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Links 9/25/2020

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What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown NYT (David L)

This author argues that fighting climate change means focusing on ‘Earth repair’ The World (carla)

California To Ban the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars in 2035 TreeHugger


The history of egg tarts: from savoury to sweet, from medieval England to Hong Kong, from short crust to flaky pastry SCMP

The ancient trade holding back the Sahara Desert BBC

‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean Al Jazeera

Introducing “The Slick,” a New State-Based Reporting Project on Oil, Climate and Politics Capital & Main

Amazon Launches Climate Label to Help Customers Make Greener Choices EcoWatch. I am sure the commentariat will have much to say about this development.


Canada ‘bets the farm’ on big spending as second wave threatens economic recovery Reuters (re Šilc)

Buying Wedding Insurance During the Pandemic NYT (re Šilc)

Yih and Kulldorff’s “Radical” Covid Strategy Spectre (dd)

Covid Kills Commuterland American Conservative

QAnon’s Inexorable Spread Beyond the U.S. Der Spiegel

Revealed: There are now just NINE countries – including tiny Gibraltar, San Marino and Liechtenstein – where Britons can travel freely without quarantine or a covid test – as Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia are latest to be red-flagged Daily Mail. Almost as bad as holding a US passport.

Record COVID-19 cases in France, UK; ‘Tough weeks ahead’ in Spain Al Jazeera

Pharmacies are bracing for a surge in demand for flu shots amid the Covid-19 pandemic Stat

As Virus Cases Surge in Europe, Hospitalizations Lag. But for How Long? NYT

Lessons learnt from easing COVID-19 restrictions: an analysis of countries and regions in Asia Pacific and Europe Lancet

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How Losing RBG Could Shape Criminal Justice For Years to Come Marshall Project

How Barbara Lagoa’s fight for Elian Gonzalez shaped her legal career Politico

Trump faces tricky choice on Supreme Court pick The Hill

Memo Suggests Tactics For Dems to Slow Trump’s SCOTUS Pick The Daily Poster. David Sirota.

Class Warfare

White-Collar Crime, No Punishment Project Syndicate (david l)

Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis NYT (UserFriendly)

The Political Donations of NBA Owners Are Not So Progressive The Ringer (GP)

Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election? EcoWatch

Our Famously Free Press

As Joe Rogan’s Platform Grows, So Does the Media and Liberal Backlash. Why? Intercept Glenn Greenwald


Trump Says Elderly to Get $200 for Drugs in Bid for Senior Vote Bloomberg


Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights NYT

Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County’s Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns ProPublica

‘Everyone sees the train wreck coming’: Trump reveals his November endgame Politico

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th Gen, Wi-Fi 6 Eero and more Ars Technica

Julian Assange

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 17 Craig Murray

The US is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why is the Paper So Silent? Counterpunch

West Coast Wildfires

Global warming driving California wildfire trends – study BBC

West Coast Wildfires Underscore Ominous Global Trend: Forests Are Dying TruthOut


The BuzzFeed Russiagate agenda The Komisar Scoop


Trump’s TikTok Ban Is All About Fueling a Cold War With China Jacobin


Farm Bills, Small Farmers and Chasing the Agri-Dollar Dream The Wire

Why are they going after Bollywood? Scroll

Trump Transition

“The Democratic Party Opened the Way for Trump” Der Spiegel NC readers are well aware of this argument. Amazed to fin this now in Der Spiegel.


Antidote du Jour:

See yesterday Link and Antidote du Jour here.

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