Human rights body calls on US school to ban electric shocks on children Guardian (Dr, Kevin)
The contest for the worst air pollutant The Conversation
NY State Residents Will Get $62.5 Million In Settlement For Terrible Broadband Motherboard. Okay, New York consumers will get a refund – but when will they see better broadband? Whenever I return to NY, I’m shocked at how these and other digital services lag compared to much of the rest of the world – even in economies perceived as far less advanced than that of the US.
Harvey Weinstein Criminal Case May Be Crumbling, Experts Say Hollywood Reporter
Are We Ready to Lose Afghanistan? American Conservative
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants NYT. I’m shocked, shocked to see that Facebook provided such access for tech behemoths.
Our Famously Free Press
Did The Washington Post pull its punches on Amazon and USPS? Columbia Journalism Review
This Isn’t News. This Is War Crimes Apologia. Caitlin Johnstone. Minces no words.
Brexit: a taste of chaos EUReferendum.com
Republicans Killed Much Of Obamacare Without Repealing It FiveThirtyEight
Democrats in Disarray
Why We Cannot Nominate a Young Person in 2020 Benjamin Studebaker
The Pentagon Failed Its Audit Amid a $21 Trillion Scandal (Yes, Trillion) TruthDig. Lee Camp.
Trump retreats on shutdown The Hill
Trump Foundation to shut down under agreement with New York attorney general Politico. Okay, Barbara Underwood, seems that you’ve notched a victory. Next up, the Clinton Foundation. Barbara? Barbara?
Antidote du Jour. Jerri-Lynn here: This antidote reminds me of the several winters I spent as a skibum in Whistler, BC. On the banks of the river near Squamish – a town part way up the Sea and Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler – several thousand bald eagles roost each winter. Squamish Environment Society Eagles
Eagles were there much more common than songbirds during the winter months. The DDT ban has allowed populations of bald eagles and ospreys – my favourite North American raptor – to recover. I shot many wonderful eagle images; alas, those are on film and I’ve yet to digitize them, so I cannot share any of my own eagle photos here.
I like this one, although I don’t know where it was taken:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.