Yves here. Lambert and I for the last week or so have both noticed how odd the news flow is. At least in the US, the grist for commentary has gotten very thin. It’s as if this were late August, not October.
Reuters (David L)
KTVU. EM” “Very smart in his unusual choice of safe place … He saved the disabled woman from whom he was caregiver and her cat, but lost his dog. :(“. Moi: I hope the media coverage leads them to get some donations.
ESO. UserFriendly: “More than just a press release.”
Inverse News (David L)
Mirror Online (Brian C)
Politico (Richard Smith)
Times of Malta (Richard Smith)
Her last tweet:
That crook Schembri was in court today, pleading that he is not a crook
— Daphne's blog (@dcgblog)
Asia Times. Resilc: “And I could win Powerball.”
New York Magazine. Reslic:
1. Do not create more refugees
2. See number 1
Guardian. Here we see yet another repeat of Greece, which I think can be generalized into a Rule of Negotiations: If two sides do not have an overlap in their bargaining position, more interaction makes their interpersonal relations worse.
Politico. Lambert ran this link yesterday, but I wanted to make an observation or two. The fact that the Brexit boosters are even having this conversation reflects their continuing refusal to accept basics. I’m simplifying but not by much: he EU has said over and over and over again that if the UK is going to have to have access to the Single Market, it has to accept all sorts of things it does not like, which EU leaders have enumerated. If you are going to have seamless trade with the EU, you have to accept EU rules. Harmonization does not happen on a real-time basis. So you have to accept EU law, and that includes the jurisdiction of EU courts on relevant matters. This is not hard to understand, save the UK wants not just a pony but a herd of ponies, a stable, and staff too.
Read the entire tweetstorn:
1. Thread on the state of Brexit
The main reasons that I once thought Article 50 would never be notified were the very problems UK now has.
— Law and policy (@davidallengreen)
Guardian. Note that “transition deal delay” assumes there is a transition deal to be had.
American Conservative. Resilc: “Armed tribes in a fake country, what could go wrong?”
Sic Semper Tyrannis. Resilc: “The USA USA refugee generation machine.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
– The Washington Post
LEDs Magazine (Glenn F)
Imperial Collapse Watch
War Is Boring. JTM:
A giant F— YOU to us mopes. How stupid do they think we are? “Concurrency orphans,” indeed. Well, the canopy on the 30-year-old F-16 up on the pedestal at a local park is yellowing from the Florida sun– an “unconcurrent F-35 would shore look swell up thar, give us peasants a view of what America stands for…
The Hill. So does Hillary. Quite the pair.
Politico. No doubt the feeling is mutual.
Los Angeles Times
Raw Story (furzy)
Raw Story (furzy)
Raw Story (furzy). Let us not forget that John Podesta is also big on UFOs….
Hillary Channels Nora Desmond
9News. Mark Ames (who remember had to leave Russia after Putin came to power and is a regular critic) says the reason Wikileaks doesn’t as much material from Russia as it does in English (see Caitlin Johnstone on Wikileaks dumps from Russia) is that Wikileaks has competitors in Russia, where the material can be vetted by Russian language speakers who also know the terrain (something Assange lacks). Assange can’t publish what he isn’t given.
Caitlin Johnstone (nippersdad)
. Bill C: “Nobody cares…..except for HRC.” Moi: And her paid retainers. BTW Johnstone above shows this list is not complete…
Loss Newsweek (Oregoncharles)
London Review of Books (guurst)
FASB. Letter to the Senate. Quite the shot across the bow. But it may be intended to help lobbying against the Big Bad Eu, which in fact is na ga be moved by things like this.
Dean Baker (Livuis Dursus)
Business Insider. I don’t discount the possibility that a deal might get done, but I’ve never seen a remark like this apropos an investment under negotiation this long: “’We are waiting at the moment on what is going to transpire with the price,’ Huffington said Monday. ‘It’s all about the price.'” HUH? This is letter of intent stage stuff. They’ve been at this for four months and still don’t know if they are on the same page as regards the most important term?
Bloomberg. The Taylor rule has been discredited but that won’t stop him from pushing him model on the Fed…
TruthOut (Richard R)
Economic Policy Institute
Lee Camp, YouTube
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Say Don, when did you get those cool Halloween costumes for the cats?”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.