BBC. You must watch this.
Thai Visa (furzy). After ten days….But then this: BBC
NPR (David L)
Jesse. Kevin W: “That first 17-minute film clip is not to be missed. A beautiful combination of animated maps, contemporary photos and battle recreations. Best combination that I have ever seen and the music makes it sound like an ancient Homeric battle.”
BBC. Sentence is pathetic.
New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Jonathan Turley. Forgive me, but no wonder Turley is popular. You can get a daily dose of prurient interests stories in the guise of legal reporting, as in upscale Daily Mail fare.
– The Washington Post (furzy)
Stumbling and Mumbling (UserFriendly)
Revolution in Mexico. The risk domestically is that AMLO will be perceived to be a dud because he won’t be effective against the gangs and won’t be able to deliver all that much on the economic justice front because he is fiscally orthodox. And if he does manage to succeed despite that, the CIA will be after him.
Financial Times (Kevin W)
Richard Murphy (UserFriendly)
Catastrophic drought threatens Iraq as major dams insurrounding countries cut off water to its great rivers Patrick Cockburn, Independent (Bill B)
Ynet. Furzy: “Wingnutz on both sides of the ME problem….”
Politico. Text of compromise below. And yes, that is it in its entirety.
— Dorothee Bär (@DoroBaer)
Business Insider (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Bloomberg (Kevin W). Important.
Guardian (Kevin W)
Zero Anthropology. UserFriendly questions a parenthetical: “Canadian provinces don’t have free trade with each other?” Separately, a friend warned me I need to emigrate to Canada soon (as much as I’d like to, I don’t have the energy right now, and I don’t have a path in unless I am sponsored) because when Trudeau gets turfed out, immigration restrictions will tighten. Unless the Canadian real estate market tanks, of course, since they might copy Spain at the crisis low and give citizenship in return for a big enough real estate purchase (which was not all that high since the point was to prop up normal people’s home prices, but that still takes $ and a lot of fracas).
Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
Shadowproof (UserFriendly). If you really want to tear your hair….Trump should have given up Mar-a-Lago in one of his bankruptcies, but persuaded the banks he needed to keep it as part of his brand image, which had value for the other Trump properties at issue.
Next Avenue (UserFriendly)
National Conference of State Legislatures
A Huffington Post. UserFriendly: “He is in my top 10 worst Democrats list. You can thank him for all the intelligence Dems.”
Page Six. UserFriendly: “Wow, did she get in a fight in kindergarten we need to know about?” Moi: Lambert warned the establishment Dems would go hunting for every bit of dirt they could find…so this is the sort of thing they are flogging? Help me. How would Nancy Pelosi look under a microscope?
The Nation (furzy)
One wonders how many of those 5000- are junk … Yahoo Finance has a big ‘Tesla shares soar after reaching Model 3 production goal’ headline today, but TSLA shares slid relentlessly after the opening 5% pop and finished the session over 2% down. Looks like an appreciable number of shareholders decided to avoid the risk of becoming bagholders and sold into the pop.
Rolling Stone (furzy)
Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate (David L)
VeloNews. Alex V: “Some “economics” from a different field than that normally found on NC. An intriguing proposal, but assumes too much regarding trustworthiness of finance and performance of invested funds.”
New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
MPR (Brian D)
Great Recession Blog. Anyone who read the tax pros would have known the sales pitch for the tax cut was a crock. The 2004 tax holiday which allowed companies with earnings parked overseas for tax purposes to repatriate them tax free were used for stock buybacks and exec bonuses. And supply side economics has also been debunked. But as John C points out, this is still a great rant, with details on deliberately misleading PR.
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “French Bulldog’ comes to mind but I think the legs are too long, so either it’s a mix, or I’m completely wrong and it’s a breed I should know but apparently don’t. He’s cute whatever he is.”
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.