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The Millions of Tons of Carbon Emissions That Don’t Officially Exist The New Yorker. Ah, biomass.
The Pandemic of the Vaccinated Is Here The Atlantic. Then the virus came for me.
America’s Covid Rapid Test Plan Is Appallingly Inadequate The New Republic. The press picked up on the ludicrously inadequate testing proposals in Biden’s “Winter Plan” for Covid with commendable speed. More like this, please.
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Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know CDC. Under “We have the Tools to Fight Omicron” CDC has — hold onto your hats here, folks — no mention of ventilation at all, or the fact that Covid is airborne. Because you don’t need to know that.
The Government Asked Us Not To Release Records From The CDC’s First Failed COVID Test. Here They Are. Buzzfeed. At this point, what I’m noticing is that there has been zero (0) effort by the Biden administration to, as we say, “hold [CDC] accountable” for what all agree is a colossal, indeed lethal, omnishambles.
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These urologists are setting the record straight about p*nises and COVID Popular Science. “Highly vascular organs.”
Beijing’s aggressive Covid-zero plan under threat as cases climb for seven weeks New.com. If only Gladys were in charge!
Chinese fuzzwords and slanguage of the year 2021 Language Log
China’s “whole-process democracy,” con and pro:
As someone who has studied government responsiveness in China for almost a decade, I would like to address some of the points made in this thread. 1/n https://t.co/yfI9jZxQJk
— Christian Goebel (@Chri5tianGoebel) December 9, 2021
New Cold War
Ukraine Ready to Fight to ‘Last Drop’ Foreign Policy. But of whose blood?
Russian Federation Sitrep 9 December 2021 Russia Observer (Rev Kev).
Get your story straight London Review of Books. Nationalities in the U.S.S.R.
Supreme Court signals support of public tuition for religious schools in Maine case Portland Press Herald. Hot take: “Christianist madrassas!” Supreme Court, ten years from now: “The United States is a Christian nation.”
Opinion: EPA takes another bite on dicamba…will anything change? Midwest Center for Investigative Journalism
House passes bill expanding powers of maritime regulators Hellenic Shipping News. Interesting detail.
Our Famously Free Press
Bad News Harpers. Deck: “Selling the story of disinformation.” Grifters gotta grift.
COMMENTARY: 8 things US pandemic communicators still get wrong CIDRAP (ChiGal).
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Police State Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Congress Won’t End the Wars, So States Must Defend the Guard
For the First Time Ever, a Starbucks Store Has Voted to Form a Union New York Magazine. Reaction (1):
— Steve Brown (@WGRZ_SteveBrown) December 9, 2021
Workers with @SBWorkersUnited made history today. They are a tremendous inspiration and it is so encouraging to see people all over the country standing up for themselves and each other. In solidarity, together, working people can achieve the dignity they deserve. pic.twitter.com/FYlo3YPJr1
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 9, 2021
Good to see the Democrat leadership cheering these courageous and effective workers on. Oh, wait…..
Employees at three Somerville coffee shops move to unionize WGBH. Inspired by Starbucks?
Bear Witness The Baffler
Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money. Vox. Readers? What do you think?
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.