Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
ars technica. No neurotic introverts? What are they thinking?
Gray Zone Project (Kevin W)
Financial Times (Kevin W)
– ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Hill. UserFriendly:n “But how will Trump take the credit?”
Financial Times. This is huge. $250 billion of money laundering. Total failure of supervision and ethics. And this is still, as our Richard Smith points out, only <5% of Scottish limited partnerships.
Danske Bank: 3,500 obvious mailbox companies at shared addresses, 1700 filing fake accounts, 500 with moneylaundering "form". Not clear how many shellcos are UK, but UK companies were the single biggest contributor to the problem sector from 2010 onwards.
— Richard Smith (@ncsmiff)
From Politico’s daily newsletter:
HERESA MAY’S GERMAN APPEAL: Theresa May, meanwhile, has an this morning ahead of the Salzburg summit. She says the EU and Britain are close to “achieving the orderly withdrawal,” but insists she won’t budge on the Irish border. “Neither side can demand the unacceptable of the other,” she writes. This would include erecting “an external customs border between different parts of the United Kingdom — which no other country would accept if they were in the same situation.”
White smoke from Brussels? The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, declared a new willingness Tuesday to rethink the “backstop” provision that Brussels and Dublin insist is needed to prevent the recreation of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. But while the comments were clearly intended to reassure London and ease tensions, they do not necessarily indicate a fundamental shift in the EU position, .
Guardian (Kevin W). Help me.
Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Wolf Richter (EM)
New Cold War
Dances With Bears (Chuck L)
Clinton tells that she was an obstacle to Russia's plan to undermine our democracy & suggests we should be scared of the Kremlin's grand designs. The lengths these people will go to protect their privilege & deflect from their own failures is staggering, & a real threat.
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate)
Asia Times (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Intercept (Kevin W)
Washington Post (furzy)
The Hill (UserFriendly)
Poland Offers `Fort Trump’ as Name If U.S. Builds Military Base Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
James Howard Kunstler (Chuck L)
Gizmodo (Chuck L)
A no-nonsense conversation between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kerry Washington Interview (UserFriendly)
New York Times (Bill Blunden). You have to get WAY into the article to read this:
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez shot back at her critics, pointing out the obvious — that she did not buy the clothes she wore for the shoot. They were lent to the magazine for the purpose of taking pictures.
Yahoo Finance (EM)
RealClearPolitics. UserFriendl3y: “Sell off everything!”
Wolf Richter (EM)
Rolling Stone (furzy)
Antidote du jour, from Samuel C:
Life got in the way of gardening this Summer and weeds took over my tiny milkweed patch (“Purple Milkweed”; a coveted variety in my parts. Am trying to grow them for a sibling who wants eventually to sell them in a “pop-up” farmer’s market). When I recently got around to clearing out the chaos, I was greeted by a swarm of Monarch Caterpillars. There were six of them on the more damaged plant, including 3 on one leaf. The two pictured here seemed to be sparring.
And a bonus from Dan K:
Never confuse kindness as a sign of weakness.
— Farbod Saraf (@farbodsaraf)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here