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Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,’ Just Like Humans Popular Mechanics (resilc)
The angry Australian animal Australians are actually scared of Mashable (David L)
Indonesia Plans ‘Jurassic Park’-Style Attraction for Komodo Dragon Tourism Vice. Resilc: “I used to go to Kupang Indonesia to meet with the provincial government in the 80s. The governor kept some in a cage outside his office and would feed live chickens to amuse the visitors.”
The passport of Ramesses II Heritage Daily (vlade)
The evidence is compelling on human activity as the principal cause of global warming Yale Climate Connections
‘Zeugma of Black Sea’ 3,500 years older than previously thought Daily Sabah (Chuck L)
Sharing language with the world Indian Country (Chuck L)
Ann Arbor decriminalizes magic mushrooms, psychedelic plants Associated Press (David L)
Alarming data shows a third wave of COVID-19 is about to hit the U.S. https://t.co/xrrLchYVYW
— TIME (@TIME) September 30, 2020
N.Y.C. Reports Large Uptick in Virus Cases New York Times (J-LS)
Inside the airline industry’s meltdown Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
“Why are we pretending it’s all over?” Miami restaurants wrestle with new COVID rules Miami Herald (resilc)
Does this US military uniform suggest it is preparing for war with China? South China Morning Post
Internal market bill passed by Commons despite Tory concerns Guardian (Kevin W). Hoo boy.
Brexit: slow progress Richard North. Note the bullish story comes from The Times, which has the worst record of overhyping Brexit “progress” of any major UK pub.
A TERRIBLE BORDER IS REBORN? IRELAND AND A NO-DEAL BREXIT Centre for European Reform (guurst)
New Cold War
Caucasus conflict heralds clash of the titans Asia Times (Kevin W)
No wonder Pompey and his friend Jeffries won’t give up on Syria! No wonder. Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Brussels drafts rules to force Big Tech to share data Financial Times
Hacking a Coffee Maker Bruce Schneier
Imperial Collapse Watch
Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes Wired (resilc)
Trump Authorizes $22 Billion Alaska-Alberta Railway Construction Sputnik (Kevin W)
Meet a Secret Trump Voter New York Times (resilc)
Our Tax Code Is Designed To Create Donald Trump HuffPost (UserFriendly)
Judge Scrutinizes Justice Dept. Request to Drop Michael Flynn Case New York Times (Kevin W)
Debate Post Mortems. More from Lambert in Water Cooler, but some starter grist…
From TBellT with the caveat: “I try to view anything Luntz with a skeptical eye but this is the most rational reaction to me.”
This debate has actually convinced some undecided voters to not vote at all.
I’ve never seen a debate cause this reaction. #Debates2020
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 30, 2020
Borat Congratulates ‘Premier Trump’ on Great Debate Victory Daily Beast (David L)
In Brooklyn, Many Absentee Ballots Have Errors, Voters Say New York Times (resilc)
How democracies can claim back power in the digital world MIT Technology Review
Swarm of small earthquakes rattles Bay Area SF Chronicle (David L). So when do the locusts arrive?
The July Trade Release Menzie Chinn
From Kevin S:
Did you know that Nassim Taleb has something in common with Spider-Man? The Black Swan Man comic stars Nassim as a protagonist thatdeadlifts with Arnold Schwarzenegger, saves Erik Schatzker on Christmas morning and protects a grandmother from investing too heavily in stocks.
The comic also features Black Swan Man’s colleague Mark Spitznagel of Universa Investments, and I thought it was out of the box approach to highlight relevant investing news and current events.
Antidote du jour (CV):
And a bonus. From Randy W:
After reading the link about the cat imitating her human the other day I decided to send this link of our cat Millie imitating her humans, excepting the part where she crawls into the drawer.
Millie does drawers. pic.twitter.com/8KRb6o8mjO
— Randall Wojciechowski (@RandallWojciec1) September 27, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.