Today’s Chernobyl Current Affairs (UserFriendly). From late 2018. A great piece.
Vintage photographs of Indochina War on display Asia Times (J-LS)
“We Are in Deep Trouble”: Carbon Emissions Break Record in Devastating Global Setback Washington Post (David L)
Nearly all Bitcoin trades are fake, apparently MIT Technology Review (David L)
Maybe NC should add a Style feature?
From now on I will only travel by Spanish hearse. (Photos from the International Classic Vehicle Salon in Madrid). pic.twitter.com/aMnpIDaKd8
— Anna Mazzola (@Anna_Mazz) March 26, 2019
Are we close to solving the puzzle of consciousness? BBC (David L)
The amateur sleuth who searched for a body – and found one BBC. Get a cup of coffee. This is quite the story.
Trump Tries To Undo North Korea Sanctions – Gets Sabotaged By His Own Staff Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
What Britain looks like after Brexit Reaction (guurst). Grit your teeth.
The $16m New York penthouse fit for a UK civil servant Guardian (Summer). Seven bedrooms? How will the Government bury the prostitutes in its budget? Entertainment? Negotiation support?
Chagos and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party Craig Murray (boz). This is a meaty and important piece, and I confess to having only skimmed it due to coming across it well after midnight. I imagine Colonel Smithers will have a lot to say.
Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors FAIR (UserFriendly)
How the Israel Lobby Got its Start Consortiumnews
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Betsy DeVos grilled in Congress over proposed elimination of Special Olympics funding NBC (Kevin W). Mean but why is that surprising?
SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Partisan Gerrymandering Cases National Conference of State Legislatures (UserFriendly)
Russiagate implodes: Aaron Maté buries the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory Greyzone Project, YouTube (pjay)
There’s no such country as Russia Sam Kriss (JMM)
Rachel Maddow, the left’s powerhouse on cable, won’t let the Mueller probe go. Washington Post (J-LS)
Predictable, but worth noting:
Trump campaign fundraising off Mueller summary via text —> pic.twitter.com/iKovlfdx09
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) March 24, 2019
Green New Deal
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 27, 2019
Omar requests ‘accountability’ for GOP lawmaker who quoted Hitler on House floor The Hill (UserFriendly)
2020 has its candidate for people who hate politicians Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Mike Gravel rates Democratic Party opponents YouTube. UserFriendly: “Brilliant from 2008!!!!!”
Obama Warns Democrats About Costs of Left-Wing Policies: Report SplinterNews (UserFriendly)
Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing at Orlando airport Associated Press
Boeing 737 Simulator Tests Show Pilots Had Just Seconds to Override Sensor Error Sputnik. Kevin W: “Still reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1fVL4AQEW8.”
The Homeless 8-Year-Old Chess Champion and Other Horrific ‘Uplifting’ Stories FAIR (UserFriendly). Today’s must read.
The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Everything That’s Wrong With Liberalism Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Hatuey’s Ashes: Lenin was not a ‘Leninist’: Critical Comments on Democratic Centralism Huatuey’s Ashes (UserFriendly)
Companies cannot afford to ignore older workers Financial Times (David L)
How the Church Left Depoliticizes DSA Branches Benjamin Studebaker (UserFriendly). Depressing. They don’t want to get what the first women partner in M&A on Wall Street said at a Radcliffe meeting on work/life balance, where the panelists were discussing things like maternity leave: “Nothing will change until women own the means of production.”
Antidote du jour. Eddie M: “My dad amongst the Razorbacks in Cabela’s Arkiefornia store.”
And a bonus (guurst):
Happiness in the snow pic.twitter.com/7mdYfikmbP
— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) March 23, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.