GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

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Scrapings from the week …

Healthcare: A Bernie Sanders 1987 video saying that single payer healthcare would bankrupt the nation  (Report) (Now, he says it will save the nation)

Politics: Are the two big parties obsolete? Article)

The economy: Los Angeles unfunded employee pensions exceed $10 B (Report) (The pensions are owed, but the money to pay them isn’t there)

Chicago: Hit 500 homicides so far in 2017 (Report)

The culture: Social media are increasingly providing network censorship for governments? (Report)

Naples, (IT) A nearby supervolcano may be heating up? (Report)

The internet: Will the politicians move in on Facebook? (Report) (Only if they can …)

The culture: Los Angeles schools will try sex education for 9 year olds? (Report)

Iraq/Syria: Update (Article)

The European Union wants to raise taxes on internet services by Google, Facebook et al. (Report)

Venezuela missed its 9/155 interest payment?  (Article) (Another socialist paradise bankruptcy)

Spain: Police are arresting Catalonian officials who support the Barcelona secession vote (Article)

Algeria: Update (Article)

The climate: How reliable is the published climate history? (Article)

Hawaii is considering legislation to provide universal basic income to its citizens. (Report)

Science: A quake swarm under Mount Rainier (WA) (Report) (Volcano swarm “not unusual”) California is sending seismic signals too. (Report)

The culture: San Francisco and others are suing Chevron and others in search of billions because they are allegedly a cause of climate change. (Report) (Why hasn’t Hillary sued Putin?)

Puerto Rico: Adds record storm damage on top of mismanagement bankruptcy (Report)

More culture: Oprah Winfrey is joining CBS “60 Minutes” (Report) (Probably a good choice … for today’s version of the show)

Turkey: Is following Venezuela into censorship, imprisoned political dissidents and dictatorship? (Report)

The internet: The European Union is leaning heavily upon internet tech operators to provide rapid mandated internet censorship (Report)

Florida: Residents are being cited for unrepaired storm damage (Report)

Chicago: 11 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

 A naked man’s picture on Craigs’list brought charges (Report)

And so it went …

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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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