I mean, how are we supposed to take them seriously if they didn't even have the smarts to name their new currency "FaceBucks"?
— Carl O'Cthulhu (@KnaveRupe) June 19, 2019
The Real Story of How Virginia Won Amazon’s HQ2 Washingtonian. Not location, location, location. Ideology, ideology, ideology.
General Insurance Stress Test 2019 Scenario Specification, Guidelines and Instructions (PDF) Bank of England. Page 27: “Firms are requested to consider the expected impact under three different climatic states on their assets, liabilities and business models, assuming that their current insurance exposures and their investment profile remain constant.”
The many facets of UK’s Boris Johnson The Business Times. Singapore. Fun!
Is the White House Plotting an End-Run Around Congress Into Iran? The American Conservative
Report: US Planning “Massive” Airstrike On An Iranian Facility Caitlin Johnstone
White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan The Onion (RH).
The Madcap Caution of Donald Trump Politico
How John Bolton Controls The Administration And Donald Trump Moon of Alabama
Trade war drags down Asian factory employment Nikkei Asian Review
Trump Has Already Won the ‘Trade War’ The National Interest
Trump’s Trade War Is Pushing China Even Deeper Into Debt Council on Foreign Relations
Xi’s North Korea trip revives stalled US-China trade talks Nikkei Asian Review
Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds The New Yorker. Chinese science fiction.
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Another incredible aerial photo out by @appledaily_hk. Estimates swirling on FB of between 1.3 million to 2 million participants in today's protest. #反送中 #ExtraditionBill #AntiELAB pic.twitter.com/KN8FiFFEzw
— Jack Hazlewood (@JackHHazlewood) June 16, 2019
The People of Poso New Narratif
Behind the Congress Rout: A Data Debacle Economic Times
Cricket’s increasing sizzle owes much to India The Economist
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing’s Latest 737 MAX Concern: Pilots’ Physical Strength Barron’s (mirrored from WSJ). “The analysis has been further complicated because the same emergency procedure applies to the generation of the jetliner that preceded the MAX, known as the 737 NG. About 6,300 of these planes are used by more than 150 airlines globally and they are the backbone of short- and medium-range fleets for many carriers.” Hoo boy.
What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane The Atlantic
Chaos is a ladder:
"What you see as chaos, is our method … a senior official told me that," says author @alexnazaryan, of the Trump administration's operational style and structure.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) June 19, 2019
— Davian Chester (@Real_Toons) June 19, 2019
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Irvings, Canada’s robber barons Le Monde Diplomatique (MF). “The group now has its eye on the gold and copper deposits of Bald Mountain, in Aroostook county, and Maine looks set to become ‘Irving’s new colony’.” On Bald Mountain, see NC here (from 2014).
The Case Against Quantum Computing IEEE Spectrum. Maybe the quantum computing people, the fusion people, and the string theory people should all get together and raise some start-up money.
Antidote du jour (via):
The highest stick to dog ratio I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/pUALlfF61H
— Cute N Squishy (@Cute_N_Squish) June 18, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.