MASSIVE ERIE SNOW DUMP FACILITATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE WhoWhatWhy.org
THE BIG FREEZE Sharks freeze and Niagara Falls turns to ice in -37C temperatures colder than MARS as America braces for the chilliest New Year’s Eve in 50 years The Sun. Yes, I know, it’s The Sun. Some great photos….
Do we need a tech boom for the elderly? Ars Technica
10 food trends you’re going to see in 2018 TreeHugger
Erica Garner Never Stopped Fighting New York
How the news media distorts black families WaPo (martha r)
Legal Weed Isn’t The Boon Small Businesses Thought It Would Be FiveThirtyEight
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments Intercept (martha r). Glenn Greenwald.
Airport Face Scanning Skates on Thin Legal Ice—and Doesn’t Work Too Well MIT Technology Review
Lawyers for Standing Rock’s Red Fawn File Final Motion for Discovery Evidence Truth Against the Machine (martha r)
As Cell Service Expands, National Parks Become Digital Battlegrounds Government Technology
Democrats in Disarray
Trump Could Have Killed Carried Interest Loophole; Now It May Be Too Late International Business Times. David Sirota.
GOP Tax Bill Creates Deficits To Justify Cuts To Social Programs, Says Former Reagan Aide International Business Times. David Sirota.
Brexit: the game is never over EUReferendum.com
In 2018 the barbarous wars in Iraq and Syria may finally be coming to an end Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
2017: The Year the Iraq War Truly Ended American Conservative
The Boustani house encompasses both the tragedy and faith of Lebanon Independent. Robert Fisk
The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One Truthdig. Nomi Prins.
The Carpetbaggers of Tech The Baffler
The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth NYT. BC: “This is in no way an isolated NYC issue. The same budget harvesting tradecraft is alive and well in too many city, state, and federal institutions. All told, the aggregate cost to taxpayers probably rivals the Defense industry.”
As NOTA becomes popular with voters, a look back at the landmark SC decision to allow for the option Scroll.in. I wonder what the 2016 Presidential vote would have been if all US voters could have selected none of the above.
5 NIGHTMARISH HEADACHES TRUMP FACES IN 2018 Vanity Fair
Trump Inc. Had a Rough Year, but His D.C. Hotel Is Killing It The Daily Beast (furzy)
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