Happy Australia Day! I very much miss Oz. Pet a ‘roo or drink some good Aussie red today.
Fish skin helped these bears burned in the Thomas Fire get back on their feet San Luis Obispo Tribune
404 Not Found Financial Times (Dr. Kevin). Just trust me and click on the link.
Wind To Blow Past Hydropower As Top Clean Electricity Source In Major Milestone Huffington Post (Chuck L)
Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures Bloomberg (resilc)
Port-Liner’s Fully Electric Container Barges to Launch this August Future Tech Magazine (PlutoniumKun)
Researchers Warn of Physics-Based Attacks on Sensors Security Ledger. Another problem for driverless cars.
Not just bad health IT, but SPECTACULARLY bad health IT Health Care Renewal
Crypto market put on notice — yet again FT Alphaville
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens Middle East work ban after maid ‘rapes and suicides’ South China Morming Post. As if this hasn’t been happening in Hong Kong for decades? Although the frequency relative to the ama population could very credibly be much worse in the Middle East.
The ever-rising labour shortages in Europe Bruegel. Are there really shortages, or are employers not willing to pay enough?
Trump kicked the Islamic world in the teeth today, and loved doing it. Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral Vanity Fair (David L)
Facebook Can’t Be Fixed. NewCo Shift (UserFriendly)
Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers TechCrunch (Chuck L). Quelle surprise!
Alphabet launches cyber security company Financial Times. Managed to miss this yesterday.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Why the Pentagon Isn’t Happy With the F-35 Bloomberg (resilc)
Trump Opens Door to Joining ‘Substantially Better’ TPP USA News (Kevin W)
Australia’s mad dash to balance China MacroBusiness. On the CPTPP, from the Australian perspective.
I’ve Watched Trump Testify Under Oath. It Isn’t Pretty Bloomberg. Resilc: “Trump should put it on pay-per-view.”
Trump asked the Guggenheim for a Van Gogh to hang in the White House — here’s what they offered instead Raw Story (furzy). Someone has a sense of humor.
Trump ordered Mueller’s firing last year but was stopped by WH counsel: report The Hill (UserFriendly)
Justice Department Recovers Missing FBI Text Messages Wall Street Journal
San Jose mayor quits FCC advisory committee Axios (Chuck L)
Some Mayors Skip Meeting With Trump Amid New Pressure on Sanctuary Cities Wall Street Journal. See subhead:
DACA Joins the Mad Rush to War Glen Ford
Hating Gerrymandering Is Easy. Fixing It Is Harder. FiveThirtyEight. UserFriendly: “Do check out the full interactive map for more detail. Very interesting. IMO we should have maximum competitiveness or fit the state’s partisan lean. Definitely not compactness.”
Sex in Politics…Not!
Lost in (fiscal) space Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Jared Bernstein sorta makes an MMT argument.”
Biggest Stock Sell Signal Since 2013 Sparked By Record Inflows Bloomberg. “Since 2013”? And we are supposed to worry?
Stockton is giving its poorest residents $500 a month – Business Insider (Dr. Kevin)
Antidote du jour. For Australia Day, we have an Australian Cattle Dog. From Alex C: “The dog who refuses to wear more than three boots is Pearl.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.