PhyrOrg (Robert M)
Wired (Chuck L)
The Nation (Donna M)
San Francisco Chronicle
LifeHack (David L)
Medium. Glenn F:
Real organic farmers have been hinting at taking steps to disavow the USDA’s NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) for its inclusion of hydroponically grown vegetables into the approved-as-organic list and for not excluding CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) from the list for awhile now. It looks like a new organic project is here. The Real Organic Project will work to support real organic farming.
South China Morning Post
New Cold War
s The Saker, Unz Review (Olga, Wat). Important. A few sour notes in some asides. One of the reasons why Russia can credibly meet or beat the US in terms military-related technological superiority is that top mathematical and physics grads have been going into finance since the mid 1980s. And much of the effort deployed in Silicon Valley since the dot-bomb era has been towards technologically trivial products, like “apps” or at most surveillance, which does more to protect US elites from the riff-raff than from foreign threats. Be sure to get at least as far as the discussion of the “cruise missile in a container”.
Moon of Alabama
Army Press [Military Review, 2009] (Mirko)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Los Angeles Times
La Nouvelle Union (UserFriendly)
This is nuts: SPLC smears , and as part of some kind of made up left-fascist conspiracy orchestrated by Putin.
Comes complete with Glenn Beck diagrams.
Next up: anti-fracking activists?
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine)
Good to see SPLC took down this ugly hit piece.
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled)
Anyway, I meant what I said.
I'm done for a while.
Too much… much.
There's something happening out here that doesn't make sense to be but smells a lot like a new version of Correct the Record with more pro-union/commie stickers on the tour bus.
— Nina Illingworth (@EIWBM_Cat)
CME Group (furzy)
FAIR. UserFriendly: “Important”
J Seattle Times. Katy: “I’m disturbed by this article. On the one hand, I’m glad that the man won. But what happens when the government decides that you’re not homeless if you’re living in a car?”
Book of Life (Chuck L). Yes, this sounds familiar…
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):
And a bonus (I think Richard Smith, forgive me if not). Looks like he’s wearing gel. Our New York City subway rats (Norwegian rats) are plumper and have fluffy coats. Cute if you can get past your reflexes about them.
Rehearsing a sewer rat. On the day there will be hundreds of them.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.