Lambert provided a ton of links two days ago and today to help reduce the load on my bum hand. So thanks to him!
Adorable dog takes the bus alone to her favorite dog park every day Daily Mail (David L)
High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities Associated Press (David L)
Record Antarctic temperature met with the sound of cracking ice Financial Times. Implicit Gibson timeline of Jackpot starting ~2027 looking accurate….
Mother Meets Recreation of Her Deceased Child in VR RoadtoVR. Turtle: “I’m not sure what to say about this, except that it instantly triggered that ‘this just doesn’t seem right’ feeling for me.”
Far-right German political crisis: what’s next after Thuringia governor resigns? EuroNews. More Thuringia coverage. Thread:
There’s been a limited English language discussion of what happened in Thuringia, Germany today.
The center-right liberal (not US liberal, classical) Free Democratic Party took control of the state govt with support of the Alternative für Deutschland. Why care? Thread. 1/n
— Christopher Williams (@cjw_phd) February 5, 2020
Couple quarantined on ship plead to be evacuated Asia Times. Kevin W: “Unintentionally Funny. I can hear them now – ‘But, but, we’re special!’”
China Sacrifices a Province to Save the World From Coronavirus Bloomberg. Back at ya. Thread:
1. Chinese spox: A Bloomberg report says that China sealed off Hubei province to save the world from 2019-nCoV. “The idea of sacrificing one's self for a greater, national goal is deeply-embedded in Chinese culture, & is invoked by the country's leaders in times of hardships”. pic.twitter.com/V5PRYhGFlr
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) February 7, 2020
It’s fascinating to see the #2019-nCoV and 2020 stories unfold in parallel; we can see different two approaches to propaganda in action at once.
Is Iraq About To Switch From US to Russia? Econospeak
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange Consortium News (Chuck L)
Paper Masks Are Fooling Facial Recognition Software Entrepreneur
Mexico, Under U.S. Pressure, Adds Muscle to Fight Against Drug Cartels Wall Street Journal
Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites Aaron Mate, Greyzone (JS)
🚨CAUTION 🚨 Some glaring mistakes that have been widely reported for more than 24 hours were NOT fixed.
1) Des Moines-14 is still glaringly incorrect. Sanders should be netting 0.2798 SDE here. https://t.co/nXTEGywpYE
— Taniel (@Taniel) February 7, 2020
A note from PlutoniumKun: “Since election counts are in the news… here’s how Ireland does it…And yes, its paper ballots, and they are counted in full view of a public gallery.” Let’s keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper? The Journal
Amy Klobuchar isn't my favorite politician by a long shot but her hatred of Pete is pure.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) February 8, 2020
Keep the caucuses, purge the party The Gazette
Bernie Sanders showed us he’s a very skilled politician Matthew Yglesias, Vox. Watch out….
CalPERS Critic Left Off Investment Committee Chief Investment Officer
PG&E Has a Survival Plan, and Newsom Has Plan B: A Takeover New York Times (Kevin W). IMHO Newsom does not have much spine, and he’ll fold unless noise from voters and enough other interests (businesses who have too much to lose with insufficient changes at PG&E) backs him into a corner.
In another Trump win, court tosses Democrats’ suit over his businesses Reuters. “A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the more than 210 House of Representatives and Senate Democrats lacked the required legal standing to bring the case.” So the way to have handled emoluments was impeachment. Oh well.
Impeachment Witnesses Furious With Bolton For ‘Cashing In’ On Crisis The American Conservative
AI in the adult industry: porn may soon feature people who don’t exist Guardian (resilc)
Antidote du Jour (via):
And a bonus. Dan K: “This image was sent to me with explanation that the keeper forgot to put the frames in so bees built as they felt fit. Airflow/temp regulation!”