/Links 6/4/19

Links 6/4/19

Physicists can predict the jumps of Schrodinger’s cat (and finally save it) PhysOrg (Robert M)

NOAA Is Investigating 70 Gray Whale Deaths Along the West Coast Smithsonian (David L)

This animation shows all recorded earthquakes from 1901 – 2000 You Tube (furzy)

Analysis of 4 Million Pitches Shows How Many Mistakes Umpires Make Ponderwall (Chuck L)

How Does Earth’s Carbon Cycle Work? Smithsonian (David L)

Research group finds way to turn plastic waste products into jet fuel PhysOrg (Chuck L). But at what energy cost?

Nuclear Power Always Ready For Extreme Weather Forbes. UserFriendly: “From March, still relevant.”

China?

China’s Trade Strategy Is Written in Jade Earrings Bloomberg

China warns students, academics of risks of studying in U.S. Reuters. Resilc: “when i was at UNC I walked through the library floor by floor for a break, too hot outside. It was full of chinese students doing summer school term. Schools love them, they pay full rates out of state.”

Brexit

Emmanuel Macron says Britain should leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31st The Sun

Protest vote expected in Peterborough by-election ITV

Cast off EU ‘shackles’ and you’ll get a bumper trade deal, Donald Trump tells UK on first day of state visit The Sun. The link below raises the issue of what “bumper” means:

Donald Trump to land in UK amid rising anger over trade demands Guardian (UserFriendly). Subhead: “US ambassador’s suggestion that NHS should be ‘on the table’ in future negotiations sparks alarm.” From yesterday but the issue still stands.

Syraqistan

Eminent American Scientist: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED George Washington

Kushner: Palestinians not yet capable of governing themselves Al Jazeera. Um, one reason that Palestine enjoys so much support in the Arab worlds is that various kingdoms hired Palestinians as official advisers. They would then plead the case of their people while doing their jobs. If they had bombed as rental bureaucrats, it’s unlikely that advice of other sorts would have been listened to.

Pompeo: Jared Kushner’s Palestine plan “unexecutable;’ Kushner: Palestinians unready for Self-Rule Juan Cole (resilc)

FDD Aligned with State Department to Attack Supporters of Iran Diplomacy Lobe Log (Chuck L)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Swedish court rules not to extradite Assange for rape probe Associated Press (furzy).

Facebook Can Keep Immunity and Avoid Regulation Bloomberg

Trade

Here are the Most Interesting Items in China’s Trade White Paper – Bloomberg (resilc)

Trump’s Trade War Strategy on China and Mexico Is Easy to Grasp Bloomberg (furzy)

Trump Transition

Trump Antitrust Case Against Google Should Scare Tech Industry Bloomberg

A ‘Bridge’ to China, and Her Family’s Business, in the Trump Cabinet New York Times (UserFriendly)

If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out Nation (resilc)

Lambert: “Larry Tribe making up the rules as he goes along”:

Republican becomes first US politician to be ‘milkshaked’ with flying drink Guardian (resilc)

Legacy Democrats: The Party Abandoned You and Itself a Long Time AgoGhion Journal (Chuck L)

2020

There is hard data that shows that a centrist Democrat would be a losing candidate Salon (UserFriendly)

American History and the 2020 Election Counterpunch (resilc)

The dire problem that Bernie Sanders has to fix Politico

UserFriendly:

God I hate the Human Rights Campaign, they gladly use the suffering of black trans women to further there pro top 1% agenda. They were getting murdered way before Trump and Biden sure as shit won’t stop it.

Why 2020 Is Starting to Feel Like 2004 American Prospect (resilc). The problem is the impeachment trial is held by the Senate, and McConnell has already said the Rs will shut it down fast. What made Watergate so dramatic and devastating to Nixon was the trial, not the House vote. I came home after school and watched it every day while doing my geometry homework.

Experts prepare for 100-year flood of Democratic voter turnout in 2020 Axios (furzy)

Something happened in Iowa today that will matter in 2020 CNN (furzy)

The ‘shenanigans’ behind a federal employee’s decision to blow the whistle High Country News

Ex-Governor Rick Snyder’s Phone Seized In Flint Water Probe Associated Press. UserFriendly: “About damn time.”

Tech giants are in the crosshairs of regulators. Here’s why one of America’s biggest investors thinks the worst is yet to come. Business Insider. The full version is on my RSS feed, so try that.

Amazon Offered Job to Pentagon Official Involved With $10 Billion Contract It Sought Intercept (resilc)

UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing Defense News. Lambert: “Ha ha, how helpful.”

Old economists can teach us new tricks Financial Times

Uber’s Path of Destruction Hubert Horan, American Affairs Journal

Class Warfare

How Neoliberalism & Privatization are Driving our Crises, from Guatemala to Moscow Juan Cole

Antidote du jour. Crittermom:

Finally, something to photograph here. (Just took these)
I’m pretty sure these are Black-chinned hummingbird eggs, the only variety to visit yet this year.
Looking forward to seeing the babies soon!

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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