GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumann Gleanings of the week:

Corruption: U.S. Navy probe expanded now includes over 60 admirals plus others (Report)

The culture: White male students are called upon last in some classrooms (Report) (Hmnn … Isn’t that discrimination?)

More corruption: An example from the media (Reportt)

The economy: Detailing the reality that has hollowed economic health (Article)

Mexico: Update (Article)

Lebanon/Saudi Arabia/Iran: A Lebanese high official goes to Riyadh to resign? (Article)

Government/Media: An informative sidelight on “Who ya gonna trust?) (Article)

Israel/Saudi Arabia: Quietly cooperating against Iran/Hezbollah? (Article)

Saudi Arabia: One inside view of the less advertised internal commotion (Article) (Who’s in charge here, in Arabic and some blood)

The economy: “You can’t borrow your way to wealth” revisited by Prez Reagan’s Budget Director (Article) (Yes, it applies to governments too)

Scary science: Particle physics can produce explosions much larger than hydrogen bombs per new research (Report)

The Trump tax plan: Snake oil at the expense of the middle class? (Article)

The culture: An ex GOP Rhode Island legislature minority leader was arrested breaking into a neighbor’s home while naked (Report)

Venezuela: The government has clamped down on journalists and the media (Report)

Technology: A self-driving bus crashed into a semi within an hour of its entry into Las Vegas service (Report)

Politics: Poll suggests voters are displeased with both major parties? (Report)

Background checks: The federal check system is a mess? (Report) (Of course it is; it proceeds from politicians and bureaucrats, right?)

Now, Democrats have Russian scandals (Report) (Though with less media attention …)

Economics: Should government buy stuff cheaper and faster from Amazon or pay more and wait longer to protect smaller Amazon competitors? (Report)

Science: 300,000jyear old homo sapiens skulls from Morocco blow the human evolution story  (Report) (Again)

The culture: The media’s abdication from real news (Article)

Venezuela has officially defaulted on its debt (Socialism still not quite paradaisical?)

Weaponized drones will show up in the wrong hands? (Report)

The economy: A bottle of wine sold for $350,000  (Report) (As full of air as stocks and real estate; what will be their prices after the next crash?)

Catalonia: Protests to free separatist leaders jailed by Spanish government (Report)

Oil/Arabia: Update and forecast (Article) Another view (Article)

The economy: Ford experiments with exoskeleton-enhanced assembly workers (Article) Hmnn… How will this affect employment/eages?)

Chicago: 5 dead, 24 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested complaining of onions (Report)

Und das ist alles

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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