The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean PhysOrg (Robert M)
Dated science and fish advisories may be hurting brains Environmental Health News (JTM)
Do gut bacteria make a second home in our brains? Science. Research from the med school at the University of Alabama.
Sliding Chinese yuan risks Trump trade war backlash Asia Times (Kevin W)
The Million Trumps of India Los Angeles Review of Books
Italy’s Banks Leap Aboard a Burning Ship Bloomberg
U.K.’s May Faces Brexit Test as Officials Reach Draft Deal Wall Street Journal
Bin Salman ‘tried to persuade Netanyahu to go to war in Gaza’: Sources Middle East Eye (Scott)
The Short War With Gaza Exposed Israel’s Weakness Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
New Images Of Alleged “Torture Kit” Used On Saudi Journalist NBC (furzy). Ugh.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
DeepMind’s move to transfer health unit to Google stirs data fears Financial Times (Kevin W)
The British Army is carrying out a massive test of military robots and drones MIT Technology Review
Melania Trump calls for firing of senior US official Financial Times
Trump’s Tweets About Macron Show Aides Aren’t Reining Him In Bloomberg (furzy)
Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver told CNN Jane Sanders has been cleared in FBI probe into a land deal she orchestrated during her tenure at Burlington College. Probe was launched after VTGOP vice chair Brady Toensing field a complaint alleging misconduct by Sanders re bank loan.
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) November 13, 2018
Power play: Nike takes a big role in Oregon tax policy OregonLive. UserFriendly: “Never Change, Democrats.”
Democratic Socialists Rack Up Wins in States Governing (UserFriendly)
Georgia Election 2018: Federal judge rules on provisional ballots Atlanta Journal-Constitution (furzy)
Critics of VHA Aim to Privatize, Not Improve Health Care for Veterans Real News. JTM: “No, really?”
California Fires: Easing the Danger Won’t Be Easy Bloomberg (furzy)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Tulsa Struggles to Make Amends for a Massacre It Ignored for Nearly a Century Governing. UserFriendly: “I just love that there was a real Black Wall Street.”
Doctors post blood-soaked photos after NRA tells them to pipe down over gun restrictions abc.net.au (Dr. Kevin)
Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms KMBC (Dr. Kevin)
Lion Air Crash Scenario Wasn’t Covered In Boeing 737 MAX Manual, Veteran Pilots NBC (furzy). This is getting traction.
The Narrowness of Mainstream Economics Is About to Unravel TruthOut (furzy)
What The Left Must Fight Against Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Cuomo: We don't have enough money to fix the subway
Also Cuomo: We have plenty of money to buy Jeff Bezos a helipad https://t.co/WH9iJOKrMR
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) November 13, 2018
Dear New York and DC,
Amazon isn't bringing you 50,000 high paying jobs. They're bringing 50,000 people with high paying jobs to where you currently live. This won't help your community, it will replace your community.
— Spek (@spekulation) November 13, 2018
Climbing Ladders Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. UserFriendly: “Weren’t we just hearing about super star firms that accounted for all of the wage gaps less than a year ago? Or is it just Germany vs the US?”
Antidote du jour. Another one of crittermom’s cedar waxwings:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.