GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannYour week’s assortment:

The War On Trump: A dyspeptic take from a reality-struck observer. (Article)

India: Update (Article) Will the attempt to replace cash with electrons disintegrate the economy?

A mysterious reappearance: A ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle 100 years ago has reappeared, in Cuba. (Report)

Libya: Is this airbase attack with 141 killed the start of civil war between the two governments struggling to rebuild the country? (Article)

Overpriced fuel is feeding Pentagon corruption? (Report)

Syria: Russian and U.S. troops are now nose to nose; will someone blink? (Report) (Or are these rehearsals for a war neither can afford?)

The Democratic National Committee leaker’s mystery death grows murkier as the media tiptoes around it. (Article) (None so blind as they who will not see …)

The culture: Mom left her car running in the parking lot late at night with her six year old sleeping in back; 3 teens stole the car, shooting the boy to death. (Report)

The Last Circus: “The Greatest Show On Earth,” Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey’s historic and quintessential American circus gave its final performance after 146 years of entertaining the rubes. (Report)

 Science: Researchers are beginning to identify specific genes that relate to human intelligence. (Report)

More Science: Wi Fi can be used to photograph people through walls? (Report)

The cats are roiling a California neighborhood by entering a private garden where two nuns trap, remove and relocate them for trespassing. (Report) (Holy catnappers!)

Trade: Boeing wants government to prevent price competition from Canada’s Bombardier.(Report) (Keeping air travel  prices in the sky)

The culture: Three Mississippi people were arrested for sex in public. (Three …)

Trump’s Middle East Speech was acclaimed for its forthright assignment of responsibility for Islamic terrorism directly to Muslim nations and for the power of his performance. (Report) (But the U.S. media didn’t seem to notice)

California health care: To become universal will cost twice the present entire state budget? (Article)

The culture: Fiat Chrysler joined Volkswagen as a target of U.S. government charges of fraudulent pollution control. (Report) GM is accused, too. (Report)

New York’s free college tuition is expected to threaten small, private colleges. (Report) (Threatens state taxpayers, too?)

Internet censorship will be forced onto social media firs by the European Union? (Report)

ISIS is morphing into internet marketing? (Article) (Recruiting nutcases to act on their own is cheaper and easier and safer and more efficient and, and….)

The culture: A man in clown makeup killed another man with a bladed glove. (Report) (Our grandparents used to lock them up)

Clarifying our changing politics (and economic reality) (Article) (Worth five star rating)

The culture: How change is proceeding (Article)

The corruption: Bail outs are now an industry? (Article)

Farmers need government permission to plow their fields? (Report)

The Left’s latest solution to reality: “Basic Income” is replacement of economics with magic. (Article)

A Trump wanna-be on the left? Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is pushing “universal basic income” plus a new social contract. (And his politics are ahead of his economics …)

The culture: Its Confederate flags taken down, a Civil War museum will close? (Report) (Political correctness erases history)

A homing pigeon was caught smuggling 170 ecstasy pills. (Report) (A squab-ble in the war on drugs)

Deporting illegals: Obama actually outdeported Trump? (Article)

Science: Dad’s brains respond differently to daughters than to sons? (Report) (We’ve suspected that)

Chicago: 7 dead,  31 wounded in weekend shootings.

A naked Florida man was arrested while running near an elementary school. (Report)

And so it went.

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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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