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Anti-grizzly Fever Grips Wyoming, Again Grizzly Times. It makes me happy there’s a blog devoted to news and opinion about grizzly bears. Montana veterinarians bring nearly frozen, unresponsive cat back to life (video) WABC Left high and dry by a crypto founder’s demise FT No thank you, Mr. Pecker Jeff Bezos, Medium (fine word, “legitimate”) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos WaPo. Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, send nudes to my secret admirer.” Alexa: “Got it. Sending nudes to the National Enquirer.” — Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) February 8, 2019 (Interestingly, the Enquirer’s parent company, NMI, is hosted on AWS.) Bonds Faced Their Waterloo and Came Out Winners Bloomberg America faces a battle to find buyers for its bonds Gillian Tett, FT

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Anti-grizzly Fever Grips Wyoming, Again Grizzly Times. It makes me happy there’s a blog devoted to news and opinion about grizzly bears.

Montana veterinarians bring nearly frozen, unresponsive cat back to life (video) WABC

Left high and dry by a crypto founder’s demise FT

No thank you, Mr. Pecker Jeff Bezos, Medium (fine word, “legitimate”) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos WaPo.

(Interestingly, the Enquirer’s parent company, NMI, is hosted on AWS.)

Bonds Faced Their Waterloo and Came Out Winners Bloomberg

America faces a battle to find buyers for its bonds Gillian Tett, FT

Facebook ordered to stop combining WhatsApp and Instagram data without consent in Germany The Verge

‘We won’: Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine Sidney Morning Herald

Chevron ties executive pay to methane and flaring reduction targets Reuters. Such as they are.

In Praise of Carbon: Review Resilience (Drumlin Woodchuckles).

Venezuela

‘What the Hell Is Going On?’ How a Small Group Seized Control of Venezuela’s Opposition WSJ

Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order on his mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ecuador* United Nations (Ignacio). From 2018, still germane.

Brexit

Corbyn Brexit Offer Gives Labour MPs Space to Back May Deal Bloomberg

Labour’s customs union proposal for Brexit might just work FT

The “Malthouse Compromise” Has Descended Into Acrimony Buzzfeed

Theresa May Is Negotiating Like Yasser Arafat Foreign Policy

How Austerity, and a Cowardly Ruling Class, Brought About Brexit Pacific Standard (VietnamVet). Fun rant.

How To Think Clearly About Anti-Semitism Controversies In The Labour Party Current Affairs

5 fights between France and Italy Politico. “The provocation that seems to have tipped the French over the edge was when Luigi Di Maio, leader of the 5Star Movement and deputy prime minister, met with leaders of the Yellow Jackets movement in Paris.” Oddly, or not, we don’t seem to be hearing a lot about the gilets jaunes themselves. Presidents, prime ministers, and ambassadors, yes. Protesters, no.

OPINION: France’s ‘yellow vest’ conflict is heading into calamitous new territory The Local. From last week, still germane.

Gilets Jaunes face big decision as Macron fights back BBC

France’s Yellow Vest Movement Comes of Age The Nation

French lawmakers approve controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill France24

Why Germany has no gilet jaunes protesters Economists

China?

Xiism as a hegemonic project in the making: Sino-communist ideology and the political economy of China’s rise Review of International Studies

Any Western country using Huawei or other Chinese tech makers in major projects will risk consequences, US ambassador warns South China Morning Post

The strange superstitions of Chinese tech companies Abacus

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations The Diplomat. “The ruling is probably the first time in history that the highest judicial institution of a country has declared colonial rule to be illegal.”

New Cold War

How the United States Got Russia Wrong The National Interest

War With Russia? Antiwar.com. Review of Stephen Cohen’s new book.

Trump Transition

No Easy Exit for Trump From Long U.S. Wars Bloomberg

The Conflicted Boeing Executive Running Trump’s Pentagon Consortium News

What the CIA Tells Congress (Or Doesn’t) about Covert Operations: The Barr/Cheney/Bush Turning Point for CIA Notifications to the Senate National Security Archive

Democrats in Disarray

Freedom Rider: Democrats are the McCarthyites Black Agenda Report

Nancy Pelosi Signals Support For Environmental Causes By Placing Green New Deal Directly Into Recycling Bin The Onion

Justices grant stay, block Louisiana abortion law from going into effect SCOTUSblog

Health Care

‘Everybody In, Nobody Out’: What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019 Common Dreams. From Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare: “Understandably, the transition to a new lead sponsor and an extensive rewrite process has created some nervousness and confusion in sections of the single-payer advocacy community. This has allowed a range of rumors and misrepresentations to run rampant among activist groups, including some rumors that have started spilling into published articles.” A good summary, well worth a read.

After the storm Aeon. Disaster relief.

Class Warfare

Where does a tip to an Amazon driver go? In some cases, toward the driver’s base pay Los Angeles Times

The immorality of layoffs The Week

Stripping Social Programs Leads to Lower Life Expectancy Truthout. That’s not a bug….

IZA DP No. 12095: Measuring the Spatial Misallocation of Labor: The Returns to India-Gulf Guest Work in a Natural Experiment Institute of Labor Economics

Seven Fixes for American Capitalism Bloomberg

The sinking ship of self-interested super rich Anand Giridharadas, Unherd

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