GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannCollected from the week:

Corruption: How green energy money enriches politicians/supporters at taxpayer cost (Article)

The economy: 39% of U.S. families still struggle10 years after recession (Article) (Believable, but how many were struggling before the recession?)

More economy: Federal spending sets record (Report) (Money our kids haven’t earned yet)

Still more economy: Amazon robots replacing order packers (Report)

The culture: Costly facial tattoo removals increasing as regret sets in (Article) (Hmnn – easier than removing bad political decisions …)

What’s App users warned hackers install spyware just by calling (Report)

The economy: How the Federal Reserve is dismantling U.S. capitalism (Article) (And prosperity)

Yemen: Update; the rebels fade, slowly (Article)

San Francisco voted to ban city use of facial recognition tech (Report)

U.S. birth rate continues decline (Report) Insufficient to maintain population (Report)

The internet: Wikipedia is banned in China (Report)

Algeria: Old corruption fades, to be replaced by …??? (Article)

Russia: Is social instability becoming threatening? (Article)

The culture: Imitating China, the SAT college admission tests are adding student racial, social and economic factors to admissions data (Report) College entry is now politicized (Article)

North Korea: Update on devolution (Report)

The culture: One in ten Airbnb guests reports finding hidden cameras in their rentals? (Articles)

Immigration: 9 thousand illegals released into U.S. over 8 days? (Report)

Science: Potentially huge computing breakthrough benefits speed, energy use (Report)

Healthcare: Private insurers are charged significantly more than government insurers for the same medical services (Report) (Guess what happens when the privates go)

The culture: Is Amazon betting on the declining use of home kitchens? (Article)

Facial recognition surveillance being acquired by U.S. cities? (Report)

Australia: 5 years in prison for offending somone online? (Article)

American Fascism: Exposing the industrial/regulatory complex? (Article)

Healthcare: A relationship between antidepressants and mass shootings? (Article)

Top ten U.S. cities debt unsustainable; Chicago worst (Article)

California: Will impose multiple unit housing onto single family zoned neighborhoods? Report)

Government: House bill will open girls’ athletics to trans boys (Report)

Cultural Schizophrenia: U.S. media no longer reports facts, but appeals to emotions (Article)

More culture: The normalization and institutionalizing of fraud (Article)

Chicago: 4 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested playing basketball (Report)

And so it went …


EDITORIAL:  When College Entry Is Politicized

  1. The politically disfavored will go uneducated,
  2. The politically favored will be educated,
  3. The average intelligence of college grads will continue to decline,
  4. The percentage of college grads among the most intelligent will decline.

What will be the most likely resulting changes in U.S. society?

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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