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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)

This week’s lot: The culture: One likely outcome if current trends proceed (Article) (An extension of Murphy’s Law) One economist’s prescription for diverting the U.S. from socialism (Article) Venezuela: Update, seen from another side (Article) Democrats: Socialists seeking control of … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here they are; help yourself: Chicago: 9 killed, 76 wiybded kast weej (Report) Fast food problem: Availability of cheap customary teenage workers now less than 50% of past (Report) New York City: Restaurants hurting from yet another minimum wage raise … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The gleanings this week: Venezuela: Escaping refugees overwhelming Brazil (Report) Freddi Mac launched a 3% down, no income requirement mortgage program (Article) (Reprising the last financial collapse) U.S. poverty, inequality and redistribution aren’t as they keep telling you (Article) Immigration: … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week that was: China: Christianity is expanding significantly? (Report) (Optimistic …) Science: A mind reading machine can now translate thoughts into text? (Report) (Just imagine, if this one is legitimate …) More Science: Lockheed Martin patented a nuclear … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The weeks’ production: The culture: Olympic figure skating announcers Lipinski and Weir look like they are announcing the Hunger Games? (Report) (The end of many things is in sight; perhaps our costly modern Olympics is one) Immigration: Brazil and Columbia … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Scraped from another week: The climate: Researching the literature shows much more controversy than admitted (Report) Las Vegas Mass Shooter had accomplices and a detailed plan? (Report) (He injured over 800 and it’s still under wraps) Government: FBI agents pursuing … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our selections from the week: Corruption: The “nonpartisan” Congressional Budget Office is now politicized (Article) (Yes – and so is the author of this article) More corruption: The ECB (European Central Bank) has proposed an end to deposit protection, a … Continue reading

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Toto, Are Americans Still in Kansas?

We heard from the ‘news media’ a few days ago that the Russians were pulling out of Syria. More recently, we have heard of Russian air support forwarding the gains now being reaped by the Assad forces there. And simultaneously, … Continue reading

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