GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannHere they are; help yourself:

Chicago: 9 killed, 76 wiybded kast weej (Report)

Fast food problem: Availability of cheap customary teenage workers now less than 50% of past (Report)

New York City: Restaurants hurting from yet another minimum wage raise (Report)

Russia: Missteps in maintaining a military (Article)

The economy: Cost of 1 BR apartment in 50 cities (Report) (Is so wide a difference sustainable within one country?)

Yemen: Saudis bombed Iran backed rebels in presidential palace (Report)

Science(?): Hypnosis helps inflammatory bowel problems (Report)

California: Will require solar panels on most new homes from 2020 (Report) (Apparently no one talked with electric utilities …)

Healthcare: One cause for high drug prices in the U.S. (Report)

Government: How to bankrupt a nation (photo/Caption)

Syria: Israel threatens Assad over his Iranian support (Article) (But can Assad hold on without Iran?)

More Syria: Suspected Israeli strike on Iranian facility near Damascus (Article)

The economy: Record numbers do not work and the percentage who work is dropping. (Report)

More economy: Social Security pensioners at record high; only 2.5 workers to support each pensioner (Report)

Science: Atmospheric carbon dioxide is rising to ancient levels? (Report) (Plants will be happy, if this proves out)

 Israel: Update (Article)

Venezuela: Massive desertions from the army preceding presidential election? (Article)

Science: Drastically shrunken magnets may advance computer memories (Report)

Mexico: Cartel war update (Article)

Syria: Israel returned missile fire after Iranian missiles attacked from Syria (Report)

More Syria: Israel expanded its response to Iranian missiles fired from Syria (Report)

The war on cash: Who benefits? (Article) (One guess …)

Climate science: Climate changes follow earth’s orbital shifts regularly via celestial mechanics per new geologic measurements (No human carbon dioxide needed) (Report)

Britain: Proposes 6 year prison sentences for online posts against religion, gender (Report) (Scary, if it happens)

Iran: Reimposing anti nuclear sanctions likely to increase U.S.  confrontation with China, Russia and others (Report)

Myanmar : The army continues ethnic cleansing in the north (Report)

A city government has begun snooping citizens’ social media posts as an addition to polls (Report)

Science: Einstein’s local realism theory is challenged by the Big Bell Test (Report) (The more we learn, the less we know)

More Science: Another study has absolved fracking from endangering ground water (Report)

Healthcare: Physicians’ responsibility for health continues to shrink? (Report)

The War on Cash: Australia bans cash purchases over $7,500 starting 2019 (Report)

Israel: Gaza Palestinians mobbed border, throwing grenades/explosives (Report)

A naked man claimed he planted a bomb in an airport’s women’s restroom (Report)

And that is this week’s assortment.

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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