Isle Royale wolf relocation project resumes; 15 now roaming the island MPR News (Chuck L)
Rare ‘Micromoon’ Is Gracing Us With Its Presence On Friday The 13th HuffPost (furzy)
California Lawmakers Vote to Undo N.C.A.A. Amateurism New York Times. Paul R: “Woo hoo, CA legislature may kill the NCAA. The NCAA itself is a huge exploitive grift/scam. There was a big lawsuit against it a couple years ago saying as much. I don’t know what happened with it. But this is great. Colleges are already running de facto pro sports teams, with everyone making millions except for the players themselves.”
World ‘gravely’ unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report Guardian (David L)
Bill Gates Is Funding a Chemical Cloud That Could Put an End to Global Warming Interesting Engineering. Chuck L: “What could go wrong?”
Trump Bombs New Silk Road with Tariffs Black Agenda Report (resilc)
"If we are in a new Cold War, Hong Kong is the new Berlin." https://t.co/b9qU71YPTo
— DW News (@dwnews) September 10, 2019
Yesterday marked 3 month anniversary of first mass demonstration against Extradition Bill.
Worth reflecting again on this mid-August poll on expected outcomes:
-SAR gov repression 37%
-protesters disperse 22%
-gov concessions 17%
-PLA intervention 13%https://t.co/1FWCFxb9bk pic.twitter.com/r92RB2vgKe
— Sebastian Veg (@sebastianveghk) September 10, 2019
The World Expected a Chinese Tech Takeover. Alibaba Can’t Even Conquer Vietnam. Wall Street Journal
South Korea and Japan: A Mutual Loathing the U.S. Can’t Fix American Conservative (Kevin W)
So where do the events of the weekend leave us?
Amber Rudd's resignation was the third ministerial resignation of Boris Johnson's premiership pic.twitter.com/yJgEFHfwWP
— Gavin Freeguard (@GavinFreeguard) September 9, 2019
Could Johnson take the initiative and solve the Irish backstop today? Richard Murphy (UserFriendly)
This should be a much bigger part of the news on Argentina's crisis: the government did do what it promised the IMF in its record $56 billion loan program; but it just made the crisis worse. Where is the IMF's accountability? https://t.co/XfOAuxKZBz
— Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot) September 9, 2019
Imagine Obama giving billions in US taxpayer dollars to arm ISIS and Al-Qaeda jihadists in #Syria for an illegal regime change war that further destabilized the Middle East and forced millions to flee their homes.
Oh, wait. He actually did that. 🤗 https://t.co/NvesIczbPH
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) September 8, 2019
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Web scraping doesn’t violate anti-hacking law, appeals court rules ars technica (Chuck L)
Critics have slammed plans to drug test those on Newstart. But what does the scheme involve? And what does the evidence say? Guardian. Kevin W: “The really interesting bit is the quoted statistics.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
USS Gerald Ford – A $13 Billion Boondoggle Antiwar.com (resilc)
Hundreds of Bahamians told to leave evacuation ship headed to US: report The Hill (UserFriendly)
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say New York Times (Kevin W)
A Joe Biden presidency would be a climate catastrophe The Week (UserFriendly)
Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished New York Times (resilc)
The Trump campaign is launching its own social networking app to mobilize ‘the army of Trump’ for 2020 Business Insider (Kevin W)
Trump 2020: President Privately Tells Confidants That ‘Socialism’ Won’t Be ‘So Easy’ to Beat Daily Beast (UserFriendly)
Fox News and conservative media are now warning of bloodshed if Democrats win in 2020 Alternet (furzy). And how would that be any different?
The great break-up of big tech is finally beginning Matt Stoller, Guardian (resilc)
Senator Chuck Grassley Is Applying For A Federal Farm Bailout Again The Intellectualist. Chuck L: “Socialist Republican.” See also: Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump’s federal farm bailout cash for the second time via Dan K.
SoftBank urges WeWork to shelve IPO Financial Times
Data Touted by OxyContin Maker to Fight Lawsuits Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story ProPublica, UserFriendly: “Not to mention higher dose = more addictive.”
FDA Warns Juul About Marketing Products as Safer Than Cigarettes Wall Street Journal
Uber announces $2bn expansion of Freight unit in Chicago Financial Times
Te inequality of life expectancy is exploding in the US
— Gabriel Zucman (@gabriel_zucman) September 9, 2019
Jesus, this is bad. UVA Health System has put liens on homes and seized paychecks from low-income people to recoup medical bills. It's garnished wages from Walmart workers *800 times* https://t.co/n4p9SEHmoM
— Dave Jamieson (@jamieson) September 9, 2019
I Support Unions, Just Not This One Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
The Capitalists Are Afraid Truthdig (RR)
Antidote du jour (Vanessa):
And a bonus (Chuck L):
A bear cub was doing the best it could to free its sibling from a dumpster, but it needed a little bit of help from these officers 🐻 pic.twitter.com/orYltnoDdk
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 3, 2019
And a pix from my vacation. From Boothbay Harbor. I go there every year for the ice cream, but find something else to do too, usually the Botanical Gardens or a boat ride. There is also a cute small aquarium where you can pet a baby shark and look at weird lobsters.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.