I am really sickened by this loss. I can’t bring myself to watch the videos. The still images are bad enough.
Notre-Dame fire Agence France-Presse. Photos.
Notre Dame’s medieval roof structure, known as “the forest,” has been lost to the massive fire, according to the rector of the cathedral.
— CNN (@CNN) April 16, 2019
Translation: “Journalist Christophe Ayad, located beside #NotreDame, offers some clarifications on the cathedral’s windows. Some did explode with the heat, but the large “Rose du midi” overlooking the Seine, true masterpiece of the 13th century, appears to have been preserved.” https://t.co/eVy2c5ovcE
— Deborah Preuss (@deborahh) April 16, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019, the cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris is ravaged by a fire. The spire and much of the roof have collapsed. Dartagnans is calling on the entire world to pledge their support. Dartagnans (Chris C). Crowd sourced funding for rebuilding.
Man sues parents for throwing out porn collection Guardian (Tom H). Only in America….
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever Science Daily (Kevin W)
Google Quietly Disbanded Another AI Review Board Following Disagreements Wall Street Journal
Here Is A Major Soil Problem That Will Affect Health Forbes (David L)
This Is What Science Says About People Who Like Being Alone Southern Living (David L)
Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Says Daughter’s Arrest Will Be Good for Her Daily Beast (resilc)
Trade talks might not crack the final frontier Asia Times (Kevin W)
Hungary ponders pitfalls of Chinese rail line Asia Times (Kevin W)
Could’ve maybe thought about doing that shit now rather than losing years and billions of pounds on this obscene act of self-harm. https://t.co/cxmwmlCCtO
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) April 15, 2019
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH EU Next PM WON’T be able to tear up Brexit deal and start again, Theresa May’s deputy insists The Sun. From yesterday, still germane
Trump: Israelis should be immune from Int’l Criminal Court prosecution Jerusalem Post (Dr. Kevin)
al-Sisi is evidently not impressed with Trump Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Four Steps Facebook Should Take to Counter Police Sock Puppets Electronic Frontier Foundation
Why did Pierre Omidyar shut down the Snowden archives, with the full agreement of Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill? Google Groups (furzy). I had assumed that was the plan…or rather, giving Omidyar control was a condition of joining The Intercept, and the implications should have been obvious.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Putin, Xi, Assad, & Maduro vs. the American Hegemon American Conservative
Trump Gave Most Americans a Tax Cut and They Didn’t Notice Bloomberg (resilc)
Trump’s Planet Jonathan Pie, YouTube (Kevin W). Pie on a new topic..
The Bleak Prophecy of Timothy Snyder Chronicle Review (Kevin C)
Pelosi: Progressive Dem wing represented by Ocasio-Cortez is ‘like five people’ The Hill (resilc). Versailles circa 1788…..
Chuck Schumer Failing to Name Democratic SEC Commissioner Is a Win for Wall Street Intercept (UserFriendly). In case you missed it…
Sanders 2020 Is Off To A Faster Start Than Sanders 2016 | FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
Wow! A stunning rebuke of the Fox News host. He asked the audience to raise their hand if they got insurance through their employer. Most did. Then he asked who of those would be willing to transition to Med4All. The hands stayed up. #epic #BernieTownHall
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 15, 2019
“I worked at Boeing for about 1.5 years in the 2008-9 time period” Hacker News (Paul R)
Keep the Federal Reserve I Love Alive New York Times
Exclusive: Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to Chinese startup Singulato – Reuters. Resilc: “USA USA will export two things soon, jack and squat. no planes, no cars soon.”
Lyft Shares Continue to Skid After IPO Wall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank Deal Might Rest on Mountain of ‘Badwill’ Wall Street Journal (guurst)
Goldman delays strategic update as core businesses struggle Financial Times
All in the Family Debt Boston Review (UserFriendly)
Mapping San Francisco’s Human Waste Challenge – 132,562 Cases Reported In The Public Way Since 2008 Forbes (Colonel Smithers)
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.