The rise and the rainfall of the Roman empire The Economist
Watch Corals Form a ‘Wall of Mouths’ to Catch and Eat Jellyfish National Geographic
The revenue-growth rate that helped fuel Tesla’s rally relied on an apples-to-oranges comparison Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
America’s contaminated recycling The Week
Brexit: the enemies of reason EU Referendum
Washington Post Blames Iran For Trump’s Unilateral Sanctions Against It Moon of Alabama (KW). Good discussion of Iranian oil.
AngloZionist attack options against Iran The Saker
Dodged a bullet. Thread:
A bit about South Korean politics topic du jour: the insane coup d'etat plan that the S Korean military had set up during the Candlelight Protests in late 2016.
— T.K. of AAK! (@AskAKorean) August 1, 2018
VIDEO: CIA Director Mike Pompeo Hints U.S. Is Working with Mexico and Colombia to Push Regime Change in Venezuela Alternet. From 2017, still germane.
New Cold War
Feinstein had a Chinese spy connection she didn’t know about — her driver San Francisco Chronicle. Imagine the hysteria if the driver had been Russian…
Bright fireball flies across Siberian sky (VIDEOS) RT. Russian fireball dash-cam videos are actually a minor genre…
How anti-liberalism went global The Week
Big Brother Is Watching You
Inside The Spinner: a real-life inception project FT. Holy moly!
The Women of WikiLeaks: Speaking Truth to Power Fair Observer (CL).
Our Famously Free Press
Sarah Jeong, The New York Times, and the Gamergate School of Journalism Columbia Journalism Review. (Andrew Sullivan; response).
Medicare for All makes a lot of sense Jeffrey Sachs, CNN
Scientists FINALLY discover why thalidomide caused birth defects: Pill taken by thousands of mothers in the 1960s left a generation with deformed limbs and organs – but until now, no one knew why Daily Mail (KW).
“We Rise Together, Homie” Jacobin
The human toll of falling taxi licence values ABC Australia
Airline pilots protest a study on allowing cargo planes to be operated by only one pilot with remote help Los Angeles Times (KW). KW: “Cargo planes at first…” Safety culture?
Antidote du jour:
#Breaking – About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from…updates to follow pic.twitter.com/K0ghUwQEfk
— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.