GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannYour sampling:

Government: Australia has mandated reporting of child abuse heard by Catholic priests in confession; the church has said it cannot comply –  now, what? (Report)

Israel: Previously ignored fire balloons launched from Gaza become news as Israel targets them (Report) (Attacking Israel gets a pass; defending Israel doesn’t?)

Amazon: Is bringing two hour delivery to Whole Food? (Report)

Politics: Catching up with science as Prez Trump ordered Pentagon to establish a Space Force (Report) (Somewhere, Stephen Hawking is smiling …)

The government: Peaceful pro-life demonstrators jailed for 45 days? (Report) (Bears watching)

More government: Appellate court upholds Catholic seal on confessions (Report)  (After lower court breached it … another issue to watch)

War: Are Chinese using lasers to attack U.S. forces? (Report)

Corruption: The ‘nonprofit’ Southern Poverty Law Center has over $90 million stashed overseas? (Report) (Not so much poverty …)

Nicaragua: Following Venezuela as another disintegrating socialist paradise? (Report) (A city rejects national government; asserts self governance)

The Internet: Faces new E.U. copyright law heavily penalizing posting either copyrighted material or links to it? (Report) (How to keep everyone ignorant?)

Demographics: For the first time in U.S. history, white deaths outnumber white births in a majority of states (Article)

 The Internet: U.S. Supreme Court allows South Dakota to collect sales taxes from out state retailers  for internet sales (Report)

Corruption: A politicized FBI (Report) (Imagine what the rest must be like?)

 The climate: 30 years on, how well do global warming predictions hold up? (Report)

Science: New discovery offers brake on metastatic cancer? (Report)

North Korea: Update (Article)

The economy: The reality under the propaganda, by retired Congressman Ron Paul (Article)

Culture: Saudi Arabian women are now allowed to drive (Report)

The economy: Median price for a Bay Area home: $930,000 (Report)

More economy: Internet retailers must plan how to comply with sales tax ruling (Report) (Supreme Court decision won’t be easy to implement)

Chicago: 9 dead, 45 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A drunk naked man was arrested after throwing chairs at police (Report)

Just another 7 days of educated, civilized behavior …

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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