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 on vaccinations (Report)

Immigration: Illegal aliens receiving COVID relief checks (Report)

The U.S. economy: Inflation warning with explanation (Article)

U.S. Energy: Where will the Biden solar plan find enough room? (Article)

U.S. Asians being recruited into the anti-white race war scenario? (Article)

The panemic: Now traced to its true origin? (Report)

More pandemic: How effective are the vaccines? (Report)

Pornography blocker now required on phones in Utah (Report)

A U.S. wealth tax: Some realities (Article)

Somalia: Update (Report)

Corruption: Shadowy “agreements” with Ukraine (Report)

U.S. Government: Illegal domestic spying? (‘’report)

The pandemic: Lockdown worse than the disease (Article)

North Korea: The latest (Report)

Taxation: Push to tax U.S. drivers per mile driven (Report)

The pandemic: Sweden experience better than most of Europe, without lockdown (Report)

Racism: Oakland will pay $500 month to all legal/illegal poor except whites (Report)

Corruption: Police scam kills two innocents (Report)

Ukraine: Biden Admin makes large military equipment delivery (Report)

Chicago: 4 swS, 17 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was pulled from a storm drain by police (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:          Dominion Sues Fox News

The voting machine maker filed a $1.6 B lawsuit for defamation over election fraud claims reported in the news. We might wonder, why? It seems unlikely that Fox was amateurish enough to publish anything that would sustain such a claim in court. In an honest court, anyway. And if such a case goes to trial it seems likely to publicize information that the politicians as well as the machine makers would prefer kept private. We guess that the filing is meant to reinforce the indignant claims of the election officials about the sanctity of the process as they prevented actual investigation by impartial observers, if any could be found.  Will the suit ever go to trial? Any bets?  

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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)

Government: Why human governments always grow large (Article)

More government: Another view of what COVID has revealed (Article) (Recommended)

U.S. elections: A review of the new election law passed by the House (Article) (Recommended)

Globalism: A view to consider (Article)

The pandemic economy: The relief checks exceed the real loss of income? (Article)

U.S. Employment: Foreigners take 2/3rds of tech jobs each year? (Report)

U.S. Congress: COVID relief exceeded $41,000 per taxpayer; how much did you receive? (Re)

Yemen: Update (Report)

 Portland: Antifa violence continues (Repoer)

 Government: A federal judge ordered release of information on purchases of aborted baby parts (Report)

China: Mutable borders (Article)

U.S. Congress: Legislation would automatically reduce paychecks, create retirement savings (Report)

 European Union: Plans vaccination travel document (Report)

 Education: Columbia University students will graduate grouped by sexual preference, race and income (Report)

U.S. Government: Extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico borders (Report) (Except illegal aliens?)

The Pandemic: Ivermectin treatment gaining support (Report)

The climate: The once green Arctic, without human intervention (Report)

The Federal Reserve: Rising inflation is just temporary? (Article)

Education: Reassessing the value of a college education (Article)

Judicial Watch has sued for details of police officer’s death, unreported after Capitol invasion (Report)

Canada: Father jailed after refusal to conform to transgender claim of age 14 child (Report)

U.S. Elections: A view of the Democrats’ election law revisions in Congress (Article)

Digital trails: How FBI identifies and rounds up dissidents (Article)

U.S. Government: Michigan restaurant owner arrested, jailed in predawn raid for violating pandemic restrictions (Report)

Chicago: 5 dead, 35 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested in a chair next to apartment parking (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Texas Has Suffered; Will The Rest Of Us Heed?

Texas water and power providers shut down under unusual but not unheard of cold, inflicting freezing and thirst across the state. The widespread suffering was blessedly not protracted for most but the event deserves more attention than it has received. It advertises a systemic failure of government and a much greater impending risk.

The water and power failed because the government that empowered its providers as regulated monopolies led them to pursue populist political goals in place of customer service. Green power did not flow from frozen windmills and snow-covered solar farms obviously, nor has heating gas flowed via inadequately insulated machinery. Nor has politicized utility rate setting protected the customers’ interests. But all of these do diagnose government interests at odds with the declared responsibilities of the government; we call that corruption. Look for politicians frantically shifting blame … There is a much larger danger looming over all of us that is illuminated by the suffering of the Texans: The ever-more integrated U.S. national utility grid is not only fragile, it has become a vulnerable system now central to civilized life in the United States. Consider the result of a really wide scale, protracted U.S. power outage upon light, heat, communication and production. Note that our politicians are adding transportation to those. Then recall Murphy’s Law.

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Congress: Federal workers scoring massive perks in COVID relief bill (Report)

Georgia could not authenticate 67% of mail-in election ballots? (Report)

The economy: Games played by U.S. government with U.S. money (Article)

More economy; Effects of declining births (Article)

Still more economy: Mulling the idea of borrowing and then spending ourselves rich … (Article)

The Federal Reserve: A sadly realistic conspiracy theory? (Article)

U.S. elections: New Biden order expands questionable voting practices (Report) Details

 Illinois: How will it continue to pay its pensioners? (Report)

U.S. Elections: Democrats’ new voting law challenged by 29 states (Report)

 The U.S. economy: A mountain of debt (Article)

The pandemic Now there’s a book about U.S. projects at the Chinese virology lab (Report)

U.S. Education: The miseducation of America’s elite (Article) (The subversion of rhe residue of the middle class)

Syria: Update (Article)

The pandemic: Astrazeneca vaccine on hold in (taly, Norway (Report)

Usraek/Iran: Blowing holes in each other’s oil tankers? (Report)

   The U.S. military: How Special Ops became the universal power tool (Article)

Portland: Antifa attacks continue, police invisible (Report) Details

Science: Astronomers detected supermassive black hole moving (Report)

The pandemic: Are vaccines riskier than COVID? (Article)

The U.S. economy: Living standards decline accelerating (Article)

The Floyd police shooting trial: Some underreported details (Report)

Science: The gene pool is deeper and older than we thought? (Report)

The pandemic: Some interesting (and cautionary) details about current vaccines (Report)

U.S. Education: Who can afford college anymore? (Report)

U.S. Congress: A House bill would outlaw most modern rifles, require government permission for gun sales (Report)

Government: Operating prisons becoming unaffordable? (Report)

U.S. Government: House election bill sets up rigged elections without real recourse? (Report)

U.S. Economy: Exploding lumber prices attacking new home construction (Report)

Government: Canadian father faces prison for opposing young daughter’s gender change (Report)

Chicago: 2 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested for stalking neighbors (Report)

And that’s all …

 EDITORIAL:        Some Fairy Tales Are Grim

                                In the 2008 financial crash the U.S. Government bailed out the failing financial institutions it considered “too big to fail” using fiat and borrowed money to paper over the ugly financial realities. As of 2020 that government, having crippled the economy in the name of a pandemic, is bailing out nearly everybody whether directly affected or not. The money is coming from the same source, which is to say it is a fairy tale. The reduced economy will be a long time restoring its previous creditworthiness; the situation merely awaits the little boy who will inform the multitudes that the government is really financially naked under illusory new financial clothing.

                Meantime, that government is accustoming its citizens to rely upon it for financial support instead of relying upon themselves; what will likely happen when most of them come to understand that they now owe repayment of the government’s enormous borrowing?          

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Portland:  Destructive Antifa riots continue, largely unreported, (Report)

What “normal” are we returning to? The depression nobody dares acknowledge (Article)

 The U.S. economy: Food price inflation (Article)

More ecoomy: 11 million homeowners/renters behind in payments facing end of COVID protections? (Report)

Congress: Democrats cementing obedient election procedures? (Report)

Is the U.S. going the way of Afghanistan? (Report)

New York State will require citizen personal (COVID) ID to enter public places? (Report)

FBI: Large group of agents broke Dr. Simone Gold’s door and dragged her away in handcuffs? (Report) (Moral: Don’t disagree with the government)

The U.S. election: FBI confiscated, then shredded ballots under audit?  (Report)

Government: Judge blocks unmasked parents from seeing kids (Report)

  U.S. Congress: $350 B for cities, counties, states in COVID bailout? (Report)

The climate: Unlike politics, science says that the earth is cooling … (Article)

Portland: Trashing businesses continues (Report)

The government: U.S. Policing is eviscerating the 4th Amendment? (Article)

 The pandemic: The hew vaccines aren’t really vaccines? (Report)

The pandemic: CEO of Pfizer remains unvaccinated? (Report)

Corruption: How it works in Pennsylvania (But it’s everywhere)

(Report)

The economy: Reality explained simply (Article) (But you won’t like it)

U.A. Elections: New House bill HR-1 will guarantee election fraud? (Report)

The pandemic: A case of severe side effects from Moderna vaccine (Report)

The U.S. election: New Hampshire’s shifty voting machines receiving notice? (Report)

Texas: Governor introduces bill banning social media censorship (Report) (Residential ambitions?)

Chicago: 5 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested jumping upon neighbor’s trampoline (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:          Mythical Government

Human societies require and so always evolve governments because humanity is a social species without an external top predator; members of human societies must fulfill those responsibilities with little outside assistance. Police and thus governments are produced to keep human predation within reasonable bounds.

But humanity has not yet evolved a satisfactory means for similarly policing government, leading to their instability.  Summing up, humans are social animals whose innate behavior tends to disrupt its societies. Politicians and especially elective politicians peddle the myth that government or particular governors can alter either the universe’s innate economic scarcity or equally innate human behavior, thus resenting humanity a long desired utopia; this is the primary government myth today. Socialists especially depend upon it but they aren’t alone; it is the primary tool of every politician who claims that government is a solution to any human reality. Human government is a crutch that when small, assists human progress but increasingly evolves into a burden as it grows.  

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Inflation: No longer invisible (Report)

 Eviction protest in Detroit (Report) (A beginning?)

Texas: Another view of the power debacle (Article)

 U.S. Government: The high cost of using the minimum wage as a form of welfare (Article)

The U.S. economy: 92% of New York City restaurants couldn’t pay December rent (Report)

Government: Enlisting big tech companies to silence COVID-19 vaccine dissent (Report)

Censorship: Congress leans on Big Tech to increase web site censorship (Report)

Texas: A pro explains why so many froze (Article)

 New Uork City: Over 89% of shootings in 2020 by non-whites; city 33% white? (Report)

Government: Congressional Democrats target Fox News (Report)

Fragility of Tech: Fed system for interbank transfers went out of service (Report)(Murphy rules)

 Congress: New COVID bill pays federal employees with kids at home up to $21,000 (Report)

The U.S. financial system: The debt/deficits are beginning to dry up the lenders? (Article)

California: Collapsing? (Article)

The pandemic: The bankruptcies are piling up (Report)

The economy: Credit cards payment system outage problem (Report) (Risky fragility of high tech)

More economy: Nationwide eviction block ruled unconstitutional (Report)

Still more economy: Federal Reserve market manipulation is terminal (Article)

Cendorship: Re: Congressional Democrats pushing elimination of Fox News (Article)

Portland:  Police investigator working crime scene arrested for DUI when trying to leave (Report)

The war on the internet: Microsoft organizing authorship for all net information? (Report)

Restaurants: Kitchens going digital, replacing people (Report)

 The economy: Monetary inflation, the next step (Article) (Recommended for those interested in finance)

Chicago: 2 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested in a women’s restroom (Report)

That’s all, folks …

EDITORIAL:         A Simple Question

                                                What is the proper political term characterizing a government that:

  1. Requires citizens submission to police search and approval for travel,
  2.  Restricts/closes any business, school, church or any other operation at will,
  3. Restricts/forbids citizens gathering,
  4. Encourage political censorship upon information/communication media,
  5. Protect employers who discharge employees for their political/religious beliefs stated in conversations or on internet social media and
  6. Provide questioned election results while refusing t allow independent audits?

Another question: Do you think that this describes the kind of democratic republic envisioned by America’s founders?  

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:                                 

Education: New public school programs mandate teaching far left programs (Report)

The climate: Environmentalist policies now freezing Texans? (Report)

More climate: Rolling blackouts from Midwest natural gas shortage? (Report)

The pandemic: 70% of Israelis vaccinated, daily case count still unchanged? (Report)

The U.S. economy: Food inflation deepens (Report)

Dorruption: Law firm hired to investigate Lincoln Project includes several of its donors? (Report)

Police surveillance” Florida woman’s late night police visit over Facebook post (Report)

The Capital riot: A noted liberal reporter fact checks the event, smirching the New York Times (Report)

The internet: Net inventor warns : New Australia law will render net unworkable (Report)

Politics are seeping into daily life and ruining everything (Article)

 Government: Shop owner fired into air, thwarted mugging; was arrested by Oakland police (Report)

Education: Standardized college admissions testing losing favor (Report)

Texas: Power outage followed by astronomical power bills (Report)

 Corruption: Biden brings back denial of banking to conservatives? (Report)

Maryland: First state to tax internet website advertising? (Report)

U.S. Education: An increasingly poor thing crumbling further under politicized racism (Article)

The world economy: Next up: Global depression (Article) (Recommended)

Pandemic aid: Sets new fraud records (Report)

Texas: Biden Admin. Blocked requested use of non-green energy sources as storm cane? (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 10 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested shopping (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL: Why capitalism is unsatisfactory and socialism is a delusion

                                While capitalism has remained far more productive than any other large scale human organization, it does not provide contentment. It is necessarily unsatisfactory for humans because human behavior is unsatisfactory, providing the need for government. The instability and inequality observed in capitalism are inherent in human behavior; the productivity of capitalism, like everything else in the universe, is not free. To beat its output however, will require altering innate human behavior and tinkering with human DNA at this stage is not recommended, though given human behavior, that will not stop everyone. For now, consider the lives of our primitive ancestors and be satisfied …

                Socialism requires a drastic change in human behavior and so must be imposed by government. Once imposed, continuation of the altered behavior must be compelled. Existing human behavior under such a regiment guarantees unhappiness. That discourages productivity and initiates poverty for all but the governors. Socialism is a scam for selling totalitarianism.                 In short, while capitalism does not provide happiness, it is even less available from government.  

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

The Capitol riot: List of 20 participants tied to Antifa/Black Lives Matter ignored by investigators (Report)

The recent election: Video of illegal vote deliveries late at night (Report)

Science: Soybean oil causes genetic changes in the brain? (Report)

Investment: Monetary policy pushes Americans up the risk curve (Article)

The pandemic: Vaccine uncertainty (Report)

Defense: Europe updte  (Report) (Hope they needn’t fight)

The pandemic: Four things to know (Report)

The recent election: Election fraud continues to play out in Arizona? (Report)

The Capitol riot: President repeatedly offered extra security, was refused (Report)

Censorship: Twitter permanently bans Trump (Report) (What if Trump was black?)

Corruption: Police officer who died after the Capitol riot was not injured there? (Report)

More corruption: Further Biden family connections profit from pandemic? (Report)

Education: San Francisco ends merit based admissions to its top high school (Report) (Too many Asians?)

City street lights: Going multi-purpose, high tech? (Report)

The recent U.S. election: Dominion voting machines switched 6% of GOP votes to Democrat? (Report)

Phones/Computers provide your data to many watchers? (Report)

Corruption: Banks refusing service to politically unpopular businesses? (Report)

 The U.S. economy: Gas/electricity prices out of control (Report)

Science: Drug for treating obesity? (Report)

Energy: The models go wrong (Article)

U.S. election: Supreme Court to hear fraud cases from 3 states (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was removed from a stranger’s roof by police (Report)

Y son bastante …

EDITORIAL:         Musing on Trump’s Congressional Lynching

After four years of a juvenile, largely baseless demonizing of the President by every means available to them and their allied “news” media, the Congressfolk produced another political theater piece with a second failed impeachment case. Its expansion by calling witnesses was quickly scotched at the news that House Speaker Pelosi wpid be called as a witness. That door shut, the action is now to erect a bar to any future Trump repeat candidacy through use of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution while pursuing Trump personally through prosecution/lawsuits in the courts.

Wondering why the Prez hasn’t just been shot down like Presidents Kennedy and Reagan, we suppose that he is somewhat protected by his persecutors’ need to show him destroyed by their system rather than by some nutcase. His very special, unforgivable crime seems: having foisted himself upon the system rather than being groomed and selected by it with the approval of the voters. That is not allowed; he must be visibly demolished and the system must be seen to do it. Without that, someone else might start thinking that the people select their President ….

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

Fron the week:

Wall Street: The GameStop mobbing explained (Article)

Iran: Dismal economic report (Article)

The U.S. economy: A terminal victim of political fraud? (Article) (Recommended)

Religion: China increasing repression (Report) (U.S. blames COVID)

The pandemic: U.S. funded Chinese development of the COVID – 19 virus? (Report)

More pandemic: The U.S.  C.D.C. now demands double layer masking for U.S. travelers? (Report) More details (Report)

Corruption: Rising in the U.S. (Report)

Sweden: Rearming in fear of Russia – again (Report)

The pandemic: CDC hugely inflated numbers during election? (Report)

The stock market: GameStop whipsaw overtaken by silver? (Article)

Censorship: Twitter suspends Christian group for revealing biological gender of Biden appointee (Report)

Australia: Political censorship thrives? (Report)

Censorship: Is the anti-conservative attack being extended to Catholicism? (Report)

Immigration: Biden administration opening COVID vaccination sites for illegal immigrants (Report)

Corruption: Hunter Biden lawyer’s partner now heads Dept. of Justice prosecution decisions? (Report)

Government: Users of all forms of public transport are now subject to Federal mask enforcement (Report)

More government: Crackdown on Proud Boys  (Report) (A pass for Antifa?)

 Corruption: Tainted Treasury Secretary to lead stock market inquiry? (Report)

 Racism: Anti-white/Asian discrimination suit dropped by Biden Department of Justice (Report)

The environment: Growing use of solar/wind power threaten stability of grid (Report)

 Government: Biden order allows biological males to compete in women’s athletics? (Report)

Corruption: Current $1.9 T COVID bill cover for non-COVID spending? (Report)

The U.S. economy: Chinese report that U.S. officially in recession as of Biden’s 8th day? (Report)

The U.S. election: Precinct level investigation by noted mathematician found result “impossible”(Report)

Politics: Antifa damage to Oregon Federal property $2.3 M; (Report) (Does anyone care?)

 Corruption: Illinois pushing political litmus test for K12 teachers? (Report)

Corruption: Details from the recent vote count negate democracy (Report) (Recommended, long)

More corruption: Time magazine says Trump was right; there was a conspiracy (Report)

 Still more corruption: Bank of America provides customer data to government without consent (Report)

The pandemic: Post infection immunity research results promising (Report)

Government to purge military of right wing troops (Report)

Congress: Democrats and some Republicans stripped Rep. M.T. Green of all committees (Report) (So now They decide on who represents people?)

 More government: California COVID law screws landlords (Report)

Education: North Carolina passes social studies standards focusing on race (Report)

The pandemic: Another report links U.S. government to development of COVID in China? (Report)

Corruption: Ilhan Omar paid her husbands’ firm @.9 M during the recent election cycle? (Report)

The pandemic: Another (interesting) take on pandemic policy (Article) (From a censored commentator?)

U.S. Supreme Court kills California pandemic church closing (Report)

The world economy: All hail the conquering central bankers – or else (Article)

The American condition: Clarity after Trump (Long Article) (Highly recommended!)

Chicago: 4 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

 A naked woman was arrested after stopping power at hotel/casino (Report)

The end

EDITORIAL:         U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Green (R Georgia)

                                House Democrats removed all of her committee assignments in response to their disapproval of some of her statements while ignoring Representative Maxine Waters (D California) demands that Donald Trump be prosecuted for premeditated murder.

                Evidently today’s Democrats believe that they, not Georgia voters, have final approval of the State’s Cogressfolk?  

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Education: Chicago teachers’ union votes to strike (Report)

The pandemic: Netherlands rising violence proteting restrictions (Video)

Portland: Continuing violence (Report)

The internet: Facebook providing FBI user data/messages from Trump supporters? (Report)

Healthcare: 897 rural U.S. hospitals at risk of closing? (Article)

World economy: Current job loss 4 times worse than 2008 recession (Report)

Somalia: Status unchanged (Article)

The Internet: Massive U.S. east coast outage from cable cut in Brooklyn (Report) (Murphy’s Law)

The U.S. economy: Over 8 M Americans have fallen into poverty as COVID benefits expire (Report)

The U.S. – Who’s Really In Charge? (Oligarchs?) (Article)

U.S. Congress: Democrats started House/Senate bills to make Washington D.C; a state (Report)

Censorship: Twitter troll arrested for election “disinformation” (Report) Democrat duplicate ignored? (Report)

The pandemic: Immunity in recovered patients lasts longer, strengthens (Report)

Censorship: Shutting down live news (Article)

The Federal Reserve is completely clueless (Article) (Recommended)

 The media fail to notice ongoing Antifa attcks in Portland (Report)

The pandemic: Vaccines proving les effective than hoped? (Report)

Chicago: 7 dead, 23 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested skateboarding (Report)

EDITORIAL:         The Corruption of Internet Search

                                It is obvious now that major internet communication providers censor their users, most notably for political reasons. The propriety of this is much debated: If these services are analogs of telephone or postal services, such censorship is clearly wrong and should be illegal. If they are merely private operations offering proprietary services, they can do as they may wish. That is an ongoing debate in need of resolution.

                But internet search is a different beast. If it is perceived as a mixture of truth and falsehoods, it loses most of its utility; it is devalued. A search engine is essentially a combination of a dictionary and an encyclopedia and has proven a mighty tool for the advancement of science and civilization. That is what is lost by prostituting such services with political, religious, commercial or any other bias; it is a grievous loss. Of what use is a dictionary or an encyclopedia known to provide unreliable information? It is deliberate corruption.  

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

 The war on the internet: List of alternatives to censored sites (Article)

 The pandemic: People will start dying some time after the vaccination? (Video)

Censorship: Twitter exec unknowingly reveals plans for expanded political censorship (Report)

The climate: Supreme Court to hear oil companies re city/state lawsuits demanding payment for climate change (Report)

Space: The world satellite business  update (Article)

Corruption: Senator Mitch McConnell’s financial thes to Chinese government (Report)

Censorship: Tennesee high school principal put on leave after criticizing Big Tech censorship (Report)

More corruption: Nurse attacked, fired as Trump supporter? (Report)

The pandemic: Pfizer vaccine less effective than hoped? (Report)

North Korea: Update (Article)

Censorship: House committee chair requests FBI probe of Parlor

The Pandemic: California keeps data from public (Report)

China: Strategic update (Article)

Iran: Current political description (Article)

Politics: Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots proceed in Seattle, Portland, Denver despite Biden inauguration (Report)

Politics: How the U.S. Senate works with the 50/50 tie (Article)

The U.S. economy: Realities the media aren’t mentioning (Article)

Surveillance: Cell phones monitored by military intelligence without warrant (Report)

U.S. population declines in 16 states (Report)

Chicago: 6 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after breaking into up to 3 apartments (Report

That’s all …)

EDITO’RIAL:        Free Speech, Protests and the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution’s Bill of Rights says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. That limits the Federal Government but says nothing about your censor ship of your kids or your boss setting standards for the workplace. Nor apparently, about Facebook and Twitter. Maybe though, they are public utilities resembling telephone companies subject to regulation. Silicon Valley is said to want that. Probably beats open competition in their eyes; might be worth giving up censorship?.  Or would regulation just entrench it? How it plays out might tell us a lot about political reality outide the public conversation …

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