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Modern education + the criminal mind =

+ A man who robbed a pizzeria in Iowa City, Iowa,  returned later to ask for a job application, police said.
+ A drug dealer in Okaloosa County, Fla., called 911 to report that someone had stolen money and a bag of cocaine from his car, police said.

QT trickle-on economics update

News Item: The U.S. Senate released a revised health-care plan Thursday that maintains some tax cuts on the wealthy but allows health insurers to offer skimpier plans. . . .”
So the wealthiest might not see all the tax cuts they want.
Or put it another way.
Note to the rest of the nation:
The muggers take your wallet.
But you get to keep your watch.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ The letter Z appears 77 times in the Polish national anthem.
+ Big Ben is the bell, not the tower or the clock.

GovernMania MMXVII

News Headline: “Trump lawyer: President was aware of  ‘nothing.’ ” 
We’re supposed to pretend he’s aware of some things.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

From the QT Archive of Knowledge:
+ Benjamin Franklin liked to windsurf.
+ George Washington owned a dog named Sweetlips.
Happy Fourth of July!


Summer reads in the news.
While supplies last. . . .
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A republic, if you can keep it

News Headline: “James Comey calls Donald Trump a liar 5 times today.”
In other news, one study puts Trump’s presidential lying rate  at 4.9 a day..
So at least we’re keeping pace.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Boy hit by car released from hospital.”
And why a car was in the hospital, we may never know.

QT Early Warning System

Thirteen days remain until National Accordion Awareness Month.

This just in. . . .

News Headline:
“Russia probe: Donald Trump decries ‘single greatest witch hunt’ in
U.S. history.”
And nobody knows U.S. history better than Trump does.
Watching those “Bonanza” episodes didn’t go for nothing.