GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThis week produced:

Argentiina: Going bankrupt AGAIN? (Report) (What idiots loan them money?)

Government: Creating COVID-based spy/secret police agents? (Article)

Corruption: How the Obama Administration politicized a spy agency (Article)

Surveillance: Employers installing tech to monitor employees? (Article)

 Pandemic lawsuits next? (Article)

U.S. Unemployment: Understated? How many will return to jobs? (Article)

Government: U.S. reports record ‘4758 B deficit in April (Report) (All borrowed)

The culture: A journalist explains (sort of) why we can’t believe anything anymore (Article)

Congress: U.S. Senate blocks bid to curb surveillance of citizens’ internet habits (Report)

Government: New York City sets price controls on meals deliveries (Report)

More government: Identity cards, contact tracing, immunity passports (Article) (Kind of excited – but can you say he’s wrong?)

The economy: The collapse of main street and local tax revenues cannot be reversed (Article)

U.S. government attacks China’ leading tech company (Report)

The U.S. economy: Industrial production drop exceeds last 100 years (Article)

 The Federal Reserve is finishing the U.S. (and world) monetary system? (Article)

Education: Schools going online (Article) (how much longer will buildings/staff be nee needed?)

The climate: Now it’s global cooling? (Again)

The culture: Thief stole truck minutes after release on zero bail order (Report)

Government: Inflation in the COVID death counts? (Article)

More government: The justification for lockdown fading? (Article) Overcounting U.S. deaths (Report)

Even more government: New York omitted reporting COVID deaths at elderly facilities (Report)

Still more government: Child’s toy gun seen via internet brings police to accost parents (Report)

Endless government: More states hiring “contact tracers” to set up informant/surveillance functions based upon COVID (Article)

Science: Breakthrough toward quantum transistors (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

Naked woman arrested walking down road (Report)

That is all …

 

EDITORIAL:        The COVID-19 Conspiracy

Who benefits? China spreads its watch of citizens as “contact tracing” which is also proposed in the U.S. President Trump, the Democrats and other world leaders can blame the resulting economic collapse on the virus instead of their decades of financial mismanagement. It justifies the trillions of deficit spending that sanctifies the politicians while producing the resulting inflation that will force reconstruction of the world monetary system; that will further the devolution of the erstwhile middle class. If you are wealthy and/or powerful, what’s not to like? And it all came from a Wuhan lab where both China and the U.S. government have apparently been funding research…

No, we don’t think someone released the virus with this in mind but we do think that these ideas were in minds awaiting opportunity. Looking back from a few years hence, will the lockdowns still make sense?

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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