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Links 8/23/19

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Video: Peregrine falcons can fly at more than 200 miles per hour Boing Boing Poland lightning strike kills four, injures 100, in Tatra mountains storm BBC Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star EarthSky (Chuck L) Are farmers setting the Amazon ablaze in support of Bolsonaro? Grist Evil. Amazon fires an ‘international crisis’, says Macron BBC Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture MIT News (David L) Electric Dump Truck Produces More Energy Than It Uses Hackaday A super-secure quantum internet just took another step closer to reality MIT Technology Review (David L) Vaping Is Suspected In Severe Lung Illnesses The Verge China? Canadians tortured while ‘red princess’ goes shopping Asia Times Korea severs military intelligence ties with Japan Asia Times.

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Video: Peregrine falcons can fly at more than 200 miles per hour Boing Boing

Poland lightning strike kills four, injures 100, in Tatra mountains storm BBC

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star EarthSky (Chuck L)

Are farmers setting the Amazon ablaze in support of Bolsonaro? Grist Evil.

Amazon fires an ‘international crisis’, says Macron BBC

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture MIT News (David L)

Electric Dump Truck Produces More Energy Than It Uses Hackaday

A super-secure quantum internet just took another step closer to reality MIT Technology Review (David L)

Vaping Is Suspected In Severe Lung Illnesses The Verge

China?

Canadians tortured while ‘red princess’ goes shopping Asia Times

Korea severs military intelligence ties with Japan Asia Times. (Kevin W)

Kashmir

‘Collective Punishment’: UN Experts Slam Kashmir Communication Clampdown The Wire (J-LS)

Inside India’s Messy Electric Vehicle Revolution New York Times

French Yellow Vests join global activists at G7 counter-summit France24 (resilc)

Brexit

Emmanuel Macron dashes Boris Johnson’s hope for Brexit deal Financial Times. As we indicated in Links, Merkel’s remarks have been sorely misrepresented. She made clear she was discussing only negotiation of the future relationship document, not the Withdrawal Agreement.

Johnson’s ‘victory’ and a misleading photo: How the UK papers reacted after Boris met Macron RTE (PlutonimumKun)

Irish-America Upends Trump-Johnson Brexit Plan Strategic Culture (Chuck L). Reported here earlier…

New Cold War

Why Russia’s relationship with the G-7 collapsed Washington Post (Kevin W)

US Navy ‘ready’ for Venezuela mission, says a top commander Al Arabiya (resilc)

Syraqistan

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There,” Foreign Policy

Netanyahu: Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews Haaretz

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

The insidious threat of biometrics Financial Times (David L)

Security Researchers Find Several Bugs In Nest Security Cameras Vice

The FCC Has No Idea How Many People Don’t Have Broadband Access ars technica

Imperial Collapse Watch

The A-10 Warthog Lives To Fly Again Popular Mechanics. Resilc: “At least it flies.”

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon ProPublica (UserFriendly)

Rudyard Kipling, American Imperialist New Republic (resilc)

Trump Transition

Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers ProPublica (UserFriendly)

Revealed: emails raise ethical questions over Trump official’s role in gas project Guardian (resilc)

10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall The Hill

2020

Favorability of Major Political Figures and Organizations in Battleground Districts Data for Progress/YouGov. UserFriendly: “Look at the plot on pg 6 and the paragraph above it re Bernie.”

The Green New Deal Bernie Sanders. UserFriendly: “The Green New Unicorn.”

For Democrats, When Does Climate Change … Actually Matter? Atlantic (resilc)

Bernie Sanders just declared war on the fossil fuel industry with a $16 trillion climate change plan Business Insider (Kevin W)

Krystal Ball: The truth about Bernie and Warren and Krystal Ball: Elites have chosen Warren as The One YouTube

L’affaire Epstein

A Dead Cat, A Lawyer’s Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein NPR (David L). Important as a media story

Why Slavoj Zizek thinks political correctness is dumb Big Think. “Dumb” is charitable.

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigns after his ‘deep state’ comments sparked stock selloff CNN (furzy)

Loan funds on course for worst outflows on record Financial Times

Apple Advises Owners of Its New Credit Card To Keep It Away From Leather, Denim BBC

The Exclusive Inside Story Of The Fall Of Overstock’s Mad King, Patrick Byrne Forbes (furzy)

Tensions rise between Facebook and its Libra founding partners Financial Times. Wowsers, this is even more vaporware than this cynical blogger thought: “The 28 members of the Libra Association…made a non-binding pledge to invest at least $10m in the project…”

Economics After Neoliberalism Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, Gabriel Zucman, Boston Review

Class Warfare

17 US states where it costs over $20,000 to die Business Insider

A high-end dry cleaner who’s scrubbed wine out of a $500,000 Chanel wedding dress reveals what it’s like to clean up the bloody, vomit-y messes of wealthy New Yorkers Business Insider (Kevin W). FWIW, I used the London Jeeves for my really good clothes when I was there for four months in 1984 on a project. The NYC Jeeves stole 5 items of Yves Saint Laurent from me in the 1980s. Didn’t deliver them, foot-shuffling promises that they’d be delivering them soon, then followed by claims they’d delivered them ten days earlier when the building, par for most doorman buildings, logs every delivery with when they got it, who signed for it, and then when the tenant picked it up. Jeeves was also unable to produce any record on their end of having made the delivery. So screw them.

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic Wired

Barack and Michelle Obama buying $14.85M Martha’s Vineyard estate New York Post (resilc)

Antidote du jour. David S: “This little fox is as tame as a house cat. Visits us to beg. Kanaka Bay, San Juan Island, Washington.”
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