Yves here. Sorry for the lack of original posts. Too much news flow + the debate + a dentist visit (not serious but something I had to address) ate my day.
Look at These Mind-Blowing Fossils of 1 Billion-Year-Old Seaweed Science Alert (Kevin W)
Planet Is Screwed, Says Bank That Screwed the Planet New Republic
Researchers find new reason Arctic is warming so fast PhysOrg (David L)
Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Must End Scientific American (furzy)
Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy BBC. Croatia, which has no border with Italy, but not Slovenia, which does….
Disease Burden of Influenza CDC (resilc)
New Paper Adds Support to Covid-19’s Natural Origins Caixin (Dr. Kevin)
How One Singapore Sales Conference Spread Coronavirus Around the World Wall Street Journal
How the coronavirus crisis could lead to four more years of Trump South China Morning Post (Dr. Kevin)
Coronavirus threatens the global economy with a ‘sudden stop’ Telegraph (David L)
San Francisco mayor declares coronavirus emergency Los Angeles Times (David L)
India. #DelhiRiots2020 is top trending on Twitter, over 65K tweets as of now.
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 26, 2020
At least 13 people are dead and hundreds injured after days of violent protests in New Delhi.
Protesters and supporters of India's new citizenship law clashed in the most deadly confrontation since the law was passed. #DelhiRiots2020
Warning: Graphic images. pic.twitter.com/Hx6oZFYjJ7
— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 25, 2020
He is 19 year old Vivek of my own area Johri Pur which is situated near a 🅱️slim dominated area Mustafabad/Chand Bagh/Shiv Vihar.
He was attacked with this electric motor on his head.
I know him personally,he is admitted in GTB Hospital and now he is serious😥😭#DelhiRiots2020 pic.twitter.com/SpBH8mPNuo
— Sudhir Pandey (@sudhirpandey851) February 26, 2020
NFU President Minette Batters is delivering a punchy speech on food standards
She says it'd be "morally-bankrupt, work of the insane" to embrace some of the production used abroad e.g Australia, Brazil, Malaysia
"This isn't hysteria, this isn't mumbo-jumbo, this is fact"
— Adam Payne (@adampayne26) February 25, 2020
New Cold War
If you're a reporter and following the Assange Espionage Act extradition case–and you should be, since it's possibly the biggest press freedoms case in a generation–it's worth reading this thread on the defense's first arguments, which really blow a hole in the govt's case. https://t.co/ebKUimRA48
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 25, 2020
Julian Assange was ‘handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked’ Guardian. This was after the first day of his hearing.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NEW: President Trump is privately furious about the slide of the stock market due to coronavirus. He is expected to meet with aides tomorrow to discuss. WH is struggling to contain the economic panic over the virus' spread — w/ @jdawsey1 https://t.co/6uWqLKE6N2
— Jeffrey S. Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 25, 2020
The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds ProPublica (furzy)
Because this is my lot in life, I will note again that Medicare for All would lead to the biggest take-home pay increase in a generation for working families, because it would replace private health insurance premiums (a huge privatized head tax) by taxes based on ability to pay pic.twitter.com/W0Vn4Mb1mE
— Gabriel Zucman (@gabriel_zucman) February 25, 2020
The Opposite of Socialized Medicine Atlantic (resilc)
2020. Tried to find a clip of Warren shellacking Bloomberg again, which was great fun. Sadly, not in the Twitterverse yet.
Honestly this debate is bad and we can thank Obama for that. Obama's DNC head @TomPerez sold tickets to lobbyists and the wealthy so the audience is cheering *for* billionaires.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) February 26, 2020
Incredible. In the #DemDebate, billionaire Bloomberg boasted that he "bought" right-wing neoliberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi
Then after saying "bought," he quickly corrected himself and said "I bought, uh got them" pic.twitter.com/2mcDgPPhIJ
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) February 26, 2020
Bloomberg did not “cut back” stop and frisk. He continues to lie about this, and it’s disturbing.
A judge ruled stop and frisk unconstitutional. Bloomberg fought for *years* defending the policy, and only reversed course when he decided to run for president.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 26, 2020
Made best case they could beat Trump:
Steyer 2% pic.twitter.com/LzLYZVz7Fi
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) February 26, 2020
Note this is what he more or less said at one point in the debate:
Why did Pete Buttigieg delete this tweet that implies his ideal politics are a sort of middle ground between segregation and desegregation? pic.twitter.com/jWclHiT8EI
— Meagan Day (@meaganmday) February 26, 2020
Establishment Democrats still fundamentally misunderstand Bernie Sanders Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Not horrible.”
Florida Democrats Sue to Kick Sanders Off Primary Ballot Courthouse News (Dan K). Also featured in Water Cooler. Looks like a crank case. Plus I can’t imagine the Florida Dems could print and distribute new ballots by March 17.
Michael Bloomberg Is Always Wrong About the Economy Slate (resilc). Bloomberg’s economy isn’t at all like yours and mine.
Former mayor Pete Buttigieg thinks Bernie's supporters are "uniquely bad"
— Alex Berish (@AlexBerish) February 26, 2020
First Woman Set to Pass Special Forces Training and Join Green Berets New York Times (David L). WTF, only now?
BlackRock’s black box: the technology hub of modern finance Financial Times (David L)
Crypto Derivatives: CME Volume Crashes 89% in 3 Days, SEC to Rule on ETF CoinTelegraph (furzy)
Antidote du jour. La Peruse:
We live on several hundred hectares of bush in East Gippsland, and this summer were burnt over three times. But now a local has found a better use for our fire trailer.
And a bonus:
Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer into a surrogate mother at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Video courtesy of the Columbus Zoo.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.