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QT trickle-on economics update

Wal-Mart
News Headline: “Wal-Mart is one of the biggest beneficiaries of food stamps.”
News Headline: “Wal-Mart comes to town, other stores close, then Wal-Mart leaves.”
News Headline: “South Carolina woman rams car into Wal-Mart because she thought the Rapture was coming.”
The Rapture?
Not when there are so many other reasons to want to ram into a Wal-Mart.

Frontiers of science

Scientist Stunned
News Headline: “Scientists stunned to learn true age of Saturn’s rings.”
News Headline: “Scientists stunned to find Neanderthals gave humans herpes.”
News Headline: “Scientists stunned to witness Darwin’s finches evolve.”
Do our scientists stun too easily?

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Sanders and Reagan
News Headline: “How will Bernie Sanders pay for free college for everyone in America?”
News Headline: “Colleges could be free in America if corporations paid Reagan-era taxes.”
Asked and answered.

Our long national nightmare in the news

US Republican presidential candidate Don
News Headline: “Donald Trump: ‘If I lose, I don’t think you will ever see me again.’ ”
Say the headline out loud.
Let it roll on your tongue.
Say it again.
Close your eyes and imagine it. . . .

But it’s a living

Dog-Sniffing
News Headline: “. . . The dog-sniffing unit was then called in to help agents. . . .”
Your day may not be going well, but at least you aren’t part of a unit that sniffs dogs.

Breaking news. . . .

Today's Chuckle
News Headline: “Ten terrorists blown up while making bomb inside mosque.”
What kind of times do we live in?
Hope you enjoyed Today’s Chuckle.

Meanwhile, in Texas. . . .

Texas Protest
News Headline: “Texas secession movement is growing.”
But is there a downside?

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Donald Trump
News Item: “Millions of dollars Donald Trump says he raised for veterans charities are unaccounted for, and Trump’s adviser for veterans affairs doesn’t seem to know where that money is.”
The story refers to $6 million that Trump announced nearly three months ago.
But there is no reason to believe he would use military veterans as campaign props and then walk away.
No reason.
Really.
No reason at all.

This just in. . . .

NBA Court
News Headline: “NBA: No All-Star Game for North Carolina if anti-LGBT law isn’t changed.”
So think a few good thoughts for the NBA.
Even if it does allow its players six and seven steps without a travel.

Civilization as we know it in the news

Christian Cross
News Item: “A local atheist and a national group that advocates for the strict separation of church and state have sued the city to remove a large, white Christian cross at a public park where an 18th century Spanish Catholic mission once stood. . . .”
Lest we forget that evangelical atheists can be every bit as annoying as evangelical Christians.