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Links 9/20/19

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Citizens need to know numbers aeon (Micael) Astronomers Chase a Very Eccentric Interstellar Object Atlantic (UserFriendly) Global climate strike: how you can get involved Guardian (furzy) v. Just Say No to Fake Action Wrong Kind of Green (TH) Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet Nation. Resilc: “As everyone drives to the strikes today in their cars.” Here’s The Best Place To Move If You’re Worried About Climate Change FiveThirtyEight. Haha, the UP! Vaping Criminal Probe Announced By FDA As Illnesses Rise To 530 CDNet Veterinarians Face Unique Issues That Make Suicide One of the Profession’s Big Worries Time China? The story of China’s great corporate sell-off Financial Times (David L) UK police chiefs train elite Hong Kong officers: Asian city’s force subject to fierce

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Citizens need to know numbers aeon (Micael)

Astronomers Chase a Very Eccentric Interstellar Object Atlantic (UserFriendly)

Global climate strike: how you can get involved Guardian (furzy) v. Just Say No to Fake Action Wrong Kind of Green (TH)

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet Nation. Resilc: “As everyone drives to the strikes today in their cars.”

Here’s The Best Place To Move If You’re Worried About Climate Change FiveThirtyEight. Haha, the UP!

Vaping Criminal Probe Announced By FDA As Illnesses Rise To 530 CDNet

Veterinarians Face Unique Issues That Make Suicide One of the Profession’s Big Worries Time

China?

The story of China’s great corporate sell-off Financial Times (David L)

UK police chiefs train elite Hong Kong officers: Asian city’s force subject to fierce criticism over handling of protests

Brexit

Brexit will happen’ and UK ‘can get a deal’, says EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker after Boris Johnson sends him ideas for a draft deal The Sun. Which Juncker has yet to read…

People’s Vote campaign tells Labour MPs not to back a Johnson Brexit deal Guardian

Johnson should enjoy this moment. It may be as good as it gets. Richard Murphy. LibDems ahead of Labour?!?

Syraqistan

China’s Giant $400 Billion Iran Investment Complicates U.S. Options Forbes. Kevin W: Check out the author’s bio at bottom.

Saudi Oil Attacks Put U.S. Commitments to the Test LobeLog (resilc)

Why Evidence of Iran’s Role in Attack Doesn’t Matter American Conservative (resilc)

The Imperial Debris of War: Why Ending the Afghan War Won’t End the Killing Tomgram

Do Not Listen To Israel’s Lawyer Current Affairs (UserFriendly)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Silicon Valley is terrified of California’s privacy law. Good. TechCrunch (UserFriendly)

UK worsens Julian Assange’s persecution as US seeks extradition Aaron Mate, YouTube

YouTube Is About to Demote a Wide Swath of Its Creators New York Times. Kevin W: Alternate good link at https://www.rt.com/news/469200-youtube-verification-update-reaction/

Imperial Collapse Watch

Immigrants as a Weapon: Global Nationalism and American Power Yasha Levine. Important.

When Big Business Won’t Let the Troops Repair Their Equipment American Prospect (resilc)

Trump Transition

Whistleblower complaint about President Trump involves Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter MSN (Kevin C)

“It Won’t End Well”: Trump and His Obscure New National-Security Chief New Yorker. Resilc: “Career or appointed personnel at the top are all the same now.”

HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes dismissive comments about transgender people, angering agency staff Washington Post. They can’t help themselves, now can they?

Trump’s Moscow Deal Is Exactly What the Framers Worried About Politico (Chuck L)

Trump Retweets False Video of Rep. Ilhan Omar Time (furzy)

Will Trump Pull the U.S. Out of the Universal Postal Union? Time (furzy)

Barack Obama’s Biggest Mistake New York Times (UserFriendly). Cites Stoller’s new book Goliath!

2020

Why college students could draw new attention in 2020: Their turnout doubled for the midterms, study finds Washington Post (UserFriendly)

2020 and the Party We’re Building Together Working Families Party. UserFriendly: “LOL our super delegates aren’t like the Democrats’ super delegates.”

Pete Buttigieg’s Health Care Plan Is the Worst Yet New Republic (resilc)

Gunz

Colt will stop making AR-15s for civilian sale, says there’s already plenty on market NBC (furzy)

Australian Aboriginal Flag Mess Is Getting Worse — All Thanks To Copyright Techdirt (Chuck L)

Not a free speech platform: Facebook declares it’s a ‘publisher’ & can censor whomever if wants, walking into legal trap RT (Kevin W). Wowsers, this sounds as if Zuck is giving himself legal advice. A web publisher is liable for reader-provided content if it doesn’t act like a chat board and let everything through.

Authorities Consider Taking Legal Action Against Facebook Over Storm Area 51 Event Gizmodo

Could Ultra-Low Interest Rates Be Contractionary? Project Syndicate (UserFriendly). I’ve been saying this for years. 1. Takes low-risk interest income away from savers, leading them to cut spending and try to save more or at least not deplete capital. 2. Signals deflationary expectations. 3. Encourages borrowing only by those for whom the cost of money is their biggest expense item, ie, banks and leveraged speculators, aka rentiers, who are also bad for productive activity.

Guillotine Watch

Bugatti Is Building a $33,000 Car for Kids Popular Mechanics (resilc)

Class Warfare

Populism Will Probably Just Go Away Soon, So Relax Bloomberg. UserFriendly: “Dear god this is so bad it’s funny.”

Los Angeles: Why tens of thousands of people sleep rough BBC (resilc)

‘We’re targeted:’ Duluth confronts issue of missing Native women as state task force meets MPR News (Chuck L) :-(

Morning Coffee: Just be thankful banks don’t fire people like this. And, bankers are turning into management consultants efinancial (Kevin W). Moar WeWork

Antidote du jour. Oguk: “This hive was loading up on pollen last weekend”:

Links 9/20/19

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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