These are the health benefits of showering in cold water World Economic Forum. Wake up, take a cold shower, then bugs for breakfast!
Don’t Kill The Sacred Cash Cow The Heisenberg Report
Cheat sheet: How regulators want to rein in stablecoins American Banker
Musk Says Hertz Sale Not Done Deal After Surge Past $1 Trillion Bloomberg. Wowsers.
Modi Urges $1 Trillion to Help India’s Transition: COP26 Update Bloomberg. We’ll have to ask President Manchin about that.
A Green Deal at COP26 Can’t Be a Green Light for China Foreign Policy
How China’s property crackdown is being felt in a remote city steeped in Communist Party lore South China Morning Post
Laos–China Railway The People’s Map of Global China. From September, still germane.
Guardians of the forest Mekong Review
‘Information combat’: Inside the fight for Myanmar’s soul Reuters. Thread with reporting that didn’t get into the final story (dk):
— Fanny Potkin (@f_potkin) November 2, 2021
More to the point:
🧵Since Mid-October, the Burmese PDF and other armed opposition groups have gotten better at filming attacks and weapons captures.
I'll use this thread to share (and locate where possible) some of these claims and media.
Will also share any IED pics I can find. pic.twitter.com/k1bZ0wGLZ2
— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) October 23, 2021
US Hopes Richardson’s Quiet Visit Can Produce Results The Irrawaddy
Myanmar’s hidden hunger The New Humanitarian
In Punjab, mandis are the means to survival People’s Archive of Rural India
The Pentagon quietly removed more than 130,000 Afghanistan War photos and videos from public view Task and Purpose. A thread on this topic (dk):
Ah, DVIDS is hiding photos from the public in the name of protecting Afghans who served alongside the US https://t.co/DQr3aTrbtL
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) November 1, 2021
The ex-aides of a messianic, sex-convict rabbi fight from within to cast him out The Times of Israel
A freshman member of the House is getting shown around by a senior member on his first day, and the freshman asks about the other party. “I want to meet the enemy,” he says. “No, son,” says the old bull, “they’re the opposition. The Senate is the enemy.”
Just as Madison intended….
House Democrats brush off Manchin The Hill
Biden delays release of secret JFK assassination files Washington Examiner. Dude. 2021 – 1963 = 58.
A Brutal List of Ingredients and Products Restaurants Can’t Find or Afford Washington City Paper (DCBlogger). DCBlogger: “This is Washington, DC, so this will affect the power structure. DC restaurants are often owned and operated by refugees from failed states, so they have the right skills for this situation.”
ACA Call Center Company Healthcare Coverage More Expensive for Employees Than Plans They Help Others Access Eoin Higgins, The Flashpoint
Our Famously Free Press
Who did this:
I’m now reporting from Edinburgh in Scotland where 20,000 world leaders and delegates have gathered for the COP26 Climate Summit. COP, by the way, stands for “Conference of the Parties.” It’s the 26th time they have gathered to discuss and take action on this critical issue. pic.twitter.com/BGTAeU5cBy
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) November 1, 2021
Police State Watch
The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops NYT. Law enforcement for profit, just as in Ferguson.
E-Bombs: The Allure and Peril of High-Power Microwave Weapons Interesting Engineering (ctlieee).
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Unlimited Sand and Money Still Won’t Save the Hamptons Bloomberg. That’s a damn shame.
The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters The New Yorker
How the brain navigates cities MIT News
Surprising Limits Discovered in Quest for Optimal Solutions Quanta. No kidding!
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.