30+ Pics Proving That Every Cat Is A Satan Bored Panda
Indonesian man’s body found inside python – police BBC (resilc) :-(
Great Escape: Hubble Finds Supermassive Black Hole Breaking from Its Own Galaxy Sputnik News (Chuck L)
Solving the mystery of the Arctic’s green ice PhysOrg (Chuck L)
A.I. Versus M.D. The New Yorker (resilc)
China completes major militarised islands MacroBusiness. While you were busy worrying about Russia….
America has been trumped in the South China Sea Financial Times
Brexit. I know I should post, if nothing else to let our UK and Continental readers chat it up, but there is so much noise out there there now I feel like letting everyone else have their say.
Brexit, Pursued by Despair The Baffler (Chuck L). Today’s must read. An amazing rant.
12 people, things that ruined the EU Politico (Chuck L)
What Working People Want As Article 50 Is Triggered Social Europe (micael)
U.K., EU Face Tough Negotiations After Launch of Brexit Wall Street Journal
Brexit minister to lay out plan to repatriate EU laws Financial Times
Brexit timetable: Brussels takes three-stepped approach to talks Financial Times
Germany Tries to Catch Up with Startup World Der Spiegel. Resilc: “While we gut research and fund more warzzz.”
Shift to right following election in Bulgaria WSWS (micael)
New Cold War
Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report VOA (resilc). Important.
Trump’s Hope for Rapid Reset With Russia Fades Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Comcast-Funded Civil Rights Groups Claim Low-Income People Prefer Ads Over Privacy Intercept (martha r)
Lots of anger in the comments section of Breitbart against the GOP for revoking the Obama privacy regs for ISPs. https://t.co/KZRGMgaWg6
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) March 29, 2017
Imperial Collapse Watch
War and Propaganda Counterpunch (resilc)
Trump Administration Signals It Would Seek Mostly Modest Changes to Nafta Wall Street Journal
Trump’s Effort to Undo Climate Policies New York Times (furzy)
Youth-Led, High-Stakes Climate Lawsuit Shifts Focus to Trump Rolling Stone (resilc)
Trump taps Chris Christie to lead fight against nation’s opioid addiction crisis Los Angeles Times (resilc)
Mar-a-Lago Is Just the Start of Trump’s Ethical Mess Vanity Fair. Resilc: “we’d be in impeachment process with Clintoon Foundation at this time if she had won.”
Democrats Against Single Payer Jacobin (martha r). Never forget that, except in 2009, the health care industry has long been the top lobbyist in DC. That is all you need to know regarding how the Democrats will behave with respect to single payer.
Here’s when we’ll know the future of Obamacare Washington Post. Important. The Republicans can try to Obamacare into a death spiral, soon.
Rooting for failure Center for Politics (UserFriendly)
Wasserman Schultz to Sanders: Dems are already a grassroots party The Hill. Kill me now
More and More Americans Are Down with Weed, Survey Says Vice (resilc)
Oroville 29 March New DWR Spillway Footage You Tube. Maggie K: “Detailed updates provided by Juan Brown who is a pilot by trade and lives in the Oroville Dam area. He reports on all of the press conferences, shows dam water level spreadsheets, uses DWR drone footage & photos to help explain, very little speculation, concise.” Find earlier ones here.
Police State Watch
Mom says TSA agents at DFW Airport traumatized son with ‘horrifying’ security check Dallas News (Chuck L). I routinely get patdowns as a result of refusing to go through backscanners, and that patdown looks perfectly normal.
Police Warning Shots May Be in for a Comeback NPR (furzy)
The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices Prospect (Chuck L)
Private equity firms cherry-pick buyers for loans Financial Times
The Invisible Hand Dissent (micael)
The Drug Overdose Epidemic in America’s Suburbs Bloomberg (resilc)
Study suggests scientific work force is aging — as younger scientists struggle to find good jobs Inside Higher Ed (resilc)
TECH AND THE FAKE MARKET TACTIC Anil Dash (Chuck L). From early March, still germane and very clever. Uber as the prototypical fake market, and what else might be in store.
Antidote du jour. Karrin H:
Thought I’d share this picture of my horse’s new filly. She’s a delight that sends my mind ruminating on all sorts of things the human world contrives to distract me from. We really need regular contact with plants and animals to be spiritually healthy! Today I watched an entire nap, marveling at my mare’s constant and intense watch over her baby, nose carefully covering every inch of this new little body while it slept. There’s so much we animals have in common there, but we humans fall for this sense of otherness that is probably an emergent property of our neocortex.