GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannSumming up the week:

The internet: California is clamping down on users of people’s data (Report) (Privacy law; an ongoing battle)

Science: New technique may extend motherhood for female cancer patients (Report)

The internet: Apple joined Facebook; it will decide which news sources its users will be offered (Report) (We’re too dumb to choose for ourselves)

Geopolitics: Worldwide strategic update (Article)

The culture: A real life Soylent Green in the U.K.  … (Report) (Government health care …)

More culture: South Carolina is set to collect cradle to grave detailed life data on every citizen? (Report) (Why?)

Science: Gamma radiation rising as geomagnetic reversal proceeds? (Report)

Why has the Pentagon stopped posting numbers for troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan? (Report)

Education: College honors at graduation now meaningless? (Article) (College is becoming meaningless outside sciences?)

Sweden: Strategic update, conscription returns (Article)

Shrinking U.S. cities List (Report) (Some surprises – somethings’ going on)

Indonesia: Update on Islamic terrorism (Article)

Science: Spiders fly thousands of miles on electric power (Report) (And no power bill)

More science: Breakthrough! A single photon transistor may provide quantum computing (Report)

The Internet: Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million accounts in the last 2 months (Report) (Mostly  not typical users)

The economy: Retire well on $30K (Report) (Where you don’t speak the language)

Americans may be denied passports over unpaid taxes (Report)

The economy: More 85 year olds are still working (Report)  (And fewer of the young …)

Healthcare: Subsidies to Obamacare insurers frozen by court decision (Article) (Obamacare healthy pay more so sick can pay less?)

France: Immigrants riot over police shooting of ‘criminal’ (Report)

Chicago: 3 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man strolled through Burlington because “It’s very hot.” (Report)

Enough already …

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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