GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom the week:

The U.S. Left is pushing to add younger voters. (Report) (Brainwashed public school kids, right?)

Americans aren’t moving anymore. (Article) (Neither socially, economically nor physically: a static society and a static economy) (Until the dam breaks …)

Restaurants aren’t doing well (Report) (Like retail generally in this “recovery”)

The Culture: A brutal street brawl in Detroit (Report)

Airbnb is under regulatory attacks spurred by hotel industry lobbing? (Report) (“Progressive” politicians oppose progress)

Student/teacher sex : Some 150 cases are currently investigated in Texas (Report) (Is a rug being pulled off public education?)

Boeing is laying off hundreds of engineers. (Report) (Do they know something we don’t?)

Internet Censorship: By Goofle/Facebook, a review (Opinion)

Chicago: 2 killed, 43 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

Campus Kangaroo Courts: Using Title IX to take down students/professors via gobbledegook sex charges. (Book Review)

Bill O’Reilly was fired by Fox News after alleged womanizing? (Report) (But if you’re Bill Clinton – )

The Culture: A 75 year old veteran charged with hanging a napkin sized U.S. flag on a V.A. fence and facing up to 6 months in jail, was acquitted by a judge. (Report) (Why was he prosecuted?)

More Culture: Intelligence agencies fear rogue agents as much as spies. (Report) (Americans are no longer a unified people …)

Corporate Default threatens 20% of U.S. corporations if interest rates continue rising, per the International Monetary Fund. (Report) (So 80% of U.S. corporations are better managed than the Federal and a lot of state and local governments?)

Why our welfare state (and universal basic income) are economic snake oil (Simple Article)

North Korea: Some healthy cynicism about the current “crisis”? (Article)

Steel prices: Heading upward at President Trump’s behest? (Report) (Enforcing “Buy American” won’t be buying cheap)

Wikileaks: The U.S. is joining the hounds baying after Julian Asange of Wikileaks?  (Report) (He tells us too much that our governors don’t want us to know, right?)  Other sources call this story “Fake News”. (Article)

Libya: Update (Long Article) ((s Libya evolving Kaddifi’s improved replacement?)

Americans are tackling corruption directly in Illinois? (Report) (When law enforcement is compromised, citizens are steeping in)

The U.S. power grid: Outages in multiple cities raise cyberattack fears? (Report)

Leaving his car idling in his driveway cost a Michigan man a $128 fine. (Report)

A Reminder for anyone complaisant of world financial stability? (Report) (“He who has eyes to see, let him see”)

India: Update (Article-opinion) (Boss Modi’s war on cash accelerates decline?)

U.S. Capitalism: An illusionary rug pulled over a state – corporate amalgam. (Article)

So Many Contractors in the battle zones (Article)

A naked Alabama man was arrested for harassing drivers on Interstate 10. (Report)

That’s all there is; there isn’t any more …

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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