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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)

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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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The fallout from the week: The internet: Google, Apple agreed with Russia, China and Saudi Arabia to provide censorship (Report) (Don’t they already in the U.S.?) More internet: “Impartial” fact checkers reveal anti-Trump bias (Article) (Who’s impartial these days?) The … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

The week: France: Police up brutality toward yellow vests (Report) The economy: Government spending doesn’t create economic growth (Article) More economy: An honest and easy solution to wealth inequality (Article) Still more economy: Shale oil production prospects are declining? (Article) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Plucked from the flow: Iran: Protests are accelerating, unreported (Report) (Anti headscarf and anti government)  The economy: Government will borrow 84% more this year; nearly $1 T? (Report) More economy: A developing new underclass: uprooted older workers lacking retirement resources … Continue reading

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CNN Makes Itself A Target

We enjoyed the irony in seeing cable TV “news” source CNN expelled from socialist Venezuela and condemned by President Trump at essentially the same time. In the first instance, the crime was providing truth that contradicted government propaganda; for the … Continue reading

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TV News: CNN’s Reality (Such As It Is)

We note, with appropriate emotions: CNN cable news was expelled by Venezuela’s socialist government, for revealing uncomfortable facts to the Venezuelan people.And CNN cable news was excoriated by President Trump for publishing “fake news.” We are bemused by the incontrovertible … Continue reading

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