GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

 The war on the internet: List of alternatives to censored sites (Article)

 The pandemic: People will start dying some time after the vaccination? (Video)

Censorship: Twitter exec unknowingly reveals plans for expanded political censorship (Report)

The climate: Supreme Court to hear oil companies re city/state lawsuits demanding payment for climate change (Report)

Space: The world satellite business  update (Article)

Corruption: Senator Mitch McConnell’s financial thes to Chinese government (Report)

Censorship: Tennesee high school principal put on leave after criticizing Big Tech censorship (Report)

More corruption: Nurse attacked, fired as Trump supporter? (Report)

The pandemic: Pfizer vaccine less effective than hoped? (Report)

North Korea: Update (Article)

Censorship: House committee chair requests FBI probe of Parlor

The Pandemic: California keeps data from public (Report)

China: Strategic update (Article)

Iran: Current political description (Article)

Politics: Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots proceed in Seattle, Portland, Denver despite Biden inauguration (Report)

Politics: How the U.S. Senate works with the 50/50 tie (Article)

The U.S. economy: Realities the media aren’t mentioning (Article)

Surveillance: Cell phones monitored by military intelligence without warrant (Report)

U.S. population declines in 16 states (Report)

Chicago: 6 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after breaking into up to 3 apartments (Report

That’s all …)

EDITO’RIAL:        Free Speech, Protests and the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution’s Bill of Rights says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. That limits the Federal Government but says nothing about your censor ship of your kids or your boss setting standards for the workplace. Nor apparently, about Facebook and Twitter. Maybe though, they are public utilities resembling telephone companies subject to regulation. Silicon Valley is said to want that. Probably beats open competition in their eyes; might be worth giving up censorship?.  Or would regulation just entrench it? How it plays out might tell us a lot about political reality outide the public conversation …

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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