/Links 11/3/2020

Links 11/3/2020

Yves here. If you are in the US and have not done so already, please be sure to vote.

Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ killed with crossbow in sauna South China Morning Post (J-LS). Killer headline 🙂

Whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train BBC (furzy)

Cat Visits The Beach For The First Time And Has Very Strong Opinions About It Bored Panda (David L)

Scientists Just Discovered That Platypus Fur Glows Green Under UV Light Vice

New study finds earliest evidence for mammal social behavior Phys.org (Kevin W)

Watch an Amazing Time-Lapse of Growing Mushrooms Smithsonian (David L)

‘In the sun they’d cook’: is the US south-west getting too hot for farm animals? Guardian (resilc)

How Human Y Chromosomes Replaced Those of Neanderthals in a Quiet Genetic Takeover Smithsonian (Chuck L)

Robot Camera Mistakes Soccer Ref’s Bald Head For Ball Futurism (David L)

What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely Business Insider (Chuck L)


How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic ProPublica (resilc)


This long-term coronavirus symptom is so crazy, we can’t believe it’s real BGR (David L)

Early Covid vaccine hopes have a math problem The Print (J-LS)

Pregnant women with Covid-19 face higher risk of severe illness and death, study says CNN. My friend whose pregnant MD daughter who quarantined herself to keep from contracting Covid looks not as paranoid as she appeared at the time

T-cell response ‘lasts six months after Covid infection’ BBC. Far from conclusive. Sample of only 100, and then only people who were symptomatic. Hopefully more rigorous studies will follow. And even this article points out: “But it is still not clear whether this leads to better protection against re-infection.”



China’s yuan nowhere near cracking US dollar hegemony Bruegel

Why manufacturers are not rushing from China to India Asia Times (Kevin W)


India Slips Down Global Hunger Index – Even Without Factoring in COVID-19 The Wire (J-LS)


Holy moly:

Nation Building Overseas? America’s Own Neighborhood Is Becoming More Violent American Conservative

The most diverse cabinet in the NZ Financial Times

Vienna terrorist attack: several dead after shooting near synagogue in Austria – live updates Guardian

Vienna shooting: Gunmen hunted after deadly ‘terror’ attack BBC


Oman Becomes First Gulf Country To Introduce Personal Income Tax OilPrice (resilc)


Turns Out the FBI Has Been Hiding More Seth Rich Documents Sic Semper Tyrannis (Kevin W)

ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Slated for Deportation Is a U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer Intercept (Chuck L)

Supreme Court issues rare ruling against protections for law enforcement officials The Hill (UserFriendly)

America heads closer to medical price transparency with new rule The Hill (UserFriendly)

2020. The Wall Street Journal is going to be free today, so you can include them in your count-monitoring.

Election Night 2020 Guide: What to Expect From Trump vs. Biden Rolling Stone (furzy). Important. Note which states have already been counting mail in ballots.

Animated Map: U.S. Presidential Voting History by State (1976-2016) Visual Capitalist.

Tech billionaire 2020 election donations: Final tally CNBC (furzy)

Polls show Biden with edge over Trump in key states The Hill

Donald Trump’s COVID Comeuppance Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate

Donald Trump suffers court defeats in effort to exclude early votes Financial Times

Positive Trump polls spark polling circle debate The Hill

Will Fauci have a job? Will the public regain trust in the FDA? 8 of the scientific institutions and traditions on the line on Tuesday Stat (Kevin C)

What I learned from training to be a right-wing poll watcher. Slate (furzy)

10 Major Unions & over 100 Black Clergy Call for General Strike if Trump Steals the Election Mike Elk

The Senate Race That Could be Pivotal for America—and Wikipedia Wired

Amid auto industry battle, Question 1 is the most expensive ballot initiative in Massachusetts history Boston Globe (J-LS). Right to repair.

Our Famously Free Press

Twitter steps up political censorship with Facebook-like labels for election announcements from non-mainstream media accounts RT (Kevin W)

Does anyone know about the ban regarding complex entities interactions? reddit (Person)

Greenwald Aftermath

Meet the billionaire Glenn Greenwald has been protecting all these years Yasha Levine

Police State Watch

Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Spread COVID-19 And Police Propaganda ShadowProof (UserFriendly)

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books Guardian (Chuck L)

Future Supertall Attached to Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn Hits 26 Stories Brownstoner. J-LS: “Bad news. Those of us who love Brooklyn – and live there – don’t want it to become Manhattan.”

It’s Happening Here: What a Ukrainian Fitness Club Taught This Anthropologist about Dirty Togetherness in America Janine Wedel

The Future Landscape Of U.S. Oil OilPrice (Kevin W)

What Took so Long? After Years of Brick & Mortar Meltdown Punctuated by the Pandemic, Two Mall REITs File for Bankruptcy Wolf Street

How pension funds shape financialisation in emerging economies in Colombia and Peru Critical Macro Finance (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

The 90-year-old strategy that could end the US unemployment crisis Quartz (resilc)

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence Smithsonian (Chuck L)

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

And a bonus from Jim D:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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