GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe gleanings this week:

Venezuela: Escaping refugees overwhelming Brazil (Report)

Freddi Mac launched a 3% down, no income requirement mortgage program (Article) (Reprising the last financial collapse)

U.S. poverty, inequality and redistribution aren’t as they keep telling you (Article)

Immigration: A federal judge ruled that an illegal alien can sue an employer for refusal to hire him without either citizenship or legal residency (Report)

Syria: New U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo approved Israeli measures discouraging Iranian incursions into Syria (Report) (A reversal of the Obama policy)

More Syria: The U.S. will continue to reduce its presence, but will maintain support for Israel against Iranian military advances there (Report)

Iran: Secret documents show pursuit of nukes continued (Report) (And who is surprised?)

Immigration: Illegal immigration cases court backlog exceeds 1 M; delayed deportations exceed 684,000 (Report) (But no peep from Prez Trump?)

Education: 65% of public school 8th graders not proficient in reading; 67% not proficient in math (Report)

More education: Teachers striking for higher wages (Report)

Science: A new microscopy provides real time viewing of working cells (Report)

Venezuela: Inflation hits 18,000 percent (Report) (Proving that socialism governs whether it works or not …)

Chicago police stormed into the wrong home, terrified a sleeping family (Report)

Yemen: U.S. special forces have joined Saudi Arabia against Iran backed Shia rebels (Report) (More U.S. war on borrowed money)

Honduras: Regrets end of “temporary protected status” of many thousands of alien migrants (Report)

Government: Spy agency NSA collected over 534 M U.S. phone calls, texts etc last year (Report)

Hawaii: Big island volcano eruption included a 6.9 quake (Report)

South Africa: Black persecution of white minority continues (Article)

Chicago: 5 dead, 36 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested in a community college women’s bathroom (Report) (Why didn’t he just say that he identified as a girl?)

And so it went …

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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