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Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship PLOS Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters The Diplomat Climate change: UN chief Guterres decries ‘fading’ global efforts Deutsche Welle The climate change story is half true Our Finite World Billions in dirty cash helped fuel Vancouver, B.C.’s housing boom McClatchy Bad governance makes banks perilous investments FT Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say NYT. Good to know pharma’s dirty all the way through, not just the Brands. Talking to the Law Student With a Novel Theory About Amazon’s Power New York Magazine. Interesting. If enormous global monopolies don’t have to show a profit, how do the locals ever compete?

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Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship PLOS

Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters The Diplomat

Climate change: UN chief Guterres decries ‘fading’ global efforts Deutsche Welle

The climate change story is half true Our Finite World

Billions in dirty cash helped fuel Vancouver, B.C.’s housing boom McClatchy

Bad governance makes banks perilous investments FT

Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say NYT. Good to know pharma’s dirty all the way through, not just the Brands.

Talking to the Law Student With a Novel Theory About Amazon’s Power New York Magazine. Interesting. If enormous global monopolies don’t have to show a profit, how do the locals ever compete?

Mother’s Day

We need to reclaim the original intent of Mother’s Day The South African

Bring Back the Real Mother’s Day Jacobin

“Am I a bad person?” Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to. Sarah Kliff, Vox

The Original Mother’s Day Proclamation Julia Ward Howe, Plough

Alyssa Milano Called For A “Sex Strike” To Protest Strict Abortion Laws And Many People Are Confused Buzzfeed

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer KHN

Venezuela

‘It’s time to rise up,’ Venezuelan general tells military officers in video Reuters

At the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC:

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls AP

Syraqistan

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks AP. “Publicly available satellite images of the area taken Sunday showed no smoke or fire.”

Trump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany Der Speigel

It‘s Getting Harder to Track US Progress in Afghanistan Defense One

Erdogan Just Committed Political Suicide Foreign Policy. “By overturning an election in Istanbul, he may have triggered a Turkish Spring.”

Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissent NYT

Brexit

Pressure mounts on Theresa May to quit as Tory support collapses FT

Britain’s Conservatives in fourth place in EU election poll, Farage leads Reuters

May Aims to Reopen EU Brexit Talks to Win Corbyn’s Support Bloomberg

Keir Starmer: Brexit deal unlikely to pass without confirmatory poll Guardian

Former Labour Leader John Smith Would Have Backed A Second Referendum, Says Tom Watson HuffPo. And no doubt would have provided question wording and a time-line, too, given the calendar 🦄🦄🦄.

US schedules Pompeo’s first visit to Russia. This is why Asia Times

RussiaGate

Jack Goldsmith, The Mueller Report’s Weak Statutory Interpretation Analysis and Benjamin Wittes, In Defense of Mueller’s Obstruction Theory: A Reply to Jack Goldsmith Lawfare

Russiagate: Law in the Service of Partisan Politics National Review

Russiagate Zealotry Continues to Endanger American National Security The Nation

Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War The New Yorker

Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise. NYT. Paragraph eight: “In January, The Times announced a joint venture with Verizon to build a 5G journalism lab.”

Trump Transition

Do Trump’s Tariffs Really Matter? Bloomberg

Trump wants to change how poverty is calculated — to make fewer people eligible for benefits Vox. Chained CPI?

‘Tough decisions’ lie ahead for USPS in upcoming 10-year business plan Federal News Radio

Trump’s Tax Records Are Irrelevant, Fellow Developer Sam Zell Says Bloomberg

Dems warn of ‘constitutional crisis’ but wary of impeachment The Hill

Our Famously Free Press

A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns. WaPo

Chelsea Manning says Trump ‘clearly wants to go after journalists’ Politico

2016 Post Mortem

The Team That Scores The Most Points Wins, Even If The Scoring Rules Are Complicated Eschaton. As I’ve been saying, when the rules you understood going in say you win by putting points on the board, you don’t get to claim you really won because you racked up more yardage (say, in California but not Wisconsin).

Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing expects changes to safety regime after 737 crisis FT. “‘I think our leader has done a really good job in keeping the company focused on delivering a fix to our part of this issue, and also to begin planning for long-term changes which I think are going to be quite far reaching and not just for Boeing but for the industry at large,’ [David Calhoun, lead independent director on Boeing’s] board told the Financial Times in an interview.”

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Military-Industrial Virus Andrew Cockburn, Harpers (KW). Well worth a read.

Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness (PDF) Will Irwin, Joint Special Operations University Press. Page 2: “Joint doctrine defines a resistance movement as an ‘organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.'” Hmm. Newsweek has a summary.

Class Warfare

Corporate Delusions of Automation Fuel the Cruelty of Uber and Lyft PortSide

Rebuilding Social Capital in Trump Country The American Conservative

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier established the unique value of an intellectually disabled life Globe and Mail (eg).

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