funny verse

The New York Times – October 19, 2018

Any reporter who has covered a humanitarian disaster should understand what Stalin is once reported to have said to a fellow Soviet official: The death of one person is a tragedy, but the death of one million is a statistic.

Thousands dead – an abstract notion.‬
‪One gruesome MURDER – fires emotion.‬

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The Wall Street Journal – October 16, 2018

Interest payments on the federal debt and military spending rose rapidly, while tax revenue failed to keep pace as the  Republican tax cuts for both individuals and corporations kicked in. “The deficit is absolutely higher than anyone would like.”

It’s “deficit spending” after all.

Just “robbing Peter to payoff Paul.”

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The Wall Street Journal – October 13–14, 2018

If you’re like most American men, your closet is a blur of beige, black and navy: a bit dismal and decidedly out of date. Color is ruling again, and even a small dose can lift your look – and you’re out of luck.

If this trend is true.
HUE are you?

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The Wall Street Journal – October 9, 2018

(These devices)  sometimes freak people out, seeming to drop into conversations uninvited, playing music unprompted in the middle of the night, turning on other gadgets at random and acting generally well, possessed.

You’ll know if Alexa is acting ‘funny”

When she asks to borrow some money.

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BBC – October 7, 2018

It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C states that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C.

Slowly this reality is dawning:‬
‪Not “climate warming” but CLIMATE WARNING.‬

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