alfred_e-_neumannWhat we thought you should know:

Gender wars: A researcher reports that a current upsurge in gender-challenged girls seems a form of social hysteria rather than genuine dysphoria (Report) (She is under furious attack by the usual suspects)

California: State Supreme Court dumps independent contractor status for millions of workers (Report) (Some prices will rise, some jobs will be lost; some will earn more )

The war on science: Academic political censorship rises further (Article) (Feminists suppress research)

The internet: New York City’s 7500 free on street internet access kiosks are equipped to recognize and track people? (Report)  (And this surprises exactly whom?)

Israel: “Worldwide” boycott Israeli arts/business pushed; President Trump is closing the Palestinian office in Washington over refusal to make peace. (Reports)

Argentina: Governments latest financial failure is hitting the streets (Report)

China: Government is closing more churches, removing crosses and forcing citizens to renounce Christianity (Report)

Satellite warfare: Update (Article)

Russia: Restoring the Cossacks to legitimacy (Article)

The war on cash: Update (Article)

Science: Why are male sperm counts declining? (Report)

The economy: The U.S. oil boom is a fraud (and so are the economy’s festive new clothes) (Article)

The culture: Mysterious crack pipe vending machines baffle New York officials (Article)

More culture: A man and two teens ignored a clerk collapsed with a heart attack, robbed the store and left the clerk to die (Report) (Well, that’s post-Christian isn’t it?)

Still more culture: A transgender man has raped and sexually assaulted several fellow prisoners at his/her female prison? (Report) (Wonder how many of these haven’t been heard from?)

The world economy: A simple, hard, very unpleasant glance at a towering and tottering economic reality (Article)

Chicago: Considers Universal Basic Income along with its unrepayable debt? (Report) (Mayor isn’t seeking reelection)

The war on the internet: The E.U.’s new copyright laws will shut down access to news? (Report)

The culture: An hour video of Google top management devoted to partisan political action (Report)

Government: A remote solar observatory in New Mexico was raided and shut down by Federal agents in a black helicopter without explanation? (Report)

The culture: Author of “How to Murder Your Husband” arrested for murdering her husband? (Report)

Venezuela sinks farther (Report)

Politics: Reddit shut down a fake “pro-Trump” site operated by left wing trolls? (Report)

The censorship culture: Should anybody decide what we may say, read, hear or see? (Article) (Including Google, Apple, Facebook et al)

The culture: Fake wind at the Weather Channel (Report) (Whom can we believe anymore?)

Government: Prez Trump will address nearly everyone on their cell phones to test a new warning system? (Report) (Bet the media won’t like that …)

California will launch its own weather satellite now the Federal system isn’t reporting desired result? (Report) (Governor Moonbeam shines again …)

Chicago: 2 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after grabbing a 13 year old girl (Report)

And thus our corner of reality …

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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