Science Alert (DL).
Vox. Amazing numbers.
Business Insider (DK). On the report from Bernstein’s analysts, covered Friday here.
The Conversation (DL). Yves: “Key point re pedestrian vulnerability buried in here.”
Wolfgang Münchau, FT
Wrexham.com (in Wales). Over traffic, apparently. With a summary of the UK government’s “explainer document” for trialing soft and then hard border checks. UPDATE Thanks to reader Clive for the alert, I apologize for being fooled by this story on April 1. However, I’m sure readers who have been following the Brexit saga can see why I found the story completely plausible. What a time to be alive!
Editorial Board, WaPo. Oh.
Bloomberg (JT McPhee).
Evolve Politics (CL). And then there’s this:
Israeli army posted a tweet accepting full responsibility and admitting that massacre in Gaza was planned, deliberate and premeditated. Then they deleted it. made a copy.
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah)
Here is the copy.
Good to know. I saw the IDF’s Tweet go by, as did other NC readers.
NYT (PM). I don’t think much of the headline, but there’s a lot of detail in the article that Asia hands may wish to comment on.
Global Asia. “[I]n Southeast Asia, most of the defense budget is allocated to routine expenditures, particularly personnel…. Given the historical prominence of the military in the political development of Southeast Asian states, personnel spending has a ‘path-dependent’ quality vis-à-vis the defense budget.”
New Cold War
The Interpreter. From the crazed Communists at the heart of Australian’s national security establishment….
TruthDig (DG). From an international observer.
House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (Richard Smith). Richard Smith: “Unexpected entertainment: the sudden dumping on Liam Fox, who, as usual, deserves it. Note also that these guys aren’t necessarily convinced about the Putin-Salisbury connection and don’t mind saying so. Lastly it should be ‘Tallberg and Uniwell’ not ‘Torberg and Uniworld,’ mishearing by the transcriber; an extreme connoisseur’s point, admittedly.”
The Week. Another controversy that died as quickly as it blew up?
Guardian. “Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you. I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB big, which is roughly 3m Word documents…. Facebook offers a similar option to download all your information. Mine was roughly 600MB, which is roughly 400,000 Word documents.”
Black Agenda Report
Imperial Collapse Watch
Harpers. “America has not been in Afghanistan for sixteen years; it has been in Afghanistan for one year, sixteen times.” A must-read.
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Politico and Vox. On Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), which both party establishments are fighting, and which pesky voters keep demanding.
Buzz. Apparently, is gender-fluid.
Guardian (BC). A phone you can drop without risking the money you had saved for your deductible. What a concept.
Antidote du jour ():
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.