The "Modern Language Association" reports that foreign language offerings at universities in the US fell by 5.3 percent between 2013 and 2016 while enrollment in foreign language classes fell by nearly 10 percent over the same period (archived). The French and Spanish languages saw the largest cuts with offerings declining more than 10 percent while growth occured only in American Sign Language, "Biblical Hebrew", and the Korean.
Why would the "multicultural" environment promoted by these same universities need more than one language?
Reports out of the US are showing home sales declined for the month of December 2018 (archived). It seems the popular bubble is strained once again.
An alleged Wikipedia edit placing someone not named Maduro as Venezuela's President on Wikipedia lead to numerous stories in English language publications declaring Wikipedia was being blocked in Venezuela. These declarations said connections to Wikipedia were failing due to SSL handshake molesation rather than the more common state actor method of DNS manipulation.
Attempts to verify the block and its implementation with people actually in Venezuela suggest no such thing is happening on a country wide scale if it is had happened at all.
Contacts in Venezuela who offered evidence countering the popular claim of a block on Wikipedia countered with this upcoming Wednesday as the soonest any challenger to the Maduro government is planning to formally present their challenges his power. In this context the evidence suggests the Wikipedia block story was more likely a USG state department effort to justify "regime change" than an action knowlingly undertaken by the Maduro government.
Persons in Venezuela are advised to maintain high levels of preparedness for US humanitarian missile strikes and intervention within the next 6 months. Persons in the US Navy are advised to maintain very high levels of preparedness for the possibility their ship is sank within the next 6 months.
Two local television news presenters have said "Martin Luther Coon" within less than two weeks making US national headlines in Pantsuit presses for their acts. The first incident on January 9th involved an upstate New York meteorologist who said "Martin Luther Coon King Jr." after which he was fired. In the most recent incident a Saint Louis, Missouri based morning news anchor mentioned an upcoming tribute to "Martin Luther Coon Jr" (archived). This lead to a conversation with station management and allegedly finding racism was not a part of the employee's "core beliefs" and accordingly no plans for additional discipline.
The frequency of this particular slip of the tongue has not lead to Pantsuits looking inward to ask the big question:
What societal factors are making this particular slip of the tongue so common among professionals with every incentive to avoid it?
As the partial USG shutdown continues, US President Donald Trump informed opposition party leader Nancy Pelosi that she and her partisans would be unable to take a group vacation to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan using military aircraft while the partial shutdown continues (archived). Yesterday Pantsuitist Pelosi had threatened Trump with the prospect of being disinvited from delivering his State of the Union address in front of the lower legislative chamber she controls. She suggested President Trump instead submit his address in writing or reschedule it after the shutdown ends.
If the shutdown continues past 30 days, it is possible furloughed federal employees may be laid off and subject to reduction in force procedures. At present communications from the Office of Management and Budget say their present interpretation of the spirit of the statute is that it applies to planned rather "emergency" furloughs, but as always policy is subject to change.
The trial of Joaqín 'El Chapo' Guzman continues to deliver drama as a USG witness for the prosecution alleges former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto requested a 250 million USD bribe from Guzman which was paid after Nieto took office (archive). The singing stoolie Alex Cifuentes clarified that he was unsure of the exact amount though US based media outlets appear to have settled on 100 million USD as a consensus figure to use in ther headlines for reasons that remain elusive.
Within the course of one week Pantuits have gone from lauding freshman congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to condemning her. Gabbard began the week high on Pantsuit praise for calling US President Donald Trump a motherfucker to falling as a pariah after announcing her intention to mount a presidential run in 2020 (archived). As soon as she displayed ambition of rising in the Pantsuit ranks she was attacked for supporting an end to Hillary Clinton's Infinity Wars, especially in Syria.
On other points party driving Pantsuits are offering criticisms of Gabbart that appear contrary to professed pantsuit values. Rejecting their value of diversity pantsuits are shunning rather than embracing her diverse Hindu nationalism. Rejecting their professed anti-Racism they are writing off her for opposing Israel for their racial caste system and Israeli violence against persons from different backgrounds.
Pantsuit capitalist Jeff Bezos has mismanaged his household into dissolution as this week began with press releases announcing the amicable end of his 25 year long marriage. By the end of this week communications spurring from his affair with a 49 year old matron had entered the public domain (archived). The US state of Washington, where the Bezos family resided, is a "community property" state which raises the possibility of wife Mackenzie ending up higher on the Forbes list than Jeff after the courts are done liquidating the household.
Three weeks into a partial shutdown of the USG over legislative intransigence with respect to one budget item President Trump holds dear, there have been few visible differences thus far between an operating USG and a shutdown USG. Signs however are beginning to accumulate as TLS certificates expire and government websites go without updates (archived).
The 'American Psychological Association' has declared masculinity as harmful and in the course of doing so has marginalized half of the human race based on their biology (archived). The critique offered by the organization, which represents most practicing clinical psychologists in the US, most intensenly condemneds masculine traits that have positive roles in making societies worth living in. Why would cows need status and adventure to find fulfillment?