Dear patient readers,
Thanks for your kind wishes about my cat. He had what was the worst day in his life by far (five teeth removed, which means he has hardly any left, plus he had to have an IV in him beforehand to be hydrated enough to be put under anesthesia). I’ve never seen him remotely as upset as he was when he came back from the vet. He is sure to be in pain and is still distraught about the sutures in his mouth (which will supposedly dissolve) and his collar. I’m also having trouble getting antibiotics and painkillers into him. Both are liquid, which would normally be easy to get into him, but I can’t administer them with his collar on. So we are both very stressed out here. I did get a soft collar from the vet on the suggestion of reader Lee, and when he emerges (he’s been hiding) I hope that swapping collars will make him less miserable.
How To Save The World’s Tallest Animal National Geographic (furzy)
In a Bering Sea battle of killer whales vs. fishermen, the whales are winning Alaska Dispatch News (Kevin B)
Invasive Asian carp (the kind that jump) found beyond barrier to Great Lakes Cleveland.com (resilc)
The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for healthy oceans The Verge. Dan K: “Note absence of agency in the description of the effects on the fauna: “.. it’s possible the blast throws off the receptors the animals use to navigate, disorienting them and causing them to die …”.”
May’s offer on EU citizen rights falls flat Financial Times
EU Says It’s Dazed and Confused by Theresa May’s Brexit Bumbling Bloomberg. Before a dinner…
Inside the dinner party from hell: What really went on when Theresa May faced her EU foes Telegraph. After that dinner…
For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May in UK polls Boing Boing (resilc)
Camden flats being evacuated over cladding BBC. Lead story as of now.
Grenfell: A Symbol Of All That Is Wrong? Russell Brand, YouTube (resilc)
Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana Bloomberg (resilc)
New Cold War
Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World George Washington (RR)
Ineligible Votes Swung Democratic Party Chair Election to Bauman Facebook. UserFriendly: “I know, it’s Facebook, but that is the only place I’ve seen it yet.”
The mukhtar DJT, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Why Saudi Arabia hates Al Jazeera so much Washington Post (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List New York Times
Russia Hacking Allegations Driven By a Serial Liar Washington’s Blog
The Trump Obstruction Case Is Gathering Momentum Vanity Fair (resilc). As Alan Dershowitz has pointed out, Trump can pardon himself.
The Woman Behind Trump’s Empire of Swag Bloomberg (resilc)
Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day The Hill (resilc). Translation: “Let them eat PR.”
Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump’s Agenda Intercept. In Water Cooler yesterday, but worth flagging again.
Police State Watch
Mistrial in Shooting of Black Driver by Cincinnati Officer New York Times
Vancouver Mansion Lists for Record $48 Million Bloomberg (Ann M)
Despite backlash, this tweet is still up:
— CEOSleepout (@CEOSleepout) June 22, 2017
Walmart won’t battle Amazon for Whole Foods for a very simple reason Business Insider
Antidote du jour (Thomas F):