Dolphins Rescue an Exhausted Dog Drowning in Florida Canal in the Most Incredible Way Epoch Times (David L)
Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar Associated Press (David L)
Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel – at less than half the weight PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Arms race.”
Tiananmen Square & the March into the Institutions Chuǎng. Lambert: “Don’t know the source and the funding.”
Resentment takes hold in China over trade war Asia Times (resilc)
Fiat Walks Away From Renault Talks, Blaming French State Bloomberg. Li: “Somebody noticed that the French govt would be on the board.”
New Cold War
The Trump Administration’s Iran Fiasco Foreign Policy. Dan K: “I’m not qualified to parse this for accuracy or omission, but had noted the MEK efforts and connections for some time.”
What Is Russia’s Game in U.S.-Iran Standoff? LobeLog (resilc)
How US “good guys” wiped out an Afghan family Bureau of Investigative Journalism (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Amazon Shows Off New All-Electric Prime Air Drone That Will Start Delivering Packages ‘Within Months’ GeekWire. If you think they are just delivering packages, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. I hope they are used for target practice in gun-owning neighborhoods.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Is Bolton Trashing Yet Another Arms Control Agreement? Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
US and Mexico officials fail to agree on deal to avoid tariffs Financial Times
Donald Trump Is The Most Honest US President Of All Time Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
Health Care Remains Burdensome for Families RealClearPolitics (UserFriendly)
Do Democrats Actually Want to Make Drugs Cheaper? New Republic
Green New Deal
Ocasio-Cortez: $10 trillion needed for effective climate plan The Hill (UserFriendly)
Polls flash 2020 warning for Trump The Hill v. 2020 Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win a second term CNN (furzy)
Biden infuriates abortion-rights groups with Hyde stance The Hill. UserFriendly: “Oh, good. Cause screw poor people.” Moi: This is not going to go over well with some/many Hillary voters. For older women, getting abortion rights was correctly seen as a huge deal because they had heard what it was like before then.
Chuck L: “Another loop of the Democratic Party death spiral. Sadly the DNC’s taking the rest of us with them.”
Candidates who do an outside debate on climate change WON’T BE INVITED TO FUTURE DNC DEBATES holy shit https://t.co/3JBSGmnSss
— Alex Kotch 🔥 (@alexkotch) June 5, 2019
Biden girds for clash with Trump over China Politico. LW: “This is how Trump wins a second term….”
Warren’s Astonishing Plan for Economic Patriotism American Prospect (resilc)
Warrior-Mayor Pete’s Sanctimonious Chest Thumping American Conservative (Li). In Water Cooler but too good to miss. I can hear it now….Driver Pete? Or will it be Chauffeur Pete?
Buttigieg did all of six months in 2014 as a reservist deep inside Bagram Airfield, mostly as a personal driver for his boss, locked and loaded inside a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is unlikely he ever ate a cold meal in Afghanistan.
Media blockade on progressives is helping rig the Democratic primaries again The Hill (UserFriendly)
More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide Caitlin Johnstone (Glenn C)
Within minutes of @YouTube‘s announcement of a new purge it appears they caught my outlet, which documents activism and extremism, in the crossfire.
I was just notified my entire channel has been demonetized. I am a journalist whose work there is used in dozens of documentaries. pic.twitter.com/HscG2S4dWh
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019
The Opioid Crisis Is Killing Trees Too Atlantic (David L)
EV Sales Are Set To Soar 540% SafeHaven
Inside the Effort to Fix the Troubled Boeing 737 MAX Wall Street Journal. Boeing embeds a WSJ reporter…..at the instigation of American Airlines.
Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the Economy New York Magazine (resilc)
Microsoft is making Xbox body wash Verge (Dr. Kevin)
Zuckerberg classmate launches attack in front of MPs BBC (David L)
The Coalition Out to Kill Tech as We Know It Atlantic (resilc)
Gunfire reported during party at La Jolla mansion ABC 10 San Diego
Urban Rural Spatial Inequality Is Getting Worse CityLab (resilc)
Overdose crises lowering life expectancy: Statistics Canada Globe and Mail (resilc)
Antidote du jour. More of Chet’s snapping turtles:
And a bonus. I can’t find who supplied this in Links, so please take a bow in comments and I’ll update the post to credit you:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.