Creepy Mission: Those US soldiers who were sent to Iraq to provide non-combat advice and support to the Iraqis are doing so from the pilot's seat of Apache attack helicopters. Alongside the Russian and Iranian jet fighters.
Fear & Loathing: The gullible are winning. People who have fallen for the long since disproven myth that vaccinations are the Devil's work have, in the last decade, lifted measles from the 'nearly eradicated' category to a new 20-year high as their right to be idiots continues to trump the right of the community to be healthy. An unvaccinated child should be prima facie evidence of child abuse.
The Sins of the Father... The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that it is perfectly reasonable for the IDF to destroy the home a Palestinian who kills an Israeli. Preferably when no one is home, but stuff happens.
Freedom From Information: The Republican-led House Ethics Committee (sic) , already well-known for shielding everyone who knows the secret handshake from any ethics violations, has ruled that congresscritters no longer have to let their constituents (I use the term loosely, meaning those who live in the districts they pretend to represent) about the free airplane trips they get from their real constituents.
Consider: A 'Google Glass' is, among other things, a camera. It can take pictures. It can take pictures of you. It can take pictures of you at the ATM machine....
The Little Things: Since 2000, over 60,000 US factories have closed. Today over 50 million Americans are unemployed or under-employed. 55% of used cars (and 30% of new cars) are bought with subprime loans. And factory orders ex-defense spending fell 30% in June. Real rents have risen 15% in the last 25 years, while real incomes have not gone up a penny.
The Wrong Arm Of The Law: Cops in Michigan have gained live, real-time access to private security cameras in downtown areas, the better to watch you in the elevator. Or dressing room. Whatever.