Dear readers, Yves apologizes for the short rations of original posts and asks your forgiveness: She’s not feeling so hot. –Jerri-Lynn
‘Drunk And Irritable’ Wasps Are Rampaging Through Britain, Experts Say KPIX5 CBS San Francisco. No, not The Onion.
Diners discover rare blue lobster at Maine restaurant, insist he be set free Bangor Daily News (The Rev Kev)
Stranger Places Nautilus. Birders, don’t miss this: In search of the yellow-billed cuckoo.
Pot for pets: U.S. federal law puts vets into a quandary Reuters. e mayer: “At least for hippie kitties, the solution would seem to be for the human waitstaff person – you know, the one often under the delusion of being the cat’s owner – get a med-pot Rx and then mix that in with a bit of catnip. or better, just grow a bit of both! Not sure if cats will eat mj leaves on their own, but one can always mix a bit of both into a little scrap ragclotth, tie it shut an let Teh poor widdle glaucoma-suffering Kitteh go to town on it.”
Burn, Baby, Burn
Down With the Philosophy Factory Jacobin
Designing the Death of a Plastic NYT David L.
Barney Frank on His Regrets From the Great Recession New York magazine. UserFriendly: “In case you needed another reason to hate barney frank.”
This Broker Fought the Flash Boys and Got in Trouble for It Bloomberg (David L)
I Was Banned for Life From Twitter American Conservative (The Rev Kev)
Kill Me Now
The Pentagon doesn’t know if US-made bombs killed kids in Yemen Vox. Uh huh. Totally. I believe that.
A redaction fail (and contempt?) for the Sun Sentinel Columbia Journalism Review
Russia to retaliate if Washington bans Aeroflot flights to US RT (The Rev Kev)
What Dirt Does Russia Have on Barack Obama? American Conservative. This made me chuckle.
Russia threatens to ban sale of key rocket engines to US as row over ‘obnoxious’ sanctions intensifies The Telegraph (The Rev Kev)
Brexit: recycling a bad idea EUReferendum.com
Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame to be permanently removed after West Hollywood council vote Independent. I’m no Trump fan, but this strikes me as petty and stupid.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook— Serf Labor, Overpriced iPhones, and Wasted Burning Profits Counterpunch. Ralph Nader.
Some thoughts after reading “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. Andrew Gelman.
Location as an Asset Minneapolis Fed. UserFriendly: “I have no intention of reading more than the abstract of this because it made me want to barf. All the smarty smart rich people obviously want to move to expensive areas and the people who don’t stay poor because they don’t move.”
‘We are throwaways.’ LA Times
West Virginia Impeaches Entire State Supreme Court, Will Return To Trial By Combat During Changeover, Probably Above the Law. The deck: Joking aside, impeaching all of these judges seems to be the right move.
THE KOCH BROTHERS COMMISSIONED A SURVEY OF AMERICANS AND FOUND MOST LIKE A $15 MINIMUM WAGE, FREE COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE The Intercept. This shouldn’t be news to anybody. Tom Ferguson’s been writing about this issue for years– the disjunction between what voters say they want and what they get. See his Right Turn (co-authored with Joel Rogers, 1987). Still available and well worth getting hold of a copy.
Antidote du jour.
And a bonus yellow-billed cuckoo video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.