The Most Famous American Dog on Instagram New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Belgians Fight Terror With Cat Memes During #BrusselsLockdown Time, See thread on Twitter (IsabelPS)
A Harvard scientist who’s studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing Business Insider (David L). Science and gee whiz headlines aren’t a great match. Nevertheless…
The United Nations Climate Conference: COP21 Paul Tioxon:
This is a UN conference. This is the official site with a lot of primary source materials, PDFs of agendas, meetings, etc.
Finance is a big part of this. So is eco-agriculture or conserving the soil for farming, among many other Ecology based issues. This is the undigested material that you can poke around in at your leisure, to see what may strike you as significant. This is the biggest geopolitical real politik event of the past few decades. It is sorely under reported and as far as I can tell nearly completely being by passed for importance.
Farmers worry new bill will allow GMO contamination National Media (furzy mouse)
Big Pharma has become addicted to an illusion Financial Times. Important.
Beware of China’s Safety Record New York Times
Canada races ahead of the U.S. in bid to resettle Syrian refugees Washington Post/
End of EU Border-Free System Could See Euro Fail, Warns Juncker Wall Street Journal
Are we going Greek? Data on the bailed-out economies of the eurozone Fernando Alexandre and Pedro Bação (IsabelPS)
Portuguese Socialist Costa Names Centeno as Finance Minister Bloomberg (Kevin C)
Portugal’s new finance minister is no Varoufakis Politico (Isabel PS)
Autumn statement: Osborne isn’t fixing the roof, he’s eroding the foundations Mariana Mazzucato, Guardian
Russia trade war escalates as Ukraine bans aircraft overflights Financial Times
Turkey Downed Russian Plane
Putin Pushes Back: How Russia Is Responding to Turkey’s Downing of Fighter Jet Yahoo (furzy mouse)
Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED” George Washington. Notice how the Fox interviewer is flummoxed.
Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says Associated Press
Kunduz Investigation Blames Aircrew, SOF Commander, Computers Defense One. (furzy mouse)
You can pay me now or you can pay me later Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
US accuses Syria of buying oil from Isis Financial Times
UN Backs Russia’s War against ISIL Da’esh (Bill M)
Dear Media, Stop Freaking Out About Donald Trump’s Polls FiveThirtyEight
New Kasich ad: If Trump becomes president, ‘you better hope there’s someone left to help you’ Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Terrorism in the Age of Trump New York Magazine (resilc)
For thin-skinned students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves Washington Post
Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in class action suit Reuters (furzy mouse)
Wall St. Faces Mounting Criticism From Regulators New York Times. Important.
How Social Justice Became Cool The Fader< Thomas Chatterton Williams reviews ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates London Review of Books/blockquote>
Study 329: Big Risk Dr. David Healy (Partick F). http://davidhealy.org/study-329-big-risk
Antidote du jour (abynormal):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.