The Man Who Walked His Life Away Deadspin (foghorn longhorn)
Everything You Need To Know About The Future Of Pesticides And Bees Forbes (David L)
Committed emissions from existing energy infrastructure jeopardize 1.5 °C climate target Nature. Shorter: “We already have too much carbon-emitting stuff to have any hope of arresting climate change.” Even shorter: “We’re fucked.”
Nuclear is less costly than you think Financial Times. UserFriendly: “From January, still relevant.”
Austrian parliament votes for ban on weed killer glyphosate Associated Press (David L)
China condemns violent Hong Kong protests as ‘undisguised challenge’ to its rule Reuters. Resilc: “As soon as a trade “deal” is inked the tanks roll?”
India staring at a water apocalypse Asia Times
Deadly attack hits Tripoli migrant detention centre: Official MSN. Ignacio: “First rejected from the EU, then held malnourished, finally massacred. About 3500 migrants held in detention centers in war zone. Not better than Trump records on migration.”
Edward Gallagher: Navy Seal chief found not guilty of killing IS teen BBC. This story stinks to high heaven.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Twitter Can Now Censor the President RealClearPolitics (UserFriendly). I don’t think Twitter has a death wish. But it will be amusing if anyone goes after them for having a double standard.
Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors Guardian. “Auditors”? You have to do a more work than a reader should have to do to find out who the “auditors” are.
Imperial Collapse Watch
U.S. Drops Plans for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Wall Street Journal
Applied Weighted Tariffs: US vs Other Countries Big Picture (resilc)
The Welcome Humiliation of John Bolton New York Times
Court finds consumer has standing to pursue FACTA violation Public Citizen
US retail group offers to help antitrust investigators in going after Amazon and Google TechCrunch. Note the “group” includes WalMart. I love these Godzilla v. Mothra fights.
Border Patrol Out of Control
Vice President Tucker Carlson? Spectator USA (UserFriendly)
Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign? New Yorker (UserFriendly). Pro tip: When you are in a hole, stop digging. Plus Hunter is way down the list of Biden senior baggage.
Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia BuzzFeed (UserFriendly). Spare me the encomiums for Wikipedia. It may be pretty good on value-neutral topics like pure math, but it relentlessly reinforces neocon/neoliberal orthodoxy.
Are Your Ag Borrowers Weathering the Storm Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (UserFriendly)
How Amazon and the Cops Set Up an Elaborate Sting Operation That Accomplished Nothing Vice. UserFriendly: “Amazon, now actively getting you arrested.”
Bob Dylan & the Culture Industry’s Destruction of Dissent Consortiumnews (furzy)
Black workers are being left behind by full employment Brookings (UserFriendly). And that’s before you get to involuntary part time employment.
Antidote du jour. Aviva:
The chicken is Feisty, a 2 year old Australorp. The lizard got into the chicken run and Feisty tried to eat it. The lizard (possibly an Alligator lizard of some kind) clamped on to Feisty’s beak and would not let go. My husband had to do an emergency Feisty/lizard separation. Both chicken and lizard were unharmed.
And a bonus from Randy G:
…something a little less cuddly than your typical ‘antidote’….
This is a rattlesnake that I photographed hiking in Pacheco Pass near the San Luis Reservoir in California. The species is Crotalus o. oreganus, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.