As Winter Warms, Bears Can’t Sleep. And They’re Getting Into Trouble. New York Times (furzy)
Pentagon revised Obama-era report to remove risks from climate change – The Washington Post (furzy)
MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power MIT News (UserFriendly)
Teens Cyberbully Themselves As A New Type Of Self-Harm NPR (UserFriendly)
Hospitals in US sound alarm on impending chemotherapy shortages Financial Times
David Goodall, Australia’s oldest scientist, ends his own life aged 104 Guardian. Kevin W: “His last words were: ‘This is taking an awfully long time!’”
As US Dollar & Interest Rates Rise, All Heck Breaks Loose in Emerging Market Currencies Wolf Richter (EM). This is a bigger deal than Wolf lets on. The Turkish lira has also plunged. Krugman and other Serious Economists have been sounding alarms. The US may wind up backing off on Fed rate increases because it might break too many emerging economies.
Deadlocked Theresa May postpones key Brexit votes Financial Times. Wowsers. She’s going for brinkmanship with Commons to the softer Brexit faction: “Take my hard Brexit deal or crash out.” That of course assumes she surmounts her wee Irish border problem…
Brexit is a national crisis. We need a compromise solution Guardian (vlade)
Scende in campo la generazione Erasmus. Una conversazione con Andrea Venzon, presidente di Volt L’Espresso. Google Translate: The Erasmus generation takes the field. A conversation with Andrea Venzon, president of Volt. And this is a Brexit story…
Great initiative by @VoltEuropa. It's so encouraging to witness youngsters building a progressive, pan-European movement that connects, involves, and engages Europeans and aims at revolutionizing the way politics is done. Check out their project https://t.co/BH8YQ9mFwp
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) April 14, 2018
Libyan rendition: how UK’s role in kidnap of families came to light Guardian (Kevin W)
Book Review: Washington’s Long War on Syria, by Stephen Gowans Zero Anthropology
Europe punches back after Trump’s Iran decision Politico. Yes, but the US can and will whack European businesses…but they think they can pressure the US via the WTO.
The Banal Hypocrisy Of Western Coverage of Israel Ian Welsh (Randy K)
Angry Iran likely to launch hacks against U.S. business, experts say McClatchy (furzy). Have a look at the sources….
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t. New York Times. Lambert flagged this yesterday, but be sure not to miss it.
Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War New York Times. Bill B:
Don’t ask yourself “is this device secure?” But rather, ‘which intelligence
services have access?” State-sponsored subversion didn’t end with Snowden.
To understand Trump-team leaks, look at the leakers’ motives Christian Science Monitor
Bolton pushing to eliminate White House cyber job Politico (furzy)
CNN poll: Democrats’ 2018 advantage is nearly gone CNN (Marshall Auerback). Wave that wave goodbye.
— 🌐IPM 💯🏧💍🌈🚀🚩 (@IPM_Prime) May 9, 2018
‘Vote for the homo, not the Cuomo: memorable political slogans Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Tesla battery reignited days after fiery crash in Mountain View Mercury News (Kevin W)
Kill Me Now
Win a trip to meet Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton! Clinton Foundation. Lambert: “Shut up, Chelsea. You’re never going to be a Senator.”
Elon Musk wants to launch the same rocket to orbit twice in a single day Quartz (J-LS). Per above, he needs to figure out how to run a car factory first.
Shameful Mess at CalPERS Need to be Exposed! Tony Butka, LA CityWatch. He’s behind on the messes, but this is still a good recap as of the day before yesterday.
The gender disparity is particularly striking given that some men and women define what constitutes “sex” differently, as in some women have stronger form definitions. Recall the prototypical Mormon girls, who consider anything other than vaginal intercourse (including anal sex) not to be sex.
Luckily, the fix was quick and easy!
— Lyman Stone (@lymanstoneky) May 3, 2018
Clear the Runway: The Fight Over ‘Uber for Planes’ Is Coming to Congress – Hit & Run Reason (UserFriendly)
Minn. children’s mental health facilities forced to adapt or cut back to stay open Minnesota Public Radio News
As Amazon pursues a second headquarters, it battles hometown Seattle over tax to stem homelessness Washington Post (Kevin W)
Legislature Slashes Pension Benefits for Government Workers David Sirota, Westword
New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well Mike Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
How 12 experts would end inequality if they ran America Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Walsh moves to rein in rentals through services like Airbnb Boston Globe (furzy)
Breaking Point: The Cost of Charter Schools for Public School District In the Public Interest (Glenn F)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Jellyfish at the Long Beach, California, Aquarium of the Pacific.”
And a bonus antidote:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.