alfred_e-_neumannFrom the week:

Unstoppable hypersonic missiles: A new arms race (Article)

Cyberwar: U.S. ramps up attacks on other countries (Article)

U.S. border: Warrantless searches of journalists’ devices (Report)

Science: DNA-edited human baby secretly born in China? (Report)

The culture: Obama era officials advising Iran how to defeat Trump? (Report)

Turkey: President Erdogan’s candidate loses race for mayor of Istanbul (Article)

The war on the internet: The persecution of Julian Asange (Wikileaks) proceeds (Article)

Iran: Air defense update (Article)

California will tax residents who do not buy health insurance? (Report)

The war on the internet: Facebook will give data on hate speech suspects to French courts (Report)

Libya: Update on the endgame (Article)

Smuggling people: Update on a growth business model (Article)

America’s fake economy (Article)

Corruption: CA GOP Congressman faces trial for misuse of campaign funds (Report)

More corruption: Merrill Lynch nailed for precious metals trading fraud (Article)

The culture: Teacher filmed porn in school (Report)

High tech culture is increasingly vulnerable? (Report)

The economy: The economists who got it right – and go unheard (Article)

More economy: Is the U.S. already in recession? (Article)

Iraq: Update (Article)

Censorship: Twitter will censor President Trump’s tweets? (Report)

Yellowstone supervolcano: More quakes(Report)

Yellowstone supervolcano: Inexplicable geyser activity not to worry over (Article)

China: Massive capital flight? (Article)

Apple moves assembly of Mac Pro to China (Report)

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

A naked man running through a Walmart parking lot was arrested (Report)

And there you have it …



EDITORIAL:         PROPOSED: Four GENERAL Principles of Human Government

  1. All clusters of humanity produce a minority that preys upon/troubles/annoys the majority.
  2. All clusters of humanity produce governors that batten upon protecting the majority from the troublesome minority and promise further protection in return for greater power..
  3. The governors of all human clusters inevitably divert increasing resources from the general benefit of the cluster toward their personal benefit.
  4. The impact of these principles increases for the governors and decreases for the governed with the number of individuals in the cluster.

Would John Adams, Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson disagree?

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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