Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk ‘ghost pond’ BBC (Kevin W)
Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name Guardian (resilc)
Missing ingredient for life finally found on a comet New Atlas (David L)
Logging of massive, ancient cedars in Caycuse watershed signals urgent need for provincial action and funding for old-growth Ancient Forest Resilience (guurst)
20 signs that the climate crisis has come home to roost High Country News (David L)
Ancient whale skeleton found in Thailand holds clues to climate change Guardian (Kevin W)
A Consortium Proposal to the SDR Basket Countries: In Memory of David Graeber (1961–2020) Ahmet Öncü and T Sabri Öncü, Economic and Political Weekly
HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN THE PRESENCE OF FALSE POSITIVES: THE FLAWS IN THE DANISH MASK STUDY Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Discussion with Yaneer Bar-Yam on the Danish Study on Face Masks YouTube: “Basically, there’s no paper.” INET also has a takedown of the Danish study, to publish soon.
Covid Overload: U.S. Hospitals Are Running Out of Beds for Patients New York Times. Yours truly said we’d soon see ER patients on gurney in corridors waiting to be seen, as happened in NYC at the worst of the spring Covid wave. Already happening in Wisconsin and will become close to a new normal as infections rise over the winter.
Lockdown in Los Angeles: LA County asks its 10 million residents to stay home for THREE weeks – but churches and protests are exempt Daily Mail. We said lockdowns were coming…..
I couldn’t just walk past this Tweet, so here is some fun #dataviz
— Kate Petrova (@kate_ptrv) November 27, 2020
Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars Marker (Dr. Kevin)
Britain Commits $333 Million To Help Carriers Replace Huawei 5G South China Morning Post
More worryingly there are a lot of very experienced brokers and hauliers who are also trying to figure out how all of this will work in practice. https://t.co/8TaUjGCoAa
— Dr Anna Jerzewska (@AnnaJerzewska) November 27, 2020
Zeno’s Brexit Chris Grey (guurst)
Johnson’s Brexit Dilemma: No good outcome in sight Federal Trust (guurst)
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) November 27, 2020
Brexit: the cesspit of England Richard North
Worker wrote ‘WTF’ after Suffolk firm manipulated fire test, Grenfell inquiry hears East Anglian Daily Times (caroline h)
Amazon and Apple ‘Not Playing Their Part’ in Tackling Electronic Waste Guardian. UK report. The US would never say such bad things about national champions.
Macron ‘shocked’ by video of French police beating black man Guardian (Kevin W)
This, ironically, is *exactly* the message that Flynn gave to Russia during the 2016 transition — hey, guys, don’t get crazy with retaliation: wait until we’re in power shortly and things will be different.
Maybe the FBI should investigate Brennan for Logan Act violations? https://t.co/W6ltqKpsw9
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 27, 2020
Rouhani: US and Iran Can Return to Time Before Trump Antiwar (resilc
The Underground Movement Trying to Topple the North Korean Regime New Yorker. UserFriendly: “roflmao this guy is so pathetic.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
How Globalization Undermined the Case for Western Values American Conservative (resilc)
Ordered to pay Pennsylvania’s legal expenses. Jesus Christ.
— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) November 27, 2020
Joe Biden considers retired general Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief Axios. UserFriendly: “On the board of Raytheon.”
Biden, the Emcee at the Billionaires’ Ball Black Agenda Report (resilc)
Barack Obama Doesn’t Have the Answers New Republic (UserFriendly). OMG subhead, Obama sainthood being revoked: “The former president seems unable to reckon with the failures of his presidency and diagnose the Republican Party’s incurable nihilism.”
Medicaid cuts on the table as states grapple with impact of pandemic on program enrollment MarketWatch (UserFriendly)
Facebook’s Libra currency to launch next year in limited format Financial Times
GM Plans to Seek Banking Charter to Grow Auto-Lending Business Wall Street Journal
S–t Public Defenders See: Innocent, But Fined Matt Taibbi (UserFriendly)
Deplorables, or Expendables? American Conservative
The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism New York Times (David L)
Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan American Prospect (furzy)
Forgive Us Our Debts New York Times (furzy)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Did somebody say ‘Turkey’”?!
And a bonus (guurst):
— MC CHOO-GUNNY (@paravouzique) November 10, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here