GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannOur current collection:

An airport that provides stress therapy for passengers? (Report) (Might do better by pushing airlines to improve service.)

The media: Busted, again. (Report)

The culture: A Louisiana high school quarterback was killed in a shooting at a graduation party.

The Big Hack: Microsoft said that stolen U.S. government computer code fueled the world wide cyberattack. (Report) (Who lives by the sword …)

The culture: A man carrying a human head stabbed a grocery store worker. (Report)

The economy: Gasoline prices will rise regardless of oil production as governments raise fuel taxes. (Article) (Free government help …)

Venezuela/Columbia: Updae (Long Article)

Italy: A supervolcano near Naples may be ready to erupt again after 500 quiet years? (Report)

The world today: Mysteriously murdered Democrat National Committee staffer Seth Rich was the source of the emails leaked to Wikileaks? (Report) Hmmm … Could there be a connection?)

The Economy: End the Federal Reserve to salvage the economy? (Article) (Been done twice already, but it always creeps back)

The Drug War: Opinion of a 14 year veteran undercover cop. (Article) (He says it’s a waste; doesn’t work.)

Household debt: A new record high? (Report)

The New Politics: The assault on the Trump Presidency is the greatest U.S. security threat? (Article) (Well, you can’t have constitutional democratic government when election losers won’t cede power to the winners, right?)

Trump continues Obama’s Iran nuclear deal at least for now, but with warnings. (Report)

Syria: U.S. coalition airstrike on Syrian government forces? (Article) (An escalation, in Putin’s eye)

The ‘Developed World’ doesn’t look so good in reality’s economic mirror (Article) (We still can’t spend ourselves rich on borrowed money)

German grocers are starting a food discount price war in the U.S? (Article)

Comey lied to Congress? The FBI ex-boss told Congress that no one asked him to stop his Russian investigation; now he says that the President did that. (Report)

Brazil: A court case is illuminating endemic corruption as the order of today? (Article)

The Trumpfolk reversed their campaign pledge to break up the big banks again. (Report)

No Congressional budget has been passed since 2008? (Report) (Passing a budget tells too much to too many)

The U.K. Prime Minister pushes for government internet control? (Report) (So did the Obamafolk)

A public repudiation of Islamic terrorism from Egypt’s president al Sisi is a novel, brave and unique step: He asked leading Islamic scholars to in essence, dump the terrorists. (Report) (If he’s sincere)

Anti-Trump riots are planned for July 2nd? (Report) (The rioters are being hired and the buses reserved… or so we suppose.)

Oregon’s legislature is considering a bill to authorize depriving patients of food and water? (Report)

Chicago: 6 killed, 15 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

A naked Russian artist in a clear fiberglass box was arrested after crashing the red carpet at a New York Metropolitan Museum gala. (Report) (Ah, modern ART)

And thus spake Zarathustra …

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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