Conch shell in French museum found to be 17,000-year-old wind instrument Guardian Inside the Gently Competitive World of Giant Vegetable Growing Atlas Obscura Airbus Wants to Seize the Skies From Boeing Bloomberg. With smaller planes. Sneakerheads Have Turned Jordans and Yeezys Into a Bona Fide Asset Class Bloomberg Nevada lithium mine kicks off a new era of Western extraction High Country Vrewws Can Auditing Eliminate Bias from Algorithms? The Markup E-mail Is Making Us Miserable The New Yorker Crossword politics Tempest #COVID19 U.S. authorizes J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, making it third available Reuters Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rollout marred by production problems FT * * * SARS-CoV-2: eye protection might be the missing key The Lancet (Furzy Mouse). Ventilation ‘the biggest risk’
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Airbus Wants to Seize the Skies From Boeing Bloomberg. With smaller planes.
Nevada lithium mine kicks off a new era of Western extraction High Country Vrewws
Can Auditing Eliminate Bias from Algorithms? The Markup
E-mail Is Making Us Miserable The New Yorker
Crossword politics Tempest
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SARS-CoV-2: eye protection might be the missing key The Lancet (Furzy Mouse).
Window fans may be Philly’s fix for schools with poor ventilation. But teachers and parents are saying no way. Philadelphia Inquirer (via Atrios).
Cobb parents question schools spending $12M on UV lights, hand-rinsing machines Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Risk for Fomite-Mediated Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Child Daycares, Schools, Nursing Homes, and Offices Emerging Infectious Diseases, CDC. Modeling.
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Life on the Line: D.C. Cooks Confront COVID-19 Risks, Lack of Job Security Washington City Paper
From the first stitch to the final zip: The global journey of a COVID-19 body bag LA TImes. Grim. But good.
Drop by drop, China’s Yangtze River is drying up South China Morning Postr
French Village Says ‘Non’ to Elon Musk’s Space-Age Internet Euro News (Furzy Mouse).
The Other Carter Doctrine Foreign Affairs
The Ohkrana at work?
Proud Boys chairman is here outside of #CPAC. I asked him about him about reports that he was a government informant. “There’s some truth to it,” he said. “I refuse to apologize for that.” pic.twitter.com/DFJrT3LXMx
— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) February 27, 2021
New Cold War
Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to “weaken Russia,” leaked docs reveal The Gray Zone. “These materials may have been obtained through hacking.” For some reason, Twitter seems to think this is a bad thing.
Stimulus And The Tyranny Of ‘Practicality’ Heisenberg Report (Re Silc).
White House imposes COVID-19 testing fee on reporters in latest step limiting press access NY Post. In egregiously coincidental fashion, hits small outlets hardest.
Unity Proves Elusive in Democrats’ Fight for $15 NYT. Lucy and the Football:
AOC: "There would have been a lost more resistance over other measures" had progressives known $15/hr wage would fall out
"These negotiations … were predicated" on the $15/wage. "I think that's what really smoothed over the negotiations"
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 26, 2021
The party of betrayal does what it’s best at…
Rep. Omar Calls For The Firing Of Senate Official Who Tanked Democrat’s Minimum Wage Increase Plans Blavity. And abolish the filibuster.
What the Neera Tanden affair reveals about the Washington DC swamp David Sirota, Guardian (Re Silc).
Resign, Andrew Cuomo Ryan Cooper, The Week
New Cold War
Visions of “A New Political Nationalism” Denis Lavinski (MA). Navalny.
Our Famously Free Press
Groves of Academe
NYU’s ‘Disruption’ Commissars The American Conservative
Imperial Collapse Watch
Keeping hegemon-addicted Americans in their proper place Responsible Statecraft
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Elijah McClain’s mother relieved he ‘is no longer labeled a suspect’ after investigation into officers’ actions CNN. The cops injected McClain with ketamine?! That’s what the Thai cave boys were sedated with, to prevent them from panicking when rescuers dragged them through a mile-and-a-half of underground tunnels! After a street stop? Really?
Slay! This Private Prison is Woman-Owned Reductress
Practical Tips for Dealing with Woke Mobbing Eric Rasmusen’s Home Page. News you can use!
Police: Albany landlord tied up, ‘evicted’ sleeping tenants, dumping them in cemetery Times-Union. Innovative.
The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance, as Amazon Is Learning Jamelle Boie, New York Times
Say it’s not so, Trader Joe’s!
trader joe's just fired me for sending this letter to the ceo, saying i don't share the company values. i guess advocating for a safer workplace isn't a company value? pic.twitter.com/3TKi5B8HSJ
— Ben Bonnema (@BenBonnema) February 26, 2021
Trends in Income From 1975 to 2018 Rand Corporation
Mars Is a Hellhole The Atlantic
Antidote du jour (Chuck L):
Chuck L writes:
One year ago on February 28 we said goodbye to our beloved dachshund Jolie. She’d been with us going on 15 years and life was no longer much fun for her. It had been several months since she’d walk any distance outside, and more recently the fun of playing hide and seek behind the couch no longer appealed. As the severity of the pandemic was becoming apparent and the certainty but unknown scope of lock downs were on the near horizon, we decided the time had come. Here’s how we’ll best remember her – the day she joined us in August, 2005. Playful, but a bit uncertain of these two people whose family she’d joined. Was this guy with the camera going to take her new toy away?
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.