Hypoxia City Science. Sounds like Mars.
The makers of OxyContin may have tried to hide $1 billion in assets Vox. Via wire transfers. Say, maybe Libra wouldn’t be such a bad business to be in, after all!
Analysis: Saudi says oil stations attacked by Houthi drones (video) Al Jazeera English. Worth watching for (alleged) detail on the drones. See also Iranian Technology Transfers To Yemen (Conflict Armament Research) and this from John Robb in 2006 (!): “JOURNAL: After Abqaiq.”
After Houthi drone attack, everyone should take a deep breath The Atlantic Council (Re Silc). No, not that war!
Brexit Gamble: Boris Johnson and the Northern Ireland-only backstop RTE (PD) but Boris Johnson Rules Out Northern Ireland-Only Backstop Extra.ie (Clive).
Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral “Chicken” or Political Mastermind? Counterpunch. Brexit does seem to have rather a lot of moving parts.
For the first time in my life, I’m frightened to be Jewish David Graeber, Open Democracy
UK: Suicide rates surge 11.8% in a single year Al Jazeera. Everything’s going according to plan.
The Battle at Royal Mail Tribune
Protests mount in Indian Kashmir clampdown Agence France Presse
Indonesia seals off 30 companies over forest fires Associated Press
Hong Kong protests through the eyes of a Filipino migrant worker Hong Kong Free Press
Fake news, sex and a Hong Kong student protester Hong Kong Free Press
Trump Bows to Reality, Stands Down on Venezuela The American Conservative
Bolton Leaves the National Security Council in Ruins Foreign Policy
Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment Andrew McCarthy, National Review
Clarence Thomas’s Radical Vision of Race Corey Robin, The New Yorker
Our Famously Free Press
Imperial Collapse Watch
How to Fix a Broken Special Operations Culture War on the Rocks
Dial Up, Log On LRB. Review of Edward Snowden’s Permanent Record.
Liberalism as Luxury First Things. Review of Adam Gopnik’s A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.
List: Reasons That Lady is Crying in Whole Foods McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Kickstarter’s Union-Busting Hurts Its Project Creators Current Affairs
Russia’s appointed billionaires Le Monde Diplomatique (Re Silc).
Rising Car Prices Are Sending Even Strong-Credit Buyers to the Used Lot NYT. Just as with used clothes. Something’s not right….
Antidote du jour (via):
“A fat bear is a healthy bear!”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.