Florida manatee deaths up 20 percent as Covid-19 threatens recovery Guardian (resilc) :-(
South Pole warming three times faster than rest of Earth: study PhysOrg (Bob H)
How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide MIT Technology Review (David L)
No more spitting in Major League Baseball Boing Boing (resilc)
Yale captures first ever video of brain clearing out dead neurons New Atlas (David L)
JUSTICE MALALA: What three American airports taught me about Covid-19 and political leadership Business Live (South Africa)
Three Stages to COVID-19 Brain Damage, New Review Suggests Medscape (JTM)
Trump’s COVID Directive May Force Workers To Pay To Go Back To Work Too Much Information
Hugo’s Tacos in Los Angeles closes over customer mask rage Sacramento Bee (resilc)
COVID-19 Alert re Fraudulent Facemask Flyer ADA.gov (JTM). Please circulate to business owners and managers.
In Hot-Spot States, Virus Testing Means Long Lines, Delays Bloomberg. As we’ve been saying..
Two Friends in Texas Were Tested for Coronavirus. One Bill Was $199. The Other? $6,408. New York Times (John N)
Nearly 11% of the workforce is out of work with zero chance of getting called back to a prior job Economic Policy Institute<
China Passes Law Aimed at Crushing Hong Kong Protests Wall Street Journal
Boris Johnson claiming to be FDR by spending £5bn over several years. Or:
▪️0.2% of GDP
▪️about 2.5% of the cost of Trident
▪️less than the £8bn for No Deal prep
▪️less than the £130bn+ already lost to Brexit
▪️a fraction of the billions lost to austerityhttps://t.co/lv46VF2GTI
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 29, 2020
Imperial Collapse Watch
Madcap Militarism: H.R. McMaster’s Dishonest Attack on Restraint American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
REvil Ransomware Gang Adds Auction Feature for Stolen Data ThreatPost (Dan K)
From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump’s phone calls alarm US officials CNN. Notice first sentence; “In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state…”
The End of the Trump Rally American Prospect
Black Injustice Tipping Point
De Blasio Agrees to Cut NYPD Funding by $1 Billion Wall Street Journal
St. Louis couple threatens protesters with guns outside their home Reuters (resilc). This was already making the rounds (see big discussion in comments of the couple’s very poor gun safety practices, plus general numbskullness) but it’s now gone big time MSM.
Our Famously Free Press
Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing. New York Times. What horse manure. Baron as some sort of exemplar of journalistic virtue? When the Post refused to retract or correct its PropOrNot hit piece, and instead put up a bizarre disclaimer that amounted to “We don’t stand by our reporting”? And Baron most assuredly was in the loop; our lawyer’s nastygram went to him. In addition, we were told writers on the national security beat were upset about the piece and sent angry e-mails to Baron, because the author Craig Timberg had been kicked off that beat and his piece should have been reviewed by the nat sec editors and wasn’t.
BP has saved itself before the axe falls forever on fossil fuels Telegraph (David L)
Angrynomics: read it if you want to get angry Richard Murphy (UserFriendly)
How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing ProPublica (resilc)
Tesla workers fired after staying home during covid-19 pandemic Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Mark T: “Cook Islands. Visited there about 5 years ago. Even the dogs take walks along the beach.”
And a bonus (Chuck L)
CHECK THIS OUT: Brian, Tricia and Brady Hurt were fishing in Northern Wisconsin when they spotted this bear with a plastic container over his head. After a few attempts they were able to remove the container and the bear made it back to shore!
Video courtesy of Hurt Family. pic.twitter.com/fLKVWdo2AC
— NBC15 News (@nbc15_madison) June 28, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.