Anil Seth Finds Consciousness in Life’s Push Against Entropy Quanta Magazine (David L)
Surfing’ SailDrone Captures Footage From Inside Hurricane Sam Petapixel (David L)
What’s the Least Bad Way to Cool the Planet? New York Times (David L)
Energy Crisis Puts World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plan to Test Bloomberg (David L). From last week, still germane.
How mental health became a social media minefield Vox (resilc)
Lead contamination found in blood of half of young kids in U.S.Bloomberg (Robert M)
Body Horror Baffler (Chuck L)
Enduring memory aeon
The year public health lost its soul Authorea. Today’s must read.
China looks overseas for vaccine data in search for way out of Covid-19 South China Morning Post. Well, they won’t find any here!
THREAD on a quick Covid update (mainly England):
TLDR: two epidemics really – one in under 18s (and their parents) which is bad and getting worse and the other in everyone else which is getting better.
— Prof. Christina Pagel (@chrischirp) October 1, 2021
Moar UK, where they do have data:
This is frankly terrifying. *1 in 21* children of secondary school age had SARS-CoV-2 the wk ending 25th Sept. Rises continuing. Tell me again that schools don't 'drive' transmission and we don't need mitigations in schools. To all those who've been in denial – this is on you. pic.twitter.com/utAXiijq6W
— Deepti Gurdasani (@dgurdasani1) October 1, 2021
Biden sued by Air Force officers who compare vaccine rule to death sentence ars technica (resilc). Seems a bit better argued that most suits like this but still very unlikely to prevail.
The NYT’s Partisan Tale about COVID and the Unvaccinated is Rife with Sloppy Data Analysis Jeremy Beckham via Glenn Greenwald (KLG)
How America Screwed Up the Great School Reopening New Republic
Eviction filings have not spiked after end of moratorium Washington Post. Inconsistent with many local reports on a web search, including Eviction filings in US spike in week following end of moratorium WSWS. But the story indicates that rental protections in many cities may be attenuating the process.
China’s Power Crunch is the Next Economic Shock Beyond Evergrande Bloomberg (Robert M). From last week, still germane.
Philippines’ Duterte says will retire from politics Agence France-Presse
Imperial Collapse Watch
“Inside every —— there is an American trying to get out …” Turcopolier (Chuck L). Important.
The Living Dead Pax Americana Pepe Escobar (Chuck L)
A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome” BuzzFeed. Um, the crickets as perps was published quite a while back…
New Initiative Explores Deep, Persistent Divides Between Biden and Trump Voters Sabato’s Crystal Ball (resilc)
Stephanie Grisham’s Book Details Trump’s ‘Terrifying’ Temper New York Times
Progressives exult in new-found power and Progressives cheer, moderates groan as Biden visit caps chaotic week The Hill. The danger is confusing a battle for the war. Nevertheless, the moderates (as in the Dem party “do as you are told” faction had to have Biden tell them the obvious? They are that clueless? From the second story:
Yet if the goal was party unity, the president seemed to fall short. In the roughly 40-minute closed-door meeting in the Capitol’s cavernous basement, he broke the bad news to moderates that a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill would not happen on Friday, as scheduled, eliciting discernible sighs from the centrists in the room.
Biden Says Democrats Should Delay Infrastructure Vote Until Deal Reached Wall Street Journal
What will people remember from the Build Back Better Act and the infrastructure bill?
The life-changing programs like paid leave and childcare. Health care and housing. Saving our planet. Roads and bridges are important — but we also need transformative change. pic.twitter.com/J7p4t7Cdz5
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 1, 2021
Pelosi Powerbroker Mystique Hits Progressive Brick Wall Heisenberg Report (resilc)
Congress Is Stuck in a Quantum Time Warp Charles Pierce, Esquire
The Infrastructure Bill Is Not Marxist. I Wish. New Republic
Krugman calls for the coin https://t.co/XWkD4SK6Lt
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 1, 2021
Biden tax crusade puts privacy at risk Reuters. Lambert: “This is madness, $600?”
Senate confirms eco-terrorist-linked Biden nominee who endorsed population control Fox. Resilc: “The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming, everyone to get from street…”
Police State Watch
My Time With the FBI Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Criminal Justice Expenditures: Police, Corrections, and Courts Urban Institute (resilc)
Lawyer Steven Donziger gets six-month sentence for contempt in Chevron battle Guardian/blockquote>
Indian Tribes Are Governing Well. It’s the States That Are Failing Washington Monthly
The EU wants everyone to use USB-C chargers—including Apple Popular Science. Resilc: “Never enough ewaste to send to Africa.”
Google Is Scrapping Its Plan To Offer Bank Accounts To Users Wall Street Journal
Report Reveals the IMF’s Hidden Fees, and How Desperate Countries Pay the Most In These Times (furzy)
There's a much deeper rot in the practices and culture of central bank governance than many are willing to admit https://t.co/IunwKXfRyO
— Rohan Grey (@rohangrey) October 2, 2021
Antidote du jour (Bob H):
And a bonus (guurst):
A spectacular sight 1225m (4019 ft) beneath the waves off Baja California as EVNautilus encounter the amazing Halitrephes maasi jelly.
— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) September 29, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.