Elephant caught ‘smoking’ on camera leaves scientists baffled Independent. ??? Watch this video– what is going on here?
Signifiers Hedgehog Review. Seeing the misuse of the verb curate usually makes me skip or fast forward. What’s wrong with plain old select?
A history of loneliness The Conversation
The last whalers Aeon
Writer Jan Morris on reporting from Everest and changing sex FT. Lunch with the FT.
Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria: then and now The deck: Six months after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017, AFP photographer Ricardo Arduengo revisited his photographs of the devastation included the uprooting of trees, destruction of homes and widespread flooding. Guardian
Kill Me Now
Obama ponders creating ‘a million young Barack Obamas’ The Hill (UserFriendly). And the MSM criticize Trump’s narcissism. I guess it’s a more or less necessary quality for anyone who runs seriously for President.
Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under ‘Incompetence’ Laws Pew Charitable Trusts
The DAs Who Want to Set the Guilty Free The Marshall Project
Uber Killer Car
American adults just keep getting fatter Miami Herald
Australia Ball-Tampering Not as Disparaging as the Culture That Allowed It The Wire. Front page news in places that take their cricket seriously.
Strayan cricket the perfect metaphor for a dirty nation Macrobusiness.com.au. And, an equally scathing condemnation from an Australian source.
Only 3% Millennial Turnout in Illinois Primary Millennial Politics. UserFriendly: ”I txted people for the primary, they hated all the candidates.”
Rick Santorum to Parkland students: Learn CPR instead of protesting for ‘phony gun laws’ USA Today (The Rev Kev)
In Utah the NRA terrorists showed up with a machine gun mounted on a truck to intimidate children pic.twitter.com/SU19ZSiKGi
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Will the Putin-Xi era supersede the Western liberal (dis)order? Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
As countries across the world forge ahead with digital ID projects, where does privacy fit in? Scroll.in Part 2 of a 4 part series.
Sticking to your diet? This tooth-mounted food sensor could transmit the truth Ars Technica. Creepy! Who would seriously want to do this?
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea divers explore freedoms off the coast WaPo. This puff piece just happens to appear the week Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in DC, hoping to promote tourism as a way to offset declining Saudi Arabian oil revenues. Party on! Let’s do spring break in Riyadh.
On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco The Black Scholar (UserFriendly)
Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage The Register (The Rev Kev)
Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Alternative to Facebook? Slashdot (Chuck L)
Why the Outrage? London Review of Books
Sex in Politics…Not!
Stormy Daniels sighs as she recalls ‘bad sex’ with ‘ugly’ Donald Trump Metro.uk. Usually I try to take the high road when I select links but– I confess, Metro had me at the headline. And I thought at least some readers might appreciate the details about watching Shark Attack.
Hawks Always Fail Upwards American Conservative. Follow on from the Stephen Walt Foreign Policy column I linked to yesterday. Here’s the link for anyone who may have missed it: Welcome to the Dick Cheney Administration Foreign Policy.
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here