Yves here. If you are in the US and have not done so already, please be sure to vote.
Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ killed with crossbow in sauna South China Morning Post (J-LS). Killer headline :-)
Cat Visits The Beach For The First Time And Has Very Strong Opinions About It Bored Panda (David L)
New study finds earliest evidence for mammal social behavior Phys.org (Kevin W)
Watch an Amazing Time-Lapse of Growing Mushrooms Smithsonian (David L)
How Human Y Chromosomes Replaced Those of Neanderthals in a Quiet Genetic Takeover Smithsonian (Chuck L)
Robot Camera Mistakes Soccer Ref’s Bald Head For Ball Futurism (David L)
What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely Business Insider (Chuck L)
How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic ProPublica (resilc)
Early Covid vaccine hopes have a math problem The Print (J-LS)
Pregnant women with Covid-19 face higher risk of severe illness and death, study says CNN. My friend whose pregnant MD daughter who quarantined herself to keep from contracting Covid looks not as paranoid as she appeared at the time
T-cell response ‘lasts six months after Covid infection’ BBC. Far from conclusive. Sample of only 100, and then only people who were symptomatic. Hopefully more rigorous studies will follow. And even this article points out: “But it is still not clear whether this leads to better protection against re-infection.”
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) November 2, 2020
Why manufacturers are not rushing from China to India Asia Times (Kevin W)
Will this week see a breakthrough in the UK-EU negotiations? Possibly.
If there is white smoke on Saturday it will 65 years to the day that the UK and the then Six effectively parted ways on the discussions on what would become the EEC and the 'common market'.
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) November 1, 2020
Something is brewing in Mexico. A group of states in Mexico (pic related) have created a "Federalist Alliance" that has issued an ultimatum to the Mexican government. They plan to secede if the ultimatum isn't satisfied. Here's an article: https://t.co/yajj74o1hG pic.twitter.com/4tQhJAnNJk
— Koba ☭ (@RedPrecariat) November 2, 2020
Nation Building Overseas? America’s Own Neighborhood Is Becoming More Violent American Conservative
The most diverse cabinet in the NZ Financial Times
Oman Becomes First Gulf Country To Introduce Personal Income Tax OilPrice (resilc)
Turns Out the FBI Has Been Hiding More Seth Rich Documents Sic Semper Tyrannis (Kevin W)
Supreme Court issues rare ruling against protections for law enforcement officials The Hill (UserFriendly)
America heads closer to medical price transparency with new rule The Hill (UserFriendly)
2020. The Wall Street Journal is going to be free today, so you can include them in your count-monitoring.
Election Night 2020 Guide: What to Expect From Trump vs. Biden Rolling Stone (furzy). Important. Note which states have already been counting mail in ballots.
Downtown LA on the eve of the election pic.twitter.com/LBqbD0s42h
— Julia Wick (@sherlyholmes) November 2, 2020
I never thought I would see so many buildings here in the nation’s capital boarded-up on the eve of a presidential election in anticipation of possible unrest. And it’s not just in DC. It’s happening in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere around the country. So sad! pic.twitter.com/fmPnUBbr8T
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) November 1, 2020
Animated Map: U.S. Presidential Voting History by State (1976-2016) Visual Capitalist.
Donald Trump’s COVID Comeuppance Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate
Goodbye Trump… pic.twitter.com/qNb9cOv2H1
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 2, 2020
Looks like Candace Owens flubbed her talking point.
Owens: "You are either on the side of mob rule or you are on the side of law and order. And I am on the side of mob rule. Tomorrow, I'll be casting my ballot for Donald J. Trump."
Tucker: "Amen. Nicely put." pic.twitter.com/9n1TnBtRTZ
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 3, 2020
Amid auto industry battle, Question 1 is the most expensive ballot initiative in Massachusetts history Boston Globe (J-LS). Right to repair.
After election, US faces “dark winter”:
— Enormous unemployment programs 4 millions to expire
— Protections 4 renters, student borrowers end
— ACA at Supreme Court
— Gov shutdown Dec 11
— 40% restaurants, 66% hotels face closure
— 1M travel jobs at riskhttps://t.co/I5WVQnHTal
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) November 2, 2020
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Police State Watch
Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Spread COVID-19 And Police Propaganda ShadowProof (UserFriendly)
Future Supertall Attached to Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn Hits 26 Stories Brownstoner. J-LS: “Bad news. Those of us who love Brooklyn – and live there – don’t want it to become Manhattan.”
The Future Landscape Of U.S. Oil OilPrice (Kevin W)
How pension funds shape financialisation in emerging economies in Colombia and Peru Critical Macro Finance (UserFriendly)
How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence Smithsonian (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
And a bonus from Jim D:
— lilliflo' (@Lilliflo) October 28, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.