Dear patient readers,
Sorry for the lack of original posts. A lot of administrativa hit at once.
Guardian (Kevin W)
Our Richard Smith, a glider himself, was impressed. But the pilot here is shaking from the cold! Gah!
It's been one remarkable season for Perlan Mission II. Why do we do this? Here's why …
— Perlan Project (@PerlanProject)
Huffington Post (UserFriendly)
Fredrik deBoer (UserFriendly). This is very well reasoned but…stigmatization for appearance starts WAY before adulthood and becomes internalized. I work very
— Richard Smith (@ncsmiff)
London Review of Books
Today there is perhaps more hope but there is surely less and less time. On the Irish question and the framework for economic cooperation the UK’s proposal needs to be reworked.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident)
Bloomberg. Vlade flags:
“There is a unanimous — almost unanimous — view around the table that we would like the almost impossible to happen, that the U.K. has another referendum,” Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told BBC Radio on Thursday. “I don’t know what the result would be.”
Even though as vlade points out that sounds like if someone in the UK came in with the referendum, EU would (at least very seriously consider) accommodating the A50 schedule for it to be run. Problem is May had ruled it out and the Tories are not voting themselves out of office.
Breaking: Irish source says Theresa May indicated during this morning's bilateral meeting with Leo Varadkar that she does not believe it is possible that a deal on the Irish backstop can be reached in time for the October European Council. [thread]
— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE)
New Statesman (UserFriendly)
New Cold War
Washington Post (furzy)
Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
VentureBeat. Predicted by Matt Stoller here in 2012. I hope this business suffers a speedy and costly death.
New York Times (UserFriendly)
National Law Journal (J-LS)
Common Dreams. UserFriendly: “HUGE!!!”
Wall Street Journal
Data For Progress (UserFriendly)
FAIR. Quelle surprise!
Current Affairs (UserFriendly). Political scientist Tom Ferguson is well along on a granular analysis of voters who flipped from Obama in 2012 to Trump. The data overwhelmingly show it was economic issues that led to the change.
In case you missed it, the GoFundMe account in question was for $50,000 to treat his cancer. Much derision over HRC not writing a check:
Tyrone Gayle, the man from the GoFundMe account that HRC tweeted, is CURRENTLY PRESS SECRETARY.
— Baartman's Revenge (@honey_of_life)
BBC. Appalling story.
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street on Parade (UserFriendly)
RT (Kevin W)
The Verge (Kevin W)
Huffington Post (UserFriendly). Ugly generational war claims….sounds like mistaking older “let them eat training” 10%ers for older people generally.
Wolfgang Streeck (witters)
Washington Post (Kevin W)
The Conversation (J-LS)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “This pup loves sitting with it’s owner while riders in training are advised at the Seahorse Riding Club in Rolling Hills Estates, California. The dog, Bella, a ‘petite Pibble,’ is alert but calm as horses trot within a couple of feet of her—note the nearby hoof.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.