GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

 From the week:

The pandemic: How death statistics are overinflated (Report)

Afghanistan: When will the last American actually depart? (Article)  (Airstrikes won’t stop)

Finance: European banks are refusing cash and will charge savers (Article)

U.S. Government: Libertarians now in the cross hairs? (Article)

Science: Astronomical nova time bombs abound?? (Report)

U.S. Government: Mysterious ghost company took large slice of Pentagon internet at Biden inauguration? (Article) (And nobody will discuss it)

Science: Major step forward using quantum entanglement (Report)

The pandemic: M.I.T. study shows social distancing, limited occupancy rules worthless (‘report)

Georgia: Legislature approved professional licensing of illegal aliens (Report) (Pushed by Chamber of Commerce)

The Internet: Social media adding additional fees charging for newly subdivided content? (Report)

Congo: Update (Article)

European Union: Summer visitors from America will need vaccine passports (Report)

U.S. Government: Putting political dissidents on the no fly list? (Report)

Canada: Another view of the pandemic and its handling (Article)

The U.S. economy: COVID eviction protection decimating small landlords (Article)

Nigeria: Very sad update (Article)

The culture: Ohio will allow changes to birth certificate gender (Report) (Most already allow it?)

The U.S. Election: California officials (D) colluded with social media to censor opponents (Report)

Canada: Evasion responding to ties with Chinese virology lab (Report)

U.S. Healthcare: Insider blows whistle on degenerating system (Report)

North Korea Update (Article)

The Economy: Report on lockdown-forced teleworking (Article)

The Pandemic: More faking the data (Report)

Government: City housing for the homeless channels abandoned old style poor houses at higher cost? (ArticleO

Technology: A 50 ft. trimaran will cross the Atlantic under its own direction (Report)

Government: Washington governor encourages vaccine mandate by private businesses (Report)

The U.S. Economy: A record 34% of all household income now comes from the government (Article) (Siphoned from the middle class)

The pandemic: Study shows Pfizer vaccine offers compromised protection against mutant virus (Report)

More pandemic: Annual vaccine booster shots to start this fall (Report)

U..S. Power Grid: Texas, California and the much-ignored inadequacy of renewable power (Article)

The pandemic: Positive report on clinical studies of Ivermectin treatment (Report)

More pandemic: New COVID treatment coming? (Report)

Still more pandemic: Survey: Majority of employers to demand vaccination; work-at-home restrictions (Report)

Russian Intelligence: Update and recent history (Article)

The U.S. Culture: Census reports number of kids raised by single moms doubles (Report)

Chicago: 3 dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after breaking into Girl Scout facilities (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Financial Wizardry, Government Style   

                                Those taxpayers whose money presently supports the U.S. Federal Government are now $225,000 each behind on their payments, not counting interest due. That’s their share of the U.S. National debt. And that’s because that government now consumes 38% of the annual national gross domestic product.  Governments are consumers, not producers; the current behemoth has grown on money borrowed and therefore owed and upon money diverted from the erstwhile middle class. That has contributed to the transmogrification of erstwhile middle class housewives into working mothers.              

                Now, the Bidenfolk want to up government consumption trillion or two and raise taxes on the “rich”. “Rich” appears to include most just comfortably above the poverty level. Corporate taxes are also to rise; those hit corporate customers, of whom some are rich. And these are to be imposed upon an economy not yet out of COVID lockdown. And to think we elect these guys … or so we’re told.

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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