GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThis 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 happen in the U.S.? (Article)

  Syria: Israeli missiles attacked the Iranian military buildup (Report)

Canada: Tightening police alcohol surveillance is intruding uupon individual rights? (Report)

Science: Gene-edited babies are being born in China (Report) (Dr. Caligari’s cabinet update?)

The media: Will supply less news yet under a new E.U. directive (Report) (Information controls growing everywhere?)

Science: Cocaine in the river Thames is making London eels hyperactive? (Report)

China: Seems to be increasing militarization of its disputed border with India (Article)

Secret justice continues to expand in the U.S. (Report) (If justice can survive in secret)

Mueller’s Trump/Russia probe linked with U.S./Brit anti-Trump intelligence agencies? (Report)

Iran, Syria et al: Update  (Article)

The IRS becomes a still bigger data processor, watching you (Article)

China: Following Russia downward a bit later as world finance unwinds? (Article) (Most others following too)

Syria: Russia and Assads threaten Israel over its attacks on Iranian missiles sneaked into Syria to attack Israel? (Article)

Israel’s naval nukes (Report)

The economy: Get ready – They’re coming for your money (Article)

Yellowstone supervolcano rated “high risk” by U.S. Geological Survey October, 2018 (Report) Soothing denials from the U.S. Park Service (Report)

Delivery by drone: Boeing’s entry in the competition to provide these services flew for the first time (Report) (We suspect it will be a while coming, if ever)

India: Walmart/Amazon et al are villains barely restrained by government in a nation of small shopkeepers? (Report)

Iran: Anti-government protests accelerate (Report)

America’s primary Foreign wars: Updated survey

California sues city of Huntington Beach over insufficient low income housing (Report) Another view of low income housing (Video)

 Science: Finally, some progress understanding static electricity (Report)

More science: Progress in flu medications (Report)

The economy: How “Modern Monetary Theory” is a confidence game (Article)

U.S. 2019 PROPHECY  : Sometimes, a country just loses its shit (Article)

Texas voter fraud: Some numbers (Report)

Privatize the TSA: The government shutdown helps show why (Article)

Britain: The Queen told Parliament to “Stop squabbling and get on with Brexit” (Article)  (Could  we borrow her to instruct Congress?)

The European Union: A sneaky, hollow treaty between diminishing French/German leaders (Article)

 Chicago: 4 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested for dancing in a waffle house parking lot (Report)

And that’s all …

 

EDITORIAL: After fighting World War II to oppose German and Italian socialism plus 44 years of cold war with the Soviets  and while Venezuelan socialism has destroyed its economy, United States politicians are selling socialism in 2019?  America’s Progressive Education movement has seemingly failed utterly – or succeeded altogether too well …

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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