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Links 2/20/2020

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With a wingspan of 7 feet, the Harpy Eagle looks like a person dressed up in a bird costume. ACHNews (furzy) Hive heists: why the next threat to bees is organized crime Guardian (Dr. Kevin) Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa Visual Capitalist (furzy) Presence of alien life on Saturn’s moon Titan not likely after failing a crucial test International Business Times Scotty from Marketing rebrands bushfires MacroBusiness First sushi, now manga — will AI ruin great Japanese inventions? Financial Times (David L) Unplugged: UMD students seek to re-normalize social connection Duluth News Tribune (Chuck L) Bilingual people may make different choices based on the language they’re thinking in. Here’s why. Washington Post (Dr. Kevin) #NCOV-19 Coronavirus latest: China’s banks to face up to

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With a wingspan of 7 feet, the Harpy Eagle looks like a person dressed up in a bird costume. ACHNews (furzy)

Hive heists: why the next threat to bees is organized crime Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa Visual Capitalist (furzy)

Presence of alien life on Saturn’s moon Titan not likely after failing a crucial test International Business Times

Scotty from Marketing rebrands bushfires MacroBusiness

First sushi, now manga — will AI ruin great Japanese inventions? Financial Times (David L)

Unplugged: UMD students seek to re-normalize social connection Duluth News Tribune (Chuck L)

Bilingual people may make different choices based on the language they’re thinking in. Here’s why. Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)

#NCOV-19

Coronavirus latest: China’s banks to face up to $1.1tn surge in questionable loans, S&P warns Financial Times

Coronavirus: Two passengers dead from quarantined Diamond Princess BBC

Scientists question China’s decision not to report symptom-free coronavirus cases Nature (David L)

Covid-19: Indian pharma catches a cold Asia Times

Alibaba designs new AI tool to diagnose coronavirus; it’s 96% accurate ZME Science (Dr. Kevin)

American biotech company claims it developed a vaccine for COVID-19 in just 3 hours International Business Times (UserFriendly)

At least 11 dead in shootings in Germany’s Hanau: police Politico

Syraqistan

Turkey threatens ‘imminent’ attack on Syria’s Idlib after Russia talks DW

Hamas Chief Uses Israeli Election to Extract a Softer Stance on Gaza Haaretz

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

Assange Lawyers Say Trump Offered Pardon If He ‘Played Ball’ Bloomberg

Exclusive: Barclays installs Big Brother-style spyware on employees’ computers CityAM (Kevin W)

Imperial Collapse Watch

The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex Consortium News (Chuck L)

Munich conference reveals East-West divide Asia Times

Trump Transition

Trump Names Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence New York Times (Kevin W)

How Trump’s economy stacks up Axios (resilc)

John Bolton says his testimony wouldn’t have changed impeachment outcome MarketWatch

White House advisers pitch minimum tax on corporations, fearing attacks over 2017 GOP law Washington Post. UserFriendly: “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

Trump’s budget gives Greenland another try Politico

Neil Young writes scathing open letter to Donald Trump NME (David L)

Utah Senate supports bill decriminalising polygamy BBC

Chicago Is The Most Corrupt City In The U.S., According To New Study Block Club Chicago (Dr. Kevin)

2020

Election Update: We Got A Flurry Of New National Polls. Sanders Led Them All. FiveThirtyEight

Bloomberg Said Young People Support Bernie Because They’re Dumb Vice

Bloomberg, like Trump, has shot his mouth off a lot:

Bloomberg’s Admiration for One-Party Authoritarianism American Conservative (resilc)

When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out Intercept

Bloomberg in 2016: ‘Yes, Donald, I do love you’ Politico

55 Things You Need to Know About Mike Bloomberg Politico (UserFriendly)

Bloomberg’s Rising Polls Show The Power Of Billionaire Narrative Control Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

How Michael Bloomberg Owned New York Media New Republic (resilc)

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Bloomberg Campaign NDA Protects Abusive Bosses Nation

Bloomberg offers Pete Buttigieg $2.5 million to drop out, endorse him BeetPress Satire

Bernie Sanders and the Revenge of the Superdelegates CounterPunch (resilc). As the debates confirmed.

Environmental group ranks Bloomberg, Klobuchar last in climate plans The Hill

A Young Progressive May Defeat Dem Congressman Henry Cuellar New York Magazine (resilc)

Judge rips PG&E for poor safety record leading to wildfires KCRA

WeWork: how the ultimate unicorn lost its billions Financial Times

How the Drug Lobby Lost Its Mojo in Washington Wall Street Journal

Susan Fowler’s Memoir Shows Uber Was an Even Worse Place to Work Than We Thought Slate

Self-driving cars from Tesla, Google, and others are still not here Vox

Class Warfare

The Oligarch Stage of the American Disease: Bloomberg Edition Ian Welsh (Bill B)

Fuck the Poolice Current Affairs (UserFriendly)

We Don’t Know If The SALT Cap Is Driving Away Residents Of High-Tax States Tax Policy Center (resilc)

Forget London House Prices. Take a Look at Paris and Dublin Bloomberg (furzy)

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to 4-Year Colleges Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans. Wired (JTM)

Racial Inequalities in Housing Extend to Flood Buyout Programs≤/a> Scientific American (Robert M)

Antidote du jour (furzy). Jake and Ellwood:

Links 2/20/2020

And a bonus (Chuck L):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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