What did the dolphin say to the porpoise? BBC (David L)
This New York Bill Could Finally Put Animal Abusers Behind Bars for Years: Advocacy Group Independent Media Institute. I hate to have to make this argument, but this is not just about animal abuse. People who have a history of violence against animals, particularly as children, are often violent towards humans.
Online Bettors Know If Psychology Studies Will Replicate Atlantic (UserFriendly)
Prototype bionic eye created with custom 3D printer New Atlas (David L)
With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific New York Times (furzy)
The New Silk Roads are just pieces in a giant puzzle Asia Times (J-LS)
Chelsea Manning: Federal Government preparing to ban US whistleblower from Australia abc.net.au (Kevin W)
From Politico’s daily European newsletter:
How to trick the financial markets: “We are prepared to offer Britain a partnership such as there never has been with any other third country,” the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters in Berlin, prompting a 0.8-percent jump in the value of the sterling against the dollar. (When he spoke about a “partnership that has no precedent” a week or so ago, were traders still on holiday?) Also, when Barnier said a post-Brexit deal will be unlike anything the EU has ever struck with any country outside the bloc, was he actually just pointing out that there has never been an occasion to strike a deal with an ex-member of the club?
What the 8 Tory Brexit tribes want Politico
New Cold War
Russian Intelligence Is Co-opting Angry Young Men Atlantic. UserFriendly: “LOL The Russian bikers in Ukraine he claims are backed by Russia are actually the Nazi’s that have been fighting Russia for Ukraine: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/11025137/Ukraine-crisis-the-neo-Nazi-brigade-fighting-pro-Russian-separatists.html”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How Israel Spies on US Citizens Orient XXI (Chuck L)
Chinese soy buyers leave U.S. exporters show empty handed Reuters (Kevin W)
Trump’s Mexico Deal Reveals Another Deficit Bloomberg (furzy)
Trump Nafta 2.0 May Leave His Job, Deficit Pledges Unfulfilled Bloomberg (furzy)
The Neoconservative Comeback Loeb Log (KF)
Trump unblocks more Twitter users after U.S. court ruling Reuters (Kevin W)
Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails Reuters (furzy)
Trump’s latest misleading attack on Google, explained The Verge. Trump v. Google is like Godzilla v. Mothra.
Trump tried to convince GOP senators to turn on Sessions: report The Hill. UserFriendly: “Dumping Sessions after midterms to pass that sentencing reform bill.”
Mike Pence dumped his college fiancee for being a ‘sinner’ and narced on his beer-drinking frat bros: report Raw Story (furzy). I take the running of this story as messaging to anti-Trump diehards to be careful what they wish for.
FBI pushes back on unfounded Trump claim that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s email Washington Post (furzy)
Sarah Palin reportedly not invited to John McCain’s funeral New York Post (J-LS). I don’t like Palin, but this is remarkably petty.
Republicans Who Oppose Teacher Protests Are Losing Their Primaries, Even in Red States Intercept (UserFriendly)
Will Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren Run in 2020? Atlantic (UserFriendly)
Gillum’s upset in Florida primary captures the story of the midterms in miniature Washington Post (furzy)
UserFriendly on tweet below: “Remind me why labor supports him?”
Gov. Cuomo: "If you allow the public sector unions to strike, teachers could go on strike. There would be no school, children wouldn't be education… It would clearly be mayhem." https://t.co/MNlFqtiOpN #HofstraVotes #CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/yJaRNAQR5c
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) August 29, 2018
Cuomo Received $25,000 From Weinstein Lawyer’s Firm as He Suspended Probe Capital & Main (UserFriendly). Wowsers. Will this get around?
Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye The Conversation
What record high? Signs of an imminent meltdown in tech stocks keep piling up. Business Insider. Note you can read the article in full if you subscribe to BI on your RSS reader.
The 17 most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach Business Insider
This is a terrific takedown (hat tip UserFriendly). Be sure to click through and read the entire tweetstorm:
Wow. @SenSanders is really getting under Amazon’s skin. This response on their corporate blog is a feat of corporate-speak — sort of hilarious and enraging all at once. Let’s break this down… 1/ https://t.co/R2iovHQauY
— Stacy Mitchell (@stacyfmitchell) August 29, 2018
States Should Ban Contracts Barring Workers From Joining Rivals Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Slack’s Experiment Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People Atlantic. UserFriendly: “Tech does something right.”
California Crew Clearing Homeless Camp Kills Sleeping Woman Associated Press (David K)
Antidote du jour (cecelia):
And a bonus video. I believe this is a jackdaw:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.