Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study Agence France-Presse
Hero Pilot Orders Pizza For Stranded Plane Passengers Grub Street (J-LS)
Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research Guardian (David L)
Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas Quanta Magazine (David L)
Why Do We Need Sleep? Israeli Scientists Solve the Mystery Haaretz (David L)
Huawei confirms it will sue US government in bid to overturn ban on its gear South China Morning Post
Xi Jinping needs a trade deal just as much as Donald Trump does Financial Times
China faces ’tough economic’ challenges Asia Times
China Won’t Make Big Concessions on Trade Deal, Ex-Minister Says Bloomberg (resilc)
‘This will be a wasteland’: Northern Irish farmers fear Brexit Al Jazeera (resilc)
— Tim Cole (@HMATimCole) March 6, 2019
Brexit: Theresa May suffers humiliating Lords defeat as peers demand UK stays in a customs union Independent (Kevin W). Humiliation has never deterred May.
Venezuela – Guaidó Planned To Use Arms – Frustration Over Stalemate Sets In Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
BREAKING: FULL AUDIO – Elliot Abrams DUPED Into FULL CONFESSION Of U.S War & Theft Plans For Venezuela Fort Russ (Kevin W). I have no idea if this is bona fide, but it sure sounds like it.
New Cold War
Rules of the Cyber Road for America and Russia Joseph Nye, Project Syndicate (David L)
What is HAMAS? Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google Tool Lets Any AI App Learn Without Taking All Your Data CNET. And this is supposed to be reassuring? Your device won’t send your browsing history showing you like opera and porn, it will just report that you like opera and porn.
Team Trump to Congressional Investigators: Get Bent Vanity Fair (resilc)
Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database NBC San Diego. Wowsers, but in another way, not surprising.
Smugglers Extort Thousands of Child Migrants Into Prostitution Epoch Times (Lawrence R)
The Forces Arrayed Against Bernie — Before He Faces Trump DownwithTyranny! (RR)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
A thorough defense of Modern Monetary Theory Boing Boing (furzy)
Uber escapes criminal charges for 2018 self-driving death in Arizona ars technica (PlutoniumKun)
Production to cease at Ohio GM plant operating for more than 50 years The Hill (resilc)
Growth & mobility Stumbling and Mumbling. UserFriendly: “Explains why you might as well just kill yourself after a year of unemployment.”
L.A. settles pivotal homeless rights case, limiting the city’s ability to clear streets of property and camps Los Angeles Times. Recall that LA has had outbreaks of Hepatitis A.
Money laundering through REITs causes high rents CZEdwards (Paul R). Interesting theory but private equity is a bigger factor.
Antidote du jour (martha r, from @AmericanIndian8): “Polar bear & field of fireweed at sunset Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay.”
And a bonus (guurst):
Baby dragon 🐉 pic.twitter.com/zgjcF3bUe6
— Nature is Amazing ☘️ (@AMAZlNGNATURE) February 19, 2019
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.