GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannYour portion from the week:

Education: Is “diversity” replacing competence in collegiate science programs? (Video Report)

Science: FLIES HAVE CULTURE! (Report) (Who’da thunk it?)

Military technology: GPS systems jamming – update (Article)

Science: Breakthrough new material may replace semiconductors in computing (Report)

More science: New generation quantum computing comes closer (Report)

The economy: Ford to announce 25 thousand layoff (Article) (And Trump threatened GM for 15 thousand) (Even presidents are stuck with reality at some point)

More economy: Investors have been gorging on subprime auto loans (Article) (Slow learners stampede toward the edge of the cliff …)

  Corruption: U.S. judge helped illegal alien enter?  (Report)

The war on cash: Roadmap to a cashless society (Article)

The future of payments 2018 (Article)

Venezuela: Disintegrating into Chinese hands as its refugees burden neighbors (Article)

 Immigration: 63% of non-citizen households are on welfare? (Article)

The war on Uber/Lyft: New York City mandated a minimum wage for drivers (Report) (The taxicabs strike back?)

More war on Uber/Lyft: Robotaxis are on offer in 4 Phoenix suburbs? (Report) (Waymo driverless cars on call)

Foreign Policy: Why is the U.S. policing the world? (Article) (On borrowed money)

Oil politics: Is OPEC cracking at the seams? (Article)

More oil: U.S. Geological Survey reported enormous new U.S. oil reserve  (Report)

Brazil: Recession has increased number of poor by 2 M (Report)

Science: New, edible vaccine protects honeybees from disease (Report)

Iran: Steelworkers continue month long protests over missing pay (Rep[prt)

California now requires solar panels on all new homes (Report)

The economy: U.S. household wealth hit a new record – but is held in few hands (Article)

Computers: Chess playing machine showing intuition? (Report)

The internet: Government censorship is inevitable? (Report)

Government: The Washington D.C. Council bills taxpayers big bucks to avoid Obamacare? (Report)

Los Angeles: The head of public transportation outlined a plan to make buses/trains free for everyone by 2028 – but his plan will be hated (Report)

Technology: Killer robots go off the rails in deadly malfunction? (Report)

Government: A federal court opened the Clinton e-mails for Judicial Watch (Report)

The economy: Surging Federal spending, declining revenue are not signs of a strong economy (Article)

Corruption: Multiple investigations of the Clinton Foundation proceed (Article) (Proceed to where?)

Foreign policy: U.S./Russia engaging in urinating contests (Article)

The European Union: Is doomed? (Article)

The internet: Cyber warfare Update (Article)

Chicago: 4 dead, 23 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was beaten in an emergency room by a cop who was arrested (Report)

And so the news …



With all the people and fuss at the southern border, why don’t we see any significant scenes, interviews and analyses from on-the-scene investigative reporters? Why is so much “news” second hand these days?

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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