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)

Your sampling: Government: Australia has mandated reporting of child abuse heard by Catholic priests in confession; the church has said it cannot comply –  now, what? (Report) Israel: Previously ignored fire balloons launched from Gaza become news as Israel targets … Continue reading

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QUESTION: What of the kids of U.S. jailed Single moms and dads?

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Is Prez Trump Suddenly Responsible For The Children of Invaders? (While Prez Obama Wasn’t)

The Prez is villainous by continuing the Obama policy of providing separately for the children of imprisoned, lawbreaking adults at the border. Wat a villain! We’re not told; did Prez Obama begin that or have we always provided separately for … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our pickings: Government: Vermont and New Jersey will now force all residents to buy health insurance (Report) (And California is imposing water rationing as of 2020) More government: In Newark, police cameras and the internet watch you (Report) Still more … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

And so: The economy: Central banks worsen, don’t stabilize financial instability? (Article) (Duh!) Government: Feds seized a traveler’s life savings without due process or evidence of crime (Report)  (Becoming routine for travelers with cash) Science: Big astronomical discoveries increasingly result … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From this week: Columbia: Deciding  whether to follow Venezuela’s socialist trail? (Report) Californians will choose between standard auto license plates or $700 little digital message boards (Report) Britain: Gov’t uses Soviet style disappearance to vanish pesky journalist (Report) Update: Embarrassing … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

These attracted our notice: Los Angeles: Thousands march against Mayor’s homeless shelter (Report) (Closing the unaffordable old poor houses didn’t  solve the problem, so reopen them?) Venezuela: Prices double every 17.5 days as hyperinflation proceeds (Report) Venezuela re-elects President Maduro … Continue reading

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