Is virtue signalling a perversion of morality? Aeon (Dr. Kevin)
Queen’s Brian May Joins ESA’s Comet Interceptor Group, and That’s Dr. Brian May Interesting Engineering (Chuck L)
The First Narco Submarine Ever Seized Off A European Coast Is A Monster The Drive (guurst)
What is an atmospheric river and why should Southern Californians keep their umbrellas handy? Los Angeles Times (David L)
Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic New Atlas (David L)
Is Net Zero Emissions an Impossible Goal? Nautilus (Anthony L)
Climate change ‘tipping points’ too close for comfort PhysOrg (guurst)
Chicago Takes a Beating as Lake Levels Surge Scientific American (David L)
Tainted Data Can Teach Algorithms the Wrong Lessons Wired (David L)
How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis Guardian (resilc)
Discovery of Elusive Tendon Stem Cells in Mice ‘Could Be a Game-Changer’ For Healing Science Alert (David L)
A coward and a bully’: Tories threaten Channel 4 after Boris Johnson replaced with melting ice sculpture0 Independent (UserFriendly)
Britain’s chief rabbi is helping to stoke anti-semitism CounterPunch (Ven B)
Prince Andrew’s ex mulling bombshell tell-all book detailing Epstein debauchery New York Post (Chuck L)
German car industry reels as Daimler cuts 10,000 jobs Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Drugmakers slash prices in China to get on reimbursement list Reuters (Troy P)
Ohio bill orders doctors to ‘reimplant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charges Guardian (resilc). JTM: “Where does it end? What kind of people are these, anyway?”
Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland ProPublica (UserFriendly)
How money laundering is poisoning American democracy Financial Times. Dan K:
“America’s bright red line” is a bit much; Western cold-war tactics leveraged existing financial back-channels and developed new ones. And the piece fails to mention the dark money pools at the center of US political tactics. That’s money laundering, with several types of political leverage as the output. Article like this attempt to spin the narratives before it goes mainstream and get ahead of a looming issue. But it’s a tacit admission that at this point, the active patterns are becoming awkwardly obvious.
This man said that we should tax the poor more so that they don’t hurt themselves with the extra money. Wow. pic.twitter.com/UcKWfW5CgX
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2019
How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled New York Times (UserFriendly)
Medicare for All isn’t tanking Warren Carl Beijer
Tulsi Gabbard: Wake Up and Smell Our $6.4 Trillion Wars American Conservative (resilc)
He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants. Now he’s an SC judge. Post and Courier (Chris)
Our Famously Free Press
An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project WSWS (guurst). Important.
Bipolar Economics Project Syndicate (David L). More criticism of the latest “Nobel” prize winners.
Morgan Stanley Ousts FX Traders as It Probes Concealed Loss Bloomberg. Vlade:
Incompetents. 15 years ago FX option traders at National Australia Bank defrauded it of >$300m https://www.smh.com.au/business/heads-roll-at-nab-over-foreign-exchange-scandal-20040312-gdiizf.html
To properly defraud a bank, you have to involve someone with knowledge of the middle/back office systems, there are always hols you can use.
Manhattan Attorney Announces Arrest Of United States Citizen, Who Works For Ethereum, For Assisting North Korea In Evading Sanctions Department of Justice. Repeat after me: cryptocurrencies = prosecution futures.
This Doctors Group Is Owned by a Private Equity Firm and Repeatedly Sued the Poor Until We Called Them ProPublica (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (CV):
And a bonus:
Mothers of all kind are equally caring💗 pic.twitter.com/B2O66xwiio
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) November 25, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.