‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed Guardian. Resilc: “Burn, baby, burn.”
‘It’s getting warmer, wetter, wilder’: the Arctic town heating faster than anywhere Guardian (UserFriendly)
The perilous politics of climate change Financial Times (David L)
The Mycelium Revolution Is Upon Us Scientific American (David L)
This Fungus Eats Polyurethane Sierra Club
The Modern Farmer Guide to Small-Space Gardening Modern Farmer (furzy)
This is over my pay grade. The tweetstorm below shows all the windows in the ground floor of LegCo were broken and officials love to use property destruction as an excuse for a crackdown. On the other, the turnout across Hong Kong appears to be huge. How do you put down protests if they rise to the level of say 25% of the population?
HK riot police forced to retake city legislature Financial Times
From yesterday, but amazing shots and clips of a day’s action that culminated in the storming and occupation of LegCo:
The lower Harcourt Rd line is *really* close to the cops now. They dont really have the numbers yet, but they might be ready to go for it. pic.twitter.com/y8baCPIkc5
— Hong Kong Hermit (@HongKongHermit) June 30, 2019
There is immense anger in #HK. At the HK govt & police, at the CCP. Many are like the Legco prodemocracy members in their attitude to the youth: They don’t agree with all their actions but they’re sympathetic.
— Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗 (@KongTsungGan) July 1, 2019
Hope for a Breakthrough in Korea Ray McGovern, ConsortiumNews
Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal Associated Press
Imagine the international outcry if Putin, Assad or Maduro deliberately bombed a sovereign country in the middle of the night, killing 16 people, including children and a baby.
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) July 1, 2019
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
— Matthew Brennan (@mbrennanchina) June 30, 2019
Amazon introduces computer vision into warehouses Financial Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
A top US Navy engineer says the fleet needs to get out and bust the rust Defense News. Resilc: “Send to some Bengali shipbreakers and save the cash.”
My Customers Don’t Pay Trump’s Tariffs Wall Street Journal (LW). Key section:
Most American companies won’t roll over and pay 25% more for a product. They will demand lower prices from their Chinese factory sales representative.
That’s what my purchasing department did. The moment the tariffs went into effect, we were on the phone with our Chinese factories, demanding price adjustments on our orders. Every single factory conceded.
My company is established but it’s not enormous. So why were the Chinese factories willing to accommodate our demand for lower prices?
Bankole: Blacks should stop apologizing for Dems Detroit News (UserFriendly)
Border Patrol Out of Control
AOC says migrants forced to drink toilet water after tense border visit New York Post (furzy). Hoo boy.
EXCLUSIVE: Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants and posted a vulgar illustration depicting @AOC engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant https://t.co/ArddKcsllQ
— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) July 1, 2019
At the time the inspectors visited the border station, two civilian staff members were buying food for over 1,000 people on their credit cards.
“They’re spending $10,000 a day on cards not designed for that purpose,” the report said.
What Kamala Harris Didn’t Say New Republic
Kamala Harris Exposed a Flaw in Joe Biden that Trump Will Exploit New Yorker (UserFriendly)
How Lobbyists and Insiders Could End Up Choosing Democratic Nominee Intercept (furzy)
John Hickenlooper’s War on Socialism New Yorker (fruzy)
The deadly poison sarin was detected in a mail bag at Facebook’s offices in California Business Insider (David L)
Future Without Currency Wars? by Harold James Project Syndicate. UserFriendly: “Literally the worst take I have ever read.”
Center for American Progress Puts ThinkProgress Up for Sale Daily Beast. UserFriendly: “LOL.”
Journalism Layoffs Are at the Highest Level Since Last Recession Bloomberg (furzy)
The oligarchs won’t give you peace Carl Beijer
Monetary Independence and Rollover Crises Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (UserFriendly)
Conservatives are desperate to absolve the 1 percent The Week (UserFriendly)
Canceling all college debt will make us smarter and richer (Opinion) CNN (UserFriendly)
Restoring the Great American Middle Class American Conservative
Antidote du jour. “Pileated woodpecker – photographer Charlie Mullen.”
And a bonus (martha r):
Beautiful Buffalo <3
Please post where you’re from so I can track how far the video.
How many LIKES & SHARES can this beautiful Video get.? pic.twitter.com/hbyCBP1VS3
— NativeAmericanSoul (@Nativeesoul) December 21, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.