GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannGarnered from the week:

Sabotage: U.S. and other governments planting sleeper malware in each other’s power grids? (Report)

China: Continuing cyberattack espionage (Report)

Giant power outage hit Argentina, Uruguay and others (Report)

Israel: Wife of Prime Minister convicted of corruption (Report)

The culture: U.S. map most common spoken language (excluding English/Spanish) by state

New Zealand: Man sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing video of mosque shooting (Article)

Russia fingered for Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine in 2014 (Report)

Government: Police deploying street surveillance robots (Report) (Hmnn – cost effective?)

Healthcare: Trump’s new rules restore competition to health insurance system (Report) (Socialists will explode)

The economy: U.S. credit card debt rises, repayment slows (Article)

More economy: U.S. truckers see sagging demand (Article)

Still more economy: U.S. steel plants are cutting back (Article)

China: Some details on the omnipresent surveillance state (Article)

U.S. government’s massive biometric database moving to Amazon cloud (Report)

California: Mini quakes continuing on major fault (Article)

Immigration: Obama deported aliens faster than Trump has done? (Report)

Science: Computer memory breakthrough promises huge energy savings (Report)

The internet: Google Chrome is now surveillance software? (Report)

Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after a strange dance at McDonald’s (Report)

That’s all, folks …

EDITORIAL       Trumpery of the week


A couple of reports from this week’s flurry of mud pies tossed at the Prez by the media seemed somewhat informative, though our take is not the one probably intended. First, the report that President Obama deported aliens faster than Prez Trump has been doing that reinforces our suspicion that the Border Battle is more show than substance.

Second, we suppose that the last minute call-off of a military strike against Iran was no such thing but instead, a carefully planned warning to the Iranians, who had killed no one in downing a U.S. drone. We suspect there may be some unreported activity to vex the Ayatollahs as well. His Democratic and Republican attackers fault him for both warmongering and cowardice of course but the President seems to be using his head in spite of them.

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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