Near-Death Experiences Can Scar Animals for Life Atlantic (Paul R)
Ten Observations on Lullabies The Honest Broker (Anthony L)
Imagination is such an ancient ability it might precede language Aeon (Anthony L)
Forgotten island with ‘open coffins and bones’ emerged from Kent river: ‘Like horror film’ Express. Kevin W: “Climate change at work.”
A year after fire, burned Santa Cruz forests sprout with new life but growing takes time Santa Cruz Sentinel (David L)
Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for a Third ‘F.’ Undark (Chuck L)
How to do philosophy Lars P. Syll. A wee tale.
Opinion: One simple principle: No vaccine, no go Globe and Mail (Dr. Kevin)
Coronavirus: More than 1 million Israelis vaccinated with third dose i24 News (resilc)
Today’s COVID aerosol transmission between children update – lessons from Victorian TTI:
– rapid child to child seen all the way through
– likely outdoor playground transmission
– shared outdoor walk home from schoolhttps://t.co/t5YoT79OYh#COVIDisAirborne just like measles pic.twitter.com/npZ9pJv3ps
— John Johnston (@JOHNJOHNSTONED) August 17, 2021
The Queen is continuing her Balmoral holiday after staff member at the Scottish estate tested positive for Covidhttps://t.co/3tIbOvrKKY
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 17, 2021
NIH Director says unvaccinated people are ‘sitting ducks’ as the Delta variant continues spread across the US Yahoo. Help me. As are the people who got the Pfizer vaccine early and seeing their immune response decay.
Biden Administration Expected to Call for Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Wall Street Journal
Pfizer Gang Is Pfinished Atlantic
The Sexism Behind China’s Population Crisis Foreign Affairs
Syraqistan. The frisson is impressive.
Guest on msnbc just said the taliban have “our biometric database” of everyone who worked for US and are using it at checkpoints. When / how did that happen? Was that a massive story at the time or wtf? They used AF as a testing ground for biometrics and this is how it ends up?
— Amanda Milius (@AmandaMilius) August 16, 2021
The Strategic Consequences of Western Defeat in Afghanistan Tipping Point (Colonel Smithers)
The Day After Heisenberg Report (resilc)
This Video of Afghans Desperately Clinging to a US Plane Is Horrifying. We’ll All Forget About It Soon Enough. Esquire. Funny how we don’t care much about all of the women and children in the Middle East we droned into pink mist.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan back with a bang Asia Times (Kevin W)
Resilc: “MSNBC hero and war monger”:
The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies. https://t.co/PQ1i5W6zZt
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 14, 2021
GOP Scrubs Webpage Touting Trump’s ‘Historic’ Taliban Deal Gizmodo (Dr. Kevin)
Why is Afghanistan falling to the Taliban so fast? Guardian (vlade). From late last week, still germane.
As the mainstream media acts blown away at how easily the Taliban takes back Afghanistan, none of them seem to want to mention that two of the Taliban's BIGGEST income streams for the past 20 years have been payments from the US government & opium (protected by the US).
— Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) August 16, 2021
The MSM is admitting to it too: Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban Associated Press
Pakistan says US Afghan troop withdrawal is ‘logical conclusion’ Al Jazeera. Resilc: “But Taliban say on to Islamabad.”
The New Competition Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning National Interest
Turmoil in Afghanistan binding China and Russia even closer South China Morning Post
Imperial Collapse Watch
Another masterpiece by #RajaniKanth.
Ode to Empire
[for John Hobson]
free of laws
all a prosaic
matter of course
— Fadhel Kaboub (@FadhelKaboub) August 15, 2021
Empire or Humanity? Tom Engelhardt
The Radicalization of Clarence Thomas New Republic
Federal lawsuit challenges California recall as unconstitutional Politico. Huh? Gray Davis was recalled. That’s how California got the Governator.
Obama Bash Backlash
Our Famously Free Press
Chris Cuomo’s ethical troubles at CNN highlight rise of ‘info-tainment’ Guardian. Resilc: “Unlikely the NYT and WAPO I gather.”
US opens formal probe into Tesla’s Autopilot technology Financial Times
Tesla Autopilot investigation takes ‘bloom off the rose’ for investors: Analyst Yahoo Finance (Kevin W)
Data machine: the insurers using AI to reshape the industry Financial Times (David L)
Lumber Prices Menzie Chinn
— THE TAO OF NOW (@InTheNoosphere) August 14, 2021
Starbucks baristas say they’re fed up with complex custom drink orders that can verge on the ridiculous. Business Insider (Kevin W)
Antidote du jour. Bob H seems to travel in a circle of felines who are particularly adept at posing in flattering settings. This is Harry, although by putting his stomach so on display, he’s at risk of having his snooze interrupted by a belly rub:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.