Links 6/14/18 | naked capitalism

Links 6/14/18 | naked capitalism


High-Climbing Raccoon Finally Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales Huffington Post. I hate to say it but I was pretty certain she’d fall and I didn’t like thinking about that. So we have a rare happy ending.

The Plight of Birds and the Hand of Man in the Sixth Great Extinction Counterpunch

78 indigenous languages are being saved by optical scanning tech Fast Company (Chuck L)

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism BBC

How Fuel Breaks Actually Fuel Wildfires (and Spread Invasive Weeds) Counterpunch (Chuck L)

The rate of Antarctic melting has nearly tripled in the past five years Abc.net.au (Kevin W)

If iPhone Moves to USB-C, We Must Embrace One Last Dongle Motherboard (Kevin W)

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake: Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Just what the world needs. An inexpensive method for obtaining uranium by anyone within hailing distance of sea water. Then all we need is for someone to come up with a similarly easy way to separate the isotopes.”

Dual-gender macrochimeric tissue discordance is predicted to be a significant cause of human homosexuality and transgenderism Hypotheses in Life Sciences (UserFriendly)

NHS ‘picking up the pieces’ of mental illness epidemic caused by social media Telegraph

Pychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to “Repair” Neurons in Our Brains Inverse (David L). A wee bit incautious…

China?

Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese proverb’ tweet mystifies China Reuters EM: “I liked the bit in the article where one Weibo user admits that Chinese people like to make up ancient Chinese proverbs as much as westerners do.”

North Korea

Syria & Iran Prove There’s No Chance For North Korean Peace alt-news (Wat)

South Koreans Reject Pro-War Old Guard as Moon’s Peace Party Wins Big in Local Elections Antiwar.com (Kevin W)

Opinion: United States leaves Japan in cold on North Korea DW

The world should welcome Trump’s bold move to engage Kim Jong Un The Hill. Lambert: “I would classify the author, Ian Bremer, as a nimble post-Cold War national security policy entrepreneur, and not especially partisan.”. Moi: Don’t miss the cautionary note at the re China.”

Centrists Are Very Concerned That Donald Fucking Trump Isn’t Hawkish Enough Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)

The high price of New Look’s low-cost strategy Guardian (UserFriendly)

ECB Seen Signaling the End of Bond-Buying Program Wall Street Journal

Brexit

Six Labour MPs quit frontbench roles over key Brexit vote Sky (Kevin W)

Security row over EU Galileo satellite project as Britain is shut out Guardian

Brexit: Open thread Richard North. Important. Opens with a telling story.

Revealed: New evidence of ‘Hard Brexit svengali’ Shanker Singham’s ‘unparalleled access’ to senior government figures openDemocracy

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends setting up hedge fund branch in Ireland ahead of possible ‘hard Brexit’ Telegraph

Grenfell Tower: Commemorative events held to mark one year since fire Guardian (Biologist)

France and Italy ramp up dispute over migration Financial Times (UserFriendly)

Migrants put mafia mobsters behind bars in Palermo DW. Palermo was also one of the cities willing to take the migrant ship now headed for Spain.

113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September Telesur (Bill B)

Syraqistan

Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah BBC

Yemen – The Starvation Siege Has Begun Moon of Alabama

Nazi swastika flag flown on Australian Defence vehicle in Afghanistan Abc.net.au (Kevin W)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Apple to Close iPhone Security Loophole Used by Law Enforcement Bloomberg

A Chip in the Windshield: China’s Surveillance State Will Soon Track Cars Wall Street Journal

Tariff Tantrum

U.S. Prepares to Proceed With Tariffs on Chinese Goods Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)

Trump Transition

Trump tightens grip on GOP The Hill. We compared to a hostile takeover when he won the primary.

Judge green-lights ‘kill list’ lawsuit Politico

Thomas Frank on the Democratic Party, Their Credibility Trap, and the Beleaguered Middle Class Jesse

Obama’s retirement fail Politico (UserFriendly). Sadly not his personal retirement.

Anticipation builds for report on FBI’s Clinton probe The Hill

Under Health Law, Hospitals’ Charity Care Has Dropped Significantly California Healthline Daily Edition

Plan to split California into 3 states eligible for November ballot ABC7 (UserFriendly)

Fake News

‘Fewer people’ are using Facebook for news BBC

GM will soon have a female CFO and CEO. That’s rare CNN (Kevin W)

I was fired from the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board last week… Medium

Federal Reserve raises US interest rates again amid trade relations fears Guardian (Kevin W)

Fed hikes rates despite no inflationary signs in data Economic Policy Institute

Class Warfare

A minimum-wage worker can’t afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S. Washington Post (UserFriendly)

How Private Equity Helped Kill Toys ‘R’ Us Atlantic (Eileen Appelbaum)

#JoggerJoe charged with robbery in Lake Merritt incident East Bay Times

People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots SFGate. UserFriendly: “LOL.”

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

And a bonus video:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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