GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Ukraine: Russia agrees to grain shipments while bombarding Odessa (Report)

Wastefulness of wasting waste (Article)

The Climate: Another take on the western U.S. drought (Article)

Inflation: Shrinking hamburgers and pizza (Article)

Science: Status of direct brain computer control for the paralyzed (Report)

New Bioweapons target individual DNA? (Report)

Finance: The world’s monetary system is failing (Article)

Energy: Results of governments ordering “progress” without planning (Article)

More Energy: Solar power raises electric bills (Report)

Election fraud: Brazen in Colorado Republican primary (Report)

Russia: The economy is imploding (Article)

U.S. pending home sales declined 20% in June (Report)

U.S. Economy: Consumers are tapped out – and what that means (Article)

The pandemic: U.S. Senate votes to continue work in Chinese lab said to have birthed COVID (Report)

Connecticut: Taxpayers get to replace entire fleet of electric buses with diesels after battery explosion (Report)

San Francisco: Less than half of students high school ready; over 25% chronically absent (Report)

Uranium smuggling now from South America (Article)

Ukraine: Russian ammo shortage may hand offense to Ukraine during August? (Article)

Space: Russia falling to third in the space race (Article)

The Ecomomy: Another take on what’s behind all the suddenly visible problems (Article)

Netherlands: Government cutting food production to protect climate (Report) More

U.S. also plans to cut farming? (Report)(More)

 Air travel: Global logjam (Vaccination mandate unmentioned) (Article)

Germany: Reality sneaking onto the stage? (Article)

Mali: Regression progresses (Article)

 The pandemic: $10 M settlement for workers forced to take COVID shots (Report)

The Future: When we run out of everything important (Article)

Energy: New U.S. rule to shutter dozens of coal-fired power plants (Report)

Surveillance: Your DNA is now shared with government (Article)

Los Angeles: Costly new bridge repeatedly shut down by misusers (Article)

U.S. food banks report record demand and record shortages (Article)

Chicago: 5 dead, 58 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man terrorizes Texas neighborhood (Report)

And that’s enough …

EDITORIAL:         Musical Chairs In Washington D.C.

For those with strong stomachs, it can be amusing to contemplate Democrats and Republicans who can see blameworthy events looming as they come up for reelection. The U.S. Congressional mid-term elections are but four months off just as the economy has gone into recession, except that the Democrat President or his puppeteers have suddenly redefined that economic terminology in fear of its onus. Evidently, a recession cannot arrive until the president is a Republican. While we wait, U.S. food banks are doing record service, as noted above. Never mind that …

The Republicans meanwhile are  hung up over the still unmade decision as to whether or not Ex-President Trump is in fact a Republican; that appears to depend upon whom is asked. The economy, ignoring all of this, continues to recede no matter whose name is on the White House door. The economy inconveniently reacts to what politicians do, not so much what they say.

It would be so nice, if only it could be the other way around …

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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1 Response to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Kenneth T. says:

    “More Energy: Solar power raises electric bills (Report)”

    Ummm… okay
    Reality tells me that the electric companies control their own prices and will continue to do so until till the day when we grab them by the b*lls and tell them we aren’t going to take it any more.

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