These raccoons aren’t rabid, they’re just ‘drunk,’ police in West Virginia say USA Today (Kevin W)
Watch: 5-foot long cobra sneaks into businessman’s BMW; rescued Mirror Now News
Watch the warming ocean devour Alaska’s coast in this striking time-lapse video Washington Post (furzy)
Electriq~Global Says Its Water-Based Fuel Can Power Your Car Forbes (David L)
New Insights into the Aging Brain EurekaAlert (David L)
Robots Have a Diversity Problem The New New (Dr. Kevin)
Our Richard Smith, pursuer of scammers!
— Oliver Bullough (@OliverBullough) November 14, 2018
How Brexit Broke Up Britain New York Review of Books
Tony Blair: The deal isn’t a compromise, it’s a capitulation Yahoo (Marshall)
Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions BBC. Chart shows the deal needs only qualified majority approval by the EU Council.
Not long off call with PM. She tried to tell me Scotland’s ‘distinctive’ interests had been protected. I pointed out that there isn’t a single mention of Scotland in the agreement, that it disregards our interests, and puts Scotland at a serious competitive disadvantage.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) November 14, 2018
Tellingly, the EC page with the draft agreement was down:
Trump Cancels Afghanistan War Due to Weather Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Jewish establishment terrified of Palestinians Mondoweiss (chuck4)
UAE backs ‘early’ UN peace talks to end Yemen conflict | TheHill. UserFriendly: “MBS starting to look lonely.”
Rocket alert apps save lives — and spread anxiety Times of Israel. Kevin W: “The real story here is how some of these modern apps keep people’s nerves jangled.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google Maps keeps track of your conversations with local businesses engadget (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Clapper’s Credibility Collapses Consortiumnews (UserFriendly)
A few words about some of the people on this list. https://t.co/juramGVprS
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) November 14, 2018
Pentagon Officials Forced to Make Fewer Public Appearances to Avoid Provoking Trump Daily Beast. Resilc: “A geometric increase in craziness is about to happen as the wagons get circled for 2020.”
Save Us, Al Gore New York Times (David L)
Kill Me Now
Facebook Hired GOP Oppo-Research Firm to Link Protesters to George Soros: Report Daily Beast (furzy)
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis New York Times. “It also tapped its business relationships, lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.”
I’m really tired of the weaponization of our Jewish ethnicity by plutocrats. Sheryl Sandberg would resign in shame if she had any. And heads at the ADL should roll. This is not ok. https://t.co/SbEqpIPi6B
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 14, 2018
This thread is to congratulate Prof. Steve Keen for having his co-authored paper accepted by the Journal of Ecological Economics, and to thank him for the attached preprint. The correct role of energy in production has been absent from conventional economic theory for centuries. https://t.co/uhMPHS2Sdj
— Limits to Growth (@Limits2Growth) November 14, 2018
CalPERS slashed their pensions. Now they’re trying to get their money back Sacramento Bee (Kevin W). They have no case but this still looks bad for CalPERS. Makes beneficiaries nervous about their pensions.
Kim Kardashian’s Private Firefighters Expose America’s Fault Lines Atlantic (David L)
Another NYC cab driver deep in debt kills himself New York Post
Koch-backed groups blast carveouts to corporations after Amazon announcement Th eHill. UserFriendly: “How many issues did you expect Bernie, AOC, Tucker Carlson, and the Koch Bros to agree on?”
Ford and Walmart to test driverless car deliveries Financial Times (David L)
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus from Ignacio: “I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.