My Massive Cock review – you will never be able to unsee this penis documentary Guardian (Dr. Kevin). As you presumably know, men are obsessed with length while women generally prefer more girth….
Inside the enigmatic minds of animals MIT Technology Review
Images of Diwali: The Festival of Lights Atlantic (Kevin W)
The Body of Thought: On Markus Gabriel’s “The Meaning of Thought LA Review of Books (Anthony L)
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready? MIT Technology Review (David L)
Alison L sent several links on the question of how much student accomplishment declined under Covid v. historical norms
École, numérique et confinement : quels sont les premiers résultats de la recherche en France ? Ministère d’Education Nationale de la Jeunesse et des Sports
At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education Associated Press
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education: international evidence from the Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (REDS) UNESCO
Harvard EdCast: COVID’s Impact on Education in Developing Countries Harvard GSE
As Lambert keeps pointing out, the CDC is still not on board:
“World’s slow recognition of airborne transmission of COVID was ‘most egregious public health error in modern history'”
— Prof. Jose-Luis Jimenez (@jljcolorado) October 26, 2022
Risks of cardiovascular disease after Covid. (4) pic.twitter.com/KeHG9IIDvt
— Anthony Costello (@globalhlthtwit) October 26, 2022
I’m hearing about more severe RSV. Unknown if it’s after covid. If you stimulate CD8 T cells and make memory, the memory CD8s can enhance disease, including for RSV. Covid broadly stimulates T cells https://t.co/jaxFItV5L4
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MS (@fitterhappierAJ) October 24, 2022
Heathrow needs 25,000 more staff as it admits pandemic recovery will take ‘years’ – live updates Telegraph
Garvey v. City of New York. Order by New York Supreme Court, which confusingly is its lowest trial court. City ordered to reinstate employees fired over vax mandate with back pay.
Fungal Disease Spiked During Covid Pandemic and Pathogens Spreading Due To Climate Crisis, WHO Says Guardian
NSW Central West farmers can’t catch a break, with costs rising as extreme weather bogs machinery ABC Australia (Anthony L)
Taiwan’s first industrial output fall in 2.5 years sign ‘Asia is slowing down’, with ‘darker picture’ ahead South China Morning Post
Ideological snipers aim at Scholz even before he leaves for China: Global Times editorial Global Times
Former US military pilot arrested over China ties – media RT. Kevin W: “Read to the end.”
When the unsustainable ends Wolfgang Munchau (resilc)
California Poised to Overtake Germany as World’s No. 4 Economy Bloomberg (resilc)
How the U.K. Became One of the Poorest Countries in Western Europe Atlantic (resilc)
UK’s first Anglo-Asian leader grips a poison chalice Asia Times (Kevin W)
Sunak unveils UK government of austerity and war WSWS
Hu obviously hoping that Sunak’s Goldman Sachs ethnic heritage will guide him on the road to moderation. GLWT https://t.co/eXHrr6ewpQ
— chinahand (@chinahand) October 24, 2022
Bolsonaro Ally Engages in Gunfight with Police – Brazilian Congress Moves to Criminalize Faulty Polling – Bolsonaro Required to Run Lula Fact Checks Mike Elk
New Not-So-Cold War
Playing at War in Ukraine – Col. Douglas Macgregor Judge Napolitano, YouTube. Key point early on (2:45): Macgregor says Russian mobilization is continuing thanks to Western NATO threats and Russia could have a million men in the field by January. The op-ed mentioned: Playing at War in Ukraine American Conservative
Dima at Military Summary said late in his 10/25 account that the Russians had paused their electrical grid/infrastructure attacks on Ukraine. From what I can tell on Twitter, lights are still off in Kiev.
SCOTT RITTER: Russia’s ‘Dirty Bomb’ Scare Consortium News. Confirms my comment that dirty bombs are actually pretty lousy weapons. But the point here was not effectiveness but blaming Russia fo doing something horrific-sounding.
International Mobile Justice Team building war crimes cases in Ukraine targeting the Kremlin ABC Australia. Kevin W: “No plans to stop Donetsk city I bet. The shelling is too dangerous.”
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Media Continue To Push ‘U.S. Officials Said’ Claims Even When Those Are Obvious Lies Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Return of the Living Check Jacob Dreizen. Yes, he writes in a rough manner (IMHO this is at least partly an affect) but the general point stands. However, note the attack near Poland is na gah happen soon, if ever. Russia hasn’t moved remotely enough troops into Belarus for an offensive.
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Europe Under Control of the U.S. Mafia Black Agenda Report
Why Germany’s pursuit of peace in Ukraine is paralyzed Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Germany: Man fined €4,000 for hanging Russian Z sign on car DW. Resilc: “What if Zorro did it?”
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Exclusive: U.S. considers HAWK air defense equipment for Ukraine Reuters (resilc)
Everyone should read this @RepRaskin statement because it’s basically a manifesto declaring Progressive Holy War against Russia by way of Ukraine. I honestly think they’d be OK getting incinerated in a nuclear holocaust if it meant staying true to this ideological “struggle” pic.twitter.com/YltXrA2IT0
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 25, 2022
Pakistan’s ex-premier announces march to Islamabad on Friday Anadolu Agency
Despite Khashoggi murder, these US universities still flush with Saudi money Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
US Recruits Elon Musk’s SpaceX for Iran Regime Change Op Brian Berletic
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Mirage of Washington Intelligence Libertarian Institute (resilc). Having to rely on libertarians to say things that the putative left used to point out frequently.
A puzzling observation in today’s world is that almost no Western leader has laid out a positive vision for the future.
Take Biden for instance. His big vision is “democracies vs autocracies”. Meaning his vision for the future of the world is conflict. How positive is that?
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) October 24, 2022
Hope Hicks, former Trump White House aide, meets with January 6 panel USA Today (furzy)
Political, legal battle heats up over student loan forgiveness The Hill
The Trump Tapes reveal much about Bob Woodward, Donald Trump : NPR (furzy)
MSNBC Legal Analyst Declares Trump Could Be Charged With Manslaughter Jonathan Turley
GOP Clown Car
The people of New York welcome Ted Cruz to Yankee Stadium Boing Boing (resilc)
You’re Not Imagining It: There Are Fewer Polls This Cycle FiveThirtyEight
Pa. Senate debate: John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz faced off on abortion and economic issues Inquirer (furzy)
Pro-Israel Groups Spend Big in Tight Senate Race Between Fetterman and Oz Haaretz
Arizona ballot box observers face lawsuits from voting rights groups Arizona Central (furzy)
Voting North Carolina
Early 230 today
90 minutes to vote
2020 presidential I waltzed in
Texas synagogue siege: US gun supplier jailed for almost eight years BBC (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
Caitlin Johnstone: White House May Block ‘Russia-Friendly’ Musk From Buying Twitter Consortium News (furzy). Help me. Is no one following the plot??? Musk DESPERATELY wants out of this deal! Matt Levine was having to stoop to parsing why Musk’s effort to renege would hit a big legal brick wall two months ago.
New York and New England start RATIONING heating oil before winter as stockpiles slump by 70% and fears rise that families will be left in the cold Daily Mail (Kevin W)
Why the Price of Gas Has Such Power Over Us New York Times (resilc). ZOMG, the NYT thinks this needs to be explained????
The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America: Biggest Price Drops since Housing Bust 1. Record Plunge in Seattle (-3.9%), Near-Record in San Francisco (-4.3%) & Denver. Drops Spread Across the US Wolf Richter
FAA Warns of Aviation Safety Risks Without US Mandate On 5G Limits Reuters. FAA not yet standing down.
Bernie is right: Extreme wealth concentration has turned America into an oligarchy. Jacobin (resilc)
This chart shows just how out-of-control rent has gotten: The typical person has to work 64.2 hours just to pay rent — up from 56 hours just two years ago Business Insider (Kevin W)
Amazon Driver Found Dead on Front Lawn After Being Attacked by Dogs Vice 🙁
New Zealand Uber Drivers Win Landmark Case Declaring Them Employees Guardian
The Effect of Low-Skill Immigration Restrictions on US Firms and Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Lottery NBER (resilc)
May God Save Us From Economists New Republic (resilc)
Antidote du jour. Micheal H:
Here’s a great pic of Mount Evans and a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ewe. I took this while hiking the other week and thought the readers may enjoy.
And a bonus (Chuck L):
A baby gorillas first chest pound.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/vwpgnmZ02D
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) October 24, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.