Hart County grandmother kills rabid bobcat with bare hands Athens Banner-Herald (Dr. Kevin). She needs financial help with her rabies treatment…
New type of photosynthesis discovered ScienceDaily (Shane)
New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming Guardian (Kevin W)
Russia inserts itself into North Korea game Asia Times
Brexit: no room for doctrine Richard North
US expected to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council: report The Hill. UserFriendly: “Because as we all know criticising Israel is always and every time 100% racist.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Apple, Facebook, Google issue joint statement condemning NSA data mining Duffel Blog (Kevin W)
The Onion is on a crusade against Mark Zuckerberg because it says Facebook is choking its traffic Business Insider (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Trump tariffs threaten China’s status as emerging markets anchor Financial Times
No more cathode ray tubes from China, says Trump Administration Asia Times (Kevin W)
Could Ottawa slap the Trump Organization with trade sanctions? – Macleans. UserFriendly: “God, the Democrats would go absolutely insane over this. The Magnitsky act, no less. I can already imagine the Justin 2020 push, constitution be damned.”
DOJ IG, Horowitz, Fails to Admit What He Proves by Publius Tacitus Sic Semper Tyrannis
White House walks back Trump’s rejection of immigration compromise The Hill (UserFriendly)
Mueller warns of Russian midterm attack, while Trump attacks Mueller The Hill. UserFriendly: “At least we’ll know who to blame when literally anyone loses.”
news to us pic.twitter.com/IAjbVEASNu
— Current Affairs (@curaffairs) June 14, 2018
UserFriendly: “II think Peter Daou had a stroke. He said something true.”
FELLOW DEMOCRATS, LET’S BE HONEST
Our party has:
Practiced indefinite detention and extrajudicial killing.
Kept immigrant children in cages.
The GOP is morally bankrupt, but we don’t have a monopoly on conscience. Let’s strive to do better.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 14, 2018
You don’t really know who Bernie Sanders was in the 1960s. Medium. UserFriendly: “The worst part about this is that you can be damn sure that the Clintons and John Lewis knew all this from Opposition research and still ran the campaign they did.”
Elizabeth Holmes Finally Getting Her Comeuppance
Theranos founder hit with criminal charges BBC (David L). I recall when the Wall Street Journal started exposing the Theranos fraud, its comment section was chock full of people attacking the stories, howling that they were the work of jealous journalists who only wanted to tear down a successful entrepreneur. I wish they would get their comeuppance too.
U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani Wall Street Journal. Reliance on wire fraud looks like going for what was easy to prove….a little surprised not to see charges regarding misrepresentations to the FDA but maybe that is part of the wire fraud charges. But it still adds up to a maximum of 220 years of jail time.
Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos CEO at TEDMED 2014 YouTube. Weirdly the full talk is down, but this clip is enough to see how deranged she seems. I’m not big on focusing on affect, since a lot of psychopaths have mastered the art of seeming charming, but her manner alone should have sent off alarms. Her fixed stare is consistent with being on a high dose of Percocet, which reduces one’s blink speed, or something amiss with her wiring. As I said to Lambert, it’s as if she’s a bad actress auditioning for the part of being a cult leader.
Canada Has a Subprime Real Estate Problem, You just Don’t Know It Wolf Street (EM). Wolf has been keeping tabs on this…
More from UserFriendly:
it’s funny because in the book, the vogons destroy the entire planet and the human race in order to build their dumb futuristic transit project pic.twitter.com/iQsbwS0QVi
— Current Affairs (@curaffairs) June 15, 2018
Why would Tesla fight a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well? Mike Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says New York Times (Kevin W)
How Long Does It Take to Get a Job in America Today? 84.3 Days for HR… TalentWorks (UserFriendly)
The Science of the Job Search, Part V: Getting Fired (or Laid Off) Costs You ~5 Years of Experience TalentWorks (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “A Vizsla enjoying his run at Eastview Park.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.