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Links 4/16/19

Notre Dame I am really sickened by this loss. I can’t bring myself to watch the videos. The still images are bad enough. Notre-Dame fire Agence France-Presse. Photos. Notre Dame’s medieval roof structure, known as “the forest,” has been lost to the massive fire, according to the rector of the cathedral. The frame featured trees cut down between 1160 and 1170, forming one of the oldest parts of the structure. — CNN (@CNN) April 16, 2019 Translation: “Journalist Christophe Ayad, located beside #NotreDame, offers some clarifications on the cathedral’s windows. Some did explode with the heat, but the large “Rose du midi” overlooking the Seine, true masterpiece of the 13th century, appears to have been preserved.” —

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Notre Dame

I am really sickened by this loss. I can’t bring myself to watch the videos. The still images are bad enough.

Notre-Dame fire Agence France-Presse. Photos.

Notre-Dame de Paris : après des heures de lutte, l’incendie a été maîtrisé par les pompiers Le Monde

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral devastated by massive fire DW

Monday, April 15, 2019, the cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris is ravaged by a fire. The spire and much of the roof have collapsed. Dartagnans is calling on the entire world to pledge their support. Dartagnans (Chris C). Crowd sourced funding for rebuilding.

Man sues parents for throwing out porn collection Guardian (Tom H). Only in America….

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever Science Daily (Kevin W)

Google Quietly Disbanded Another AI Review Board Following Disagreements Wall Street Journal

Here Is A Major Soil Problem That Will Affect Health Forbes (David L)

Airborne plastic particles blanket remote mountains: study PhysOrg and Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France’s Pyrenees Mountains NPR (David L)

This Is What Science Says About People Who Like Being Alone Southern Living (David L)

Cause of cancer is written into DNA of tumours, scientists find, creating a ‘black box’ for origin of disease Telegraph (David L)

Scientists Unveil World’s First Human Heart 3D-Printed From Patients’ Own Cells Sputnik (guurst)


Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Says Daughter’s Arrest Will Be Good for Her Daily Beast (resilc)

Trade talks might not crack the final frontier Asia Times (Kevin W)

Hungary ponders pitfalls of Chinese rail line Asia Times (Kevin W)


Brexit: British Steel seeks £100m government loan to meet EU rules BBC (Kevin W)

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH EU Next PM WON’T be able to tear up Brexit deal and start again, Theresa May’s deputy insists The Sun. From yesterday, still germane


US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting Grayzone (Chuck L)


Trump: Israelis should be immune from Int’l Criminal Court prosecution Jerusalem Post (Dr. Kevin)

al-Sisi is evidently not impressed with Trump Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians Guardian

Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen Intercept (resilc)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Four Steps Facebook Should Take to Counter Police Sock Puppets Electronic Frontier Foundation

Why did Pierre Omidyar shut down the Snowden archives, with the full agreement of Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill? Google Groups (furzy). I had assumed that was the plan…or rather, giving Omidyar control was a condition of joining The Intercept, and the implications should have been obvious.

A Hacker Has Dumped Nearly One Billion User Records Over the Past Two Months ZDNet

Imperial Collapse Watch

The great con: In missile defense, nothing succeeds like failure Salon (resilc)

Putin, Xi, Assad, & Maduro vs. the American Hegemon American Conservative

Trump Transition

Trump Gave Most Americans a Tax Cut and They Didn’t Notice Bloomberg (resilc)

Trump’s Planet Jonathan Pie, YouTube (Kevin W). Pie on a new topic..

The Bleak Prophecy of Timothy Snyder Chronicle Review (Kevin C)

Pelosi: Progressive Dem wing represented by Ocasio-Cortez is ‘like five people’ The Hill (resilc). Versailles circa 1788…..

Chuck Schumer Failing to Name Democratic SEC Commissioner Is a Win for Wall Street Intercept (UserFriendly). In case you missed it…


Sanders 2020 Is Off To A Faster Start Than Sanders 2016 | FiveThirtyEight (resilc)

737 Max

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Disaster Could Turn China Into Aviation Superpower Daily Beast

“I worked at Boeing for about 1.5 years in the 2008-9 time period” Hacker News (Paul R)

American Airlines Devising Extra Training for Boeing 737 Crews

Keep the Federal Reserve I Love Alive New York Times

Lyft removes e-bikes from various cities over unexpectedly strong brakes Engadget

Exclusive: Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to Chinese startup Singulato – Reuters. Resilc: “USA USA will export two things soon, jack and squat. no planes, no cars soon.”

Lyft Shares Continue to Skid After IPO Wall Street Journal

Musk Draws SEC Attention With Another Controversial Tweet SafeHaven

Volkswagen’s Former CEO Charged In Germany Over Diesel Rigging Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank Deal Might Rest on Mountain of ‘Badwill’ Wall Street Journal (guurst)

Goldman delays strategic update as core businesses struggle Financial Times

Class Warfare

What dress codes mean for cabin crew BBC

All in the Family Debt Boston Review (UserFriendly)

Mapping San Francisco’s Human Waste Challenge – 132,562 Cases Reported In The Public Way Since 2008 Forbes (Colonel Smithers)

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