Ancient Megadrought Causes Present-Day Drama National Geographic
Japan has attempted to land two tiny rovers on a distant asteroid ars technica. Does this asteroid have enough gravity for anything to land?
Cornell professor resigns after review questions his food studies Syracuse (bob)
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Growth Rate Carl Edward Rasmussen. Anthony L: “The most depressing thing I’ve read this week.”
FCC’s Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law ‘illegal’ Engadget. Kevin W:
Saw the section that says: “What also speaks volumes is the context of Pai’s remarks, and who he was addressing as he headlined a fundraiser for the Maine Heritage Policy Center. If you’re unaware, the MHPC is behind a failed attempt to rig taxation to shrink public services in Maine, opposes universal health care, and argue that raising the minimum wage harms everyone. The MHPC is part of the State Policy Network, a coordinated network of ultra-conservative and libertarian policy groups.”
Why a human-centred Universe is not a humane one Aeon (Chuck L)
Could we save the world if we all went vegan? Financial Times
Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill Miami Herald (UserFriendly)
Did Trump just kill the US auto industry? Asia Times
Venezuela to significantly increase oil exports to China Al Jazeera (Chuck L)
Danske Bank Money-Laundering Case Spreads to U.K. Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
Salzburg: How misreading has brought Brexit to brink RTE. A great piece, and an example of how the Irish press is streets ahead of the UK press on Brexit.
May’s Finest Hour!!!
The media is sick
It’s not even a joke pic.twitter.com/SFNmLGcbb7
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) September 22, 2018
We now need a people’s vote on Brexit. But don’t assume remain would win Guardian (Kevin W)
Theresa May Fails to Grasp How Dire Brexit Will Be for Fashion Business of Fashion (J-LS)
Multiple Online Banking Systems Go Down in the UK Wolf Richter (EM)
HARPER: BIBI’S COVERT WAR ON AMERICA Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L, Darius)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
McCabe memos say Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump Washington Post
Stormy Daniels’s Detailed Description of Donald Trump’s Penis Explains a Lot Charles Pierce, Esquire
Trump Asks Why Kavanaugh Accuser Didn’t Just Immediately Request Hush Money The Onion (David L)
Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter Associated Press
Set Theory of the Left Counterpunch. On intersectionality.
‘He’s Been There’: Trump Stumps for Sen. Heller in Vegas RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “Out of context the headline comes across like an insult. Odd given the right tilt of RCP. Interesting that he didn’t fill the arena and how his most insane supporters treat the press.”
Former Aides Give Wisconsin Gov. Walker Re-Election Headache RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “Not even rats fleeing a sinking ship, this is genuine criticism.”
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse StarTribune. UserFriendly:
She somehow thinks the fact that she told a doctor Ellison was emotionally abusive vindicates her. The note specifically says she had no physical injuries. Her entire claim is that Ellison was emotionally abusive and one time pulled her leg without enough force to knock her off the bed. This kind of BS makes it sooo much harder for women who are actually abused to be believed.
They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper FAIR (UserFriendly)
Newspapers are now making their readers pay to publish some letters to the editor City Pages (Chuck L)
Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban Wall Street Journal
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE. THE REPORTERS ARE MISSING John Pilger (Chuck L)
— BSurveillance (@bsurveillance) September 19, 2018
Firm Leverage, Consumer Demand, and Employment Losses during the Great Recession Ideas (UserFriendly). Quelle surprise! Highly leveraged firms fire more people when things get bad.
“Taxpayer Money” Threatens Medicare-for-All (And Every Other Social Program) Counterpunch (jerryb)
The Customer Is Not Always Right: A Reply to Elliot Berkman Quilette (KF). Important.
Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work ScienceBlog (Dr. Kevin). Also important.
Down with the Working Classes! Consent Factory (Anthony L)
Antidote du jour. From Eddie M in 2016:
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.