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Links 5/16/2021

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AUTONOMOUS TAXI GOES ROGUE, ESCAPES FROM RESCUE CREW The Byte Oops! Federal agency probes if Tesla driver killed in crash may have been on AUTOPILOT: Motorist had posted videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on pedal Daily Mail Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter NYT Missing Houston tiger found safe, will go to sanctuary NY Post Washington D.C. gas shortage reaches critical level Deutsche Welle The clothing revolution aeon Into the Mystical and Inexplicable World of Dowsing Outside AWOL numbers skyrocket after Air Force transitions to camouflage that actually works Duffel Blog The Biggest Churches in the World: Anglo-Norman eleventh-century cathedrals Stained Glass Attitudes As Xi offers vaccines to Tokyo Olympics,

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AUTONOMOUS TAXI GOES ROGUE, ESCAPES FROM RESCUE CREW The Byte Oops!

Federal agency probes if Tesla driver killed in crash may have been on AUTOPILOT: Motorist had posted videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on pedal Daily Mail

Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter NYT

Missing Houston tiger found safe, will go to sanctuary NY Post

Washington D.C. gas shortage reaches critical level Deutsche Welle

The clothing revolution aeon

Into the Mystical and Inexplicable World of Dowsing Outside

AWOL numbers skyrocket after Air Force transitions to camouflage that actually works Duffel Blog

The Biggest Churches in the World: Anglo-Norman eleventh-century cathedrals Stained Glass Attitudes

As Xi offers vaccines to Tokyo Olympics, China hopes to avoid a boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Games SCMP

#COVID-19

‘Government Money That’s Gone Into Vaccine Development Is Being Privatized by a Handful of Companies’ FAIR

It Was The Government That Produced COVID-19 Vaccine Success Health Affairs Blog (run75441). Hoisted from comments.

‘It’s not over yet’: Uncertain protection from Covid vaccines leaves cancer patients in limbo Stat

Experts sound the alarm on air cleaning devices as feds modify school safety guidelines Yahoo News

No alternative to vaccine passports, says Dubai airport boss BBC

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Major U.S. Retailers Drop Mask Requirements NYT

Why the CDC Told Fully Vaccinated Americans They Didn’t Need to Wear Face Masks Anymore WSJ

Nation’s largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks The Hill

Why The Vaccines are a Home Run Despite the Yankees’ Outbreak Insight. Sound analysis, despite the misleading headline – which isn’t the topic of the post.

Even those who are fully vaccinated need to wear mask, observe physical distancing, says AIIMS chief Scroll And the view from India.

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Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy as the World Goes More Authoritarian Counterpunch

To arrest the surge of Covid-19 in villages, India must involve NGOs and use simple technologies Scroll

Interview: ‘India’s vaccine Plan A was the pandemic disappearing… Its new plan makes no sense’ Scroll

The Analytical Angle: How Pakistan can learn from the Covid crisis in India Dawn

Class Warfare

Former Obama Staffer Jay Carney Is Amazon’s Top Flack Jacobin

Lamont to nursing home union: You have CT’s last and best offer CT Mirror

Judge Orders California City to Zone for Affordable Housing Capital & Main

Antitrust Establishment Confused as Big Tech Foe Lina Khan Gets Overwhelming Support from Congress BIG. Matt Stoller.

New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT The Hill

Biden Administration

Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all Politico

Biden’s Foreign Policy Needs a Course Correction Project Syndicate

UK withholds backing for Joe Biden’s minimum global business tax FT

Capitol Seizure

Deal Reached on 9/11-Style Commission for January 6 — But Roadblocks Remain Truthout

New Cold War

India

Eco India: The East Kolkata Wetlands face an existential threat from property developers Scroll

As BJP Aims to Homogenise India, Localised Resistance Can Restore Federalism The Wire

This book charts a history of India through the stories of its paper currencies over the centuries Scroll

Myanmar

Facebook is reportedly continuing a ban on anti-coup groups in Myanmar The Verge

Lines, tokens and money brokers: Myanmar’s crumbling economy runs low on cash Reuters

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup AP

Syraqistan

Israel Gaza conflict: Air strike targets Hamas leader BBC

Israeli strikes kill 26, topple buildings in Gaza City  AP

Israeli air raid flattens Gaza building housing Al Jazeera: Live Al Jazeera

China urges US to back UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire SCMP

Once this violence in Israel and Gaza ends, there can be no return to ‘normal’ Guardian


Antidote du Jour, Timotheus: These are the latest brood from the cygnet swans you have featured twice in prior years.

Story Lake, Indiana

Links 5/16/2021

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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