Goose Taps On Animal Hospital’s Door, Comes To Comfort Injured Mate Animal Rescue (David L)
‘INSANE Longboarding run down a GNARLY Romanian hill’ Flipboard (David L). I am not keen about videos that = surgery futures, but to each his own.
Biden Administration Defends Wildlife Services’ Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho Western Watersheds Project
Having a sense of purpose linked to better memory Study Finds (Jim D)
Feeling, in situ aeon. Important.
How do humans make sense of the bomb? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (guurst)
Snow Leopard Dies of Suspected COVID-19 Daily Beast. Consider the Snow Leopard Trust. Bare bones and they do practical things like pay poachers to become photographers and have members of communities that might profit from messing with snow leopards instead earn income from handicrafts which the Trust sells. I have one of their plush toys.
Study suggesting long COVID is associated with long-term changes in the immune system.
However, antihistamines (a combination of H1 and H2 blockers) improved patients’ symptoms, suggesting they may be a possible treatment for some aspects of long COVID.https://t.co/l4H7aT6SNW
— Dr Zoë Hyde (@DrZoeHyde) October 8, 2021
A very important study showing what the #SARS2 pandemic might look like if we don't vaccinate (and boost). Increased IFR?! Wave after wave despite all the previous natural immunity. If this doesn't prove the #SARS2 feed-forward phenomenon, I don't know what does. @fitterhappierAJ https://t.co/zy0R20PVUJ
— Double Individual Speculator (@x2IndSpeculator) October 7, 2021
Israeli study of 4868 @pfizer 2-dose #COVID19 #vaccine recipients finds, "a significant waning of humoral responses within 6 mos…a continuous decrease in anti-S IgG titers at a relative stable rate within 6 months."
Brisk decline at first, then gradual.https://t.co/UsOgRIsBxf
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) October 7, 2021
Hot off the wires: China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan BBC. But a pretty pro-forma statement.
Pentagon Won’t Confirm Reports Of US Special Forces In Taiwan Eurasia Review (David L)
Bad timing for an energy crisis in China Asia Times (Chuck L, Kevin W)
China marches on towards Fourth Industrial Revolution Asia Times (resilc, Kevin W). Highlight: “These are self-consoling illusions of a lazy elite that has allowed America’s manufacturing, technological and education advantages to erode over the past 20 years – an elite that has nothing to say about reversing the decline.”
What has the Trade “War” between the United States and China achieved? MR Online (Anthony L)
The hidden enemies in Xi’s midst Asia Times (Chuck L)
The Brexit three-card Monte Chris Grey
Brexit Impact Tracker 2 October 2021 – It’s the Wages – Stupid! Gerhard Schnyder (guurst)
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) October 5, 2021
Britain eyeing new trade deal with Gulf countries Middle East Online. This is the best trade deal headline the Government can generate?
New Cold War
Joint Statement: Foreign Ministers of Russia and China : Biological Weapons The Saker (Chuck L)
The Ship That Became a Bomb New Yorker
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Ali Alexander, Jan. 6th Rally Organizer, Subpoenaed by House Committee Rolling Stone (furzy)
Whistleblower: Capitol Police Leaders Acted ‘With Intent and Malice’ on Jan. 6 Daily Beast (furzy)
Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say New York Times (Kevin W)
Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump Associated Press (David L)
Why do people worry about deficits? Noah Smith (UserFriendly)
A Company Family: The Untold History of Obama and the CIA CovertAction Magazine (resilc)
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
The Nobel Peace Prize Acknowledges a Dangerous Era for Journalists New Yorker (JHR)
Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ Religion News (resilc)
MIT Abandons Its Mission. And Me. Dorian Abbot (BC)
The Invention of “Xenophobia” Los Angeles Review of Books (Anthony L)
Calpers Adds Managers, and Challenges, in Push to Diversify Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
The mystery of Elon Musk’s missing gas TechCrunch (Kevin W)
PSERS, in a sweeping shift, agrees to buy more U.S. stocks and dump costly hedge funds Philadelphia Inquirer. Not just hedge funds, also private equity!
Anyone Seen Tether’s Billions? Bloomberg
Countries Agree to Global Deal to Curb Tax Avoidance Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour (Chet G):
And a bonus of sorts:
And a more typical bonus:
1. I love this one. It is so cute ? ?
— Alexander Verbeek ? (@Alex_Verbeek) October 4, 2021