B vitamin content of rice declines with rising CO2 Harvard Magazine (furzy)
The trouble with fruit juice Mayo Clinic (Chuck L)
Blossom’s Fake Video Exposed by food scientist | How To Cook That Ann Reardon YouTube. UserFriendly:
Even if people haven’t seen the original video this is debunking it’s still worth the watch. Specifically it elucidates the problem with trying to define what is ‘natural’ rather well. But then towards the end it gets into a criticism of YouTube’s algorithm.
Savage tick-clone armies are sucking cows to death; experts fear for humans ars technica (Chuck L)
Laid-Off Expat Bankers Struggle to Find Jobs in Hong Kong Bloomberg. UserFriendly: “Let me get my violin.”
‘Black vest’ protesters storm Panthéon in Paris BBC (furzy)
Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate Associated Press (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter Caitlin Johnstone
Imperial Collapse Watch
Hypersonic Missiles’ Aren’t Starting an Arms Race—Washington Is FAIR. UserFriendly: “Gets a few things wrong (e.g. aircraft carriers are already obsolete) but still useful.”
Concord Management and the End of Russiagate? Consortiumnews (furzy)
Border Patrol Chief Was Member of Secret Facebook Group Intercept (furzy)
Trump Gives Up on Census, Launches New Attack on Democracy Rolling Stone (furzy) Um, this looks to me to be Trump trying to save face. Plus the Census recommended this approach.
Democrats in Disarray
The Turn of the Pelosi Screw Sardonicky (UserFriendly
Pelosi, Please Stop Coddling Trump Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine (resilc)
U.S. House passes $733 billion defense policy bill after president threatens veto Reuters. Resilc: “Shit lite DNC rolls.”
For NYT, Inconvenient Facts Equal ‘Russian-Style Disinformation’ FAIR (UserFriendly, furzy)
Joe Biden’s Senate Records Are Being Kept Secret: Why? Washington Post
The real issue here is jealousy. Bernie picked on Jamie Dimon before Lloyd Blankfein and Goldman can’t handle being number two. https://t.co/0DEnu5gYe8
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 12, 2019
SIX DEGREES FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN: WASHINGTON GRAPPLES WITH A WEB OF EMBARRASSING ASSOCIATIONS Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Our Famously Free Press
Why Does WaPo See Black as an ‘Identity’—but Not Multi-Millionaire? FAIR (UserFriendly)
What is ergodicity? Lars P. Syll (UserFriendly). A topic in ECONNED, see Chapter 2.
Charts Suggest the Dow Index Is Being Painted to Get “New Highs” in the Market Pam Martens and Russ Martens (UserFriendly). Um, they think this is news?
AT&T Breaks Another Merger Promise In Making ‘Friends’ Exclusive Tech Dirt (Chuck L)
Some of Amazon’s highly-paid tech workers say warehouse worker conditions are ‘a source of shame’ Business Insider (David L). Not enough shame to lead them to earn a more honest living.
Booted From Queens, Amazon Is Now Driving Up Rents In Virginia Instead Gothamist (furzy)
Dem leaders float new tweak to soften minimum wage bill Politico. Resilc: “Fighting for you, da DNC.”
Antidote du jour. Lawrence R: “The back porch of Mount Washington Hotel”:
And a bonus. Overview from the Guardian:
Alexis has a life-threatening disease. She spends her time in the wooded expanse of northern Scotland, where she takes care of dozens of animals who are also sick, wounded or dying. Some have terminal cancer, some would otherwise be killed because of their disabilities, some were saved from slaughterhouses. Alexis provides palliative care for them.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.