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Links 10/21/19

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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century Reuters Anyone with a body knows that clothing sizes are flawed. Could there be a fix? Vox A new pesticide is all the buzz Ars Technica Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ to catch fish Science News Cruise company bans passenger for life after she ‘recklessly’ stands on railing for a photo WaPo Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor LA Times Syraqistan Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report The Hill (UserFriendly) As Trump Tweets He Is ‘Bringing Soldiers Home,’ Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq Common Dreams Democrats Have No Answer for Trump’s Anti-War Posture Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen. Syria,

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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century Reuters

Anyone with a body knows that clothing sizes are flawed. Could there be a fix? Vox

A new pesticide is all the buzz Ars Technica

Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ to catch fish Science News

Cruise company bans passenger for life after she ‘recklessly’ stands on railing for a photo WaPo

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor LA Times

Syraqistan

Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report The Hill (UserFriendly)

As Trump Tweets He Is ‘Bringing Soldiers Home,’ Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq Common Dreams

Democrats Have No Answer for Trump’s Anti-War Posture Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen.

Syria, War, And Elizabeth Warren: More Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone

Lebanon protests: All the latest updates Al Jazeera

Chile

Chile extends state of emergency as protest death toll hits seven AFP

‘So Awful’: Military Returns to Streets in Chile as Unrest Simmers Common Dreams

Catalonia

Spanish PM announces trip to Barcelona after weekend violence El Pais

Switzerland

Swiss elections: Landslide Green gains tip parliament to the left Swiss Info

Canada

Tight Canada election may offer power-broker role to smaller parties Guardian

Brexit

Lots going on in the world today other than Brexit. So in compiling Links today, I focused on some of those events, and encourage readers to read today’s post by Yves for more Brexit news.

Brexit: government to introduce withdrawal bill in Commons today – live news Guardian

Health Care

Massive marketing muscle pushes 3D mammograms, despite no evidence they save more lives, investigation shows USA Today (Dan K)

The city trying to make urban living good for your health BBC This Glasgow story caught my eye, as one of my great grandfathers hailed from Bearsden.

Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show Guardian

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears NYT

Our Famously Free Press

‘A culture of secrecy’: what is the Right to Know campaign about? Sydney Morning Herald

China?

Chinese Hacking: The Plane Made from Stolen Tech?—Cyber Saturday Fortune (UserFriendly)

‘You can never be China’s friend’: Spengler Asia Times

After trade talks in U.S., China ramps up Brazilian soy purchases Reuters

Doubts mount that Hong Kong crisis can be resolved Australian Financial Review

737 MAX

Congress Ramps Up Scrutiny of Boeing Executives, Board WSJ

Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilot’s 737 MAX messages, faults simulator Reuters

The Great Green Wall Is the Type of Utopian Project That Could Save the Planet Global Citizen (David L)

Melting Permafrost Imperils Arctic Residents Der Spiegel

PG&E, under siege after mass power shut-offs, stands its ground San Francisco Chronicle

Waste Watch

California governor vetos recycled content mandate Waste Dive

LEAKED AUDIO REVEALS HOW COCA-COLA UNDERMINES PLASTIC RECYCLING EFFORTS Intercept

After monsoon rains dredged up Mumbai’s plastic problem, grassroots groups might finally turn the tide Independent

Bolivia

Evo Morales: ‘We are not a country of beggars any more’ FT

A massive money-laundering scandal stains the image of Nordic banks Economist (Dan K)

Class Warfare

I’m a Political Theorist, and I Hate the “Equality”/”Equity” Chart Benjamin Studebaker

India

CAIT demands high-level enquiry by govt to probe ‘unholy nexus’ of e-commerce companies, banks Economic Times

Grab What You Can in India’s Bad-Loan Melee Bloomberg

How symbols persist: The curious case of the Hyderabad funds The Telegraph (India)

2020

Pete Buttigieg Needs Black Support. His Chicago Fundraiser Debacle Won’t Help. New York Magazine

Red Flags All Over for Senate Republicans National Journal

Bernie Sanders tops third-quarter money race in New Hampshire Boston Herald

Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ ‘free’ college idea would be a disaster for international students Business Insider. Readers should have fun shredding this.

Who writes her material? Hard to imagine someone actually thought this tweet was funny.

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Links 10/21/19

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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