GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe fallout from the week that was:

The economy: Congress is maneuvering to continue spending non-existent billions at our grandchildren’s expense. (Article) (A neat, simple explanation of how it’s done)

Guatemala: U.N. investigator expelled by allegedly corrupt president (Report) (Shocking, right?)

Hurricane/politics: Texas Governor Abbott (R) first called Houston’s mayor to advise evacuation; later to offer help with recovery; the mayor never called ack. (Report)

The culture: Denmark targets big cuts to reduce world’s highest tax burden (Report) (The country often cited as proof of successful socialism is backing away from it?)

Israel: Update (Article) (Some unpleasant realities)

The culture: “Burning Man” with partygoers dancing naked and enjoying orgies in the Nevada desert. (Report) (A stage of human culture that has historically preceded calamity, right?)

Italy: As poverty surges, populists propose a free “citizens’ income” (Never mind who will pay for it?)

The economy: The Federal Reserve is politicize? (Article) (Ya think?)

More economy: 19 European countries now have negative rates (Report) (Interchangeable genders, gay marriage and now you pay the bank to take your money – the nuts are running the asylum!)

Yemen: Update (Article)

Wells Fargo bank’s tally of fraudulent accounts in its ongoing scandal has risen to over 3 M (Report)

Venezuela: Opposition broadcasts went quiet as newly dictator Maduro tightened his grip (Report)

The culture: Female guards used male juvenile inmates as sex slaves? (Report) (Feminists find equality?)

The economy: The U.S. has 1.3 M troops deployed around the world? (Report) (If correct,no wonder it’s in debt … and Prez Trump wants more?)

Government: Americans pay more for taxes than for food/clothing combined? (Report) (And there’s the national debt to repay, too)

Reality sucks: A man fled cops by swimming out to sea; was pursued by a shark? (Report)

The culture: The Southern Poverty Law Center’s impressive financial holdings and Cayman Island bank accounts aren’t breaking news? (Article) (Well, they’re a lefty outfit, so what’s to remark?)

Science: Some fossilized human footprints indicate human presence a lot earlier than thought (Report)

More science: Some blind people use clicking sounds to “see” or measure distances, just as do bats and dolphins (Report)

The California culture: Sacramento approved paying gang guys to stop violence? (Article) (And pay North Korea ot to nuke us?)

Mexico: Update (Article)

The environment: The Yellowstone supervolcano (caldera) earthquake swarm approaches record size (Report) (Is it filling with pre-eruption lava?)

Comparing the world’s competing cultures: Analysis (Superior, though long, article from U.S. War College)

The culture: A Los Angeles version of the Left’s “College for Everybody” political scam (Article)

Chicago: 7 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

One naked and one half naked man were arrested after breaking into Harvest church to defend their mom. (Report)

And that should be enough …

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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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3 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    There’s always a story about some naked moron. You seem to find one every week 😉

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