Octopus outsmarts testers in intelligence experiment TreeHugger. Watch the cool embedded video.
Who Needs Literature? LA Review of Books. Isaac Bashevis Singer from 1963.
Inventing a God Lapham’s Quarterly
l’affaire Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking/ Guardian. Alrighty. Glad he’s cleared that up.
Plans for Tesla Plant Jostle German Car Industry Der Spiegel
Google, Fitbit, Banking: Big Tech’s Bust Out? BIG. Matt Stoller.
The End of Babies NYT (Bob)
Extinction Rebellion Sends a Sinking Home Along the River Thames, Warning of Climate Disaster Hyperallergic (re Silc)
How recycling has changed in all 50 states Waste Dive
Erdogan’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds is still happening now – and we have Trump to thank Independent, Patrick Cockburn.
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates Independent. Robert Fisk.
The Hugely Important OPCW Scandal Keeps Unfolding. Here’s Why No One’s Talking About It. Caitlin Johnstone. UserFriendly: “The interesting part is the US spooks, presumably without Trumps blessing, pressuring the OPCW. The whole charade was orchestrated because Trump wanted out of Syria IIRC. If that isn’t confirmation of a deep state, friendly with Al Qaeda no less, I dunno what is. In anything approaching a sane world that would be every headline.”
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Gougers ‘R’ Us: How Private Equity Is Gobbling Up Medical Care American Conservative
Grenfell Tower Redux
— chris petchelli (@Petchelli) 15 November 2019
HOUNDING OFF North Korea calls Joe Biden a ‘rabid dog’ who should be ‘beaten to death with a stick’ in latest attack on Trump’s rival The Sun. I’m no Joe Biden fan, but even I think this is a bit extreme.
Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument NYT (UserFriendly)
Michael Bloomberg in the White House? China might say thanks, but no thanks SCMP (furzy)
Bernie did a good job of responding to this lie-filled loaded question from rightwing escuálido regime-change propagandist Jorge Ramos
Bernie stressed Bolivian President Evo drastically cut poverty, represented the Indigenous, and was overthrown in a COUPpic.twitter.com/Ma4309kC28
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) 17 November 2019
The huge blaze has burnt through the ceiling of the Hung Hom-Polytechnic University footbridge, while flaming debris has also dropped down to the empty Cross-Harbour Tunnel entrance-way below. Firefighters arrived shortly before 7:30pm.
— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) 17 November 2019
As Delhi pollution levels soar, customers throng an ‘oxygen bar’ for a breath of fresh air Scroll. People who spend much time in India already drink bottled (or filtered) water. Now, they but clean air as well.
‘I was born in garbage, I will die in garbage’ People’s Archive of Rural India
The Brennan Dossier: All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate Real Clear Investigations (TP)
Amazon Says It Didn’t Get a $10 Billion Contract Because Trump Hates Bezos Vice
— U.S. Southern Command (@Southcom) 15 November 2019
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