Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area Just Got a Lot More Dire Wired (Chuck L)
7 Years on, Sailors Exposed to Fukushima Radiation Seek Their Day in Court The Nation (Donna M)
First rising tides, now sinking shores: Study finds new trouble for Bay Area San Francisco Chronicle
Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All LifeHack (David L)
Real Organic Project is being born Medium. Glenn F:
Real organic farmers have been hinting at taking steps to disavow the USDA’s NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) for its inclusion of hydroponically grown vegetables into the approved-as-organic list and for not excluding CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) from the list for awhile now. It looks like a new organic project is here. The Real Organic Project will work to support real organic farming.
Trump rolls the dice on North Korea The Hill
Why China’s silence on Xi’s term limits move portends trouble South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Newly revealed Russian weapons systems: political implications The Saker, Unz Review (Olga, Wat). Important. A few sour notes in some asides. One of the reasons why Russia can credibly meet or beat the US in terms military-related technological superiority is that top mathematical and physics grads have been going into finance since the mid 1980s. And much of the effort deployed in Silicon Valley since the dot-bomb era has been towards technologically trivial products, like “apps” or at most surveillance, which does more to protect US elites from the riff-raff than from foreign threats. Be sure to get at least as far as the discussion of the “cruise missile in a container”.
New Huge Anti-Russian Provocation ahead of Russian election Defend Democracy
Current U.S. Policy of Provoking Russia is Fundamentally Flawed Army Press [Military Review, 2009] (Mirko)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Gulf monarchies and the corruption of US foreign policy NationofChange (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Think One Military Drone is Bad? Drone Swarms Are Terrifyingly Difficult to Stop ExtremeTech (furzy)
There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia Motherboard
Trump Takes the Bait From Musk, Attacks China Auto Import Duties Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Exploring Federal Models: American Federalism from the 20th Century Onwards La Nouvelle Union (UserFriendly)
Comes complete with Glenn Beck diagrams.
Next up: anti-fracking activists? pic.twitter.com/WhDGHbBQml
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) March 9, 2018
Good to see SPLC took down this ugly hit piece. https://t.co/ljGVXdPVU6
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) March 10, 2018
Anyway, I meant what I said.
I'm done for a while.
Too much… much.
There's something happening out here that doesn't make sense to be but smells a lot like a new version of Correct the Record with more pro-union/commie stickers on the tour bus.
— Nina Illingworth (@EIWBM_Cat) March 10, 2018
Crude Oil’s Next Move? Clues from Soybean Oil CME Group (furzy)
Why Goldman investors could be happy when Lloyd Blankfein leaves MarketWatch (furzy)
Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison Bloomberg (furzy)
Bernie hosting town hall on income inequality with Michael Moore and Elizabeth Warren NationofChange (furzy)
West Virginia Strike Highlights Corporate Media’s Atrophied Labor Coverage FAIR. UserFriendly: “Important”
Judge rules Seattle homeless man’s truck is a home Seattle Times. Katy: “I’m disturbed by this article. On the one hand, I’m glad that the man won. But what happens when the government decides that you’re not homeless if you’re living in a car?”
The Secret Sorrows of Over-Achievers Book of Life (Chuck L). Yes, this sounds familiar…
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):
And a bonus (I think Richard Smith, forgive me if not). Looks like he’s wearing gel. Our New York City subway rats (Norwegian rats) are plumper and have fluffy coats. Cute if you can get past your reflexes about them.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 17, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.