GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe culture: Four strippers killed the man who helped them replace a failed tire. (Report)

Iran: The E.U. spoke in support of newly reelected President Rouhani, who dissed Trump. (Report)

Voting: California has 11 counties with significantly more registered voters than residents (Article)

Brazil: Troops occupied Rio de Janeiro as violence expanded out of control. (Report) (Corruption provides failed economy)

Science: Lab grown brains (Report)

Government: Federal workers step up defiance of the President. (Report) (How can democratic, constitutional government exist with this attitude?)

The culture: The Little League disqualified a girl team from the World Series after some of its members posed for a social media post photo extending their middle fingers to the camera. (Report)

Venezuela claimed it crushed a military coup attempt (Article) (An excuse for rounding up regime opponents?) Venezuela and its ongoing effects analyzed (Article)

The swamp is past draining, per President Reagan’s Budget Director. (Article)

Science/Media: Stories reported that Canaanite DNA in living Lebanese disproved the Bible story but the Bible was misquoted by the media and remains uncontradicted. (Re[oprt) (Apparently GOD won’t sue, as all the lawyers are claimed to work for the other side …)

The economy: Global, not only U.S. debt increasingly foreshadows financial calamity. (Report)

The culture: An arrest warrant was issued for a woman accused of performing a sex act in a McDonald’s dining room. (Report)

More culture: A Univ. of Georgia business prof lets students select their own grades so as to reduce stress. (Report)  (Hmm … shouldn’t that work of employee wages, too?)

Still more culture: San Francisco’s Rainbow day camp ($1400 weekly) asks it 4 to 12 year olds to choose their gender at the start of each day. (Report) ((n San Francisco, likely with one bathroom, it may be practical …)

Science: A breakthrough device restores function to failing tissues. (Report) (Reads like magic)

Healthcare: 80 percent of medical bills contain errors (Report) (Bet you’re unsurprised)

The culture: A trans man/woman/man is switching gender for the third time? (Report) (Politicians have managed to convert gender from biology to fashion?)

The media quiet surrounding the Pakistani-born internet experts fleeing mysteriously after years serving Congressfolk with access to secrets (Article) (Can’t leak that; they didn’t work for Trump?)

The culture: Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax makes sodas more expensive than beer (Report) (Starbucks?)

Wal-Mart is testing a new app that uses your smartphone to replace checkout lines (Report)

The Constitution: “After the coup, what then?” (Article) (We see what has produced Trump; what is likely to replace him?)

History: Are currency wars followed by trade wars that are then followed by shooting wars? (Article) (Well, politicians having wrecked economies have often used war distraction as cover, right?)

Is War The Best Choice? (Article) (Some seem to think so; we presume they expect to survive)

More Constitution: The Attorney General ordered increased government/police seizure of private property on suspicion of criminal use, no court involvement required. (Report)

Israel: A rocket fired from Gaza hit an open field near Ashkalon, inflicting no damage. (Report) (Shouldn’t Israel just return fire automatically every time?)

The culture: Public school scholastic honors, advanced placement etc will now be determined by race, no longer by intelligence in some places. (Report) (Evidently, some racism is less racist than other racism)

Healthcare: 6.5 M people paid I.R.S. the fine for refusing Obamacare (Report)

Science: Youthful plasticity restored to the brains of aging mice (Report) (Do we really want more experienced mice to be smarter?)

More science: Human evolution views change again  (Report)

Still more science: Women have more active brains than men (Report) (We’re sure wives already know)

The economy: The rise of zombie companies, life prolonged by government (Article) (Anti-market capitalism on the taxpayers)

More economy: The Swiss National Bank owns some $84 B in U.S. stocks (Article) (That’s little Switzerland. Imagine the Fed’s impact? “Free Market Capitalism” seems an illusion now)

The culture: Burning candles to ward off evil spirits burned down a California couple’s apartment building (Report) (Where else?)

North Korea is only the public face; China is the real target of Trumps’ public dudgeon (Article) (Kim Jong Un is but Chin’s pit bull of convenience)

The culture: CNN fired its lone Trump supporter (Report) (The rising cost of free speech?)

Chicago: 3 dead, 27 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested for domestic assault (Report)

And that ought to be enough.

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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