Links 9/16/17

September 16, 2017

Rare white giraffes spotted by Kenyan conservation group inhabitat (furzy)

This Monkey Took a Selfie, and His Ensuing Lawsuit Could Break New Ground for Animal Rights (Video) Alternet. In case you missed it…headline a bit misleading, however.

Dog yoga classes in London aimed to help you bond with your pet Business Insider

90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay for It by Sarah van Gelder YES! Magazine Yes! (furzy)


China’s CNOOC cancels Aurora LNG project in B.C. Globe and Mail (Sid S)

North Korea

Cut through the propaganda about North Korea Fabius Maximus

Moon says dialogue with North ‘impossible’ Korea Times (micael)

North Korea says seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with U.S. Reuters. Resilc: “Based on history, I don’t think this is obscene. What is obscene is that they can pull this off at a fraction of what we piss away each year.”

The Rohingya Psyops: Waging Covert War on Myanmar Gearoid O’Colamin. Margarita: “I have followed this Irish writer for some time now; he’s always well informed. Here is a different take on the crisis in Myanmar (and really, this makes a lot more sense; having been to M., the descriptions of Buddhists killing willy-nilly just do not compute).” FWIW, Lambert is not completely persuaded.

India, climate change and nuclear power: the denials, delusions and deceptions of Modi Ecologist (micael)

Juncker Talks The Talk: Who Will Walk The Walk? Social Europe (micael)

Germany won’t lead the free world. It barely looks beyond its own borders Guardian. Resilc: “They have a nice life for their citizens, unlike USA USA, who could care less about us worker bee rubes.”

Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers after financial crisis Sky News. Richard Smith: “If the bankers don’t get you, the pedophiles will.” See Iceland’s Government Collapses, Uncertainty Lies Ahead Grapevine (sd)


Brexit’s Irish Question New York Review of Books (resilc)

Mystery of sonic weapon attacks at US embassy in Cuba deepens Guardian

New Cold War

Russia considering response to FBI probe into RT and Sputnik The Duran (micael)

Senators propose 9/11-style commission on Russian interference The Hill (UserFriendly). Given how well that commission performed, that’s not a threat to anyone.

Facebook Has Told Mueller More About Russian Ad Spending, Source Says Bloomberg

US Seeks to Monopolize Cyberwarfare Near Eastern Outlook (micael)


Europe’s Likely Response to Trump’s Move Against Iran Nuclear Deal LobeLog (resilc)

Israeli Party Approves Annexation Plan to Coerce Palestinian Departure Haaretz (Sid S)

9/11 and the Unsolvable Afghan Drama Astute News. Resilc: “USA USA having a very messy and expensive fall from grace.”

Iraqi Kurdish parliament backs independence referendum Al Jazeera (resilc)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

How I Believe Facebook Was Censoring My Political Speech American Conservative (resilc, Kevin W)

Imperial Collapse Watch

The CIA Director Just Bullied Harvard Into Throwing Chelsea Manning to the Curb Nation (micael)

People like Chelsea Manning have always been unwelcome at places like Harvard. New Republic. A confident elite wouldn’t behave this way.

Chelsea Manning hung up phone on Harvard dean who delivered fellowship snub Guardian (Oregoncharles)

US foreign policy as bellicose as ever Le Monde Diplomatique (Darthbobber)

Trump Transition

Senator says he nearly has the votes for ObamaCare repeal The Hill (UserFriendly)

Biden censures Trump’s leadership PressTV (furzy)

All in All It’s Just a … Metaphorical Wall Charles Pierce, Esquire (furzy)

Why Trump Sees Moral Clarity in London and Complexity in Charlottesville Atlantic (resilc)

Republicans left fuming after Sen. Al Franken blocks one of Trump’s federal court judge picks Washington Times (furzy)

Judge blocks Justice Department move against sanctuary cities Politico

British PM rebukes Trump over terror tweets PressTV (furzy)

The OODA loop of Trump’s Insurgency has been Smashed Global Guerillas

Bernie Sanders Sets the Bar for Democrats Ahead of 2020 US News (martha r)

The Health Care Debate We’re Not Having Washington Monthly (micael)


U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe Reuters (resilc)

The Equifax Hacking Scandal Is a Reminder That Credit-Reporting Agencies Are Not Our Friends In These Times

Two Top Equifax Executives to Retire Wall Street Journal. With any stock options and deferred comp intact…

Equifax Sacks 2 Executives, Turns Devious to Stop You from Demanding a Credit Freeze Wolf Richter

Scammers keep trying to sell fake Equifax facts ars technica

Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal Reuters (resilc)

Trump’s FCC Will Let Big Telecom Destroy Small Houston ISPs As It Rebuilds After Harvey Motherboard (resilc)

Kansas police chief quits, saying city government urged him to write tickets to “make money” Daily Kos (furzy)

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Heated protests follow Stockley acquittal St. Louis Dispatch

Growing warnings of a stock market bubble WSWS (micael)

What is the federal business-level tax on capital in the United States? Center for Equitable Growth

How Apple and co became some of America’s largest debt collectors Financial Times. In passing, flogs bogus corporate propaganda that profits booked outside the US means cash is outside the US. Apple’s cash horde is held in US banks and managed as an internal hedge fund out of Nevada.

Why is Amazon deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book? WSWS (micael)

Amazon Is Hungry and It’s Coming for Your Cable Channels NBC (resilc)

Class Warfare

Capitalism and Poverty Matt Bruenig, Jacobin (micael)

America’s highest-earning state probably isn’t the one you would expect Washington Post

CFPB Deal Could Mean Relief From Wall Street’s Worst Student Loans Bloomberg

Most families are nearly back to 2007 income levels, but inequality continues to grow in 2016 Economic Policy Institute

Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese Nautilus

Class Clowns Jacobin

Antidote du jour. Howard W: “Polar bear I saw in Lincoln Park.”

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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