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Guardian. Kevin W:
This got the blood racing. The deep waters of the Black Sea are anoxic meaning there is very little oxygen present. Thus the life forms that would normally eat those timbers cannot survive there. If a ship goes down in those seas, they can stay intact like this one to an incredible degree. The coils of rope are still there along with the bones of the monkfish being eaten by the crew at the time the ship went down. Amazing.
Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Nature (David L)
MIT Technology Review (furzy)
EcoWatch (Glenn F). .
Axios. More prevalent at higher income levels.
Business Insider (David L)
Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
The Wire (J-LS)
Shaxson: Britain owes its pre-eminence as a financial centre to the combination of a strong legal system, which stops people stealing your money, with a weak regulatory one, which allows you to steal other people’s,” From Sunday Times review..
— Ann Pettifor (@AnnPettifor)
The Times. Looks like someone woke up to the fact that leaving the EU without a new trade deal is a crashout; a transition period just allows for much better prep. So someone apparently thinks the EU will nicely give a super duper long transition period so that the UK can get things all stitched up. CETA took seven years to negotiate and another to win provisional approval. The EU won’t cut anywhere near that much slack. And a long transition period arguably violates WTO rules.
RTE. Um, this does not sound new. Has the EU managed to convince the UK this is new? All that sounds new is how this non-starter might be papered up. Or have I heard too many ideas and lost track as to which were rumors and which were sort of real?
Yorkshire Post. Whip count still short. .
City AM. Um, if the Withdrawal Agreement is 95% settled, this is supposedly settled. But now it might be retraded?
A shocked cabinet was today told no-deal Brexit may force government to own or operate lorry ferries, because freight through Dover and Channel Tunnel could fall 85% and we’d run out of vital goods, food and medicine
— Robert Peston (@Peston)
The problem, , is that May’s plan is something the EU will never accept, for good reason, and Corbyn is similarly clueless. Neither party has come to grips with the basics of trade arrangements.
New Yorker (David L)
The Hill (Bill B)
Seattle Times (JTM)
Bloomberg. This will be fun.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Forbes (David L)
Inquisitur (David L)
Benjamin Studebaker. UserFriendly: “Spot on.”
Kaiser Health News
StarTribune. UserFriendly: “I officially hate this woman.”
Lars P. Syll (UserFriendly)
The Hill (UserFriendly)
Goldman arguing that the smart money has been exiting stocks and bonds since February's volatility spike, as measured by ETF flows.
— Tracy Alloway (@tracyalloway)
Wall Street Journal
Self-driving school bus test halted in US BBC (UserFriendly) and Reuters (EM)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Are those berries down there?”
And a bonus antidote from Kevin W:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.