NASA turning over moon landing efforts to companies in the private sector Associated Press :-(
CRISPR-baby scientist fails to satisfy critics Nature (Robert H)
Godzilla’ in Buenos Aires: Asia cowers as Trump battles Xi Asia Times (Kevin W)
Brexit: Cross-party bid to stop ‘no-deal’ BBC. Moar cakeism.
Brexit: it’s a strange old world Richard North. About this article in The Times, Europe ready to offer Britain more time for a softer Brexit, which despite the attempt to position it otherwise, looks to be from UK sources (the “Norway-style” is a tell). No other media outlet has reported or independently confirmed it. Given The Times’ particularly poor record on Brexit (breathless pieces on major developments that were dead wrong), I would not treat this as gospel.
One hundred Tory MPs denounce Theresa May’s Brexit deal as the value of her ‘sell the deal’ tour is questioned. Telegraph. Her personal selling has never worked well.
‘My desire to be an Irish citizen was increased by Brexit’s follies’ Irish Times (PlutoniumKun)
Theresa May makes a meal of it at Brexit breakfast meeting Guardian (Kevin W)
New Cold War
Why Everything You’ve Read About Ukraine Is Wrong Forbes. 2014 piece recommended by Olga.
By Terminating the Treaty of Friendship with Russia, Ukraine Renounces Its Territorial Integrity Vineyard of the Saker (furzy)
Ukrainian leader calls on NATO to send warships after clash with Russia abc.net.au. Kevin W: “Not a good idea. The average depth of the Sea of Azov is about 20 feet while the draft of a Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is 30.5 feet.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Home Routers Under Attack by NSA-Spawned Malware: What to Do TomGuide (David L)
Keep this in mind amid attempts to spin today's Michael Cohen plea over Trump Tower Moscow into a huge development: all of its details were revealed long ago, and it reads not as collusion thriller, but as slapstick buddy comedy starring Cohen & Felix Sater. https://t.co/2bfwhTd4pr
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) November 29, 2018
Comey Files Legal Challenge to Block House Republican Subpoena Bloomberg (furzy)
Climate Concerns Increase; Most Republicans Now Acknowledge Change Monmouth University Polling Institute (UserFriendly)
Democrats Taking Key Leadership Jobs Have Pocketed Millions From Pharma Kaiser Health News
Bernie Sanders not stepping into Senate Energy void as liberals fear Manchin Politico. UserFriendly: “lol I love how this all gets pinned on Sanders.”
Bernie Sanders Puts Forward a Program That Could Split the Democratic Party Glen Ford (GlennF)
Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros New York Times. Notice FB had the head of communications, Elliot Schrage, fall on his sword to protect Sandberg. Looks like that may not be enough to save her.
Mark Zuckerberg Has Lost Control of Facebook Project Syndicate (David L). The standard “I’m the CEO and I know nothing” defense catches up with Zuck.
Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies Craig Murray (fury mouse)
This Guardian Fake News Story Proves That The Media Can’t Be Trusted Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Payless sold discount shoes at luxury prices — and it worked Moneywatch (Kevin W)
South African lawmakers accuse McKinsey of possible crimes Financial Times
Hard Choices Harvard Business School (Scott)
‘This Is About Systematically Impoverishing People’ FAIR (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Pleeeeeease, may I have another biscuit?’ (Merlyn)”
And a bonus (hat tip Janice G):
A very special and beautiful moment!
This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die — until she received one last visit from an old friend.
?ig: BurgersZoo/ Unilad pic.twitter.com/XjspzU55n5
— The Invisible Man (@invisibleman_17) November 24, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.