GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom Christmas week, to you:

Boston Climate: Coldest December 16th in 133 years … (Report) (Hmnn …)

Electoral College besieged: Thousands demanding electors vote against Trump. (Entitlement rampant)

The culture: An Oregon resident received court permission to change his/her/its gender to: “non binary” (Report) (Question: Did the judge have jurisdiction over genes?)

Guilty! The Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was found guilty of criminal negligence in the use of public funds back when she was France’s Finance Minister.  She left France before the verdict was announced; no punishment was imposed. (We guess that IMF Director ranks below being Hillary Clinton.)

Illegal aliens: November average apprehensions on the Mexican border were 1,475 daily. (Report)  (How many weren’t apprehended?)

Gun sales exploded in California to beat a new law forbidding quickly changeable magazines for semi-automatic rifles. (Guess a lot of folks got a bang out of it)

The climate: Snowplow drivers were stuck in -65 degree. The Sahara is seeing snow for the first time in 37 years.

The culture: A middle school girl was suspended for possession of a butterknife with her lunch.

Chicago’s surging murder rate (Article)

The Obamafolk fired a top scientist to advance their climate change agenda. (Report) (If the science isn’t “settled,” the scientist can be …)

Ex President Obama will create unrest during the Trump presidency, per Rush Limbaugh. (Report) (If so, it will be a new paradigm for retired presidents.)

The culture: An 8 year old girl was shot in a road rage incident.

The U.S. interferes in elections of other countries routinely…. (Report)

Red meat is GOOD for blood pressure (Report) (Are wine and chocolate good or bad this week?)

Science: Earth’s core has a ‘jet stream’ of molten iron deep inside.  (Will General Drayson return to say: “I told you so!”)

A U.S. government push aims at lessening privacy. (Report) (Haven’t the NSS, the internet and drones already accomplished that?)

Facebook’s new ‘fact checker’ seems questionable? (Report) (Who checks the checkers …)

Will Trump be killed?  (Article by Nobel Laureate Economist)

College has become a scam? (Article) Retiring Baby Boomers social security checks are being garnished to repay student debt? (Report)

A Chinese manufacturer opened a U.S. factory over high costs in China …

California’s birth rate hit its historically lowest level. (TJAT can’t be all bad …)

Uber shuts down its San Francisco self driving cars under city pressure. (Think: If taxifolk hate Uber for replacing them, how do taxifolk plus Uber drivers feel about self-driving cars?) An Arizona welcome instead?

Christians treat Muslims harshly in the Middle East per a New Jersey middle School’s history course? (Report) (Not quite as we have heard it …)

The culture: A cheesecake factory restaurant expelled several police officers from the restaurant because they carried guns. (Report)

A European supervolcano  near Naplesis making some volcanologists nervous. (Report)

Egypt scuttled UN anti-Israel vote at Trump’s requiest. (But Obama pushed it through.)

Broadcasters are shifting programming strategies in the Trump age …  (Report)  (Translation: Same old, same old)

“The electoral college is unconstitutional” per the Los Angeles Times. (Do the Supremes read the LA times?)

Police’s secret cellphone snooper can also block calls? (Report)

Illegals find good jobs, not just work that “Americans won’t do.”(Shush …)

Ex White House economist: “94% of Obama’s new jobs are part time” (Report) (We have doubts)

Climate Change: A Princeton physics professor has discredited the human-caused climate change theory. (Report)(If nothing else, we may assume that he has tenure, right?)

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff and the Great Depression (Article) )For those interested in Economics and Trump’s new tariff policies)

Turkey: 1,656 social media users have been arrested since summer for their posts on the internet.

Science: The earliest Americans were already present when folks arrived over the Bering sea land bridge. (Report)

Expanding nuclear war into space will now be one Obama legacy. (Report) He signed a new bipartisan bill removing restrictions on weaponizing space. (The story won’t tell you, but Russia and China are already working on it)

Formal U.S. government propaganda/censorship  programs became law with President Obama’s signature. (Report) (Will we hear when internet sites disappear?)

California bolstered its overpromised pension fund.  (Report) (Too little, too late?)

A man wearing only socks was picked up by deputies on the road in 30 degree weather.

And that’s all, folks … Merry Christmas!

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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