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.
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…?
In latest move likely to goad Beijing, US defence department puts Taiwan on a list of ‘countries’ South China Morning Post
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
Cover Ups and Truth Tellers Counterpunch
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.
D-Day And The Myth That The U.S. Defeated The Nazis Moon of Alabama
Festival of Biden:
Biden drops support for Hyde Amendment restricting abortion funding after criticism NBC (Furzy Mouse: “He’s waffling”).
Democrats in Disarray
Democratic Chiefs of Staff Coached on Schmoozing With Lobbyists at Retreat Ryan Grim, The Intercept. Oh.
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
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Purpose in Life Protects Against Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults Science Direct. N = 11,557.
Antidote du jour (via):
— Chad Mortensen (@mortchad) June 4, 2019
Don’t try this at home.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.