First tyrannosaur embryo fossils revealed National Geographic (The Rev Kev)
Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth the day before the election The Hill. UserFriendly “can I vote for the asteroid?”
Turkey farmers fear that, this year, they’ve bred too many big birds WaPo. A confession. I don’t really care for turkey. Even when I start with a quality bird, brine it, and smoke/roast it on my Big Green Egg. Thanksgiving remains by favourite holiday, because – in spite of Black Friday craziness – our overlords have yet to figure out how to commercialize it.
Official numbers reveal Manchester and other cities under Tier 3 threat could be BEATING coronavirus as Andy Burnham admits he can’t defy PM – but prepares one last cash demand before midday deadline to lock down his city Daily Mail
Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity? British Medical Journal Note this Counterargument to footnote  on serology in Lambert’s Romer post of yesterday.
How The Fed Rescued Corporations And Let Everyone Else Suffer The Daily Poster
An American lynching: ‘I could hear their screams’ Al Jazeera. I post this as an example of how some others see shameful U.S. history.
Bolivia Has Won. Will Trump Win Too? Moon of Alabama
Lukashenko’s Opponents Regroup in Lithuania Der Spiegel
I Was Reagan’s Solicitor General. Here’s What Biden Should Do With the Court. NYT. Charles Fried, one of my sparring partners at HLS – even though he was a professor and I only a lowly student. But he was also a thoroughly decent intellectual and he didn’t hide behind hierarchy.
People Need to Reclaim the Internet Craig Murray (RK)
How Would President Biden Approach Corporate Power? Big Matt Stoller
Voter Intimidation Could Get Very Ugly Capital & Main. Yes, all pearl-clutching aside, we have a sad and sorry history of that.
Donald Trump Is No ‘Phony’ PopulistAmerican Conservative
PART FOUR: “YOU THINK OUR COUNTRY’S SO INNOCENT?” Intercept. This is part four, which is the only part I’ve had time to read before I must post Links today. I’ll catch up with the other three parts later.
Our Famously Free Press
Is he getting invites from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or MSNBC? No. Like all of us, he basically got banned for the wrong opinion on the collusion story. Print media like the New Yorker bashes him as a pathological red. So you’d like him to voluntarily close off all other platforms? https://t.co/kSJVKyc4Ih
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 20, 2020
Whatever your ideology: just stop and ponder what a powerful weapon it is to train a population to believe some mid-rate foreign power is behind all of the nation’s woes – so they never focus on real domestic power – and to instantly disregard all information by screaming RUSSIA.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 20, 2020
Anyone know how long David Remnick has headed up the New Yorker? Amazing what he’s gotten away with over the decades, the sheer number of colossal journalism failures that never seem to affect his tenure.
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 20, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.