This butterfly’s wings are transparently toxic Popular Photography (David L)
Barking drones used on farms instead of sheep dogs Radio New Zealand (resilc) :-(
Scientists Might Finally Know Why Some Icebergs Are Bright Green Gizmodo (Kevin W). They’re Irish?
Amid the opioid crisis, a different drug comes roaring back Economist (resilc)
Boy spent 47 agonizing days in ICU with tetanus. Parents still refuse vaccines Ars Technica (Chuck L). He’s lucky to be alive.
U.S.-China Trade Talks Hit a Bump Wall Street Journal
EU offers new Brexit backstop plan Financial Times. So clearly a non-startert that it’s barely being reported.
In case of no deal, EU will probably demand the U.K. first to pay its debts, to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the U.K. and to create a kind of backstop for the land border U.K./EU.It is probable that negotiations on trade and future relations might not begin before
— Jean-Claude PIRIS (@piris_jc) March 8, 2019
The UK is leaving the EU in exactly 3 weeks probably with no deal. Not a single major media network has a headline on Brexit. pic.twitter.com/h8CoECpapQ
— Gabby Cf (@TheGabbasaur) March 9, 2019
In pictures: Lights go out on Venezuela’s capital Caracas (resilc) and Venezuela blackout continues as protests loom BBC. Lead story for US readers as of 11:00 PM EST when Twitter says the tweet below is 5 hours old:
Lights are back on in the apartments of Caracas, following the attack on Venezuela’s electrical system. pic.twitter.com/sbjKz9KaDq
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) March 8, 2019
Failure at Hanoi Has Taught the Administration Nothing American Conservative
How bad is Venezuela’s economy? Even the criminals are struggling to get by Washington Post (Bill B)
Max Blumenthal: Report From the Real Venezuela YouTube. See this for contrast with stories above
The Big Con, In Israel And In America Lobe Log (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing To Testify On WikiLeaks Associated Press
China knows artificial intelligence is rewriting the geopolitical rules, but the rest of the world looks unprepared South China Morning Post (David L)
Hard Disks Can Be Turned Into Listening Devices, Researchers Find The Register. Depressing.
ICE is detaining 50,000 people, an all-time high Daily Beast (resilc)
Trump budget to propose slashing domestic spending, boosting defense Washington Post (Kevin W)
Steven Mnuchin’s financial disclosures haven’t been certified. What’s the hold-up? Center for Public Integrity (furzy)
John Kelly Unloads: Working for Trump Was Awful, and His Wall Is Stupid Vanity Fair (resilc)
Trump: ‘It’s a collusion witch hoax’ Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
Trump Said to Seek Huge Premium From Allies Hosting U.S. Troops Bloomberg (resilc)
Imagine the dilemma here for Russiagate peddlers. Trump’s mean comments led them to warn endlessly about his threat to a free press. Now Trump imprisons a whistleblower whose leaks made their way to the press via the org they’ve smeared as a Trump-Russia conspirator. What to do? https://t.co/Q5Y1VcbKpp
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) March 8, 2019
Democrats in Disarray
The Democrats’ Dilemma Politico (resilc)
YESS!!! @BernieSanders is talking about factory farms in iowa!! He’s talking about the greed and monopolistic behaviour of Big Ag and Big Meat and how it’s destroying rural family farms. He brought up the Monsanto Bayer merger.
— Stephanie Quilao (@stephaniequilao) March 8, 2019
US hiring comes near to a halt in February Financial Times
Fed Chief Says No Need to Change Interest Rates at Present Wall Street Journal
Meet the billionaire Sackler family behind the national opioid crisis Boing Boing. Resilc: “If convicted they’d get 47 months at best.”
How Does Losing Medicaid Help You Get a Job? The Nation
FAA Warns Southwest, Mechanics That Contract Standoff Could Be Safety Risk Wall Street Journal
PM Scott Morrison’s women comments heard around the world News.com (Kevin W). As a reminder, see this remarkable speech by former PM Julia Gillard.
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