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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From our trip through the week: Venezuela: Another view of current affairs, and motives (Article) Russia: Street protests over increasing internet censorship/control (Report) Technology: The rise of totalitarian tech (Article) Immigration: Ijjefal entry from Canada rising (Report) (But still minor) … Continue reading

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The Future of Free Elections in a High Tech Society

We probably won’ disagree that all governments share one basic similarity: They are comprised of people exercising power over other people. Then, the arguments start. The American Founders said clearly that this is innately destructive of the common weal because … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our weekly accumulation of known nonsense, fanciful facts and sucking reality … President Obama banned all Iraqi immigrants for 6 months back in 2011; the Left was silent. Moslem countries often ban all travel into or through them by anyone … Continue reading

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Robots,Human Labor and Economic Reality

Robots, we are told, will replace us. Then, according to one’s political persuasion, we will experience either: 1. Utopian idleness, supported by the government in the style our politicians have promised, or 2. Impoverishment and starvation for lack of productive … Continue reading

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The All Too Visible Future?

As the American railroads moved west, the generalities of the U.S. future were clarified; we cannot know the details of our future but we can extend clear trends. Several seem visible now: Some examples include: Driverless cars are to be tested … Continue reading

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Your World Is About To Change…And You’re Not Ready!

Sometimes we see change coming, as we saw factory robots and computers and understood, if vaguely, that they would change our lives. Sometimes we don’t see it coming; it knocks us over from behind. That’s 3D printing. Nobody’s ready but … Continue reading

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The Fighter Pilot Is Dead

The fighter pilot was a romantic figure with his leather jacket, goggles and silk scarf, aloft in a flimsy, inflammable and unreliable motorized kite, dueling his enemy in the air over the WWI front. Individual pilots were known and gathered … Continue reading

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