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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 ...

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

 From the week: The pandemic: How death statistics are overinflated (Report) Afghanistan: When will the last American actually depart? (Article)  (Airstrikes won’t stop) Finance: European banks are refusing cash and will charge savers (Article) U.S. Government: Libertarians now in the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Amazon: Testing full-sized, automated supermarket (Report) It is also testing pay-by-palm tech at a few Whole Foods stores. (Report) European Union: Moving toward regulation of computer tech? (Report) The pandemic: Vaccine brings eventual neurodegenerative disease? (Report) The … Continue reading

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THE RISE AND FALL OF MONEY

A versatile, intelligent and social species naturally evolves commerce in response to a challenging environment; some form of money is implicit in that. Precious metal coins came to provide confidence that payment held value equivalent to that of exchanged property. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: The culture: The crisis of illiteracy (Article) (Unintended report on education?) The economy: Global debt problem (Article) Iran: The bosses’ bully bos are worried (Article)  Portland: Perennially rioting Antifa set U.S. federal building afire with agents trapped … Continue reading

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CONSIDERING GOD, GOVERNMENT and HUMAN BEHAVIOR

For humanity, God is a concept, government a social necessity and behavior a product of DNA. An understanding of all of these is fundamental in pursuit of optimizing human existence. God is first, He being our only available explanation for … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: U.S. Congress: “Pro Act” will force union membership, suppress self-employment (Report) The financial system: At some point, the system will restart (Article) U.S. Religion: Church membership falls below majority (Report) California: Felons apply for prison housing appropriate … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Ukraine: Another take on current geopolitical reality (Article) The Biden Administration is developing COVID vaccination passports for shoppers? (Report) Florida governor will interfere (Report) Finance: Central bank digital currencies are imminent? (Report) The pandemic: A chemical that … Continue reading

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2021: The Self-Destruction Of The West

  The West found its ultimate expression in the United States where mostly European Christian immigrants and their diseases cheerfully brushed the comparatively primitive natives aside and built a new society relatively unimpeded. Given their origins, the result was naturally an … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Government: The reality of liberty needs attention (Article) (Recommended) Corruption: Obama officials returning to White House are now wealthy (Report) The European Union’s doomed finances (Article) The Military: Support, the contractor conundrum (Article) The pandemic: Interesting update … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:                                Congress: New racist farm aid bil excludes whites (Report) (Details) Oregon: State Senate bill would pay blacks $123,000 reparations for slavery (Report) California cities are mandating large pay raises for grocery workers, stores closing in response (Report) … Continue reading

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