GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Education: Chicago teachers’ union votes to strike (Report)

The pandemic: Netherlands rising violence proteting restrictions (Video)

Portland: Continuing violence (Report)

The internet: Facebook providing FBI user data/messages from Trump supporters? (Report)

Healthcare: 897 rural U.S. hospitals at risk of closing? (Article)

World economy: Current job loss 4 times worse than 2008 recession (Report)

Somalia: Status unchanged (Article)

The Internet: Massive U.S. east coast outage from cable cut in Brooklyn (Report) (Murphy’s Law)

The U.S. economy: Over 8 M Americans have fallen into poverty as COVID benefits expire (Report)

The U.S. – Who’s Really In Charge? (Oligarchs?) (Article)

U.S. Congress: Democrats started House/Senate bills to make Washington D.C; a state (Report)

Censorship: Twitter troll arrested for election “disinformation” (Report) Democrat duplicate ignored? (Report)

The pandemic: Immunity in recovered patients lasts longer, strengthens (Report)

Censorship: Shutting down live news (Article)

The Federal Reserve is completely clueless (Article) (Recommended)

 The media fail to notice ongoing Antifa attcks in Portland (Report)

The pandemic: Vaccines proving les effective than hoped? (Report)

Chicago: 7 dead, 23 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested skateboarding (Report)

EDITORIAL:         The Corruption of Internet Search

                                It is obvious now that major internet communication providers censor their users, most notably for political reasons. The propriety of this is much debated: If these services are analogs of telephone or postal services, such censorship is clearly wrong and should be illegal. If they are merely private operations offering proprietary services, they can do as they may wish. That is an ongoing debate in need of resolution.

                But internet search is a different beast. If it is perceived as a mixture of truth and falsehoods, it loses most of its utility; it is devalued. A search engine is essentially a combination of a dictionary and an encyclopedia and has proven a mighty tool for the advancement of science and civilization. That is what is lost by prostituting such services with political, religious, commercial or any other bias; it is a grievous loss. Of what use is a dictionary or an encyclopedia known to provide unreliable information? It is deliberate corruption.  

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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