How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon emissions nearly 30 percent Yale Climate Connections
Looking on the Bright Side of Livestock Emotions—the Potential of Their Transmission to Promote Positive Welfare Frontiers in Veterinary Science
July 4 Wrapup
Pentagon Guidance to Troops in Trump’s July 4th Event: Say I Love My Tank Mother Jones (Re Silc).
Flag Fashion The Big Picture (Re Silc).
U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 Million Deaths The Onion (RH).
Protest suicides spark concern in Hong Kong Asia Times
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China’s Belt and Road Initiative, from the inside looking out The Interpreter
China winning new Cold War on the Mekong Asia Times
Trump is finished with the Afghan war Indian Punchline
Both parties need to recognise that civil service impartiality is worth protecting Institute for Government
Bury bodies along UK’s motorways to ease burial crisis, expert suggests Guardian. I’ve always wanted to know where they bury the bodies.
People aren’t thrilled about Kamala Harris selling ‘That Little Girl Was Me’ T-shirts: ‘Hollow and calculated’ Yahoo News. Post-debate, still germane.
Sydney Ember’s Secret Sources FAIR. Times reporter on the Sanders beat.
New Cold War
Russian missiles for Turkey? What’s at stake as collision looms. The Christian Science Monitor
Most enjoyable Russia book of the year? Beyond the Kremlin
CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller’s Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims Aaron Maté, RealClearInvestigations
2020 census questionnaires go to printer without citizenship question — but government says it will continue to look for “path forward” (UPDATED) SCOTUSBlog but Trump Considering an Executive Order to Allow Citizenship Question on Census NYT
Police State Watch
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Boeing 737 MAX
Inside the Congressional Staff Meeting About Libra Prospect (DK). From last week, still germane.
Antidote du jour (via):
From Okunoshima, Japan’s Bunny Island. And a bonus antidote:
This machine is called HappyCow and it actually makes cows happy. Any cow can boot this device by making a slight pressure against the brush. After the device is turned on, the brush will work for about 60 seconds, cleaning and delighting the animal https://t.co/Ek5linlrMc pic.twitter.com/cGzv5XwdJD
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) June 29, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.