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Links 9/19/19

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Repo chaos tests Wall Street confidence in NY Fed’s Williams Reuters Federal Reserve cuts rates as policymaker splits deepen FT Scotiabank slammed for ‘muppet-grade security’ after internal source code and credentials spill onto open internet The Register. Paging Clive. Margrethe Vestager’s second chance Politico Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame Buzzfeed (TH). Justin Trudeau admits 2001 brownface photo was ‘racist’ ABC Climate Change Is Going To Do A Major Number On How We Get Around LA LAist Brexit Finnish PM: UK must make Brexit proposal by September 30 Politico Brexit: ‘Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies’, QC tells court in jibe at Boris Johnson – as it

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Repo chaos tests Wall Street confidence in NY Fed’s Williams Reuters

Federal Reserve cuts rates as policymaker splits deepen FT

Scotiabank slammed for ‘muppet-grade security’ after internal source code and credentials spill onto open internet The Register. Paging Clive.

Margrethe Vestager’s second chance Politico

Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame Buzzfeed (TH).

Justin Trudeau admits 2001 brownface photo was ‘racist’ ABC

Climate Change Is Going To Do A Major Number On How We Get Around LA LAist

Brexit

Finnish PM: UK must make Brexit proposal by September 30 Politico

Brexit: ‘Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies’, QC tells court in jibe at Boris Johnson – as it happened Guardian

Boris Johnson’s lies are plunging Britain into a dark morass FT

Parliament suspension 2019 BBC. Index to a series of BBC stories

Beyond Brexit – what a US-UK trade deal will really look like CAPX. Britain’s future is trade with the Five Eyes + India.

Novel and Naughty LRB. Review of Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War.

Syraqistan

Trump Mocks Sen. Graham’s Calls for War, Asks How Iraq Worked Out Antiwar.com (Re Silc). This is not normal! Oh, wait…

Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ and Seeks Coalition to Counter Iran NYT

Houthi rebels overturned the chessboard Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

Saudi Arabia shows ‘material evidence’ of Iranian involvement in oil attacks Sky News. Saudis to US: “Let’s you and him fight.”

Attack on Saudi oil facilities highlights danger of ‘kamikaze’ drones CBC

Saudi – UAE Split on Yemen Not What it Appears to Be Real News Network

To Make A Deal With Iran, Consider Culture, Not Cliche Lobe Log

Netanyahu accepts need for Israel unity government FT

Siberian Shaman ‘Kidnapped’ While Crossing the Country to ‘Expel’ Putin – Reports Moscow Times

China?

Hong Kong cancels National Day fireworks on Oct 1 as protests continue Hong Kong Free Press

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi backs congressional legislation on Hong Kong South China Morning Post. Here are the bills: H.R.3289, S.1838. These are reporting bills. Support for the bills is bi-partisan and across the ideological spectrum, such as it is. No Presidential candidates have signed on. From the summaries: “The State Department shall allow otherwise qualified Hong Kong residents to obtain visas to work or study in the United States, even if the applicant had been arrested for participating in certain nonviolent protests supporting human rights or the rule of law.”

How China Unleashed Twitter Trolls to Discredit Hong Kong’s Protesters NYT. “[A] sprawling Russian-style disinformation offensive from China.” Holy moley. Have these morons never heard of Hillary Clinton and David Brock’s “million-dollar trolls”?

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Debt-Wracked Chinese Companies Dump US & Other Foreign Assets, Become Net Sellers Overseas for First Time Wolf Street (EM).

Apple’s Brand in China Takes a Hit From Backlash Against Trump Bloomberg

The myth of China’s “Great State” New Statesman

Millions may risk jail as Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage Reuters. A new criminal code.

Hip hope: Universal Music opens Southeast Asia HQ betting on rap Reuters

Trump Transition

Trump Picks Low-Key Operative as National Security Advisor Foreign Policy

The Trump Doctrine, Revealed Bret Stephens, NYT. The deck: “The president combines the rhetorical impulses of Bob Dornan with the strategic instincts of Dennis Kucinich.” You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Bolton unloads on Trump’s foreign policy behind closed doors Politico

Revealed: how US senators invest in the firms they’re supposed to regulate Guardian (Re Silc).

Marie Kondo urges nation to thank veterans for their service before discarding them Duffel Blog

Democrats in Disarray

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules NYT. “‘Very rarely does a member enter the House and exit the House as the same person,’ said former Representative Steve Israel, Democrat of New York.” Israel is the worst of the worst.

Money From Nothing: Democrats’ Socialism for Free RealClearPolitics (UserFriendly: “So MMT is correct, but the source of evil socialism is now”).

Obama Legacy

Did Barack Obama, not Donald Trump, launch the new cold war? (review) WaPo. “People who revere Obama, and view his presidency as a semblance of normality, will not appreciate Kuzmarov’s offering.” Damn. Another book to read.

Health Care

Road To Universal Coverage: Addressing The Premium Affordability Gap Health Affairs. [clears throat]. “The l-o-o-o-o-n-g and winding road….

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It Vice. License plate readers.

Guillotine Watch

Martin Shkreli’s drug company is losing money — and its salesforce feels cheated STAT

Class Warfare

Tracing Chris Arnade’s Steps in America’s Inner Ring Suburbs The American Conservative

5 Everyday Objects That Are Secretly Saving The World Cracked

Twitter launches the ‘Hide Replies’ feature, in hopes of civilizing conversations TechCrunch. Let me know how that works out.

The tech backlash is real, and it’s accelerating The Verge

A 21st Century Breakup Inside the divorce rattling Silicon Valley and Democratic politics. New York Magazine

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