Dear patient readers,
Do any of you who are good transcriptionists have some free time between now and Tuesday-Wednesday evening that you could devote to a smallish project? I have a 20 minutes of good quality audio it would help to have transcribed. This does NOT have to be perfect: two passes would do. I could do the final cleanup as needed.
Alternatively, if you could only do 10 minutes of a rush transcription, I could parse out the most important sections.
If you are game, please let me know how much you could do via [email protected] Please put “Transcription” in the subject line. Thanks a ton!
Onion (John C)
| Quetico Superior Foundation. Chuck L: “I’m suggesting this link mainly because of the troubling photos but the copy and links are worth looking at as well. It will be 64 years ago this coming summer when I made the first of nearly 30 treks into the BWCA/.Quetico roadless wilderness on the Minnesota-Ontario border.”
Motherboard (resilc). One side effect is that Silicon Valley will now be fighting Big Pharma’s effort to vastly curtail dietary supplements (there have been a lot of dodgy scare stories re vitamins, which is a proof of Big Pharma trying to get vitamins sold on via prescription, which would lead to a big increase in prices. Mind you, the Agricultural Department recommended vitamin supplements in 1938 because the soil was too depleted for consumers to get all the nutrients
Fast Company (Lawrence R)
Financial Times. Important.
New Cold War
Imperial Collapse Watch
Deep Baltic (resilc)
The Inaugural. Trump made a lot of noise on behalf of downtrodden workers, but the only part of his program that might help them is trade (and jawboning Big Pharma, but that wasn’t in the speech), and even if he delivers, the gains will be a while in coming and won’t do much for now-poor towns that lost factories. And if he goes full bore with tariff increases, you’ll see higher costs for quite a few goods in the meantime. Big talk re infrastructure but the way he wants to do it (equity tax credits) won’t add up to much and will again take quite a while to get going. Wants to cut back on NATO spending but otherwise sounded much more hawkish than when campaigning for the nomination.
BBC. Unfortunately, he was not referring to our wars.
Wall Street Journal
Ed Luce, Financial Times
Corey Robin, Harper’s. Today’s must read.
Minnesota Public Radio News (UserFriendly)
Daily Mail (resilc)
Frontline (Sid S)
Mark Thoma. Larry Summers is shocked to discover that squillionaires are opportunists.
Global Guerrillas (resilc). “Trump inverts that policy relationship. In Trump’s post cold war world, US foreign policy will be dominated by trade policy. Even national security policy will be subservient to trade policy. If trade policy is dominant, we’ll see China, Mexico and the EU (Germany) become competitors. Russia, in contrast will become an ally since it doesn’t pose a trade threat.”
Wall Street Journal
New York Times. Resilc: “This crap got them out of power in just about every state. Jobs jobs jobs and anti anti wars!!!!!!!!! is what they need.”
Shadowproof (Judy B)
Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda Report. Ouch.
2016 Post Mortem
Washington Post (furzy)
Boing Boing (resilc). The only upside is maybe this means he is not running for President.
Wonk Wire (furzy). 8% has to be low….
BBC (David L)
PBS NewsHour (martha r)
Antidote du jour. Jose M: “Calvin for President.”