GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe weeks’ production:

The culture: Olympic figure skating announcers Lipinski and Weir look like they are announcing the Hunger Games? (Report) (The end of many things is in sight; perhaps our costly modern Olympics is one)

Immigration: Brazil and Columbia clamped down their borders as refugees flee Venezuela (Article) (Collapsing socialism invisible to the media?)

An Olympic figure skaters’ dress fell off as she skated? (Report) (For a couple more points?)

Corruption: “Conservative” Congressionals who oppose spending – Keep on spending (Report)

Syria: The Assad regime is covertly helping Syrian Kurds oppose the Turkish invasion? (Report)

Middle East: Iran ratchets up its moves against Israel (Article) Putin warned Israel not to resist the Iranian advance in Syria? (Report)

The culture: As the U.S. extolls multilingualism, India moves toward speaking English? (Article) (Well, in a small way)

More culture: An 85 year old woman was randomly knocked out from behind on a Los Angeles Koreatown street (Report)

An African poacher of big cats was killed and eaten by a pride of lions he was hunting (Report) (Unsure how to feel about that …)

Science: Jerusalem’s public trash landfill is 2,000 years of ago (Article) (Garbage in, archeology out?)

San Francisco: Are liberals leaving? (Report) (Surely not?)

Syria: A U.S. jet destroyed a Russian tank? (Report) Russian mercenaries died in U.S. airstrikes when they they attacked a Kurdish held oilfield? (Article)

Science? Yellowstone supervolcano draws attention again (Report) (Hard to tell whether factual concern or just a need for a story …)

Venezuela: Crucial oil production is declining unchecked (Report) (Along with all else)

The economy: U.S. household debt hits a new high (Article)

Israel: Police recommended Prime Minister Netanyahu’s indictment for corruption (Article)

Pakistan will be added to the list of terror-financing nations? (Article) (Trump notices who’s behind the Taliban in Afghanistan)

Pakistan/Afghanistan: Update (Article) (It’s the drugs, stupid!)

The economy: Swan Song of the Central Bankers (Article) (The Fed can’t bail us out again)

Moslem refugee immigration: Update (Article)

Corruption: Baltimore police corruption trials shock (Report) (When rot becomes visible, it’s always worse than expected)

The internet: Updated Google Chrome browser users will now have a built-in ad blocker (Report)

The climate: Tourism collapsing in the Maldives as predicted warming and rising sea level materialize as snow covered beaches instead (Report)

Science: Genetic evolution of white Europeans (Article) (Maybe)

More science: Photon entanglement demonstrated in experiment (Report) (A step forward for quantum computing)

More science yet: A new diagnostic tool offers breakthrough potential (Report) (You’ll be seeing more of CRISPR)

Corruption: College basketball channels the Black Sox Baseball scandal? (Report)

Public education: The who, how and why the U.S. has dropped from international leadership to 36th in the world despite spending more than others (Article) (Truly educated folk are hard to govern)

Science: It wasn’t just the Maya and Aztecs building cities (Article)

The economy: How the Federal Reserve fakes the economy by Prez Reagan’s budget director (Article)

More economy: More on the demise of America’s free market (Article)

Syria: Invading Turks using gas against Kurds? (Report)

Afghanistan: Frustrates China as well as the U.S. (Article)

Chicago: Only 4 dead, 4 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested in Starkville (!) (Report)


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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