Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen,
vlad: “thought this might happen – this type of diving is in effect committing a suicide by statistics. It’s inherently massively risky – you can reduce, but not eliminate the risks, so more dives = more deaths. In this situation, there’s also a risk that people get complacent (about the dives) and fail to concentrate, which is deadly.
The lack of air in the cave can have nothing with the death, as the tank would have to be filled outside the cave, so in a way the article is a big red herring (implicitly tying the death with the air in the cave).
That said, it’s possible that CO2 levels in the cave are raising too. If they weren’t thinking about increased O2 consumption by all that activity (which it looke like they weren’t), I hope they do think now about CO2 before someone else dies of that (CO2 scrubbing is an extremely simple and known technology).”
The Wire. Good luck with that project.
NBC News (furzy)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Only in America
National Law Journal
Gothamist. So very, very sorry to miss this! Note the ticket prices.
Foreign Policy in Focus
Moon of Alabama
Independent. Patrick Cockburn. Second in a series, Iraq After Isis.
s American Conservative
NHS at 70
Independent. Robert Fisk.
BBC (The Rev Kev)
LA Times (The Rev Kev)
FCPA blog. More mere costs of doing business.
Columbia Journalism Review
FT (David L)
Pajamas Media (JAM)
Antidote du jour.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.