Dear patient readers,
Thanks for your kind wishes about my cat. He had what was the worst day in his life by far (five teeth removed, which means he has hardly any left, he had to have an IV in him beforehand to be hydrated enough to be put under anesthesia). I’ve never seen him remotely as upset as he was when he came back from the vet. He is sure to be in pain and is still distraught about the sutures in his mouth (which will supposedly dissolve) and his collar. I’m also having trouble getting antibiotics and painkillers into him. Both are liquid, which would normally be easy to get into him, but I can’t administer them with his collar on. So we are both very stressed out here. I did get a soft collar from the vet on the suggestion of reader Lee, and when he emerges (he’s been hiding) I hope that swapping collars will make him less miserable.
National Geographic (furzy)
Alaska Dispatch News (Kevin B)
The Verge. Dan K: “Note absence of agency in the description of the effects on the fauna: “.. it’s possible the blast throws off the receptors the animals use to navigate, disorienting them and causing them to die …”.”
Bloomberg. Before a dinner…
Telegraph. After that dinner…
Boing Boing (resilc)
BBC. Lead story as of now.
Russell Brand, YouTube (resilc)
New Cold War
George Washington (RR)
Facebook. UserFriendly: “I know, it’s Facebook, but that is the only place I’ve seen it yet.”
Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Real News Network
Washington Post (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New York Times
Vanity Fair (resilc). As Alan Dershowitz has pointed out, Trump can pardon himself.
The Hill (resilc). Translation: “Let them eat PR.”
Intercept. In Water Cooler yesterday, but worth flagging again.
Police State Watch
New York Times
Techdirt (Dan K)
Bloomberg (Ann M)
Despite backlash, this tweet is still up:
Our Sydney CEOs using virtual reality to get a glimpse of the realities faced by the people who experience this everyday.
— CEOSleepout (@CEOSleepout)
Antidote du jour (Thomas F):