Russian scientists discover huge walrus haulout in Arctic circle Reuters (resilc)
Terrified Boxer Gathers Up The Courage To Walk Past The Cat Animal Rescue (David L)
If you’re a polar bear, your location may foretell your future Yale Climate Connections
Ceramic jar containing over 100,000 bronze coins recently unearthed at a 15th-century former samurai’s residence.
The jar was found in the Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/QCXYi3eGtQ
— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) November 6, 2020
This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI MIT Technology Review
Prothrombotic autoantibodies in serum from patients hospitalized with COVID-19 Science Translational Medicine
Tinnitus is being exacerbated by COVID-19: Study Outbreak News
The WHO is hunting for the coronavirus’s origins. Here are the new details. National Geographic (David L)
Judge Orders the Release of Data on Emergency Loans for Small Businesses ProPublica (UserFriendly)
NI traders 👇 https://t.co/5sBn70ViZm
— Dr Anna Jerzewska (@AnnaJerzewska) November 6, 2020
Folding bike maker Brompton performs Brexit U-turn Yorkshire Bylines (guurst)
New Cold War
RUSSIA CAN, THE UNITED STATES CAN’T CUT THE ICE John Helmer (Chuck L)
Steve Bannon dropped by attorney in criminal case day after suggesting Fauci and FBI director beheadings CNN. Being at a remove from the throne has not improved Bannon’s behavior.
Trump will no longer receive special Twitter treatment if he loses election Guardian (Kevin W)
Trumpism has arrived in America, just like Moditva in India The Print (J-LS)
Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Has Contracted Covid-19 Wall Street Journal
How America’s election count looks to the rest of the world Boing Boing. Resilc: “I spent hours once in Dublin trying to explain to an Irish CPA why we have shit healthcare. He could not understand why we had no national system.”
GOP Comes Up Short in Challenge to Nevada Ballot Count Plan Bloomberg (furzy)
Now We Know: Trump’s 2016 Win Was No Fluke Capital Spectator
Glum U.S. House Democrats lament 2020 election losses Reuters. Resilc: “A+ Robbie Mook.”
Democracy’s Afterlife Fintan O’Toole, New York Review of Books
Will the Democrats Ever Make Sense of This Week? New Republic
NONWHITE VOTERS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE APPEAL OF RIGHT-WING POPULISM Intercept. As Lambert said, “volatility voters”.
Will Mitch McConnell’s Senate Make America Ungovernable? New York Times. Resilc: “‘Becoming’ and ‘may make’????????????? wtf??????”
The Lincoln Project got $67,000,000 to do literally nothing and the Black organizers that helped Biden win probably are short on rent this month.
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) November 7, 2020
✔️Made 0 phone calls
✔️Knocked 0 doors
✔️Sent 0 texts
✔️Stole memes from teenagers to build clout on social
✔️ Fundraised from the clout
✔️ Contracted their own companies to produce ads to run in safe blue metros
✔️ Still fundraising more
— Tony Choi (@tonykchoi) November 7, 2020
What Biden will and won’t be able to achieve on climate change MIT Technology Review (David L)
Andrew Yang tears into the Democrats for becoming a party of ‘urban coastal elites’ who have abandoned the working class and are more concerned with ‘policing cultural issues’ after their dismal results Daily Mail. Zelda: “Yang tells truth, gets shot down.”
Our Famously Free Press
US seizes $1bn in bitcoin linked to Silk Road site Guardian (resilc). Normally we say “prosecution futures” but the seizure happened after the prosecution.
The Colonization of the Ayahuasca Experience JSTOR (Micael T)
A Quick Look Under The Hood Of The October Jobs Report Heisenberg Report. Resilc: “That figure has surged over the past two months. As Bloomberg’s Katia Dmitrieva puts it, ‘one-third of the unemployed haven’t had a job since the first round of coronavirus layoffs in April.’”
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.