Monthly Archives: January 2019

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s serving: Forever War: U.S. military operates in 40% of the world’s countries? (Article) China’s Huawei telecom really threatens U.S. info control more than security? (Article) China’s “Social Credit” surveillance tech controls the masses (Article) China’s “Social Credit” can’t … Continue reading

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IS SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTROL IN AMERICA CONVERGING WITH CHINA?

The Chinese “Social Credit” system employs nearly total surveillance, censorship and informers to maintain individual accounts for each citizen. A low score can prevent travel or desirable employment or worse. The monitoring uses GPS, facial recognition, internet activity, cell phone … Continue reading

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ON KEEPING GOVERNMENT TIME

The measurement of time seems a foundation stone of human civilization. The sundial and hour glass could support an Egyptian pyramid or a stone city; mens’ ubiquitous  pocket watches were needed before Henry Ford’s production lines could form. The immediacy … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our selections from the current week: Science: The accelerating migration of the North Magnetic Pole continues (Report)  Scary geology: Yellowstone: Magma continues rising under the supervolcano whose eruption could make North America uninhabitable (Report) (Last blew 700,000 years ago?) (NOTE: … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our current selections:  Syria: U.S. warned Turkey against attacking Syrian Kurds (Report)   Syria:  The warning went public (Article) Government: How bureaucrats earn a bad name (Report) Okinawa: Beefing up U.S. military presence in Asia as response to China (Article) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The last gasp of 2018: Declining fossil energy explains declining civilization? (Article) The economy: Significant percentage of recent U.S. GDP growth now sits unsold in overflowing inventories?  (Article) The war on cash: More U.S. retailers rejecting paper money (Article)   More … Continue reading

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