GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannHere it is; take it:

Demographic doom? The number of children per U.S. household is collapsing (Article)

Bearded men carry more germs than dogs? (Report)

Cell phones tracking by Google provides a new dragnet for police (Report)

The economy: Population growth is now the elderly, men/women are at full employment; growth prospects dismal? (Article)

Julian Assange/Wikileaks: Another viewpoint (Article)

Space satellites: Update (Article)

War on the internet: Europe adopts copyright-based censorship rules requiring payments for links and censorship by sites. (Report)  Chinese (heavily censored) model is rising against net freedom (Report)

Los Angeles: Homeless crisis spirals out of control? (Report) (But immigrants welcome to sanctuary city)

Measles cases continue to soar (Report) (Nothing to do with immigration …)

The economy: Malls suffer store closure tsunami (Report) (But everything is great!)

China: Using vast facial recognition system to track people across country (Report)

Employees: Privacy at stake as employers monitor workers’ every move (Report)

Assange/Wikileaks: U.S. government creating a back door through journalist protections? (Article)

Facebook: Police continue use of fake accounts for stings and investigations? (Article)

Amazon reviews are not to be trusted? (Article)

Islam: A Qatar cleric’s video on how Muslim men should beat their wives (Report)

Notre Dame cathedral fire: “What they’re not telling you” (Article) (Who is believable these days?)

Bedbugs at New York’s 5th Ave Apple store? (Report)

Nigeria: Corruption, crime, Islamic terrorism preclude progress (Article)

Geopolitics: Major U.S. Indian Ocean base (Diego Garcia) under U.N. legal attack (Article)

Egypt: Playing China, Russia and the U.S. against each other? (Article)

Chase Bank shutting down right wing group accounts (Report)

The economy: Bankers benefit, innovators stretched; the economic impact of repealing Glass Steagle (Article)

San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle have become hellholes? (Article)

The economy: Yes, your toilet paper has shrunk (Article)

Yemen: Update (Article)

The culture: Trending toward civil war in America? (Article)

New York City: About to ration energy used heating/cooling buildings? (Report) (Climate change)

The culture: Michigan farmer fights East Lansing for violating his religious freedom (Report) (His Catholicism excluded him from a farmers’ market)

The culture: Canadian Catholic hospitals agreeing to support 3rd party euthanasia? (Report)

Algeria: Power transfer on the brink (Article)

Russia: Military stature: Standing neither tall nor proud … (Article)

The war on cash: So far, many aren’t buying (Article)

Dentistry: Patients face more risks than just pain … (Article)

Science: Identified: Genes that prevent obesity? (Report)

Big tech wants centralized censorship? (Report) (Welcome to China …)

Thoughts on human history and the Notre Dame fire in Paris (Article)

Wild bee’s decline threatens world’s food supply? (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after discovery by a woman in an apartment laundry room (Report)

And that’s all …

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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