Jerri-Lynn here: Just noticed that it’s been exactly one year since I first started guest DJing for Naked Capitalism– including compiling the occasional Links. Hope you enjoy these.
AirDropping penis pics is the latest horrifying subway trend NY Post. Yet another sound reason to stick with my dumbphone.
The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting Bloomberg. Not quite the Guillotine Watch item the headline implies.
What we can learn from the 2017 solar eclipse The Conversation
Kill Me Now
Are American Shoppers Ready For Walmart’s ‘Scan & Go’ And Amazon Go? International Business Times
THE VOICES OF SYRIA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IGNORED BY THE WEST The Intercept. Charles Glass.
Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved? Der Spiegel
Mixed assessments cloud North Korean threats Asia Times
Drought raises danger of North Korean famine as US threatens nuclear war World Socialist Web Site
Back Channel to North Korea Atlantic
Trump plans to make China very angry at the worst possible time Business Insider
New Cold War
Book Review: “Bad Samaritans”, by Ha-Joon Chang Ian Welsh (martha r) Hear Ha-Joon Chang speak at the 2017 Jaipur Literature Festival and was very impressed. Have yet to track down any of his books, however (let alone read one). Another item for my list….
Our Famously Free Press
Police State Watch
The 22 Dems Who Want to Strip Ivanka Trump’s Clearance American Conservative. Skewers gotcha virtue-signalling undertaken with no awareness of the consequences.
A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville ProPublica. Couldn’t help but notice the surname of a rally organizer: Mosley. No doubt a mere coincidence.
The Battle of Charlottesville New Yorker (sid s)
Charlottesville: What You Wish Upon Others, You Wish Upon Yourself Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Charlottesville and the Effort to Downplay Racism in America New Yorker (sid s)
Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following FiveThirtyEight (UserFriendly). Now the social media power players are the rabid right wingers…
A Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville New Yorker (sid s)
Democrats in Disarray
Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Platform? Netroots Speech Touts Bolder Democratic Party International Business Times
Trump and Obama have one surprising thing in common – the words they use The Conversation. Interesting……
Are Trump’s Staff Turnovers Abnormal? National Review
Antidote du jour:
And,a bonus video (furzy). Is it staged? I vote yes but enjoyed this just the same.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.