“Black Mirror” isn’t just predicting the future—it’s causing it Quartz (Chuck L)
New Attack Against Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Bruce Schneier
AT&T, Dish, Comcast All Raising Cable TV Rates To Counter Cord-Cutting Dallas News. Only sports addicts will be left.
Surprise discovery reveals second visual system in mouse cerebral cortex Science Daily (guurst)
“An informal boycott of US products also seems to be taking place.”
BofAML notes that China consumers seem to be cutting down on US products much more than US consumers are cutting down on China imports. pic.twitter.com/XQZg4V7hvl
— Tracy Alloway (@tracyalloway) January 7, 2019
China plans the biggest garden show ever Economist (David L)
Theresa May pins hopes on last-minute EU offer on Brexit Financial Times. More unicorns.
Brexit: MPs try to limit government’s no-deal financial powers BBC. Insanity. But that’s so normal in the UK the word has lost its power in that context.
Brexit: gridlock Richard North
Artist Taxi Driver wants to be the UK’s Michael Moore:
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— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) January 8, 2019
This is how Canada housing correction begins McLean (Michael Hudson)
New Cold War
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
With no deal in sight, shutdown reveals depth of ‘trust deficit’ Christian Science Monitor
Pelosi and Schumer issue extraordinary statement saying they expect Trump’s Oval Office address to the nation to be ‘full of malice and misinformation’ and DEMAND networks give Dems equal airtime after deciding to broadcast his shutdown message Daily Mail
Macroeconomic System for Climate Change New Economic Perspectives
Field trip “to talk to the regular people” – like a guided excursion to observe the mating rituals of exotic species in the wild: https://t.co/JPJKHapt9K
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 7, 2019
Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do. New York Times (David L)
The tech sector is over FT Alphaville
Cutting wages — the wrong medicine Lars P. Syll (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Chet G:
On Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, Robyn Graboski released a snowy owl (nicknamed St. Nick) that she had been rehabilitating. From Robyn:
News Flash: St. Nick the snowy owl has been released today!
St. Nick came in last Christmas with injuries from razer wire. He was a challenging case. We tried to release him in the spring, but he was not ready. Every time we put him in the flight enclosure, he would stop eating. Then we needed to keep him through the summer because he missed migration up to the tundra. We released him in a remote location where he will be safe…actually hours from where he was found in Huntingdon and here.
There’s a photo album with additional photos on FB (including by two other photographers):
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.