week; seems the newsfolk  have been fixated upon segregating the Wizard of OZ from the Wicked Witch of the East in America’s presidential  name-calling contest….

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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