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Nation’s defense contractors promise no attack against US will go unprofitable Duffel Blog ‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses NYT History of Mel Brooks: Both Parts Jewish Review of Books Cashmere country: the perils of making the world’s finest fabric Guardian ‘Help me!’ A young girl’s sign in car window isn’t what it seems, California cops say Sac Bee New Lithium-Oxygen Battery Could One Day Power Electric Cars NBC UserFriendly: “They could…. if you thought the problem with Lithium Ion Batteries was they weren’t explosive enough.” Federal court stops longline fishing to protect turtles off California coast LA Times The tortoise whose rampant sex drive helped save his species is finally retiring WaPo Before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can cause The

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Nation’s defense contractors promise no attack against US will go unprofitable Duffel Blog

‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses NYT

History of Mel Brooks: Both Parts Jewish Review of Books

Cashmere country: the perils of making the world’s finest fabric Guardian

‘Help me!’ A young girl’s sign in car window isn’t what it seems, California cops say Sac Bee

New Lithium-Oxygen Battery Could One Day Power Electric Cars NBC UserFriendly: “They could…. if you thought the problem with Lithium Ion Batteries was they weren’t explosive enough.”

Federal court stops longline fishing to protect turtles off California coast LA Times

The tortoise whose rampant sex drive helped save his species is finally retiring WaPo

Before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can cause The Conversation

On the Waterfronts The Baffler

Taal volcano eruption forces thousands to seek safer ground in the Philippines WaPo

An Airline Required a Woman to Take a Pregnancy Test to Fly to This U.S. Island WSJ

Class Warfare

The 1% are much more satisfied with their lives than everyone else, survey finds WaPo (Dr. Kevin)

More States Are Reconsidering Medicaid Work Requirements TruthOut

City knew ferries have been for the rich since day one, documents reveal NY Post

Against meal kits Salon. Common sense – do people really need to be told this? Isn’t it self-evident? I can understand the allure of takeaway, but….this is ridiculous. And people pay for this ‘service’?

Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Professors’ Conflicts of Interest ProPublica. I don’t expect readers to rush out and do any reporting, but the questions asked in this article are useful to consider when evaluating the evidence offered by experts cited in any  context.

Health Care

For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865 Kaiser Health News

High Drug Prices? Pharma Startup Thinks It Has the Right Medicine WSJ

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Google search data used by pharma giant to bombard users with ads for addictive opioids ABC (Australia) (MCC)

Wild West: Firms interpret California’s privacy law as they see fit Politico

737 MAX

Blackout Bug: Boeing 737 cockpit screens go blank if pilots land on specific runways The Register (chuck l)

Syraqistan

A Dangerous New Era in the Middle East Der Spiegel

Iran: Mass protests call for leaders to resign Deutsche Welle

“Iran Must Begin Acting Like A Normal Nation,” Says Totally Normal Nation Caitlin Johnstone

Trump’s Iran adventure has Japan over a barrel Asia Times (The Rev Kev)

Heads of Libya’s warring sides to hold talks in Russia Al Jazeera

Macron meets with African leaders to boost fight against jihadists in Sahel France 24

Megxit

Prince Charles has Duchy Originals – who’s to say Harry and Meghan can’t have their own global enterprise? Independent

Turkey

Erdogan’s dream, Istanbul’s nightmare Qantara

Australia Apocalypse

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush ‘needs to burn’ BBC

Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined MIT Technology Review

Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis BBC

Even for an air pollution historian like me, these past weeks have been a shock The Conversation

India

Iran Crisis: India-US Defence Pacts May Limit Ability to Say ‘No’ to Military Assistance The Wire

The Limits of Hindutva Jacobin

Nehru’s idea of India is under attack from the nationalist right FT

India Is Abandoning Fundamental Rights, Say US Human Rights Lawyers The Wire

Startups cutting employee costs Economic Times

Trump Transition

Rand Paul says Trump keeps appointing advisers who “love Dick Cheney’s position” Axios

Democrats scramble to rein in Trump’s Iran war powers The Hill

EPA’s Superfund program, a Trump priority, is in shambles Grist

Waste Watch

How do I choose a more climate-friendly phone? Grist

2020

As 2020 Race Heats Up Ahead of Primaries and Caucuses, Sanders Surrogate Argues Biden ‘Has Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’ Common Dreams

How Bernie Sanders would upend America’s global role WaPo (UserFriendly)

Joe Biden’s Vote for War NYT (KC)

Warren, Sanders campaigns spar in rare show of discord between progressive Democratic contenders Reuters

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Links 1/13/2020

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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