Colorado Cop Debunks lllinois Cop’s Claim That Legal Pot Would Lead to Killing of Police Dogs GritPost (UserFriendly)
Residents upset after Md. deputy shoots groundhog blocking traffic Dayton Daily News
California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses Los Angeles Times (furzy)
Humans have pushed Earth to a terrifying new milestone, and it could have deadly effects on our health Business Insider (Kevin W)
International airlines risk curbs if they refuse to obey ‘one-China’ rules South China Morning Post (furzy)
One in the eye for burning China facts South China Morning Post (furzy)
Brexit: closer to the edge Richard North
The Pound Faces a Friendless Summer Bloomberg
New Cold War
Ukraine Report Claims America’s USAID Program is Financing Glorification of Fascist Groups that Took Part in the Holocaust Defending History. UserFriendly: “Lol, inadvertently?”
President Trump Announcement on Iran Nuclear Deal C-SPAN (Kevin C)
Trump’s Obnoxious Nuclear Bombshell American Conservative (Darius)
Trump Ends The Nuclear Deal With Iran – What’s Next? Moon of Alabama (Darius)
Palmyra Granta (J-LS)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’ Guardian. Funny, I despise gambling (pointless and designed to be costly waste of time) and don’t even like card games.
Apple, Amazon and More Vie for US Drone Pilot Program Business of Fashion (J-LS)
Imperial Collapse Watch
— Bloomberg (@business) May 9, 2018
Pharma and healthcare companies braced for Trump shake-up Financial Times
How A Porn Star Can Take Down A President Jonathan Turley
Michael Cohen Took Cash From Russian Oligarch After Election Daily Beast (furzy)
Federal Officials Say No-Go To Lifetime Limits On Medicaid Kaiser Health News
House Democrats Lie In Fundraising Emails Daily Caller (UserFriendly)
Pittenger loses GOP primary fight The Hill
Cordray Beats Kucinich in Ohio’s Progressive Showdown Real News Network
I am seriously considering running for Attorney General. It is a major decision & will take real thought. For today, I'm grateful for the women who dared speak up against one of the most powerful men in the US & for Barbara Underwood, the brilliant woman who will be acting NY AG.
— Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) May 8, 2018
However…Replacing Schneiderman Is a Big Job. Some Say It’s One for a Woman. New York Times. Jerri-Lynn: “Preet Bharara???? Kill Me Now.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Nordstrom Rack apologizes after calling the police on three black teens who were shopping for prom Washington Post (Kevin W)
Scotland Yard’s ‘unhelpful gangs matrix’ under fire over ‘stigmatising young black men’ Evening Standard (Kevin W)
Cynthia Nixon ignites outrage for saying marijuana could be ‘form of reparations’ in black neighborhoods New York Daily News. UserFriendly: “How is this a controversy? Oh yeah, the black misleadership class.”
Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board Recode. Huh? Amazon is famous for thinking routinely reducing employees to tears is good business practice. How could they possibly think Bezos cares about their opinion? The only reason they still have jobs is he hasn’t yet figured out how to replace them with robots.
Readers, a query: Have any of you read of any Democratic Party presidential candidates marching with any of the striking teachers, or even expressing solidarity from afar? Sanders has put out some press releases, but that seems like awfully weak tea.
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
And a bonus antidote:
still getting used to eating ?
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— Emergency Kittens (@EmrgencyKittens) May 3, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.