GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannAnother week’s selections; about all we could stand …

The U.S. government: FEMA has barred Texas churches from Federal disaster relief? (Report)

The culture: Sexbots replace prostitutes; robots replace soldiers – Do we really need people, anymore? (Reports) (Well, somebody’s gotta pay for it all …)

The economy: Nordstrom is opening a smaller store, one without stock but offering a few service where goods will be ordered online.(Report) (Hmnn … we recall when Sears and Penney tried catalog stores)

Food: Now we hear that red meat/poultry may raise diabetes risk (Report) (Well, we know that NOT eating will kill us… Guess we’re all just gonna die)

The political culture: A Nobel Laureate economist writes on the substitution of propaganda for news illustrated in the “Russian election interference” nonsense. (Article)

The economy: After the hurricanes pass, America can’t afford to rebuild (Article) (We’ve already replaced our wealth with debt)

California corruption: U.S. taxpayers were stuck again for a costly state water project promised by politicians as free of taxpayer obligation (Report)

Brazil: Corruption amidst the anti-corruption? Lenient plea deals becoming odorous? (Report)

Idaho quake swarm is continuing; no mentions of possible connection to the Yellowstone caldera (Report)

Montenegro: Real, not fake Russian meddling unravels (Report)

A war on cars? Government seems to push self-driving tech fast (Report)

The economy: Simple, detailed explanation of ongoing federal financial mismanagement (Article)

Venezuela: Dactorship settles in (Article)

Satellites have been shrinking, proliferating and going up cheaper (Article)

The dulture: Sweden has begun use of implanted microchips to replace credit cards and train tickets? (Report)  (And they’re phasing out cash …)

The climate: Canadian government has been investigating climate change skeptics (Report) (First, the Inquisition, then burnings at the stake, right?)

The economy: Anaheim, CA declared an emergency to initiate a delayed reaction to its homeless burden. (Report)

Spain: Catalonia secession is heating up as a vote nears (Report)

The economy: Are more elder Americans “slipping into poverty”? (Report)

Venezuela: Russia and China are propping up the financially collapsing new dictator?  (Report)

Healthcare: The Senate is writing a bill “to stabilize the insurance market” (Report) (Actually it subsidizes insurers and sets healthcare pricing)

Politics: Is it time for a new political party? (Short article)

Science: New 3D printed structures start to fold themselves into final form as they are peeled from their printing substrate. (Report)

More science: Arrival of quantum computing seems likely to invalidate all current computer security encryption (Report)

Tech/Politics: Are the Feds pushing self-driving vehicles faster than the states wis? (Report)

The economy: Spendthrift politicians, oblivious voters and the debt threat (Article)

North Korea: Update (Article)

The government: A CIA whistleblower warns of that lurking in the shadowy depths of U.S. government (Article)

Technology: The unsolved puzzle of breathable air for high flying military pilots (Article)

Chicago: 5 dead, 31 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested at Wal-Mart riding a shopping cart  (Report)

If we ever meet aliens, will they be as silly as we?

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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