GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannPicks from the week:

Reality’s humor: How the NSA has been “hoist by its own petard” (Article)

Geopolitics: The U.S. is building a permanent U.S. Army base in Israel (Report) (Nobody better knock that chip off my shoulder … excepting of course, Democrats)

Middle East: Saudi Arabia/Iran Sunni vs Shia tensions are hating up as a new Saudi regime goes active (Report)

Science: NASA is testing laser communication between satellites (Report) (A big step forward, if it works)

Corruption: The U.S. Air Force is blowing billions renewing the past instead of facing the future with costly new manned bombers in the age of missiles (Report) (Just like the Navy’s big new costly ships)

The culture: Breast enlargement removals now outnumber new implants in the U.K. (Report) (Hmnn… Promoting restroom interchangeability?)

Climate: La Nina is following the long El Nino; U.S. winter may be colder in the north, warmer in the south. (Article)

Religion: How the Pope is reshaping his church (Article)

Government: “The surveillance state; an inexorable march toward totalitarianism” (Article)

 Geopolitics/Economics: The aging of the western world (Article)

President Kennedy’s assassination: Some facts that have not been released (Article)

Corruption: Judicial Watch has sued the Department of Justice to obtain the costs of the Mueller “Russian Meddling” investigation (Article) (Shouldn’t that be public info?)

More corruption: How California dug the hole under its state pension obligations (Report)

Still more corruption: AN Army Green Beret was murdered by two Navy Seals after his discovery of theft? (Report)

The internet: Senator Franken is pushing net censorship (Article)

Somalia: Update (Article) (Another U.N./U.S. money sinkhole?)

Healthcare: High blood pressure defined downward – an explanation (Article)

The economy: As the middle class reverts to a proletariat – an analysis/prediction (Article)

NASA’s new space vehicle is passing flight tests; reliance on Russian flights to the International Space Station will be ended (Article)

Amazon’s cashierless store is approaching; public testing is under way (Report)

The climate: Thoughts on reality, climate science and government (Article)

North Korea: Update; degeneration continues (Article)

Electric cars: Tesla struggles as a new battery tech looms – and it isn’t Tesla’s (Article)

Russia: Update (Article)

Saudi Arabia: An analysis of an ongoing palace revolution exposing some realities heretofore covert (Article)

Corruption: Congress has disclosed the numbers and amounts of sex harassment settlements taxpayers have funded for members over the last 20 years (Article)

Your DNA: Police can request your DNA from ancestry research companies to which you have provided it (Report)

Retirement: A simple, reality based analysis (Article)

The economy: President Reagan’s Budget Director analyzes the GOP tax “reform”  (Article)

Chicago: 1 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings (Report) (Marksmanship degenerating?)

5 naked people were arrested by Canadian mounties after crashing a car (Report)


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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