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THE BRIEF, BRIGHT LIFE OF THE GLOBAL INTERNET

U.S. President John Kennedy was shot dead; President Ronald Reagan was shot. President Trump, given his enemies, is leading a charmed life. But all three faced better odds than does today’s global internet. That magnificent, productive creation of human intelligence … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The week: Censorship: “Anti hate” protestors move to block lecture by Anne Coulter (Report) Surveillance: Both U.S. parties are vastly expanding government snooping (Article) Yellowstone supervolcano quakes (Report) Corruption: New York City blocked probes? (Report) More corruption: Details released re … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Unstoppable hypersonic missiles: A new arms race (Article) Cyberwar: U.S. ramps up attacks on other countries (Article) U.S. border: Warrantless searches of journalists’ devices (Report) Science: DNA-edited human baby secretly born in China? (Report) The culture: Obama … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our selections from the current week: Science: The accelerating migration of the North Magnetic Pole continues (Report)  Scary geology: Yellowstone: Magma continues rising under the supervolcano whose eruption could make North America uninhabitable (Report) (Last blew 700,000 years ago?) (NOTE: … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here it is; take it … The culture: Living together replacing marriage? (Report) (What kinds of kids and what sort of society results?) Facial recognition tech is sneaked into place behind our backs? (Report) (Too tempting …) Interesting death of … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

Another week’s worth: Politics: Current, interesting developments at the trial of Paul Manifort, Trump’s campaign manager (Article) The media: Major media outlet now a target, no longer an attacker for sexual harassment claims (Report) (Hoist by its own petard …) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Scrapings from the week … Healthcare: A Bernie Sanders 1987 video saying that single payer healthcare would bankrupt the nation  (Report) (Now, he says it will save the nation) Politics: Are the two big parties obsolete? Article) The economy: Los … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here’s the week that was, believe or not as you prefer: The U.S. Navy’s new, high tech destroyer requires unaffordable ammo for its guns?   Now that the ship is built, turns out ammo costs $800,000 per shot. (Report)  (And government … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your weekly list of inanity, insanity, cupidity and stupidity but little lucidity: Sweden has begun a five year countdown to its elimination of cash. (The first lemming off the cliff?) Noting how TV commercials have lengthened and multiplied over the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our newly netted news and nonsense of the week: Facebook: Accused of censoring users on behalf of government. (We’ve heard that of Twitter, too.) People over 50 have more debt than in the past. (“Golden years” tarnishing?) The risk in … Continue reading

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