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Links 4/19/19

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Kakapow! Rare world’s fattest parrot has record breeding season Jakarta Post Decades of Neglect Threatened Notre Dame, Well Before It Burned WSJ ‘The weakest link’: Why your house may burn while your neighbor’s survives the next wildfire Sacramento Bee Brexit How close are May and Corbyn to a Brexit deal? Institute for Government Brexit: Nancy Pelosi steps up pressure on UK over Irish border BBC What the Corn Laws tell us about Brexit Britain World Economic Forum Britain is once again the sick man of Europe Martin Wolf, FT Journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry RTE and Four ATMs stolen in Meath, Antrim and Armagh overnight RTE. “It brings to at least 15 the number of ATMs stolen on both sides of the border in recent months, five of those south of the border.” Hmm. A little

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Kakapow! Rare world’s fattest parrot has record breeding season Jakarta Post

Decades of Neglect Threatened Notre Dame, Well Before It Burned WSJ

‘The weakest link’: Why your house may burn while your neighbor’s survives the next wildfire Sacramento Bee

Brexit

How close are May and Corbyn to a Brexit deal? Institute for Government

Brexit: Nancy Pelosi steps up pressure on UK over Irish border BBC

What the Corn Laws tell us about Brexit Britain World Economic Forum

Britain is once again the sick man of Europe Martin Wolf, FT

Journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry RTE and Four ATMs stolen in Meath, Antrim and Armagh overnight RTE. “It brings to at least 15 the number of ATMs stolen on both sides of the border in recent months, five of those south of the border.” Hmm. A little self-financing?

There is No Alternativelessness n+1. On German domestic politics.

Syraqistan

International rivalries are driving Libya towards war, UN warns FT

The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future Foreign Policy. What could go wrong?

Trump’s America, Netanyahu’s Israel LRB

India

Elections 2019: Can turnout numbers tell us if the BJP is likely to be re-elected? Scroll

India voter ‘chops off finger’ after voting for wrong party BBC

Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute BBC

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul BBC. I didn’t know Jessica Jung was a published author as well!

China?

Safety demonstration:

Supervisor: Red (!). Worker: Yellow.

Greenpeace Study Shines Light on China’s Polluted Soils Sixth Tone

Building China: Why Does Chinese Architecture Favor Enclosure Over Openness? Radii

Assange

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador’s Lenin to Give Up Assange The Grayzone

Massive pro-Assange protest hits Ecuador’s capital Quito Daliy Sabah (zagonostra). From wire services. Not sure how “massive.”

RussiaGate

The Mueller probe Associated Press

Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept vs. Dear Democrats: Mueller Just Handed You a Road Map for Impeachment. Follow It. Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept

The Mueller report is the opposite of exoneration Editorial Board, WaPo and Mr. Mueller’s Indictment Editorial Board, NYT

First Thoughts On The Mueller Report Release Moon of Alabama

What Mueller Found on Russia and on Obstruction: A First Analysis LawFare

Mueller completely dropped the ball with obstruction punt Andrew McCarthy, NY Post. Block that metaphor!

Trump Induces Hysteria. It’s Worth Resisting. Zaid Jilani, Forward

Will the Mueller Report Make the New Cold War Even Worse? Stephen Cohen, The Nation. Worth reading the Mueller Report through this lens.

New Cold War

The Official Skripal Story is a Dead Duck Craig Murray

Russia seeks Chinese support in developing Arctic shipping routes, promising long-term gas supplies in return South China Morning Post

Bernie Steals the ‘No More Wars’ Issue From Trump Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Saker interviews Dmitry Orlov Vineyard of the Saker

The Persisting Relevance of Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” Los Angeles Review of Books

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent The Appeal (JBird4049).

Who’s using your face? The ugly truth about facial recognition FT

737 MAX

Bjorn’s Corner: MCAS fix on the way Leeham News

Boeing ‘shielded’ from 737 Max order cancellations MarketWatch

Health Care

Private equity infuses healthcare with $63B investment Modern Healthcare

In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’ The Nation (MR).

Neoliberal Epidemics

The Depths of Despair Among US Adults Entering Midlife American Journal of Public Health. “Results suggest that generally rising despair among the young adult cohort now reaching midlife that cuts across racial/ethnic, educational, and geographic groups may presage rising midlife mortality for these subgroups in the next decade.”

As Syphilis Invades Rural America, A Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing To Stop It KHN. Everything’s going according to plan!

Class Warfare

The Captain Swing Riots; Workers and Threshing Machines in the 1830s The Conversable Economist

Uber and Lyft drivers say apps are short-changing wages while raising fares Guardian (SlayTheSmaugs). A team of programmes wrote the code; the managers approved it; the executives pocketed the gains. Disruption! Innovation!

Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic Outside (Re Silc).

Planet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data set Nature

Antidote du jour (CK):

Links 4/19/19

CK writes: “Here’s another lovely creature from Patagonia. So beautifully camouflaged!”

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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