DOT says Delta’s ban on pit bulls as service animals is not allowed Atlanta Journal-Constitution (J-LS)
Washington woman sent to hospital after posing with octopus on face Boston 25 News (J-LS). Darwin Award wannabe.
Endangered Killer Whale Pods Lose Three More Members Courthouse News (furzy)
Company Uses NASA Tech to Make Healthy Food ‘Out of Thin Air’ Using Only CO2, Water, and Solar Electricity Good News Network (Chuck L)
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance needs to address the rise of China South China Morning Post. Kevin W: “‘This is not about moving NATO into the Pacific’ said NATO’s Secretary General while in Australia.”
Japan steps back from South Korean trade war Asia Times (Kevin W)
The South Asian women trafficked to Kenya’s Bollywood-style bars Al Jazeera (resilc)
No policy change on Kashmir, says U.S. The Hindu (J-LS)
woahh – Centrelink contractors were ranked on a big board in their offices based on how many debts they could rack up. What the hell??https://t.co/s98HC0Jp8c
— Angus Livingston (@anguslivingston) August 9, 2019
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Mom Of Four Goes To SERE School, Gets Amazing Sleep Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
U.S. Foreign Policy: This Is Us LobeLog (resilc)
The last few weeks of the Trump Show have been more awful than usual but also inadvertently revelatory @ Trump's coalition.If you've paid attention, you've suspected this stuff for a long time,but bc T says the quiet parts out loud,a lot of GOP masks have definitively dropped: /1
— Robert E Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) August 8, 2019
Trump: El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital ‘refused to meet with president’ Independent. Resilc: “I would have met with him so I could have spit on him, but that’s me, retired US diplomat.”
Trump plays the victim while visiting victims MSNBC (furzy)
Trump Hurt, Confused Over Insufficient Praise For El Paso Trip Vanity Fair. Resilc: “IF he loses we’ll have a 24/7 shadow president burning up the twitterverse all day, every day with a review of the next president’s daily actions. It only stops when he’s dead.”
The Persistent Myth That Trump Opposes War Caitlin Johnstone
Trump Hamptons Fundraisers Put Donors Like Stephen Ross in Bind Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Six charts on the immigrants who call the US home BBC (resilc)
A Navarro Recession? Wall Street Journal and White House economic adviser calls Wall Street Journal a communist paper after it names next recession for him Raw Story (furzy). Accountability is Communist?
Why New Laws Against White Supremacist Violence Are Not the Answer Intercept. Resilc: “You can bet if they were black guys killing white golfers at a Trump course they would be ISIS-like terrorists.”
A Term of Change on the Supreme Court National Conference of State Legislatures (UserFriendly)
Police State Watch
An Open Invitation to Tyranny Paul Craig Roberts. Pre-crime is here.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Global Human Rights Movement Issues Travel Warning for the U.S. Due to Rampant Gun Violence – Amnesty International USA (J-LS)
What Americas gun fanatics wont tell you MarketWatch (David L)
Document Shows NRA Money Helped Its Chief Search for a Personal Mansion ProPublica (UserFriendly)
Domestic Terrorism and the Trump Defense Vanity Fair. (resilc)
Our Fabulously Free Press
An offer they can’t refuse? Facebook offers mainstream news millions in licensing fees RT (Kevin W). As we’ve said, if your business depends on a platform, you don’t have a business.
The Harvard Professor Scam Gets Even Weirder New York Magazine (J-LS)
The Worst Is Still To Come In Energy Markets OilPrice (Kevin W)
Uber Investors Expected to Shrug Off Estimated $5 Billion Loss Bloomberg. Um, so much for that take….
Uber lost over $5 billion in one quarter, but don’t worry, it gets worse The Verge (David L)
Exponential growth is a pipe dream Financial Times (David L). Ya think?
Can’t Afford a Vacation? Get Another Credit Card! FAIR (UserFriendly)
Amazon Under Fire Again as China Factory Hires Teenage Interns Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (guurst):
9 kittens born. I was taking pictures, trying to capture them all. Decided to make a video instead pic.twitter.com/PMpJRQQyfr
— Awwwww (@AwwwwCats) June 6, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.