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 war on cash: 500 Euro note no longer to be printed (Report)

Science: An injection capable of halting Alzheimer’s within a decade? (Report)

The internet: An exposition of FACEBOOK censorship of its users (Article) 

The Mueller probe: Why did Chief Justice Roberts intervene in a secretive procedure? (Report)

The climate: A global revolt against government raising energy prices to restrain climate change? (Report)

A Federal regulation enlarging franchisor’s liability for franchisee’s acts was reversed in court (Report) (Unions/Employers await rewrite breathlessly)

Education: Student loans raised college tuition? (Report) (Duh!)

China: U.S. threatened response to continued claims in South China Sea (Report)

The economy: Will enormous , threatened student debt be dumped onto taxpayers? (Article) (A lot of it is already guaranteed)

Communication on the fringes: Update

The church: Struggles following Vatican II: The Latin mass proves hard to kill (Article)

The culture: Modern Luddites trash Arizona testing of self-driving cars (Article)

The climate: Sun watchers predict currently dawning mini ice age (Article)

Healthcare: Belated reaction by CDC draws fire from parents of children paralyzed by mysterious, polio-like disease that continues to spread (Report)

Science: Quantum computing coming into sight (Report)

Wars & Terrorism: Worldwide status update (Article)

 Religion: Egyptian government will renovate and restore churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood (Report)

A Federal judge paused a New York City law forcing AirBnB to provide its users data to the city (Report) (City helping hotels suppress competition)

The culture: Pack of black/Hispanic teens beat man to steal iphone in Brooklyn (Report)

More culture: A pack of teens beat several passengers at a Chicago train station (Report)

Still more culture: The Women’s March is stalling over left wing imposition of racism? (Report) (Marches becoming too white)

Robot delivery of snacks will be tested by Pepsico at University of the Pacific (Report) (Predict fail)

Socialist sexual harassment charges for white male Bernie Sanders campaign? (Article)

Immigration: Feds released thousands more illegals into U.S. (Report)

Science: 40% boost in crop growth from new photosynthesis discovery (Report)

 Weather: A stormfest is about to hit the west coast (Article)  (So why has California rushed to water rationing? ) (Passed legislature in May, 2018; takes effect 2020)

President Trump: Stalking horse for the globalists and patsy for the Fed? (Article)

Chicago: 2 dead, 27 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man’s ex-girlfriend was arrested for posting his photos (Report)

And now, a whole new year to screw up …

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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