This Has Nothing To Do With Alan Greenspan | - Part 2

For many years now it has been my belief that Darwin’s natural selection was no longer a factor in human evolution, but a quick review of this list of selfie-related injuries and deaths (prompted by this Marketwatch story about the latest incident) has me rethinking that a bit.

That latest entry for a 51-year old German man appears to be an outlier – this seems to be an under-30 phenomenon and mostly in Asia.

Per this story at Scientific American, they’ve been writing about fireworks for 170 years now, digging into their archives today in advance of Monday’s national birthday.

There’s some real fireworks going on in precious metals markets lately, particularly for silver that has embarked on another violent ride higher.

Trump in Japan

What is, as best that I’m able to discern, one of the many unintended consequences of years of unconventional monetary policy in Japan.

… or maybe not.

I Feel the Earth Move

Another diversion from what can be be found in the news today, including a surprising amount of interesting new stuff (e.g., sub solar points and Lahaina Noon).

Of course, the Monty Python gang had some thoughts on this as well..

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs.Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you’ve had quite enough

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space
‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth

The Bernie Sanders Ride

I don’t really know much of anything about presidential candidate Bernie Sanders or his supporters other than what you see on the evening news and the Sunday talk shows, but the cartoon below from Townhall seems to capture this public image pretty well.

Combined with stories like American Teens Refuse to Get Jobs and the now impossible idea of working during the summer to pay for college, it really makes you wonder sometimes.

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