This is the heartbreaking moment an injured koala emerged from fire grounds west of Port Macquarie.
Thankfully, the animal was quickly bundled up by a passing stranger, given water and taken to a local vet. #9News
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) November 19, 2019
The planet is burning Aeon (Anthony L)
Extinction crisis: how can we end the illegal wildlife trade? Financial Times
How the U.S. Air Force Turns an F-16 Fighter Into a Drone Popular Mechanics (resilc)
A Military Draft to Confront Climate Change? American Conservative (resilc)
What to do if you’re exposed to tear gas Popular Science
The US and China may not sign a ‘phase-one’ trade deal until 2020 Business Insider
China Is Out of Economic Ammo Against the U.S. Noah Smith, Bloomberg
Brexit talks: the brutal reckoning that awaits the UK Financial Times
En verdad el perro de Evo fue asesinado por militares Debate (Jorge P). So maybe Evo’s dog is OK after all. But it does appear at a minimum that a dog was killed just for the hell of it.
Iran’s ‘only crime is we decided not to fold’ Asia Times (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How the Iranian Government Shut Off the Internet Wired (David L)
The Roger Stone – Wikileaks – Russia Hoax Craig Murray (Adrien)
"Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker this month."
My reaction to people installing Ring bells pic.twitter.com/U48tklBUCB
— Neil Cybart (@neilcybart) November 20, 2019
Imperial Collapse Watch
Liberal nihilism https://t.co/47ntoruEhC
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) November 20, 2019
Michelle Obama’s new book is just another craven cash grab New York Post (resilc)
Trump hosted Zuckerberg for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October NBC. Looks like Trump is trying to do what Obama did for banks for Big Tech.
Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act? New Republic (UserFriendly)
Gordon Sondland Accuses the President of Bribery LawFare (David L)
Democrats have reframed an alleged abuse of power as actual crimes of bribery, extortion and obstruction. These allegations are based on the same dubious interpretations used during the Russia investigation to claim clear, proven crimes. https://t.co/UckVjlRY3l
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) November 20, 2019
2020. Being a bit sparing since the hot takes will have jelled by Water Cooler.
This MSNBC democratic debate was rigged against anti-establishment candidates Washington Examiner
The Corporate Media’s War Against Bernie Sanders Is Very Real Jacobin (furzy)
if pete doesn't like people who meet and work with dictators and war criminals, i got some news for him about McKinsey…
— tyson brody (@tysonbrody) November 21, 2019
Do 160 Million Americans Really Like Their Health Plans? Kind Of Kaiser Health News. Mainly an online questionnaire, which is not terrific. Plus I pretty much always lie about my demographics on these things. But the big issue is that Americans have no idea how bad our system is. One of my friends grew up poor and because he worked for a grocery store part-time, he would buy food past the sell by date. When he got a job and a decent income, he said fresh snacks and bread didn’t taste right.
Deval Patrick Was an Overrated Governor New Republic
Fracking Under Fire In California OilPrice
The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off Course Atlantic. More comments at HackerNews. Paul R singles out this one:
Despite all the press around the specifics of MCAS and the 737 MAX, the broken relationship between Boeing and the FAA, and the poor state of Boeing pilot training in many developing countries, this article reads as the single most damning piece about Boeing. The implication is that there isn’t a simple policy or process fix to get Boeing back on track, but that the company culture and leadership model is fundamentally broken and has been for the last 20 years. That is a slow and painful thing to recover from, and not many companies have done it successfully (though Microsoft and IBM come to mind as ones who made it through to the other side).
The Navajo Generating Station Coal Plant Officially Powers Down. Will Renewables Replace It? GreenTech Media (Heresy 101). A problem with doing the right thing: 500 jobs lost.
Betrayed by the Big Four: whistleblowers speak out Financial Times (David L)
Rawls, Antigone and the tragic irony of norms Notes on Liberty (Brandon C). Important.
Google hiring a union buster is so honestly fucking scary https://t.co/0U5TRCX4t7
— moe tkacik (@moetkacik) November 21, 2019
Antidote du jour. CV took this photo of the Meadow Beauty at the beginning of the month, just before the deep freeze.
And a bonus. Funny, we haven’t had pandas for a while.
— Animal Life (@animalIife) November 17, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.