Britain is now facing a pie crisis amid ‘perfect storm’ of foil tins running low due to rising global aluminium prices, labour shortages and inflation Daily Mail. Oh no! Running out of pie.
Dormice favoured by Italian mafia seized in drugs raid BBC. Reminds me that Francois Mitterrand ate ortolan for his last meal in 1996. See this NPR account, Francois Mitterrand’s Last Meal.
Jet Fuel Made From This Crop Could Cut Emissions by Up to 68%, New Analysis Proves Science Alert (chuck l)
Mistress of the macabre Times Literary Supplement
Next step in the ongoing arms race between myxoma virus and wild rabbits in Australia is a novel disease phenotype Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (gurus)
Next Covid-19 test? Diagnostic blind spots stir visions of bleak midwinter South China Morning Post
Reimagining our pandemic problems with the mindset of an engineer Technology Review
Biden Ordered Federal Contractors to Get Employees Vaccinated. Universities Have Begun to Comply. Chronicle of Higher Education
The day of “colour revolution” seems to be running out. The mechanics are noticed and countered, Patrick Armstrong writes. Strategic culture Foundation (chuck l)
Big Brother IS Watching you Watch
Facial recognition cameras arrive in UK school canteens FT (The Rev Kev)
DHS seeks to track biometric data of workers in order to improve their ‘health and wellness’ Just the News (chuck l)
EXCLUSIVE Facebook to change rules on attacking public figures on its platforms Reuters (The Rev Kev)
REVEALED: FACEBOOK’S SECRET BLACKLIST OF “DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS” The Intercept (furzy)
Facebook Dangerous Individuals and Organizations List (Reproduced Snapshot) The Intercept (furzy)
Yes, Virginia, There is a Deep State Matt Taibbi TK News
German Politics: Confused, But Self-Righteous Consortium News (flora). Hoisted from comments.
What Baraitser Thought About the Plot to Kill or Abduct Assange Consortium News
January 6 Riot
A Florida Anarchist Will Spend Years in Prison for Online Posts Prompted by Jan. 6 Riot The Intercept (furzy)
But this Committee is a radical escalation. Not a single US citizen has been charged by the Biden DOJ with sedition, insurrection, or attempted murder or kidnapping. That is what this Committee is for: to treat them as if they have been, to satiate liberal impulses for vengeance. pic.twitter.com/usWdAYQLNn
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 17, 2021
Men ‘cleared’ for release from GITMO is a cruel, twisted joke Responsible Statecraft
The Scissors Gap London Review of Books
How to save the world (from a climate Armageddon) Responsible Statecraft
Milestones show path of Xi’s transformation drive Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
You can switch off Siri, but not the State Indian Express
Moving to a higher altitude Business India
Is Delhi’s Heavy Surveillance Making Women Safer? The Diplomat
1/4 Since the Indian govt is rejecting the Global Hunger Index, let’s clear the air. First, it’s not true that the index is based on opinion polls. It’s based on statistical data for 4 indicators: calorie deficiency, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality. pic.twitter.com/xlw0pMMSd0
— Road Scholarz (@roadscholarz) October 16, 2021
The Indian Government says the methodology is “unscientific” in the 2021 Global Hunger Index which places India at an alarming rank 101 out of 116 countries. But the stories from the ground tell the true extend of starvation in India. A thread. Please stay with me. pic.twitter.com/8ABMjWG7Gj
— Srishti (@seekingsrishti) October 16, 2021
Black Lives Matter
“They came and walked up on us and said they’ll ‘Trayvon Martin our little Black asses.’ His exact words.” A Downtown 100 youth retelling an encounter with @MinneapolisPD
NEW — Part 4 in the Series: 21st Century Jim Crow in the North Star City https://t.co/0qjzuOaZcA
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) October 13, 2021
Antidote du Jour (via):
Jerri-Lynn here. A favorite bird of mine.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.