GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom the old and the new year:

Corruption: Families of U.S. troops sue contractors for paying Taliban for protection (Report)

More corruption: Trump exposes Nancy Pelosi family ties to Ukraine energy group (Article)

Science: Earth’s magnetic field is up to new tricks? (Report)

China: The navy plays carrier catchup, but slowly (Article)

The economy: Average U.S. family can’t afford a home in 71% of the country? (Article)

Politics: Candidates propose trillion dollar spending (Report)

Science: Progress begins toward a spin quantum heat engine (Report)

Afghanistan: Update (Article)

The war on Uber: California’s new attack on gig workers put on hold by federal judge (Report)

The war on Christianity is proceeding in Europe? (Article)

World organized violence: Update/Status Annual current summary (Article)

The economy: Facts that blow the hype off the economy (Article)

California: Recent water rationing law finally appearing in news? (Report)

The Federal Reserve continues to inflate a monster bubble (Article)

Israel: Love and rockets (Article)

Surveillance: Spies in the sky (Update)

Science: Quantum teleportation demonstrated between computer chips? (Article)

More science: Breakthrough in anti-malaria drugs (Report)

Chicago: 6 dead, 24 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after killing another motorist with her car (Report)

That’s all …


EDITORIAL:         2020 Trumpstakes Questions

  1. Will the economy reelect him or run him over?
  2. Will Democrats manage to demonize him or themselves?
  3. Will the Trumpster shoot himself in the mouth?
  4. Will an executive decision come up craps?
  5. Will he be removed from office with extreme prejudice?

Compute your own odds …

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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2 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Rawclyde! says:

    Thank you for the update on Afghanistan. I’m wondering if Ghani won the “election” yet. News from there seems to be getting more n’ more sparse. I used to have a reliable little foundation from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times but can no longer read their articles on the internet without a subscription. This article to which you’ve linked us, seems to focus on the “drug” angle of the geopolitical situation there, which I haven’t much thought about, since now I need a note from the doctor in order to roll a joint in the U.S.

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