Category Archives: Government

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Corruption: Austin, TX metro trains run empty to secure Federal dollars? (Report) The economy: What’s coming after the election, when the delinquent debt/credit roars back? (Article) The culture: New York legislature asked to require 500 hours of … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE pASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The week’s pickings: Education: Oklahoma middle schools call police to arrest  frequent truants (Report) (Escaping prisoners not tolerated?) China: School uniforms provide electronic student tracking to control truancy (Report) Getting a real bang out of history – unexploded war munitions … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our current collection: An airport that provides stress therapy for passengers? (Report) (Might do better by pushing airlines to improve service.) The media: Busted, again. (Report) The culture: A Louisiana high school quarterback was killed in a shooting at a … Continue reading

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The Brave New World From Government Planners?

We begin to suppose that our ruling class has a plan for us. Not of course, for them. We do not know this; it is supposition derived from observation, no more. And perhaps, we are a bit paranoid, too. You … Continue reading

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A Potemkin Economy …?

Bernie Sanders, the stuffed dummy pretending to oppose Hillary Clinton, says he is a socialist. Probably in order to deflect that label from Clinton. If we have it right, none of the Republicans have labeled themselves definitively but Ted Cruz, … Continue reading

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Dumping the Past Without Knowing the Future … Is a Gamble, Right?

In the U.S. today, the political Left is anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-white, anti-capitalism and pro-abortion, pro-free sex and vehemently pro-government. God iS dead; it is Government uber alles. Never mind that government is but an assemblage of the same species that … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump Addresses U.S. Finances; Why None Else?

Mr. Trump, continuing his publicity for forbidden subjects, predicted an oncoming financial collapse. As with Trump’s views of immigration, this runs counter to the Establishment doctrine of recovery. But it too resonates with ordinary folk, who decline to be as … Continue reading

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The Fed, Interest Rates … and Free Money Trees

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates .25%. Imagine that a rabbit running from a coyote turned and bared its teeth. Momentary shock, a pause … and the coyote springs. Wall Street funds politicians into office, the politicians do not forget when … Continue reading

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Remember When JournalistsTried To Inform Us? (If You do, You’re Old!)

Researchers have recently reported that some of us store memories in rich detail,while others file what amounts to the equivalent of outline notes. And the two styles use different brain regions. Perhaps  that contributes to the differences between various observers’ … Continue reading

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Finland’s Universal Basic Income’ Program

The Swiss, some weeks back, voted down a proposal that theIR government should provide everyone a Minimum Basic Income, whether they earned it or not. The notoriously hard-headed Swiss voted no. The Swiss are too wedded to reality to buy … Continue reading

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