Saturday, April 27, 2019

PLATT - Curated News

One country, one system, &c.


Muscle memory: Stunning collection of 110 vintage American muscle cars, including a 1978 Pontiac 'Smokey and the Bandit-Style' Trans AM, will be auctioned in the fall after being hidden for 40 years

Selfie-Taking Tourists Crushing Tulips; Dutch Growers Fight Back

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week???s Headlines (10 out of 11)

How to clear your inbox in MINUTES: Twitter user wins praise over her 7 step guide on how to delete hundreds of unread emails with just a few clicks

London Marathon: How do you reduce the environmental impact?

Ice-proof coating for big structures relies on a 'beautiful demonstration of mechanics'

Some of the world's most unexpectedly dangerous and endangered animals: Stunning images reveal the piercing eyes of the albino alligator, the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko and the luminous belly of the Purple Harlequin toad

Siri, where are your manners? Hilarious gallery captures the virtual assistant's VERY cheeky comebacks

Russia ready to discuss nuclear treaty with China, US

Trump tells NRA he's pulling US from arms treaty

Kill a 'Raptor': How to Shoot Down an F-22 Stealth Fighter

SLAM - America's Big Stick & Doomsday Weapon

'This smells, big time': Judge rips Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx's office for CHARGING a woman with filing a false police report after letting Jussie Smollett walk free for a more 'egregious' offense

Google knows everywhere you go ??? here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

Putin says North Korea willing to give up nukes in exchange for security guarantees

Trump Loyalists Will Turn Their Backs on McGahn

The Happy Swedes Differ Markedly From Us
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

Dem race shows signs it could get nasty

Campaign of ???anyone but Biden??? begins

Biden leads Trump by 6 points in first post-announcement poll

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ??? 
which you can never afford to lose ??? with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)

The Happy Swedes Differ Markedly From Us

Sweden has reduced the amount of resources devoted to government by 17 percentage points of GDP since the early 1990s; no other western nation has done anything remotely similar.

April 25, 2019 6:20 p.m. ET

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign stop at Aldo Leopold Middle School in Burlington, Iowa, April 6. 
Photo: John Lovretta/Associated Press
Gordon Downing (Letters, April 20) and Bernie Sanders need to refine their understanding of social democracy. In 1960, for example, Sweden had a similar level of GDP devoted to government as the U.S. had. For most of the parameters of success that social-democratic advocates point to, such as longevity and infant mortality, Sweden had even greater advantages in the past than it does today, suggesting that social democracy isn???

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