GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannDetritus of the week just ending:

The culture (Sweden): A man live streamed a gang rape on Facebook.((Amateur filmmakers proliferating …)

More culture: Gunfire ended a protest against a right wing speaker at the University of Washington. (We thought that it was the Right that was supposed to do these things?)

Forecaster: The Fed will raise interest rates, strengthen the dollar and antagonize Trump.  Trump/Yellin collision course. (Make Trump the new Herbert Hoover movement)

Trump assassination: Bettors are demanding odds? (Report)(Media doing its part …)

A single, two plane air raid on ISIS in Libya cost over $8.8 million. (Paid via borrowed money)

Trump will face a fiscal bloodbath, not prosperity – per President Reagan’s Budget Director. (Report)

World trade continues to slow  (Report)

Anti-white views marked the candidates for Democrat National Committee at a recent forum. (Report)(As the new U.S. minority, will whites receive affirmative action?)

The culture: Pets will be handled more like children under new divorce law. (Report) (Children are already handled more like pets, right?)

The European Union wants a guaranteed basic income paid  by all its members to all citizens whether they work or not. (Where the money will be found is unmentioned.  A ploy to head off more members baling out others exiting the E.U?)

The war on cash: The European Commission has proposed restrictions on payments with cash. (Report)

Forecast: Compares the expected hard times with the Great Depression. (Article)

Uber vs traditional  taxis: Update (ReportO

“The Fiscal Burden of Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers” (Article)   (Why unpublished during the election?)

A new “Green Revolution” may result from new, nanoparticle fertilizers. (Report)

Fact check: Aliens did vote. (Article)  (At least, some scholars think so)

Walmart will be selling cars in Texas. (Report)

Meet the new worker who will actually receive the $15 hr minimum wage  (Reality Report)(Hint: He needs electricity and regular oiling)

ABC aired a promo about the prez being shot during a Trump interview. (Report)

Syria is being divided between Trump, Putin and Turkey, expelling Iran? (Report)

Mexican imports: The reported 20% import tax on Mexican goods won’t fly. (It would just raise U.S. prices on the imports.)

The culture: The federal corruption probe into New York state government has so far cost New York taxpayers nearly $5M in legal fees. (Report)

China: Will try to increase tourism by adding plumbing to millions of pit toilets. (Report) (It’s still wise to travel with toilet paper …)

A drunken girl group was arrested for a sexual attack on a male footballer.

Chicago: 6 dead, 47 wounded in weekend shootings.

A naked man was arrested after toppling a woman in her wheelchair.

And so it wet …

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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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