GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannHow it was:

Corruption: Can Ukraine win its war on corruption? (Article) (ts independence from Russia depends upon it)

Education: A Georgia school will drug test students using hair samples? (Report) (Schools more like jails)

Government: A former CIA boss admits U.S. meddling in foreign elections (Article) (Normal foreign relations for governments, we suppose)

The CIA argues that the public should not see information it has already leaked to reporters (Article) (Ven ve vant your opinion, ve vill give it to you …)

The war on cash: Sweden worries impending cashlessness will dispossess poor and elderly (Report)

Turkey threatens to invade the Greek islands in addition to its ongoing invasion of Kurdish Syria (Report)

Corruption: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) asked Ukraine to stop stalling an anti corruption court (Report)

Yellowstone supervolcano quake swarm continues but scientists say “never mind” (Report) (Hmnn )

Iran threatened to level Tel Aviv, kill Prime Minister Netanyahu (Report) (Relations per usual)

The culture: College lost national basketball title over sex scandal (Report)

Israel: Iran threat develops (Article) Israel and Iran on collision course in Syria (Article)

The climate: The U.S. government (NOAA) was caught fiddling the temperature data again (Report)

The climate: The melting Arctic sea ice is a scam again? (Report)

The culture: An example of government designed “security?” (Report)

Government: Four lawsuits challenge the electoral college system in four states (Report)  Opposition to the “winner take all” version)

The border wall: Construction begins on some 2 miles of Trump’s border wall replacement in California. (Report) (Only 1,931 miles to go …)

Turkey: Gloomy financial update (Article) (Maybe why stirring up distracting foreign aggtrddiond?)

More Turkey: Turkish warships threatened and drove off an Italian oil drilling ship contracted by Cyprus to drill off its shores (Article)

The economy: Already underfunded public pension funds are overinvested in stocks, increasing risk (Article) (Private sector pensions vanished for a reason; a generation of public servants will be toast –  along with taxpayers on the hook)

Thailand: Update (Article)

Post Christianity? German bishops open holy communion to non-Catholics? (Report)

Corruption: Nashville Mayor’s sex scandal; Missouri Governor too (Reports) (Our post-Christian era)

The culture: A woman caught a camouflaged drone peeping through her bedroom window (Report)  (You knew this was coming …)

Science: No truly wild (never domesticated) horses exist on earth today (Report)

The internet: Censorship has arrived, unannounced? (Report)

The economy: Los Angeles criminalized sleeping in cars and RVs?  (Article) (Eliminating poverty by punishment)

Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A man was arrested after putting a naked woman’s dead body in front of his trailer home (Report)

Which ought to be enough …

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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