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Links 11/13/19

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These Devastating Photos Show The Effects Of The Massive Bushfires In Australia BuzzFeed :-( Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one BBC and Baby Fish Nurseries Are Riddled With ‘Prey-Sized’ Plastic, Alarming Study Finds Vice The Cinema of Inadvertence, or Why I Like Bad Movies HedgeHog Review Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk New York Times. Resilc: “Too bad, but gotta have ethanol in iowa. Runoff tastes good they say.” These maps show how many people will lose their homes to rising seas—and it’s worse than we thought Popsci (David L) Climate Change Is Breaking Open America’s Nuclear Tomb Vice (resilc) The climate crisis will make entire cities uninhabitable. It’s time to head underground Wired China? Tariffs on China Imports Emerge as Hurdle to Trade Deal

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These Devastating Photos Show The Effects Of The Massive Bushfires In Australia BuzzFeed :-(

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one BBC and Baby Fish Nurseries Are Riddled With ‘Prey-Sized’ Plastic, Alarming Study Finds Vice

The Cinema of Inadvertence, or Why I Like Bad Movies HedgeHog Review

Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk New York Times. Resilc: “Too bad, but gotta have ethanol in iowa. Runoff tastes good they say.”

These maps show how many people will lose their homes to rising seas—and it’s worse than we thought Popsci (David L)

Climate Change Is Breaking Open America’s Nuclear Tomb Vice (resilc)

The climate crisis will make entire cities uninhabitable. It’s time to head underground Wired

China?

Tariffs on China Imports Emerge as Hurdle to Trade Deal Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong police warn city on ‘brink of total collapse’ Financial Times

Why China wants Trump re-elected in 2020 Asia Times

The Right Way to Reduce Your China Product Costs China Law Blog. Troy P. Way way more interesting and revealing than the headline.

Angela Merkel urges EU to seize control of data from US tech titans Financial Times (David L)

Brexit

Nigel Farage warned he has ‘48 hours to save Brexit’ as Leave donors call for him to pull further Brexit Party candidates Telegraph

Senior Tories admit Farage right to say no-deal Brexit still ‘on the table’ Independent

Bolivia

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support Greyzone Project

Bolivia scraps joint lithium project with German company Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2019. Bill B: “Morales had blamed the opposition for organizing the protests against the lithium project to undermine his government.” Note that Tesla’s stock spiked up when Morales resigned.

Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia Atlantic (Bill B). The charge is that Morales wanted to be president for life.

Syraqistan

US wants to create illegal quasi-state in eastern Syria: Russia AMN (furzy)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal TechCrunch

Intel struggles to close potentially damaging chip flaws Financial Times (David L)

Imperial Collapse Watch

SecDef: Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget – Defense One. Resilc: “‘As Army Secretary, Esper was known for his “Night Court” review, credited with freeing up $25 billion over five years for higher-priority efforts.’ After an increase of 160bil. what a jokester.”

Army’s new recruiting ads focus less on combat roles ABC. Resilc: “How about signing up to be a combat DJ?”

Trump Transition

US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019 Associated Press (furzy)

White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction Washington Post

Divided Supreme Court leans toward allowing Trump to end DACA The Hill

Trump advisers exploring tax proposal that would lower “middle class” rate to 15 percent Washington Post

Former Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks hack The Hill

Nikki Haley Is a Trump Loyalist Until the Moment It Becomes Inconvenient Esquire (resilc)

Trump Tells Crowd Ivanka Has Created 14 Million New Jobs New York Magazine. Resilc: “And cured most cancers to boot.”

Impeachment

The GOP’s defense of Trump, annotated CNN (furzy)

There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office Politico (resilc)

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings, will seek his seat in Congress Baltimore Sun (furzy)

‘Go back to California’: Wave of newcomers fuels backlash in Boise Los Angeles Times

2020

Why Wouldn’t Michael Bloomberg Run for President? New Republic

Hillary Clinton ‘under enormous pressure’ to run in 2020 BBC (Jokerstein). A measure of the size of her echo chamber and ego. Did she miss that her last grifting speaking tour with Bill played to halls full of empty seats, even with severely discounted ticket prices?

Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa Mother Jones (resilc)

Former coal baron Don Blankenship announces presidential bid. Slate (resilc)

Verso Corporation Announces Sale of Androscoggin and Stevens Point Mills for $400 million Yahoo. RPW: “The incredible shrinking Verso.” Another sorry chapter in the private equity ruination of coated paper mills that should have stayed competitive.

Driving Tests Coming for Autonomous Cars Spectrum IEEE (David L)

U.S. auto showrooms need more electric cars, environmental group says Reuters. Resilc: “I have a 2012 Prius with 92k on it. I will dump it before 100k and buy a gasoline powered car. It is way too complex and the marginal gas benefit isnt that great for me. Complex=repair$ and finding the labor qualified to fix…”

The Growth and Challenges of Cyber Insurance Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (resilc)

Class Warfare

The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole New York Times (David L)

DISINVESTMENT, DISCOURAGEMENT AND INEQUITY IN SMALL BUSINESS LENDING NCRC. Quelle surprise, banks discriminate against women and minority-owned small businesses

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