Yves here. This is one of those weird days when there doesn’t seem to be anything worth writing about. Rest assured, there are some things cooking but none are ready to serve.
would at best be weekend fare. Facebook and Uber’s killer car are well covered elsewhere. Gunz isn’t really an NC topic, and as much as it is a welcome to see the younger generation taking action, social media action, a day of protests, even big ones, and a correspondingly modest ask (a gun registry???) isn’t going to change much. The gun enthusiasts have already made clear that they are not moved by the spectacle of children being shot up.
Also, a very odd bleg. If any of you have access to South African court filings, please ping me at yves-at-nakedcapitalism-dot-com with “South Africa” in the headline. Thanks!
PhysOrg (Chuck L) :-(
Cracked. Robert H: “There are (usually bad) reasons for everything.”
Hollywood Reporter. Even though I hardly ever have time to go to a theater, I greatly prefer seeing movies that way (and no, I am not watching them at home as a substitute, it’s either in theater or not at all unless I am a guest and have home viewing foisted on me).
Next Web (David L)
Guardian (Kevin W). A feature, not a bug.
Finantsinspektsioon. Richard Smith: “Another crummy Baltic bank bites the dust.”
MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Guardian. Looks like he was summoned.
e Asia Times
China and Saudi Arabia Show Anti-Corruption Is Often About Seizing Power Ian Welsh (Bill B)
New Cold War
Trapped schoolchildren called their parents from burning Russian mall — to say goodbye Washington Post (Kevin W)
Foreign Policy. UserFriendly: “Kill me now.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
War is Boring. PlutoniumKun: “Detailed, jaw dropping overview.”
Israeli ex-defense minister says Trump’s new NSC adviser Bolton was pushing him to strike Iran Defend Democracy. See this and the story below. Israelis presenting negative info re Bolton.
Israel National News (Chuck L)
Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
The Hill. This issue is finally getting out of the medical ghetto.
Minnesota Public Radio News. Chuck L: “‘DCCC officials made it clear money drove their choice to back Craig….'”
Intercept (Ron A). See this part:
“For these subpoenas, it’s trivially easy for ICE or any other law enforcement agencies to issue,” explained Wessler. “They don’t require the involvement of a judge ahead of time. It’s really just a piece of paper that they’ve prepared ahead of time, a form, and they fill in a couple of pieces of information about what they’re looking for and they self-certify what they’re looking for is relevant to an ongoing investigation.”
Read the thread in this tweet:
Some context about what's going on here. TL;DR: ICE is using Facebook records to track people down. This isn't because Facebook is doing something wrong; this is legally compelled disclosure. And it highlights some common misconceptions about corporate power. 1/
— (((Yonatan Zunger))) (@yonatanzunger)
BuzzFeed. Lambert: “Note skepticism of CA efficacy. But story now much bigger than that.”
Uber’s Killer Car
Intel Newsroom. A marketing piece, but a lot of good info on driverless car tech and some simulations of the Uber murder by car.
Los Angeles Times (Kevin W). We flagged last week the mention in one of the stories that the lack of any braking suggested the Volvo safety system had been turned off.
Ouch. Mobileye ran the low-quality dash cam footage from the Uber crash through their ADAS system, which was able to identify the pedestrian even without the lidar/radar/full camera data
— Tom Randall (@tsrandall)
Project Syndicate (David L)
Le Soir. Taxi strike in Brussels.
Antidote du jour. . Bighorns are baaack.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here