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Signs of Bad Times

July 9, 2018
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A Monday's news headlines continue to astonish

A scan of New York Times headlines for July 8, 2018, reveals several signs of deteriorating times.

So much for mother’s milk

 The United States delegation to the World Health Organization opposed the promotion of mother’s milk as healthiest for children, thus “embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers,” reports the Times.

“The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.”

Thankfully, they did not succeed in spite of the bullying tactics.

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So much for new blood

“Representative Nancy Pelosi, 78, has made clear that she wants to keep leading the Democrats next year, but there are calls for someone younger to lead the party.”

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So much for U.S. justice

“President Trump on Sunday described all four of his finalists to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court as ‘excellent’.” All four are far to the right.

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So much for Chinese justice

“Billboard-size displays show the faces of jaywalkers and list the names of people who can’t pay their debts, and face scanners guard housing complexes. China has an estimated 200 million surveillance cameras — four times as many as the U.S.”

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So much for American culture

Ant Man and the Wasp earned $76 million on opening on the July 6 weekend, making it the No. 1 at the box office.

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