electrek. I worked in many factories, back in the day, and never once encountered a fire; supports my view that the Tesla shop floor is a hell-hole.
BBC. Hard to beat the Kalishnikov brand, but the styling is a bit… Soviet.
South Florida Business Journal. “Krull admitted that he helped private clients from Venezuela embezzle about $600 million from Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), a state-owned oil company.” E. Mayer: “Perhaps this sort of insider-looting explains at least part of Venezuela’s financial woes.”
(PDF) The Financial Oversight & Management Board of Puerto Rico. Lengthy.
Lloyd’s Loading List. : Roll-on, roll-off trucks.
TRNN (parts and ).
New Cold War
Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Valdai Discussion Club
Black Agenda Report (GF).
PBS. , so he’s in good company with Brennan, et al. That said, he makes this argument: “The election law says that a payment for the purpose of affecting an election has to be reported and is limited for a person other than the candidate to $2,700 and a little bit. It’s the purpose. If there is a dual purpose, including protecting his reputation, then it’s not considered a campaign contribution. [I]f you make a contribution that serves a dual purpose, then it is not, I believe, covered by the statute. And that statute is read narrowly.”
Buzz (Richard Smith).
Los Angeles Times
Democrats in Disarray
Reuters. : “The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support [Medicare for All] along with 52 percent of Republicans.” However, the whole piece is worth a read for insight into the various backers I’ve been tracking: Our Revolution, Brand New Congress, Justice Democrats, etc.
Moon of Alabama. In fact, what the strategists want is fringe.
Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Credit Slips. Yikes.
Political Violence at a Glance
(PDF) Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy
The Lancet. From the conclusion: “Our results show that the safest level of drinking is none.”
Antidote du jour ():
This little fella taking a ride on my lawnmower. I took it off and it climbed back on.. Enjoying the vibration. 🐌
— . (@FreeSpirit_444)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.