Flights of Fancy Poetry Foundation
American History for Truthdiggers: Whose Revolution? (1775-1783) Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen,
American Jekyll, American Hyde The Baffler
vlad: “thought this might happen – this type of diving is in effect committing a suicide by statistics. It’s inherently massively risky – you can reduce, but not eliminate the risks, so more dives = more deaths. In this situation, there’s also a risk that people get complacent (about the dives) and fail to concentrate, which is deadly.
The lack of air in the cave can have nothing with the death, as the tank would have to be filled outside the cave, so in a way the article is a big red herring (implicitly tying the death with the air in the cave).
That said, it’s possible that CO2 levels in the cave are raising too. If they weren’t thinking about increased O2 consumption by all that activity (which it looke like they weren’t), I hope they do think now about CO2 before someone else dies of that (CO2 scrubbing is an extremely simple and known technology).”
‘Aim of Paris Peace Forum to Strengthen Actions of Multilateral Organisations’ The Wire. Good luck with that project.
Einstein’s theory of relativity passes its toughest test yet NBC News (furzy)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Only in America
Brexit: lost souls EUReferendum.com
AMLO’s Mexico Jacobin
Chamber’s Top Appellate Lawyer Joins Plaintiff-Side Litigation Boutique National Law Journal
OZY Fest Is Bringing Hillary Clinton & Buttload Of Disparate Personalities To Central Park Gothamist. So very, very sorry to miss this! Note the ticket prices.
Trump’s Investment in North Korea Foreign Policy in Focus
Justice Kennedy Wasn’t A Moderate FiveThirtyEight
Syria Sitrep – UN Refugee Numbers For Daraa Make No Sense At All Moon of Alabama
For this Iraqi tribe massacred by Isis, fear of the group’s return is a constant reality Independent. Patrick Cockburn. Second in a series, Iraq After Isis.
Trump Echoes Iranian Hard-liners American Conservative
NHS at 70
Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive The Conversation
With Serbia and Kosovo both vying for EU membership, the question remains: who won the war? Independent. Robert Fisk.
Europe’s copyright plan: Why was it so controversial? BBC (The Rev Kev)
DREW FAUST JOINS GOLDMAN SACHS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Goldman Sachs
The economy is hot, yet many U.S. workers feel left behind. A new report sheds some light LA Times (The Rev Kev)
America Celebrates Lateral Move From Monarchy To Corporate Rule Consortium News
Why Don’t We Have Free Public Transit? Motherboard
Credit Suisse settles ‘princeling program’ FCPA offenses for $76.7 million FCPA blog. More mere costs of doing business.
For journalists covering prisons, the First Amendment is little help Columbia Journalism Review
How Facebook Is Fact-Checking Conservative Sites into Oblivion Pajamas Media (JAM)
Antidote du jour.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.