GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannAnother 7 days’ worth:

Science: A tunnel has been found under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon. (Report) (For any who dig archeology)

The climate: A global warming study was canceled because there is too much ice in the Arctic this year? (Report)

Science: The potential menace in Yellowstone’s ongoing earthquakes is described by the National Geographic. (Article) (The Yellowstone supervolcano)

Religion: Judaism seems to be fracturing in parallel with Catholicism? (Report) (Which is to say, more than usual.)

Tesla’s June deliveries tanked; is reality overtaking propaganda? (Report)

Science/Culture: Elucidating how democratic government arose in Africa on the efforts of Protestant missionaries. (Article)

The climate: “The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time” (Article) (Actual temperature measurements aren’t rising, but the globe is warming somehow anyway?)

Wild monkeys living free in Florida parks are moving into residents’ yards? (Report) (And proving troublesome)

The economy: Am entertaining and clear picture of what is happening and where it is taking us. (Article/Video)

Illinois: Have Chicago and the state of Illinois solved their failing finances? (Article)

Palestinians atrophy while Israel is prosper? (Article)

Science: A quantum physics first, teleporting a photon from the ground to a satellite. (Report) (Spooky action at increasing distances)

The Constitution: A sixth Federal Appeals Court ruling approved a citizen’s right to photograph/record the activities of police while performing their duties. (Report)

The culture: America’s “news” sources no longer convey much information? (Article) (Duh!)

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen warned Congress of excessive debt? (Article) So why is she reverting toward cheap money?  Could it be big time CYA for what she’s afraid is coming?)

The war on cash: Visa offers bribes to small merchants who stop accepting cash? (Article)

New York City will spend $32 M on its rats, hoping to reduce their numbers. (Report) (Spending more for less, right?)

Hartford, Connecticut debt was downgraded to junk by Moody’s? (Article) (Another early domino?)

The culture: Some 290,000 gallons of water were dumped after unknown attackers broke through several locks to gain access to water storage tanks. (Report)  (Why? Did they expect booze in there?

The economy: Auto loan originations at Wells Fargo Bank have nosedived. (Article)

Amazon enjoys a $1.46 U.S. Post Office subsidy of every box it ships? (Report) (The Wall Street Journal says so, we believe the Post Office wastes billions made up by taxpayers afterward.)

Congressfolk are exempted from the Obamcare rollback/repair legislation? (Report)

GOP healthcare will subsidize Obamacare, not fix it – Senator Rand Paul (Report) (And fund it with the same deficits relied upon by Obama, right?)

Will Illinois pensions trigger an avalanche? (Article)

Warning: Bank of America joined the chorus pointing to the Federal Reserve balancing between inflation and a crash. (Article) (Everybody wants to set up for: “I told you so!,” now that it’s too late.)

The satellite launch industry: Update (Article)

The culture: Thousands of Canadians want to protect a grizzly that has been charging people. (Report)

Chicago: 2 dead, 38 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

A naked man painted gold was arrested. (Report)

A gilded conclusion …

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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