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Yves here. Some of you have reported difficulty with making contributions to our fundraiser from outside the US. I very much apologize for the hassle. It took 2 calls last year to get PayPal to clear out all the hurdles they imposed. They appear to have auto-restored some bad defaults in interim. They told me yesterday they had cleared out the incorrect options. Hopefully things will work more smoothly going forward. And yes, I’m not keen about PayPal either, but we are too small to afford a merchant account.
The Evolutionary Quirk That Allows Antarctica’s Icefish To Survive Extreme Cold Atlas Obscura (Chuck L)
Here's a rather stunning visualization shared during today's @Y2Y_Initiative conference on #roadecology, via Tom Martin of Montana DOT — a young grizzly bear attempting, and nearly always failing, to cross I-90. Each X is a highway approach. About as permeable as the Berlin Wall. pic.twitter.com/5RHIkq2ORJ
— Ben Goldfarb (@ben_a_goldfarb) November 9, 2021
An Astronomer Cancels His Own Research—Because the Results Weren’t Popular Quillette (Chuck L)
Simple, low-cost, high volume distiller removes salt from seawater using solar energy Brighter Side (David L)
Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ shifts focus to hold off desert Associated Press (David L)
How an upgrade on calculus is taking maths into uncharted territory New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Veterans Have Become Unlikely Lobbyists in Push to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs New York Times (resilc)
Using mechanical tools improves our language skills, study finds Science Daily (Kevin W)
This ??? pic.twitter.com/ZwgzppemVJ
— Brian Tyson, MD ?? (@btysonmd) November 12, 2021
I warned about reinfections and the harm to the immune system as an immunologist.
Apparently some virologists can't read the tea leaves https://t.co/ahtwuUGOSW
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MS (@fitterhappierAJ) November 12, 2021
China’s top disease expert lays down conditions for post-pandemic normal South China Morning Post. From subhead: “….and no let-ups in epidemic control.”
The Nightmare of Testing Positive on Arrival in Thailand Revue (furzy)
Norway To Reinstate National Measures As Virus Surges Barron’s (J-LS). We predicted that when Norway went into “Mission Accomplished” mode, they would have to roll it back.
COVID-19’s epicentre again: Europe faces fresh reckoning Reuters (J-LS). Remember that the US opened up international travel to the fully vaccinated…even though the current Covid vaccines do little to nothing to prevent transmissions, as confirmed by surges in countries and counties with very high vaccine rates, plus the lack of correlation between vaccination and Covid case levels.
well these are really starting to add up ??? pic.twitter.com/4Qxb6X42j2
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) November 12, 2021
Netherlands imposes lockdown measures as Covid cases hit new high Guardian (Kevin W)
Disease center urges Germans to cancel or avoid big events Associated Press (J-LS)
Study finds that in much of the US, virtual school did not lower COVID-19 case rates in surrounding communities MedicalXPress (Robert M). Including only because even if true, no longer relevant. Study period well before Delta became dominant.
Climate Change vs. the Sino-American Cold War Project Syndicate
China’s Global Network of Vocational Colleges to Train the World The Diplomat (resilc). “Whoever controls the education of our children controls the future.”
Article 16: the threats, the retaliation, the risks Tony Connelly, RTE
Welcome to Brexit 2.0 Chris Grey
New Cold War
<Belarus and the Migrant Gap Irrusianality (Chuck L)
Iran-backed Houthis breach U.S. Embassy compound in Sanaa, Yemen Washington Post (resilc)
New Great Game in the Caucasus and Central Asia Asia Times (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Securing your digital life, part one: The basics ars technica (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
How Taiwan Underwrites the US Defense Industrial Complex The Diplomat (resilc)
How Many Wars Does Joe Biden Want to Fight? 19FortyFive (resilc)
Joe Manchin Wants to Sabotage the $12,500 EV Tax Credit Gizmodo (Kevin W)
Where Gun Stores Open, Gun Homicides Increase Scientific American
Our Famously Free Press
Small businesses boxed out by Walmart, Amazon and other big retailers in growing supply chain battle Washington Post (resilc)
Sorry kids, there’s a Santa shortage Boing Boing (resilc)
Johnson & Johnson Will Break Itself Up Into Two Companies New York Times (Kevin W)
Does anyone ask if big, fat defense budget hikes are ‘paid for’? Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Ghislaine Maxwell meets her reckoning on Monday: The hot-shot lawyer who brought down El Chapo, the defence expert who’ll claim ‘victims’ have false memory syndrome and the big question: Will she implicate Prince Andrew? Daily Mail (J-LS)
CalPERS gets ready to settle discount rate and SAA Top1000Funds
CalPERS IC Less Satisfied With Consultant Performance: Survey Fin-News (Kevin W)
People on Twitter get excited about terminology but what the Jacobin survey simply shows is that working-class voters—of all races!—prefer the top message to the bottom two.
— Matt Karp ???? (@karpmj) November 9, 2021
Yemenis in Brooklyn Reclaim High-End Coffee New York Times (resilc)
Amazon Sued Over Crashes by Drivers Rushing to Make Deliveries Bloomberg (J-LS)
Now the GOP Is Coming for John Deere Workers Vice (resilc)
Antidote du jour (guurst from bearsome):
And a bonus (Li):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.