Meet the many unsung heroes of the Seattle Snowpocalypse Seattle Times
An earthquake lasted 50 days, but no one felt it. Here’s why. National Geographic
Researchers Create ‘Rat Cyborgs’ That People Control With Their Minds Discover. What could go wrong?
Payback for Bezos Has No Limit Bloomberg. Good clean fun.
Google’s Waymo risks repeating Silicon Valley’s most famous blunder Ars Technica. Important and interesting, but the promise of robot cars wasn’t driverless golfcarts running fixed routes in Florida retirement communities, now was it?
Fire breaks out at Tesla factory in Fremont Mercury News
— French Embassy UK (@FranceintheUK) February 15, 2019
Nervous times as crisis grows The Brexit Blog. Be sure to read all the way to the Update at the end: “The political crisis is now deepening on a daily basis, opening up the space for many possible outcomes.”
France’s class wars Le Monde Diplomatique
Act XIV: Will this be the last Saturday of ‘yellow vest’ protests in France? The Local. As usual, the first to propose violence is always the cop.
France’s Yellow Vest Movement Comes of Age The Nation. On the “Assembly of Assemblies” (another view). I do think “coming of age” is a category error, much like “young democracies” (which we planned to “stand up” back in the Bush era).
The two faces of the gilets jaunes The New Statesman
Keeping the Syria Peace Process on Track: Astana Troika Meets in Sochi Valdai Discussion Club
New Zealand bans Huawei, China has message for New Zealand South China Morning Post
China may only seek a limited naval role in the Indian Ocean Lowy Institute
Pharma Company Pfizer to Partner With Government on Drug Resistance The Wire (J-LS).
New Cold War
Dems prepare to force Trump to reveal private talks with Putin Politico. So much winning.
Why Trump will win the wall fight Jonathan Turley, The Hill
World Historical Donald: Unwitting and Unwilling Author of The Green New Deal Counterpunch. No Hegel please, we’re Americans.
Democrats in Disarray
Amazon’s political mugging in New York is a warning for American business Steven Pearlstein, WaPo
Inside Every Foreigner LRB. Review of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life.
Police State Watch
Houston police officer in drug raid had previous allegations against him Houston Chronicle. No kidding.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Watch NYC Subway Riders React To Inside Edition Reporter’s Scolding Gothamist. “Many of the fare evaders caught by Inside Edition’s crack team of investigators were, in fact, high school students on their way to gym class.”
Economics After Neoliberalism Boston Review
Hating Big Pharma Is Good, But Supply-Side Epidemic Theory Is Killing People Long Reads. From 2018, still very germane.
Antidote du jour (Furzy Mouse):
And a belated Valentine’s Day antidote:
— Neil Perkins (@neilperks3) February 14, 2019
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.