GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannOur reality’s gatherings:

Science: New tech monitors people through walls (Report) (Soon, only government will have secrets)

Mysterious sonic attacks continue to harm U.S. diplomats (Report)

Egypt: A young Lebanese tourist sentenced to 8 years for complaining (Report)

Turkey: Heads further toward dictatorship as Prez Erdogan takes office again with expanded powers.? (Report)  Monetary symptoms appearing? (Article)

Britain: Political infighting over terms for leaving the E.U. heating up (Report)

Science: Quantum transistor may lead to proton-based computing? (Report)

The culture: Couples spending more on weddings more likely to divorce? (Report) (“She married him for his money” is now a funded research result?)

Stockton, CA will pay 100 people a “universal basic income” of $500 mo. For 18 months (Report) (Privately funded experiment in recently bankrupt city)

The war on cash: A backlash is forming? (Report)  (Cash has friends – who knew?)

Haiti: Gas price riots strand some visitors (Report)

Israel is joining the space exploring nations? (Report) (Last time, they fled to Europe …)

Corruption: An Arizona state legislator apologized for claiming immunity from traffic laws (Report) (A peek at the visible bit of the political immunity iceberg?)

The culture: Assume devices are listening everywhere? (Report) (“What can happen …”)

Technology: Self-driving car testing update (Report) (The tech isn’t really ready, but our governors really want us out of our cars …)

Israel: Palestinians attack border again (Report) (While media features “Israeli violence”)

Nicaragua: Government answers student protest with gunfire (Report)

Another view of NATO (Article) (No less political, just different)

United States: Personal liberty recedes further with added travel restrictions? (Article)

Education: The exorbitant cost of getting ahead in life (Article) (And even if you pay, it’s increasingly a swindle)

Syria: Will Trump/Putin meet stabilize Assad, stymie Iran and protect Israel?  (Article)

European Union: Useful delusion feeds Islamic terrorism (Article)

 Chicago: 4 killed, 26 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after breaking into homes (Report)

And the planet rolls on …

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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