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Woman picks up shark, throws it out of Cronulla ocean pool The Sydney Morning Herald. Yves here. This ocean pool is well known in Sydney, everyone has been there. A major public amenity.
Astronomers say they’ve found many of the universe’s missing atoms Science. Somebody remembered to check under the couch cushions?
NM Governor’s Donors Given $2.2 Billion Total In State Pension Investments International Business Times
Culture Shock: Precious Microbe Collections Languish in Threatened Bio-Libraries Scientific American. Agnotology…
North Korean hackers stole US-South Korea war plans, official says CNN. Probably makes the situation more stable, not less, assuming the plans aren’t chicken feed.
Mattis tells Army to “be ready” on North Korea military options CBS (Re Silc). They’re not?
The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Why you should be optimistic about Brexit International Business Times. Everything is fine.
Puerto Rico stands ‘on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify’ Business Insider. The Fed shipped them pallets of cash, to be sure. And if the cash stays on the docks?
New Cold War
“Russia Interfered!” – By Purchasing Anti-Trump Ads? Moon of Alabama. Devilish!
Presidential obstruction of justice: The case of Donald J. Trump Brookings Institute. FWIW.
How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets NYT. “… [M]ultiple people who have been briefed on the matter…”
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Trump Embraces the Culture War Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
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The Trump Effect Reuters. Interactive, useful at least as a starting point.
Here’s How the Trump Administration Is Quietly Undermining Food Safety New York Magazine. Where the action is… And not on Twitter.
Democrats in Disarray
Manhattan DA Vance Took $10,000 From Head Of Law Firm On Trump Defense Team, Dropped Case International Business Times. Vance is, of course, a Democrat.
Anita Hill on Harvey Weinstein Scandal: Sexual Harassment Knows No Politics (Guest Column) Variety (Kokuanani). Remember the Clarence Thomas hearings? Good times….
Centrists – Become Marxists Stumbling and Mumbling. “Remember – Corbyn became Labour leader not so much because of his political genius but simply because his centrist opponents were offering nothing.” Seems oddly familiar… And in the words of the ancient political adage: “You can’t beat something with nothing.”
Why Do Republicans (and Some Democrats) Vilify Single Payer? The Nation (Re Silc). Because ka-ching.
North Country Looks At Single-Payer Health Care Adirondack Almanac. Multiply this patient work by tens-of-thousands, and you see why the political class has found the single payer idea difficult to uproot and destroy.
U.S. men’s soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup with stunning loss to Trinidad and Tobago Los Angeles Times. In mitigation, Trinidad and Tobago was two against one.
The NFL Has a Secret Plan to Give Donald Trump Exactly What He Wants Slate (Furzy Mouse).
Roger Goodell’s National Anthem Letter to NFL Owners—Annotated Sports Illustrated
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Persistence of Pax Americana Jacobin
The Secrets of Google’s Moonshot Factory The Atlantic
Welcome to Crypto Valley Bloomberg (Furzy Mouse).
Building Power before Janus–And After: Lessons from CUNY Labor Notes. Not everyone is puzzled…
Made in America The New Republic (Re Silc). “Reproductive labor is a growth industry.”
The future of mobility: Are we asking the right questions? TechWorld. “Mobility” as in “mobile phones.”
Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked LSE Impact Blog
Moral outrage in the digital age Nature (DK).
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.