/Links 3/3/2021

Links 3/3/2021

Glow-in-the-dark sharks found off New Zealand coast BBC (dk)

Rare ‘locked’ letter sealed 300 years ago is finally opened virtually LiveScience (Kevin W)

Mount Sinabung eruption: Indonesian volcano sends a cloud of ash and dust into the sky CNN

How Green Are Electric Vehicles? New York Times (David L)

On Mars, and in Texas, Engineering is Peer-Reviewed by Reality Issues (fk)

Our grasslands have been poisoned by intensive farming Aeon. Anthony L pages Amfortas.

First-of-its-kind trial finds psychedelic microdosing is equal to placebo New Atlas (David L)

HIV findings in DR Congo ‘give hope for cure’ BBC. Resilc: “Between this and the possible malaria vax, a big week in health issues missed by USA USA press.”



New evidence shows coronavirus can infect and kill heart muscle cells New Atlas (furzy)

COVID variants spreading fast in Japan, Kobe study finds Nikkei


Germany plans to extend coronavirus lockdown to March 28 DW

Tempers fray over France’s vaccine strategy Financial Times


Biden: US will have vaccine for all adults by end of May The Hill

Why Did Trump Want to Keep His Covid-19 Vaccination a Secret? Rolling Stone (furzy)

Doña Ana County detention officer sues over COVID-19 vaccine mandate MSN (resilc)

Texas Governor Lifts Mask Mandate, Business Restrictions Wall Street Journal


The Goldilocks Stimulus Myth Yanis Varoufakis, Project Syndicate (David L)

A K-shaped recovery and the role of fiscal policy Bruegel

Self-harm claims rise by 333% and overdoses are up 120% among 13 to 18-year-olds: The shocking toll of the pandemic on teenagers’ mental health is revealed Daily Mail

Obamacare would get a big (and quiet) overhaul in the Covid relief bill NBC (furzy)

FCC approves $50 monthly internet subsidies for low-income households during pandemic 6abc.com


China’s ambitions threatened by US equipment ban Asia Times (Kevin W)

Chinese labour schemes aimed to cut Uighur population density – report Guardian

Air Force General: If US Doesn’t Hurry to Build New Fighter, China Will – Defense One. Resilc: “The last one doesn’t fly, so why would this one?”

Eric Schmidt’s National Security Commission on AI issues China warning CNBC (resilc)

Chinese Australians discriminated against as Canberra-Beijing tensions boil over: Lowy report abc.net.au. Kevin W: “There are 1.2 million people who have Chinese ancestry in Australia so everything is going to plan.”


The seven key questions facing Nicola Sturgeon BBC. Kevin W: “In short, the answers are Yes, Yes Yes, Yes, Everything, Yes & Yes.”

EU must overhaul flagship data protection laws, says ‘father’ of policy Financial Times

New Cold War

US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack Associated Press. Resilc: “I’m sure they are shaking in their boots.”


Afghan war: Three female media workers shot dead in Jalalabad BBC (resilc)

Biden’s Protection of Murderous Saudi Despots Shows the Hidden Reality of U.S. Foreign Policy Glenn Greenwald

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts Of Its Own Stealth Bomber The Drive (Kevin W)

California’s Pacific Coast Highway is falling into the ocean. Is this the end of the road for one of America’s most scenic drives? USA Today. I’ve not taken the drive….now too late…

Capitol Seizure

Antifa Didn’t Storm The Capitol. Just Ask The Rioters. NPR

FBI chief calls Capitol attack ‘domestic terrorism’ and defends US intelligence Guardian (Kevin W)

FBI Director Wray says domestic terrorism cases have soared to 2,000 in recent months Washington Post (furzy)


Neera Tanden withdraws as Biden’s budget chief pick Politico (Kevin C)

Democrats’ voting bill would make biggest changes in decades Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court Will Hear Voting Rights Act Case as Congress Takes Up H.R. 1 Charles Pierce, Esquire (furzy)

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests Scientific American (Kevin C)

Texas Deep Freeze Aftermath

A Pipeline of Oil Money Fuels Texas Deregulators Young Turks (furzy)

Stimulus checks have Americans in agreement, but we’re bitterly split on everything else Study Finds. Resilc: “I am all for New England LLC.”

ACLU, Partner Orgs File SCOTUS Amicus Brief Supporting Privacy Rights of Nonprofit Donors ACLU. As an expert on money in politics said, “Look who is feeding the pigs.” I haven’t read the filing, but the wording of the press release is consistent with providing for anonymity of 503(c)4 donors, who are funding lobbying.

Woke Watch

Biden removes mention of Dr. Seuss from ‘Read Across America Day’ New York Post (John Siman)

The Next Cancellation Target: Dr. Seuss Wall Street Journal (furzy)

Dish tries to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink plans as companies fight at FCC arstechnica (Kevin W)

A jury says Intel owes $2.18 billion for infringing a zombie chip company’s patents The Verge

How private equity squeezes cash from the dying U.S. coal industry Reuters

Class Warfare

What REALLY happens at DAVOS? Russell Brand

Are The Days Of The “K-Shaped” Con Finally Over? Matt Taibbi

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

And a bonus (dk). I may have featured this vid years ago, but it’s gotten picked up on Twitter again, so as good an excuse as any for a reprise:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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