The Intercept. Naomi Klein.
Times Literary Supplement
Moon of Alabama
Independent. Robert Fisk.
American Conservative. Yes, I know this is Pat Buchanan.
Democrats in Disarray
Kill Me Now
Reuters. Don’t tell me he’s testing the waters too.
NYT. Gretchen Morgenson.
Police State Watch
Columbia Journalism Review
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
International Business Times
Irish Times (martha r). Despite the warnings, the poor may not be able to flee….
Tampa Bay Times (martha r)
Independent. Patrick Cockburn. The deck: Because of an over-focus on empty gestures and a queasiness about money, the response to natural disasters in the US is all too often inadequate. The army and the National Guard are on standby in South Florida – but if Hurricane Andrew taught us anything, it’s that they aren’t as much use as you’d think
Houston City Councilman Dave Martin, who represents hard-hit Kingwood, had a message for the public about the American Red Cross.
“I beg you not to send them a penny,” he said at Wednesday’s council meeting. “They are the most inept unorganized organization I’ve ever experienced.”
And, reader BC writes:
If you have been following the adjustments to the predicted track of Hurricane Irma, you will know that it’s predicted track has shifted substantially westward. Several days ago, it appeared to be headed straight towards Miami. Many predictions had variances along a more eastward trajectory. If you are a ship at sea, these predictions are often the the basis of bets you place your life on.
Over the past days and hours, I have been monitoring how sea traffic and air traffic have changed due to Hurricane Irma. For sea traffic there is an app called MarineTraffic that collects the transponder beacons of all large ships globally. The change in Irma’s track seems to have horrifying ramifications for three cruise ships that all had been in the Miami path of the storm and chose to steam at full speed to the west. Using the app you can also verify the paths of each. There are three cruise ships that are in great danger from Irma seen below (in blue) in a capture made at 7pm Eastern time.
God speed and prayers to all souls onboard.
Jerri-Lynn here: The three ships are: , , and .
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.