Links 10/26/2022

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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:


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)

Old Blighty

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

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)

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.


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)

From resilc:

Voting North Carolina
Early 230 today
90 minutes to vote
2020 presidential I waltzed in
Few masks
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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.

Inflation/Supply Chain

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.

Class Warfare

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.

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And a bonus (Chuck L):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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