Independent. Unfortunately, a Google search on “Why was the badger angry?” turns up nothing. Many reasons, I suppose…
(PDF) Dreaming, Vol 27(3), Sep 2017, 206-231. More coverage: Science Alert (DL). “The MILD technique” sounds like something I should try at home!
Current Biology. “The canonical drivers of population genetic structure, or spatial genetic variation, are isolation by distance and isolation by environment…. Here, we present evidence for an additional, novel process that we call isolation by navigation, in which the navigational mechanism used by a long-distance migrant influences population structure independently of isolation by either distance or environment.” Like cell phones?
New York Post. David Buckel. The only venue I can find that put what Buckel was protesting about in the headline? The New York Post [shaking my head].
Investopedia (EM). Yves: “Wellie, the IRS could have a lot of fun if it wants to!”
FT. “Spring time for Wall Street…” [hums].
Splinter News. Including Resistance hero Beto O’Rourke. Naturally.
Lloyd’s Loading List
Obsessively curated worst-of-the-worst hot takes:
The Middle East Correpondent for the New York Times (, the tweet having been deleted):
“Coolest photo.” A classic example of . This was a bad tweet, and for making it.
Consultant and Democratic Strategist [caps in ], former Deputy National Press Secretary and Senior Spokesperson at Hillary for America:
I'd like to congratulate Susan Sarandon
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson)
The aptronymic Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning in the Clinton State Department:
I believe that the US, UK, & France did the right thing by striking Syria over chemical weapons. It will not stop the war nor save the Syrian people from many other horrors. It is illegal under international law. But it at least draws a line somewhere & says enough.
— Anne-Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM)
Virtue signaling über alles?
The House Minority Leader:
The latest chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people was a brutally inhuman war crime. Yet one night of airstrikes is no substitute for a coherent strategy.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi)
Oh, a coherent strategy. Gotcha. Maybe ask Obama and his Secretary of State, author of the Libyan debacle? Presumably, if we had a strategy and just misplaced it, they know where to find it.
The President of the United States:
— Ernie Tedeschi (@ernietedeschi)
I can’t figure out whether Trump is just , or owning Bush.
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Moon of Alabama
Agence France Presse
. From 2017, still germane.
AP. Documents said to be from an unnamed Swiss Lab working with OPCW.
Adam Davidson, The New Yorker. Big if true.
National Review. Actual analysis, as opposed to Davidson’s froth. From the National Review, but it’s a funny old world.
The American Conservative. “Democrat John Edwards was prosecuted (later acquitted) for soliciting and spending nearly $1 million in his 2008 presidential campaign to conceal his affair with Rielle Hunter, so this is not a crime normally brushed under the rug.”
Democrats in Disarrray
Politico. One, two, many .
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Verge. I’m gotta change over…
Imperial Collapse Watch
Air Force Times
Duffel Blog. I’m thinking that, in the last days of the U.S.S.R., jokes were a more accurate indication of public opinion than surveys…
FT. Interestingly, the article doesn’t explain.
NYT. Stephen A. Schwarzman. “For starters, the public school should be renamed in his honor. A portrait of him should be displayed prominently in the building. Spaces at the school should be named for his twin brothers [, Kim Il-Schwarzman and Kim Jong-Schwarzman]. He should have the right to review the project’s contractors and to sign off on a new school logo.”
The Hill (UserFriendly). Good to see liberal Democrats and their media organs all over this. Oh, wait…
The Investigative Fund
Otaquest. “If you assumed that artificial intelligence itself couldn’t run for mayor, you’re absolutely not wrong; that just happens to be where things get truly interesting. The two-person team pushing [“candidate”] Michihito Matsuda consists of both Tetsuzo Matsumoto, the vice president of mobile provider Softbank ($74 billion revenue), and former Google Japan representative Norio Murakami.” Rather like William Gibson’s Idoru.
The Fashion Law. Influencers, rather like Magda in Gibson’s Pattern Recognition.
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