How Wild Turkeys Find Love New York Times
The Return of the Wild Turkey New Yorker (resilc)
Mapping Lyme disease across western North America PhysOrg (David L)
Expert Proposes a Method For Telling if We All Live in a Computer Program ScienceAlert (furzy)
How to protect research ideas as a junior scientist Nature (Dr. Kevin)
A Soil Fungus That Causes Lung Infections Is Spreading Across the U.S. Gizmodo. Kevin W: “Masks too while gardening?”
This small pharmacy may be a model for more affordable drugs STAT (Dr. Kevin)
Popular anti-inflammatories linked to worse osteoarthritis progression New Atlas (furzy)
Apocalypse Nowish Harper’s (Anthony L)
Neuroimaging study reveals significant brain changes in areas associated with language comprehension, cognition, and circadian rhythm control six months after COVID-19 infection.
Totally mild right ? https://t.co/aLkIqTGGhX
— Jess (@MeetJess) November 21, 2022
The fact that kids are filling up the ICU’s, our healthcare is collapsing AND still people refuse to wear a mask is a level of apathy I thought I’d never live to see. #BringBackMasks #ProtectOurChildren
— Jess (@MeetJess) November 21, 2022
From last week, still germane:
#COVID19 hospital admissions in England🏴
2020 👉 237,654
2021 👉 301,978
2022*👉 357,886 ⚠️
*till 14 Nov 2022 pic.twitter.com/DHAdQlPQ0y
— Antonio Caramia (@Antonio_Caramia) November 17, 2022
China lockdowns reach record level as Covid cases spiral Financial Times
China aims to minimize Covid deaths while reopening Asia Times (Kevin W)
Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy Reuters (resilc)
‘The system is overwhelmed’: Europe confronts fresh migrant influx Financial Times. Note only secondarily about Ukraine arrivals.
New Not-So-Cold War
◾️A fighter of the AFU (tank gunner) tells his sad story in tears:
◾️“I don’t understand what is happening. Everyone died, my brothers died, and they make a laughing stock of us, of the soldiers.
◾️The commander says "we are meat"
◾️We had over 30 tanks. There are 7-8 left. pic.twitter.com/wB7zJ1kpcx
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) November 20, 2022
More weapons for Ukraine needed before peace talks – NATO chief RT. Seems a little desperate….
Coming to Western Ukraine and some parts of Europe soon. Also notice superspreader potential:
🇪🇺🇩🇪💰🇦🇿🇷🇺Germany sees no contradictions in the EU's plans to buy gas from Azerbaijan,despite the fact that it may be of Russian origin.
Few days ago "Gazprom" signed agreement with SOCAR,where Gazprom will supply up to 1 billion cubic m3 of gas to Azerbaijan until March 2023
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) November 21, 2022
Ukraine – No Way To Peace Without Further War Moon of Alabama. Nice shout out!
Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up Reuters (resilc)
Evacuation of CIA’s Afghan Proxies Opens the War’s Blackest Boxes Intercept (resilc)
Security Forces in Iran Have Blinded Hundreds of Protesters New York Times (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year ars technica (Alex V)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Cuba Embargo: Isolating America Antiwar. Resilc: “If Biden opens up Cuba, he could lose Floridahhhhhhhhhhhhh.”
German F-35 deal saps Europe’s joint fighter dream Asia Times (resilc)
Four more years? Joe Biden and other Democratic hopefuls for the 2024 presidential nomination The Conversation (Kevin W)
Rep. Ilhan Omar criticizes McCarthy for threatening to remove her from committee Washington Post (Kevin W)
Exclusive: Mrs. Fetterman Goes to Washington New Republic (resilc)
Our No Longer Free Press
CNN wants to stay neutral in a divided America. Will anyone watch? CNN. If you believe this, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. There’s too much embedded conduct for this to be anything other than very difficult even it the intent actually is genuine. Shorter: this crowd is so deep in the bubble they can’t find “neutral” if it hit them over the head.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
FTX-owned service being used to launder hundreds of millions ‘hacked’ from FTX, researchers say CNBC (Kevin W)DraftKings Users Hacked, Money In Account ‘Cashed Out’ Action Network (resilc)
How to prove things Lars P. Syll
Solve worker shortages with immigration BBC (resilc)
Workers who made World Cup happen now enjoying the games Al Jazeera. Resilc: “Only way to fill up stands too.”
Key Freight Rail Union Rejects Deal, Increasing Strike Risk New York Times (Kevin W)
When — and How — to Say No to Extra Work Harvard Business Review. I would hazard this has at best 50% odds of working in a white collar setting. And hourly workers don’t get to negotiate.
Antidote du jour (CV):
And a bonus (guurst):
— Solo para Curiosos (@Solocuriosos_1) November 18, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.