Cubs’ victory is most-watched Series game since 1991 New York Times (EM)
Study links human actions to specific Arctic sea ice melt PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Uncovered: the mysterious killer triffids that dominate life in our oceans The Conversation (J-LS)
A New AI Ethics Center Shows Growing Angst About Machine Smarts MIT Technology Review (David L)
Smoking a pack a day for a year causes 150 mutations in lung cells MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Scientists find key protein for spinal cord repair MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps? Bloomberg
China: The Virtues of the Awful Convulsion New York Review of Books
Europe rewrites the rules for Silicon Valley Financial Times
Australian democracy is in very serious jeopardy MacroBusiness (J-LS)
Zero ethics in the lobby-occupied EU officially confirmed failed evolution
May’s Brexit plans thrown into turmoil after court defeat Financial Times. Ahem, what they had cooked up so far did not rise to the level of being a plan.
Prime Minister’s Questions: 2 November 2016 YouTube. You gotta love Question Time. If we had anything like this, we’d have better informed voters. Wonderfully rowdy. Richard Smith: “Pretty obvious from the response that the PM doesn’t really know what an SLP is yet, but I expect she is brushing up on that now.
She could start by reading Naked Capitalism, which broke the story.”
Arrest Warrants Issued for Arrest of All 59 HDP MPs Kurdish Question (Phil U)
From ‘reset’ to ‘pause’: The real story behind Hillary Clinton’s feud with Vladimir Putin Washington Post (Dan K)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
CSIS broke law by keeping sensitive metadata, Federal Court rules CBC (frosty zoom)
Memo to the Next President: Avoid the ‘Vision Thing’ in the Mideast Politico. Resilc: “The future’s so dark, we gotta wear shades……like the blind leaders we have. Can we fix something here for once?”
On A Scale From 1 To 10, How Much Should Democrats Panic? FiveThirtyEight. Resilc: “Either way they should.”
Trump has led or tied 3 of last 5 polls (since last week) in New Hampshire
If he edges out a win there, the electoral map could go 270-268. https://t.co/Eo9D02vWqP
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 3, 2016
FBI Sources Tell Fox News An “Indictment Is Likely” In Clinton Foundation Case RealClearPolitics (furzy). FBI sources can believe what they believe, but they don’t file indictments. Fox walked back initial account per TV I saw today, but only very mildly.
Trump takes aim at Clinton ‘firewall’ states as polls narrow Financial Times
I’m addicted to Donald Trump Spectator (J-LS)
Cenk Uygur: WikiLeaks Reveal Hillary Clinton As “Living Embodiment Of Corruption” RealClearPolitics (furzy). Note RCP skews right wing, so you need to read past some of the noise. Lambert and I lament that we are having to link to sites we’d normally not use because the MSM is refusing to touch or greatly underreporting some important stories.
Barrel Bomb: The Cataclysmic Close of Campaign 2016 Defend Democracy (Joe H)
The Dallas IRS Office That’s Quietly Determining the Fate of the Clinton Foundation Dallas Observer (EA)
High court rules for jury trials in civil forfeiture cases Montana & Regional (Chuck L)
Longtime Davis Polk Partner to Become GC for Manhattan DA New York Law Journal (Adrien). Cy Vance was never much of a prosecutor, and now this…
Cory Doctorow: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Copyright Locus Online (Dan K)
Absurd Notions: World is Running Out of Dollars Michael Shedlock (furzy)
On Wall Street, a high-ranking few still avoid email Reuters (Bill B)
Wells Fargo’s new chief commits to ‘cross-selling’ strategy Financial Times. Quelle surprise. It’s the only strategy they have.
An Obituary Of The New York Times Unz Review (Chuck L). Important.
Could States Tax MERS Out of Existence? New York’s State of Mind (steve). They can but they won’t. And they can just prohibit it, which is more straightforward.
Make finance the servant, not the master Ann Pettifor, Open Democracy
How PE Firms Are Flipping Drugs in Price-Gouging Scheme that Cannibalizes the Entire US Economy Wolf Street (Dr. Kevin)
The moment that the Left had retired of fighting for a better world failed evolution (margarita)
Uber Accused of Predatory Pricing by San Francisco Cab Firm Bloomberg (MS)
Antidote du jour (timotheus). For story, see Michigan men adopt stray pups that crashed their bachelor party:
The puppies in action: