/Links 6/6/19

Links 6/6/19

Dolphins Rescue an Exhausted Dog Drowning in Florida Canal in the Most Incredible Way Epoch Times (David L)

Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar Associated Press (David L)

Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel – at less than half the weight PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Arms race.”

Drinking unsalted tomato juice has surprising impact on cholesterol Slashgear


Tiananmen Square & the March into the Institutions Chuǎng. Lambert: “Don’t know the source and the funding.”

Resentment takes hold in China over trade war Asia Times (resilc)

Fiat Walks Away From Renault Talks, Blaming French State Bloomberg. Li: “Somebody noticed that the French govt would be on the board.”

New Cold War

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping talk Russia-China relations DW


The Trump Administration’s Iran Fiasco Foreign Policy. Dan K: “I’m not qualified to parse this for accuracy or omission, but had noted the MEK efforts and connections for some time.”

What Is Russia’s Game in U.S.-Iran Standoff? LobeLog (resilc)

How US “good guys” wiped out an Afghan family Bureau of Investigative Journalism (resilc)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Amazon Shows Off New All-Electric Prime Air Drone That Will Start Delivering Packages ‘Within Months’ GeekWire. If you think they are just delivering packages, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. I hope they are used for target practice in gun-owning neighborhoods.

Imperial Collapse Watch

Is Bolton Trashing Yet Another Arms Control Agreement? Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)


Trump unimpressed with US-Mexico trade talks BBC

US and Mexico officials fail to agree on deal to avoid tariffs Financial Times

Anxious GOP seeks to delay Trump’s Mexico tariffs The Hill

US-Mexico Trade is Dominated by the Auto Industry Big Picture

Trump Transition

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite. ProPublica (resilc)

Donald Trump Is The Most Honest US President Of All Time Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)

Health Care

Health Care Remains Burdensome for Families RealClearPolitics (UserFriendly)

Do Democrats Actually Want to Make Drugs Cheaper? New Republic

Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez: $10 trillion needed for effective climate plan The Hill (UserFriendly)

Climate change policy: Oregon is poised to cap economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions Vox


Polls flash 2020 warning for Trump The Hill v. 2020 Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win a second term CNN (furzy)

Biden infuriates abortion-rights groups with Hyde stance The Hill. UserFriendly: “Oh, good. Cause screw poor people.” Moi: This is not going to go over well with some/many Hillary voters. For older women, getting abortion rights was correctly seen as a huge deal because they had heard what it was like before then.

Chuck L: “Another loop of the Democratic Party death spiral. Sadly the DNC’s taking the rest of us with them.”

Biden girds for clash with Trump over China Politico. LW: “This is how Trump wins a second term….”

Warren’s Astonishing Plan for Economic Patriotism American Prospect (resilc)

Warrior-Mayor Pete’s Sanctimonious Chest Thumping American Conservative (Li). In Water Cooler but too good to miss. I can hear it now….Driver Pete? Or will it be Chauffeur Pete?

Buttigieg did all of six months in 2014 as a reservist deep inside Bagram Airfield, mostly as a personal driver for his boss, locked and loaded inside a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is unlikely he ever ate a cold meal in Afghanistan.

Media blockade on progressives is helping rig the Democratic primaries again The Hill (UserFriendly)

Blue Dogs call on Democratic leaders to abide by pay-go rule The Hill

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide Caitlin Johnstone (Glenn C)

Fact-Checking Website Snopes Is Locked In a Nasty Legal Dispute Seattle Times

The Opioid Crisis Is Killing Trees Too Atlantic (David L)

EV Sales Are Set To Soar 540% SafeHaven

737 Max

US airlines are bumping more travelers as Boeing 737 Max planes grounded CNBC

Inside the Effort to Fix the Troubled Boeing 737 MAX Wall Street Journal. Boeing embeds a WSJ reporter…..at the instigation of American Airlines.

Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the Economy New York Magazine (resilc)

Microsoft is making Xbox body wash Verge (Dr. Kevin)

Zuckerberg classmate launches attack in front of MPs BBC (David L)

The Coalition Out to Kill Tech as We Know It Atlantic (resilc)


Surveillance video shows shooting at Airbnb house party ABC

Local teen severely injured after falling 14 feet from balcony News 10

West Covina shooting at house party leaves 1 dead, 3 others injured  ABC 7

Gunfire reported during party at La Jolla mansion ABC 10 San Diego

Wild party causes major damage for Tempe Airbnb homeowner AZ Family

Midtown neighbors want Airbnb shut down after shooting KSHB 41

Class Warfare

Bernie Sanders confronts Walmart executives at meeting CNN

Urban Rural Spatial Inequality Is Getting Worse CityLab (resilc)

Overdose crises lowering life expectancy: Statistics Canada Globe and Mail (resilc)

Antidote du jour. More of Chet’s snapping turtles:

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

And a bonus. I can’t find who supplied this in Links, so please take a bow in comments and I’ll update the post to credit you:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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