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 NO. 848 “Expect the Ironic” JANUARY 2 - 8, 2017 

Dec 26
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  2017 BEGINS WITH ANXIETY OVER ECONOMY, WAR, ENVIRONMENT, EQUALITY
But pot's legal in California.
 
WORLD NEWS
U.N. Security Council Approves
Syrian Ceasefire Plan

“Whatever,” says spokesperson.
New Law in India Makes
It a Crime Not to Stand
During National Anthem

Tougher laws against rape die in committee.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
England: Commission Rules Star Wars-Based Jediism Not a Religion
Not like other faiths based on fictional tales of heroic figures with magical powers.
U. S. NEWS
Complicated Financial Vetting
Of Billionaire Nominees Could
Delay Their Confirmations

For decades.
Trump Praises Putin, Dismisses American Intelligence Services
Only thing missing is Angela Lansbury and a giant Queen of Diamonds.
 
REMINDER
  Somewhere in the world there's an algorithm exactly like you.
 
“No Child Left Behind” Abandoned, “Every Child Succeeds” Fails
Team Trump mulls “Put Kids Back to Work.”
Michigan Bans Banning Plastic Bags
Opponents vow to ban bans banning bans.
 
TRENDS
Report: Americans Less Charitable Than Ten Years Ago
Instead of giving to others, more buying large portraits of themselves.
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