Extreme Heat Event in Northern Siberia and the coastal Arctic Ocean This Week Ocean’s Wrath (UserFriendly).
US Supreme Court puts Amazon, Google in tax sights around the world Australian Financial Review
Google’s keyword voids Kottke.org (MC). Try this one at home.
Haiti protests carry on despite fuel hike U-turn; flights canceled Reuters. The last paragraph should be the first.
Thai cave rescue mission to resume with eight boys and coach still trapped – live Guardian. Not part of the story:
OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Reports on Chemical Weapons Use Allegations in Douma, Syria in 2018 and in Al-Hamadaniya and Karm Al-Tarrab in 2016 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. You’ll never guess….
How a Microsoft font brought down Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif The Globe and Mail
Pyongyang Talks – How Pompeo Put The Cart Before The Horse Moon of Alabama (CL).
Pompeo’s prospects: outlook from a 40-year Pyongyang watcher Asia TImes. Reaction from Sic Semper Tyrannis.
New Cold War
This Is What Modern War Propaganda Looks Like Caitlin Johnstone
Novichok: Murder inquiry after Dawn Sturgess dies BBC. Somebody tracked out residue from a vat spill at Porton Down?
MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and Rewards Them. The Intercept (UserFriendly). Shocker.
Trump administration freezes risk adjustment payments Modern Healthcare
Democrats in Disarray
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones says he could vote either way on Trump’s SCOTUS pick CNN. He’s a real Democrat.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Book Review – Losing Military Supremacy by Andrei Martyanov Vineyard of the Saker
America the Loser Brad DeLong, Project Syndicate. “[I]t is already clear that the American century ended on November 8, 2016.” Funny, I would have thought it ended the day Bush the Younger invaded Iraq. One for the judges, I suppose.
The Pilot Shortage Quandary Air Force Magazine
Survival of the Richest Douglas Rushkoff, Medium. Disturbing.
New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off New York Magazine
High-skilled white-collar work? Machines can do that too CNBC and without irony on the same day Learning these in-demand skills could add thousands of dollars to your annual salary CNBC
The Con of Diversity Chris Hedges, Truthdig
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