Photo: Northern copperhead in North Carolina Treehugger. Resilc: “Rep from 8th congressional district in NC.”
Decapitated Rattlesnake Bites Itself Imgur (Chuck L). Anti-antidote, not for the squeamish.
What will not be addressed at the climate change conference in Paris Heiner Flassbeck. Guurst: “”Bleak’ does not come close.”
REDD+ Handed in Paris Project Syndicate (David L)
Denmark, a Green Energy Leader, Slows Pace of Its Spending New York Times (David L)
In Nigeria, Chinese Investment Comes With a Downside New York Times
Hong Kong housing bubble threatens to bust MacroBusiness
“To the Lefts of Europe and the World” Transform Network (Sid S)
Imperial Collapse Watch
President Obama to Make Primetime Statement on Terrorism on Sunday Wall Street Journal
The spread of Wahhabism, and the West’s responsibility to the world New Statesman (Steven D)
GOP Candidates Jewsplain Jewing To Jewishes. Goes Well As You’d Expect, Only Worse Wonkette (furzy mouse)
Trump repeatedly interrupted by protesters at campaign rally Th eHill (furzy mouse). I don’t understand why the Republican establishment that is desperate to get Trump out of the picture haven’t figured out that the way to dent him is to get him to react badly (which he has done occasionally. A way to do that is get protestors to push Republican hot button issues where Trump is on the wrong side. They need to get some bad video clips out of Trump on which they can capitalize.
Donald Trump ends speech after 10 protest interruptions MSNBC. A bit too much schadenfreude…..Also notice how Trump supporters swarmed the comments section.
95,000 Words, Many Ominous, From Trump’s Tongue New York Times
Trump calls for Macy’s Christmas boycott The Hill (furzy mouse). You cannot make this stuff up.
Republicans reject Texas secession and Lone Star loons The Star-Telegram
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Who’s responsible when small children shoot themselves? myAJC. Lambert: “Sadly, this is how Darwin works.”
Conservative blogger shoots holes through New York Times editorial The Hill. Furzy mouse: “Another wingnut in need of anger management.”
GunTV, America’s First 24-Hour Firearm Shopping Channel, Set for 2016 Newsweek. I really do have to emigrate. And in the meantime, stock up on Kevlar.
Europe drops CDS market probe into banks Financial Times
There’s finally a limit to how much people put in hedge funds Business Insider
Fed Finds Fault With Its Stress Tests Wall Street Journal
Peter Frankopan Tank Magazine (guurst). Trust me. Read this.
Antidote du jour. From a series sent by Diane P:
31-year-old Luiz Higa Junior of São Paulo , Brazil , tells PetaPixel that his golden retriever, Bob, is a little less than two years old. In the beginning, he just had Bob, a cockatiel and a parakeet.
“Since the beginning I put them together to see their behavior,” he tells us. “It was nice, so I decided to have them play together sometimes during my free time.”
He then added more birds and a hamster to the group, and his Instagram account has been steadily growing in popularity since. Higa’s photos show the group posing, playing, exploring, and resting together.