GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Acting Pentagon chief: End the wars (Report)

New York Hotels: Almost 90% are on the verge of default? (Report) (Locking down the economy)

Porch Pirates stole over $5 M worth of packages last year? (Report)

Mississippi: Will not participate in any national lockdown (Report)

The Church: A current report from the other side (Article)

Lockdowns haven’t lowered COVID mortality but have killed many jobs (Article)

The U.S. Economy: COVID isn’t the only problem (Article)

The pandemic: A recent arthritis drug cuts senior deaths by 2/3s? (Report)

The U.S. Election: Planning to overturn result in several states? – Details (Report)

More Election: Gaming voting machines caught (Report)

Submarines: Japan is keeping up (Article) More submarines (Article)

New York City: Exodus grows (Report)

The Economy: China’s bond market roiled by major defaults (Report) Biggest bank kills planned bond issue (Report)

Federal Reserve: More magic money; more debt (Article)

The Pandemic: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines information (Report)

More Pandemic: Governors tightening COVID lockdowns (Re[ort)

The U.S. Election: Biden (TX) campaign director arrested for electoral fraud (Report) (What follows?)

The Pandemic: “Landmark study” shows face masks ineffectual (Report)

The U.S. : Supreme Court Justice Alito’s warning (Report) (Recommended!)

The Pandemic: A top pathologist claims: “COVID-19 is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public” (Report)

Corruption: Allegations of Biden son’s China deals (Report)

The War on the Internet: Censorship is spreading quickly, quietly in even the most free countries (Report)

Technology: Quantum tech is offering jobs but not yet taught in schools? (Report)

The U.S. Election: Video demonstrates Michigan results were rigged (Report)

More Election: Voting machine maker lawyers up; backs out of Pennsylvania fact finding (Report)

U.S./World Finance: How the death of the dollar will revivify gold (Article)

Chicago: 1 dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after sales pitch (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Some Ephemeral Illusions Endure

                                What is an illusion? One dictionary provides this definition: “Something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.” Illusions can be dangerous, the regular tools of predators, particularly of politicians.             Two prominent illusions that have first beguiled and then despoiled unending generations of humanity are fiat money and the beneficence of government. The illusory nature of fiat money is featured throughout history, most recently from the Weimar Republic through Zimbabwe to present Venezuela. It will be underlined by the oncoming failure of the present world financial system. Re government, enduring struggle finally produced the U.S. and other constitutions, the long term endurance of which are increasingly questionable. Humans are social predators, not philanthropists. That is demonstrated, not altered by government and will continue until human DNA is altered. Then, the viability of the species will need to be recalculated. But seen in a mirror, illusion often beats such reality, not so?  

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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