GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannOur current list:

Venezuela: A sidelight on an oil producer’s economic collapse (Article)

The internet: More households now subscribe to streaming services than to cable TV (Article)

The war on cash: Sweden forces banks to handle cash (Report)

The climate: Greenland glacier growing again after years shrinking (Report)

Israel responded with air strikes to Gaza rocket attack (Article)

Corruption: Wikipedia editors paid to protect political, tech, media figures? (Report)

The war on the internet: European Union will force sites to censor users’ posts? (Report) More: “The E.U. Just Destroyed the Internet” (Article)

The culture: Expanding homelessness as the U.S. middle class dissolves (Article)

The economy: Half of older Americans lack retirement savings? (Article)

Government/Corruption: Mueller investigation was completed 5 months before 2018 election? (Report)

The media: Fox News moving left? (Article)

Government/Economy: The Federal Reserve intends permanent, total economic control? (Article)

Government/Economy: Back to free money to hold off impending unpleasant reality? (Article) (Politicians always demand more of whatever isn’t working)

Government: Gun confiscation arising in Tennessee? (Report)

Immigration: A light upon the quiet presence of two million illegals in spite of existing deportation orders (Report) (Why is Prez Trump quiet about this?)

Government: House bill would criminalize religious beliefs? (Article)

The war on religion: Wave of vandalism hits French Catholic churches (Report) (Somehow, vandals are unidentified?)

The war on the internet: Facebook will ban “white nationalist” sites (Article) (A politically correct internet?)

Government: Bill in Congress would stop intelligence agency collection of mass data (Report)

The culture: “I don’t want to be called “white” anymore” (Article)

The economy: Has capitalism failed, as socialists insist? (Article)

The economy: Wal-Mart  is quietly closing stores (Report)

More economy: The true size of the U.S. national debt, including unfunded liabilities, is $222 trillion (Article)

Israel/Gaza: Peace/war hanging in the balance (Report)

Robotic job threat: Automation proceeds but like self-driving cars, less imminent than rumored (Article) (Automation: When machines are cheaper than wages …)

The economy: 70% of credit card holders say they can’t pay it off this year? (Article)

The media: Google caught manipulating search results against Brazil’s president (Report)

Government: Democrat introduces bill to combat white supremacy, ignores Moslem terrorists (Report)

U.S. Grand Strategy: Explained for you – if you find it believable (Article)

Chicago: 4 dead, 10 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested near the Houston zoo (Report)

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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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