Links 11/1/2022

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Eerie events around the country mark Halloween RTE

Eurasian jays ace the famous ‘marshmallow test’ Popular Science. Resilc: “Write them in when you vote.”

Many Baby Sea Turtles Never Make It to The Sea. This Genius Idea Could Save Them ScienceAlert (Chuck L)

Could AI help you to write your next paper? Nature (Dr. Kevin)

Are Gas Stoves the New Cigarettes? New Republic (resilc)

What to do in a potential crowd crush and how to survive it Washington Post (Dr. Kevin). Black Friday is coming!

#COVID-19

Science/Medicine

Evidence for Biological Age Acceleration and Telomere Shortening in COVID-19 Survivors International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ma)

COVID ‘variant soup’ is making winter surges hard to predict Nature (Dr. Kevin)

New research suggests booster dose of Novovax NVX-CoV2373 vaccine is effective against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants News-medical.net

But as GM cheerily points out, the variants Novovax was tested on are very far away from current lineages:

Is SARS-CoV-2 an oncogenic virus? Journal of Infection (ma)

Asia

Shanghai Disney: Visitors unable to leave without negative Covid test as park shuts BBC (resilc)

Fearing Covid, workers flee from Foxconn’s vast Chinese iPhone plant CNBC (resilc)

US/North America

How Republicans Claimed COVID as a Winning Campaign Issue New Yorker (resilc)

Climate/Environment

Wild horses could help fight wildfire in the west NPR (David L)

Why It’s So Hard To Recycle Electric-Car Batteries YouTube (resilc)

I’m No Longer Sure New York Will Protect Itself From Rising Waters New York Times (David L)

China?

Does the U.S. Chip Ban on China Amount to a Declaration of War in the Computer Age? CounterPunch. We warned about this as an own goal as soon as it was announced. Resilc: “When does USA USA reach peak nonsense across the board?”

Wang Yi urges US not to be ‘blinded by ideology’ in phone call with Blinken Global Times. Seems pretty testy.

Japan’s empty villages are a warning for China Financial Times (furzy)

Old Blighty

Energy giant Centrica reopens mothbolled site amid warning UK ‘has only nine days of gas stored up’ Independent

White-Collar War Crimes and For-Profit Famines Current Affairs (resilc)

New Not-So-Cold War

Russia tells UN it will inspect Black Sea ships RT/ Russia’s cancellation countermove was obvious, particularly since they were already signaling reticence to renew the deal (IIRC which was to expire shortly) due to grain going to Europe, not poor countries, and Russian grain (whose supply vastly exceeds that of Ukraine) being de facto embargoed, contrary to promises.

Ukraine Grain Flows to Port Freeze Up After Russia’s Provocation Bloomberg. Um, even the New York Times credited Ukraine with the attack on Sevastopol.

Ascot suspends writing new cover for Ukrainian shipments Insurance Business

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Weapons sent to Ukraine may have ended up in Finnish underground EurActiv

New plan to secure US weapons in Ukraine leaves gaps: experts Responsible Statecraft

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko: ‘Please stay with Ukraine’ DW. Resilc: “Uncle Sam: Send mo moneknee.”

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Russian Trade Boomed After Invading Ukraine, Providing Ample War Funds New York Times

New Study Finds The Rest Of The World Supports China And Russia Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

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Syraqistan

Israel Election: The Eight Scenarios That Could Happen on Tuesday Haaretz

Gridlock, fascism or more polls? Israel’s latest election could provide all three Middle East Eye

Imperial Collapse Watch

Welcome to the world of the polycrisis Adam Tooze, Financial Times (David L). From ent of last week, still germane.

2022

79 percent of voters describe the US as ‘out of control’ The Hill

Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Sinking the Congressional Dems—and Ukraine Jeffrey Sachs, Common Dreams

Biden accuses oil companies of ‘war profiteering’ and threatens windfall tax Guardian. How dumb does he think voters are?

These five races will determine the Senate majority The Hill

Pelosi suspect charged with kidnapping; police say he wanted to hold Speaker hostage The Hill

Our No Longer Free Press

Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation Intercept (Jules, Kevin W, Chuck L)

How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World Propublica (David L)

Inflation/Supply Chain

Think the Energy Crisis Is Bad? Wait Until Next Winter Time (resilc)

Prices At The Pump Fall For Third Straight Week OilPrice (resilc)

Nearly 40% of small businesses in the US failed to pay rent in October – with more than HALF saying their prices have been hiked at least 10% over the past six months Daily Mail

The Bezzle

Even After $100 Billion, Self-Driving Cars Are Going Nowhere Bloomberg (David L). From a few days ago, still germane.

New York Could Become First State With a ‘Right To Repair’ Law for Electronic Devices Spectrumlocalnews

“What happens when you put ideologues in charge of a university” Popular Information

Class Warfare

Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems open to eliminating affirmative action in university admissions process: ‘Why do you have these boxes?’ Business Insider (Kevin W)

US Workers Have Gotten Way Less Productive Washington Post. Right. The productivity decline is due 100% to faffing off workers, as opposed to supply chain issues meaning they can’t complete work on a timely basis, plus co-workers being sick also messing up task/project completion.

The Mansion Tax Battle The Lever

Barry Ritholtz via resilc:

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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