GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannA week’s worth:

The economy: Gold price rising with financial risk? (Article) (Interest rates aren’t allowed to anymore)

More economy: The U.S. fracking oil boom is fading? (Article)

The climate: Banning heating/cooking with gas to save the planet (Report)

Facial recognition enters the home with new Google gadget (Report)

Britain: Police handing out free Amazon doorbell cameras (Report)

Saudi Arabia pursuing nuclear development (Report)

Russia: Putin’s party loses big in Moscow election (Report)

The U.S. government: The national debt is now more than ten times total tax receipts (Article)

The Federal Reserve should not remain immune to full audit (Article)

U.S. west coast water temperatures reaching unusual highs (Article)

Illinois lost $47 B and the media didn’t notice? (Article)

Censorship: The ten most censored countries (Article)

California bans school suspension of willfully defiant kids (Report)

The economy: Median household income showed no growth in 2018 (Report)

More economy: Sharp rise in consumer borrowing (Report)

Still more economy: Federal 2019 deficit surpasses $1 Trillion (Report)

Government/Journalism: Is Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth” alive? Why don’t we hear much of Julian Assange? (Article) (Recommended)

Cell Phones: 5G rollout: What you need to know about the coming upgrade (Article)

China: Needs money? (Article) (Of course; total debt is similar to U.S.)

California banned facial recognition from police body cameras (Report)

ISIL/al Qaeda: Some interesting background (Article)

The economy: Prez Reagan’s Budget Director echoes ex-Congressman Ron Paul: End the Federal Reserve! (Both its predecessors were shut down)

The economy: Federal spending sets new record (Report) (The mortgage on our future)

Pilotless aircraft are here (Article)

Chicago: 6 killed, 28 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

Naked woman arrested for being naked (Report)

And that’s all …


EDITORIAL:      A Political Questtion For A U.S. Voter


Why do we continue electing politicians who inevitably continue most of the activities that they complained their predecessor was doing and that their opponents wished to continue?    (Afghanistan, Iraq, endless deficits/debt, …) And some want illegals and 16 year olds to vote!

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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