New Models Point to More Global Warming Than We Expected Weather Underground
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress World Resources Institute. The United States is #71 on the list, but averages conceal. AZ, CA, CO, NM, and UT are all High or Extremely High stress.
Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits WSJ. Just like Facebook accounts. How odd.
Britain’s constitutional time-bomb Economist
The story of Indian democracy written in blood and betrayal Indian Express
Asia is the right place for a US ‘Green New Deal’ Nikkei Asian Review
Nuclear Weapons and Their Pride of Place in North Korea Wilson Center
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Multiply this by tens of millions:
To better care for her family, Chen Chunlian moved back to her hometown in Shaanxi province and opened a pedicure shop from her apartment.
— Sixth Tone (@SixthTone) August 7, 2019
The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to Know New York Magazine
Democrats in Disarray
Elitists Roll Out “Stop Rebelling And Support Biden, You Insolent Little Sh*ts” Campaign Medium. While at the same time in a moral panic about white supremacy.
Democrats still at square one Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Messages left for Jeffrey Epstein ‘suggested his friend might be procuring two 8-year-old girls for the pedophile to sexually abuse’ state court docs filed by victims’ lawyer Daily Mail. Again, the focus on the awfulness of the individual at the center of the network, but nothing on the network. Odd.
Why Won’t Democrats Blame Hospitals? The Atlantic
Our Famously Free Press
Indicators of news media trust Knight Foundation
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Stopped, Ticketed, Fined: The Pitfalls of Driving While Black in Ferguson NYT (UserFriendly).
Those Feral Hogs
30-50 private equity managers, rolling around in a pile of cash they took from an unsuspecting public while firing the retail workers who are struggling to make ends meet as it is. That’s the tweet.
— Pennsylvania Treasury (@PATreasury) August 6, 2019
Imperial Collapse Watch
America’s Other Original Sin The American Conservative
Student Debt and Racial Wealth Inequality (PDF) Marshall Steinbaum. As it happens, a universal benefit that raises everybody to a baseline disportionately benefits those farthest beneath the baseline. Who would have thought?
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Randa Ragland got a letter: "Your eyesore is affecting the resale value of OUR homes."
"So many things" had happened, Ragland says. She posted on Facebook, asking people to "try being kind."
She never could have imagined the kindness that came next. https://t.co/gXKCwDw4sX
— CNN (@CNN) August 7, 2019
Nuisance Ordinances: The New Frontier In Social Control Current Affairs
Masked gunmen reportedly set RVs on fire in West Oakland Oakland Reporter
Antidote du jour (via). I couldn’t help myself:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.