GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThese attracted our notice:

Los Angeles: Thousands march against Mayor’s homeless shelter (Report) (Closing the unaffordable old poor houses didn’t  solve the problem, so reopen them?)

Venezuela: Prices double every 17.5 days as hyperinflation proceeds (Report)

Venezuela re-elects President Maduro (Russia hacked the election?)

Italy: Either the north pays the south’s debts or the E.U. breaks up? (Article)

The European Union: As its cracks widen, the Union tries to rally around demonizing the U.S. (Article)   (It must be Trump’s fault)

Sweden: Several thousand people have implanted microchips in fingers to replace credit cards and I.D. (Article) (Unforseen considered consequences await?)

Government: How democracy ended: May the better liar win (Article) (Representing the rich while claiming to represent the public)

The economy: Smaller banks face spiking credit card delinquencies? (Article) (Big bank competition forcing higher risks)

Pakistan: Undercover U.S. foe in Afghanistan increasingly resents pressure from Trump admin (Article)

Labor Law: Employers can force workers to waive rights to file some class action lawsuits (Report)

The Church: Pope Francis said that God created homosexuality (Report) (That biology agrees will likely not protect him)

The internet: Britain plans censorship of content, other restrictions (Report)

Education: 4 day school week spreading? (Report) (Politicians not helping all those single mothers?

Electric aircraft: New electric motor made first flight (Video) Boeing backed hybrid electric commuter plane targets 2022 (Report) (Lots of electric small military drones now but batteries/generators are still heavy)

Corruption: A snapshot of the state of current U.S. government (Article) (Not the media version)

The economy: How we have foreclosed the economic future of our young (Article)

Turkey: Another economy on the edge as it dissolves into dictatorship? (Article) Currency meltdown (Report)

Who needs enemies? (NATO does) (Article)) (If they aren’t enough, inflate ‘em)

The economy: 43% of American families are challenged paying for food and rent (Report) (A great recovery since 2008, right?)

The church: Episcopal doctrinal schizophrenia spreads as Pope Francis transits his minefield (Report)

More church: Catholic student at catholic college harassed over his conservative doctrine (Report)

North Korea: Strategic update (Article)

The culture: Customers rage as Starbucks morphs into a homeless shelter (Report) (When political correctness bumps into reality)

The war on car ownership: Opening salvo from New York uses climate change to force shift from cars to enlarged public transport (Article)

Science: Researchers move forward substituting light for electricity (Report)

More science: Brain tissue regrown after stroke in mice (Report)

Still more science: Complex biological tissues now created via 3D printer (Report)

Science edging belief: Manufacturing at atomic scale? (Report)

The economy: Antidote for thinking the stock market is free and fair (Article)

Science: An embryo combining human with chicken cells (Report) (Frankenstein is SO yesterdsy …)

The culture: Degeneration of Western marriage proceeds (Report) (And the quality of child raising and so of Western society along with it)

More science: Computer virtual assistant (Alexa) now helps programmers (Report) (Hmnn … How much longer will we need programmers?)

Israel: More fake news as Israelis defend their Gaza border (Report) (Israelis on defense are attackers, Palestinians on attack are “demonstrators”)

The church: The Pope is disempowering the contemplatives? (Report)

More church: Ireland appears to have adopted legal abortion (Report)  (Update: It passed)

The economy: The millennials aren’t making it? (Report) (The screwed generation about to inherit the wind)

Mystery: The latest rational UFO report from the U.S. Navy (Report)

China: How to industrialize fast without being caught at it (Report)

Chicago: 6 dead, 32 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested strolling (Report)

Und also sprach Zarathustra …

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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