Sweet Swedish pair rescues a moose from frozen lake TreeHugger (J-LS). Wow, that moose is tough! It was in ice cold water for a pretty long time.
The Green Comet P45 will be visible toward the end of this week before
sunrise in the east:
Does an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal? The Conversation (J-LS)
South China Sea already “militarised” MacroBusiness. Trump and Bannon are way behind the curve.
Isolating China Doesn’t Work New York Times (David L)
Brexit debate: government wins 1st amendment vote to trigger article 50 – Politics live Guardian. Live blog, so you can read what transpired.
IMF board split over bailout terms for Greece Financial Times
New Cold War
Kremlin seeks apology from Fox News BBC (resilc)
Arab countries face climate warming reality Middle East Online (resilc)
Israel passes bill to seize private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements Washington Post (furzy)
New Israeli law retroactively legalises settlements Financial Times
How We Were Misled About Syria: Channel 4 News Tim Hayward (guurst)
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API The Register (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Simple Way to Save the U.S. Military National Interest
Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Trump’s Immigration Order Bloomberg (furzy)
Anti-Trump Protests Complicate Start of His Presidency Associated Press. So far, he’s gotten all of his appointees through. What happens to DeVos is a more telling indictor.
Chaos Candidate Becomes the Uncertainty President Bloomberg (resilc)
Elliott Abrams: Trump’s Neocon? Atlantic (resilc)
Trump Has Already Blown It Foreign Policy
The New York Times Prints the Fake Facts that Fit its False Narratives A Case Study Center for Security Policy. Yes, Frank Gaffney is a right wing lunatic. But even right wing lunatics deserve to be quoted accurately. Lambert: “The Times is using scorched earth tactics on its own credibility as a news gathering organization. So who’s the bad guy?!”
Extreme Vetting, But Not for Banks Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Donald Trump’s politically risky tilt at the fiduciary rule Financial Times
Goldman Sachs Economists Are Starting to Worry About President Trump Bloomberg (resilc)
When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig New Yorker. Resilc: “They should ask black people in St. Louis and Baltimore and……
A Big Freakin’ Deal in the DNC Chair Race Washington Monthly (resilc)
Trump Says Obamacare Replacement Could Take Until Next Year Bloomberg (resilc)
US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Engadget (Chuck L)
CalPERS staff says fund should not divest from Dakota Access Reuters (allan)
Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars Bloomberg (furzy)
As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the Universe Are Threatened MIT Technology Review
Minority Groups Lose When They Collaborate with Power Nautilus (Micael)
You Can’t Fake It Jacobin (UserFriendly). Today’s must read. It also mentions only in passing a key problem: the people who have been protesting (save the cab drivers in NYC) has been mainly people who have the money and time to do so. Any mass effort would require working class participation. What reason do the proponents have to believe they’d show up and be the shock troops for the Acela corridor classes?
Antidote du jour. Glenn F: This is an image/story of Norwegian horses oblivious to the aurora
happening behind them: