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A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid (PDF) Nature. And not an alien probe. Eyes under the water: Volunteers help Great Lakes scientists find invasives below MPR News (CL). Citizen science! A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the rates seen in the Arctic PNAS Book Review: Oxford Weather and Climate Since 1767 Weather Underground Air Conditioning Is the World’s Next Big Threat Bloomberg 1931 by Tobias Straumann — how things fell apart FT Brexit No Oxford commas here: The Times, which was once forced to sack Boris Johnson for making up a quote, recommends him for prime minister. pic.twitter.com/DPF0XyS4MI — Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) July 6, 2019 Boris Johnson is poised to become

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A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid (PDF) Nature. And not an alien probe.

Eyes under the water: Volunteers help Great Lakes scientists find invasives below MPR News (CL). Citizen science!

A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the rates seen in the Arctic PNAS

Book Review: Oxford Weather and Climate Since 1767 Weather Underground

Air Conditioning Is the World’s Next Big Threat Bloomberg

1931 by Tobias Straumann — how things fell apart FT

Brexit

No Oxford commas here:

Boris Johnson is poised to become prime minister. Is he up to the job? FT. Boris Johnson:

“I get old, um, I don’t know, wooden crates, right? And then I paint them . . . I suppose it’s a box that’s been used to contain two wine bottles . . . I turn it into a bus . . . I paint the passengers enjoying themselves on the wonderful bus.”

Reminds me of Gussie Fink-Nottle’s aria from Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters:

“I broke the tank. The tank in my bedroom. The glass tank I keep my newts in. I broke the glass tank in my bedroom, and the bath was the only place to lodge the newts. The basin wasn’t big enough. Newts need elbow-room. So I put them in the bath. Because I had broken the tank. The glass tank in my bedroom. The glass tank I keep my–“

Fink-Nottle is, like his friend, Wodehouse hero Bertie Wooster, and like Boris Johnson, an Etonian. So there you are.

Conservative leadership race: Voters ‘issued two ballots’ BBC

Brexit: not just another Irish battle EU Referendum

Why the EU’s new appointments will not shift the Brexit game – yet Institute for Government

How Emmanuel Macron won the battle over the EU’s top jobs FT

EU Top Jobs: Backroom Deal or Member States in Charge? RTE (PD).

Who killed the Spitzenkandidat? Politico

Syraqistan

Iran nuclear deal: Macron and Rouhani agree to look at conditions for talks BBC

Iran to raise uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits AP

Supertanker seizure triggers fresh stand-off between Iran and west FT

How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as “Civil Rights” Mint Press (CL).

After Istanbul voters rejected Turkish strongman Erdogan, he made them vote again — and lost by the biggest landslide in 35 years Boing Boing

China?

Organisers promise next major protest against Hong Kong’s extradition bill will be ‘peaceful, rational and graceful’ with the aim of gaining support from mainland Chinese visitors South China Morning Post. Happy to be wrong, but I don’t see how a protest with a distributed leadership can promise this. As with Occupy, this is “diversity of tactics” all over again.

Why the chaos and polarisation in Hong Kong should be blamed on Carrie Lam’s regime, not the protesters Hong Kong Free Press

Turn back trash: Importers have 90 days to return waste to US, Europe, Australia Jakarta Post

Trump Transition

Where John Roberts Is Taking the Court The Atlantic (UserFriendly).

Some big farms collect big checks from Trump aid package Los Angeles Times

Exclusive: FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump Science

2020

Aided by a strong economy, Trump approval rises, but a majority also see him as ‘unpresidential’ WaPo

Harris, Warren tie for third place in new 2020 Dem poll, but Biden still leads Politico. Giving the impression there’s nobody in second…

Biden, Under Fire on Race, Apologizes for Remarks on Segregationists NYT

Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance CNBC

Joe Biden Interview: “Talk About The Future” In Dem Primary Iowa Starting Line

Harris’s $100 Billion Plan Aims to Help Black Families Buy Homes Bloomberg. For “historically red-lined areas.”

Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges Miami Herald

Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book and Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire’s Sex Jet Gawker (which was all over this story before Peter Thiel took it down). From 2015, still germane.

Democrats in Disarray

It’s Nancy Pelosi’s Parade Maureen Dowd, NYT

Haunted by the Reagan era Ryan Grim, WaPo. Perceptive, but no mention of the donor class.

Health Care

Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay Morning Consult. Unsurprisingly, people don’t love [bloated rent-sucking parasites]. They love the practitioners they access through [bloated rent-sucking parasites].

Boeing 737 MAX

What will it be, Boeing? Great airplanes that generate cash flow or great cash flow, period? Seattle Times

Bjorn’s Corner: Cutting corners in aerospace costs a fortune Leeham News and Analysis (GT).

European Regulator Says Boeing Has To Fix These 5 Major MAX Issues Moon of Alabama

Boeing 737 Max crash: Did foreign pilots have enough training to fly commercial jets? USA Today

Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families BBC

Class Warfare

The U.S. Labor Market Isn’t all That Healthy Bloomberg. From last week, still germane.

Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans NYT

SC military families complain of mold, lead paint and flooding at private base housing Post and Courier

Entitled Burger King Employee Wants $15 An Hour Just For Dealing With Worst Of America Every Day The Onion

There Should Be a Public Option for Everything NYT. Obviously, Social Security should become the “public option” on an “ObamaCare Marketplace”-like website for retirement planning.

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