On the Farm London Review of Books. On animal sentience.
Give Bees A Chance: Ailing Honeybee Populations May Soon Get A Booster Of Healing Fungi Forbes (David L). I hate the word “healing” but that doesn’t mean this approach does not have merit.
Physicists Have Finally Seen Traces of the Long-Sought ‘Axion’ Particle LiveScience. See geeky version in Nature: Axionic charge-density wave in the Weyl semimetal (TaSe4)2I
Bah humbug! North Pole lacks enough ice for sculptures Associated Press (resilc)
The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun Vice (David L) versus The apocalypse: It’s not the end of the world Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy IFLAS (David L)
IT runs on Java 8 Vicki Boykis (vlade). From earlier this year, still germane.
Asia’s powerhouse fuels global surge in coal use The Australian (Troy P). So much for the idea that China has embraced green energy.
Brexit. Forgive me for putting UK election stuff in this bucket…
Labour sets out advanced world’s harshest corporate tax regime Financial Times
Voters dislike Jo Swinson the more they see her, poll finds Times. So I’m not nuts.
The CIA’s Jack Ryan Series Is ‘Regime-Change’ Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela Mint Press (Chuck L)
New Cold War
Charges of Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intelligence Says New York Times (Troy P)
Ukraine and Meddling in 2016 Yasha Levine. Important.
Al-Baghdadi Killing: Knocking off the Odd Man Out American Herald Tribune (hat tip Off Guardian). JTM: “We mopes never can know what actually happened, amiright?”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Personal and Social information of 1.2 billion people Discovered in Massive Data Leak Data Viper. A less geeky version at Wired: 1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server
DOD Joins Fight Against 5G Spectrum Proposal, Citing Risks To GPS ars technica. Haha, this is getting fun!
NYC Creates a High-Level Position To Oversee Ethics In AI engadget. Why do I think this position was created for Cathy O’Neil (author of Weapons of Math Destruction)? Although they might want someone with more bureaucratic experience.
America Will Never Live Down Trump’s War Crime Pardons TruthDig (Chuck L)
Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts New York Times (furzy)
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Keynote Address at ADL’s 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate Anti-Defamation League (furzy). Note this speech has been widely picked up, from BBC to Slashdot, for instance: Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Daily Beast.
Fiona Hill Is the Antidote to Trump Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine. Resilc: “MSNBC’s new love child.”
Impeachment Non-Bombshells Endanger Democrats in 2020 Aaron Mate, Nation (UserFriendly)
“It Is Hard to Read This as Anything but a Warning”: New Polling Suggests Democrats’ Impeachment Push Could Alienate Key Voters Vanity Fair. Resilc flags this part:
Stop talking about issues that matter to you, not to me. Impeachment proceedings are viewed as bread and circuses for the anti-Trump crowd in Washington and the media—or, as Stanford political science professor Morris Fiorina described it to me, “entertainment and confirmation.” That’s a dangerous perception as Democrats approach one of the most consequential and fraught elections of our times.
Why skeptics on the left should care about impeachment The Week (UserFriendly)
Why Elizabeth Warren’s Foreign Policy Worries America’s Allies Defense One. Resilc: “Endless waste and a hollowed-out USA USA should worry them more.”
Wisconsin Governor Evers Signs ALEC-Inspired Bill to Criminalize Protest PR Watch (UserFriendly)
Our Famously Free Press
False Equivalence in the Age of Trump FAIR (UserFriendly)
A+ correction pic.twitter.com/LveoknpEkG
— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) November 22, 2019
Explainer: California faces decade of ‘unique’ wildfire blackouts Reuters. EM: “As some guerilla signage posted during the late-October 3-day outage in my neck of Marin aptly put it, welcome to Venezuela!”
WeWork to ditch leasing model in many cities Financial Times
Personal loans are ‘growing like a weed,’ a potential warning sign for the U.S. economy – San Antonio Express-News (resilc)
— David Einhorn (@davidein) November 22, 2019
Elon Musk’s net worth plunges $768m in a day after cybertruck fiasco Guardian (UserFriendly)
OK Boomer, Who’s Going to Buy Your 21 Million Homes? Wall Street Journal
Dylan Ratigan: The Super Rich Have No Country. YouTube. UserFriendly: “This is a 2 hour tour de force nailing down the failures of the media and Democrats on the GFC. Great explanation of the whole GFC too.”
Opinion: Here’s the formula for paying no federal income taxes on $100,000 a year MarketWatch (JohnnyGL)
Foster America Al Franken (furzy)
Antidote du jour (furzy). Humpback whales feeding in Alaska:
And a bonus (DK):
This is HILARIOUS. 🦆😂
These rescued ducks rush outside on the first day of snow only to turn back around just as quickly!
— ༻⋆≺ Martin 🏳️🌈 ≻⋆༺ (@KlatuBaradaNiko) November 22, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.