/Links 6/7/19

Links 6/7/19

Watch an elephant ‘count’ simply by using its sense of smell Science

Little legal recourse for astronomers concerned about Starlink Space News

Global bond market has biggest inflows in over four years FT

Machinery sector falls fastest in Asia sector PMI in May Nikkei Asian Review

This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace Ars Technica. “This is by our count the 13th Google shutdown this year… Increasingly, Google users are having the perfectly functional tools they rely on taken away on a whim.” Odd.

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years NYT

GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet (PDF) US Department of Energy. “The GeoVision analysis determined that the market potential for [Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP)] technologies in the residential sector is equivalent to supplying heating and cooling solutions to 28 million households, or 14 times greater than the existing installed capacity. This potential represents about 23% of the total residential heating and cooling market share by 2050.”

Florida sugar companies hit with lawsuit to halt the controversial practice of burning sugarcane The New Food Economy. Third World stuff…


Most EU governments back another Brexit delay, says EU source: The Times Reuters. Second time as farce, third time as…?

Boris Johnson’s tilt at the Tory leadership gains momentum FT


Neither Israel’s nor Germany’s Slide Into Fascism Was Accidental Haaretz

Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown Reuters


In latest move likely to goad Beijing, US defence department puts Taiwan on a list of ‘countries’ South China Morning Post

Google warns of US national security risks from Huawei ban FT

Huawei’s PR Campaign Comes Straight From the Party’s Playbook Foreign Policy

African Swine Fever Is Spreading Fast and Eliminating It Will Take Decades Bloomberg


Day Zero in India Looming For Millions Weather Underground

Rs 1389-crore poll cash puzzle in Calcutta The Telegraph (J-LS).

Queen Harish, India’s ‘Dancing Desert Drag Queen’ (obituary) The Wire (J-LS).

New Cold War

Who Will Build the New World Order? Russian International Affairs Council


Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source The Hill. Lol.

House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution NYT

Cover Ups and Truth Tellers Counterpunch

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube’s Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech Common Dreams

Trump Transition

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’ WaPo

How Payday Lenders Spent $1 Million at a Trump Resort — and Cashed In Pro Publica

The Making of the Military-Intellectual Complex The New Republic (TY).


Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day The White House. Trump finally has a Nooners-level speechwriter.

Russia to West: D-Day wasn’t decisive in ending World War Two Reuters

D-Day And The Myth That The U.S. Defeated The Nazis Moon of Alabama


Festival of Biden:

Biden’s Climate Plan: Much More than Natural Gas, But Still Natural Gas Paste

Biden drops support for Hyde Amendment restricting abortion funding after criticism NBC (Furzy Mouse: “He’s waffling”).

When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists The Nation

Democrats in Disarray

Democratic Chiefs of Staff Coached on Schmoozing With Lobbyists at Retreat Ryan Grim, The Intercept. Oh.

Health Care

Single-Payer Reform—”Medicare for All” JAMA. “Halfway measures are politically attractive but economically unworkable. The $11 559 per capita that the United States spends on health care could provide high-quality care for all or it can continue to fund a vast health-managerial apparatus—it cannot do both.” Makes one class aspect crystal clear.

Police State Watch

Video shows now-indicted Cuyahoga County Jail supervisor pepper-spray inmate strapped in chair Cleveland.com

Virginia Teen Was Detained and Prosecuted for Saying ‘Oink Oink’ to Cop The Appeal

Why Public Spaces Are Critical Social Infrastructure Governing

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming Education Week

Guillotine Watch

Scoop: Warriors fan who shoved Raptors player is a part owner Axios

Class Warfare

A Cross-Atlantic Plan to Break Capital’s Control Jacobin

Vox Media Employees Walk Out On Final Day Of Union Bargaining HuffPo

Americans May Be Strapped, But the Go-To Statistic Is False Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos explains why he’s trying to colonize the moon: ‘We need to go to the moon to save the Earth’ Business Insider

Purpose in Life Protects Against Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults Science Direct. N = 11,557.

Antidote du jour (via):

ars technica

Bonus antidote:

Don’t try this at home.

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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