GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannAnother week’s worth:

Deep Sea Mining: The World’s first such venture is about to begin operations, subject to hope, fear and the usual suspects in opposition. (Article) (If it flies, look for an international mineral feeding frenzy?)

Reality Health Care: The only system that really works and is realistically priced: The free market (Article) (When government does it, you end with  the VA.)

The U.S. is drinking the most champagne since the stock market topped out in 2007. (Report) (From Melania Trump’s slipper?)

The first legally genderless person has been created by a county judge in Oregon. (Report) (Why didn’t the sucker ask the judge to declare him legally rich, too?)

Uber: A driverless test car crashed in Arizona. (Report) (If you drive for Uber, you can sleep tonight.)

The culture: 16 shot, 1 dead at Cincinnati bar. (Report) (No references to Allah)

Iraq: Howls over civilian deaths in Mosul fighting. (Report)  (Only when Americans are involved?)

Internet censorship: You Tube makes an ass of itself? Trying to ‘protect’ kids, it offends homosexuals. (Report)

Turkey’s move against the Kurds in Syria seems in check by both Russia and the U.S. (Report)

Chicago (and Illinois generally) is bleeding people? (Report) So are other big cities and some fear an apocalypse. (Article)

Pension mismanagement is suddenly being noticed? (Article)

The death of women’s athletics, obliterated by political correctness? (Article) (And Title IX money deflected to fund erstwhile boys)

Keystone Pipeline opponents will ramp up obstructive tactics. (Report)

Greece: Will stop accepting refugees? (Report) (Well, they have more Greeks than they can afford already …)

Afghanistan: Why has the U.S. wasted so many lives and dollars for so many years? (Article) (It’s not drugs; those are produced regardless.)

Health Care: What’s REALLY wrong; why few can afford a doctor anymore. (Opinion)

The culture: A North Hollywood public middle school’s budget cut and resulting layoffs was triggered when the percentage of white students rose too high. (Report)

The culture: A teen who threw her newborn out a window received probation, therapy and 50 hours of public service from a judge. (Report)

NASA announced plans for a deep space station to support space travel. (Report) (Will aliens pay for it?)

The culture: A five year old girl was suspended for play shooting with a gun shaped stick. (Report)

More culture: A biological male has been ok’d to play women’s volleyball. (Report) (We’re still awaiting a biological male in women’s figure skating)

That Obama spied on Trump was publicly admitted by an Obama Defense Deputy interviewed. (Report)

The economy: The Congressional Budget Office suddenly discovers the Federal debt? (Report)

Good Question: Why don’t any critics of Congressman Nunes (Obama spied on Trump) go look at his evidence before attacking him? (Article) More (Report)

The culture: Weaponizing police drones comes up, facial recognition tech risks accusing innocents, a woman was shot in a Victoria’s Secret store in a fight over a man, More teacher sex with students..

Chocolate: A 25 second pause will remove the craving, a study suggests. (Report) (Yours, maybe …)

The “National Debt” seems a game played by politicians and the U.S. Treasury? (Report)

Your pension: Current/prospective pensioners are whistling Dixie? (Article)

Ultimate culture: Actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin posed prominently holding passionate purple vibrators, advertising their upcoming TV series season. (Report) (Barbarella’s encore?)

The New Culture: An Uber driver discovered her passenger was her boyfriend’s side squeeze by delivering her to his house from the airport, tweeting the entire encounter, including the resulting fracas. (Report) (An old farce plays in a new theater)

Paraguay: Following Venezuela toward a return to dictatorship? (Report)

Venezuela: President Maduro backed away from his coup, one day later? (Report)

Chicago: 3 deadm 29 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

A naked man screaming at drivers was arrested after a Taser didn’t affect him. (Report)

And that’s all.

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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