Sound and Flury: Indiana's Republicans (they locked the Democrats out of the chamber) have “fixed” the religious right to be a bigot law so that, "sexual orientation and gender identity will be explicitly protected in the new law" . So what's the point?
All Things Being Unequal... The UN says that the air strike that killed over 40 people in a DP camp in northern Yemen constitutes a war crime. Why the US drone and air strikes that have killed thousands, if not tens of thousands of civilians all over the world are not also violations of international law was not explained.
Deficit Financing: The recovery, puny as it is, has been fueled by $189 billion in sub-prime consumer debt during 2014 – that's over 40% of total consumer lending. It's unclear whether this represents an increase in borrowing by the poor, or an increase in the number of poor.
Quoted: “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Chris Rock.
Cost Of Doing Business: Inflation has caught up to the Pentagon's approach to accounting. After losing $12 billion in cash that was flown into Baghdad, new procedures were instituted that resulted in the loss of $45 billion in Afghanistan.
Gotcha: An American-born Jordanian has been kidnapped from Pakistan and brought back to the US, presumably for a trial. He's lucky, he was on the “okay to kill” list issued to US assassins.
The Easy Button: The key to our consumer economy is to make it ever easier to buy stuff impulsively; the eventual goal is to make much/most of our buying automatic – done pro-actively by computers without bothering us. Click and done.
Brilliant: Johns Hopkins University faces a $1 billion lawsuit by the survivors and their families for its involvement in a 1940-50s US government study that infected hundreds of people in Guatemala with syphilis, gonorrhoea and other infections – without their knowledge.
Another Front In The War: Sweden is adding “hen” to its official dictionary as a gender-neutral pronoun. Don't know what was wrong with 'it', which has the additional advantage of being the same in both nominative and objective cases and also having the same form (its) for the genitive and genitive absolute.
Porn O'Graph: Made to orders, or not.