Sunday, December 11, 2016

We’re Under Attack

The Washington Post validated a McCarthyite effort to blacklist 200 sites, threatening independent media and Naked Capitalism specifically.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/29/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, TPP, more Trump appointments, “RIP, my Shillaries,” GDP, retail, the bezzle, #NoDAPL, brutal winters, haggis

Trump Loves to Win, But American Generals Have Forgotten How

Trump recognizes that the senior U.S. military leadership doesn’t know how to win. But can he do anything about it?

Links 11/29/16

black ewe and white lamb links

How the Global Left Destroyed Itself (or, All Sex Is Not Rape)

Why the politics of sex in particular, and identity politics in general, have undermined the left.

Wall Street Journal Puts Foot in Mouth and Chews Via False Claim That Tax Law Change Would Lead US Companies To Move Cash to US

Yet again, we ebunk the myth that tax gaming leads US companies to hoard cash overseas. Tax accounting has nada to do with where money sits.

Trump’s Existential Threat: Climate Change

Trump will encounter opposition from the military if he persists with climate change denialism.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/28/2016

Everybody’s in despair, every girl and boy, But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody’s gonna jump for joy.

Still More Myths About Clinton’s Defeat in Election 2016 Debunked

Clinton’s “17 Intelligence Agencies” talking point, and “Trump is a Russian puppet” talking point

Links 11/28/16


Round Up No Suspects: The Bio Telemetry Settlement Demonstrates the Continuing Impunity of Health Care Organizational (and Other) Leaders

As has become usual in enforcement of laws regarding kickbacks, bribes, fraud etc, the case was resolved by a relatively small fine

Bill Black: Howard Dean Wants to Continue Austerity’s Assault on the Working Class

Why Democrats like Howard Dean believe in and sell austerity snake oil.

Oil Industry Worries About Peak Oil, as in Peak Demand

Some forward-thinking oil producers are worried about peak demand. Are their concerns warranted?

These Three Keen Websites Will Improve Your Language Skills!

Rhetorical techniques, snowclones — what’s a snowclone? — and TV Tropes

Links 11/27/16