GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannSignificant snippets re folk who did not get the distracting memo:

The culture: Celebs, athletes, actors, pundits, politicians have millions of fake followers? (Report) (Well, we’ve evolved a fake culture, haven’t we?) Columnist suspended over fake followers (Report)

Government: E-mail/texts of the Department of Justice are still mostly withheld from Congress? (Report)

Iran: Wants a more controlled internet (Report) (So does Washington, right?)

Government: Beverly Hills will install more than 600 TV cameras around public areas (Report) (For citizen safety, of course …)

The economy: Governments of 26 states impose price controls on business? (Report) (We call it a “free market”, why?)

More economy: Inflation reality: A decade of grocery prices for 30 common items (Article)

Still more economy: Illinois pensions exposed (Article) (It’s not just Illinois, either)

Israel: Dealing with Palestinian tunnels into Israel: Update (Article)

Government: The Trump Administration is considering nationalizing 5G mobile phone network? (Report) (China can teach much, but unlikely just now, seems to us) Denial at once

Alaska: 1/3 of Alaskans rely on government food/health care; recession continues and money is running low (Report)

Universal Basic Income: A new experiment in recently bankrupt Stockton, CA (Report) (Some folks can’t seem to learn, but continue to vote)

World’s nuclear landscape: Update (Article)

Corruption: FBI indigestion as covert corruption escapes cover (Article) (And the new bosses are SHOCKED! SHOCKED!)

Top 10 threats of 2018: (Article)

Corruption: Charges against Senator Menendez (D) dropped (Report)

Science: Impending geomagnetic polar reversal draws a little notice (Report)

The economy: 55,000 homeless on Los Angeles streets – a large increase (Report) (Poverty reality as politicians tout booming fake economy)

Corruption: The FBI is threatening the U.S. President? (Report)

Moew soeeuprion: Las Vegas shooter’s autopsy report held in defiance of court order? (Report)

The culture: A stripper was paid by a student to perform at a Texas middle school (Report)

Iran: 29 women arrested so far in growing anti-headscarf protests (Report)

Science: Wine is good for you again (Report)

Turkey’s attack on Syyrian Kurds is apparently proceeding without U.S. reaction (Report)

More science: Computers are learning to recognize music by analyzing listener’s brain waves (Report)

The culture: A Canadian court ordered Christian doctors to refer patients for euthanasia when they seek it regardless of doctor’s beliefs (Report)

Religion: China will decide the Pope’s picks for bishops; Francis now ok with that (Report)

The culture: The fragile generation: What sort of adults will overprotected kids become? (Article)

Chicago 2 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A Florid)a man was arrested working out naked at a community gym (Report

And so it was …

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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