Poverty’s toll on mental health Urban Institute
Gas giant’s $3.2b effort to bury carbon pollution is failing The Sydney Morning Herald
#COP27 is a gigantic ego fest of hypocrites who strut around telling us plebs how to save the planet while they fly into Egypt on private jet for a virtue signalling jamboree sponsored by Coca-Cola who produce 120 billion plastic bottles a year – 99% made from fossil fuels. pic.twitter.com/EqmiUk0it6
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) November 11, 2022
The news about climate change is often depressing. So can news about what’s working to address climate change make a difference? In this study, @Tong_L132 and I show it can. #envcomm #solutionsjournalism pic.twitter.com/KJOlbPbBFe
— Kathryn Thier (@KathrynTRex) November 12, 2022
Respiratory syncytial virus after the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic — what next? Nature “The non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs; such as masking, ‘stay at home’ guidance and social distancing) that were introduced to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have had a marked effect on RSV circulation, with a significant reduction in RSV cases … The lack of RSV circulation in the population during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic might also have resulted in reduced transfer of passive immunity from mothers to their infants.”
Yeah, I know, I get it.
We don’t want to know. https://t.co/LObkiqyIPh
— Noor Bari (@NjbBari3) November 12, 2022
Remember all those people who were so concerned about the children that they made up all sorts of bullshit about how masking “harms” kids? These are the same people who do not give a rat’s ass if there are not enough beds or staff for kids at your local hospital right now.
— Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD 🏴☠️ (@TheAngryEpi) November 12, 2022
India to double trade with Russia RT (Rev Kev)
UPDATE, Istanbul attack:
• Turkey detains the woman that left the bomb and 20+ suspects per Interior Minister Soylu
• Soylu: PKK and its Syrian affiliate PYD is responsible
• Soylu blames the US gov’t for the attack
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) November 14, 2022
Turkey turns up pressure on allies in Syria Al-Monitor
The Case for Keeping U.S. Troops in Syria Foreign Affairs
Netanyahu returns, but Israel’s political and military landscape has changed The Cradle (Chuck L)
Why is the UK struggling more than other countries? BBC (Kevin W)
The United States, China, and great power competition in the Middle East Responsible Statecraft
U.S. doubles down on ASEAN aid to counter China Nikkei Asia
New Not-So-Cold War
As Ukraine Retakes Kherson, U.S. Looks to Diplomacy Before Winter Slows Momentum WSJ “The U.S. and some of its allies are concerned that their stockpiles of weaponry, including some ammunition, are being depleted at an unsustainable rate.”
No end in view for Ukraine war Indian Punchline
Strikes flare in Europe as cost of living spirals Hurriyet Daily News
I want an audit of where every single penny has gone in funding to Ukraine.
Everyone is ok with that, right?
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 13, 2022
On Nov 11, 2020, a member of Biden’s covid advisory board suggested a 4-6 week shutdown to slow spread before vaccines were available. He quickly walked back the idea and shortly after Biden publicly opposed it. During the next four months, over 250,000 Americans died of covid. pic.twitter.com/Jxsy1XnpoP
— wsbgnl (@wsbgnl) November 13, 2022
Super PAC emerges to encourage DeSantis to run for president Tampa Bay Times
GOP Clown Car
Imperial Collapse Watch
Groves of Academe
Once I asked Fields how come so many American academics misread her work. She’s not like reading Butler or Spivak. Her writing is very clear. She said it’s hard to get people to look at something they are standing on. https://t.co/RgQhPXwewV
— Sam Haselby (@samhaselby) November 12, 2022
A worker at a foundry in Illinois died after falling into molten iron, but if the required safety guards were installed, they’d still be alive. The foundry is owned by Caterpillar, one of the largest companies in the world.
The proposed penalty is only $145k. pic.twitter.com/KNpwXY4dEp
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) November 10, 2022
Prosecution Futures – The Downfall Of FTX And Everything Crypto Moon of Alabama (with a shoutout to NC)
Senate Banking Chair Sherrod Brown’s first hearing next session should be on crypto and it should be titled “I Fucking Told You So” and it should be two hours of Saule Omarova cursing at the Senators who opposed her nomination to the OCC because she wanted to regulate crypto.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 13, 2022
This is the firm that (along with Armanino) did the audited financials on FTX. If only there were signs that something was amiss.
Honestly, if I were a Sequoia LP I would redeem for cause. pic.twitter.com/vA9pybD7mr
— Ben Hunt (@EpsilonTheory) November 13, 2022
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.