High-Climbing Raccoon Finally Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales Huffington Post. I hate to say it but I was pretty certain she’d fall and I didn’t like thinking about that. So we have a rare happy ending.
78 indigenous languages are being saved by optical scanning tech Fast Company (Chuck L)
How Fuel Breaks Actually Fuel Wildfires (and Spread Invasive Weeds) Counterpunch (Chuck L)
The rate of Antarctic melting has nearly tripled in the past five years Abc.net.au (Kevin W)
If iPhone Moves to USB-C, We Must Embrace One Last Dongle Motherboard (Kevin W)
Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake: Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Just what the world needs. An inexpensive method for obtaining uranium by anyone within hailing distance of sea water. Then all we need is for someone to come up with a similarly easy way to separate the isotopes.”
Dual-gender macrochimeric tissue discordance is predicted to be a significant cause of human homosexuality and transgenderism Hypotheses in Life Sciences (UserFriendly)
Pychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to “Repair” Neurons in Our Brains Inverse (David L). A wee bit incautious…
Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese proverb’ tweet mystifies China Reuters EM: “I liked the bit in the article where one Weibo user admits that Chinese people like to make up ancient Chinese proverbs as much as westerners do.”
Syria & Iran Prove There’s No Chance For North Korean Peace alt-news (Wat)
South Koreans Reject Pro-War Old Guard as Moon’s Peace Party Wins Big in Local Elections Antiwar.com (Kevin W)
The world should welcome Trump’s bold move to engage Kim Jong Un The Hill. Lambert: “I would classify the author, Ian Bremer, as a nimble post-Cold War national security policy entrepreneur, and not especially partisan.”. Moi: Don’t miss the cautionary note at the end re China.”
Centrists Are Very Concerned That Donald Fucking Trump Isn’t Hawkish Enough Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
The high price of New Look’s low-cost strategy Guardian (UserFriendly)
ECB Seen Signaling the End of Bond-Buying Program Wall Street Journal
Brexit: Open thread Richard North. Important. Opens with a telling story.
Grenfell Tower: Commemorative events held to mark one year since fire Guardian (Biologist)
France and Italy ramp up dispute over migration Financial Times (UserFriendly)
Migrants put mafia mobsters behind bars in Palermo DW. Palermo was also one of the cities willing to take the migrant ship now headed for Spain.
113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September Telesur (Bill B)
Yemen – The Starvation Siege Has Begun Moon of Alabama
Nazi swastika flag flown on Australian Defence vehicle in Afghanistan Abc.net.au (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
A Chip in the Windshield: China’s Surveillance State Will Soon Track Cars Wall Street Journal
U.S. Prepares to Proceed With Tariffs on Chinese Goods Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
Trump tightens grip on GOP The Hill. We compared to a hostile takeover when he won the primary.
Obama’s retirement fail Politico (UserFriendly). Sadly not his personal retirement.
Will just note that even "single-payer" — the much less popular slogan — is still polling at 48 to 32 (+16), despite limited support from leading Dem figures.
Kaiser polling puts Obamacare's favorability at +6
Medicare for All at +29 https://t.co/YcB7kPgqNR
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) June 13, 2018
Looks like the Bernie Bros are still up to their old tricks… pic.twitter.com/bfKP1KqvZZ
— Carlgoyle Beijer (@CarlBeijer) June 13, 2018
Under Health Law, Hospitals’ Charity Care Has Dropped Significantly California Healthline Daily Edition
Plan to split California into 3 states eligible for November ballot ABC7 (UserFriendly)
GM will soon have a female CFO and CEO. That’s rare CNN (Kevin W)
Federal Reserve raises US interest rates again amid trade relations fears Guardian (Kevin W)
Fed hikes rates despite no inflationary signs in data Economic Policy Institute
Fed's #FOMC meeting translated:
?"Too many people have jobs"
?"And firms want to hire more"
?"uh-oh, they may be forced to raise wages"
?"Hm, how many people shall we throw out of work to help them out"
?"Dunno, but better raise rates & slow down econ growth" #interestrates
— Pavlina R Tcherneva (@ptcherneva) June 13, 2018
A minimum-wage worker can’t afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S. Washington Post (UserFriendly)
How Private Equity Helped Kill Toys ‘R’ Us Atlantic (Eileen Appelbaum)
#JoggerJoe charged with robbery in Lake Merritt incident East Bay Times
People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots SFGate. UserFriendly: “LOL.”
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.