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Links 3/14/19

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Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on French farm BBC (Dr. Kevin) These states want you to eat more roadkill Popular Science (resilc) A ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Is Thwacking The Central U.S. NPR (David L) Scientists ‘reverse time’ with quantum computer in breakthrough study Independent (David L) Sensors go undercover to outsmart the brain Harvard Gazette. John C: “erhaps under the heading ‘Our Coming Cyborg Selves’?” Ketamine: Now By Prescription Slate Star Codex. UserFriendly: Anecdotally, I have found racemic Ketamine does wonders for my depression but once S-Ketamine was found to be a more potent dissociative and started replacing the racemic it didn’t work as well. Making people jump through hoops like this to get a shittier more expensive version of one of the safest, most essential drugs

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Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on French farm BBC (Dr. Kevin)

These states want you to eat more roadkill Popular Science (resilc)

A ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Is Thwacking The Central U.S. NPR (David L)

Scientists ‘reverse time’ with quantum computer in breakthrough study Independent (David L)

Sensors go undercover to outsmart the brain Harvard Gazette. John C: “erhaps under the heading ‘Our Coming Cyborg Selves’?”

Ketamine: Now By Prescription Slate Star Codex. UserFriendly:

Anecdotally, I have found racemic Ketamine does wonders for my depression but once S-Ketamine was found to be a more potent dissociative and started replacing the racemic it didn’t work as well. Making people jump through hoops like this to get a shittier more expensive version of one of the safest, most essential drugs is just asking for trouble. Especially since as the street version got popular it inspired knock offs and it’s hard to be sure what you’re really getting.

Eating More Mushrooms Could Improve Your Mental Health—Here’s Why Martha Stewart (David L). Great, but you have to eat a LOT of them!!! Daily! I like mushrooms but sheesh…

China?

China to Overtake US in AI Research Medium (David L)

China’s nuclear reactor building spree Asia Times

North Korea

“CIA implicated in attack on North Korean embassy in Madrid” El Pais (Chuck L)

Millions of Myanmar farmers face arrest under ‘disastrous’ land law dpa International (furzy)

Nord Stream 2 eyes way to curb EU oversight Financial Times

Brexit

Will Northern Ireland dissidents be able to exploit Brexit chaos? Financial Times

From Politico’s morning European newsletter:

EU’s response: The length of the delay will depend on what Britain asks for, but the EU will also be attaching some conditions to either possible solution. Mainly, leaders want to know what exactly May intends to use the extra time for. The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier put it bluntly, asking: “Prolong this negotiation, to do what?” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas echoed that sentiment when asked what the EU would expect May to say. “A reasoned request is a request based on a reason,” Schinas noted.

Possible justifications, according to EU diplomats: An extension could be granted if May needs a few more weeks to ratify a deal (keep your giggles to yourselves please), to prepare for no deal, or for “political reasons” such as a second referendum or a fresh election.

Venezuela

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ Consortiumnews (furzy)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation New York Times

Facebook has been down for hours, Instagram and WhatsApp also affected CNBC

Trump Transition

Manafort sentence reaches 7.5 years in Mueller case Politico

Manafort indicted by Manhattan DA on mortgage fraud charges The Hill

VIPS: Mueller’s Forensics-Free Findings Consortiumnews (UserFriendly)

White House on collision course with Democrats over labor issues in new NAFTA Politico

Breaking: Sanders War Powers Bill to Stop Saudi Attack on Yemen Passes Senate Institute for Public Accuracy

FCC to auction off wireless spectrum that could interfere with vital weather data, rejecting requests from U.S. House and science agencies Washington Post (Kevin W)

Offshore illegal GOP campaign megadonors receive record FEC fines after The Intercept reveals their crimes Boing Boing (furzy)

Green New Deal

AFL-CIO criticizes Green New Deal, calling it ‘not achievable or realistic’ – The Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Not only do we barely have a labor movement, the one we have is worse than useless.

2020

“I Don’t Have Any Clue Why They are Running”: How the Democrats Can Stop Nuking Themselves and Start Obliterating Trump Vanity Fair (resilc)

Beto O’Rourke Is Running for President and It All Started With Weed Intercept

Colbert Smears Tulsi Gabbard To Her Face While Telling Zero Jokes – Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)

Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Buying Facebook’s Explanation for Censoring Her Posts Vanity Fair (furzy)

Joe Biden Mulls 2020 Campaign Aimed at the Working Class Atlantic (resilc)

‘Testicular Bill of Rights’ would restrict men’s access to Viagra and porn Alternet (furzy)

Admissions Bribery

David Mamet Pens Open Letter on Felicity Huffman and “Corrupt Joke” College Admissions Hollywood Reporter (J-LS)

Willkie Farr Finally Speaks About Their Partner’s Role In The College Admissions Cheating Scandal Above the Law (J-LS)

737 Max

Trump announces US to ground Boeing 737 Max planes The Hill

Black Boxes of Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX to Be Analysed in France Sputnik (Kevin W)

SpiceJet to seek compensation from Boeing after grounding 737 Max aircraft Business Standard (J-LS)

MMT

Another fictional characterisation of MMT finishes in total confusion Bill Mitchell (furzy)

Mainstream nonsense about budget deficits Lars P. Syll (UserFriendly)

Is modern monetary theory nutty or essential? Economist. Furzy: “Pretty trashy headline!”

Market Concentration Is Threatening the US Economy Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate (David L)

Wall St tries to clean up $8tn market for credit derivatives Financial Times. Way smaller than pre-crisis.

I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned. Vox (Adrien F)

Uber in talks to sell stake in self-driving unit to SoftBank Financial Times (David L)

Class Warfare

The Provocations of Chef Tunde Wey GQ (Alex V)

A Different Class: How autocrats get away with posing as authentocrats Joe Kennedy, The Baffler (furzy)

Connecticut Lawmakers May Curtail Discrimination Against Ex-Prisoners Shadowproof (UserFriendly)

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ Films for Action (furzy)

It’s Magic! Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education allows Grand Canyon University to call itself non-profit while its parent company reports profit margin of 27 percent Condemned to DEBT (userFriendly)

A Church Opens Its Doors To Hundreds of Homeless People To Sleep In, With Free Blankets True Activist

Antidote du jour. William B: “White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX…’You’re probably wondering why I called y’all here today…'”

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