Justify failed drug test before winning 2018 Triple Crown NY Post (RR). And probably bribed some breeders to get his foals into top-ranked Farm, too.
Confusion and Defiance Follow California’s New Contractor Law NYT. Stoller comments on the “defiance” part:
1. This transcript from Uber's general counsel is incredible. It is a polite version of a mafia threat to California's legislature. https://t.co/QGxjVPNO1t
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 12, 2019
Brexit is an overly dynamic situation just now:
More on Scottish judges’ prorogation ruling, thread:
On the astonishing Scots law case
Some general points
Scots law is different, sometimes very different to the law of England and Wales
This includes a different approach to constitutional law matters
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) September 11, 2019
BoJo lied to the Queen!?!?!
English judges explain decision to reject prorogation challenge Guardian (Clive).
This engineer demolished Boris Johnson’s idea for a Scotland-N Ireland bridge and it’s devastating stuff The Poke. “Obsolete munitions” seems like a useful metaphor….
Garvan Walshe: No Deal has failed. The choice is May’s deal, no Brexit – or no United Kingdom. Conservative Home, of all places. “Dominic Cummings, who combines the flexibility of the younger Moltke with the defence-minded attitude of Marshal Foch.” Burn!
Out of Control – Hong Kong’s Rebellious Movement and the Left naoqingchu (闹清楚). Interesting overview.
Singing in the malls (examples). More:
Here's a Time article on it with more background. https://t.co/5CEGSZPGa7 The #HongKongProtests are not yet an independence movement, but China via a series of stupid decisions is doing everything in its power to push it towards an independence movement.
— Pinboard (@Pinboard) September 10, 2019
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Hollow and fragile:
The iconic Wall Street Charging Bull statue in New York was vandalized by a man with an object resembling a banjo on Sat afternoon, reported local media. The 42-year-old suspect was soon arrested and then charged with criminal mischief. pic.twitter.com/1zFPW0rlaq
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) September 8, 2019
Cheeky of People’s Daily, though!
Trump’s call for negative rates threatens savers Reuters (KW).
Trump officials tour unused FAA facility in California in search for place to relocate homeless people WaPo. “Relocate.” A horrid solution. To a problem that the Democrat-dominated oligarchy in Calfornia created and will not solve. Did they imagine nobody else would seize the opportunity?
Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction Reuter. Small ball, like Bill Clinton on school uniforms.
Democrats Somehow Frame Bolton’s Exit As A Bad Thing Caitlin Johnstone, Medium
John Bolton’s Dismissal Craig Murray
Fireman Sam axed as brigade mascot for not being inclusive BBC (KW). “Fireman Sam [will] be replaced with fire extinguisher-shaped mascots called Freddy, Filbert and Penelope.” So gender is replaced by commodity fetishism. Gotchyer idpol right here in this nutshell.
Why is the 9/11 Mastermind Still Awaiting Trial? The American Conservative
We are all hostages of 9/11 Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Scabs Stonekettle Station
Seinfeld – “The Twin Towers” An Original Spec Script (PDF) Billy Domineau. A parody (granted, it’s hard to tell, these days). From 2016, more germane than ever.
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Whistle-Blower Tells the Backstory of Jeffrey Epstein and MIT Media Lab (interview) Chronicle of Philanthropy
Hype vs. Reality at the MIT Media Lab Chronicle of Higher Education
Study Shows Income Gap Between Rich and Poor Keeps Growing, With Deadly Effects NYT. Everything’s going according to plan.
Economics Can’t Explain Why Inequality Decreases Peter Turchin, Evonomics
The Future of Capitalism Bloomberg
A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked The Atlantic. Word of the day: Bereitschaftspotential.
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.