GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom the week:

The culture: British kids escape knowledge of British history these days … (Report) (History can be so inconvenient for a government)

Corruption: The Pentagon’s reluctant admission of some 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria is likely substantially understated? (Article)

Humor? A millennial job interview (Video) (And these are the heirs of what we have made …)

The culture: Congress is set to ram through reauthorization of mass surveillance? (Report)

Much more culture: World’s first ‘smart condom’ collects intimate data during sex (Report)

Corruption: Congressfolks’ secretive slush fund for paying off sex harassment claims on taxpayer money (Report)  (Some information) Corruption: Will Congress publish the names of members who have used public funds as hush money? (Report) (Any bets?)

More Corruption: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is diverting millions to Democrat clients? (Report) (Hence the fuss over a new boss?)

The economy: A Wall St. bank warns that stocks are overvalued to a point last reached in 1900 (Report) (Your guess: How far the decline when reality arrives?)

The climate: New research casts more doubt on global warming models (Report)

The culture: A New York City politician introduced a bill for city provision of free diapers to parents (Report)

The economy: CVS/Aetna reported nearing a deal (Report) (Hmmm … What will a drugstore do with a healthcare insurer?)

Money: The Fed visibly notices Bitcoin (No surprise – governments dislike competitors)

Saudi Arabia: An outside view of the inside political turmoil (Article)

Politics: Special Prosecutor Mueller turns General Flynn to use against Trump? (Report)

Healthcare: Low back pain relief follows a new procedure (Article)

Turkey: Corruption charges against entrenched President Erdogan’s friends and family members documented by the opposition? (Article)

Tesla: Germany joins the subsidy withdrawal parade? (Article) (Reality setting in …)

China: Update (Article)

San Francisco, the illegal alien and the dead girl: Another explanation to consider (Article)

The culture: President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday? (Report) (And enjoy watching the anti-Semites go nuts)

The World Economy: Debts, Deficits and Delusion Deliver Economic Decay under Fake Growth (Article)

More Economy: Russia, China and India are joining in a new gold market (Article) (When the debt-deluged dollar tanks, what of gold?)

Chicago: 7 dead, 36 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

Naked U.S. tourists were arrested after posing for photos in front of a Thailand Buddhist temple (Report)

And the world proceeded on its way …

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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