With Forests Gone, Elephants Wreak Havoc in India Vice (resilc)
Another Feature of the Climate Crisis Is More—and More Severe—Disease Esquire (David L, resilc)
The way we train AI is fundamentally flawed MIT Technology Review (David L) Important.
Boy Scouts: At least 92,000 have filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts, legal team says CNN (UserFriendly). From earlier in the week, still germane.
All Your Genes Are Belong To Us NPR (David L)
Gov. Cuomo wins Emmy for ‘masterful’ coronavirus briefings during early pandemic Syracuse. Bob: “The second worst man in America gets a fucking Emmy for “informing” people.”
Arthritis drug effective in treating sickest COVID-19 patients Imperial College
UK sourced PPE from factories secretly using North Korean slave labour Guardian (David L)
US. Chuck L: “Here in MN, a 4 week lockdown starts at midnight.”
After Big Thanksgiving Dinners, Plan Small Christmas Funerals, Health Experts Warn MississippiFreePress (William T)
Iowa’s Covid Wave and the Limits of Personal Responsibility Wired (resilc)
Slow Bleed Heisenberg Report (resilc)
How Many Americans Are About to Die? Atlantic (TonyAI)
AICPA Says Current IRS Penalty Relief Measures Are Not Enough CPA Practice Advisor
An ‘Electrifying’ Economist’s Guide to the Recovery New York Times (David L)
Hazard Pay Was Just a Brand Exercise New Republic
New US Indo-Pacific fleet ‘would be akin to grabbing China by the throat’, analyst says South China Morning Post (Vikas S). Increased incentive to finish the Belt & Road Initiative.
No paperwork they said . The easiest deal in history they said . There won’t be any delays they said . They lied , lied again , left it until the last minute then sprung the inevitable nightmare upon every business and individual . pic.twitter.com/MKZePRLaDc
— ciaran the euro courier 🇪🇺🇮🇪 (@donnyc1975) November 20, 2020
Big Brother Boris bans the combustion engine and here is why it won’t work DriveTribe (resilc)
Former Mexican defense chief will return home a free man after U.S. drops drug charges War Is Boring. BC: “I can only imagine the backstory here.”
Under a Divisive Peace, Wartime Rifts Hobble Hope in Bosnia New York Times
CENTCOM Chief Warns of Iranian ‘Escalatory Spiral’ Antiwar.com (resilc)
Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Rizvi dies Al Jazeera (resilc)
US terminates Jonathan Pollard’s parole, ex-spy free to travel to Israel Times of Israel. Kevin W: “The intelligence community will not be happy about this. Which is probably why Trump is doing it.”
Spokesman: Trump’s eldest son tests positive for coronavirus Associated Press
Will The Trump Team Prove A Global Conspiracy or Will Dominion Sue For Defamation? Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well New York Times (furzy). Gah. How many weeks after the election, and someone finally notices “material concrete benefits”?
A Bogus Dispute Is Doing Real Damage Wall Street Journal
Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One (and Should) Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies
Team Biden’s Left Derangement Syndrome Sardonicky (UserFriendly)
Our Famously Free Press
Right-wing conspiracy theories about a club of elite liberals who control discourse would be easier to dismiss as paranoia if they weren’t, you know, true.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 20, 2020
If you ever wondered why most US/UK media coverage of Russia is garbage, take a look at this job advert from @nytimes. Pretty clear that any applicants who would like to cover Russia objectively & fairly won’t be considered.
And that’s partially why things are as they are… pic.twitter.com/M7IXdnSafW
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) November 20, 2020
A newly-released government review makes the case for scrapping the compulsory super increase and focusing on home ownership instead Business Insider Australia. Kevin W: “Just off to bang my head against the keyboard a coupla times now.”
Economics in a Post-Pandemic World Project Syndicate (David L)
A Stock Market Bubble? It’s More Like a Fire Wall Street Journal (David L)
Reform Doesn’t Have to Cost Votes IMF Blog. UserFriendly: “God, this is evil.”
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
And a bonus (guurst):
86 years to the Kronotsky Nature reserve, home – among many other species – to Eurasia’s largest protected brown bear population. Video filmed by inspector Liana Varavskaya shows this year’s cub ‘taking a deep breath’ before jumping into water to catch up with mum @kronoki pic.twitter.com/S9n5WmV1h9
— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) November 2, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.