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The men fighting Florida’s python epidemic 1843 (Steve C)
China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two leaves, data indicates Big Think. This is what Lambert calls “web evidence”.
The Navy’s Patent for a Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Wild Popular Mechanics (David L)
Electric cars could be just another ecological disaster Asia Times (resilc)
To Prevent Climate Catastrophe We Must Learn Cooperation and Solidarity Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Greta Thunberg’s furious UN speech remixed by Fatboy Slim pic.twitter.com/XFpnm66ds2
— The Independent (@Independent) October 9, 2019
Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging PhysOrg (David L)
Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China’s party bosses Associated Press
India’s solar and wind boom is fizzling MIT Technology Review (David L)
Former US president Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Singapore for public talks in December Strait Times. Grifters gotta grift. And I don’t say that lightly. Clinton made it respectable for Presidents to monetize the office after they left, which creates monster incentives to do official favors and cash in on them later, when Presidents already get a handsome pension. But Obamas way classier than Clintons, they do it in ways not obvious to most people in the US.
Tommie Gorman: ‘Leo has now entered the casino’ RTE. On Varadkar and Johnson signaling that suddenly, progress is being made. From PlutoniumKun:
Some surprisingly upbeat noises coming from the Irish side following the meeting with BoJo. O’Gorman is a reputable journalist, he seems to think something genuinely new happened. it might be that they feel they have come up with a variation of the Irish Sea border that could keep the DUP onside.
But my guess is that Varadkar has fallen for BoJos usual game of telling everyone what they want to hear. I wonder if Cummings is working in the background to undermine any possibility of a deal concocted by Bojo one way or another.
Boris Johnson cannot get a majority unless he delivers Brexit on October 31st, latest polling suggests Telegraph. In case you had any doubts about his incentives.
Iran Oil Tanker Hit by Missiles Off Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast Bloomberg. Hoo boy.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The biggest lie tech people tell themselves — and the rest of us Vox (Dan K). Today’s must read.
Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200 Wired (David L)
Political Campaigns Know Where You’ve Been. They’re Tracking Your Phone. Wall Street Journal
We have no idea who is paying Rudy Giuliani Washington Post (resilc)
Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch New York Times (resilc)
President Trump is at war with the rule of law. This won’t end well Rebecca Solnit, Guardian
Lindsey Graham dishes on Trump in hoax calls with Russians Politico (resilc)
Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal Washington Examiner (Steve H)
Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump Associated Press (furzy)
I used to support people like Manning, Kiriakou and Snowden, but then this helpful CIA officer informed me that whistleblowing is only whistleblowing when it’s authorized by US intelligence agencies. https://t.co/CWwOxPP1oj
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) October 10, 2019
Amazing: this new Fox poll shows the groups that most trust the CIA – THE CIA! – are liberals, Democrats & Clinton voters. 77% of Dems trust the CIA; only 22% don’t. 64% of liberals trust CIA; 22% don’t. This is the enduring sickness of Russiagate/MSNBC: https://t.co/HcnCEeP24x pic.twitter.com/PQDeNUWTGA
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 10, 2019
Democrats Must Admit Joe Biden’s Family Profits Off Him Intercept (resilc)
Did Marketplace Coverage Really Offer Financial Protection? Roosevelt Institute (UserFriendly)
Still little evidence that Warren is taking voters from Sanders Carl Beijer (UserFriendly)
Could Facebook Actually Nuke Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign? New York Times (David L)
Why Warren—And Trump—Could Make 2020 the Year of the Woman Vanity Fair (resilc)
Gabbard Threatens to Boycott Debate, Alleges DNC ‘Rigging Election Again’ National Review (furzy)
It’s Lights Out in California to Deal With Climate Risks Scientific American
AT&T, Verizon Race to Shore Up Service Threatened by PG&E Outage Bloomberg (David L)
California’s High Gasoline Prices Are No Accident Forbes (David L)
SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK STOPS PACIFICA’S ATTACK ON WBAI Pacifica In Exile (Adam R). Just so you know, confusingly, “Supreme Court” in New York is actually the lowest level of trial court in the state.
Bankrupt U.S. Coal Producer Closes Four Mines After Prices Slump Bloomberg (furzy)
Better data on modern finance reveals uncomfortable truths Gillian Tett, Financial Times (David L). As Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff showed in their work on 800 years of financial crises, high levels of international capital flows are strongly correlated with large and frequent financial crises.
No More Half-Measures on Corporate Taxes Joseph E. Stiglitz, Project Syndicate (UserFriendly)
Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’ TruthDig (John Z)
The Radical Guidebook Embraced by Google Workers and Uber Drivers New York Times (resilc)
Why the upper-middle class would benefit from socialism The Week (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus:
Don’t touch to me 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/l8MklTEgXi
— Funny Animal (@animal_Vip) October 11, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.