Dear patient readers,
Please thank Jerri-Lynn, who due to a scheduling screw-up, wound up providing nearly half of today’s Links.
Robert Mueller devotional candles BoingBoing (Chuck L). For your Democrat friends.
Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead ars technica (Chuck L)
So weird how a fake asset backed by nothing that you can't use for anything keeps going down. https://t.co/3NTlhnIV7u
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) December 11, 2018
San Jose Unveils Tiny Home Prototype for Homeless Residents KQED (David L). A good start, but only for singles, when some homeless are in couples or even families.
China Move to Cut Duties on U.S. Imports Lifts Auto Stocks Bloomberg. Um, this does not look like Trump is losing the trade war.
Xi walks a trade war tightrope Asia Times (Kevin W)
China detains former Canadian diplomat Financial Times. From Marshall:
Whenever people tell me they long for the days of post US hegemony, I always say, “So long as that is not followed by Chinese hegemony”. Beijing knows it can’t bully the US, so it picks on Canada as well. I happen to have a friend who knows Michael (the Canadian seized). It’s complete BS
And the US clearly has the goods on Huawei and this person. That released email was damning. As you say, had Huawei been even slightly more careful, they could have got away with it. Interesting that Xi knew about it by the time he had dinner with Trump, but chose not to make an issue out of it.
Brexit. Please discuss the big news of the day, the Tory no-confidence vote, on our Brexit post today.
Italy’s Di Maio says France risks Brussels budget sanctions Financial Times
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Delete All Your Apps Motherboard. “… and the best way to guarantee privacy would be to have a dumb phone, an iPod Touch, or no phone at all.”
Farm bill compromise reached with SNAP changes out, industrial hemp in MPR News (UserFriendly)
4 weeks ago, I contacted ~20 House Dems about this issue
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) December 11, 2018
Black woman goes to the Administration for Children’s Services, no seats available, she sits on the floor. Security guard calls cops because she wants to sit and not stand. 3 NYPD officers rip her baby out of her hands and srrest a woman posing no threat to anyone.#BeingBlack pic.twitter.com/om2rIDaJR2
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) December 10, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez Vs. The Conditioners American Conservative
Jazmin Headley case: Charges dropped against mother whose baby was torn away by NYPD in viral video Washington Post (martha r)
Uber is ‘hell-bent on stifling competition,’ an out-of-business startup claims in a new lawsuit Business Insider (David L)
NEW STUDY: Digital First Media leads in profits; news deserts expanding DFM Workers (UserFriendly)
Petrified Forest: Fear, says Lewis Lapham, is America’s top-selling consumer product. Lapham’s Quarterly (Chuck Roast)
Elon Musk Mocks SEC Enforcement Above the Law
Yellow Vest protesters erect a GUILLOTINE in Paris bearing French President’s political party name amid revolt that has forced Macron to address the furious nation Monday evening Daily Mail (Paul R). Hate to say it, this is only a toy model. The real ones were much taller, with a very large wood piece over the blade so as to assure it would sever the neck cleanly. The guillotine was intended as a humane alternative to other forms of execution. And since pretty much everyone would have seen animals killed and butchered, the ick factor wouldn’t be as strong as with modern consumers who get nicely packaged meat and don’t think much about how it got to them.
It’s surprisingly hard to give away billions of dollars Vox. Kinnucan: m”It seems the noblesse are having some difficulties obligeing.”
My So-Called Media: How the Publishing Industry Sells Out Women. Longreads. Far from a perfect piece, but contains some useful information.
NY STUDENTS AREN’T BUYING AMAZON’S SWEETHEART DEAL Who What Why
Antidote du jour. Martha r: “Humpback whale in Sydney harbour.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.