Potpourri From Around The Web
by Shorty Dawkins
The following is a collection of Links of Interest. You could call it a Potpourri From Around The Web. They are articles and videos that give an interesting overview of the state of our Nation and the World.
We begin with a Father who was given six months in jail for paying too much child support and spending too much time with his son. I kid you not. Father pays outstanding child support, still gets jail time. Of course while he is in jail he won’t be paying child support or visiting his son. This certainly helps the boy and his Mother.
Next we have: Man With Disassembled Airsoft Gun Shot In The Head By Police. He was assembling an airsoft pistol, when a cop opened the door of his car, and seeing the airsoft gun, fired four shots at the man, hitting him in the head.
Chris Christie ally David Wildstein pleads Fifth to panel. Things are getting interesting with the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.
Two articles from Zero Hedge worth noting: Baltic Dry Index Collapses 35% – Worst Start To Year In 30 Years, and People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million; Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels. The people not in the labor force are primarily those whose unemployment benefits have run out. The Baltic Dry Index indicator is the price of shipping goods. When the price plunges, it means shipping has plunged.
Jobs Report “Bad News And More Bad News”. Two videos concerning bad jobs reports. But the economy is improving, right?
Here we have a case of spending money needlessly to satisfy powerful interests. Useless $350 million NASA space project mandated by Congress. “NASA will complete a $350 million structure to test rocket engines at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi early this year. Then, it plans to mothball the 300- foot-high, steel-frame tower for the foreseeable future.”
Are You Prepared for a Water Emergency? Deadly Chemical in the West Virginia Water Supply Creates Immediate Shortage. A serious chemical spill near a water treatment plant has made the water coming through the taps harmful.
58 Senators Back Iran Sanctions, Threatening Diplomacy. They seem to want war, not diplomacy.
Meanwhile: White House Dares Democratic Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions To Admit They Want War. I’ll give Obama credit. He’s asking the Senators to publicly admit the obvious.