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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Squeezed from the week: Government: Is the integrity of U.S. elections coming under risk? (Report) The culture: U.K. workers oppose  corporate plans to implant them with microchips (Report) (Like dogs) China: Ghost cities and 50 million apartments standing empty (Article) … 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)

Help yourself: Mexico: With some 10% of its population (and too many voting?) in the U.S. we need much more attention to this neighbor’s effects on the U.S.)The Mexican President sought yesterday to protect Mexicans from a life in Mexico? … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s picks from the passing parade: OPINION: Trump is legitimizing Cruz. (Cruz now appears a serious candidate; Trump has taken over as Loose Cannon.) Viva Trump! BOTH parties hate him; he must be doing something right … A Federal … Continue reading

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Will “Brunhilde” Merkel Carry Off The Heroes Of Finance?

The world financial economy resembles a single track railroad tunnel into which two heavy freight trains have entered simultaneously, one from each end, both going inward. We know what must occur and we know that it is too late for … Continue reading

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Greece, Germany, Relity … And The (Loosely Assembled) United States

The European Central Bank has decided to boost credit via quantitative easing, now that Q.E. has not worked in the U.S. The Swiss Franc shot up 30% at the news. And Germany balanced its budget for the first time since … Continue reading

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President Obama Is Saving Us All

As the NSA (National Security Agency)  or “Shhh …” as it is known to its friends (all both of them) drifts from public attention attention back into its preferred obscurity, we have been struck by a stroke of inspiration. Nobody … Continue reading

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Using the NSA Crisis to Gain Control of the Internet (Before the U.S. Can Grab It.)

The headline reads: “Germany and Brazil Turn to U.N. for Help with American Spying.” The evil incompetents at the NSA overreached, were caught and thereby created a crisis of headlines, the biggest no-no of all for a spy agency. But it … Continue reading

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The Sound of a Second Shoe, Dropping…

We recently noted two South American markers (with some surprise) as the onset of the next phase of the world’s economic collapse. We expected some time to pass before the next one turned up. We were optimists… Last time, we … Continue reading

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Exporting Grandmothers…

Few know that our modern Germany didn’t exist before 1871 and fewer still realize that it created the social welfare model now taken for granted in Europe and North America. Social Security as we know it in America is a … Continue reading

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