Scientists: Northern Minnesota’s rising deer population to blame for dwindling moose numbers Quetico Superior Foundation (Chuck L)
The nation’s top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning Business Insider. This warning is based just on very extensive results for breast cancer, and I wonder how generalizable it really is to other cancers or to men. Plus people who drink, even heavily, live longer than teetotalers. So looking at health risks in isolation, as opposed to all factor death rates, can be misleading.
Ford Pilots a New Exoskeleton to Lessen Worker Fatigue Futurist. Not sure I like this. On the one hand, the idea of specific enhancements to prevent repetitive stress injuries is a really good idea. And maybe these devices are designed to do that, or alternatively, what these workers have to do overloads pretty much all upper body joints, so a generalized device actually is fit for purpose. And standing for long periods isn’t good for your body either. However, more use of exoskeletons moves us in the direction of people who don’t load their muscles and bones on a regular basis, which like being sedentary, has negative health outcomes. The reason conductors live so long, no joke, is that having your hands at or above your heart level elevates your heart rate, and if you move your arms above your heart level, you are giving your heart healthy stress. Plus these workers should get more breaks instead, but that’s not how assembly lines work.
Threats to human health by great ocean garbage patches Lancet Planetary Health (Chuck L)
Trump threatens China over North Korea and trade Defend Democracy. “Trump threatens North Korea” is coming to be a daily headline.
http://links.info.news.co.uk/ctt?kn=18&ms=MjUwMjAyOQS2&r=NjU3OTE4MzEyNzQS1&b=0&j=OTEwMzg4ODExS0&mt=1&rt=0” rel=”nofollow”>May humiliates herself at the eleventh hour The Times
Brexit, A Hard Border And A Dish Of Codswollop Ed Maloney. I can’t assess this. Readers?
How Deutsche Bank’s high-stakes gamble went wrong Financial Times. Neglected to link to this earlier.
Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems Robert Fisk, Independent (Oregoncharles). Key part: “Hariri’s wife and family are in Riyadh, so even if he did return to Beirut, there would be hostages left behind.”
Greed and intrigue grip Saudi Arabia Financial Times
Will Backlash Against Prince Purge Begin Within Military? American Conservative. Resilc: “I would bet.”
Shaking Down Saudi Princes Is Harder Than You Think Bloomberg (resilc)
Hamid Karzai: US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan Al Jazeera (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Your iPhone has been secretly looking at your boobs New York Post (Douw)
This Time, Facebook Is Sharing Its Employees’ Data Fast Company
Imperial Collapse Watch
American dream’ lives on in Vietnam despite the past Al Jazeera (resilc)
America’s global influence has dwindled under Donald Trump Economist Resilc: “Trump is decades in the making……endless war is the icing on the cake.”
Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau sabotages Trans-Pacific Partnership, shocking leaders Sydney Morning Herald
Trump’s Crazy Choices for the Courts New York Times
‘This is still Trump Country’ Financial Times
Why Investors Should Get Nervous About Tax Cuts Wall Street Journal. We said from the get-go, as in months ago, that the 20% corporate tax rate (then 15%) was not attainable, that thanks to deficit hawkery, if a deal got done, it would be at 28-29%, which would be seen as a huge disappointment. The WSJ is figuring this out only now, and in a weaker version that stated here.
Why has Fox News abandoned Benghazi? Washington Post (furzy)
GOP Senators Run Away From Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Daily Beast (UserFriendly)
Meet Lee Carter Jacobin
Kill Me Now
Zuck Has Figured Out What’s Wrong With the Country New York Magazine
Next Phase of Carmageddon: the Banks Wolf Richter
The Workplace After Weinstein: Harassment Claims Bring Rapid Changes Wall Street Journal
McMansion, USA Jacobin
Antidote du jour. From Finalists from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (resilc):