Yves here. Like Lambert, I am a bit distracted by the Russiagate aftermath, particularly who is recanting and who is doubling down. So I feel even more behind that usual.
In addition, Colonel Smithers, who graciously provided his perspective on the forced deportation of Chagos residents (a sordid bit of British colonial history described long form in a Craig Murray post), asked if Thuto or any other South Africa residents could provide an update on the SA elections.
It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week Gizmodo (furzy)
World’s longest salt cave found in Dead Sea’s Mt. Sedom, ‘biblical’ Israel Jerusalem Post (David L)
I Rode an E-Scooter as Far From Civilization as Its Batteries Could Take Me Gizmodo. Starting in San Francisco, there is no way you will get far from civilization unless that scooter is capable of riding on/under water.
Monsanto Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Roundup Cancer Case New York Times (David L)
UPS eyes in-home health services with U.S. vaccine project Reuters (resilc)
The Anti-Vaxxer Movement Is Getting More Organized and Powerful Than Ever Before Daily Beast (resilc)
The EU bows to ‘systemic rival’ China Asia Times (Kevin W)
US and China resume their dance in latest trade talks Financial Times
Judge Identifies CIA Related Man Who Led The Raid On North Korea’s Embassy In Spain Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Theresa May says she will resign as prime minister after Brexit Business Insider (Kevin W). Classic May. So if there is a long extension, she’s not committed to leaving.
Theresa May looks to unblock Brexit by cutting deal in half Financial Times
Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela Reuters (resilc)
Netanyahu: Golan Endorsement ‘Proves’ Israel Can Keep Occupied Territories Antiwar.com (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Airbnb Has a Hidden-Camera Problem Atlantic
Imperial Collapse Watch
3 reasons to think twice about an infrastructure bill Politico. Resilc: “We don’t think once on the DoD budget.”
A Foreign Policy Without War or Corporate Power New Republic (resilc)
Trump says he can produce a better healthcare plan than Obamacare Reuters. Resilc: “And Mexico will pay for it.”
Why Trump’s New Push to Kill Obamacare Is So Alarming New York Times
VP Mike Pence: I want Americans back on the Moon by 2024 (or before the Chinese get there) The Register. Kevin W: “Also wants the UK to send over one of their magical sparkly ponies.”
During the 90s, the influencers said millions of lost jobs for the sake of free trade and globalization were worth it. Now, they tell us the loss of several hundred thousand jobs in the insurance industry for the sake of Medicare For All is intolerable. pic.twitter.com/krGH9kdHgC
— corey robin (@CoreyRobin) March 24, 2019
Warren Unveils Proposal To Bust Up Agribusiness Monopolies New York Magazine. Resilc: “Warren will do better than expected.”
Will The Results Of The Mueller Investigation Matter In 2020? FiveThirtyEight
The Trouble With Stephen Moore AIER (resilc)
1/ Sorry I’m late guys :D – I’ll comment here as a factory owner, buyer of many machine tools, and industrial history buff. First, it’s true that today only a few countries make all the machine tools today, so let’s look at that history. Thanks for indulging me :-)
— Nick Pinkston 🌐 (@NickPinkston) March 25, 2019
‘Making Amazon Look Bad’: Microsoft Is Backing a Major Tax On Itself and Amazon Gizmodo. This comes after Amazon but not Microsoft lobbied against a homeless tax in Seattle.
Lyft’s insurance problem FT Alphaville (Harry Shearer)
Rankings: Healthiest Communities in the U.S. US News. Resilc: “Wow, rich white people are healthy. Big news.”
The New Politics of the Retirement Crisis New Republic
IBM Accused of Violating Federal Anti-Age Discrimination Law ProPublica. I was hearing about IBM’s hostility to older workers over 15 years ago. One trick they’d employ to get older workers to quit was to try to post them to places like Brazil, where they had no friends or family, at 1/4 of their current pay, and no promise to move them back to the US.
Millennials don’t want to buy baby boomers’ sprawling, multi-bedroom homes, and it’s creating a major problem in the real-estate market Business Insider (Kevin W). Article gets around to admitting that “can’t afford” is contributing to their preferences.
Jamie Dimon, spare us your crocodile tears about inequality Robert Reich, Guardian (resilc)
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus (guurst):
Chukotka Polar bears in brilliant pictures by Viktor Nikiforov pic.twitter.com/hd2xiIcxi0
— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) January 23, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.