Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe BBC
Pilot Test Begins for Tech to Connect Everyday Vehicles SpectrumIEEE (David L)
When Your Best Friend in Quarantine Is a Squirrel, You May Be Going Nuts Wall Street Journal (David L)
About that ‘two-metre rule’ FTAlphaville (vlade). A must read.
“The pandemic is accelerating.
More than 150K new cases of #COVID19 were reported to WHO yesterday – the most in a single day so far.
Almost half of those cases were reported from the Americas, with large numbers also being reported from South Asia & the Middle East”-@DrTedros
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 19, 2020
‘Recovered’ COVID-19 patients suffer major ongoing physical, cognitive problems Times of Israel (furzy)
Is the Coronavirus Death Tally Inflated? Here’s Why Experts Say No New York Times (David L)
Apple Closes Retail Stores in Four States as Virus Cases Rise Wall Street Journal
Five Phillies players test positive for coronavirus in Florida NBCPhiladelphia
Fed Seems to Skirt the Law to Buy Corporate Bonds Bloomberg (Scott)
US calls China ‘rogue state’, cites border attack Hindustan Times
Brutal details emerge of deadly China-India border clash Financial Times
Nothing to see here Chris Grey
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance New York Times (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Middle East intelligence agencies closely monitoring American Spring Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak Associated Press
Trump rejects Fauci’s warning about football’s return Politico (resilc)
The Trump campaign’s unsteady effort to bend reality Newsday (furzy)
Roberts Rules Trump Out of Order Atlantic (furzy)
US attorney who investigated Trump allies REFUSES to quit: DOJ in chaos as Manhattan prosecutor who led the Rudy Giuliani probe says he learned in a press release he was ‘stepping down’ and has ‘no intention’ of resigning Daily Mail
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies appeal to enforce social distancing at Trump rally The Hill. Oh, and: OKLAHOMA GUN SHOWS (resilc)
Consumer Group urges FDA crackdown on ‘abortion reversal’ procedure Florida Bulldog (Chuck L)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Officer Brett Hankison being fired from Louisville police after Breonna Taylor shooting Louisville Courier-Journal
Police State 2: Alternatives to Policing Counterpunch (heresy101)
Just Because They’ve Turned Against Humanity Doesn’t Mean We Should Defund the Terminator Program Cross Greaves, McSweeny’s (Barry R)
Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage New York Times (David L)
U.S. Disneyland workers say proposed July reopening may be too early Reuters (resilc)
The North Face Joins Advertising Boycott Against Facebook Complex (David L)
20-Year-Old Robinhood Customer Dies By Suicide After Seeing A $730,000 Negative Balance Forbes. I hate to sound cruel, but this is Darwin Awards stuff.
Opioids, Inc. Frontline (Kevin C) and Wall Street, bribery and an opioid epidemic: the inside story of a disgraced drugmaker Financial Times. Non-paywalled. The Frontline production was a joint effort.
For the Rich to Keep Getting Richer, We Have to Sacrifice Everything Else Charles Hugh Smith (RR)
Government’s university fee changes mean humanities students will pay the entire cost of their degrees – abc.net.au. Kevin W: ‘I could see this idiotic, short-sighted idea spreading to the US.” Moi: If so, in five years, it would become a status item.
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “This is Bitsy, daughter to Sphynxie (of desk-hogging fame from a previous picture), caught in the act of napping on the job.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.