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And finally Stratfor hosts a conversation on China’s naval strategy on oil & shipping routes:

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  1. Add your own stacks.

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And finally a little hope:

Rêves Doux

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And finally, Trevor Noah on the Smooch:


Lees and Orts

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  1. A postmortem.
  2. Related: What We’re Reading: NK3.

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And fianlly, the art of Japanese life:

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  1. This behind a paywall, so…”Posts including the Chinese name of the fictional bear were censored on Sina Weibo, ChinaTwitter-like platform, over the weekend, while a collection of animated gifs featuring the bear were removed from social messaging app WeChat. While no official explanation was given, observers suggested the crackdown was related to previous comparisons of President Xi Jinping with the portly bear created by the English author AA Milne that went viral. The ban is the latest escalation of online censorship in the run-up to this autumn’s Communist party congress, where key political appointments will be announced.”
  2. Pierce nails it, of course.
    However the idiot that came up with the headline should be shot: WHile Spicey was nothing special to look at, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is — to be fair and impartial about it– like looking at 40 miles of grim road. And to say she’ll be “smoother” is wishful thinking at best; the woman is southern-fried combative.
  3. If you’re not guilty, why do you need immunity pardons?
  4. Have to disagree with their #1 choice, but am guessing that’s just my age – would have picked The Maltese Falcon.

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And finally, a blast from the past – Frank Herbert at UCLA:

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  1. The Charles family will decamp to St. Joseph for the event.
  2. Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate.
  3. Love how the sub-head says “Interactions between humans and robots may eventually include sex (bolding mine.)” May? What naïf/naïve wrote this?

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And finally, a message to Jeff Sessions:

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And finally, have some Baddabing Baddaboom:

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And finally, in case you’ve been living under a rock lately:

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  1. So much for good intentions…
  2. Who knew GTA was still a thang? Not us…

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Speaking of head scarves…

And finally, on HyperNormalisation:

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  1. Well past time, to boot.
  2. Copyright trolls are as egregious as patent trolls.

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And finally, dinners at the White House:

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  1. We can verify this is true at our local DoJ site, and have received confirmation from others at the Fed building downtown, GSA and EPA sites.
  2. 100% in agreement with Hanson here; no, I’ve not given a TED talk, though I have been invited/attended twice. And there’s no need to devolve into a discussion of the obvious lack of merit of most the TEDx talks.
  3. Of course it’s all about market share.