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Photo: The subtle sweet beauty of brown pelicans Treehugger (J-LS)
People with autism make more logical decisions Business Insider (furzy). And why would one assume not?
Twitter suitors vanish as Salesforce rules out bid Financial Times. I’d rather not have Twitter messed up by a new owner.
Chinese property owners are going to have have a rude awakening Business Insider
Nicola Sturgeon’s manoeuvres offer a chance to shape Brexit Guardian (Dr. B)
The City exodus is already happening. It just doesn’t look like you expect it to Telegraph. Vlade: “Of course, voters in Midlands/North England couldn’t give a toss if a number of people from SouthEast lose well paid jobs. At least until such a time that the London tax take starts to erode significantly (and that tax base is mostly on the back of the middle class well paid jobs, not a few high paid bankers who have ways and means of avoiding it anyways), and the unemployment starts going up.”
Ian Hislop: satirist the British establishment loves to hate Financial Times (J-LS)
German Government Has Ruled Out State Help for Deutsche Bank Wall Street Journal
RUSSIA DROPS FISH BOMB ON NEW ZEALAND AFTER NZ PRIME MINISTER KEY ATTACKS PRESIDENT PUTIN John Helmer. From Helmer by e-mail: The covert story here is the NZ Govt’s decision to end the nuclear-free zone ban on US warships.
Syria Interview: Assad — “This Conflict is About World War 3” EA WorldView (resilc)
US Goes to War with Houthis in Yemen (Openly) Juan Cole (resilc)
US denies seeking wider role in Yemen war a day after firing missiles Guardian Resilc: “Lyndon Baines Clintoon can do a Tonkin gulf, i mean Baab el Mandab resolution in Jan.”
The Corleones of Kabul Foreign Affairs (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities Intercept (Chuck L). Wowsers. They must be desperate for budget. Did they miss that NYC is being gentrified to the degree that poor people are being pushed further and further away by the rents? And that it’s pretty hard to have “subterranean labyrinths” when it takes jackhammers to get into the schist? Now 50+ years out, all bets are off (re urban centers falling apart due to general collapse…but we’re likely to see big populations declines with that, not teeming hordes)
First Nuclear Strike – the positions of Obama, Trump, Clinton Defend Democracy
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
‘FOBs’: How Hillary’s State Dept. Gave Special Attention to ‘Friends of Bill’ After Haiti Quake ABC. Li: “Haiti has very clear pay to play connection.”
FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe New York Post (g)
Emails Show Aides Pressed Hillary Clinton to Apologize Wall Street Journal (Li)
Jordan Stumps ANOTHER Clinton Staffer On Wall St Transcripts YouTube (Phil U)
From liberal beacon to a prop for Trump: what has happened to WikiLeaks? Guardian. Prepare the fainting couch. JTM” “From a liberal beacon to a shill for Clinton and the Elite…”
On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive Is an Easy Call Glenn Greenwald, Intercept (resilc)
Senate Update: Clinton Is Surging, But Down-Ballot Democrats Are Losing Ground FiveThirtyEight (resilc). As Lambert and we predicted. Clinton is sucking all the money out of the down-ticket Dem races, while Republican billionaires are targeting them.
Roaming Charges: a Wikileak is a Terrible Thing to Waste Counterpunch (J-LS)
The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (resilc)
Evangelical clash over Trump reverberates at Liberty University (+video) Christian Science Monitor (furzy)
‘Ostrich’ Republicans disown Trump but cling to election hope Financial Times
Where Do Clinton and Trump Have the Most Upside? FiveThirtyEight. Resilc: “Ries to my chats and Trump signs in Vermont and western Mass this summah.”
Why Google News is adding a ‘Fact Check’ label Christian Science Monitor. Lambert: “I can’t think of a worse idea.”
#RIPJournalism: Trust falls, Gallup 32%, Pew 18%, Facebook 12%, press group 6% Washington Examiner (Phil U). Of course, it’s Trump’s fault.
Rethinking automatic insurance coverage for preventive health care Minnesota Public Radio News. Phil U: “URGH someone needs to take the ACA out back and shoot it.”
3 arrested in alleged bomb plot targeting Somalis in Kansas Associated Press (furzy)
Journalist Amy Goodman Shouldn’t Be Arrested for Covering Dakota Pipeline Story Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
The governor of Oklahoma created ‘Oilfield Prayer Day’ in hopes of saving the state’s oil and gas industry Business Insider (furzy). Only in America…
A flood disaster in N.C.: Satellite photos before and after Hurricane Matthew Washington Post (Lulu)
The Cheap Airfare Party Is About to End Bloomberg. “About to”? I had major sticker shock when I bought my Thanksgiving and Christmas tickets.
Data Reveals the American Dream Is Alive and Well—in Canada Wired (resilc)
Antidote du jour. John Z: “My daughter, Lynn, took the attached video clip of a praying mantis in her yard. While filming, the insect turned around and looked straight at her. She later found out that praying mantises have ultrasound hearing so apparently the bug heard her and turned to check her out. The still picture is from the video clip.”