Yves here. I am sorry to be thin with my own material. Fortunately Lambert and Jerri have lots happening on their beats and have been providing meaty posts.
We’ve had to change some of my mother’s staffing (she has part-time help). And I am quite bummed out by the need to Do Something about my joint injuries, since they are not getting better and my mobility is getting slowly worse over time. But I’ve been down this path with less severe problems, and even in New York (and other cities) spent a staggering amount of time and money on conventional and not conventional treatments which were unproductive or only produced very short term benefit. And I don’t know how to find the time or emotional energy to shop for possible solutions. My situation is made worse by the fact that it is pretty clear to me that what I have going on can’t be adequately explained by the damage to a particular joint, and my decades of experience has shown that just about no one is even inclined, much the less any good at looking at more complex interactions or considering whether non-symptomatic structures could be part of the problem. And this is what ought to be simple mechanical systems!
Four actual Wonder Women discovered in ancient tombs in Russia Inverse (Chuck L)
You Can Now Download Images of 100,000 Artworks From Prominent Paris Museums’ Collections Smithsonian Magazine (David L)
Hidden Computational Power Found in the Arms of Neurons Quanta Magazine (David L)
Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement Smithsonian (Dr. Kevin)
James Murdoch Slams Fox News and News Corp Over Climate-Change Denial Daily Beast (Scott)
Also from Scott:
Snow in N. #Saudi Arabia over weekend, just as it was 70 F in Washington DC.
Video from Tabuk taken Friday: pic.twitter.com/523I7wqdpe
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 14, 2020
Fully Autonomous Weapons Pose Unique Dangers to Humankind Scientific American
THCP: A newly discovered, potentially more potent, cannabis compound New Atlas (David L)
A scalable pipeline for designing reconfigurable organisms PNAS (Dr. Kevin)
Trump’s Supporters See U.S. Victory in China Trade Deal New York Times (Kevin W)
Once AGAIN @BorisJohnson says that his #Brexit deal will mean NO checks for goods travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, if he does a 'zero tariff' deal with he EU – must know that's wrong. Is this just pure cynicism? 1/Thread
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) January 13, 2020
Westminster Cannot Block Scottish Independence Craig Murray (Chuck L)
EXCLUSIVE: Smiling Meghan Markle visits women’s shelter to ‘boost spirits’ after boarding seaplane in Canada as she is seen for the first time since fleeing the UK – but there’s still no sign of Archie Daily Mail. Limiting myself to the Mail on this, but get a load of the story embedded late in this piece: Markle vs Markle: Meghan’s father is set to be star witness against her in High Court showdown as devastating texts expose their bitter war of words over her wedding. As Lambert said, Disney isn’t going to like this.
Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane New York Times (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google to phase out most invasive internet tracking Financial Times
Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday Krebs on Security (Robert M)
Imperial Collapse Watch
US Military Spending:Trillions of Dollars Unaccounted For Off-Guardian (JTM)
William Barr, Trump’s Sword and Shield New Yorker (Scott)
Making America Dread Again! Trump Is an Unparalleled Threat to Safety and Security Ralph Nader, Common Dreams
Virginia governor to ban guns on grounds of state Capitol Washington Post
2020. #WomenforBernie trending big time, along with (much fewer #s) #CNNisTrash
Warren and Sanders fued over gender. Washington Post
Look at the body language.
Whatever Warren is saying, Bernie isn’t having any of it. I can’t even imagine what he’s feeling right now when someone you considered a close friend betrays you like that.
— The Bern Identity (@bern_identity) January 15, 2020
Election Update: Two New Polls Show Biden’s Upside Scenario FiveThirtyEight
Bernie Sanders Wants to Change Your Mind New York Times (UserFriendly)
Kentucky teenager takes picture wearing rainbow shirt; school expels her for ‘lifestyle violations’ New York Daily News (furzy)
Our Famously Free Press
The spread of true and false news online Science (Dr. Kevin)
Shanghai-Bound Plane Dumps Fuel On School Playground During Emergency Landing At LAX LAist. Delta flight. A Boeing 777. Lead story on NBC Nightly News.
Amazon Lifts Its Ban on FedEx Ground for Third-Party Prime Shipments Wall Street Journal
What inequality?! Real-World Economics Review Blog (Thomas R). Important.
Antidote du jour. Reader Jim D wrote wondering if I had any idea about the disappearance of Dutchsinse from the Web, more fully described here. He also sent a photo of his Precious, who died over seven years ago:
You were kind enough years ago to publish a picture of my cat named Precious, the half Abyssinian, half Manx in NakedCapitalism.com. Precious is the one that knew to stay on the patio concrete and sit outside with me, or sometimes with little or no supervision; but once chased a desert fox away. Precious sat between me and the monitor if I was on the computer … he slept either in my left armpit, or under the covers if I faced the other way.
And a bonus:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.