GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannHere they are:

Capetown, South Africa’s water shortage (drought) worsened by dirty politics and attacking Israel (Report)

It’s all fake – U.S. politics: Reality TV that masquerades as American politics (Article) (Somebody noticed?)

The culture: In Hollywood, ‘anything goes’ becomes: ‘You’re fired!’ (Article) (As religion fades and everything is politicized)

Montenegro: Its politicians want to play off the U.S. vs China (Article) (For personal gain, yet)

The economy: Trump vs the Federal Reserve (Article) (Prez trying to avoid channeling Herbert Hoover)

China: Vaccine maker product scandal (Report) (Reminds of U.S. snake oil days …)

Science: Quantum time flows both ways? (Report)

More science: Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time (Report) (No wonder some of us are confused …)

The economy: The well suppressed poison of public pensions (Article)

Israel downed a trespassing Syrian warplane over the Golan (Report)

The culture: 22% of U.S. population does not speak English at home? (Report) (Who to believe, these days?)

More culture: More and more of what we do requires government permission? (Article)

California: Will impose mandatory electric power blackouts (Report) (Addition to its coming water rationing)

The economy: Advice from a shark (Article) (Ignore the endless show; watch the real policy)

  Mars: A liquid water lake 12 miles across has been found under an icecap (Report)

DACA recipient busted for human smuggling (Report)

Science: 1000X increase in computer hard drive capacity from new method (Report)

Russia: Growing reliance upon mercenaries, especially abroad (Article) (Update)

 Bank of America can’t explain what happened to customers’ safe deposit boxes (Report)

Algeria: Update (Article) (Corruption and a taxidermisized president forever)

The culture: An Alberta, Canada man legally changed his gender for cheaper car insurance (Report)

Science(?): A study says plastic could be shrinking men’s penises (Report)

 Nicaragua: Prez Ortega’s private army imposes quiet at gunpoint (Report)

China is responding to Trump trade maneuvers by pumping more cheap money into its economy? (Article) (At some point, that’s risky, right?)

Iraq: Corruption and resulting unrest expand (Article)

Corruption: FBI collaborating with Southern Poverty Law Center (Report)

Britain’s E.U. exit looks inept at both ends, a potentially destructive scenario (Article)

More corruption: U.S. elements that perpetuate a perennial Russian threat (Article)

Millennials have no savings but want to retire at 61 (Article) (Public school grads …)

 Chicago: 6 dead, 33 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

Naked man arrested exercising at Planet Fitness (Report)

And so it was …

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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