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[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • The Atlantic notes the import of the assassination of the head of the Taliban.
  • The BBC observes Spotify has more revenues, but is still not making money.
  • Bloomberg suggests Brexit would embolden central European populists and slow down growth, and looks at Coca Cola’s end of production in Venezuela.
  • Bloomberg View suggests a new class of educated Chinese professionals will hurt middle-class wages.
  • The CBC notes the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order for northern Alberta oil sands camps.
  • Daily Xtra looks at the importance of Facebook in spreading knowledge to PrEP.
  • Gizmodo notes the proliferation of cephalopods in the world’s oceans.
  • The Miami Herald describes how desperate Venezuelans are turning to urban gardening.
  • The National Post looks at Kevin O’Leary’s interest in Canadian politics.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the lifting of the American arms sales embargo against Vietnam.
  • Wired notes Grindr can still be hacked to identify users’ locations.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Bloomberg looks at Argentina’s push for renewable energy, reports on Rosatom’s interest in developing South Africa as an entry into the African nuclear market, writes about China’s opposition to anything remotely like separatism in Hong Kong, and looks at Poland’s demand for an apology for Bill Clinton critical of the new government.
  • Bloomberg View notes the importance of honest statistics in Brazil, and calls for American arms sales to a friendly Vietnam.
  • CBC notes new Conservative support for a transgender rights bill and reports on how Ontario’s climate policy will hit Alberta’s natural gas exports.
  • Gizmodo notes Portugal has just managed to power itself entirely on renewable energy for four days.
  • The Inter Press Service describes the Middle Eastern refugee crisis.
  • The National Post looks at a proposed New York State ban on declawing cats.
  • Open Democracy reports on Norway’s EU status via a left-leaning Norwegian, looks at the life of Daniel Berrigan, and notes the emergent Saudi-Indian alliance.
  • Universe Today describes the circumstellar habitable zones of red giants.

[NEWS] Some Sunday links

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  • Bloomberg notes a recent improvement in the fragile health of the Thai king, and looks at the iron ore bust precipitated by slowing growth in China.
  • The CBC notes how Uber’s expansion is hindered by regulation, and observed that a storm in Mexico halved the monarch butterfly population.
  • MacLean’s considers/u> the prospects for electoral reform in Canada.
  • National Geographic reports on the archeological findings off of the coast of Florida.
  • The National Post notes how a cat hit from the Fort McMurray fire inside a stove.
  • Open Democracy looks at the recent Scottish election, concluding that the country is on a path to independence.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

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  • Bloomberg notes that Alberta’s oil camps are set to revive quickly and looks at Uruguay’s venture onto global caviar markets.
  • Bloomberg View argues that the US military buildup in Europe is unnecessary and talks about reducing urban inequality.
  • CBC notes controversy over forcing women to wear high-heeled shoes and considers the import and scale of Russia’s doping scandal.
  • The Globe and Mail interviews prolific author James Patterson.
  • MacLean’s notes how the Parti Québécois’ cycles of self-destruction hurt Québec’s politics.
  • The National Post reports of a FBI raid of an Orthodox school in New York’s Kiryas Joel.
  • Wired argues California’s drought is likely permanent and notes the impending mass introduction of electronic paper.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

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  • Bloomberg looks at the restarting of northern Alberta oil, looks at the deterioration in Sino-Taiwanese relations, reports on how Norway is using oil money to buffer its economic shocks, and suggests low ECB rates might contribute to a property boom in Germany.
  • Bloomberg View notes the idea of a third party in the US, one on the right to counter Trump, will go nowhere.
  • The CBC notes the settlement of a residential school case in Newfoundland and Labrador and predicts a terrible fire season.
  • The Globe and Mail‘ Kate Taylor considers Canadian content rules in the 21st century.
  • The Inter Press Service notes that planned Kenyan closures of Somali refugee camps will have terrible results.
  • National Geographic looks at the scourge that is Pablo Escobar’s herd of hippos in Colombia.
  • The National Post notes VIA Rail’s existential need for more funding and reports on Jean Chrétien’s support of decriminalizing marijuana.
  • Open Democracy looks at controversies over Victory Day in Georgia, and notes the general impoverishment of Venezuela.
  • Vice looks at new, accurate dinosaur toys, feathers and all.
  • Wired explains why Israel alone of America’s clients can customize F-35s.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • Bloomberg notes Petrobras’ dismissal of rumours it is threatened by the impeachment, observes that many Europeans expect a chain reaction of departures if the United Kingdom leaves, notes that a return to high economic growth in Israel will require including the Palestinian minority, and
    looks at Panamanian efforts to convince the world that the country is not a tax haven.
  • The Globe and Mail remembers Mi’kMaq teacher Elsie Basque, and looks at how Mongolia is trying to adapt to the new economy.
  • Bloomberg View states the obvious, noting that an expected event is not a wild swan.
  • CBC notes Rachel Notley’s tour of Fort McMurray.
  • The Inter Press Service notes the denial of everything about the Rohingya.
  • MacLean’s looks at further confusion in Brazil.
  • Open Democracy notes a push for land reform in Paraguay and looks at the devastation of Scotland’s Labour Party.
  • Wired notes the dependence of intelligence agencies on Twitter, proved by Twitter shutting an intermediary down.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • blogTO notes a new union for Toronto freelancers.
  • Dangerous Minds notes a Chinese ban on live streams of women eating bananas seductively.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes a paper purporting to provide ways for telescopes to distinguish between exo-Venuses and exo-Earths.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a study modelling the collision between Theia and the proto-Earth that created the moon.
  • Language Log notes Chinese colloquialisms.
  • The LRB Blog reflects on the environmental and political implications of the Fort McMurray fire.
  • Marginal Revolution recommends postponing tourism to some exotic destinations until they build up the needed infrastructure.
  • The NYRB Daily introduces readers to the Weimar-era novel Grand Hotel.
  • I disagree with Peter Watts’ argument that things need to get worse before they get better.
  • North!’s Justin Petrone reflects on his experience of the esoteric in Estonia.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the importance of the Soviet victory in the Second World War as a way of justifying Russian hegemony.
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