The world needs more toilets – but not ones that flush The Conversation
Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon Telescope The Conversation (David L)
New self-help mantra: Don’t give a f*** about anything. Here’s how not to Scroll.in. Trigger warning: Skip this if the f-word bothers you. Not surprised this is an NYT bestseller….
2016 Post Mortem
Biden: I regret not being president Oh god. I don’t know how much of this nonsense I can stand. Say it ain’t so, Joe! Bernie would have won.
Inauguration of the Trumpian Beauty Contest The Baffler
Against Chelsea Clinton Devastating. Jacobin
Let’s Not Call Obama Stylish Just Yet New York. The hagiography continues. Can’t decide which is worse: This or the Chelsea Clinton trial balloons. Readers?
Where’s the Best Place to Live Under the American Health Care Act? The Atlantic (resilc)
Trump tried to burn down Obamacare. He set his hair on fire instead Guardian (resilc)
Stop Blaming. Start Governing. Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg weighs in.
Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame Reuters (resilc). Teflon Trump?
Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer from a blood sample Science Daily (Chuck L)
Israeli Cyber Police Arrest Israeli-American Teen for ‘Hundreds’ of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Worldwide Haaretz. furzy: “another clueless kid?”
‘People aren’t spending’: stores close doors in ‘oversaturated’ US retail market Guardian. bob k: “gee, it’s an underconsumption crisis. can’t wall st put out some low interest home equity loans so people can have some real money to spend?”
Is Australia on the brink of becoming a completely cashless society? ABC.net (Paul R)
Hello Aadhaar, Goodbye Privacy The Wire
The Feuding Kleptocrats Truthdig
Cameron aide’s uber ‘cover up’: Downing Street accused of withholding emails about its secret campaign to help online taxi firm Daily Mail. Yes, I know it’s the Daily Mail.
THE DARK SIDE OF GENDER SEGREGATION IN THE MILITARY War on the Rocks
Isis’s losses in Syria and Iraq will make it harder for it to recruit another Khalid Masood Independent. Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
Daesh, Creature of the West Sputnik News (RR)
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised The Intercept. Glenn Greenwald’s latest.
Gas From Israel And The Flynn Wiretapping – Behind The Deep-State Infighting Over The Trump Election Moon of Alabama (Chuck L).
The Jordanian Airline Making Money Off the Laptop Ban The Atlantic (resilc)
Donald Trump voters: We like the president’s lies Toronto Star. Dan K: “Confirmation bias of course, but people are pissed at DC.”
Here’s how Trump is using a special law to do away with Obama regulations The Hill. Update on use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal regs.
Trump Reportedly Handed Merkel a $374 Billion Invoice for NATO Slate (resilc). No wonder she looked so stunned in those photos.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Blissful bathrooms: smart showers, magic mirrors and fun loos keep you connected at all times SCMP. Creepy– even absent a mention of a camera-containing microwave.
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