The great Himalayan thaw Nepali Times
Changing climate forces desperate Guatemalans to migrate National Geographic
Science can succeed on climate change where politics fails FT. I think we should put this dude in charge of the Irish Border problem. He seems qualified.
From today, it’s OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret Register. Caveats to the recent DRM ruling.
Khashoggi BOMBSHELL: Britain ‘KNEW of kidnap plot and BEGGED Saudi Arabia to abort plans’ Express (Furzy Mouse).
Despite PR duress, Saudi $6bn to Pakistan comes with strings Asia Times (KW).
Merkel’s CDU makes huge losses in Hesse election Handelblatt
This Is How We Radicalized The World Buzzfeed
Trump from Reality TV to Twitter, or the Selfie-Determination of Nations Arizona Quarterly. It would not be unheard of for a class of symbol manipulators to believe that manipulating symbols drives everything.
Realignment and Legitimacy
Dispatch from Squirrel Hill: Dread Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
These Exploitations Of The Pittsburgh Attack Deride Its Victims Moon of Alabama
* * *Donald Trump didn’t start the fire: Here are things the midterms can’t fix Salon. “If a slender and defensive congressional majority is seen as an end in itself — or if this election becomes a referendum on the ancien régime, circa 2014 — then I’m sure of the outcome: Everybody loses.” Salon, mind you.
Republicans and Democrats Don’t Just Disagree About Politics. They Have Different Sexual Fantasies. Politico. I suppose independents and the left have fantasies that are… non-binary.
We Were Made for Civil War The American Conservative
Killer Politicians Jeffrey Sachs, Project Syndicate
Democrats in Disarray
Georgia: The Epicenter of America’s Corrupted Electronic Elections Medium. From June, still germane.
Larry Krasner’s Campaign to End Mass Incarceration The New Yorker
Our Famously Free Press
Younger generations are actually better at telling news from opinion than those over age 50 Nieman Labs. There’s a quiz. I scored 100%, as I bet most members of the NC commentariat. So I am still moving quite briskly about.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Economists reverse claims that $15 Seattle minimum wage hurt workers, admit it was largely beneficial Boing Boing (KW). Hilarity ensues.
Richard Blum, a $100 Million UC Investment, Feinstein Campaign Donations: Business As Usual at UC? Capital and Main (UserFriendly).
Changing clocks twice a year is bad for health and energy use New Scientist. From 2017, still germane.
Antidote du jour (via):
Everything is terrible so here’s an otter having fun juggling rocks.. pic.twitter.com/3eZX94PCVZ
— Nature is Amazing ☘️ (@AMAZlNGNATURE) October 28, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/10/links-10-27-18.html“>here.