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New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms Scientific American
Wednesday morning news briefing: PM’s Brexit plan revealed by Telegraph The Telegraph. “Two borders, for four years.” Only four? Heck, only two? From Politico’s London Playbook:
[The plan] is also — health warning — head-spinningly complex. “The plan, which was briefed to major EU capitals on Tuesday, will accept the need for both a regulatory border between the U.K. and Northern Ireland in the Irish Sea for four years — and customs checks between Ulster and the Republic of Ireland,” [The Telegraph’s Peter] Foster writes. “The plan effectively means that Northern Ireland will remain in large parts of the EU single market until at least 2025 — but will leave the EU customs union alongside the rest of the U.K. After four years, the Northern Irish Assembly will be free to choose whether to remain aligned to the EU in the future or return to following British rules.
(Thread from Foster here, for the paywalled.) Surrealism is the new realism:
— Javier Espinoza (@JavierespFT) October 2, 2019
Boris Johnson denies Irish customs clearance plan Politico. He denies it. Leave out that part.
Something’s Happening And You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You, Mr. Sisi Lobe Log (Re Silc).
Empowering Korea Pacific Forum
How China Sees the Hong Kong Crisis Foreign Affairs
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How Bill Clinton and American Financiers Armed China Matt Stoller, BIG. Today’s must-read.
Violence in Papua could get worse The Interpreter
New Cold War
Ukraine Peace Talks Get Breakthrough as Kyiv Accepts Compromise Bloomberg. An unrelated incident…
Books and Terror Beyond the Kremlin
Mostly opinion. At some point, no doubt, we will have the “whistleblower’s” testimony, and be allowed to read and and examine the supporting evidence. –lambert
The Guy Who Wrote the Book on Impeachment Says Trump Clears the Bar for Removal from Office Rolling Stone (Re Silc).
‘Heartbroken’ Pelosi Fast-Tracks Impeachment Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
Justin Trudeau’s Spectacular Self-Destruction Foreign Policy
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Kovacevic: We as Pittsburghers, together, can take our Pirates back DK Pittsburgh Sports.
A Socialist Success Story in Portugal Der Spiegel
Fried Beer Atlas Obscura
Antidote du jour (via):
And a bonus (dk):
Watch this goat walk vertically down a tree.
Are you not entertained ? pic.twitter.com/VlkpRKwPJA
— Domenico Calia (@CaliaDomenico) October 1, 2019
Not sure about the horizon line. Nevertheless!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.