“Some Of The Trumps Are Fake,” By Donald Trump Paul Bibeau
Thailand lays out buffet for elephants in national celebration Reuters (furzy)
Oh, Great, More Than One Country Has Radioactive Boars Foreign Policy (resilc)
The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west PhysOrg. Chuck L: “They’ve been here a lot longer than the native Americans. Let alone we Gringos.”
Where Eagles Dare: French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones Fox News. Furzy: “I’m not thrilled by this use of such magnificent critters, but if it saves human lives…..”
Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss: study PhysOrg (Chuck L)
PIOMAS March 2017 Arctic Sea Ice Blog. Chuck L: “Arctic Sea Ice Volume still on track for lowest winter maximum since detailed records began began to be kept. 1979, IIRC.”
Understanding the uses of grid level energy storage MacroBusiness
Your Doctor App Could Amplify Your Health Anxieties MIT Technology Review (J-LS)
Populists seize the moment as Dutch fall out of love with EU Financial Times
The Latest: Turkey imposes sanctions on the Netherlands Associated Press. Note Macron went to London not just to campaign to French expats (one suspects in banking) but to raise money from them! So the visit, at least on the surface (I’m late to this row) does seem to be based on precedent.
20 WAYS TO BREAK EUROPE ATLAS OF PREJUDICE
Could France’s Marine Le Pen deliver Frexit? Financial Times
New Cold War
Adversarial Relationship With Russia Result of Decades of US Provocation Real News Network. Wilkerson goes off the official script again!
Former US Diplomats Warn Russia Hysteria Undermining US Interests Antiwar (resilc)
Trump’s Yemen Policy Serves Saudi Royals Better Than Americans Atlantic (resilc)
Where is Leyla, Mr. Erdogan? failed evolution
The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan New York Times (resilc)
Is Russia trying to take back over Libya from NATO, Radicals? Juan Cole (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Why a House bill wants workers’ genetic information Christian Science Monitor (furzy). Headlines like this make me nuts. Isn’t “why” obvious by now? The “why” is the excuse “why,” not the real reason.
Trump Couldn’t Buy Coverage Like This Ian Welsh (furzy)
Trump Gave CIA Power to Launch Drone Strikes Wall Street Journal
There Is No Deep State New Yorker (furzy). Readers, a critical thinking test! How many things are wrong with this article?
Trump adviser Conway warns of spy microwaves ‘that turn into cameras’, then she gets roasted on social media South China Morning Post (J-LS)
Trump vs. the media: the war over facts Christian Science Monitor (furzy)
The Democrats’ Dangerous Diversion Consortiumnews (Sid S)
Health Bill Would Add 24 Million Uninsured but Save $337 Billion, Report Says New York Times (furzy). Lambert: “God, they suck. Of course, the Times would flog the expense reduction (service cuts) as cutting the deficit.”
AARP letter in opposition to the GOP health care bill AARP (Kevin C)
Pelosi and Schumer, Price and Mulvaney on the CBO estimate on the GOP health care bill. C-SPAN. Kevin C: “16 minutes.”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Church cops? Congregation eyes its own unusual police force Associated Press (resilc)
THE NECESSITY OF CREDIBILITY Current Affairs. We managed to miss this, but a nice shout out.
The World’s Most Radical Experiment in Monetary Policy Isn’t Working Wall Street Journal. UserFriendly points out this is a few days ago. Nevertheless, it confirm what we and others have said for some time: that zero and negative interest rates would not lead consumers to spend more, it would tell them deflation was going to continue and they should become even better hoarders.
NY dropping teacher literacy test amid claims of racism Fox News (furzy)
Antidote du jour (Kim K). A Cercropia moth caterpillar from ColourLovers:
And a bonus. I can’t find who provided this so apologies for the failure to hat tip! Be sure to watch this:
When you become the music. pic.twitter.com/1ahWgq2jLB
— Stuart Rutherford (@doodlewhale) March 11, 2017