With round-the-clock care and cuddles, an orphaned walrus starts to rebound Alaska Dispatch News (MGL). Great video.
Earth’s sixth mass extinction event already under way, scientists warn Guardian. :-( but not news if you have been paying attention. We all need to start eating way down on the food chain. The paleo fad, which encourages eating lots of meat, is counter to this sort of thing. BTW I am skeptical of paleo. I can see the emphasis on avoiding grains and refined foods. However, meat from farmed animals is fatty while if you’ve ever eaten game, it’s extremely lean.
Warmer Arctic harms crops in US, Canada: study PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Umbrella-sharing startup loses nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas in a matter of weeks Shanghaiist (Chuck L)
Another Price Slash Suggests the Oculus Rift Is Dead in the Water MIT Technology Review
Will Bitcoin Tear Itself Apart? Bloomberg
Why clever people live the longest Financial Times. Correlation is not causation….and this seems to rely largely on IQ, which to a fair degree measure acculturation.
Sanction China over North Korea? The cases for and against. Christian Science Monitor
EU Prepares “Right to Repair” Legislation to Fight Short Product Lifespans Bleeping Computer (Chuck L). We posted on this but glad to see some outlets in the US take notice.
Protesters in Hamburg: ‘Shut Down Capitalism’! failed evolution
France to push ahead with tax cuts in 2018 after Macron overrules PM Reuters (resilc)
Theresa May prepares to publish flagship Brexit legislation Financial Times
May unable to do deal at Tesco checkout Daily Mash. Li: “It’s too bad slinging insults doesn’t bring in hard currency.”
This tweetstorm is awesome. For those late to the Brexit saga, it also helps explain why the EU is fed up with the UK:
1. Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk.
— Steve Analyst (@EmporersNewC) July 10, 2017
New Cold War
Fake News on Russia in the New York Times, 1917-2017 Dissident Voice. Stormcrow: “Long but devastating.”
Barbara Lee’s Slam on Trump-Putin Meeting Norman Solomon, Consortium News
Trump Cannot Improve Relations With Russia When Trump’s Government and the US Media Oppose Improved Relations Paul Craig Roberts (Micael)
Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says Reuters. Lambert: “It certainly is odd we don’t have any adorable English-speaking six-year-olds with Blue Check accounts Tweeting on this. Not that I’m foily.”
The Recapture of Mosul Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Radiation and ringworm: a tale of social policy, racism, and health care Mondoweiss (nechaev). Ugly.
Saudi Arabia exports extremism to many countries – including Germany, study says DW. This is almost dog bites man, but the slightly novel bit is that it’s a British study.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Company Accused of Selling User Data Shuts Down after $104 Million Settlement Bleeping Computer. More of this, please.
Kushner Sought $500 Million Investment From Qatar: Report New York Magazine (resilc)
Trump to Appoint Randal Quarles as Fed Bank Regulator Wall Street Journal
New Evidence Says DNC Hack an Inside Job, Not Russia Related Michael Shedlock
“Why should the people wait any longer?” How Labour built the NHS British Politics and Policy at LSE
Democratic Leader Literally Squirms When Asked About Single Payer Jimmy Dore (Altandmain)
Don’t Leave Health Care to a Free Market New York Times (Chuck L)
Democrats in Disarray
Penn And Stein: Two Rich Democratic Hacks Peddling Lousy Advice Alternet. Interesting that the criticism of that op ed is having a long afterburn.
The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him The Atlantic (Dan K)
Trump’s CDC Pick Peddled ‘Anti-Aging’ Medicine to Her Gynecologic Patients New York Magazine (resilc)
Louisiana lawyers sue Black Lives Matter on behalf of a cop shot by a lone assassin ThinkProgress (furzy)
Warren Buffett Invests in Canada, but Should You? Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Think we neglected to link to her column…
Markets are entering the ‘frothy territory’ reached before the last 2 financial crises Business Insider. And this does not appear to allow for the fact that private equity is a bigger % of global equities, and presumably also US equities, than in the past.
CFPB’s Finalized Arbitration Rule Takes Away Banks’ ‘Get Out Of Jail Free Card’ Consumerist. Important. Banks had put language in their agreements made it impossible for class actions to go forward. Needless to say, that’s a breeding ground for penny-ante but large scale frauds like the Wells Fargo fake accounts scam.
The Rise and Fall of Working From Home Bloomberg (furzy)
New opioid court uses rigorous intervention methods to address epidemic Christian Science Monitor. “Administering justice takes a back seat to the overarching goal of simply keeping defendants alive.”
Facebook to build housing in Silicon Valley for first time Reuters. More detail on this story. EM: “’15 percent will be offered below market rates’ sounds pretty good until you check out what ‘market rates’ in Menlo Park are and what they’ve done since the worst of the GFC ended.”
Most Republicans Think College Is Ruining America VICE. Resilc: “Like my time at UNC, which Jessie Helms called the university of niggrahs and communists.”
desperation and service in the bail industry Contexts (Dan K)
Antidote du jour. Eddie M sent a link to the Arkansas Wildlife Blog and Gallery, which has great outdoor photos and also promotes tours on the Buffalo River. The site is a bit dated but the proprietor appears to offer his images for free for e-cards and sells printed Christmas cards and mounted canvas prints. Many of the photos are impressive.
And a bonus video. You can hear the trapped moose panting:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.