Author Archives: Jack Curtis

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s lot: The culture: One likely outcome if current trends proceed (Article) (An extension of Murphy’s Law) One economist’s prescription for diverting the U.S. from socialism (Article) Venezuela: Update, seen from another side (Article) Democrats: Socialists seeking control of … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From our trip through the week: Venezuela: Another view of current affairs, and motives (Article) Russia: Street protests over increasing internet censorship/control (Report) Technology: The rise of totalitarian tech (Article) Immigration: Ijjefal entry from Canada rising (Report) (But still minor) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Oregon: Rent control is now in effect statewide (Report) (This time it will succeed, reight?) Science/Culture: Feds extend contract to breed “humanized” mice via aborted baby parts (Report) The culture: FURY as ex Olympian woman says transsexual … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

A wee week’s worth: The culture: Biological boys winning girls’ high school athletic events again (Report) India/Pakistan: Does Pakistan want a war? (Report) Chase Bank denies service to political conservatives? (Article) Foreign Affairs: U.S. Navy ships transit Taiwan Strait, disputing … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The week’s catch: Iran: Attacks by Islamic terrorists from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia? (Report)  (Who lives by the sword …) U.S. Government: Spending binge now worse than under Bush/Obama (Report) (And it’s borrowed money) The economy: Student loans in “serious delinquency” … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The fallout from the week: The internet: Google, Apple agreed with Russia, China and Saudi Arabia to provide censorship (Report) (Don’t they already in the U.S.?) More internet: “Impartial” fact checkers reveal anti-Trump bias (Article) (Who’s impartial these days?) The … Continue reading

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RUMINATING ON OUR CHANGING CLIMATE

That earth’s climate changes is not debatable: repeating ice ages and warming periods are prominently exposed in the geological record. Whether the climate is presently changing as a result of human activity is today’s heavily politicized debate. The fact that … Continue reading

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