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Links 7/19/19

Summary:
Everyone Is Roasting The Completely Cooked Trailer For ‘Cats’ Junkee (Kevin W) Painted lady butterfly influx needs people to count them BBC (David L) 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Atlantic (David L) ‘The Numbers Are Just Horrendous.’ Almost 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity Time (David L) Peloton’s Level 4 connection could turn page for trucking industry TechXplore. Chuck L: “Ooh Boy! What could go wrong as Lambert would say.” A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese MIT Technology Review Google Glass May Have an Afterlife As a Device To Teach Autistic Children New York Times Japan To Lead Development of SWIFT Network For Cryptocurrency Reuters New EU Rule Means You Could Get Paid for a Connecting Flight Delay AFAR Gluten Free Antarctica

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Everyone Is Roasting The Completely Cooked Trailer For ‘Cats’ Junkee (Kevin W)

Painted lady butterfly influx needs people to count them BBC (David L)

2019 Audubon Photography Awards Atlantic (David L)

‘The Numbers Are Just Horrendous.’ Almost 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity Time (David L)

Peloton’s Level 4 connection could turn page for trucking industry TechXplore. Chuck L: “Ooh Boy! What could go wrong as Lambert would say.”

A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese MIT Technology Review

Google Glass May Have an Afterlife As a Device To Teach Autistic Children New York Times

Japan To Lead Development of SWIFT Network For Cryptocurrency Reuters

New EU Rule Means You Could Get Paid for a Connecting Flight Delay AFAR

Gluten Free Antarctica Idle Words

Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors KHN

China?

Taiwan’s president is planning another stop over in the US. China will be infuriated CNBC

U.S. Fears Cambodia Resort May Become China Naval Base Bloomberg (resilc)

Kyoto Animation fire: police search for clues as donations pass $1m mark Guardian

Japan summons South Korean ambassador over WWII labor row DW

Von der Leyen’s Green Deal isn’t just a plan for the environment Bruegel

Brexit

Philip Hammond orchestrates Tory no-deal rebellion in Brexit parting shot Telegraph

Conservative leadership race: Boris Johnson’s Ministry of No‑Deal to rally UK behind October 31 exit The Times

New Cold War

Rebels without a cause Irrusianality. Chuck L: “Here’s the link to the ICG report discussed in the post: https://www.crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/eastern-europe/ukraine/254-rebels-without-cause-russias-proxies-eastern-ukraine

Syraqistan

Trump says U.S. Navy ship ‘destroyed’ Iranian drone NBC v. Trump Says U.S. Ship Downed Iran Drone; Tehran Denies Losing One Bloomberg

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions CNN

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash Caitlin Johnstone (Chuck L)

EFF Hits AT&T With Class-Action Lawsuit For Selling Customers’ Location To Bounty Hunters Vice

Trump Transition

This Was a Fascist Rally Down to Its Bones Charles Pierce, Esquire

Federal Law Says ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ Counts As Discrimination Huffington Post

Trump to Barak: Inside Epstein’s little black book Asia Times

Trump taps Scalia’s son as Labor secretary pick The Hill

Susan Collins’ Approval Rating Dives as 2020 Approaches New York Magazine (resilc)

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law Tacoma News (Chuck L)

Dr. Leana Wen Out as Planned Parenthood President Rewire News (Chuck L)

2020

Health care moves to center stage in Democratic primary fight The Hill

Biden to Face Off Against Harris in Detroit Democratic Debate Bloomberg

Mike Gravel Should Be In the Debates David Swanson

737 Max

Boeing Plans $5 Billion Charge to Compensate MAX Customers Wall Street Journal

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Tentative Ruling on Weed-Killer Case Bloomberg

Judge Denies Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss in Critical Fair Housing Lawsuit

Elizabeth Warren launched a new attack on private equity: Here’s how the downfall of Toys R Us got her there CNBC. Notice lack of any discussion of the content of her bill. I’ll be posting on it but its main feature is that PE firms would be liable if a portfolio company goes bankrupt. This article has the main points

To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing FAIR (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

Florida city blasts Baby Shark song to drive away homeless from waterfront BBC

Democratic lawmakers accuse their own party of proposing ‘deep’ cuts to health centers for poor Washington Post

A California Bill Could Transform the Lives of Gig Workers. Silicon Valley Wants Labor’s Help To Stop It. Intercept

Antidote du jour. ChiGal: “Dunno what it is but guessing from the coloring it’s toxic! Oh the joys of living in the South with it’s poisonous spiders and snakes and gigantic cockroaches–brrr!”

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