GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom this week:

Columbia: Deciding  whether to follow Venezuela’s socialist trail? (Report)

Californians will choose between standard auto license plates or $700 little digital message boards (Report)

Britain: Gov’t uses Soviet style disappearance to vanish pesky journalist (Report) Update: Embarrassing backlash)

Corruption: “Confirmed: Obama ordered spies into Trump campaign” (Report) (Assume that where spies pay off, there will be spies)

More corruption: Protests as Syria presides over world disarmament meeting (Report) (Well, they gave terrorist in chief Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize …)

Chicago: A civil breakdown emerging? (Report) (Visibly oncoming since L.A.’s Watts riots …)

Europe: Predicting the E.U. collapse (Article)

The economy: Home prices an expanding bubble? (Article) (They’ll be cheaper after the next crash)

Israel: Gaza Palestinians fired a barrage of mortar shells into Israel (Article) (And the damn Jews better not defend themselves, right?)

Science: New discoveries from ancient Amerind civilizations (Report)

Chicago: 8 dead, 30 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

Science: Rethinking evolution –again- based upon a new gene survey? (Report)

The economy: A Denver child’s lemonade stand was shut down by the city; the operator had not bought a permit (Report) (U.S. free market?)

The culture: New Jersey outlawed AR 15 and bump stocks with jail term but NONE have been turned in as demanded (Report) (Watch to see if the gov’t will back off or activate the police state?)

Europe: Why the Eurozone/Euro are doomed (Article) (Brussels parliament can’t paper over reality?)

The war on the internet: The E.U. is about to destroy the internet (Video) (And the U.S. is just awaiting Trump’s sucessor)

More culture: The airport screeners (TSA) enhancing their police state image? (Article)

The war on private cars: Waymo and Softbank are investing heavily in self driving cars, taxis (Report)

The economy: U.S. savings rate drops to record lows (Article) (While debt rises)

Education: An South Carolina art teacher resigned after repeated student sex acts occurred while she was preset in her classroom (Report)

The culture: A woman gave birth to a daughter during an appointment at an abortion clinic (Report)

The economy: Americans not in the labor force remains at 1978 levels (Article) (Then, it was non-working housewives)

 Government/Culture: Portland promotes extra tax for corporations with high CEO pay (Article)

Chicago: 9 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested at a store after biting an officer (Report)

Considering, that should 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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