GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannEverything from the week that we could stand, and more:

The economy: They danced and jumped to celebrate; the floor gave way (Report) (Foolish college kids)

Corruption: Trump’s ethanol boondoggle exposed? (Article)

The internet: Censorship progressing details (Article)

More internet and how Google is helping China apply total state control of each citizen (Article) (Chinese perspective looming  in the U.S?)

Russian election meddling claims: A judge has ordered special counsel Mueller to prove Russian company’s meddling he has asserted (Article)

U.S. Aie Force: Drones forcing reality onto political paralysis? (Article)

The culture: The Left’s mobs sow the wind; who will reap the whirlwind? (Article)

More culture: Another such wind, blowing at the border (Report) (Who is paying the organizers?)

Corruption: A business that organizes and staffs protests is now accused of extortion (Report) (Not so far a reach, is it?)

Exploding toilets prompted recall of flushing systems (Report)

Migrant U.S. invasion: Prez Trump will cut aid to Central American countries refusing to deter migrats. (Article) (Lefty-funded and organized to create political headlines on election eve-Organizer clearly cares little what happens to the migrants.)

Canada/China have jointly  emplaced undersea monitors affecting a U.S. nuclear submarine base (Article)

SEC  Warning: All levels of government pensions are threatened by severe underfunding and will probably never be fully paid to new and future retirees? (Article)

The economy: $30,533 was the U.S. median wage last year? (Article)

Science: A much faster internet may result from a fiber-optic cable breakthrough (Report)

The culture:” Suspected” bombs sent to prominent Democrats  were fakes? (Report) (Or is the news fake?)

More culture: A violent threat was sent to a GOP candidate and his family in an NJ race (Report)  (Becoming a public figure seems increasingly risky?)

Oops: A U.S. military plane dropped a military vehicle onto a New Jersey neighborhood? (Report) (We’re glad it wasn’t a nuke)

Finance: A wary watcher’s warning (Article)

Pakistan: Financial desperation (Article)

The economy: The now deluded, once middle class is losing its illusions? (Article)

Drones that deploy smaller, armed drones (Article) ( That will eventually fall into the wrong hands …)

The economy: 25% of homeless Americans actually have a job ? (Article) (The camouflaged depression)

More economy: Half of Americans receive more welfare than they pay taxes (Article) (Is this a stable society?)

U.S. volcano threat levels rise, including Yellowstone supervolcano (Article)

The Economy:The average stock is HIGHLY overvalued? (Article) (All that Federal Reserve funny money)

Mali (The Sahel): Update (Article)

The culture: HBO will staff all sex scenes with an “Intimacy Coordinator”  (Report) (Porn goes mainstream, becomes profession?)

Politics: Is the mail package bomber Cesar Sayoc a registered Democrat? (Report) (He has been reported a Republican too – Whom can we believe now?)

Science: A computational model to predict human behavior (Report) (Isaac Asimov’s Foundation sci fi becoming real?)

More science: Crows assemble pieces into useful tools in the wild (Report) (Critters are smarter than we wish to admit)

Still more science: Commercially available device improves brain data handling and memory (Report)  (That’s nice, but for how long?)

The economy: Student loan bubble expands as post-student opportunities recede (Article)

Iraq: Iran’s waning influence adding violence (Report)

European culture: Woman convicted of crime for naming Mohammed a pedophile over his marriage to a 6 year old girl not protected by free speech (Report) (Some speech in Europe is less free than other speech?)

Science: Your pets can tell time (Report)

Corruption: NBC sat on information that would have discredited Kavanaugh accusers (Article)

Chicago: 8 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested watching porn in a stranger’s apartment (Report)

And here went another week.

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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