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Links 8/9/19

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DOT says Delta’s ban on pit bulls as service animals is not allowed Atlanta Journal-Constitution (J-LS) Washington woman sent to hospital after posing with octopus on face Boston 25 News (J-LS). Darwin Award wannabe. Endangered Killer Whale Pods Lose Three More Members Courthouse News (furzy) Climate Crisis May Be Increasing Jet Stream Turbulence, Study Finds Guardian Company Uses NASA Tech to Make Healthy Food ‘Out of Thin Air’ Using Only CO2, Water, and Solar Electricity Good News Network (Chuck L) China? Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance needs to address the rise of China South China Morning Post. Kevin W: “‘This is not about moving NATO into the Pacific’ said NATO’s Secretary General while in Australia.” US Holds Off On Huawei Licenses As China Halts Crop-Buying

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DOT says Delta’s ban on pit bulls as service animals is not allowed Atlanta Journal-Constitution (J-LS)

Washington woman sent to hospital after posing with octopus on face Boston 25 News (J-LS). Darwin Award wannabe.

Endangered Killer Whale Pods Lose Three More Members Courthouse News (furzy)

Climate Crisis May Be Increasing Jet Stream Turbulence, Study Finds Guardian

Company Uses NASA Tech to Make Healthy Food ‘Out of Thin Air’ Using Only CO2, Water, and Solar Electricity Good News Network (Chuck L)

China?

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance needs to address the rise of China South China Morning Post. Kevin W: “‘This is not about moving NATO into the Pacific’ said NATO’s Secretary General while in Australia.”

US Holds Off On Huawei Licenses As China Halts Crop-Buying Bloomberg

Japan steps back from South Korean trade war Asia Times (Kevin W)

Berlin’s Popular Shopping Streets Will Go Car-Free CityLab

The South Asian women trafficked to Kenya’s Bollywood-style bars Al Jazeera (resilc)

Kashmir

In Kashmir, Clampdown on Movement and Communication Fuels Anxieties The Wire (J-LS)

No policy change on Kashmir, says U.S. The Hindu (J-LS)

To Stave off Potential Global Concern, India Accuses Pakistan of Being ‘Alarmist’ The Wire (J-LS)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Facebook Loses Facial Recognition Technology Appeal, Must Face Class Action Euronews

Imperial Collapse Watch

Mom Of Four Goes To SERE School, Gets Amazing Sleep Duffle Blog (Kevin W)

U.S. Foreign Policy: This Is Us LobeLog (resilc)

Trump Transition

Trump: El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital ‘refused to meet with president’ Independent. Resilc: “I would have met with him so I could have spit on him, but that’s me, retired US diplomat.”

Trump plays the victim while visiting victims MSNBC (furzy)

Trump Hurt, Confused Over Insufficient Praise For El Paso Trip Vanity Fair. Resilc: “IF he loses we’ll have a 24/7 shadow president burning up the twitterverse all day, every day with a review of the next president’s daily actions. It only stops when he’s dead.”

Andrew McCabe sues FBI over firing, alleges plot by Trump to oust those disloyal to the president MSN (furzy)

The Persistent Myth That Trump Opposes War Caitlin Johnstone

Trump Hamptons Fundraisers Put Donors Like Stephen Ross in Bind Bloomberg (Kevin W)

Six charts on the immigrants who call the US home BBC (resilc)

“Don’t Look Away”: Videos and Images of Weeping Children and Loved Ones Spread as ICE Arrests 680 in Mississippi Common Dreams (Kevin W)

US immigration: ICE releases 300 people after Mississippi raids BBC

A Navarro Recession? Wall Street Journal and White House economic adviser calls Wall Street Journal a communist paper after it names next recession for him Raw Story (furzy). Accountability is Communist?

Ivanka Trump’s mask slips: What her Chicago canard reveals Salon (furzy)

Why New Laws Against White Supremacist Violence Are Not the Answer Intercept. Resilc: “You can bet if they were black guys killing white golfers at a Trump course they would be ISIS-like terrorists.”

A Term of Change on the Supreme Court National Conference of State Legislatures (UserFriendly)

Police State Watch

An Open Invitation to Tyranny Paul Craig Roberts. Pre-crime is here.

2020

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Legal Weed Vice

Black Injustice Tipping Point

How a criminal investigation in Georgia set an ominous tone for African-American voters Yahoo (UserFriendly)

Gunz

Global Human Rights Movement Issues Travel Warning for the U.S. Due to Rampant Gun Violence – Amnesty International USA (J-LS)

What Americas gun fanatics wont tell you MarketWatch (David L)

Document Shows NRA Money Helped Its Chief Search for a Personal Mansion ProPublica (UserFriendly)

Domestic Terrorism and the Trump Defense Vanity Fair. (resilc)

Our Fabulously Free Press

An offer they can’t refuse? Facebook offers mainstream news millions in licensing fees RT (Kevin W). As we’ve said, if your business depends on a platform, you don’t have a business.

The Harvard Professor Scam Gets Even Weirder New York Magazine (J-LS)

The Worst Is Still To Come In Energy Markets OilPrice (Kevin W)

Uber Investors Expected to Shrug Off Estimated $5 Billion Loss Bloomberg. Um, so much for that take….

Uber lost over $5 billion in one quarter, but don’t worry, it gets worse The Verge (David L)

Exponential growth is a pipe dream Financial Times (David L). Ya think?

Class Warfare

‘It’s crazy’: Chase Bank forgiving all debt owed by its Canadian credit card customers CBC (resilc)

Can’t Afford a Vacation? Get Another Credit Card! FAIR (UserFriendly)

Amazon Under Fire Again as China Factory Hires Teenage Interns Bloomberg (UserFriendly)

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