How the fight against climate change can get real at COP26 South China Morning Post. Roundup on COP26 from Bloomberg:
In case you missed them, here are some COP26 developments over the last ~24 hours. You heard that right… so much has happened in just one day, and it's only going to ramp up as we get closer to Oct. 31. Countries are making pledges, staking out positions etc
— Sharon Chen (@sharonchenhm) October 23, 2021
🔒"- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
– This is what AMP is about
– Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't. Too many ways to list here."
— fasterthanlime 🌌 (@fasterthanlime) October 23, 2021
How Many Users Does Facebook Really Have? The Ad Contrarian
SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England (PDF) UK Health Security Agency
County-level Predictors of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Cases and Deaths in the United States: What Happened, and Where Do We Go from Here? Clinical Infectious DIseases. From the Abstractx
Red America’s Compassion Fatigue: A Report From Mobile, Alabama The New Republic
‘Let Kyrie Play:’ Anti-Vax Mandate Crowd Rushes Barricades Ahead of Nets Home Opener NBC New York. “A few dozen.”
The Force of Scientific Authority The Philospher
Evergrande says it has resumed work on 10 stalled projects Agence France Presse
China warns of further spread in latest COVID-19 flare-up Channel News Asia
Myanmar junta rules out talks with dissidents, including Suu Kyi’s ousted government France24. The generals think their dry season offensive will work.
Turkey and Iran find soft power more difficult than hard power The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
Cyber-mercenaries helped Saudis hack an NYT reporter Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic
New Cold War
Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club (transcript) Valdai Discussion Club
The Myth of Russian Decline Foreign Affairs
Democrats ‘pretty much there’ on U.S. social spending bill -Pelosi Reuters. Watch this space:
“The expansion of Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision is one of the most popular and important provisions in the entire bill. It’s what the American people want and it is not coming out," @SenSanders, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee
— Warren Gunnels (@GunnelsWarren) October 24, 2021
Biden unveils new billionaire’s tax plan, affecting fewer than 1,000 of the wealthiest taxpayers, which will force them to pay annual levies on their stocks and bonds Daily Mail. Inheritance taxes would work a lot better.
The Bright Side of Higher Inflation Stephanie Kelton, The Lens
Democrats en Deshabille
Our Famously Free Press
The Power of Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker
How I Became a Sick Person Ross Douthat, NYT. Affecting.
Police State Watch
SEPTA rape case is latest in a U.S. pandemic of police lying. There must be consequences Will Bunch, The Inquirer
Imperial Collapse Watch
Abandoned America still being more direct than usual:
An antique radio left behind in an abandoned machine shop pic.twitter.com/FdpfZF0ERk
— Abandoned America 🏚️🇺🇲 (@abandonedameric) October 25, 2021
Where Did 7 Million Workers Go? The Atlantic. Here’s where one went:
— SixBrownChicks (@SixBrownChicks) October 24, 2021
“We’ve had to set expectations with you multiple times.” Love it!
Antidote du jour (via):
We've been feeding a small family of four crows (mated pair and their two year old kids) for several years. Last week two days in a row they left these gifts, pull tabs threaded onto pine twigs. This isn't only generous, it's creative, it's art.
My mind is blown. pic.twitter.com/tT5ORZ3AHL
— Stuart Dahlquist (@StuartDahlquist) March 24, 2019
See yesterday’s Antidote du Jour here.