GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe current week’s worth:

Iraq: Facing ISIL’s mini drones in battle (Article)

Politics: L.A.’s mayor plans homeless project to carry him to the White House (Report) (Spending the taxpayers’ money for an escape East?)

The culture: Bloomberg warns of endless barrage of lies in politics (Report) (It isn’t just politics)

The war on privacy: U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether data stored in European Union by U.S. corporations is accessible by U.S. court orders regardless of E.U. privacy laws. (Report) (Who’s really in charge?)

Two headlines describing the same event:

Jerusalem Post: IDF thwarts terror attack: (Report)

Netscape News, Reuters: Israeli forces kill dozens  in Gazaas U.S. embassy opens in Jerulasalem (Report)

Israel: Using drone to dump “skunk water” onto rioting Palestinians in Gaza (Report)

California: Has been collecting blood (DNA) samples from newborns since 1983, without parents’ knowledge (Report)

Syria: Russian air defenses have not reduced Israeli air attacks on Iranian activities? (Report)

Russia: Deploys an exotic new weapon – A budget surplus (Article)

The culture: The Supreme Court’s removal of the Federal ban on sports betting will resound through the economy (Article)

Argentina: The peso collapsed further, as expected (Article)

Corruption: Baltimore police commissioner resigns after federal tax charges (Report)

More corruption: Federal daycare cash funneled to terrorists? (Report)

Government: New legal attacks on the electoral college procedures (Report)  (So New York, Los Angeles and Chicago can run the U.S?)

The war on cash: Central bankers may use the next financial crisis to eliminate cash? (Article)

The economy: Subprime auto loans going bad faster (Article)

Geopolitics: A Russian oil firm is drilling in Vietnamese waters recently claimed by China (Report)

China: Has imprisoned masses of Moslems for brainwashing in Xinkiang province (Report)

More China: The military seems preparing for force projection, perhaps outside China (Article) (Why?)

The economy: Will follow currently declining birth rate (Report) (World wide among advanced countries)

Venezuela: Military discontent rises as economy collapses (Report)

Argentina: Economic unhappiness threatens president (Report)

Iran: More mass protests (Report)

Iraq: Election of anti-American cleric threatens U.S. plans (Report) (Again)

Arizona: How public education is homogenized into intellectual pablum (Report)

The culture: “The Last Days of Time Incorporated: (Article) (The culture changes and the internet march on …)

More culture: Locating and listening in on other folks’ cell phones is almost routine now (Report)

The economy: The long death of America’s middle class (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 17 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested for stripping on flight (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) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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