Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trump says military is ‘locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely’
“President Trump issued yet another provocative warning of military action against North Korea on Friday, the third time in a week that he has suggested he was ready to strike the small, isolated Asian country that has been developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the United States.
“In an early-morning Twitter post, Mr. Trump used language to suggest that military forces were on the edge of action against the government of Kim Jong-un, which has demonstrated rapid progress in its nuclear program in recent months and threatened to launch missiles toward the American territory of Guam in response to the president’s earlier warning.”
+1: China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the United States – Washington Post
+1: North Korea tensions wipe nearly $1 trillion off global stocks – Reuters
2. Behind the Google diversity memo furor is fear of Google’s vast, opaque power
“So here’s where we are: An obscure Googler made a not particularly persuasive argument, which he himself admits is completely contrary to his company’s hiring and diversity policies, on an internal company message board. The company disavowed the memo and ultimately fired its author. So why do we care?”
Because no matter our political stripes, it proves we were right all along.
+1: You can’t boycott Google – The Outline
3. Canadian Pension Plan added almost $10 billion in assets last quarter
“Canada’s national pension plan owned assets worth $326.5 billion at the end of June, a nearly $10-billion increase in three months despite a weakening Canadian dollar that dragged down results.
“The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) invests funds on behalf of 20 million Canadian workers and retirees included in the Canada Pension Plan. The board’s job is to take contributions not needed to pay current benefits and invest them for the future.”
– CBC News
+1: Canadian Pensions are funding some of the world’s coolest new skyscrapers – Sharp Magazine
4. Parenting is not a ‘job,’ and marriage is not ‘work’
“Yes, they’re hard to do. But our narrow moral vocabulary for describing non-professional pursuits is making our lives worse.”
5. Is Snap the new Twitter?
“The photo-sharing company was supposed to be the future of social media and video. It’s looking like just another Facebook victim.”