/Links 12/8/2020

Links 12/8/2020


How Hunters Can Help During a COVID-19 Winter: Shoot More Deer, and Donate the Venison Outdoor Life (resilc). Um, you also need to provide tips on how to cook it. Wild venison is super lean. Even tenderloin needs to be sauteed in butter; it’s not fatty enough to grill or broil (well, and have it come out any good). Stews work. My father did well with venison sauerbrauten and venison spaghetti sauce. Probably fine for a chili too. If you want to make the odd bits into sausage, you’ll need to add pork.

it gnaws Fredrik deBoer (UserFriendly)


‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand New York Times (UserFriendly)

Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests Observed by Emergency Medical Services During the US COVID-19 Epidemic JAMA

Travel restrictions effective in countries with low number of COVID-19 cases: Lancet study Indian Express


Pandemic pushing America’s 911 system to breaking point, ambulance operators say Washington Post (resilc). From last week, still germane. PE hoovered a lot of ambulance companies. How much of this distress is real, as opposed to whinging about mere lower profits?

Florida State Police Raid Home Of COVID Whistleblower, Point Guns At Her & Her Family, Seize All Her Computer Equipment TechDirt (dk)

Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built COVID-19 dashboard Tallahassee (dk). Federal laws on hacking are pretty sweeping, and Florida’s statutes probably have similar provisions. Mere unauthorized access = hacking, even if the host effectively left the doors open. That does not mean the allegations are valid, mind you. And the thuggishness was clearly deliberate. Buried in one of the accounts is that Jones had filed suit over her firing. Seizing her computers denies her and her counsel of information….and the state may well wipe her machines.

Navajo Nation Extends Lockdown Due To “Dire” Surge Of Coronavirus NPR (David L)

This Is How Trump’s Executions Are Spreading The Coronavirus HuffPost (UserFriendly)


Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK BBC


Lawmakers face hurdles to COVID relief deal The Hill

Millions of unemployed Americans are over $5,000 behind on rent, utilities Washington Post (UserFriendly)

‘Real Households Are Going To Be In Dire Straits’: JPMorgan Liaises With Biden On Stimulus Heisenberg Report (resilc)

‘It Makes Me Angry’: These Are the Jobless in a City Filled With Wealth New York Times (resilc)

Royal Caribbean says over 150,000 have volunteered for trial cruises, in ‘incredibly motivating’ sign Fox (Kevin W)


Brexit: Boris Johnson expected to travel to Brussels DW. In case you missed it.

Brexit: MPs reinsert controversial sections of Internal Market Bill BBC (Kevin W)

From guurst:

Deep divisions in post-Brexit fisheries talks RTE (PlutoniumKun)

From Colonel Smithers:

From guurst:

Sorry, Johnson Will Not Disappear Craig Murray

How the U.S. Opioid Addiction Fuels a Crisis for Mexican Farmers Intercept

New Cold War

Along Russia’s ‘Road of Bones,’ Relics of Suffering and Despair New York Times. UserFriendly: “Stunning visuals… once you get past the ‘OMG they still like Stalin?’”

How China Is Learning From Russia’s War In Syria National Interest (resilc)


Biden’s Iran Deal Faces Iran’s ‘Red Pill’ Strategic Culture (Chuck L)


Biden picks retired general Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief Politico (Kevin C)

Biden to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, a first for an African American NBC

Biden Picks Raytheon Board Member To Lead The US War Machine Caitlin Johnstone (furzy)

Old Obama hands on Korea policy could pose new problems for peace Responsible Statecraft (guurst)

Biden’s Young Hawk: The Case Against Jake Sullivan Consortiumnews


What is the ‘safe harbor’ deadline, when is it, and what does it mean for Donald Trump’s US election chances? abc.net.au (Kevin W)

The Democrats Are Blaming the Wrong People Atlantic. UserFriendly: “God I hate this fool but this is the best smack down of ‘the left lost us the election.’”

Uber Sells Self-Driving Research Unit to Startup Aurora NPR (David L). Reported last week but other news seemed more pressing.

Economics is going through an intellectual revolution on public debt Washington Post (UserFriendly)

Electric-Car Companies Now Comprise Half the Worth of the World’s 10 Most Valuable Automakers Bloomberg

How Monopolies Have Taken Over Our Everyday Lives The Nation (UserFriendly)

Fair value? Fixing the data economy MIT Technology Review (David L)

Google workers reject company’s account of AI researcher’s exit as anger grows Guardian (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

Divide, Conquer & Stay Rich Heisenberg Report (resilc)

Breaking the Code of Silence on Sexual Misconduct in the Labor Movement as NYT Highlights Payday Work on NewsGuild Mike Elk

Antidote du jour. Britt:

My puppers, Bear, would be humbly honored to be an antidote du jour 😁 here he is channeling Cousin Eddie and his evacuation of the rv toilet which was full 😉—“Merry Christmas! Sh*tter’s Full!” 🎄

And a bonus (guurst):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here

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