GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannNibblings of news:

Vigilante justice holds sway as 97 men and 1 woman are taken down by unproven media sex allegations? (Report) (With more to come, right?)

China: A report on one Chinese government assimilation program for a non-Chinese minority – Uighers

Turkey: An ally of President Erdogan has offered an $800 k bounty for two American ex officials (Report)

Corruption: Military spending hides unconstitutionally? (Report)

Chile: Goes to the right in electing its new (old) president (Report) (He looks better now after the left came in to save the voters from him before?

Science: A plume of hot rock is slowly rising under New England, offering possibility of far future vulcanism (Report)

More science: An imaging breakthrough promises to revolutionize photography of many types (Report)

The economy: A clear, realistic description of the current U.S. economy and its prospects without political snake oil (Article)

More economy: How Fed cheap money constipates the economy (Article)

Science: A baby was born from an embryo frozen 24 years (Report)

California’s big pension plan cooks its books to hide underfunded obligations? (Report)

Russia: Update (Article) (Cheap oil hurts)

Government surveillance: China leads – but all others follow at their own pace? (Report)

The culture: Army Green Beret training standards are now lower than the ROTC camps of the 80’s? (Report) (No girls in the 80’s)

Economic corruption: Fiscal disaster by 2019 simply explained by Prez Reagans Budget Director (Report) (Trump’s GOP is spending like berserk Democrats)

Mexico: Update (Article)

Geopolitics: Orbital military weaponry progresses (Article)

Federal prosecution of the Nevada Bundy ranch standoff continues to self destruct with a mistrial declaration (Report)

Congress tries to sneak a long term snoop extension using a spending bill? (Report)

Iraq: Update on Kurds and Iranian penetration (Article)

Austria: The political right comes to power (Report)

Science: The egghead war over evidence of human presence in California too long ago (Article)

Health care: The Veterans Administration has been hiring doctors whose licenses were revoked (Report)

Government: Eventually obtained body camera evidence cleared a falsely convicted citizen (Report)

More Government: Analyzing America’s descent into corrupt, centralized quasi totalitarianism (Article) A look at an interesting study in political science)

Immigration: 19% of Federal prisoners are illegal immigrants – many more than their percentage in the population (Article) (Black prisoners at 38% similar case) (Why, is buried by politicians)

China: Hiding real problems behind fake data (Article)

Internet: Another demand for government regulation (Article)

Tribalism: Update – Perpetuating conflicts around the world (Article)

Chicago: 6 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report) (One symptom of the world’s Potemkin economy)

A naked man murdered a supervisor and a postmaster (Report)

And thus the week

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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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