GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannGathered from the week:

 Military tech: With missiles like this, why does the U.S. keep spending billions on new naval ships?

A celebrity’s Mexican housekeeper has her own illegal alien butler? (Report) (Social revolution continues)

A literacy test for New York teacher candidates will be dropped; failed too many minorities. (Report) (They want more illiterate minorities? Are we surprised?)

The healthcare problem explained without the politics. (Article) (Why the GOP Obamacare fix is just as financially fake as unsustainable Obamacare itself)

Trump’s budget will actually SHRINK the Federal government! (Report) (Does anyone think Congress will approve this in real life?) The budget aims a 50% chop at U.N. contributions, too.

The culture: Women in combat is a colossal failure per Israeli research? (Report) (Never mind, it’s politically correct, right?)

Human brains are 10 times more active than previously thought? (Report) (Well, perhaps some of them)

They’re expanding bad home loans again? (Report) (Yup)

Is a chimp legally a person? A New York Court will decide. (Report)

The changing culture: A facial recognition app identifies strangers on Facebook via taking their picture? (Report)

A $3 M Patriot missile was used to shoot down a commercial mini drone, available at $300 from Amazon? (Report) (And a single airstrike costs some $2.5 M.)

The Somali pirates are back? (Report)

Yemen: Update on war (Long Article)

Pensions: Too many workers will retire on an illusion? (Article) (Fabled security of government employment is dissolving)

Venezuela (The socialist paradise) has treated its growing bread shortage by government seizure of its bakeries. (Report) Croissant and brownie makers have been arrested. (Report) (Giving the army control of food distribution didn’t fix it?)

The culture: The E.U. is demanding changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. (Report) (A free internet is nice while it lasts …)

Government services: Dallas 911 service will upgrade. (Report) (Delays are killing folks?)

The culture: A Fox TV actor wishes to assassinate President Trump? (Report)

A blood test for autism (Report)

The economy: When money is free, discipline relaxes. Without discipline, decisions are disastrous. (Article)

The culture: Two 12 year old boys robbed a New Orleans couple at gunpoint. (Report)

Trump forced G_20 to drop its anti-protectionism pledge. (Report) (Too bad; protectionism is good politics – and terrible economics)

Unions plan Mayday anti-Trump strike nationwide. (Report) (Should U.S. unions now register as political affiliates?)

South Africa: Update (Article) (Does this resemble events proceeding elsewhere?)

Chicago: 5 killed, 15 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report) (Chicago at peace!)

A naked woman was arrested running into traffic in Texas. (Report) (Think she votes?)

And that’s all there are …

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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