Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Blizzard: “The scale of the rout over the last week appears to have persuaded an increasing number in global markets that the fall in commodity prices over the last few months is less a benign transfer of wealth from producer countries to consumer ones, than a symptom of the world economy’s inability to generate enough demand to absorb everything that’s being produced” It would have been quicker to say “Panic!”
U-Turn: Perhaps you've noticed how quickly falling global demand has changed much of the world from emerging to submerging nations.
Cross To Bear: Ohio abortion opponents (for which read “Republicans”) have passed a law prohibiting a woman from terminating a pregnancy to avoid giving birth to a child with Down Syndrome, because they – speaking for god – think she deserves to be punished and the world needs more people with Down Syndrome. Too bad there's not a genetic test to prevent people from developing into this type of zealot.
Interrogation: Does Capitalism cause poverty? Yes. How can we move low-paid workers into the middle class? Pay them more money.
Demographic Disaster Averted: A quick and easy solution to the problem of aging populations in developed countries is banging on the doors – all those eager immigrants from the Middle East, Latin America, and North Africa who simply want a place to settle down, work and raise families. Add in several tens of millions of refugees from rising sea levels and the problem becomes an opportunity.
Takes One To Know One: Pennsylvania's Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, will be tried for leaking grand jury material to the press, perjury, and obstruction of justice by illegally keeping tabs on the investigations into her crimes.
Corrected: Duke freshmen refuse to read their class asignmnet, Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel “Fun Home”, because
don't want to be exposed to new ideas.
they are not ready for a university education.
its sexual images and
themes goes against their Christian beliefs. Wait'll
they get to Lolita. Or
recent Supreme Court rulings. And
En Garde: In an attempt to draw publicity away from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz plans to lead 100,000 pastors in 50-state attack on
Symptom: The student loan debt/repayment problem gets all the attention when what really needs fixing is tuition costs, which in turn means hacking away at the bloated administrative costs and realizing that a lot of people simply don't need college degrees – there aren't any jobs for them.
Porn O'Graph: Apparently we're not going to make it up with volume.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:28 AM