2 race horses euthanized and 1 left injured at famed California track CBS. :-( . Follows death of Mongolian Groom at the Breeders’ Cup a week ago. This story ran last week, before the latest deaths: Advocates step up efforts for horse racing reform bill after more deaths The Hill
Cornhole Is a Pro Sport Now Outside Online (resilc)
Arctic blast set to spread across the U.S. in record cold snap Axois. Down here, we are forecast to have a 42 degree drop in 24 hours, from 67 degrees at 3:00 PM yesterday to 25 degrees today. Brr!
Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought PhysOrg (Chuck L)
New catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater PhysOrg (David L)
Wow!!! Fuck 🔥😱
That’s how you deal with it 😭
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) November 12, 2019
Why Is Evo Morales Suddenly No Longer President of Bolivia? Foreign Policy. Lambert:
1) Everybody in the line of succession after Morales resigned. So they withdrew from the political process (uh oh) and there’s also no way to form a legitimate replacement government
2) Voting machines suck:
There was terrible IT protocol, including the unexplained use of an unauthorized server located abroad to handle part of the data transmission with the vote count.
3) Everybody is EXTREMELY concerned that the word “coup” not be used. But to my simple mind, if the military tells you to go, and you go, it’s a coup. It may be softer than the coups Bolivia is used to, but a coup it is. (I wonder if domestic political considerations have anything to do with proscribing “coup”).
4) Everybody is treating OAS as if were an independent entity like the UN, bless its heart. But it’s a creature of the US.
Just so you have another perspective. However, even though this individual does not appear to be a plant (and a lot pop up on Twitter at times like this), both Lambert and I note that claims like “This is not political” = “This is highly political.”
Bolivia's fight is not political. I've lived in Bolivia a month or so out of the year for the last 8 years. And my in-laws have always lived there. Here's what's been going on… #BoliviaNoHayGolpe #BelieveBolivians 1/25ish pic.twitter.com/ECy7IJrIU5
— Dan Kuck-Alvarez (@dankuck) November 12, 2019
To the media know-nothings virtuously arguing Bolivia isn't a coup because "protesters"—Allende's rule was constantly disrupted by "protesters" organized by Chile's wealthy capitalists & CIA. That didn't make Pinochet's coup overthrowing Allende not a coup ffs. pic.twitter.com/5wFbcv28bX
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) November 12, 2019
Dispute over water fuelled attack on LeBarón family by farmers’ group Mexico Daily (Anthony L)
New Cold War
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Remains a Hard Sell Stratfor (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Most Veterans Don’t Think Afghanistan And Iraq Are Worth It – Task & Purpose. Resilc: “The rest are delusional, like buying a bad car and not admitting it because it’s yours.”
When ‘High Body Count’ Was an American War Policy American Conservative
‘Democracy Doesn’t Come in a Box’ New York Times (resilc)
HARPER: NEOCONS STILL PROMOTE PERMANENT REVOLUTION Sic Semper Tyrannis (JTM)
The Blob: Still Chasing After Pax Americana American Conservative (resilc)
EPA To Limit Science Used To Write Public Health Rules New York Times
Neil Young says US citizenship ‘delayed over marijuana’ BBC (David L)
Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine Reuters. Resilc: “War criminal has deep concern, film at 11.”
Article Analysis:Trump’s Ignored Police “Surge” Threat Nina Illingworth
Is Whistleblower Aid a Charity Fraud? by Larry C Johnson Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Desperate DNC Throws Bloomberg Against the Wall, Sees if He Sticks BEET PRESS (UserFriendly)
From a last week, hat tip Chuck L. Be sure to read the entire thread. How soon will these toads hop out of his mouth?
I saw @MikeBloomberg speak to a group of rich executives end of 2018, when he was already considering running for president. I was so shocked at his views that I took notes.
Here are the highlights: (thread)
— Federica Pelzel (@federicca) November 8, 2019
Jamie Dimon doubles down on his defense of billionaires after Warren spat — saying ‘vilify Nazis’ instead Business Insider. JP Morgan is #1 in the US wealth management business.
The Gabbard campaign’s demand for an apology from Hillary Clinton includes the text they want her to deliver, including "I support and admire the work that Congresswoman Gabbard has done and will continue to do." pic.twitter.com/RldwBFp5cj
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 11, 2019
Krystal Ball exposes SJW hypocrisy on historic black election YouTube (UserFriendly)
Sen. Schumer vs. Rep. Omar on outgoing Republican Rep. Peter King. (I'm in the "Good riddance" camp) pic.twitter.com/mXd6w9RklG
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) November 11, 2019
American robots lose jobs to Asian robots as Adidas shifts manufacturing New York Post. Resilc: “Is this like spy vs spy in Nad magazine?”
Big Business Is Overcharging You $5,000 a Year New York Times
Class Reproduction in America Revisited Policy Tensor (UserFriendly). Important.
Death by Oligarchy Chris Hedges, TruthDig
In the Looming Shadow of Civil War CounterPunch (resilc). I don’t buy the civil war meme. First, Americans with their bourgeois orientation are not big on taking to the street. Second, our Civil War was entered into by opposing states who split pretty tidily along geographical lines. Our supposedly blue states, if you look at a map of vote split by county, are actually blue cities that vote-wise dominate geographically red states. This is true even of California. Those blue cities are not contiguous. Mark Blyth’s observation, “The Hamptons are not a defensible position” applies here too. However, that does not mean we can’t or won’t see a marked rise in not well organized violence.
Antidote du jour. Daily Mail (see story!) via Timotheus:
And a bonus video (bob). Haha, reminds me of the raucous birds in Sydney that would wake me up, no tweety birds down under…but this one even more so. You MUST listen to the end!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.