He’s the deer of the year’: Carrot on way to recovery after arrow pulled from head Guardian. Resilc: “But nobody gives a shit about starving people in Yemen…”
Revealed: Nasa killed all 27 monkeys held at research center on single day in 2019 Guardian (David L) 🙁
Stunning unseen footage reveals The Beatles as never before New York Post (David L)
Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments BBC (resilc)
‘Forever chemicals’ pollute water from Alaska to Florida Guardian (David L)
All you need to know to understand 5G Sabine Hossenfelder, YouTube (UserFriendly). I’ve only gotten a few minutes in, but it looks to be very good.
Humans Used to Be Able to Hibernate, Evidence Suggests Popular Mechanics (resilc)
Coronavirus spreads to Antarctic research station BBC (resilc)
Masks not enough to stop COVID-19’s spread without distancing: study American Institute of Physics (resilc)
How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men ProPublica. The partner of one of our aides has three relatives who have died of Covid, all under 40.
Coronavirus cases recorded in Antarctica at Chilean research station abc.net.au (Kevin W)
US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted Associated Press (Kevin C). Biggest percentage increase since 1918.
Why It’s So Hard to Keep California’s Hospitals Staffed New York Times (Kevin W)
Probe: Trump officials attacked CDC virus reports Associated Press
‘Let them eat cake’ trends in response to ‘meagre’ $600 Covid cheque Independent (resilc)
Trump Asks Congress to Amend Covid-19 Package, Boost Direct Payments Wall Street Journal
Progressive voters can’t move Biden left, but Trump can move the Dem Party left. https://t.co/kaMiF5JltX
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) December 23, 2020
Exposed: The 7 Most Shocking Things In the 5,593 Page Stimulus Bill New Civil Rights Movement (furzy)
Read the full text of the covid-19 economic relief bill Washington Post (furzy)
Wolff Responds: Congress’ Shameful Relief Bill YouTube (Kevin C)
$50-per-month emergency broadband subsidies approved in pandemic stimulus ars technica (resilc)
China caught between a moon rock and a hard place Asia Times (Kevin W)
After 11 Years, Australia Declares Its National Broadband Network Is ‘Built and Fully Operational’ The Register. 11 years??? I recall this as an initiative when I was in Sydney, 2002 to 2004.
Please read the entire tweetstorm. Later entries in the thread less encouraging than the earlier ones. Short version is there are serious sticking points in addition to fish.
After Michel Barnier’s briefing of EU ambassadors this afternoon, here’s where things stand:
— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) December 22, 2020
Note limited sources and areas of progress cited fewer than the ones at issue per Connelly. Good intel, fog of negotiations, or gaslighting?
Oh god. I can’t believe I am saying this. But a UK source now says agreement on a UK/EU trade deal is again possible tomorrow. Presumably because, says a separate source, there was movement late tonight on access to the 6-12 mile zone, ocean fishing and the sanctions… https://t.co/CABgU9ls2H
— Robert Peston (@Peston) December 22, 2020
US considering legal immunity for Saudi crown prince in alleged assassination plot Middle East Eye (Kevin W). Hoo boy.
Germany to Iran: Don’t waste chance for rapprochement with U.S Reuters (resilc)
Israeli Government Collapses, Forcing 4th Election in 2 Years New York Times (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Cellebrite’s New Solution for Decrypting the Signal App WayBack Machine(David L)
Linux sysadmin and devops engineer investigate your Linux system and containers including K8s cluster for security and other issues 😛 pic.twitter.com/XrPvHSBwXJ
— The Best Linux Blog In the Unixverse 🪔 (@nixcraft) December 20, 2020
Imperial Collapse Watch
Pistachio Tycoon Picks a Fight With the U.S. Navy Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Trump Pardons Two Russia Inquiry Figures and Blackwater Guards New York Times (furzy). Contrast with WSJ headline: Trump Issues 15 Pardons and Five Commutations
London Breed: Alex Padilla’s Senate appointment ‘unfortunate’ and a ‘real blow’ SFGate. Agreed, but for different reasons. We followed Padilla’s stance on election integrity compared to his predecessor and it was poor.
The fading light of liberal democracy Martin Wolf, Financial Times (David L)
Calpers Seeking an Investment Chief With Staying Power Wall Street Journal
How Amazon Wins: By Steamrolling Rivals and Partners Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus (guurst):
This opossum shoving a skunk into a pond …
📽️ Betsy Potter pic.twitter.com/VUzRlgAVIg
— Russ McSpadden (@PeccaryNotPig) December 17, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here