/Links 11/14/2020

Links 11/14/2020

Cats Are the Best Philosophers Wall Street Journal

Cat Who Lived In A Church For 12 Years Passes Away, The Church Gives Her An Entire Memorial Service Bored Panda

MeowTalk app translates cat’s ‘language’ for pet owners New York Post

Monarch butterflies’ spectacular migration is at risk, and an ambitious new plan aims to save it PhysOrg (David L)

A Newly Discovered Tick Germ Is Sickening Dogs in the U.S., Vets Say Gizmodo (David L)

Tree rings may hold clues to impacts of distant supernovas on Earth ScienceDaily (Kevin W)

Camel-fur-inspired power-free system harnesses insulation and evaporation to keep items cool Techxplore (Chuck L)

Neanderthals And Humans Were at War For Over 100,000 Years, Evidence Shows Science Alert (Chuck L)

Recent readings on meaning of ‘net zero’ Yale Climate Connections

Air taxis set to soar over Seoul’s skies Asia Times (Kevin W)

Measuring the true cost of conservation PhysOrg (David L)

The biological research putting purpose back into life – Philip Ball Aeon (David L)

Solid progress being shown with patients at medical marijuana clinics in Thailand Pattaya News (furzy)


Here’s why conservatives and liberals differ on COVID-19 PhysOrg (Robert M)

How Australia brought the coronavirus pandemic under control Financial Times


Lilly’s Monoclonal EUA Science Magazine (UserFriendly)

Covid-19: Government buried negative data on its favoured antibody test BMJ


Coronavirus: Oregon, New Mexico plan two-week shutdowns to combat Covid resurgence Financial Times

Trump: New York Won’t Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in April With Other US States Until Governor Approves Sputnik (Kevin W)

Are you in the coronavirus yellow zone? The map can change. How to look it up Syracuse. Bob: “There is still no way to look at the color coded map of NYS. It’s the perfect emperor has no clothes moment. The fucking map doesnt exist and no one will say it.”

Red state governors reject Biden on mask orders Politico. Except Alabama, as Lambert flagged in Water Cooler.

In Wi-Fi ‘Dead Zones,’ Rural Students Can’t Log On to Virtual School New York Times


Denmark’s mink farmers count cost of botched cull Financial Times (David L)


Beloved businesses are going bankrupt waiting for federal help. It will get worse NBC (resilc)

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores Reuters (resilc)

Manhattan Empties, Brooklyn Hangs on as Renters Prioritize Space, Amenities Over Commute in Pandemic Economy THE CITY


China about to pull off ‘diplomatic coup’ by striking world’s largest free trade agreement RT (Kevin W)


“Own Nothing and Be Happy”: The Great Reset’s Vision of the Future Off Guardian (Chuck L)

Princess Diana’s Restless Ghost Still Haunts the Royal Family Daily Beast (furzy)

What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country Wired. UserFriendly: “Or how to use a blog to take over a country.”

The Scammer Who Wanted to Save His Country Wired. UserFriendly: “The backstory behind the carwash leakers.”

Imperial Collapse Watch

Lots of Missiles: How China and Russia Could Win a War Against America The National Interest (resilc)

Trump Transition

Scoop: Divisive Pentagon hire may rush troop withdrawals before Trump’s exit Axios (Chuck L)

Acting SecDef Signals Troop Withdrawal in Memo: ‘It’s Time to Come Home’ Antiwar.com. Kevin W: “Embeded memo.”

More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel The Hour (resilc)

Unelected Officials Override The President To Continue Wars (But Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State) Caitlin Johnstone (furzy)

Trump races clock on remaining environmental rollbacks The Hill (UserFriendly)

Ann Coulter: What America Wants Is ‘Trumpism without Trump’ Breitbart (UserFriendly)


Top CEOs secretly met to plan collective response to Trump’s denial of election results Fortune (David L)

Trump comes close to admitting defeat but stops short of formal concession Guardian (Kevin W)

Brazil: Trump Ally Bolsonaro Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win & Downplays COVID as Death Toll Mounts Democracy Now! (Kevin C)

Latinos could swing Georgia. Don’t repeat the mistakes of Florida and Texas Guardian (resilc)

How The Navajo Nation Helped Flip Arizona For Democrats NPR (Kevin W)


Yellen Under Consideration by Biden Team for Treasury Chief Bloomberg

Joe Biden blocked from receiving State Department messages during transition period news.com.au (Kevin W)

Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake Wall Street Journal (resilc). Translation: Now he thinks he can buy Democrats too.

FBI wanted to arrest Epstein at Virgin Islands beauty pageant months before plea deal cut NBC (furzy)

DeSantis pushes expansion of Stand Your Ground law as part of ‘anti-mob’ crackdown Miami Herald

Introduction to The New Economics: A Manifesto Steve Keen (Chuck L)

Quant Shock That ‘Never Could Happen’ Hits Wall Street Models Bloomberg (David L). Taleb (and Mandelbrot) would not be impressed:

“Events happened that statistically never could happen,” said the chief investment officer of disciplined equities in a telephone interview from St. Petersburg, Florida.

the only way to save reading is by reading Fredrik deBoer (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

Only 51% of CA Union Households Voted Against Prop 22 Exempting Uber Drivers from Wage Laws Los Angeles Times

Big tech threw $200m at a ballot measure to hurt gig economy workers. And they won Guardian

Maldives resort offers $30K ‘all-you-can-stay’ package CNN

Antidote du jour. Homer (Alaska) News’ Pet of the Week for the end of October, courtesy mgl:

Billy is a 10-year-old male cat.

Billy always wants a snack,

Billy never do an attack,

Billy wants a loving house,

Maybe Billy catch a mouse.

And a bonus. Guurst recommends full screen:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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