GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Air travel: “One Way Fly” seems legitimate? (Article)

COVID Vaccination: U.K. data show excess deaths five months after shots (Article)

The War on the Internet: “Web Five” to offer individual control of personal data? (Article)

Space: Starlink to the rescue (Article)

The U.S. war on guns: Senate Republicans join Democrats with new anti-gun legislation (Report)

Finance: The 7 pillars supporting the Bitcoin revolution (For now….)(Article)

COVID shots causing 3 foot long blood clots (Report)

China: Rural banks becoming shaky (Report)

Japan: “Nearing systemic (financial) collapse”? (Article)”

“Western leadership has successfully turned our economies into emerging markets” (Article)

Unemployment insurance payments: About 20% paid to unqualified U.S. recipients? (Report)

Coal production in India and China surging 700 million tons annually (Report)

Water: Rationing in the U.S. west next year? (Article)

Energy: Australia suspends national market operations (Article)

Philippines: Update (Article)

Refueling warplanes: Replacing manpower with technology isn’t always easy (Article)

The war on the Internet: European Union imposition of internet censorship proceeds (Report)

U.S. Housing crash imminent?  (Article)  (More)

U.S. Helthcare: Obamacare time bomb hits this Fall unless pandemic aid extended by Congress (Report)

Four quotes that explain America’s loss of liberty (Article)

Science: A new take on the history of chickens (Article)

More science: Researchers regenerate heart muscle after heart attack (Report)

U.S. mass shootings: Vast majority result of gang violence, not single attackers (Report)

Chicago: 8 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested dancing atop a Hollywood police cruiser (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Democracy In America: 2022

French visitor Alexis de Tocqueville was worried about democracy in America in 1835, before it survived the U.S. Civil War; what would he think today? Still worried, probably; democracy seems an inherently and historically unstable form of human government. More than that, the U.S. government has expanded into nearly every facet of citizen’s lives and no longer responds to Christian churches. Most telling, questions of the integrity of the vote are met with denial and intimidation rather than with investigation and improved security. The U.S. and most other governments are expanding surveillance and monitoring of citizens and their vehicles, travel and financial activities. Employers including the military are ordered to fire employees refusing dangerous and questionable vaccination mandates. The political Left is committed to disarming Americans. Finally, a heavily overindebted world is entering economic recession as Russia has started a destructive war  and governments have afflicted their citizens with crippling inflation – a little déjà vu for hopeful democrats – all over again?…     

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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