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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our current lot: Syria: A spotlight on a complex reality (Article) (Recommended for those interested in Middle East) Pakistan: Trying to be fierce when you’re broke (Article) The economy: Negative interest rates are a destructive political illusion (Article) Corruption: Politicized … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From this week: Power outag policy in California the new normal? (Declining living standards?) California adopts gun seizure law applicable to scary people? (Report) (2nd Amendment R.I.P.) California public universities must now dispense abortion drugs? (Report) Ecuador reduced fuel subsidy … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

A week’s worth: The economy: Gold price rising with financial risk? (Article) (Interest rates aren’t allowed to anymore) More economy: The U.S. fracking oil boom is fading? (Article) The climate: Banning heating/cooking with gas to save the planet (Report) Facial … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … Politically Uncorrected

From the week: History: Japan’s Pearl Harbor attack remembered – with a little information unavailable at the time. (Article) U.S. military veterans can shop at the online exchange? (Report)  eligibility Russia: Space programs update (Article)  Corruption: U.S. government funds radical … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Opinions and events going on without much media notice: Science: Huge, mysterious craters in Siberia may be explained by hundreds of 12,000 foot craters on the bottom of the Bering Sea, methane blowouts of thawing, frozen gases. (Report) (Planetary flatulence) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here are the items that floated to the top this week: Dead people redeemed over $2B in food stamp benefits, the Inspector General reported. (We knew dead people voted; do they eat food too?) California’s Governor Brown wants a 42% … Continue reading

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California’s Governor, Economic and The New $15 Minimum Wage

If anyone believes that Economics is an independent subject rather than a subset of politics, he/she/it must not be paying attention. Folk with historical acquaintance know that Economics was originally called: “Political Economy.” That was the subject of which Adam … Continue reading

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California’s Water (And The Little Fish That Drank It Up)

Water, water everywhere; nor a drop to drink! The lament of Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner comes to mind contemplating America’s southwestern drought, presently peaking in California. Such contemplation inescapably points as well to the odd nature of our species. Consider: Most … Continue reading

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And If You Believed In Obamacare, I Have A Drought In California …

We are now told by His Pinocchioship, our President and his minions, that California’s drought is a result of man-made global warming. As long time residents of the (parched) south of that Golden State, we can join the linked sources in … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

Another Saturday, another selection from current events intended to provide food for thought, among those willing to think, anyway. Though my attitudes may leak through in places, I will not tell you how to think; I only urge that you … Continue reading

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