10 great English proverbs that are obviously bollocks Daily Mash. From last month, still worthy.
Massive global health study reveals “disturbing” trends New Atlas (David L)
How plants evolved to make ants their servants EurekAlert (Kevin W)
Israel Aims To Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles By 2030 ars technica
UFO spotted by multiple pilots prompts investigation CNET (David L)
The plastic backlash: what’s behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? Guardian. PlutoniumKun: “What I find interesting – and hopeful – is that this is a bandwagon right wing politicians (at least outside the US) are climbing onto. Which might mean something will get done.”
How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story MicrowaveNews (furzy)
US tells China to remove missile systems in South China Sea Asia Times (Kevin W). Hoo boy.
Nationalists and Patriots Illargi
Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival. New York Times (furzy)
— Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) November 12, 2018
Brexit shows that idiots and incompetents are in charge in UK Irish Times. PlutoniumKun: “Not quite as good as the heading, but Chris Johns is a mainstream business journalist (British, not Irish), it’s not usual that writers like this use this type of language.”
New Cold War
Why a strategic port in Iran was exempted from sanctions Asia Times (J-LS)
U.S. Considers Asking Afghanistan to Suspend Presidential Election Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Crucifying Julian Assange Truthdig (RR)
1 Citing "multiple sources", @ABC reports that Mueller team is "not getting what they want" from Paul Manafort's cooperation deal. If true, this will be no surprise to the small # of us who have actually relied on the available facts, not our imagination: https://t.co/mduGIvo3ug
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) November 9, 2018
Trump and Big Media: Clash or Collusion? Consortiumnews
Over-reach is a risk for the Democrats after the midterms Financial Times
Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home NPR. UserFriendly:
It’s 3 things that democrats would run away from if they could actually pass it. If they actually cared about voter turnout they would push election day registration which, unlike automatic registration, has been shone to increase turnout by around 5%.
Environmental damage prompts a rethink among US coastal voters Financial Times (David L)
From atop Point Dume, a former Marine with binoculars, a radio and American flag tracks fires Los Angeles Times (David L)
A new fire burning in Malibu Canyon Los Angeles Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Black security guard who stops shooter is then shot and killed by police The Hill (UserFriendly)
Kill Me Now
Students in Brooklyn protest their school’s use of a Zuckerberg-backed online curriculum designed by Facebook engineers Business Insider (David L). We may need a new category, “Neoliberal Infestations”.
Boeing Withheld Information on 737 Model, According to Safety Experts Wall Street Journal. Jerri-Lynn: “Send in the lawyers.”
Amazon’s HQ2 Spectacle Should Be Illegal The Atlantic (UserFriendly)
The Current Affairs Field Guide To Socialist Animals Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
‘Big Law Killed My Husband’: An Open Letter From a Sidley Partner’s Widow American Lawyer (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H:
Sorry I mucked up the water bowl. Maybe you could empty it and make it fresh? Orrr, maybe make it bigger? And bring raccoon treats? Please? Thank you.
And a bonus video. A bit slick, but still fun. I liked the cat door bit:
Not a normal bonus but worth your tome. Hat tip UserFriendly:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.