Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Mysterious Disappearance of Kids’ Summer Jobs?

Those of a certain age will remember when summer vacation jobs provided high school boys the job that led to their first car while high school girls earned money as baby sitters. Recent reports lament the disappearance of those opportunities … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s accumulation: Afghanistan: The 4000 troop increase is resisted as too few?  (Article) (Shouldn’t the money be found before the troops? And why are U.S. troops there, anyway?) Washington wants chaos in the Middle East? (Article) Illinois: State in … Continue reading

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Why Are Stocks And Real Estate Rising In A Tepid Economy?

Economic value is a political illusion often enough and particularly now. How for instance, is it that when the median household income declines, the percentages of workers with jobs declines, the middle class shrinks, the more rewarding jobs are exported … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Qatar, cut from trade and diplomacy by its neighbors led by the Saudis over allegations of terrorism support and a too friendly posture toward Iran and notably not accused if its plan to compete with established energy powers using its … Continue reading

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Why Are We Surprised By Political Violenc?

While not rare in the preceding Judeo-Christian United States, violence against people was not thought acceptable; the culture embraced the Fifth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” That ended with the acceptance of killing inconvenient nascent babies at the behest of … Continue reading

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Getting Real With Obamacare

Congressfolk are evidently struggling with Obamacare, delaying their legislation while hiding it from sight. Obviously, they see themselves in a no-win situation. We can see reasons for this: First, existing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding already depended upon borrowing … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Opinions and events going on without much media notice: Science: Huge, mysterious craters in Siberia may be explained by hundreds of 12,000 foot craters on the bottom of the Bering Sea, methane blowouts of thawing, frozen gases. (Report) (Planetary flatulence) … Continue reading

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