GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannSqueezed from the week:

Government: Is the integrity of U.S. elections coming under risk? (Report)

The culture: U.K. workers oppose  corporate plans to implant them with microchips (Report) (Like dogs)

China: Ghost cities and 50 million apartments standing empty (Article) (Waiting to drop Damocles’ sword onto the Chinese housing bubble)

 Israel: Air strikes at Gaza followed more than 80 rockets fired, injuring at least 10 Israelis (Reprt)

More Israel: A second day of rocket and mortar bombardment of Israel from Gaza prompted more airstrikes (Report)

Kansas City: Health Dept raided parks and destroyed food intended for homeless (Report) (Charity without permit)

The culture: 1/3 of all food is wasted before it reaches plates (Report) 12.5% of population lacks sufficient food.

The economy: Simple explanation of the expected 2019 financial collapse (Article)

Corruption: New York taxpayers will subsidize new Amazon jobs at $48,000 each (Report)

Globalists pushing for an European army (Article) (Making the E.U. into an empire?)

California fire deadliest in state history (Article) (Keep building in the brush, the more brushfires cost)

Venezuela: Has imported Chinese internet based socio-political citizen controls (Report)

The climate: Another global warming study demolished (Report)

The culture: Florida school goes nuts over biological girl using boys’ gym facilities (Report)

Afghanistan: Nothing’s changed; declare victory and flee? (Article) (Sounds too sensible?)

Facial recognition: Retailers plan a national shopper ID data base (Reprt) (One guess who else will use it …)

Economy: The E.U. will likely fold at the next financial crisis (Article)

Science: Solar cells may power bacterial manufactures to new level (Report)

The economy: U.S. household debt hit a new high; delinquencies rise (Article)

More economy: A tidy exposition of why consumerism is a scam (Article)

The culture: “Go Fund Me” for a homeless marine was a scam (Report) (Whom can be trusted now?)

So. Clif: Elon Musk’s tunnel boondoggle is undermining Hawthorne, after upscale neighborhood opposed it (Report)

Healthcare: Taxpayer funding of illegal alien health services (Article)

Government: Nearly 3,000 votes vanished during Florida’s recount?? (Report) (How much longer will voters trust the U.S. voting process? )

Brexit: Emerging details turn PM May’s E.U. exit deal into a horror show? (Article)

San Francisco: Attack on Airbnb  (Article) (Socialists can’t stand free enterprise?)

Germany: From onetime military bully to 90 lb weakling? (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 17 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after attacking two officers in a patrol car. (Report)

And that’s all there is …

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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