GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannA smaller helping caught our attention this week:

The culture: At least 90 hospitalized, 50 charged  for underage drinking at rap fest. (Report)

More culture: A group of teen boys cheered and laughed as a disabled man drowned in Florida. (Article)

Still more culture: “Is this the new media normal: Manufactured news for hire?” (Article)

Oil Prices: Oily Arabs struggle as fracking keeps a lid on prices. (Report) (Global warmers want expensive energy too)

The climate: Record cold in Arctic summer this year? (Report)

The culture: An Uber driver received oral sex from a drunken prostitute while driving a fare? (Report)

Illinois is bankrupt, but pays some 63,000 employees more than $100,000 per year. (Report)

The climate: Global warmers are hysterical at the prospect of an open debate on the subject? (Article)

The Democrats hired internet experts were selling the Dems’ confidential data? Report

The economy: Has all the financial risk been pushed onto the little people? (Article)

More economy: Total (Govt plus personal) U.S. debt hit $330,000 per household. (Article) (No worry, the rich will repay it, right?)

The climate: NASA confirmed falling sea levels for the last two years. (Report)

3D metal printing of complex objects at low cost and higher speeds froma new maker: Desktop Meta.. (Report)  (If this isn’t kidding, it’s HUGE)

Justice: A review of post-modern prosecutions in today’s courts. (Article) (But ambitious prosecutors aren’t new, just multiplying)

Science: Sperm counts in Western men have been declining significantly for decades? (Report) (If correct, add demographic doom to economic/political failure …)

The economy: Japan ups tariff on U.S. beef 50%? (Report) (Add Trump to Smoot/Hawley Tariff saga from the Great Depression?)

North Korea dunked a long range missile into the Sea of Japn: Huge fuss. Iran launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space: ..? The U.S. “Added sanctions.” (Report) (U.S. still can’t inspect to verify compliance with nuclear deal)

Chicago: 6 dead, 35 wounded in weekend shootings.

The Middle East: Iraqi Kurds plan a September plebiscite for an independent Kurdistan? (Report) (Maybe …)

A naked woman was arrested after cooking and theft in a stranger’s home. (Report)

Und Das ist alles, or however our grossvater might have put it.

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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