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)

As the week proceeded: China/India: Will India fight, or let China bite off a chunk of Sikkim/Ladakh? Report It builds (Report) The culture: Bathroom in the U.S. Army? Female soldiers will shower with wanna-be female men? (Report) Science: China has … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Another 7 days’ worth: Science: A tunnel has been found under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon. (Report) (For any who dig archeology) The climate: A global warming study was canceled because there is too much ice in the Arctic this … Continue reading

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WHAT WE DON’T GET ABOUT NORTH KOREA

North Korea is a bratty 12  Year old boy allowed by anti-social parents to play with guns because they like to scare the neighbors. The regime starves its people at gunpoint and is increasingly unsustainable in an age of satellite … Continue reading

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THE EVICTION OF MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA

The U.S. middle class continues to shrink as the median household income declines, a process analyzed by the Pew Research Center for those who are pleased by numbers. Twenty first century America seems destined to be not only post-Christian and … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your fandango of fun, foibles and foolishness from the week: The Los Angeles minimum wage is now $12 hour, on its way to the coming $15 that will ultimately apply statewide. (The state’s robot recruiting law?) Science: Short, simple description … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s assortment: The Catholic crevasse deepens? (Article) (In order to save his church, will Pope Francis destroy it?) Your pre-flight frisk will require removal of food/reading material from carry-on bags to foster individual inspection? (Report) They promise not to … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Kids’ Summer Jobs?

Those of a certain age will remember when summer vacation jobs provided high school boys the job that led to their first car while high school girls earned money as baby sitters. Recent reports lament the disappearance of those opportunities … Continue reading

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