/Links 9/10/2020

Links 9/10/2020

Delivery Driver Jumps Into A Pool To Save A Drowning Dog The Dodo

Hunter Dies After Injured Bison Charges Him Vice

Animal Populations Fell by 68% in 50 Years and It’s Getting Worse Bloomberg (Dan K)

More than 400 sealed ‘craters’ are ticking time bombs from a total 7000+ Arctic permafrost mounds Siberian Times (guurst)

Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them Science (Dan K)


LIVE Global coronavirus deaths pass 900,000 BBC


How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain New York Times (Kevin W)

Statistics, lies and the virus: Tim Harford’s five lessons from a pandemic Financial Times (David L)

How to Read That Damning Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ‘Superspreader’ Study Like a Scientist Gizmodo (David L)

AstraZeneca CEO says participant had neurological symptoms, could be discharged today StatNews (furzy). Help me. This was a serious reaction or they would not have paused the trial.

Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On? New York Times. Wear an appliance! If you can tolerate them (they are bulky), sport biteguards are cheap and sturdy.


U.S. Airports to Stop Screening International Passengers for COVID-19 Starting Monday MSN (ma)

New York City to Resume Indoor Dining at Restaurants Wall Street Journal

University of Michigan undergraduates support grad student strike, say school favors profit over health MLive (ma)


The Pandemic’s Most Treacherous Phase Project Syndicate (David L)

The US needs $3 trillion to undo the economic damage of the pandemic, but policymakers seem unable to hear that message, economist says Business Insider

White House looks at more executive actions as coronavirus-relief talks appear finished Washington Post

Six months into the recession and a 11.5 million jobs deficit remains Economic Policy Institute

Gordon Brown launches radical campaign to stop mass coronavirus unemployment Mirror. UserFriendly: “Why can’t our shitty neoliberals call for what looks to be a weak sorta JG?”


TikTok, U.S. Discuss Ways to Avoid Sale Wall Street Journal

Tense India-China border raises fears of escalation DW. Brexit isn’t even over the fold.


Irish PM warns Boris Johnson over plans to recast Brexit deal Financial Times

EU would be allowed take legal action over ‘clear breach’ of Brexit deal RTE

Brexit: deliberate sabotage? Richard North. Discussion of and link to draft bill.

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 8 Craig Murray (UserFriendly)

Body cameras may have little effect on police and citizen behaviors: study PhysOrg

Portland, Oregon, passes toughest ban on facial recognition in US CNET (UserFriendly)

Ireland To Order Facebook To Stop Sending User Data To US Wall Street Journal

Imperial Collapse Watch

Why the Blob Needs an Enemy American Conservative (Kevin W)

Trump Transition

February 7 Tape of “Deadly Virus” Conversation Between Trump and Woodward, and More Buzzflash

Trump privately called coronavirus ‘deadly’ while comparing it to flu publicly: Woodward book The Hill

U.S. intelligence official told to halt Russian 2020 election meddling threat assessments: whistleblower Reuters (UserFriendly)

Whistleblower alleges top DHS officials sought to alter intelligence products to fit Trump’s comments The Hill. Did everyone forget about WMD in Iraq?


Can American Democracy Be Saved? Atlantic (resilc). Awfully late to be asking.

Biden and Trump fight over Rust Belt workers Washington Post (UserFriendly). Would be nice if either of them actually meant it.

Black Caucus faces upheaval as progressive pressure rises Politico (UserFriendly)

Woman told to remove anti-Trump shirt, votes topless in Exeter, New Hampshire Washington Times (resilc)

Joe Biden Accuses President Trump of Lying About Coronavirus Threat C-SPAN (Kevin C)

California (and Oregon) Burning

2020 Worsening Western Wildfires Climate Central

Wildfires Blot Out Sun in the Bay Area New York Times (David L). Reader David in Santa Cruz said yesterday was like being in the apocalypse. The air wasn’t terrible but you could only see rusty orange instead of the sky and it turned to night dark by 3:30 PM.

Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest Associated Press (David L)

Oregon governor says towns have been ‘substantially DESTROYED’ by huge wildfires, loss of life expected RT (Kevin W)

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t remove anti-vaccine posts despite Covid concerns Guardian (resilc)

Amazon adds former National Security Agency director to board after JEDI fight CNBC (Kevin W)

Have You Noticed How Push-Back Against Powell-Fed’s Actions Is Getting Louder in the Mainstream Media, from NPR to CNBC? Wolf Richter

Gundlach Says High-Yield Bond Defaults May Almost Double Bloomberg

Guillotine Watch

Elizabeth Holmes May Pursue ‘Mental Disease’ in Her Defense Bloomberg (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

Discrimination in University Admissions John Kay (David L)

Vacuous. Venal. The family that warped a generation: As the curtain falls on the infamous reality show, SARAH VINE — mother of a teenage girl — says Keeping Up With The Kardashians has done more to set back feminism than anything else this century Daily Mail (Kevin W)

Antidote du jour. Craig and Barbara:

Barrett, our Great Pyrenees, died peacefully in his back yard yesterday. He was 11 and a half years old and a rescue who had been with us for half of his life. Barrett enjoyed long walks on the beach and around the neighborhood. He was protective of his family and had twice graced these pages as an antidote du jour. RIP, Barrett.

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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