GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:               

 The pandemic: Irish grandmother sentenced to 1 year in jail for violating mask mandate? (Report)

More pandemic: Ivermectin use against COVID described (Video)

Still more pandemic: New York man arrested refusing to show vaccination proof to buy food? (Report)

Capitol Riot: Federal instigator? (Report)  More (Report)

Vaccination protesters arrested at New York restaurants when refusing to show proof of vaccination (Report)

More pandemic: Omicron still looking mild (Report) More from vaccine inventor (Report)

 Europe: Power price inflation setting records entering winter heating season (Article)

Japan: Rejects mandatory vaccination (Report)

California: Taxpayers helping delinquent mortgage debtors pay up to $80,000 (Report)

Claims filed alleging injury or death from COVID countermeasures in U.S. to be paid? (Report)

Healthcare: Staff shortages crushing hospitals (Article)

More healthcare: Hospitals halting vaccination mandates to retain staff (Report)

U.S. Life Expectancy declines by 3 years (Report_

Russia: On the threat to Ukraine (Article)

The pandemic: Comment on recently approved drug treatments (Report)

Turkey: Currency problem and update (Article)

U.S. Presidential election fraud: Investigation report, Fulton County, GA (Report)

The pandemic: Vaccines do not stop virus spread (Article)

Finance: Europe is doomed to stagflation? (Article)

More pandemic: 65% of England’s hospitalized COVID patients were first admitted for something else? (Report)

Surveillance: A list of what is monitored (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman arrested by police raiding her apartment receives $2.9 M (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:         The Two-Legged Stool

People need government; governors need people but their respective interests too often conflict, reducing benefit for both. People and government are two legs of the stool called human progress; the third leg is the external, immutable presence we call God. People, including those who are governors, will follow their natural inclinations to maximize their own interests unless they are restrained or restrain themselves and therefore, require an outside, recognized reference point to serve as their standard. American Founder John Adams referred to that when he said that the new U.S. Constitution was appropriate only for a moral and religious people.

The Christianity that provided American stability has been largely abandoned by Americans at the expense of both good behavior and good government; no replacement is in sight, leaving Godvernment to naturally appear to fill that vacuum. Godvernment must be blasphemy for Biblical believers; it amounts to assigning the wolf to lead the sheep for the practically minded. It is not a coincidence that modernity is the product of Judeo-Christian people; for a milieu that will produce more of that, we must rediscover the external, Supreme Lawgiver..  

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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