Rhinestone Vest-Wearing Pigeon Reunited With Family NPR (David L)
Low-cost ‘four-hour’ bamboo house wins top prize BBC (David L). Really attractive too.
Pet owners who force their cats to be vegan could risk breaking the law Telegraph (Kevin W)
Researchers Just Found a Way to Turn CO2 Into Plastic With Unprecedented Efficiency ScienceAlert (David L)
Ion drive: The first flight You Tube (Robert H) and First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight Guardian (Chuck L)
New, Groundbreaking Revelation Brings Us Closer to Nuclear Fusion Futurism (David L)
Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge New York Times (Dr. Kevin)
Ukraine bank offers 21% interest rate for doing 10,000 steps a day Guardian (resilc)
Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’ New York Times
Heavily armed North Korean solders approach South Korean solders at the DMZ.
The solders of the two warring countries shake hands and chat politely with each other.
They are smiling.
Two Koreas, connected.
Happy Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/U2OxUppBjg
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 22, 2018
Water crisis puts trade war into perspective for China Asia Times. The Jackpot is arriving early.
The West begins to stir over China’s massive abuse of Muslims Economist (David L)
US urging allies to drop China’s Huawei: report The Hill (Kevin W)
The World, Built by China New York Times (resilc)
The Big Bet Against Italian Banks SafeHaven
Not a single demographic supports the draft Brexit deal.
It's dead in the water. pic.twitter.com/mTto5Yx1hs
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) November 23, 2018
Brexit is the equivalent of a major defeat in war Patrick Cockburn, Independent
May’s Brexit deal is a humiliation for Britain Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk
UK insists post-Brexit fishing agreement will not be tied to trade deal Guardian (Kevin W)
Tory MP Knighthood for voting for Brexit can Theresa May be charged under the 2010 Bribery Act Section 1.. person offers, gives or promises to give a "financial or other advantage" to another individual in exchange for "improperly" performing a "relevant function or activity". pic.twitter.com/lGaAJKRPtX
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) November 23, 2018
New Cold War
Less Than Grand Strategy Nation (chuck4)
A country that can’t be trusted with a bone saw shouldn’t be trusted with nuclear weapons New York Times (Dr. Kevin)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
A Chinese-Style Digital Dystopia Isn’t As Far Away As We Think Matt Stoller, BuzzFeed (Chuck L)
So dystopian and authoritarian as to defy belief: China will judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior & adopt a lifelong points program that assigns personalized ratings by 2021. Via @business @clayroutledge https://t.co/GwArUtwOk0
— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) November 23, 2018
What If Trump Actually Tries to Serve Three Terms? Daily Beast (resilc)
Trump Expresses Dissatisfaction With Treasury Secretary Wall Street Journal
Dire warning on US climate change impacts BBC. “Hundreds of billions” is still insanely low in terms of damage estimate. Joe Stiglitz has estimated the cost of the Iraq war at $3 trillion.
Why Publish a Dire Federal Climate Report on Black Friday? Atlantic (furzy)
Richard Ojeda Comes Out Swinging on Abortion Rights The Intercept (resilc)
In Crude Oil’s Huge Drop, All Signs Say Made in the U.S.A. Wall Street Journal
OPEC’s Worst Nightmare: Permian Is About to Pump a Lot More Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Tesla releases new Model 3 software update to address cold weather issues Electrek (Kevin W)
Nationalize Amazon The Outline (Scott)
Antidote du jour. Jim T: “A photo my daughter took of a Sea Lion snoozing near Campbell River”:
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.