GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannOur pickings:

Government: Vermont and New Jersey will now force all residents to buy health insurance (Report) (And California is imposing water rationing as of 2020)

More government: In Newark, police cameras and the internet watch you (Report)

Still more government: How government statistics evolved into propaganda (Article) (Given the needs of those in charge, how could they not?)

The economy: U.S. households are borrowing more and saving less? (Article) (Everything  getting better and better)

Politics: Enemies hoping Trump will channel Herbert Hoover (Article)

Turkey: Update (Article) (Prez Erdogan’s mounting difficulties)

Turkey: Prez Erdogan predicts religious war after Austria expels Moslem imams (Report)

Geopolitics: Naval military spending is rising around the Pacific? (Report) (China’s South China Sea territory grab)

More geopolitics: An Iraqi armored group is replacing American with Russian tanks(Report)

The war on cash: Sweden is retreating somewhat from cashlessness (Report) (Reality dawns?)

Education: Home schooling expands in reaction to school shootings, liberal social studies (Report)

IHOP has become IHOB – the “B” is for burgers – but pancakes will stay (Report)

Healthcare: Are prescribed medications raising suicide rates? (Article) 1/3 of Americans take medications with depressive side effects? (Report)

The economy: Bonds based on subprime auto loans? (Article) (Building on sand – again)

Philippines: Update (China South China Sea threat and Islamic terrorism)

The economy: Satellites augment statistical reality  (Though governments may not)

New York City: People may be leaving, but rats are multiplying (Report)

Politics: New York State is suing the Trump Foundation for illegal personal use of non-profit (Report) Washington D.C. and Maryland too (Report) (And the Clinton Foundation remains pristine …)

Technology: Microsoft may supply Walmart and others software to eliminate retail checkout lines as Amazon is doing at its new “Amazon Go!” store (Report)

Nicaragua: Drifting into civil war? (Report) (Another socialist paradise gone bad?)

Science: DNA determines gender without using genes (Report)

Government: The Senate refused an amendment preventing rounding up, imprisoning U.S. citizens without due process? (Report)

California: Carving the state into three (Article) (Before or after the more likely earthquake?)

Congress perpetuates the deficit for 2o19 (Report) (Living on our great grandchildren’s money)

Government: Background checks assumed by Dept. of Defense (Report) (SNAFU on order?)

Chicago: 9 dead, 30 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman’s posted video resulted in the arrest of another woman who had posted it (Report)

And so it went …

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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