GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannPlucked from the flow:

Iran: Protests are accelerating, unreported (Report) (Anti headscarf and anti government)

 The economy: Government will borrow 84% more this year; nearly $1 T? (Report)

More economy: A developing new underclass: uprooted older workers lacking retirement resources (Article)

Healthcare: Republican senators lining up with Democrats to bail out Obamacare? (Report) (With borrowed money, of course)

Science: The mechanism of DNA replication errors is becoming understood (Report)

Government: A major Defense agency failed to account for over $800 M (Report)

Science: Meditation is overhyped, not particularly calming (Report)

Cops 45 minute standoff with stuffed tiger (Report) (Compliments to the taxidermist)

China: Update- Lengthy but interesting (Article

Immigration: An illegal deported 44 times over 15 years? (Report) (Border enforcement up there with DUI and drugs, right?)

Capetown, South Africa is almost out of water? (Report)

The battlefield: Is artillery finding means to compete with missiles? (Report)

Venezuela: Update on collapse (Article) (Failing socialism isn’t newsworthy for the media?)

The economy: China’s HNA is forced to sell U.S. commercial property to raise cash; its default threatens Deutsche Bank and maybe much more? (Article)

Trump’s Border Wall isn’t funded in the bipartisan budget deal in Congress (Report) (Never mind – both the wall and the budget are political theater, not reality) U.S. Bipartisan Budget is coming together on hiked spending of deficit dollars? (Report) (Deficits are reality, though)

Corruption: Anti Trump Congressionals caught out? (Report) (A smell arising from the Senate Intelligence Committee)

 Armed land drones are included in U.S. Army drills? (Report) (If they’re in the air, can land and sea be far behind?)

Science: Human eggs developed in lab (Report) (Mad scientists lining up?)

Presidential ambitions? Los Angeles Mayor pushes his sanctuary city which has a plan to house the homeless on parking lots (Reports)

A fake homeowners’ association filed real liens on neighborhood homes (Report)

The climate: Pacific island sinking via climate change has actually been growing? (Report)

China bans minors from attending church? (Report)

The economy: Happy Trumpism draws a cold shower from a noted financial writer (Article)

Syria: Update – Turkey, Kurds, Russian, Iran and the U.S. (Article)

Immigration: Fox News quoted: 75% of Mexican immigrants are on some sort of welfare (Report)

China: Using the Maldives for a foot into the Indian Oean? (Article)

Middle East: Israel downed an Iranian drone; Assad forces downed an Israeli warplane. (Report) Israel is stopping the Iranian move into Syria and the Assad forces are shooting back? (Article)

The culture: Walgreens will allow men to use women’s restrooms and vice versa (Report) (Whom the gods would destroy …)

Chicago: 5 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested running through the township, carrying a bloody knife (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)
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