GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Portland, Ore: After defunding police, city to provide firefighters bullet-proof vests? (Report)

The supply chain: Analysis of present disruption and possible futures (Article)

Energy: Gas, electricity shortage/inflation to continue increase (Article)

More energy: Germany, E.U. face cold (Article) (It can be chilly, being green …)

The pandemic: Sweden still doing well without masks (Report)

Education: “Parents aren’t the primary stakeholders in kids’ education” (Article)

California: Parents remain responsible for child’s healthcare but no longer in charge (Article)

The Federl Reserve: Digital currency ahead? (Report)(What of the banks?)

Maritime strategy : The “Chicken War” revived (Article)

The pandemic: China ordered test kits massively before COVID acknowledged (Report)

J.S. Finance:  Pres. Reagan’s Budget Director explains how you’ve been scammed (Article)

Taiwan: The U.S. told China to stop its mounting military aircraft incursions into Taiwan territory (Report)

U.S. Inflatin: Groceries come smaller as well as pricier (Report)

Science: 2,700 year old toilet unearthed in Jerusalem (Report)

Afghanistan: (and environs) Update (Article)

U.S. Education: FBI ordered against parents protesting far left school indoctrination (Report) (Learning what “compulsory education” really means)

China: Magnitude of hidden debt threatens economy – not sustainable (Report Power rationing compounds problems (Report)

The pandemic: Recovered patients protection superior to vaccination (Report)

More pandemic: The war on Ivermectin rages as U.S. government buys Merck’s expensive copy (Report)

U.S. Government: Total receipts no longer cover debt obligations? (Article)

The pandemic: Investigation of post-vaccination deaths reported (Article)

Australia: Deputy Premier: “Those declining vaccines will lose their freedoms” – (Report) (Evidently, they already have lost them)

Government healthcare: Dr. Fauci et al caught discussing creation of mandatory flu vaccination (Report)

 The U.S. Presidential Election: State legislators calling for audits of results? (Report)

The Pandemic: Los Angeles requires proof of vaccination to enter retail buildings (Report)

Cryptocurrencies: Feds to target Crypto websites, users (Report)

The economy: Shortages and high prices are profitable, and so permanent? (Article)

Energy: The cost of relying upon government (Article)

The pandemic: Vaccinated COVID patients sicker than unvaccinated? (Report)

3 eyed crustaceans in the Arizona desert (Report)

U.S. inflation: It’s not transitory nor does it result from shortages (Article)

Science: Quantum networking taking shape (Report)

The pandemic: Over 300 U.S. Congressfolk have been taking Ivermectin? (Report)

China: Financial crash looming? (Article)

Education: California first to mandate “ethnic studies” course for high school graduation (Report)

Energy: An increasingly worldwide shortage as winter looms (Article) (Saving the planet beats saving the people?)

The economy: Why the Federal Reserve can’t save us any more (Article)

The war on small business? (Article)

The U.S. Military: 750 bases in 80 countries is too much (Article)

Sexual/Racial minority “farmers” to receive taxpayer funds? (Report)

The pandemic: Pfizer vaccination 89% less effective after 6 months? (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 42 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A nakedd man was shot by a deputy after attacking with a spear (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         What is Actually Happening?

                                We hear that post- lockdown businesses can’t find workers while U.S. current unemployment is 4.8%.  If over 95% of the work force is back to work, how is there a worker shortage?  Record numbers of young adults have moved back to live with their parents, even more than in the Great Depression. Why, when so many employers are desperate to hire them? And how does this fit with telling employers to fire unvaccinated workers?

 Bankruptcies are down amidst generous, wide scale government bailouts, but those were borrowed money, now owed by taxpayers who already owed some quarter of a million dollars of Federal debt each. Facing that, the U.S. Congress is toying with trillions in new spending just as we hear that the U.S. economy has been in recession since February. Plus, the notion that the Feds can spend us rich by putting us further into debt is a scam.  

Then there’s the suddenly looming world-wide energy shortage: Last winter we were warm; suddenly we are going to freeze in the coming winter? We note too that the illegal immigrant population has come to exceed ten percent of us. For us, none of these numbers are comforting; we wonder what is actually going on … and particularly, what is next?   

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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