Yves here. We’ve gone into holiday mode, so you are getting three posts plus Links and Water Cooler today. I had planned to write something but my yesterday got derailed :-(
Hope those of you in countries with long weekends ahead enjoy the break!
Another Use for Cannabis Elemental (Glenn F)
Pretty hurts: are chemicals in beauty products making us ill? Guardian (J-LS)
Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal BBC. Gaslighting.
U.S. and South Korea Gear Up for Burden-Sharing Talks Atlantic. Resilc: “Does this mean Samsung will be sanctioned?”
Indonesia riots: police draw Islamic-State links to deadly Jakarta protests that killed seven South China Morning Post
A new prime minister intent on no deal Brexit can’t be stopped by MPs Institute for Government (guurst)
Hat tip guurst: “And don’t forget to read the comments”:
Just as UK wasted valuable months after making the Article 50 notification having a needless general election, UK will waste crucial time leading up to the 31 October Brexit date having a Tory leadership context.
Nothing useful will be done
This is all so depressingly stupid.
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) May 23, 2019
1/ This is obviously awful, but I'm not sure everyone realizes why.
She asks: "Why is everyone focused on the EU, why not the rest of the world?"
I think she thinks a WORLD Trade Organisation Brexit makes exporting to the rest of the WORLD easier.
— Dmitry Grozoubinski (@DmitryOpines) May 21, 2019
Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit Zero Anthropology (UserFriendly)
New Cold War
This Is Pure Authoritarian Audacity Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom Wired (Chuck L)
Prosecutors Attack Journalism In Superseding Indictment Against Assange Shadowproof (UserFriendly)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
US Air Force probes targeted malware attack, blames… er, the US Navy? What? The Register (Chuck L)
An entire US city is being held hostage by cybercriminals who are asking for $100,000 worth of bitcoin Business Insider (David L)
Google shut out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack The Verge (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Ben Carson: Black on the Outside, Trump on the Inside Rolling Stone (resilc)
What and Who Gave Us Trump? Counterpunch (resilc)
The Pathology of John Bolton Consortiumnews (furzy)
Kushner Cos. Gets $800 Million Federally-Backed Apartment Loan Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
McConnell campaign raises $70K through ‘Cocaine Mitch’ T-shirt sales: report The Hill (UserFriendly)
Green New Deal
Green New Deal: why labor unions are divided over it Vox (UserFriendly)
Obama without Obama-ism: 2020 Democrats embrace the ex-president but not his policies Washington Post. UserFriendly: “About damned time.”
Cory Booker Was Once a Foot Soldier for Betsy DeVos New Republic (resilc)
Bernie Sanders Introduces Plans for Wall Street Speculation Tax CFO. Worth doing, but Pigovian taxes are meant to deter the activity, not raise revenue.
Biden Attacks Mexicans & Mexico In Secret Video ( Live From Tempe Improv) Jimmy Dore (YouTube). UserFriendly: “Not family blog appropriate but seriously, Biden is SO AWFUL.”
Anti-Trump Republicans Could Help Democrats in 2020 Atlantic (resilc)
It’s Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People’s Faces Motherboard (resilc)
Broker Sales Practices to Face Limits Wall Street Journal. A deliberately weak alternative to the fiduciary rule.
Give Me Your Bored, Your Rich, Your Coddled Asses Sardonicky (UserFriendly)
Courting the Ultrarich With Chateaus and Chefs New York Times (J-LS)
Almost 40% of Americans Would Struggle to Cover a $400 Emergency Bloomberg (resilc)
Why Urbanists Are Arguing About Housing Supply CityLab (UserFriendly)
The Office Rookies Who Ask for the World Wall Street Journal
Sara Nelson: “People Are Ready to Fight” Jacobin (UserFriendly). Head of the flight attendants’ union.
Our analysis found that @WCCUSD has $978 less in funding for each traditional public school student it serves because of rapid charter school expansion. #HowMuchChartersCost https://t.co/zsATNAOCsZ pic.twitter.com/Cfq73E9KBf
— In the Public Interest (@PubInterest) May 23, 2019
Antidote du jour. Karl M: “Olympic Peninsula chipmunk, enjoying the tasty remains of an apple slice.”
And a bonus (guurst)
These gorillas try to wait out the rain before making a run for it. Sometimes animal kingdom is just like us. pic.twitter.com/4VAogugur0
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 11, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.