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Owner reunited with cat found 1,200 miles from Portland home BBC This is the heartbreaking moment an injured koala emerged from fire grounds west of Port Macquarie. Thankfully, the animal was quickly bundled up by a passing stranger, given water and taken to a local vet. #9News Read more: https://t.co/pkc0EFaPgm pic.twitter.com/Taka21IDJO — Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) November 19, 2019 ‘Code Red’ alert issued as Australia fires continue to burn RTE The planet is burning Aeon (Anthony L) Extinction crisis: how can we end the illegal wildlife trade? Financial Times Israeli Company Figures Out How to Turn Household Garbage Into Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Core77 Cement has a carbon problem. Here are some concrete solutions. Grist How the U.S. Air Force Turns an F-16 Fighter Into

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Owner reunited with cat found 1,200 miles from Portland home BBC

‘Code Red’ alert issued as Australia fires continue to burn RTE

The planet is burning Aeon (Anthony L)

Extinction crisis: how can we end the illegal wildlife trade? Financial Times

Israeli Company Figures Out How to Turn Household Garbage Into Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Core77

Cement has a carbon problem. Here are some concrete solutions. Grist

How the U.S. Air Force Turns an F-16 Fighter Into a Drone Popular Mechanics (resilc)

A Military Draft to Confront Climate Change? American Conservative (resilc)

Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time New Scientist

What to do if you’re exposed to tear gas Popular Science

China?

The US and China may not sign a ‘phase-one’ trade deal until 2020 Business Insider

China Is Out of Economic Ammo Against the U.S. Noah Smith, Bloomberg

Brexit

Brexit talks: the brutal reckoning that awaits the UK Financial Times

Lib Dems launch ‘Stop Brexit’ election manifesto ahead of UK general election Politico

George Osborne admits he’s considering abandoning the Tories to vote Lib Dem Sun

Polish workers abandoning Brexit Britain in favour of Germany Aljazeera

En verdad el perro de Evo fue asesinado por militares Debate (Jorge P). So maybe Evo’s dog is OK after all. But it does appear at a minimum that a dog was killed just for the hell of it.

Syraqistan

Iran’s ‘only crime is we decided not to fold’ Asia Times (resilc)

Hours Before Deadline, Gantz Tells President He Has Failed to Form a Coalition Haaretz

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Facebook, Google business models a ‘threat to human rights’: Amnesty report DW

Senators Press Amazon For Answers On Ring’s Sloppy Security Practices Intercept

How the Iranian Government Shut Off the Internet Wired (David L)

The Roger Stone – Wikileaks – Russia Hoax Craig Murray (Adrien)

Researchers Warn That Your Political Ideology May Affect Job Offers TechTarget

Imperial Collapse Watch

US has spent $6.4 trillion on post-9/11 wars, a new study says CNBC

Trump Transition

Fed Agency Plans Are Not Adequate to Prevent 99.8% of U.S. Endangered Species From Suffering Climate Crisis, Study Says EcoWatch

Michelle Obama’s new book is just another craven cash grab New York Post (resilc)

Why Tim Cook made friends with Donald Trump The Verge

Trump hosted Zuckerberg for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October NBC. Looks like Trump is trying to do what Obama did for banks for Big Tech.

Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act? New Republic (UserFriendly)

Impeachment

Gordon Sondland Accuses the President of Bribery LawFare (David L)

Impeachment hearing highlights conflict over US policy in Ukraine WSWS

I’ve Given Up All Hope in Senate Republicans Voting to Impeach TruthOut

2020. Being a bit sparing since the hot takes will have jelled by Water Cooler.

Biden Complains Moderators Keep Giving Him Ample Time To Speak The Onion

Joe Biden, In Departure from Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a “Pariah” Intercept

This MSNBC democratic debate was rigged against anti-establishment candidates Washington Examiner

Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate Nation

The Corporate Media’s War Against Bernie Sanders Is Very Real Jacobin (furzy)

Do 160 Million Americans Really Like Their Health Plans? Kind Of Kaiser Health News. Mainly an online questionnaire, which is not terrific. Plus I pretty much always lie about my demographics on these things. But the big issue is that Americans have no idea how bad our system is. One of my friends grew up poor and because he worked for a grocery store part-time, he would buy food past the sell by date. When he got a job and a decent income, he said fresh snacks and bread didn’t taste right.

Deval Patrick Was an Overrated Governor New Republic

Google limiting and generalizing political ad targeting around the world 9to5Google

Fracking Under Fire In California OilPrice

The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off Course Atlantic. More comments at HackerNews. Paul R singles out this one:

Despite all the press around the specifics of MCAS and the 737 MAX, the broken relationship between Boeing and the FAA, and the poor state of Boeing pilot training in many developing countries, this article reads as the single most damning piece about Boeing. The implication is that there isn’t a simple policy or process fix to get Boeing back on track, but that the company culture and leadership model is fundamentally broken and has been for the last 20 years. That is a slow and painful thing to recover from, and not many companies have done it successfully (though Microsoft and IBM come to mind as ones who made it through to the other side).

GM accuses Fiat Chrysler of corrupt bargaining with UAW Detroit News

The Navajo Generating Station Coal Plant Officially Powers Down. Will Renewables Replace It? GreenTech Media (Heresy 101). A problem with doing the right thing: 500 jobs lost.

Betrayed by the Big Four: whistleblowers speak out Financial Times (David L)

Rawls, Antigone and the tragic irony of norms Notes on Liberty (Brandon C). Important.

Class Warfare

Student-loan debt and skyrocketing housing prices have become so bad that more millennials are planning to rent forever Business Insider

Antidote du jour. CV took this photo of the Meadow Beauty at the beginning of the month, just before the deep freeze.

Links 11/21/19

And a bonus. Funny, we haven’t had pandas for a while.

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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