Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time PhysOrg (Chuck L)
THEN AND NOW: How the American living room has evolved Business Insider (Kevin W)
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current PhysOrg. Chuck L: “The dangers of going swimming in a very large lake after storms pass over.”
Who’s to blame for the neurotoxin that’s poisoning the Pacific? The Verge (resilc)
Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox Independent (Dr. Kevin)
Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Weedkiller Caused Man’s Cancer Wall Street Journal
Some U.S. Officials See China Walking Back Trade Pledges Bloomberg. Resilc: “They can give trumpismo some bullshit for 2020 and then skate little by little.”
US officials to visit China next week for trade talks Financial Times
Basel ( CH busiest border ) = 3900 trucks a day in and out
Dover : 10-12,000 trucks a day in and out
Basel : up to 16 lanes for cars/ trucks / land locked / fully functioning customs on border
Dover : dual carriage way / 2 x car parks with 500 truck spaces
— ciaran the Euro courier 🇪🇺🇪🇺#peoplesvote (@donnyc1975) March 19, 2019
Please read entire (not long) tweetstorm (hat tip guurst). Key point:
UK is not prepared for any of the hard decisions, any of the trade-offs, of its post-Brexit future.
And not only does UK not have answers, it is blithely unaware of the questions.
International negotiations are cold and unsentimental. UK is a lamb to this slaughterhouse.
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) March 19, 2019
Richard Smith: “Completely appropriate Gallic shrug from Barnier”:
Michel Barnier: “Everyone should now finalise all preparations for a no-deal scenario”
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 19, 2019
Consistent with yesterday’s Brexit post:
Firm message from the Élysée this afternoon: agreeing an extension to Brexit is neither certain nor automatic. Extension is a tool not a strategy. France sets two conditions 1) a credible UK plan with majority backing 2) a guarantee delay won’t “endanger European project” 1/2
— Sophie Pedder (@PedderSophie) March 19, 2019
New Cold War
Putin Signs “Digital Iron Curtain” Into Law Safe Haven
In Plain Sight: Bolsonaro, Moro and the CIA Brasil Wire (guurst)
U.S. to Stop Detaining Some Migrant Families at Border Under New Policy Wall Street Journal
Responses To This Tweet Show How People Fixate On Narrative Over Fact Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All Splinter News (Douw)
Paul Ryan joins board of newly formed Fox Corporation Washington Examiner (Scott)
Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone Gizmodo. Martha r: “Astonishing group of photos.”
Beto O’Rourke Is the Candidate For Vapid Morons Paste. UserFriendly: “SOOOO spot on!!!”
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) March 19, 2019
CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU HEAR, THE RURAL-URBAN GAP DIDN’T GROW IN 2018 ELECTION Daily Yonder (Mlle. Detriot)
4 Other Times Plane Automation Software Went Haywire Popular Mechanics (resilc)
Pilot Who Hitched a Ride Saved Lion Air 737 Day Before Deadly Crash Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Lyft says it’s worth up to $23 billion. Will Wall Street concur? San Francisco Chronicle. Quotes Hubert Horan!
The Uber Story Four Corners, ABC. A long-standing Australian documentary show, their answer to 60 Minutes. Interviews Hubert and also includes the Uber competitor sabotage mentioned in yesterday’s Links.
Google overhauls European search results to avoid probe Financial Times
The Financial Bailout in 2008 Was a Trillion-Dollar Mess Rolling Stone (resilc)
Other People’s Blood: On Paul Volcker n+1 (Chuck L). Important.
New Yorkers are blaming ‘villain’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Amazon abandoned its HQ2 plans This Insider. Kevin W: ” A poll of New Yorkers taken where exactly? City Hall?”
Kickstarter’s Staff Is Unionizing The Verge
Antidote du jour (bob):
And a bonus (martha r):
Jonathan is a 182-year-old giant tortoise. He looks happier today than he did in 1900. pic.twitter.com/yTZFcrKX8D
— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) January 21, 2019
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.