The Microbiologists’ Warning Nature Microbiology
Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away NYT. Just as soon as we get the quantum computers up and running…
Spoiler alert, a scoop:
Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back NYT. “Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the [senior administraiton] official said.” Probably couldn’t cope going through the “Donald Trump became President” coverage a second time.
And the the build-up to the (anti-?)climax:
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The two-state solution is dead. Let us take the obvious and humane path forward Mike Gravel, Mondoweiss
Jeremy Hunt narrowly finishes second, as Boris Johnson storms to victory in final ballot The New Statesman. One more round to go.
EU leaders fail to agree on new leadership slate during summit FT. “Fractious.”
Measuring the masses Reuters
US or China? Why Washington might not like Southeast Asian nations’ response South China Morning Post
Addressing America’s Operational Shortfall in the Pacific War on the Rocks
Indian cities are running out of water World Economic Forum (DL). Not just Chennai….
I’m a Jewish historian. Yes, we should call border detention centers “concentration camps.” Vox. Yves: “I suspect the border camps are worse than the internment centers for the Japanese in WWII but I haven’t dug to be sure.”
How cut-rate SoBe hostel launched Jerry Falwell Jr. ‘pool boy’ saga, naked picture hunt McClatchy. Pass the popcorn.
Festival of Sanders:
Bernie Sanders ‘doesn’t have a clue’ — Leon Cooperman says a lurch left in 2020 could hurt stocks CNBC. A billionaire investor.
The Ruling Class Will Not Tolerate the Sanders-Led Assault on Austerity Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report (nippersmom).
Bernie Sanders’ Vision of Democratic Socialism Makes Both Sides Nervous The Real News Network
Via Richard Smith, from Nicholas Shaxson of Treasure Islands fame, a thread:
Facebook's plan to create a global currency are insane and must be resisted. Ten good reasons: (1/)https://t.co/9CokRM8cL6
— Nicholas Shaxson (@nickshaxson) June 20, 2019
Boeing 737 MAX
Imperial Collapse Watch
The American Room Medium. From 2014, still germane.
Understanding Microsleep — When Our Minds Are Both Asleep and Awake Discover. One good reason for two pilots on board.
The Sameness of Cass Sunstein TNR. Good clean fun.
Around the world, people likelier to return wallets with more cash Agence France Presse
Antidote du jour (via):
And an anti-antidote:
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 19, 2019
The land of Oz!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.