Buildings in Switzerland Have Cat Ladders to Help Felines Survey Their Kingdom Below My Modern Met
Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases CHEST Journal. This is very nasty. The original is written in English, and well worth a read. Here is a summary in the Guardian.
Bankrupt Coal Company Funded Climate Change Denialism The Intercept
Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Caused by ‘Microbial Corrosion,’ Report Finds NBC Los Angeles
Funds survey the wreckage of a debt-fuelled energy bust FT
Ask Slashdot: Are the Big Players In Tech Even Competing With Each Other? Slashdot (DK).
Google to Refund Advertisers After Suit Over Fraud Scheme WSJ. “Google said it wasn’t in a position to return money that had already flowed from its buying tool to third-party online ad marketplaces where publishers were selling ad space.” Shorter: “We don’t know where your money went, so we can’t return what we owe you.” Oh.
Google is now using https://t.co/4TleI15kqh to lobby. This is totally outrageous. pic..com/6NztDW1579
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 17, 2019
Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ‘creepy’ Science Daily. So developers of dark patterns are doing creepy things.
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing 737 Max Simulators Are in High Demand. They Are Flawed NYT (DK).
Ethiopian Airlines calls criticism of its pilots an effort to ‘divert public attention’ from Boeing 737 MAX flaws Seattle Times
Ministers threaten to bring down the Government rather than accept Boris as PM as poll shows him streets ahead of leadership rivals to beat Corbyn Daily Mail
Brexit: The EU looks on in ‘suspended disbelief’ RTE
‘I’ve become very isolated’: the aftermath of near-doomed QF72 Sidney Morning Herald
Trump muddies position on Iran, but tensions are easing FT
Iran and the US, a tale of two presidents Le Monde Diplomatique
How Many Damn F*cking Times Do I Have to Explain This? Power of Narrative. From an old-school blogger who saw it as it happened.
‘New York Times’ Rehires Judith Miller To Cover Escalating Iran Tensions The Onion
CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic Caitlin Johnstone (CL).
U.S. working on options to pressure Cuba and Russia out of Venezuela McClatchy
Why Venezuela’s Government and Opposition Are Finally Coming to the Negotiating Table Time. Not clear what the overlap between a government and a cabal would be.
Defending Chavez’s Project Today: A Conversation with Elias Jaua Venezuelanalysis
Code Pink used the Venezuelan Embassy as an anti-Trump prop. Now the show is over. WaPo. From the very first sentence: “Code Pink activists are all about the visuals — those pink pussy hats…” This is so, so bad. Rancid all the way through.
Revisiting the evidence: Impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela Brookings Institution
Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers Reuters
China Has Already Lost the Trade War The American Conservative
Brutal interventions in Sanpower’s debt workout show why China’s deleveraging campaign has long ways to go South China Morning Post
Ear to Ear: China’s Farming Authority Warns of Corn-Eating Pest Sixth Tone
African swine fever keeps spreading in Asia, threatening food security Science
Why Priority Should Be Given To Modernising Foodgrain Storage Swarajya
New Cold War
Transcript: Russia Without Putin Sean’s Russia Blog
Euro-Atlantic Relations in an Era of New US Isolationism Valdai Discussion Club
Donald Trump eases tariffs for allies as he focuses on China FT
Propaganda Intensifies Trade War With China Moon of Alabama
Time to Pull US Nuclear Weapons Out of Turkey Defense One
Key House Democrat says he doesn’t anticipate contempt votes this month CNN. Don’t want to offend those suburban Republicans!
DNC Finance Chair Affirms Neutrality In Response To Concerns From Bernie Sanders Allies (lol) HuffPo
The Trailer: What to make of the campaign of former senator Mike Gravel WaPo (UserFriendly).
Why Bill Clinton Has Tony Robbins on Speed Dial Inc. and but Leaked Records Reveal Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, And Former Followers Accuse Him Of Sexual Advances Buzz
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete CNBC
Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions Military Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
McMaster Uses Worn Vietnam Trope to Accuse Americans of Defeatism The American Conservative
Why capitalists hope you have a short memory The Week
Free Expression on College Campuses (PDF) Knight Foundation. n = 4,407.
The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones Scientific American. Worth a read even if you’re not a GoT fan.
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