Yves is stranded in the Deep South thanks to the inability of Delta Airlines to keep its systems up and running.
Gandhi, who helped defeat the mighty British empire, struggled to win the battle with his own people Scroll.in. On 30th January 1948, Jawaharlal Nehru announced the death of Mahatma Gandhi, assassinated by a Hindu extremist hours earlier, in an impromptu speech outside Birla House, Delhi: “The light has gone out of our lives.”
I am a difficult person at work and proud of it FT. Sorry to see Lucy Kellaway will be leaving the FT, in order to retrain as a maths teacher. I’ll miss her writing.
3-D-Printed Skin Leads the Way Toward Artificial Organs MIT Technology Review
France’s wild hamsters being turned into ‘crazed cannibals’ by diet of corn The Guardian (Dan K).
2016 Post Mortem
Our Alternative Jacobin (Steve C)
With more than 1,000 water crossings, ‘extra large’ fight possible with Keystone XL pipeline Rapid City Journal (Anita F). There’s more to this war than the fight over #NoDAPL.
4.1 miles video DaphneMatziarski.com (Sid S)
Move over skimmers, ‘shimmers’ are the newest tool for stealing credit card info CBC (Tony K). “Another reason good old cash is superior for customers.”
Indian Currency Train Wreck
Understanding demonetisation: Why there’s a war on cash (and you are in the middle of it), Understanding demonetisation: Who is behind the war on cash (and why), and Understanding demonetisation: The problem with the war on cash Scroll.in. Must-read three-part series on the war on cash, culminating in today’s final installment– teases out implications that extend beyond India.
Pause! We Can Go Back! New York Review of Books. Bill McKibben. Can we?
The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II The Daily Beast (furzy). If I had a quid for every Brit identified as the real 007… (FWIW, I think the model was Fitzroy Maclean author of the splendid Eastern Approaches— pick up a copy if you can. You won’t be disappointed.)
Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business: How Many Jobs Will Vanish Michael Shedlock (EM)
New Cold War
Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by War Simithsonian (Micael) “Do they want war with Russia because there is no good russian restaurant where you can get a decent borscht and a smooth vodka in the US?”
Wild Child Takes Charge NYT (Joe H)
Poll: Trump reaches majority disapproval in eight days The Hill (furzy)
No Time for Despair Jacobin (martha r)
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump’s Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas Lawfare (Carla– hoisted from yesterday’s comments).
Outrage About Trump Exposes “Librul” Hypocrisy Moon of Alabama (margarita)
OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION MADE THE “MUSLIM BAN” POSSIBLE AND THE MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU Seth Frantzman (Dan K)
What Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn’t Do The Atlantic (UserFriendly). “Obama laid the groundwork.”
Who Hasn’t Trump Banned? People From Places Where He’s Done Business
NYT. Note that the two authors of this piece are involved in the Emoluments Clause litigation I posted about last week– and that their op-ed conveniently fails to mention the origin of this seven-country grouping.
Six other times the US has banned immigrants Al Jazeera
This is how Theresa May should have reacted to Donald Trump’s travel ban – for the sake of British Muslims Independent. Robert Fiske weighs in.
Tempest Trump: China and US urged to make plans for ‘major storm’ in bilateral relationship SCMP. Fasten your seatbelts. . . .
The Perils of Calling Trump a Liar Politico (Dan K)
It’s the Poverty, Stupid, Not Trump’s Imagined Carnage The American Prospect (resilc). Aids level deaths from opioids isn’t carnage?
Abe, Trump agree to hold summit on Feb. 10 Japan Times (furzy)
An Infrastructure Fix The American Conservative
What Exactly Does Mexico Export to the US? J W Mason (resilc)
The US is turning away Mexican avocados at the border Independent (resilc)
It Can Happen Here Dollars & Sense (Sid S)
Trump Is Calling for a Missile Defense System That Already Exists Motherboard (resilc)
EXCLUSIVE: Women’s March Protesters Booed Trump Hotel Staffers Who Aided Woman Having Heart Attack Heatstreet (UserFriendly). “Nice one Pussy Hats! I’m sure every last hotel guest voted Trump…. and the video too.”
Antidote du jour (J-LS photo, Gir National Forest, October 2016):