Watch This Frog Light Up After It Swallows a Firefly LiveScience (Dr. Kevin). Eeew! An anti-antidote, particularly if you like fireflies.
65% of Americans Think They Are More Intelligent Than Average RealClearScience (Chuck L). Still better than in private equity, where 77% of the funds claim to be top quartile!
Japan Reels From Heavy Rains; Dozens Killed and Millions Evacuated – New York Times. Kevin W:
‘“This is a record high rainfall which we never experienced,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said’. Climate change at work?
This is going to end badly:
Ten ambulances lined up inside the rescue area, four choppers down the road, the area is being quarantined of media. Steady rain overnight appears to have forced the hand of rescuers and brought forward an evacuation at #Thamluangcave pic.twitter.com/ABcRe8e6kv
— amanda hodge (@hodgeamanda) July 8, 2018
UPDATE: Thai and int’l divers all heading into briefing now. Rescue most likely today. Once they go in, expect up to 12 hrs of radio silence due to absence of comms. We’ll likely only know when the divers/first boys emerge whether it’s been a success #thamlaungcave #ThaiCave
— Daniel Sutton (@danielsutton10) July 8, 2018
North Korea: US is making ‘gangster-like’ demands on denuclearisation BBC. You have to give them credit for evocative PR…
Merkel’s Fading Star Chronicles Magazine (Kevin W)
May Tames Divided Tories as Business Cheers Soft Brexit Plan Bloomberg. A function of the Tories making negotiating with themselves more important than negotiating with the EU. This is going nowhere. But Bloomberg, like pretty much all of the press, feeds the delusion. Subhead: “Proposal makes an orderly divorce deal with EU more likely.”
New Cold War
OPCW Issues First Report Of ‘Chemical Weapon Attack’ in Douma and Mainstream Media Lie About Watchdog Report On The ‘Chemical Attack’ In Douma Moon of Alabama (Kevin W, Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
As well as sexuality, he believes this technology could be used to detect emotions, IQ and even a predisposition to commit certain crimes. Kosinski has also used algorithms to distinguish between the faces of Republicans and Democrats, in an unpublished experiment he says was successful.
Given that the Thais recognize 13 sexualities and Harvard Law School, 12, I question the classification scheme.
Let’s make private data into a public good Mariana Mazzucato MIT Technology Review (David L)
Get ready for the ‘largest trade war in economic history’ Asia Times (Kevin W)
What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic Kaiser Health News
US Military Purging Foreign-Born Service Members Sputnik (Kevin W)
Pruitt leaves behind a long to-do list Politico (Kevin W)
Did Kennedy Cut His Own Tow Line In His Final Decisions? Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Our Future Could Look Like El Salvador Mike the Mad Biologist (UserFriendly)
When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage The New York Times (UserFriendly)
Voter optimism holds key to GOP’s midterm hopes The Hill. FWIW, the cab driver in Green Bay says that a lot of local companies are hiring. But who knows what the pay and benefits are like…..
Democratic Socialism Is Dem Doom New York Times. UserFriendly: “ROFL”
Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest New York Magazine
The More People Vote, the More Progressives Win VICE (UserFriendly)
Trust the Base Dissent Magazine
Do any Democrats worry at all about how pervasive this warped mentality has become? Do you think it’s going to go away when Trump does? It won’t. There’s a generation of newly engaged people filled with paranoid, jingoistic, McCarthyite poison masquerading as #Resistance. https://t.co/EVlJsqWL4P
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 7, 2018
Young Leftist Candidates Are Breathing New Radicalism Into Stale Climate Politics Intercept (UserFriendly)
Ex-Host Exposes MSNBC: ‘I Was Told Not To Cover Bernie’ YouTube. UserFriendly: “In Memory of Ed Schultz.”
Corruption is Legal in America YouTube (furzy)
Nation Horrified To Learn Child-Killing Death Merchants Have Racist Employee Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
Paging Dr. Goebbels..
How a natural gas group pushed for new energy curriculum in Texas My Statesman (Kevin W)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Listen to St. Anthony Police voicemails about the Philando Castile shooting Tony Webster (UserFriendly)
Research: Women Benefit When They Downplay Gender Differences Harvard Business Review (Dr. Kevin). Haha, I’ve regularly describe that I’ve come to recognize that I am way more gender blind than most people are….the position they advocate is in precise terms I’ve used.
Why Ford is Still Getting Clobbered in China Motley Fool (Kevin W)
Tesla Model S fails auto braking test, Tesla questions validity of the test Elektrek (Kevin W). As Lambert would say, BWAAH!
High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too New York Times (Kevin W). I’m not sure I would call designing a T-shirt “high skilled”. An algo would not have invented the iPhone….
Bach at the Burger King Los Angeles Review of Books (Dr. Kevin)
Antidote du jour (Lawrence R, from Pleasant Lake):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.