How fat prawns can save lives PhysOrg
Forensic Architecture Says It Has Found Bullet Linking Whitney Vice Chair to Violence in Gaza, Withdraws from Biennial HyperAllergic. Resilc: “First Sackler and opiates, now ammo and art blowback.”
Milky Way cannibalised entire galaxy 10 billion years ago, scientists say Independent (Kevin W)
China must avoid a role in destruction of Amazon Asia Times. A little late for that.
The Overprotected American Child Wall Street Journal
Color-changing tattoo shows blood glucose level Boing Boing (resilc). Why does this remind me of the tattoo in The Stars My Destination that The Scientific People applied to Gully Foyle’s face when they rescued him? Foyle couldn’t fully remove the tattoo, and when his face got flushed with anger, the tattoo would be visible. In the book, it was a device that made it hard for him to hide his past.
Aussie swimmer Mack Horton’s protest against Chinese rival and accused drug cheat Sun Yang could get super awkward for Gina Rinehart Business Insider. Kevin W: “I saw this guy’s antics during the whole presentation ceremony. Acted like a self-righteous dickhead.”
Huawei Secretly Helped Build North Korea’s Wireless Network, Leaked Documents Suggest CNET. Why is this a surprise?
Pre-Revolutionary Chinese Debt: An Investment for the Truly Stable Genius Credit Slips. A bit of TDS in the headline, since the fraudster who peddled the bonds “leads one of the largest congregations in the country, with roughly 14,000 members, and was a spiritual adviser to George W. Bush and Barack Obama.” But he’s trying to get Trump to take up the case.
India denies it requested Trump’s help in Kashmir Financial Times
Live: Boris Johnson to be UK’s next prime minister BBC. Assume the brace position.
Sir Alan Duncan quits as Foreign Office minister but his plot to allow MPs to reject Johnson as new PM unravels Telegraph. The idea that the Queen would meddle was silly.
New Cold War
Ukraine Election – Voters Defeat Second Color Revolution Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Guurst: “How to shoot yourself in the foot”:
— Deborah Haynes (@haynesdeborah) July 22, 2019
UK to launch European security mission over Iran row DW. Any takers?
U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new rule Reuters. Resilc: “So when do their labor “vacancies” start to bite?”
Trump backs two-year budget deal The Hill
Army Mission: Army Lets Slip That It’s Conducting Secret Operation Around D.C. Bloomberg. Resilc: “Trump needs funding to jail Congress.”
US mistrust on the rise, with government seen as worst: poll Agence France-Presse (resilc)
Why ‘National Conservative’ Josh Hawley Wants to Enrich Foreign Banks New York Magazine
Al Franken’s Defenestration Is a Portrait of the Democratic Party Charles Pierce, Esquire and The Case of Al Franken New Yorker (resilc)
Toronto’s astonishing growth: Will it matter to Buffalo? Buffalo News (resilc)
Carroll Street in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/5E4ytiEBmy
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 23, 2019
The Coming Economic Crash — And How to Stop It Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren Wants Green Bombs, not a Green New Deal Black Agenda Report. Resilc flags this section:
Elizabeth Warren believes that strengthening the “effectiveness” of the U.S. military is consistent with the Green New Deal. Her bill doesn’t demand that the U.S. military be reduced in size or scale.Nor does it mention that the U.S. military is the world’s largest polluter and user of oil and fossil fuels. Instead of turning the Green New Deal into concrete policy, Warren has placed her attention on renovating the one thousand U.S. military bases that exist domestically and abroad. The so-called “policy wonk” of the 2020 elections appears to be more concerned with creating “green” bombs than a “green economy.”
White police officers are not more likely to shoot minorities PhysOrg (Robert M). This study is crap. It’s based on police reports, which video evidence routinely shows to be false, particularly regarding “suspect attacked police, suspect was carrying a weapon” claims to justify violence by police.
Wow. Puerto Rico.
You don’t get this perspective from the ground.
They are Loud.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 22, 2019
Why Half a Million Puerto Ricans Are Protesting in the Streets Nation. You heard it here first from resilc:
Trump wins 2020
GOP cuts budgets on everything but dod
2022 Demos win Congress
2023 austerity riots in USA USA
Late 2023 impeached and gone
2024 Ivanka runs to avenge father’s “overthrow”
Who’s ready for decades of low or negative U.S. interest rates? MarketWatch. Great, no safe investments worth having, more insane valuations….
‘Our paychecks bounced’: US workers in limbo as coalmines suddenly close Guardian (resilc)
Elite Anxiety: Paul Collier’s “Future of Capitalism” Notes on Liberty
Delivery apps like DoorDash are using your tips to pay workers’ wages The Verge (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus:
Watching bees is my favourite thing 🐝 saw this one on the lavender pic.twitter.com/2LwDmGloG7
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) July 23, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.