Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Which animals are smartest: Dogs, cats, or … raccoons? Chicago Tribune (David L)
Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN BBC. Every day, I cannot get over how much plastic is used in packaging, both food and deliveries.
If no one owns the moon, can anyone make money up there? Independent (Kevin W)
Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time and Lights Up the Sky Quanta (Chuck L)
The Winklevoss twins are now Bitcoin billionaires Verge (resilc)
How to keep students in science PhysOrg (Chuck L)
The human brain can ‘predict’ the future, new scientific study shows International Business Times (David L)
The sell-by dates you shouldn’t swallow… because they’re a myth peddled by supermarkets to make us buy more. Now, as Co-op sells food after its ‘Best Before’ date, your guide to how long food REALLY lasts Daily Mail
Cathay crew spot North Korean missile explode, fall into sea Asia Times (J-LS)
North Korea Won’t Be Denuclearized American Conservative (resilc)
Ten days to save Brexit: Theresa May will spend today desperately trying to persuade DUP and her own Cabinet to resurrect EU deal after Unionists killed plan to sacrifice Northern Ireland with one phone call Daily Mail
May to chair cabinet meeting over Brexit deadlock RTÉ (Carolyn F)
Brexit: no deal means no deal Richard North
How ‘Hard Border’ Propaganda Shifted The Brexit Debate The Broken Elbow
WaPo’s One-Sided Cheerleading for Coup and Intervention in Venezuela | FAIR (UserFriendly)
Yemen Without Saleh Moon of Alabama (PlutoniumKun)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
China’s Airbnb to introduce check-ins using facial recognition South China Morning Post (J-LS)
Supreme Court Says Trump Travel Ban Can Go Into Effect for Now Wall Street Journal
It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation National Review (s.n.). Important. The spin that the MSM has been putting on the Flynn guilty plea is wrong in significant respects.
Trump slashes Utah land protections The Hill
Why is Defense Waste Taboo in the Tax Debate? American Conservative (resilc)
Senate’s ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Hurts Tax Breaks for Tech, Others Bloomberg (JTM)
The Senate GOP Accidentally Killed Some of Its Donors’ Favorite Tax Breaks New York Magazine (JTM)
Protesters arrested for staging sit-in at Sen. Collins’ Bangor office Bangor Daily News (MM). That was fast.
Grassley Says Non-Wealthy People Would Waste Tax Cuts New York Magazine
Foreign Lobbyists Funneling Millions To Lawmakers, Circumventing Campaign Finance Laws International Business Times. Quelle surprise!
RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama The Hill. Just in time to fund last minute ad buys.
The major parties just aren’t cutting it for California voters Los Angeles Times
Court Orders Monitoring Of Dakota Access Pipeline After Keystone XL Spill Shadowproof (UserFriendly)
Kill Me Now
Minnesotans rip MPR over decision to drop Keillor Minnesota Public Radio News (UserFriendly)
How to avoid outliving your retirement savings Los Angeles Times. JTM: “Or you could just die.”
Federal overtime pay bill would boost paychecks by $1.2 billion dollars annually Economic Policy Institute
Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism FAIR (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.