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Links 8/7/19

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Animal friendships change with the weather in African savanna Science The Life Factory: Synthetic Organisms From This .4 Billion Startup Will Revolutionize Manufacturing Forbes Big Money Starts to Dump Stocks That Pose Climate Risks Bloomberg New Models Point to More Global Warming Than We Expected Weather Underground Challenges to natural and human communities from surprising ocean temperatures PNAS. Important. 17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress World Resources Institute. The United States is #71 on the list, but averages conceal. AZ, CA, CO, NM, and UT are all High or Extremely High stress. Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits WSJ. Just like Facebook accounts. How odd. Google’s ‘cookie’

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Animal friendships change with the weather in African savanna Science

The Life Factory: Synthetic Organisms From This $1.4 Billion Startup Will Revolutionize Manufacturing Forbes

Big Money Starts to Dump Stocks That Pose Climate Risks Bloomberg

New Models Point to More Global Warming Than We Expected Weather Underground

Challenges to natural and human communities from surprising ocean temperatures PNAS. Important.

17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress World Resources Institute. The United States is #71 on the list, but averages conceal. AZ, CA, CO, NM, and UT are all High or Extremely High stress.

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits WSJ. Just like Facebook accounts. How odd.

Google’s ‘cookie’ privacy settlement that paid users nothing was just voided by a U.S. appeals court Business Insider

Brexit

History Holds Few Lessons If Brexit Means Crashing Out of EU Bloomberg

Britain’s constitutional time-bomb Economist

Syraqistan

Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts. ProPublica

A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon Wired

India

India Moves to Strip Kashmir of Autonomy, Potentially Setting Up Conflict in Disputed Territory The Intercept

Pakistan vows to fight India’s ‘illegal’ Kashmir move BBC

The story of Indian democracy written in blood and betrayal Indian Express

‘Everything Has Been Lost. Except Our Resolve to Fight Back’: Shah Faesal on Kashmir The Wire

Decades of Insular Pakistani Leadership is to Blame For The World’s Failure to Care About Kashmir Eurasia Future

Asia is the right place for a US ‘Green New Deal’ Nikkei Asian Review

The Koreas

Nuclear Weapons and Their Pride of Place in North Korea Wilson Center

Post scandal lays bare mythology of corporate Japan FT

China

China Summons Hong Kong Officials to Shenzhen to Discuss Unrest Bloomberg

Helmets, goggles sent from Taiwan to HK protesters Asia Times

Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest South China Morning Post

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1st China-Kyrgyzstan joint counter-terrorism exercise Xinhua

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Protest is not enough to topple a dictator: the army must also turn Aeon

Trump Transition

China just showed why Trump can’t win with tariffs The Week

The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to Know New York Magazine

Justice Department Backs Trump’s Suit Over Accountant Records Bloomberg

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Supreme Court to decide fate of new governor CBS

Democrats in Disarray

Elitists Roll Out “Stop Rebelling And Support Biden, You Insolent Little Sh*ts” Campaign Medium. While at the same time in a moral panic about white supremacy.

Democrats still at square one Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein

Messages left for Jeffrey Epstein ‘suggested his friend might be procuring two 8-year-old girls for the pedophile to sexually abuse’ state court docs filed by victims’ lawyer Daily Mail. Again, the focus on the awfulness of the individual at the center of the network, but nothing on the network. Odd.

Florida governor orders state criminal probe into Jeffrey Epstein case McClatchy

Health Care

Why Won’t Democrats Blame Hospitals? The Atlantic

Vital Signs: Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Dispensing — United States, 2012–2018 CDC

Our Famously Free Press

Indicators of news media trust Knight Foundation

Times public editor: The readers versus the masthead CJR

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Stopped, Ticketed, Fined: The Pitfalls of Driving While Black in Ferguson NYT (UserFriendly).

Those Feral Hogs

What about the 30-50 feral hogs? Man’s defense of assault weapons goes viral Guardian

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Imperial Collapse Watch

America’s Other Original Sin The American Conservative

Millennials are killing these 7 military traditions DuffelBlog

Class Warfare

Student Debt and Racial Wealth Inequality (PDF) Marshall Steinbaum. As it happens, a universal benefit that raises everybody to a baseline disportionately benefits those farthest beneath the baseline. Who would have thought?

Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses Guardian

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Masked gunmen reportedly set RVs on fire in West Oakland Oakland Reporter

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Links 8/7/19

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