Are you oppressed by Christmas? Blame the patriarchy! Globe and Mail (Dr.Kevin)
Top 10 Charts of 2018 Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. JTM: “What you would expect from the U of Chi.”
We’re losing monarchs fast—here’s why National Geographic (David L)
Ecocide as Creative Destruction Counterpunch (martha r). Important.
There’ll be a domino effect as we trigger ecosystem tipping points New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Amoeba finds approximate solutions to NP-hard problem in linear time PhysOrg (Dr. Kevin)
Corbyn: Brexit would go ahead even if Labour won snap election Guardian. The slow motion implosion of Corbyn is sad to see, particularly since he is making unforced errors.
Government should admit that the UK will not be ready for no deal Institute for Government
Thread (looming Brexit is already killing British SMEs, like this one): https://t.co/aNgDcz2EwG
— Charlie Stross (@cstross) December 22, 2018
Yellow Jackets head to Portugal Politico
First Fallout Of Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Syria Moon of Alabama
The Other Gulf State That Is Manipulating U.S. Mideast Policy Loeb Log (resilc)
The shape of things to come – TTG Sic Semper Tyrannis
Just watched movie Vice. Good flick. Misses the reality of our decision to invade Iraq, made in Sep 2001 and not in 2002. Cheney and Bush lied us into a war that killed hundreds of thousands and destroyed millions of lives. We failed as a nation for not holding them accountable.
— Wesley Clark (@WesClarkjr) December 22, 2018
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics New York Times (Kevin W)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Why Trump Needs a Border Wall Shutdown Fight New York Times (resilc)
Insofar as ‘chaos’ refers to the neocons getting their knickers in a twist over an end to the military adventures and terrorist-creation-programs in Syria and Afghanistan, I’m all for it! The U.S. and the rest of the world can use a lot more of that kind of chaos.
Elites United in Panic Over Syria Pullout, Afghanistan Drawdown Antiwar.com (resilc)
Trump’s omnishambles foreign policy The Week (UserFriendly)
Is Trump’s Plan for Syria a Withdrawal or a Surrender? New Yorker. Resilc: “The liberal press would hate trump if he found the cure for cancer. We are out of a rat hole, give the man some credit for common sense vs the neoconjobs.”
Bernie: Breaking The Cycle Of Mediocrity And Mendacity DownWithTyrrany
PE HUB Wire Highlights, 12.21.18 PE Hub Newtwork (Kevin W). Reporter not happy with CalPERS goal of reducing transparency.
Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town Medium. Brian C: “Amazing fail.”
The Donald’s 60% Gone – But No Cigar for CNN David Stockman, AntiWar (resilc). Useful. Trump has still not undone all of the Trump rally.
Michigan Nurses union donates $9 million to cancel medical debt WJBK (martha r). More than 10x as much as the Rolling Jubilee gimmick, and looks like a better process for selecting recipients too.
Third Of Americans Thinking About Leaving Country To Live Abroad Study Finds. Resilc: “75% don’t have enough cash to buy a ticket.”
Another Year of American Collapse Eudaimonia and Co (Dr. Kevin)
Antidote du jour (martha r):
And a bonus (guurst):
— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) December 17, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.