This week’s survivors:
The culture: A group beat and robbed an 80 year old man in the Bronx.
A Michigan man was fined $128 for leaving his car running to warm up on his driveway.
The lifestyle: Update on changes looming over our lives. (Article)
The climate: Russian scientists now warn of a new ice age as temps drop to -80 degrees in Russia.
A word to the wise: Norway is shutting down its FM radio services in favor of digital radio.
Chicago: 2016 homicides were 50 more than reported. (Report)
More home sales are failing to complete; the failure rate has doubled to some 3.8%.
Legal rights for robots appear in a European Parliament committee draft proposal. They are to be referred to, should it become law, as “electronic persons.” (Should we hope that robots will replace European Parliament committeefolk?)
Fiat Chrysler joins Volkswagen as an emissions cheater, says EPA. (Post-Christian corruption isn’t limited to politicians?)
U.S. deportations hit a 43 year low point. (Report)
NSA surveillance will be more widely shared among government agencies under a new presidential directive. (What ONE person knows can be a secret …)
The federal Justice Department is investigating the actions of the FBI and Justice Department during the presidential campaign, apparently searching for inappropriate political motives. (Spy vs Spy?)
Are Obama/Trump more alike on trade than they say? Obama clamps on China. (Report)
A new aircraft carrier will soon join the US Navy, over a year late and likely overpriced too. (A costly target for today’s missile submarines)
Total California state plus local debt is $1.3 Trillion. (Report) And taxpayers are departing. (About $33,000 per each man, woman and child Add that to their share of Federal debt …)
European Union legislators called for a universal basic income to deal with job loss to robots. (Do they expect the robots to pay the necessary taxes?)
The culture: Graduates of Jesuit colleges serving in Congress are overwhelmingly pro-abortion. (Report)
Inauguration protests: (The Left accepts only elections they win? Democrats against democracy?)
California’s high speed train is heading to big cost overruns. (Duh … Government is involved)
The millennial generation earns 20% less than its baby boomer forebears at their ages? (Report)
Dead people redeemed over $2B in food stamp benefits, the Inspector General reported.
A naked Seattle man attacked cars and buildings until he was arrested.
And that ought to be enough for one week …