Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men HuffPo. “Women’s brains absorb information like pancakes soak up syrup so it’s hard for them to focus, the attendees were told. Men’s brains are more like waffles. They’re better able to focus because the information collects in each little waffle square.”
A 14-year-old boy shot his way in to a school before turning the gun on himself. Now his mother is facing 6 felony charges. Insider (dk). “A probable cause affidavit obtained by the Indianapolis station WXIN said York withdrew her son from a mental-health treatment program after 10 days, because it wasn’t covered by insurance and she couldn’t afford it.”
Congress Continues to Ignore the Dangerous Flaws of the CASE Act EFF (petition). “$30,000 judgments issued by people who are not judges but rather officers of the Copyright Office, who see copyright holders—not the general public—as their customers, are not “small claims”. These are judgments that could ruin the lives of regular people; people who are engaging in the things we all do when we’re online: sharing memes, sharing videos, and downloading images.”
But if the Government doesn’t propose an extension, Parliament would have no say and we would exit the transition period on the 31 Dec 2020 even if a new trade agreement hadn’t been reached by then with the EU; ie it would mean no deal in just 14 months from now. https://t.co/I4zT2vLU5s
— Hilary Benn (@hilarybennmp) October 21, 2019
Brexit: no exit on 31 October EU Referendum. The timeline (?).
Protesters in Hong Kong are now bolting barricades into the road using power drills. pic.twitter.com/k6quQGfjCP
— Timothy McLaughlin (@TMclaughlin3) October 20, 2019
This is an example of what sets apart HKers from other protesters around the world. These leaflets are left on "refurbished" shops to explain the reasons behind these targeted actions. Also note: *no looting*. #antiELAB #HongKongProtesters #HongKong pic.twitter.com/tB2DDmrXWi
— Dr. Wong Tsu 😷 (@HongKongHFF) October 21, 2019
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Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military Foreign Policy
Should There Be a ‘Right to Assist’ Campaigns of Civil Resistance? World Politics Review
Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha People’s Archive of Rural India
Pipe dreams Globe Sihanoukville, Cambodia
New Cold War
Everyone Is a Russian Asset Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
House Democrats zero in on ‘abuse of power’ in Trump impeachment inquiry NBC (Furzy Mouse).
Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned NYT. The Durham report. Interestingly, the administration did not grant Durham subpoena power.
FBI/DOJ Likely to Throw the CIA and Clapper Under the Bus Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis
The Funnel of Ukrainegate Valdai Discussion Club
Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina American Journal of Political Science
Three men at PG&E decide when Californians go dark to stop fires San Francisco Chronicle
Opt-in for disaster relief:
Going on now: PG&E wildfire court hearing.
Judge James Donato is not happy with @PGE4Me. He said the wildfire victim claim rates "are abysmal."
"PG&E should have gone to each of those [FEMA] trailers, knocked on their door, and helped [wildfire victims] fill out their form."
— David Krause (@davidekrause) October 21, 2019
Searching for 40-year old lessons for Boeing in the grounding of the DC-10 The Air Current. A must-read on institutional factors.
Imperial Collapse Watch
This Is the True End Of Pax Americana Ian Burama, NYT
Tennessee GM Workers Vote Down UAW-GM Proposed Deal Payday Report
Ancient Teeth Reveal Social Stratification Dates Back to Bronze Age Societies Scientific American
‘I’m in an unfair fight against a superpower,’ Assange tells UK court Sidney Morning Herald
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.