GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannA seven day sampling:

Yellowstone supervolcano: Steamboat geyser returns to activity; quiet since 2014 (Report)

 Corruption is sinking the U.S. Navy’s new line of carriers? (Article) (Post Christian progress?)

 China will bar people with low social credit scores from planes/trains? (Report) (Big Brother using his computer, cell phones and social media)

The culture: Female diners beat an IHOP worker bloody during argument (Report)

Government: Illegal spying on citizens continues to increase? (Report) (Is technology making police states universal, the only difference being in degree?)

Self-driving car testing was halted by Uber after a fatal impact with a pedestrian (Report) (It was inevitable, right?)

The government: Is the GOP about to present a $1.25 Trillion spending bill? (Article) (Who’s more unreal, the politicians or the voters?) Yes and the Senate and President Trump signed off on it (Report)  (Our grandchildren’s earnings being spent)

Yemen: Update (Article) (Everybody vs everybody else, with the Saudis and Iran each hoping to pick up the pieces)

NATO: Defending Europe from Russia is expensive; let the Americans do it (Article)

Science: A successful treatment for wet macular degeneration (Report) )(Breakthrough, if it works out)

The culture: A British You Tuber was convicted and faces prison for training his dog to imitate a Nazi salute (Report)

The internet: A Facebook insider said massive covert data harvesting has been routine (Report) (What can happen, will happen, right?)

More Internet: Google, Facebook and Democrats will prevent Trump clones from repeating his success? (Article)

Turkey: Mistreatment of Kurds hitting the U.N. fan (Report)

The (fake) economy: Why current economic optimism is hogwash (Article)

South Africa: Is government persecution of white farmers finally being noticed? (Report)

The climate: The Feds weather data fudging is now almost 2.5 degrees? (Article)

Education: A University of Wisconsin campus considers abandoning higher education to become a trade school? (Report)

Our economic boom: Orange County (CA) folk upset over planned homeless camps?)

Government: The world is descending into tyranny? (Article) (He makes an interesting case)

Corruption: Congress approved a committee to bail out up to 200 employer/labor union pension plans? (Article) (Using taxpayer funds, naturally)

Philadelphia: New District Attorney brushes aside entrenched failed policies (Report) (Time will tell …)

More corruption: Ex VP Joe Biden’s son had big deal with a Chinese company ? (Report)

Technology: Streaming TV is overtaking cable and satellite (Report) (Cut the cord!)

Wal-Mart is testing robotic stock taking (Report)

Government: One trillion added to national debt in six months (Report) We owe it; one way or another, we’ll pay it … along with our grandchildren)

Turkey joined the police states with full internet control? (Report)

Government: State/local taxes boom (Report)

Immigration: The House-passed spending bill quietly enlarges the number of low skill workers eligible to enter the U.S. (Report) (And the Prez signed it)

China threatens to impose tariffs on U.S. goods in response to Trump tariffs (Report) (Duh!)

China’s falling space station is due down Easter weekend (Report) (Reinforce your roof?)

The Weather Channel has been bout by a comedian? (Report) (Why not, the climate has become a joke anyway …)

Corruption: Large holes in the FBI investigation of the Las Vegas mass shooting? (Report)

Raytheon tested microwave/laser anti-drone weapons? (Report) ( Hmnn … How close do they have to be?)

John Bolton: The Prez’ new security adviser, a useful description (Report) (A bit biased)

Chicago: 7 dead, 12 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after running from police (Report)

That’s all

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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