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DogPhone Will Let Dogs Use Phone Gizmodo (Dr. Kevin)
The Never-Aging Ants With a Terrible Secret Atlantic (dk)
#CheetahCubdate 8: Little Home on the Grasses Smithsonian (furzy). So sweet your teeth will hurt.
Low Earth Orbit Visualization LeoLabs. Chuck L: “Space craft & debris visualization.”
Avoiding Data Disasters FastAI (dk). From earlier this month, still germane.
One Day Robots May Be As Smart As Ants NOEMA (David L)
The Brain Can Recall and Reawaken Past Immune Responses Quanta Magazine (David L)
Antibody Breakthrough in Mice Could Lead to a Vaccine For Alzheimer’s Disease Science Alert (Chuck L)
Oedipus on his Life’s Path Antigone Journal (Anthony LO
China has given 76.3% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine dose Reuters (resilc)
Mask Wearing Cuts New Covid-19 Cases By 53%—It’s The Best Public Health Measure Against The Virus, Study Finds Forbes. The study: Effectiveness of public health measures in reducing the incidence of covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and covid-19 mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ
? The number of people who were left to die at home and not found for “weeks” saw a huge spike during the Covid-19 pandemic, the first study of its kind has shown
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 19, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 could be lurking in animal hidey-holes The Economist (Dr. Kevin)
Covid Resurgence in Europe Brings New Records — and Restrictions Undark (David L)
SAVING THE PLANET, ONE BEER AT A TIME… Young Henrys (guurst)
Sources: Brazil withheld deforestation data ’til COP26’s end Associated Press (David L)
US, China commence ‘responsible competition’ Asia Times (Kevin W)
Ryanair to quit London Stock Exchange in December over Brexit Guardian (Kevin W)
Read the entire tweetstorm (guurst):
We can now say with confidence that the government's NHS strategy is leading to more people dying (all-cause).
— Dr Dan Goyal (@danielgoyal) November 18, 2021
‘A betrayal of the north’: Tory MPs frustrated at downgraded rail plan Guardian (Kevin W)
Saudi-led coalition targets Houthis’ military sites Middle East Online
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Porch Cameras and Facebook Groups Are Turning Streets into Surveillance States The Walrus (David L)
— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) November 18, 2021
Julian Assange & the Crisis of British Public Service Consortium News (Micael T)
Imperial Collapse Watch
As US Troops and Families Go Hungry, They Don’t Trust the Pentagon for Help Military.com (Kevin W)
Alcibiades and the Pitfalls of Personality Politics Antigone Journal (Anthony L). Instructive.
Biden’s health condition revealed RT (Micael T)
Biden now at 36% support in new poll. And with this cold weather covid wave coming he's gonna drop to Cheney/ Bush 20-something territory. We tried to warn you! New deal leftism wins, milquetoast neoliberalism loses even to idiot republicans yelping about big bird
— Secular Talk? (@KyleKulinski) November 19, 2021
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) presses Biden’s pick for currency comptroller Saule Omarova about “you used to be a member of a group called The Young Communists.”
Omarova explains, because she was born in the Soviet Union, she was part of school youth programs mandated for students. pic.twitter.com/mYSkOounx3
— The Recount (@therecount) November 18, 2021
Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide Associated Press (David L)
The Boy Scouts Are Abusing the Bankruptcy System Adam Levitin, Bloomberg
Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted on All Counts: Live Updates New York Times (furzy)
The Rittenhouse Verdict Glenn Greenwald
Read President Biden’s Statement on Verdict in Rittenhouse Trial White House (Kevin C)
Our Famously Free Press
NYT in Translation: Democrats Shouldn’t Challenge Oligarchy Consortium News
Manhattan school to sort kids by race during social justice discussions New York Post (JS). MLK would be spinning in his grave.
Lionel Trilling against cancel culture Spectator (furzy)
CalPERS sets target for stocks below 50% for the first time in decades Sacramento Business Journal (Kevin W)
Sleep Apnea Device Recall From Philips Causes New Worry Wall Street Journal (fk)
McKinsey investment fund fined $18m by SEC for compliance lapses Financial Times
Get Used to Expensive Coffee. And It’ll Probably Taste Worse Too Bloomberg. Um, it’s already tasting worse.
Tesla ranks almost dead-last on Consumer Reports reliability list SFGate (Kevin W)
Electric SUVs Rank Lowest In Reliability: Consumer Reports OilPrice (guurst). IMHO SUVs are a pestilence.
Can a Vastly Bigger National-Service Program Bring the Country Back Together? New Yorker (furzy). It is a given that children of the 1% will not participate.
Corporations are using inflation as an excuse to raise prices and make fatter profits — and it’s making the problem worse Business Insider (Kevin W). Quelle surprise!
An Inflated Sense of Inflation (w/ Stephanie Kelton) Michael Moore (furzy)
CVS closing hundreds of its drugstores over the next 3 years New York Post. Kevin W: “Drug store deserts?”. Moi: Drugstores started thinking they could compete with grocery stores and that led to bigger footprints. I hazard they went too far in that direction.
Antidote du jour. What I wish I were doing. Bob H: “Henry’s favorite habitat”:
And a bonus (guurst):
Some earlier trail camera videos of snow leopards in the Altai Mountains pic.twitter.com/FxMU9PWrXd
— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) November 18, 2021
A second bonus (Bob H):
This is a potoroo enjoying a a strawberry… if you look closely you can see her baby in her pouch
These small marsupials are from Australia.pic.twitter.com/oLFfayeWyA
— Science girl (@gunsnrosesgirl3) November 14, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.