USB Killer, yours for $50, lets you easily fry almost every device Ars Technica. Chuck L: “Public service warning.” Wowsers.
Naked Capitalism Website Denounces PropOrNot’s Attempt at ‘Censorship of the Worst Form’ Truthdig. Includes audio link.
Late Is Enough: On Thomas Friedman’s New Book Rolling Stone. The latest entry to the extensive series of Matt Tabbi’s Friedman takedowns, collected here: The Definitive Collection of Thomas Friedman Takedowns Jillian C. York. (I’m reposting the collection for those who missed it when I posted it during the latter part of last week.)
Killer drivers on mobiles to get life The Times
New EU Energy Goals Are Just What Trump Aims to Avoid MIT Technology Review
Four Huge Cities Are Banning Diesel Cars MIT Technology Review
Police State Watch
The Iron Heel at Home: Force Matters Counterpunch
Local vet organizing protection for pipeline protesters at Standing Rock Buffalo News (Martha R).
By What Authority? The Baffler
Somes Bar 8th Grader Reports on Standing Rock Two Rivers Tribune (Martha R)
Yurts, cleats, coats: Dakota protesters dig in for brutal winter Reuters (Martha R)
Investors Take Stand on Dakota Access Pipeline Sustainable Finance (Martha R)
Indian Currency Train Wreck
Reserved Banker 7 days Long knives out for RBI governor Urjit Patel as scapegoat for the demonetization debacle?
I Served With James Mattis. Here’s What I Learned From Him The Federalist. Rightwing comes out in his defense.
General Jim Mattis Brings Insight And Clarity To The Nature Of War Hoover Institution. Live! From the heart of The Blob!
Trump’s Charm of Not Being Obama WSJ Can’t agree with al of this but. . .
The Private Deportation Machine Jacobin
Big Brother IS Watching You
UK’s new Snoopers’ Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor The Register (Chuck L)
Uber knows where you go, even after ride is over Ars Technica
2016 Post Mortem
Faux News Channel The Baffler
The Democrats’ Biggest Disaster New Republic
Bernie Sanders in San Rafael: Democratic elite to blame for Trump victory (Martha R). Looks like Sanders is repeating his 2015 strategy: Barnstorm the country speaking to groups (and then crowds…) Bernie realizes the struggle continues, and we must persevere.
The lesson of 2016 is that identity matters – even for white people New Statesman. Could have just as easily have placed this under a Brexit heading but I don’t have one of those today.
Green Party’s Stein to pursue Pennsylvania recount petition in federal court Reuters. Is it over yet? Likely to go nowhere, especially as the state Dem apparatus isn’t on board.
Antidote du jour.