Fisherman gets shock as he reels in ‘dinosaur-like’ fish with huge eyes Sky News
Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic Science
Private equity returns are not all they seem FT
Private Equity Tries to Protect Another Profit Center Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, CEPR
Brexit secretary raises possibility of standstill transition deal FT
Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker BBC. I may have lost the plot here, but:
David Cameron calling a referendum pic..com/Rp8UFi4x5p
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 15, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn could leak classified US intelligence to Russia and Iran if he becomes prime minister, think tank warns Donald Trump Daily Mail
France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal: lawyers Deutsche Welle
Oil prices soar after attacks halve Saudi output FT (KW).
Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack AP
Its Lifeblood Attacked, What Are Saudi Arabia’s Options Now? Bloomberg
Brazen drone strikes lead to questions about Saudi air defense Jerusalem Post
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian drones launched from Iraq carried out attacks on Saudi oil plants Middle East Eye. Source: “a senior Iraqi intelligence official.”
A coordinated drone attack has knocked out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply Technology Review. A round-up.
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Afghan peace talks: Trump tweets, Taliban fights Le Monde Diplomatique
Kabul Relieves Traffic Congestion By Creating Car Bomb Lane Duffelblog (KW).
Trump Called Out ‘Where’s My Favorite Dictator?’ When Looking for Egyptian President at G7 Rolling Stone. Trump says the quiet part out loud again.
Last Time a Jewish State Annexed Its Neighbors, It Disappeared for 2,000 Years Foreign Policy (Re Silc).
How Ultra-Orthodox Perks Set Israel Election Agenda Bloomberg
List of drone recent drone stories. Thread:
So, just to recap, in the last couple of days:
— Arthur Holland Michel (@WriteArthur) September 14, 2019
Tear gas, water cannon vs. bricks and Molotovs after thousands defy protest ban on Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Free Press
View of the Hong Kong protests from the Mainland. Thread:
My good friend, an old man, just returned from a visit to his hometown in Guangdong, where he knows everyone. He's got the gift of the gab & manages to get most people to open up to him. There are few better at gauging the vox populi.
— Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗 (@KongTsungGan) September 16, 2019
Not clear why the average Chinese worker would back liberal democracy in Hong Kong in any case; maybe less corruption? Is that case being made?
China’s slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low Reuters
Chinese village produces 60% of world’s oil painting replicas Nikkei Asian Review
Thai Belt and Road project bumps into finance and liability issues Nikkei Asian Review
Venezuela’s opposition says Norway-mediated dialogue with Maduro ‘is finished’ Reuters
Trump grew weary of Bolton’s push for military force against Venezuela McClatchy
The Gospel of Oil Boston Review (TH).
Are Trumpians or Boltonians in charge? Lowy Institute
Brett Kavanaugh is hit with a fresh sexual misconduct allegation from his time at Yale in the 1980s amid claims the FBI did NOT investigate the incident before his contentious confirmation Daily Mail
Wichita police, State Department investigated burglary of Pompeo’s storage units McClatchy. Odd.
The Spy Who Failed Scott Ritter, Consortium News
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
‘If I Happen to Fall out of a Window, You Can Be Sure I Was Pushed’ (interview) Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel
Understanding Snowden’s options. Thread:
With @Snowden book coming out, I'm hearing multiple respected people in the industry say "the domestic programs were wrong, I just don't agree with how he released the data." I get where these people are coming from, but let's examine why this is a hollow argument. 1/
— Jake Williams @IANS Chicago (@MalwareJake) September 15, 2019
The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner Craig Murray. Assange.
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes NYT. “The committee recommends flipping the reporting lines, so that top engineers report primarily to Boeing’s chief engineer, and secondarily to business unit leaders.” Good to see that the Board is not completely supine. Nonetheless, see the final paragraphs on PowerPoint.
India plans to conduct its own checks on Boeing 737 MAX jets Seattle Times
U.A.E. Doesn’t Expect Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again This Year Bloomberg
‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol’s Morale Crisis NYT
A « pure » MMT? MMT France
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed NYT. A heartwarming story, where after the mines closed and deaths of despair soared, women joined the workforce to work doing treatment for opioids and workplace injuries. So everything’s going according to plan. Interestingly, the Letcher County of the story is the site of the Trillbillies podcast.
Kaiser healthcare workers plan for nation’s largest strike since 1997 Salon
46,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America’s biggest automaker CNN
Corruption Cases in the Auto Workers Complicate Bargaining Labor Notes
Is the US Economy Having an Engels’ Pause? The Conversable Economist. Yes, that Engels.
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.