The Cinema of Inadvertence, or Why I Like Bad Movies HedgeHog Review
Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk New York Times. Resilc: “Too bad, but gotta have ethanol in iowa. Runoff tastes good they say.”
Climate Change Is Breaking Open America’s Nuclear Tomb Vice (resilc)
Tariffs on China Imports Emerge as Hurdle to Trade Deal Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong police warn city on ‘brink of total collapse’ Financial Times
Why China wants Trump re-elected in 2020 Asia Times
The Right Way to Reduce Your China Product Costs China Law Blog. Troy P. Way way more interesting and revealing than the headline.
Angela Merkel urges EU to seize control of data from US tech titans Financial Times (David L)
Elon Musk says Brexit made him decide against Tesla electric car Gigafactory in UK https://t.co/IYoAxjqnh1
— The Independent (@Independent) November 13, 2019
Bolivia scraps joint lithium project with German company Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2019. Bill B: “Morales had blamed the opposition for organizing the protests against the lithium project to undermine his government.” Note that Tesla’s stock spiked up when Morales resigned.
Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia Atlantic (Bill B). The charge is that Morales wanted to be president for life.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Intel struggles to close potentially damaging chip flaws Financial Times (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
SecDef: Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget – Defense One. Resilc: “‘As Army Secretary, Esper was known for his “Night Court” review, credited with freeing up $25 billion over five years for higher-priority efforts.’ After an increase of 160bil. what a jokester.”
Army’s new recruiting ads focus less on combat roles ABC. Resilc: “How about signing up to be a combat DJ?”
US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019 Associated Press (furzy)
Trump Tells Crowd Ivanka Has Created 14 Million New Jobs New York Magazine. Resilc: “And cured most cancers to boot.”
The GOP’s defense of Trump, annotated CNN (furzy)
There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office Politico (resilc)
Awful new @Gallup stat: More than 13% of American adults — or about 34 million people — report knowing of at least one friend or family member in the past five years who died because they couldn’t afford healthcare https://t.co/7lJIrNouNR
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) November 12, 2019
‘Go back to California’: Wave of newcomers fuels backlash in Boise Los Angeles Times
Why Wouldn’t Michael Bloomberg Run for President? New Republic
Hillary Clinton ‘under enormous pressure’ to run in 2020 BBC (Jokerstein). A measure of the size of her echo chamber and ego. Did she miss that her last grifting speaking tour with Bill played to halls full of empty seats, even with severely discounted ticket prices?
Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa Mother Jones (resilc)
Verso Corporation Announces Sale of Androscoggin and Stevens Point Mills for $400 million Yahoo. RPW: “The incredible shrinking Verso.” Another sorry chapter in the private equity ruination of coated paper mills that should have stayed competitive.
Driving Tests Coming for Autonomous Cars Spectrum IEEE (David L)
U.S. auto showrooms need more electric cars, environmental group says Reuters. Resilc: “I have a 2012 Prius with 92k on it. I will dump it before 100k and buy a gasoline powered car. It is way too complex and the marginal gas benefit isnt that great for me. Complex=repair$ and finding the labor qualified to fix…”
The Growth and Challenges of Cyber Insurance Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (resilc)
The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole New York Times (David L)
DISINVESTMENT, DISCOURAGEMENT AND INEQUITY IN SMALL BUSINESS LENDING NCRC. Quelle surprise, banks discriminate against women and minority-owned small businesses
Antidote du jour (Lee):
And a bonus:
This winter Odisha will be fortunate to witness mass congregations of most abundant sea turtles- Olive Ridley- for mating & nesting at 3 rookeries. This spectacular site along with lakhs of hatching migrating to sea thereafter is enthralling👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/OQUYUDZWX5
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) November 12, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.