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)

Another week’s worth: Politics: Current, interesting developments at the trial of Paul Manifort, Trump’s campaign manager (Article) The media: Major media outlet now a target, no longer an attacker for sexual harassment claims (Report) (Hoist by its own petard …) … Continue reading

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Money, Power and Democratic Socialism Create Poverty

That the U.S. middle class is dissolving as its rich get richer is no mystery; it is a normal result of advancing socialism.  Covertly advancing since the Great Depression  of last century, U.S. socialism has become too pervasive to hide … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From this week: The environment: Corn ethanol (gasoline additive) production harms the environment it’s supposed to help? (Report) Corruption: More government snooping into private financial records (Report) More corruption: Is the Vatican attacking the Italian government to head off corruption … Continue reading

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A CULTURES’ END

The United States, an apparent culmination of western Judeo-Christian culture, also provides a theater featuring that culture’s repudiation. Whether we are watching a Phoenix headed toward rebirth or a final ending, the result will shape our descendants’ lives. The United … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

Scenes from the week’s human comedy: Government: TSA is tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program? (Report) Corruption: Mideast terrorists using U.S. supplied arms? (Article) The economy: Brits are living beyond their means on borrowed money? (Article) (Who … Continue reading

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HUMANS: SEX, POLITICS AND HYPOCRISY

Sex is popular with humans; that’s why we have more of them now. A difficulty is that sex is considerably more popular than raising children, which is why we have The Pill and186 abortions for every 1,000 live births. It … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here they are: Capetown, South Africa’s water shortage (drought) worsened by dirty politics and attacking Israel (Report) It’s all fake – U.S. politics: Reality TV that masquerades as American politics (Article) (Somebody noticed?) The culture: In Hollywood, ‘anything goes’ becomes: … Continue reading

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