Shiba Inu Named ‘Professor Akira’ Learns Math Through Flashcards, Is Possibly a Doggie Genius Daily Paws (David L). But is this just another Clever Hans?
Bearing gifts: the camels bringing books to Pakistan’s poorest children Guardian (resilc)
The guards caring for Chernobyl’s abandoned dogs BBC (resilc)
Canadian beavers chomp down town’s internet BBC (resilc, David L). Sorry for the heavy dose of BBC, but our regulars found them on a roll!
Breathtaking New Hubble Image Shows a Giant Star on The Brink of Annihilation Science Alert (David L)
Analysis: Why utilities aren’t doing more with renewable natural gas Energy News (UserFriendly)
A Midwest pipeline promises to return carbon dioxide to the ground Grist. UserFriendly: “This is so obvious I can’t believe it isn’t being done already.”
The salmon you buy in the future may be farmed on land BBC (resilc). Eeek.
It should be OK for parents to express regret about having children Psyche Ideas (Dr. Kevin). I can’t agree with this, except they do anyhow even if they don’t verbalize it.
Despite a few rich countries doing well, global COVID-19 cases are the highest they’ve ever been Business Insider (David L)
Sanctions-battered Iran faces worst coronavirus wave Al Jazeera (guurst)
Vile and disgusting. https://t.co/l4x5PBc4eu
— Dr. Faris Durmo Biber MD., BSc. (@Dr_FarrisD) April 25, 2021
🇧🇷Sao Paolo's health secretary informing the public it is mainly younger people that are being admitted and at ICU.
In 🇮🇹Italy in total until this month 54.28 % admitted to hosp were under 50 years. 5 % were 0-9 years old. https://t.co/PMzNHdPCtq
— Dr. Faris Durmo Biber MD., BSc. (@Dr_FarrisD) April 24, 2021
Two die and more than 100 test positive in coronavirus outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India CNN. Resilc: “Worldwide roll out very slow at Dept of State, even close locations.”
US to share up to 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine Financial Times. Remember this: Therefore, the FHI would drop the AstraZeneca vaccine: Everyone in Norway will have a greater risk of illness and death by choosing the AstraZeneca vaccine than waiting for another, FHI states. Verdens Gang (via Google Translate, original here)
Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees Kaiser Health News
A private school in Miami, citing false claims, bars vaccinated teachers from contact with students. New York Times. This is what happens when public health officials ignore real stories and real concerns about some women having whacked out menstrual periods after getting the shots. From what I can tell, the effects don’t seem to be lasting. But given how some women find it difficult to conceive, many women aren’t willing to do anything they perceive might lower their odds. And then the silence leads the speculation to become wilder and wilder.
It’s time for handcuffs for corporate executives who cheat us. pic.twitter.com/2Yk36axui8
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 26, 2021
Brexit: Sales of milk and cream to EU down 96% and chicken and beef by almost 80% Independent (guurst)
Boris Johnson ‘isolated and at risk of becoming uncontrollable’ Guardian. The idea the Johnson was every controllable seems at odds with observable facts.
New Cold War
U.S. Navy will build airport infrastructure in northern Norway to meet upped Russian submarine presence Barents Observer (guurst). From last week, still germane.
Israel and Iran Are Pulling the United States Toward Conflict Foreign Affairs (resilc)
The Saudis Need More than a Scolding on Yemen National Interest (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Did They Miss Yet Another F-35 Cost Overrun? CounterPunch
CENTCOM Commander: Drones Dropping Explosives ‘Probably Concerns Me the Most’ Homeland Security Today
It's strange how many westerners who grew up watching Star Wars still side with the evil empire on every foreign conflict.
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) April 27, 2021
Biden’s care economy Bad News (UserFriendly)
The Targets of Biden’s War on “Domestic Extremists” May Not Be Who You Think Leighton Akira Woodhouse
White House gears up for political fight over tax rises on wealthy Financial Times (Kevin W)
Biden’s new stimulus plan is all about infrastructure, and China has lessons to share South China Morning Post
Redefining Swing Voters Cook Political Report (UserFriendly)
Shocking US census results: New York was 89 people short of keeping Congress seat, California down for first time EVER RT (Kevin W). One of the few times my vote would have made a difference! I left NYC just before the census.
Republican Civll War
Liz Cheney Isn’t Ruling Out A 2024 Presidential Bid Forbes (resilc)
Democrats en déshabillé
Democrats Play ‘Moneyball’ for Long-Term Success Cook Political Report
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Police State Watch
Now the New York Times cancels op-eds: Paper says it’s renaming them to ‘guest essays’ to be ‘more inclusive’ after ex-editors Bari Weiss and James Bennet were driven out by colleagues for not being woke enough Daily Mail
Google orders Roku to change their interface and chipset Axios (Kevin W)
Tesla Posts Record Earnings Wall Street Journal
What Became of Atheism, Part One: Wearing the Uniform Freddie deBoer (UserFriendly)
Economic news reporting suffers from bias toward richest Americans Academic Times. Underlying study: Whose News? Class-Biased Economic Reporting in the United States American Political Science Review (HJR)
Column: Elon Musk is giving $150 million to charity. What a cheapskate https://t.co/SCJ1PZukWI
— Michael Hiltzik (@hiltzikm) April 26, 2021
Maine contractors fear labor agreement will shut them out of offshore wind work Portland Press Herald (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Another of our family members: Jaques Pierre”:
And a bonus (guurst):
I present to you 'Stoat on a Trampoline' pic.twitter.com/8lrCZBCCa9
— Pete Wharmby (@commaficionado) January 17, 2021
A second bonus from guurst, and more proof that cats aren’t selfish:
Real happiness doesn’t come from getting everything you want.
It comes from sharing what you have with the people who matter. pic.twitter.com/jk6JFkwj20
— Ramblings (@ramblingsloa) April 17, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.