GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

The War on Cash: The status of central bank digital currencies (Report)

COVID booster to be authorized before testing completed (Report)

Libya: Civil war starting? (Report) Update (Article)

Poland: Coal becoming cold reality (Article)

Europe: Rising natural gas prices cutting fertilizer production, raising food prices (Article)

Lethal land mines in Ukraine and elsewhere (Article)

Electric vehicles: The U.S. consumers aren’t buying (Report)

China: Southern drought affecting farms (Article)

COVID Vaccination study finds unreported effects (Report)

Iraq:  ‘spreading unrest empties U.S. embassy (Report)

Ukraine: Update (Article) More (Article)

U.S. Education: Public school attendance shrinking as parents pursue other options (Report)

U.S. Economy: Will Supreme Court overturn state laws preventing competition? (Report)

Canada: “Unknown cause” became top diagnosis of death after COVID vaccines rollout? (Report)

Energy: France, Germany electricity cost becoming unaffordable (Report)

More energy: Britain too faces power cost surge (Report) More (Article)

The pandemic: 90% of U.K. COVID d deaths among triple vaccinated (Report)

U.S. military: Vaccination mandate giving rise to legal challenges (Report)

The Economy: A very frightened financial writer warns (Article)

Pakistan: Extraordinary flooding from record monsoon rains (Article)

California: Warns of power blackouts, discourages charging electric vehicles (Report)

U.S. Stock Market: Epic superbubble yet to burst (Article)

U.S. Education: Student math, reading scores abysmal (Report)

The war on cash: A short, simple, clear explanation of the coming central bank digital currency (CBDC) (Article) Recommended

U.S. Government censorship: Missouri lawsuit catches withheld evidence (Report)

The pandemic: An interesting sidelight on the vaccines (Report)

 China: Real estate market now in severe depression (Report)

Colorado: Electric power rationing hits homes (Report)

U.S. Employment: Full time jobs diminishing as multiple job holders increase (Article)

Yemen: Update (Article)

COVID Vaccine: A “schedule 4 poison” per Western Australia Government authorization documents? (Report)

Moe Vaccination: U.K. data show vaccinated, unvaccinated die at same rate? (Report)

More Vaccine: Studies show persistent damage to recipients’ blood (Report)

Europeean Union: Restriction of food production proceeds amid protests (Report)

Bank of America: To offer nothing down home loans in racially selected neighborhoods (Report)

Colorado: State courts refuse to hear election fraud cases (Report)

Ethiopia: Civil war update (Report)

The Economy: It’s all coming down? (Article)

Chicago: 8 dead, 27 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested asleep in back of woman’s car (Report)

Enough!

EDITORIAL:         The Real Threat in President Biden’s Speech

The President has identified his predecessor’s supporters, a large batch of U.S. voters, as fascist threats to democracy in America. Hyperbolic campaign preaching has been considered out of place for formal presidential addresses to the nation; they have been reserved for the campaign trail during elections. But then, neither have past presidents and Congressfolk used their authority to impeach, spy upon and raid the premises of political competitors.

The Democrats, supported covertly by many Republicans, seem to be flailing hysterically at Trump, enraged by his presumption in imposing himself upon his party without the invitation of its elite. Trump acted as though it was the voters’ right to select presidents, a silly notion intolerable to the entrenched wielders of U.S. political power. Making an example of him appears intended to dissuade potential imitators.

The government documents housed at Trump’s residence seem unlikely to differ much from those possessed by his predecessors but that comparison will be discouraged. The genuine threat to democracy here seems to be the application of the police power against political opponents. .    

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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