GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Inflation: No longer invisible (Report)

 Eviction protest in Detroit (Report) (A beginning?)

Texas: Another view of the power debacle (Article)

 U.S. Government: The high cost of using the minimum wage as a form of welfare (Article)

The U.S. economy: 92% of New York City restaurants couldn’t pay December rent (Report)

Government: Enlisting big tech companies to silence COVID-19 vaccine dissent (Report)

Censorship: Congress leans on Big Tech to increase web site censorship (Report)

Texas: A pro explains why so many froze (Article)

 New Uork City: Over 89% of shootings in 2020 by non-whites; city 33% white? (Report)

Government: Congressional Democrats target Fox News (Report)

Fragility of Tech: Fed system for interbank transfers went out of service (Report)(Murphy rules)

 Congress: New COVID bill pays federal employees with kids at home up to $21,000 (Report)

The U.S. financial system: The debt/deficits are beginning to dry up the lenders? (Article)

California: Collapsing? (Article)

The pandemic: The bankruptcies are piling up (Report)

The economy: Credit cards payment system outage problem (Report) (Risky fragility of high tech)

More economy: Nationwide eviction block ruled unconstitutional (Report)

Still more economy: Federal Reserve market manipulation is terminal (Article)

Cendorship: Re: Congressional Democrats pushing elimination of Fox News (Article)

Portland:  Police investigator working crime scene arrested for DUI when trying to leave (Report)

The war on the internet: Microsoft organizing authorship for all net information? (Report)

Restaurants: Kitchens going digital, replacing people (Report)

 The economy: Monetary inflation, the next step (Article) (Recommended for those interested in finance)

Chicago: 2 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested in a women’s restroom (Report)

That’s all, folks …

EDITORIAL:         A Simple Question

                                                What is the proper political term characterizing a government that:

  1. Requires citizens submission to police search and approval for travel,
  2.  Restricts/closes any business, school, church or any other operation at will,
  3. Restricts/forbids citizens gathering,
  4. Encourage political censorship upon information/communication media,
  5. Protect employers who discharge employees for their political/religious beliefs stated in conversations or on internet social media and
  6. Provide questioned election results while refusing t allow independent audits?

Another question: Do you think that this describes the kind of democratic republic envisioned by America’s founders?  

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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3 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. con says:

    OK – dictatorship. But there are no leaders without followers. Hitler would have been just one raving loony without the German populace backing him. I can get nuts to some extent but I don’t get the nuts who follow them and so give them power.

    • Eleanor curtis says:

      Guessing at “those who follow them”: A mix of those with something to gain, those who believe/hope they have something to gain and those habituated but inattentive?

      • con says:

        A friend once said to me – the problem with the human race is not evil, but stupidity. Having a rather dark view of things I wonder if our Machiavellian ruling classes deliberately regularly cull the intelligent by inciting the stupid majority against them.

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