Links 8/10/18 | naked capitalism

Links 8/10/18 | naked capitalism


Dear readers, Yves apologizes for the short rations of original posts and asks your forgiveness: She’s not feeling so hot.  –Jerri-Lynn

‘Drunk And Irritable’ Wasps Are Rampaging Through Britain, Experts Say KPIX5 CBS San Francisco. No, not The Onion.

Diners discover rare blue lobster at Maine restaurant, insist he be set free Bangor Daily News (The Rev Kev)

Stranger Places Nautilus. Birders, don’t miss this: In search of the yellow-billed cuckoo.

Pot for pets: U.S. federal law puts vets into a quandary Reuters. e mayer: “At least for hippie kitties, the solution would seem to be for the human waitstaff person – you know, the one often under the delusion of being the cat’s owner – get a med-pot Rx and then mix that in with a bit of catnip. or better, just grow a bit of both! Not sure if cats will eat mj leaves on their own, but one can always mix a bit of both into a little scrap ragclotth, tie it shut an let Teh poor widdle glaucoma-suffering Kitteh go to town on it.”

Burn, Baby, Burn

California wildfires: Eight images that reveal scale of devastation BBC

Aggressive wildfire threatens thousands of homes in southern California city Reuters

NATIVE TRIBES ARE TAKING FIRE CONTROL INTO THEIR OWN HANDS Wired

Down With the Philosophy Factory Jacobin

Soon, the most beautiful people in the world may no longer be human WaPo

Waste Watch

Banning Single-Use Plastics: Can Armenia Take Out the Trash for Good? Armenian Weekly

Designing the Death of a Plastic NYT David L.

The poop of 100K cows may be to blame for that deadly romaine E. coli outbreak Ars Technica

Court orders ban of top-selling pesticide, says EPA violated law, ignored scientific studies Chicago Tribune (AF)

On the anniversary of the end of the First World War, even photographs cannot speak of our true history  Independent. Robert Fisk

Crisis Retrospective

Barney Frank on His Regrets From the Great Recession New York magazine. UserFriendly: “In case you needed another reason to hate barney frank.”

This Broker Fought the Flash Boys and Got in Trouble for It Bloomberg (David L)

Turkey

ECB concerns grow over EU banks’ Turkey exposure as lira slides FT

Fake News

I Was Banned for Life From Twitter American Conservative (The Rev Kev)

Kill Me Now

As 2020 Talk Continues, Kamala Harris Is Set To Headline Martha’s Vineyard Reception BuzzFeed

Syraqistan

U.S. ‘Fine Tuning’ Of Saudi Airstrike Target List Creates Results Moon of Alabama

Yemen: Dozens of civilians killed in school bus attack Al Jazeera

The Pentagon doesn’t know if US-made bombs killed kids in Yemen Vox. Uh huh. Totally. I believe that.

Gunz

A redaction fail (and contempt?) for the Sun Sentinel Columbia Journalism Review

Russia to retaliate if Washington bans Aeroflot flights to US RT (The Rev Kev)

What Dirt Does Russia Have on Barack Obama? American Conservative. This made me chuckle.

Russia threatens to ban sale of key rocket engines to US as row over ‘obnoxious’ sanctions intensifies The Telegraph (The Rev Kev)

Brexit

Brexit: recycling a bad idea EUReferendum.com

CBI urges government to drop ‘blunt target’ on immigration numbers Guardian

Trump Transition

Banning Single-Use Plastics: Can Armenia Take Out the Trash for Good? Armenian Weekly

Designing the Death of a Plastic NYT David L.

The poop of 100K cows may be to blame for that deadly romaine E. coli outbreak Ars Technica

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Class Warfare

Banning Single-Use Plastics: Can Armenia Take Out the Trash for Good? Armenian Weekly

Designing the Death of a Plastic NYT David L.

The poop of 100K cows may be to blame for that deadly romaine E. coli outbreak Ars Technica

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India

Banning Single-Use Plastics: Can Armenia Take Out the Trash for Good? Armenian Weekly

Designing the Death of a Plastic NYT David L.

The poop of 100K cows may be to blame for that deadly romaine E. coli outbreak Ars Technica

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Antidote du jour.

And a bonus yellow-billed cuckoo video:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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