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Links 10/19/19

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Thailand: Giant 4m-long king cobra caught in sewer BBC (furzy) Extinction Rebellion and the Birth of a New Climate Politics New York Magazine (UserFriendly). Note the passing mention of Occupy Wall Street is all wrong. It lasted all of two months and was broken up by a seventeen-city, coordinated paramilitary crackdown. Commentary: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market IEA (guurst) Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Possible Asbestos Contamination Gizmodo ‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed Kaiser Health News China? Hong Kong protests: bring back app or risk ‘complicity’ in repression, Apple told Guardian Cooling Economy Drives Chinese Officials to Prioritize Growth Wall Street Journal Brexit.

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Thailand: Giant 4m-long king cobra caught in sewer BBC (furzy)

Extinction Rebellion and the Birth of a New Climate Politics New York Magazine (UserFriendly). Note the passing mention of Occupy Wall Street is all wrong. It lasted all of two months and was broken up by a seventeen-city, coordinated paramilitary crackdown.

Commentary: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market IEA (guurst)

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Possible Asbestos Contamination Gizmodo

‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed Kaiser Health News

China?

Hong Kong protests: bring back app or risk ‘complicity’ in repression, Apple told Guardian

Cooling Economy Drives Chinese Officials to Prioritize Growth Wall Street Journal

Brexit. Relatively thin here because we’ll know how this breaks very soon and most of the news is horse-picking.

Time and motion Chris Grey. Important. Note his discussion of how key details of trade arrangements for Northern Ireland have been punted.

Johnson’s deal: The reality of what is being proposed Ian Dunt. Key section:

People’s lives will be damaged. They will be poorer. They will be £2,250 a year worse off by 2034. The nation’s finances will be hurt. There will, in the end, be more austerity. And this will be done just as the world is most uncertain, amid a bitter trade war between China and the US, when the WTO is being brought to its knees by Donald Trump.

Boris Johnson confronts Tory grandees and Labour in Brexit battle Financial Times. Will DUP + Tory defections exceed Labour crossovers? This is the calculus. The Letwin Amendment, to pass enabling legislation first, would force an extension, give MPs a chance to have a much better look-see, and undercut Johnson’s perceived momentum.

This is getting around on Twitter, not that it will move any votes:

Farage looks sweaty on the clip I saw, but I’m not dignifying him by including it.

Catalonia

Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyse Barcelona BBC

Troops Locate El Chapo’s Son Sparking Intense Gun Battle Bloomberg (Bill B)

Syraqistan

US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria Consortiumnews (UserFriendly)

The Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Syria Peter Beinart. UserFriendly: “Peak reflexive anti-Trumpism.”

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Home Builders Ditch Nest After Google Ties Devices To Digital Assistant Bloomberg

“I sold my face to Google for $5”: Why Google’s attempt to make facial recognition tech more inclusive failed Vox

Trump Transition

As Trump Fumes, GOP Advances Goal of Lifetime Federal Judges New York Magazine (resilc)

Impeachment

Forget Trump’s “Meltdown”—Follow the Testimony New Yorker (furzy)

Ukrainegate Risks Handing Trump Another Gift Nation (UserFriendly)

Sharia law is already here — the IRS must respond The Hill (UserFriendly)

HUD officials knowingly failed ‘to comply with the law,’ stalled Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds NBC (furzy)

2020

Biden struggles to reverse fall The Hill

Elizabeth Warren faced sexism and shed a husband teaching law at University of Houston Washington Post, UserFriendly: “More hagiography.”

Missing From Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Surge: Democratic Endorsements New York Times

Harry Reid: Elizabeth Warren More Corruptible Than Bernie Jimmy Dore

Would Warren’s Ideology Weaken Her as Democrats’ Nominee? RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “Mostly right, but assumes blue collar whites can’t be won back over.”

Beto O’Rourke 2020 Has Been Worse Than Useless New York Magazine

How Bernie Sanders won the endorsements of Ocasio-Cortez and Omar Washington Post (UserFriendly)

Clinton suggests Russia grooming Gabbard to run as third-party 2020 candidate The Hill (UserFriendly)

One reason why Sanders has been so orthodox on foreign policy, save showing sympathy for the Palestinians. But good news now is top trending hashtag is #QueenofWarmongers:

California Burning

PG&E CEO Says It Could Impose Blackouts in California for a Decade Wall Street Journal

PG&E Has No Intention of Paying People for Blackout Right Now Bloomberg

737 Max

Stunning 737 MAX text messages reveal Boeing knew of MCAS aggression in 2016 and misled FAA Seattle Times

Boeing lead pilot warned about flight-control system tied to 737 Max crashes, then told regulators to delete it from manuals CNBC

Mark Zuckerberg has defended Facebook’s decision to let politicians lie in ads MIT Technology Review

SoftBank and JPMorgan at odds over WeWork rescue Financial Times. Godzilla v. Mothra.

J&J Recalls One Baby Powder Lot on Asbestos Concern Wall Street Journal

Worst Case Scenario For Older Teslas Coming To Fruition As Some Won’t Charge And Screen Stops Working: Report Jalopnik (resilc)

Opioid settlement talks fail, landmark trial expected Monday Reuters

Class Warfare

Sallie Mae execs tan at Maui retreat while student debt crisis tops $1.6 trillion NBC (Chris)

Banning Out-of-Hours Email ‘Could Harm Employee Wellbeing’ BBC. This is silly and smacks of corporate-funded research favoring corporate backers. This minority needs to wrap their minds around composing now and sending later.

The problem with Amazon’s speedy shipping, in one graphic Vox (David L)

Antidote du jour (The Pleasant Lake Protective Association via Lawrence R):

Links 10/19/19

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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