Hungry 20-tonne whale mistook diver for a sardine and tried to swallow him Metro.co.uk Make time to watch the amazing video.
Eric Hobsbawm, the Joy of History and All That Jazz Consortium News
Jussie Smollett is facing up to 48 YEARS behind bars after being hit with 16 charges over claims that he staged a homophobic and racist attack to help him get a pay rise Daily Mail: re Silc: “manafort will do far less time usa usa.”
Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes and kills all 157 people on board just six minutes after take-off as witnesses say fire crews arrived at the scene two hours after the Boeing 737 came down Daily Mail. Notice the ‘plane is a brand new Boeing 347 MAX aircraft – the same model as the Lion Air aircraft that crashed in Indonesia October.
Trader Joe’s is Eliminating a Million Pounds of Plastic From Its Stores Grub Street. A drop in the bucket? Perhaps. Whenever I’m in the US and stop into Trader Joe’s, I’m srtuck by the amount of plastics waste. So much so that I avoid shopping there for fruits and vegetables, because they’re all swathed in plastic. So, glad to see them trying to clean up their act.
Climate change is wreaking havoc on Italy’s olive harvests Inhabitat (re Silc)
Fukushima: current state of the clean-up Phys.org (chuck l)
(Urgent): YouTube terminates Middle East Observer after almost 10 years online The Saker (chuck l)
Brexit: the next steps EUReferendum.com
Karen Bradley’s ‘mistake’ was more than ignorance – it reveals the political class’s disregard for Irish life Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Labour and Antisemitism London Review of Books
Venezuela – Three Total Blackouts In Three Days – Government Presumes U.S. Cyberattack Moon of Alabama (The Rev Kev)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Mark Zuckerberg’s boast about Facebook’s data storage was torn apart by human rights groups Business Insider (furzy)
US Re-Imprisons Manning To Coerce Her To Testify Against WikiLeaks Caitlin Johnstone (The Rev Kev)
Police State Watch
25-Year-Old FOIA Request Confirms FOIA Delays Continue Unabated National Security Archive (chuck l)
The Republican Planning to Run Against Trump in 2020 New Yorker (furzy)
First-time voters for Bernie Sanders don’t care about his age, say he speaks to what matters to them and would’ve voted for him in 2016 Business Insider. furzy: “and Biden is 76, but no die hard party Dems are saying he’s too old!!….pathetic…” Moi: Not to mention Bloomberg’s no spring chicken either. Nor for that matter is HRC.
FLORIDA MASSAGE PARLOR OWNER MAY HAVE SOLD CHINESE EXECUTIVES ACCESS TO TRUMP Vanity Fair (re Silc)
Making the World Safe for Oligopoly American Conservative
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