How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change Allan Savory , YouTube (furzy). From 2013.
China hysteria falls on deaf ears in Europe Asia Times (Kevin W). US can’t ask for European solidarity after beating up on EU institutions and praising Brexit.
Dunford to meet with Google for ‘debate’ on Chinese ties Defense News (Chuck L)
Trump Reverses Treasury Decision to Tighten North Korea Sanctions Wall Street Journal
As the clock ticks on Brexit, Japan warns of irreversible damage from political disarray Strait Times (guurst)
Authority in tatters, power leaches from Theresa May Financial Times (guurst)
Brexit: What’s the f**k is going on? Jonathan Pie, YouTube (Kevin W). One of his best.
Brexit breakdown: fear and anger on the Irish border – video Guardian (Richard Smith)
Secret Cabinet Office document reveals chaotic planning for no-deal Brexit Guardian (Richard Smith, Kevin W)
She can't really do European summits can she?
Or leadership, emotional intelligence, threats, clear plans, negotiations, statements, campaigning, red lines, cross-party working, policy-making, personnel selection, sharing information, Plan B, persuasion, individual meetings… https://t.co/8oAU17pbRD
— David Henig (@DavidHenigUK) March 21, 2019
Vote giving MPs chance to force May’s hand on Brexit set to be delayed Guardian. May running down the clock again.
Another Richard Smith find….
Less well known is how – behind the scenes – many significant figures at PV fought tooth and nail to block the Wightman case which established our right to revoke. I have the emails to prove it. And even now they are fighting to block the argument for revocation. /7
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) March 22, 2019
….and this one is epic:
BREAKING: @TheUriGeller has today written a letter, handed exclusively to the Jewish Telegraph, to @theresa_may to state that he will "not allow you to lead Britain into #Brexit". pic.twitter.com/IIkPL2Z9g7
— Jewish Telegraph (@JewishTelegraph) March 22, 2019
Brazil and Russia: Divergence and Convergence CME Group (furzy)
New Cold War
“Russian Army is Radically Upgraded” * by Sergei Shoigu – TTG Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Brown University Becomes First Ivy League School to Pass BDS Resolution The Forward (martha r)
Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC Real News Network
Piss Off Washington’s Power Players, Tune Into this Conference on the Israeli Lobby’s Impact on American Policy. Stream It Online Friday, or Access It Later for a Greater Grasp of the Issues than Most in Congress Have DownWithTyranny!
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The toilet seat that could save millions of lives by detecting heart failure Daily Mail (resilc). I don’t want my house spying on me. But this is (at least for now) only for people with heart disease.
By Donald Trump’s Standards, Jared and Ivanka Should Be in Jail Vanity Fair (resilc)
HARPER: PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS A GOOD PLUMBER Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
DCCC Warns It Will Cut Off Firms That Challenge Incumbents Intercept (UserFriendly). Lambert featured this in Water Cooler yesterday, but important not to miss the gang character of the Dems on display.
Bernie Sanders Expands His Iowa Caucus Operation Iowa Starting Line (martha r)
Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for 2020 Norman Solomon, Common Dreams
Why are 2020 Democrats so weird? The Week (resilc)
“Beto Is in His Own Lane”: The Democratic Money Guys Like What O’Rourke Is Selling Vanity Fair. Resilc: “Beato be already boughto.”
Maryland General Assembly Approves Bill For $15 Minimum Wage By 2025 Huffington Post (martha r)
How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (UserFriendly)
Wall surrounding tank farm at charred Deer Park plant breaches Houston Chronicle (martha R)
— Sema 🌹 (@_SemaHernandez_) March 22, 2019
The catastrophic petrochemical fire is going from bad to worse. Ecological devastation is unfolding and will have long lasting impact on our health, environment, and economy. #WorldWaterDay #DeerParkFire #SacrificeZones https://t.co/J0yEYSjUKb
— Sema 🌹 (@_SemaHernandez_) March 22, 2019
Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse New York Times. Resilc: “Another prediction from Brooklyn, like HILLIARY WINS!”
Trump Taps Fed Critic Stephen Moore for Board Seat New York Times. UserFriendly: “lol 2 GOP doves on the Fed?”
Cramer: I’m skeptical about Lyft as a longer-term investment CNBC. It’s oversubscribed at a $23 billion valuation.
I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay Guardian (Thomas F)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H:
Yes, I confess, we are only our kitties’ keepers—THEY are the primary residents, and we lowly humans are but their loyal subjects. What to most folks is a dining table, to Tinkerbell, E.B. White, Willow, Sinbad, Haiku (missing in this particular shot), Sherlock, and Pixie something more like a lovely chaise lounge, so we’ve made it a little softer for them.
And a bonus from Richard:
Where do I apply to be an alligator?https://t.co/bDEv7u7X9B
— Rob Manuel (@robmanuel) March 21, 2019
And another from martha r:
Shoebill Storks are living Dinosaurs pic.twitter.com/oUbv8JwrnT
— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) January 20, 2019