alfred_e-_neumannFrom the week:

California: Power blackouts creating market for private generators? (Article)

The culture: Microchipping people in Bangladesh and Houston, TX (Article) (Beats a license dangling from a collar)

The government: Attorney General announced new program to prevent crime by identifying criminals in advance (Article) (Mind reading? informants?)

The Internet:: New “Case Act” law passed by House removes due process from copyright infringement? (Report)

Corruption: A look inside the Biden/Ukraine story? (Report)

China: Will eastern, post-Communist Europe come under Chinese influence? (Article)

Corruption: An interesting take on Lt. General Michael Flynn’s prosecution (Article)

New York City exports homeless to other cities without notification (Report)

Corruption: Russia published evidence of U.S. oil smuggling from Syria? S(Article)

Politics: The U.S. has gone insane (Article) (Juvenile theater replacing governance)

Netflix is testing allowing subscribers to speed/slow play (Report)

California: Begins to notice electricity missing (Report) Blackouts are part of a far bigger problem? (Article) Fire insurance being canceled (Report)

Syria: Turks/Russians playing chicken? (Report) Turks/Syrian army/Kurds fighting (Article)  A deal – maybe (Graphic)

The economy: Simple investment realities politicians prefer unspoken (Article)

More economy: The financial crisis of 2008 never ended (Article)

Censorship: You Tube removed border wall report as hate speech? (Reports)

China: An economic fuse is burning toward an explosion of the proletariat? (Article)

Afghanistan: The very real costs are buying what, exactly? (Article)

The war on the Internet: Russia will disconnect from the internet as a test (Report)

The climate: Early cold threatens Midwest harvest? (Article)

More culture: Gaggle spies on schoolkids for profit (Report)

Still more culture: Biological male was college conference female athlete of the week (Article)

China: Two farm plagues on a huge scale (Report)

Yet more culture: Ft. Collins, CO: Women may now appear topless in public (Report) (Hmn – maybe it should be less culture?)

War is a child of central banking? (Article) (Recommended)

Corruption: United Auto Workers president on leave for Federal corruption probe (Report)

The economy: Nearly 40% of farm income 2019 from federal aid/insurance? (Report) (A Potemkin economy!)

History: New light on a famous Roman/German battle (Article)

The Federal Reserve is a barbarous relic (Article) (Recommended)

More Federal Reserve reality than is comfortable (Article) Accurate, if self-serving)

Still more monetary lessons: One failure, one success from last century Germany (Article)

Technology: Battlefields are revolutionizing manufacturing (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was shot dead by police (Report)

And that is all for now

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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