Colombia confirms that dreaded fungus has hit its banana plantations Science Magazine (Kevin W)
Navy ditches touchscreens for knobs and dials after fatal crash TechCrunch (Kevin W)
Ebola Is Now Curable Wired
Hong Kong airport resumes flights after protest prompts closure Financial Times
UserFriendly: Neera and Beto giving the CCP an excuse to break necks in HK.”:
To the protestors risking their lives for democracy in Hong Kong, I want you to know: We are with you. We believe in you. And no matter who our president is, America will always be on the side of freedom.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 13, 2019
— The Intercept (@theintercept) August 12, 2019
India, China voice differences over Kashmir but decide to rebuild bridges The Hindu. Not hard to see what that means.
Majority of Britons support ‘Brexit by any means’ – poll Reuters. Would love to see how that poll was structured to produce that result.
The August serious season before the September crisis Chris Grey. From last week, still germane.
Governing as a permanent form of campaigning: why the civil service is in mortal danger LSE – British Policy and Politics
The Brexit Question. Jonathan Pie, YouTube (Kevin W)
New Cold War
Russia Skyfall Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Is Tested Popular Mechanics
Russia Says Small Nuclear Reactor Blew Up in Deadly Accident The Drive (Kevin W)
Abu Dhabi Can’t Afford to Keep Iran Out of Dubai LobeLog (resilc)
Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate Aden ceasefire: Reports Al Jazeera (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web BuzzFeed (Kevin W)
Guatemala elects hardline president who opposes Trump immigration deal Guardian (resilc)
Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Wins Guatemala’s Presidency New York Times. Resilc: “I’ve only visited 40 countries, but it was the worst overall in bad everything and zero hope.”
Trump’s Horrific Photo with El Paso Victim Paul Anchondo New York Magazine (resilc)
‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy Politico (resilc)
What P. T. Barnum Understood About America New Yorker (resilc)
Democrats Should Just Stick to What’s Popular Atlantic (resilc)
Can a Conservative Sell America on Elizabeth Warren’s Economic Plan? Washington Monthly (resilc)
Maj. Tulsi Gabbard receives surprise deployment orders to Antarctica Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Tulsi Gabbard’s Road to Damascus American Conservative
Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear New York Times (UserFriendly)
NC restaurant runs out of food after patrons show support over racist letter Charlotte News & Observer (resilc)
Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death Shadowproof (UserFriendly)
Brick & Mortar Meltdown’s Ugly Week in Record-Ugly Year Wolf Street (EM)
Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis Consortiumnews (UserFriendly)
US should drop concerns around state planning Financial Times (Vikas S). Editorial. Subhead: “The need to transition to a worker-led economy is increasingly clear.” Keep in mind that the FT, once the crisis was comfortably past, has been a vigilant promoter of neoliberal orthodoxy.
Book Review: Secular Cycles Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly)
American Exceptionalism = Mass Murder Black Agenda Report
Airbnb host offers $4,600 mock interviews for a job at Amazon Business Insider (resilc)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (guurst):
There are two different types of bathing. pic.twitter.com/gKzMzl4fxU
— In Otter News (@Otter_News) July 21, 2019
“Oi! Humans! Keep my safari park tidy.”
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) August 10, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.