GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom this week:

Power outag policy in California the new normal? (Declining living standards?)

California adopts gun seizure law applicable to scary people? (Report) (2nd Amendment R.I.P.)

California public universities must now dispense abortion drugs? (Report)

Ecuador reduced fuel subsidy protests worsen (Report)

U.S. sexually transmitted diseases spreading rapidly? (Article)

A U.S. Senate bill would put all licensed drivers into a common database? (Article) (Facial recognition photos?)

Conservation: Washington state has difficulty balancing wolves/ranchers? (Report) (Duh!)

The military: Peace and politics downgrade effectiveness? (Report)

U.S. Federal prisoners repeatedly escaped, returned with whiskey (Report)

Spain: Catalonia secession heats up under imprisonment of leaders (Report)

Turkey/Syria: Update (Article)

Corruption: NASA paid Musk $5 M to reduce his employees’ pot smoking? (Report)

India joins Russia/China for U.S. economic counterweight? (Article)

The economy: Is gold sneaking back into money? (Report)

The Netherlands: Dutch farmers massive protest global warming rules (Report)

Chicago teachers strike for higher pay (Report)

Healthcare: Cortisone shots for joint pain aren’t safe? (Report)

Libya: Update (Article)

Corruption: Media economic reporting faked? (Article)

Healthcare: U.S. wastes $1 T annually? (Article)

Lebanon: Mass protests against corruption (Report) Protests turning violent (Article)

Immigration: Surging influx of Mexican illegals? (Report)

North Korea: Update (Article)

Chile: Metro fare hike provokes violent riots in Santiago (Report)

 Drones are now delivering small items to homes in several test areas (Report)

Latin America’s rising unrest (Report)

The economy: The Federal Reserve is lying to us (Article) (Recommended)

Chicago: 7 dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A woman stood naked before children (Report)

The end


EDITIRIAL:       President Trump’s Syria Decision


The U.S. military is in Syria illegally, on borrowed money and without a publicly definable goal. Any actual goal accomplished would almost certainly endure only as long as U.S. military presence. The President’s decision seems correct. The Kurds are an indigestible minority ill-treated by Arabs and Turks and unfortunately, unable to cooperate with each otger enough to protect themselves. Using them to fault the President’s decision is only distraction from realities. Extending U.S. operations in Syria will waste American lives and treasure.

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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