The Ticks That Can Take Down an 800-Pound Moose Atlantic (resilc)
Are we on the road to civilisation collapse? BBC (Dr. Kevin)
Woman dies after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant Guardian (resilc)
From corn to Apple: What’s behind the US-China standoff Associated Press
U.S. Efforts To Block Huawei Gives China An Advantage Moon of Alabama
China coal ban: Scott Morrison is not ‘jumping to conclusions’ Guardian. Kevin W: “That flapping sound that can be heard is chickens coming home to roost.”
India reiterates plan to stop sharing of water with Pakistan Al Jazeera (Kevin W)
US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains FAIR (UserFriendly)
Juan Guaido heads to Venezuela’s border to PERSONALLY bring in US aid Daily Mail Online (resilc)
The Centre Ground: Where Politics Goes to Die! Jonathan Pie, YouTube (Kevin W)
EU Expects May to Request Three-Month Delay to Brexit Bloomberg. She also needs Parliament to amend the Withdrawal Act, which hard coded the Brexit date. Within the limits of what various well-connected reporter have said the EU might entertain. But the Government still needs to give a reason. The EU had before signaled it was not receptive to the UK asking for more time to faff about, but might grant it anyhow to allow for more crashout prep time.
Juncker: I’ve got Brexit fatigue Politico
In the 1930s, when Britain imposed a 40% duty on Irish livestock, cross-border cattle-smuggling became virtually uncontrollable https://t.co/kcXlu48s0g
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 22, 2019
New Cold War
‘Rule of the Rabbis’ Fuels Holy War in Israel Consortiumnews (UserFriendly)
Pentagon Ends Drug Lab Bombing in Afghanistan Time (Bill B)
The Sanders Foreign Policy Advantage New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
American Airlines Has Cameras In Their Screens Too BuzzFeed. Oh, great, I have to bring masking tape when I travel?
Imperial Collapse Watch
AFRICOM Adds Logistics Hub in West Africa, Hinting at an Enduring US Presence Defense One (resilc)
Lindsey Graham Rips New Trump Policy: “The Dumbest F—ing Idea I’ve Ever Heard” Vanity Fair (resilc)
Donald Trump Keeps Picking Losing Fights Bloomberg (resilc)
Devin Nunes Was Trump’s Mole Inside the Gang of Eight Washington Monthly (resilc)
FAT Anomalies In Leaked DNC Emails Suggest Use Of Thumbdrive Disobedient Media (furzy). Not news if you’ve been following this controversy.
Inside a Fly-by-Night Operation to Harvest Ballots in North Carolina New York Times (resilc)
Congress May Make It Impossible to End a War Defense One (resilc)
Why an erstwhile neoliberal is feeling the Bern The Week (UserFriendly)
Thomas Friedman Is Right: Pie Doesn’t Grow on Trees Rolling Stone (UserFriendly)
people fake cancer too Fred deBoer (UserFriendly)
2019’s Most Sinful States in America WalletHub
Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules Miami Herald (George P). Not clear the case gets reopened.
The Hidden Risk in the Fracking Boom Rolling Stone (resilc)
Kraft Heinz Discloses SEC Probe, Misses Earnings Forecasts Wall Street Journal. Big corporate accounting fraud came in a wave last time. Is this the start of a series?
Experts Find Serious Problems With Switzerland’s Online Voting System Before Public Penetration Test Even Begins Motherboard. Paging CalPERS…..
Warren Buffett Can’t Find Anything Big to Buy Wall Street Journal. Again paging CalPERS.
Waymo Self-Driving Cars Can Now Obey Police Hand Signals Futurism. Oh, come on. I challenge them to be able to recognize the highly variable and always fast hand signals used by cops at 57th and Lex, where the traffic police regularly camp out (often more to deter gridlocking than anything else). And on top of that, what will these cars do if a traffic cop is giving directions that contradict traffic lights, which often happens? Or disobey a traffic light because that’s the only way to clear a path for an emergency vehicle?
Tesla is bleeding executives, and it could suggest a problem with Elon Musk’s leadership Business Insider (Kevin W)
Modern Monetary Theory Is Not a Recipe for Doom Bloomberg. UserFriendly: “Kelton responds to Krugman.”
The AI Road to Serfdom? Project Syndicate
Hooked: How So Many Vermonters Got Addicted to Opioids Seven Days (resilc)
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Antidote du jour. Martha r: “Full grown Monte Iberia Dwarf Eleuth frog – smallest species in the Northern Hemisphere, existing only in a tiny region of Cuba.… https://t.co/aZ9WEJsBIJ”
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