The butterfly effect: what one species’ miraculous comeback can teach us Guardian (David L)
More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds PhysOrg (Lance N). Quelle surprise :-(
Stunning Satirical Sand Sculpture Wins Texas Competition Geek (David L)
Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects New York Times and Navy Pilots Are Seeing UFOs on an Almost-Daily Basis: Report New York Magazine (David L)
Under the dome: Fears Pacific nuclear ‘coffin’ is leaking PhysOrg (Chuck L)
This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before Wired (Robert M)
The Atomic Soldiers: U.S. Veterans, Used as Guinea Pigs, Break the Silence Atlantic (David L, UserFriendly).
British Consumers Have Started To Dump Huawei Phones Los Angeles Times
Filling Europe’s top jobs just got trickier RTE. PlutoniumKun: “The Euro elections just complicated nominations for Europes top posts. It looks like the Socialists and Greens are trying to pull the centre of gravity leftward.”
France and Germany clash over future EU leadership Financial Times
Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus Guardian (furzy). The headline-writers get a gold star. It’s frustrating to seem pols and the press refer to “second referendum” which when the EU and virtually all mentions in the UK prior to 2019 meant a redo of the 2016 referendum with a better question, now too often means a “confirmatory referendum” and I can’t imagine the EU being willing to indulge that due to how much time and uncertainty it would entail.
New Cold War
Democracy vs. The Putin-Nazis Off-Guardian
Yes, My Fellow Soldiers Died in Vain American Conservative (resilc)
Pakistani clerics declare fatwa against ‘sinful’ dollar buying Financial Times (furzy)
How Jimmy Carter Laid the Groundwork for Trump to Go to War With Iran Washington Monthly (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen NSA Tool Wreaks Havoc New York Times
Muellergate, A Report Review: Who Cooked Up the ‘Russiagate’ Conspiracy? Black Agenda Report
Trump’s wrecking ball assaults American government. Luckily, it is strongly built Robert Reich, Guardian (resilc)
Why Mueller may be fighting a public hearing on Capitol Hill Jonathan Turley, The Hill. From last week, still germane.
Lindsey Graham proposes invading Venezuela Vox (resilc)
At Homecoming Rally in Montpelier, Bernie Sanders Thanks Vermont Off Message (resilc)
The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate Chris Hedges, TruthDig (RR)
Bank bailouts propped up the financial system. But we should never repeat them. Shiela Bair, Washington Post
Why the Global Billionaire Population Is Declining Barron’s. UserFriendly: “The real reason Trump is allowed to have his trade war is because his tax cut made north america the only region to increase how many billionaires it has while making less of them elsewhere.”
Robert Rubin, Who Made a Fortune on the Housing Bubble, and Wanted the Fed to Raise Interest Rates When the Unemployment Rate Was Over 6.0 Percent, Is Concerned About the Social Determinants of Health Dean Baker
Antidote du jour. Lozza262:
Hi, a stray cat came into my house in United Arab Emirates 6 weeks back and decided to have her kittens in my bedroom. Now they’re about 6 weeks old and super cute. I believe this is an Arabian Mau cat as most of the strays (and there are a lot in the UAE) are local Arabians.
And a bonus (martha r):
Family of harmless black bears😎 pic.twitter.com/3NXjm9RVxr
— NativeAmericanSoul (@Nativeesoul) April 29, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.