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Links 12/4/18

Summary:
Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America Xerces Society (Chuck L). :-( Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger MPR News. Chuck L: “I think I’ll try that. USA courts might be more amenable.” ‘Awe-inspiring’ cave discovered in Canada’s wilderness BBC (David L) David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon Guardian (Kevin W) Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? National Geographic (UserFriendly). Inertia. New Metal-Air Transistor Replaces Semiconductors IEEE Spectrum. Chuck L: “If this pans out it will be huge.” Book Review: Evolutionary Psychopathology Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly) Novameat develops 3D-printed meat-free steak from plant-based proteins Dezeen (Chuck L) A pond-dwelling virus just cured

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Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America Xerces Society (Chuck L). :-(

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger MPR News. Chuck L: “I think I’ll try that. USA courts might be more amenable.”

‘Awe-inspiring’ cave discovered in Canada’s wilderness BBC (David L)

David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon Guardian (Kevin W)

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? National Geographic (UserFriendly). Inertia.

New Metal-Air Transistor Replaces Semiconductors IEEE Spectrum. Chuck L: “If this pans out it will be huge.”

Book Review: Evolutionary Psychopathology Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly)

Novameat develops 3D-printed meat-free steak from plant-based proteins Dezeen (Chuck L)

A pond-dwelling virus just cured a man’s antibiotic-resistant infection

Stress eats holes in your brain StarTribune

China?

Trump’s Advisers Struggle to Explain Deal He Says He Cut With Xi Bloomberg

The China trade reality show Asia Times

Gilet Jaunes

The People Of France Reject Macron’s Policies – How Long Can He Survive? Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)

Il a mis son gilet jaune comme les autres! LaDepeche. GoogleTranslate version. This does not bode will for fighting climate change:

Ce n’est pas non plus vraiment pour le prix de l’essence mais on est trop taxés et dire que c’est pour l’écologie, c’est une vaste fumisterie. On nous prend vraiment pour des idiots.

France fuel protests: ‘Yellow vests’ pull out of PM meeting BBC

Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters are so angry The Conversation

Macron’s 5 impossible options in the Yellow Jacket crisis Politico

Paris rioting: French government considers state of emergency over ‘gilets jaunes’ protests Guardian

France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain Gatestone Institute (Chuck L)

Brexit

Brexit: May facing constitutional crisis as Bercow says ‘arguable case’ government guilty of contempt of Parliament over legal advice Independent (Kevin W)

Senior minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice Guardian

Denmark to send ‘unwanted’ migrants to small island off its coast The Hill (UserFriendly)

Socialists lose ground in Andalusia, extreme right party takes 12 seats: Vox becomes the first such group to win a major success since Spain returned to democracy, and holds the key to forming a government with Ciudadanos, Popular Party El Pais. Very important. Spain has resisted the fascist right until now. As one political scientist said, “Franco is back.” This win will shift the balance of power nationally to the determent of socialists. Note that Andalusia has had a large influx of migrants.

Syraqistan

Jamal Khashoggi: private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to his murder CNN (UserFriendly)

Iran: Rumors of War Counterpunch. Resilc: ” Only the gilet jaunes can save us.”

Ukraine ports feel squeeze from tensions with Russia Financial Times

CIA’s Haspel to brief senators on Khashoggi death The Hill (UserFriendly)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

The Truth About Facebook’s Fake Quest to Connect the World Wired (David L)

Trump Transition

Trump thought Yellen was too short to be Fed chair. That’s not how any of this works. Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)

Another Criminal Dies Gaius Publius, DownWithTyranny

The Bushes: Fathers and Sons (With Apologies to Turgenev) Antiwar.com (resilc)

Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Run Takes Shape With Former Staffers Rolling Stone (UserFriendly)

Ocasio-Cortez shreds Mike Huckabee: ‘Leave the false statements’ to your daughter The Hill (UserFriendly)

Economic Analysis of Medicare for All PERI and Full Assessment of PERI’s Economic Analysis of Medicare for All PNHP (Glenn F)

What New Jersey’s Redistricting Amendment Does – And Doesn’t – Do Princeton Election Consortium. UserFriendly: “After winning 11 out of 12 CD’s in NJ with the status quo the feckless Dems try to break NJ’s current anti gerrymandering law.”

No Labels to launch yearlong campaign with town hall in New Hampshire The Hill. UserFriendly: “Kill me.”

Oil Jumps 4% on Expectations of Production Cuts Wall Street Journal

Regulations could allow US homes to be bought and sold through electronic valuations Daily Mail. (Chuck L). As Lambert is wont to say, what could go wrong?

Just Released: A Closer Look at Recent Tightening in Consumer Credit Liberty Street Economics (UserFriendly)

Federal Judge Voices Concerns About Justice Dept. Approval of CVS-Aetna Deal Wall Street Journal

The Flattening Yield Curve Just Produced Its First Inversions Bloomberg

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” by Harlan Easley Sic Semper Tyrannis (Kevin W). On the economy.

Trump Administration Wants To End Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewables Reuters

Class Warfare

Can The Working Class Speak? Current Affairs (UserFriendly)

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost Bloomberg. As predicted, particularly by Lambert

Uber’s new rates are designed to make driver payout more consistent, but some say it has decreased their earnings Business Insider (Kevin W)

Robot Janitors Are Coming To Mop Floors At a Walmart Near You Bloomberg

Antidote du jour. Claudia F: “My incredible dog, Luca. I titled this one ‘Hard Day’s Night’. LOL.”

Links 12/4/18

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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