Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees Independent (David L)
Japan’s famous Nara deer dying from eating plastic bags Guardian (resilc)
Ross Perot’s Lasting Legacy Atlantic
UserFriendly: “LOL, he gave Bernie a sword for sticking up for vets dealing with Gulf War syndrome.”
Ross Perot was a champion for veterans’ rights and ahead of his time on disastrous trade policies. During his campaign, he explained, in depth, how he would address our national problems and spurred serious discussion. Ross Perot was a one-of-a kind American. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/qXukirfwcL
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 9, 2019
Global clean-energy spending is plummeting MIT Technology Review. UserFriendly: “But I thought the price of renewables made all other power obsolete??”
Cold water hits China’s AI industry Financial Times. Marshall:
What do we make of this?
I was particularly struck by the fact that China imports $300bn of semiconductor chips, which would seem to be a source of leverage that Trump would have, although I assume that Japan and South Korea could provide most of what the country needs today?
The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson Grayzone (UserFriendly)
The Darroch Affair Craig Murray (UserFriendly)
Holy War? Pompeo Preaches to Pro-Israel Christian Confab American Conservative (resilc)
U.S. Iran Policy Gives Me Vertigo LobeLog (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
German schools should not use Office 365 says Privacy Commissioner Office Watch (martha r)
Amazon’s Alexa will deliver NHS medical advice in the UK The Verge (Kevin W)
Appeals court dismisses Emoluments Clause lawsuit in win for Trump The Hill. Also in WC, worth not missing.
Debunking Trump’s Tariff Claims Washington Post
Trump’s July 4 event and weekend protests bankrupted D.C. security fund Washington Post (furzy)
Democrats Should Attack the Trump Economy New Republic (resilc)
AOC Is Making Monetary Policy Cool (and Political) Again New York Magazine (UserFriendly)
Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight Daily Beast (UserFriendly)
I had not realized until today how nothing about Jeffrey Epstein’s business or career makes any sense. For instance, there were only 13 billionaires in the US in 1982. https://t.co/5HP9jjS3d8 pic.twitter.com/OWMThvGWHQ
— Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) July 9, 2019
A friend puts it better than me:
“I mean the two questions about him are — where’s the money from, and wtf with the girls. It makes a lot of sense that the answer to both questions is the same.”
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) July 9, 2019
Embattled Biden ditches Rose Garden strategy Politico (UserFriendly)
Joe Biden: Protector of the Deep State Counterpunch (resilc)
Bernie Sanders is the gold standard in 2020 Baltimore Sun (UserFriendly)
Like Ariel Sharon, Elizabeth Warren Says Israeli Occupation Must End Intercept (resilc)
Airbus on course to overtake Boeing as biggest planemaker Guardian (resilc)
Kamala Harris’ sincerity problem The Week
Disaster capitalism: some doubts Stumbling and Mumbling (UserFriendly)
That’s actually 200% of the pre-BK value which seems pretty generous, but no doubt the Mt. Gox ‘baghodlers’ will be looking at things through the lens of the latest price-pump over $10K, which is spawning yet another spate of ‘To the moon, Alice!’ shill-pieces such as this one: Why bitcoin could ‘eclipse $100,000’ by the end of 2021
With Three Felony Counts Already, Did JPMorgan Chase Really Need to Own a Ship Containing 20 Tons of Cocaine? Pam Martens and Russ Martens (UserFriendly)
Did the Value of a College Degree Decline during the Great Recession? Liberty Street Economics (UserFriendly)
Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for £1,500 suits as thousands of employees are laid off RT. Kevin W: “Best line – “That awkward moment when Fielding & Nicholson tailors get mistaken for fired bankers!”
PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, and Didn’t Fix Them Wall Street Journal. WSJ broke the story.
Investment review Ruffler (Scott). Important.
Are people who make $200k middle-class? The Week (UserFriendly)
Foxconn will only create 1500 jobs, says Wisconsin governor The Verge (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Wat):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.