Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet Guardian (David L)
This Is Not A Blip The Baffler (Anthony L). Why don’t these people come up with better titles?!?
Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship Areo Magazine (Bill B). I think we’ve managed to link to news stories on this project, as opposed to the overview by the instigators themselves. Apologies for the delay…..
Users are Reporting Lost Data After Installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update ExtremeTech (furzy). Ugh.
Space Force seeking applications for transfer to mobile infantry Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Interpol president is reported missing after a trip to China CNBC (furzy). Not a good look.
EU may offer post-Brexit trade flexibility to help May secure deal Guardian. Telegraph give this story prominent play, but it is nowhere to be found on the Daily Mail’s UK site, and the FT Brexit story of the day, below the fold, is: EU drafts tough contingency plans for no-deal Brexit. Note this part:
However, the timing of the document indicates that Brussels may use it as leverage in the talks, only to end up revising no-deal plans. An EU diplomat familiar with the preparations said the commission was planning to adjust the tone of the draft according to progress made in negotiations over coming days.
“It will be harder if it all gets stuck and softer if things are going well,” the diplomat said.
Brexit: why we had to leave Richard North
The EU – we’re out in March, stop messing about Morning Star (furzy)
RED RUINS Jeremy Corbyn would be TEN TIMES worse than Brexit for the British economy, experts warn The Sun. Kevin W: “This was so bad that I just had to send it if for no other reason than a good laugh.”
Where in the World Is Denmark’s $2 Billion? New York Times (David L)
New Cold War
How The U.S. Runs Public Relations Campaigns – Trump Style – Against Russia And China Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Loans Sour in Turkey, Inflation Hits 25%, Interest Rates Spike, Fears of Contagion Rise Don Quijones, Wolf Street
UK and US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda Defend Democracy Press (furzy)
Very strange… Iran fired missiles at ISIS in Syria. Killed several ISIS leaders – almost killed Al-Baghdadi. US complained (!!) saying Iran was reckless, cuz the strike was within 3 miles of US troops.
But why was ISIS leader Baghdadi feeling so safe so close to US troops????
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) October 5, 2018
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Does Your Motherboard Have a Secret Chinese Spy Chip? PC Magazine (David L)
Trump Mocks Al Franken for Quick Resignation Over Claims of Sex Misconduct New York Times (furzy)
Trump Administration Moves to Open 1.6 Million Acres to Fracking, Drilling in California Sacramento Bee (furzy)
Trump watches North Korean missile launch on Fox News and worries it was actually happening Business Insider (Dr. Kevin)
Eliot Weinberger · Ten Typical Days in Trump’s America London Review of Books (Anthony L)
“Beyond Unusual”: How the Kavanaugh Show Trial Could Hurt the F.B.I. Vanity Fair (furzy)
In Letter to Trump, House Democrats Promise to Investigate Brett Kavanaugh for Perjury If Confirmed Intercept. In other words, a protracted wet noodle lashing.
All those Democrats who scream "but Bernie's not a Democrat!" — well, here's a "real" Democrat for you. Happy? https://t.co/0IZTgGXUs8
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) October 5, 2018
Even People Insured By Their Employer Are Worried About Rising Health Care Costs FiveThirtyEight (UserFriendly).
Kansas: Aftershocks from the epicenter of voter suppression Columbia Journalism Review (UserFriendly)
Typhus reaches ‘epidemic levels’ in parts of Los Angeles area NBC News (Kevin W). We said a long time ago that our lousy health care system + rising inequality would = more public health problems.
Big Pharma takes rare price cut on hepatitis C drugs, but other drug prices continue to march north DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety Blog (furzy)
Secret Amazon brands are quietly taking over Amazon.com Quartz. Charming.
U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars Reuters (EM). More “charming”.
After Disney, Amazon wage hikes, Bernie Sanders targets McDonald’s The Hill (UserFriendly)
Waiting for all those people who said pvt businesses would lose 40m workers to a JG paying $15/hr to now tell us how terrible it is that Amazon is paying $15/hr minimum.
— Scott Fullwiler (@stf18) October 4, 2018
Antidote du jour. MGL: “This is a juvenile black-crowned night-heron that perched in a tree just a few feet above our balconey at hotel in Dana Point. It sat there quietly for ~ 45” then vanished.”
And a bonus video (Jeff N):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.