GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK

From the week:

U.S. Censorship: Government, Big Tech partnership info (Article)

Water: Las Vegas, New Mexico running out (Report)

Corruption: U.S. Treasury withholds banking documents affecting Hunter Biden (Report)

Russia: Cuts gas flow to Europe (Report)

Energy: Europe’s problem results from government policy (Article)

More energy: Can the pubs stay in business? (Article)

Chile: Voters massively rejected the proposed “progressive” constitution (Report)

COVID Vaccination: One third of Americans remain unvaccinated (Report)

Money: They’re coming for your crypto (Article)

Cities: Some may no longer be viable? (Report)

California: New law raises (some) fast food restaurants’ costs 20%? (Report)

Energy: Swiss, Finns add to fountain of bailout money destabilizing European finance (Report)(More)

Energy: The British version (Report)

More energy: Californians refusing to sweat and shiver for green happiness? (Report)

The U.S. economy: 12 numbers that predict an imminent crash? (Article)

 Ireland: Teacher jailed for refusing to call a boy, a girl (Report)

Education: Universities joining procession of schools prostituting standards politics (Article)

The Internet: Another large government fine regulating social media (Report)

Governments: Remarkable confluence of policy attacks on energy, food, transportation and finance? (Article)

Sanctions: Preventing Russia’s use of Ukrainian and Western weaponry/resources (Article)

 European Union: Pursuing energy rationing and price controls (Report)

More European Union: Dutch farmer protests against fertilizer restrictions spread elsewhere (Report)

COVID Vaccination: Study finds much more likely to cause harm than to prevent it (Report)

More vaccination: Vaccine boosted British adults hospitalized at twice the rate of the unboosted (Report)

California: Diesel in demand as emergency generator users prepare for blackouts (Report)

1/6 Capitol riot: Jailed marine protester’s family benefits suspended pretrial (Report)

U.S. Censorship: The new attack on independent media (Report)

U.S. Immigration: Welfare for illegals update (Report)

Chicago: 11 dead, 44 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested in the Big Sioux River (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         God Save the King!

In the meantime, will Parliament save the United Kingdom? The new King is reportedly a devoted environmentalist bent upon saving the earth from our ravening species. Since this is proposed to be accomplished by diminishing the population and returning the remnant to a life style reminiscent of the Middle Ages, it is difficult to understand the current popularity of the idea. But there it is. It is of course, a swindle.

From the week:

U.S. Censorship: Government, Big Tech partnership info (Article)

Water: Las Vegas, New Mexico running out (Report)

Corruption: U.S. Treasury withholds banking documents affecting Hunter Biden (Report)

Russia: Cuts gas flow to Europe (Report)

Energy: Europe’s problem results from government policy (Article)

More energy: Can the pubs stay in business? (Article)

Chile: Voters massively rejected the proposed “progressive” constitution (Report)

COVID Vaccination: One third of Americans remain unvaccinated (Report)

Money: They’re coming for your crypto (Article)

Cities: Some may no longer be viable? (Report)

California: New law raises (some) fast food restaurants’ costs 20%? (Report)

Energy: Swiss, Finns add to fountain of bailout money destabilizing European finance (Report)(More)

Energy: The British version (Report)

More energy: Californians refusing to sweat and shiver for green happiness? (Report)

The U.S. economy: 12 numbers that predict an imminent crash? (Article)

 Ireland: Teacher jailed for refusing to call a boy, a girl (Report)

Education: Universities joining procession of schools prostituting standards politics (Article)

The Internet: Another large government fine regulating social media (Report)

Governments: Remarkable confluence of policy attacks on energy, food, transportation and finance? (Article)

Sanctions: Preventing Russia’s use of Ukrainian and Western weaponry/resources (Article)

 European Union: Pursuing energy rationing and price controls (Report)

More European Union: Dutch farmer protests against fertilizer restrictions spread elsewhere (Report)

COVID Vaccination: Study finds much more likely to cause harm than to prevent it (Report)

More vaccination: Vaccine boosted British adults hospitalized at twice the rate of the unboosted (Report)

California: Diesel in demand as emergency generator users prepare for blackouts (Report)

1/6 Capitol riot: Jailed marine protester’s family benefits suspended pretrial (Report)

U.S. Censorship: The new attack on independent media (Report)

U.S. Immigration: Welfare for illegals update (Report)

Chicago: 11 dead, 44 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested in the Big Sioux River (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         God Save the King!

In the meantime, will Parliament save the United Kingdom? The new King is reportedly a devoted environmentalist bent upon saving the earth from our ravening species. Since this is proposed to be accomplished by diminishing the population and returning the remnant to a life style reminiscent of the Middle Ages, it is difficult to understand the current popularity of the idea. But there it is. It is of course, a swindle.

All human politics relies upon a swindle in some degree, necessarily promising that which cannot be delivered and providing what it does deliver only after first taking it from the people. We approve this organized public swindle in order to avoid unlimited numbers of private, individual swindles with resulting chaos. However, it is a chancy bet; every South Korea has its North Korea and every Chile, its Venezuela. Everything in between seems up for grabs most of the time. Charles is receiving the reigns just as food, water, transportation, heating and cooling are contracting under oppressive government policies … We wish him extraordinary fortune.

All human politics relies upon a swindle in some degree, necessarily promising that which cannot be delivered and providing what it does deliver only after first taking it from the people. We approve this organized public swindle in order to avoid unlimited numbers of private, individual swindles with resulting chaos. However, it is a chancy bet; every South Korea has its North Korea and every Chile, its Venezuela. Everything in between seems up for grabs most of the time. Charles is receiving the reigns just as food, water, transportation, heating and cooling are contracting under oppressive government policies … We wish him extraordinary fortune.

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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