GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Amazon: “Invitation Only” program to eliminate orders from bots (Report)

Space: Testing anti-satellite weapons dangerously cluttering space (Article)

Military secrets: Updating the illusion (Article)

Ukraine: U.S. spending borrowed money it can’t afford (Articles)

U.S. Entertainment: Disney’s politicized new film flopping? (Report)

Germany to ration gas, return to coal for electric power (Report)

Military Aircraft: An expensive mistake for the F-35 (Article)

COVID Vaccines: A pathologist discusses the developing evidence of risks (Video)

U.S. Air travel: Still canceling flights without mentioning vaccination mandate (Report)

U.S. Education: Supreme Court approves public money for sectarian education (Report)

COVID vaccinated at greater risk than unvaccinated (Report)

Indiia/Pakistan – and China: Update (Article)

Electronic weapons: Gunfire detectors improving (Article)\

Ukraine bans largest opposition party, seizes its assets (Report)

Massachusetts: Provides driver’s licenses to illegals (Report)\

Texas Republican party officially claims Biden fraudulently elected (Report)

The U.S. Economy: Forget forecasts; the U.S. is already in recession (Article)

 More U.S. EEconomy: Some restaurants may recover insurance damages from COVID lockdown (Report) (More)

Congo: Accounting for the corruption (Article)\

U.S. Education: Baltimore raises failing grades of 12,000 children to graduate them (Report)

Air Travel: Pilot shortage reports ignore vaccination mandates (Article)

U.S. Housing market: Mortgage bankers lose jobs as market shrinks (Report)

COVID vaccines excessive risk of adverse effects – Stanford, UCLA study (Report)

Sri Lanka: Economic collapse (Report)

U.S. gun law: New York concealed carry law quashed by Supreme Court (Report)

The U.S. Economy: The price of a no onger free market (Article)

u.s. Election: Georgia primary result challenged amid evidence of voting machine failures (Report)

cDovid Vaccinations: Pfizer vaccinated more likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated? (Report)

Capitalism: Bitcoin et al may free markets – a resurgence of bearer financial instruments (Article)

U.S. Health: 3/4s of teens lack sufficient exercise (Report)

New York Times: Laments inadequacy of internet censorship (Report)

 U.S. Home Ownership: Costs surge as prices plunge (Articles) Mortgage Lender Layoffs (Report)

North Korea: Update (Article)

Ukraine Invasion: Update (Article)

Food: California has banned raising/importing pork /poultry products from confined animals (Report)

U.S. Economy: About 15% of renters are behind in payment (Report)

The European Union is approaching meltdown? (Article)

Chicago: 4 dead, 43 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after setting bushes on fire (Report)

That’s all …


So the Supremes have handed abortion back to the states. My dictionary says that “abort” means to cut short, to terminate early. In the current political power struggle, that which is cut short is a nascent human life and that annoying reality remains regardless of any assertions. Politicians to the contrary notwithstanding, biology does not respond to linguistics; reality has it the other way around.

Then the question becomes: Do we wish to claim that humans have a right to terminate the life of other humans on grounds of personal inconvenience? That is the real discussion. The U.S. Supreme Court may have considered some additional factors: The U.S. birth, mortality, abortion rate and the rising age of the population. Unlike Congressfolk, the justices have lifetime appointments …

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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