GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorredted)

alfred_e-_neumannNewsbits  of the week:

Chicago’s Merry Christmas: Only 7 dead, 27 shot. Weekend: Over 60 shot, 11 dead.

Trump takes reins early, at home and abroad (Report) (Will Congress cope?)

The war on cash: 2017 will be ground zero. (Opinion) (Governments asserting control over personal finances)

The culture: Fights broke out at malls across the U.S. (“Wilding” teens)

The U.S. government legally snoops Facebook etc.; your data are not private. (Report)

China: To tempt tourists with toilets?  (Will the unholy hole be wholly replaced?)

Cities attack Airbnb  to protect hotels like they attack Uber to protect taxi operators. (And like Trump aims to attack imports via tariffs.)  Hotels lose customers to Airbnb. (Buying a politician is cheaper and easier than competing?)

Uber drivers in Philadelphia are suing for minimum wages, joining California in claiming that they are employees, not independent contractors.  (The Yellow Cab Empire strikes back)

Argentina: Ex-president Fernandez was indicted on corruption charges. (Did Russia hack her e-mails?)

California pension payments to retirees are being reduced for the first time in 85 years. (Faint first sucking sound from the direction of reality)

The climate: 48 states to drop below freezing next week. Claim:100% of U.S. “warming” results from NOAA (government) are data manipulation.

Pursuit of the Clinton e-mails will be a Trump Administration decision per a Federal Court of Appeals. (Place your bets …)

Trump is a “con artist and would be dictator” per billionaire George Soros?  (Article)  (Hmnn … How will they keep Trump alive for 4 years?)

Minimum wage increases appear in 19 states. (Where will the new money come from?)

A San Diego woman was arrested for shooting at neighbors while topless. (And it wasn’t at a strip mall)

Obama released 1,853 new federal regulations. (Making sure Trump has enough work)

The climate: The “coldest snap in 15 years” is predicted for the U.S.

A mummified human body surprised a touring homebuyer in Detroit. (Included in the sale price?)

Barack Obama plans to become the anti-‘president’ from January 20th. (His perpetual campaign to continue?)

Government legal notices: Should they still be published in newspaper classified advertising? (Costly)

Turkey jailed an American reporter from the Wall Street Journal incommunicado for 3 days as its crackdown on news media continues. (Sinking toward Islamic dictatorship)

New oil drilling tech might greatly expand U.S. oil reserves and increase production. (How will the anti-energy enviros interfere?)

The polls are corrupt? (Article) (No, no … it’s just politicians and alt-right fake newsfolk, right?)

Is Trump an establishment decoy? (Article) (Well, it’s a reasonable view … and it would make keeping him live easier)

A naked man was seen jumping on cars along a Florida highway.

And may we all find something happy in the news of the new year …

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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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