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Links 6/12/2021

Summary:
‘I was completely inside’: Lobster diver swallowed by humpback whale off Provincetown Cape Cod Times Why eating insects to combat climate change is inevitable South China Morning Post (Re Silc). Not for everybody. Pennsylvania Pension Furor Widens With Push to Oust Leaders Bloomberg, Do better, California! Deflation, Punctuated by Spasms of Inflation Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture Negotiating Ransoms: When to Play and When to Fold Zero Day CBDCs beyond borders: results from a survey of central banks (PDF) Bank of International Settlements. Central Bank Digital Currency. What actually happens to the clothes you donate depends on where you live Popular Science (Re Silc). #COVID19 CDC to hold ‘emergency meeting’ over cases of heart inflammation following second Covid vaccine Independent

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‘I was completely inside’: Lobster diver swallowed by humpback whale off Provincetown Cape Cod Times

Why eating insects to combat climate change is inevitable South China Morning Post (Re Silc). Not for everybody.

Pennsylvania Pension Furor Widens With Push to Oust Leaders Bloomberg, Do better, California!

Deflation, Punctuated by Spasms of Inflation Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture

Negotiating Ransoms: When to Play and When to Fold Zero Day

CBDCs beyond borders: results from a survey of central banks (PDF) Bank of International Settlements. Central Bank Digital Currency.

What actually happens to the clothes you donate depends on where you live Popular Science (Re Silc).

#COVID19

CDC to hold ‘emergency meeting’ over cases of heart inflammation following second Covid vaccine Independent

Does vaccinating adults stop kids from spreading COVID too? Nature

China?

China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin AP. If I wanted a clean shot at China, I’m not sure these would be the shots I’d take.

China Urges US and Russia to Reduce Their Nuclear Arsenals Antiwar.com. Flagged as “sensitive content” by Twitter.

China rushes through bill tightening ban on abiding by western sanctions FT

Congestion at south China ports worsens on anti-COVID-19 measures Hellenic Shipping News

China’s import appetite raises prospects in US farm belt FT

Weak consumption is a ‘major problem’ for China’s recovery, says analytics firm CNBC

Top Banking Watchdog Warns of China’s Growing Financial Risks Caixin (via Michael Pettis).

Male teens and boys using women’s bathrooms, change rooms outrage in China reveals lack of sex and gender education, experts say South China Morning Post

Myanmar

Myanmar’s Coming Revolution Foreign Affairs

‘Our revolution is starting’: Urban guerrillas prepare to step up killings, bombings Frontier Myanmar

US Sanctions on Myanmar Put International Banks in the Spotlight The Irrawaddy

UK/EU

Grenfell Tower survivor says ‘brushing it under the carpet and moving on is not an option’ on eve of fourth anniversary South London Press

Latin America

No ‘serious irregularities’ found in Peru’s disputed presidential election France24

Peru Offers a Taste of What Covid Can Do to Politics Bloomberg

Revealed: Secretive British anti-crime agency spent millions training Colombia’s repressive police Declassified UK

World leaders back Biden G7 call for more economic stimulus FT

What’s the Point of the G-7? Foreign Policy

Biden Administration

Attorney General Garland Says Investigating How ProPublica Obtained Billionaire Tax Data Is ‘At The Top Of My List’ Cracked

USDA To Strengthen Enforcement of Packers & Stockyards Act AgWeb

House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to unwind tech monopolies The Verge

The Regulatory Capture Of The FDA The American Conservative

Biden administration will return $2 billion to military projects that had been set aside for border wall construction CNN. Friends, there’s good news tonight!

Embracing a Pandemic-Centered Foreign Policy Center for Strategic and International Studies

Our Famously Free Press

2021 Pulitzer Prizes The Pulitzer Prizes. Ed Yong is a mensch:

Thrilled BlackRock Announces Purchase Of 800,000th Dream Home The Onion

Pulitzer Board awards special citation to Darnella Frazier, who shot viral video of George Floyd’s death Star-Tribune

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McCarthyite meltdown shows how Russiagate, Syria propaganda captured ‘left’ media Aaron Maté

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Wisconsin Judge Halts Federal Loan Forgiveness For Farmers Of Color WPR

What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory? Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker

The misogyny at Moog Asheville Blade

Class Warfare

American workers are quitting at the highest rate in decades Quartz (Re Silc).

Meager Rewards for Workers, Exceptionally Rich Pay for C.E.O.s NYT

If vaccine apartheid exists, vaccine billionaires shouldn’t STAT

The controversy over Bill Gates becoming the largest private farmland owner in the US Recode

The Rent’s Too Damned High Cory Doctorow, Gen

The Man Who Put Out Fires with Music Culture Notes of an Honest Broker

Slow Blues The American Scholar (dk).

Antidote du jour:

What Has Four Legs, a Trunk and a Behavioral Database? NYT. Points to Elephant Voices, which includes the Elephant Ethogram, something like the Macauley Library, but for elephants (and without the citizen science). For example:

Caption:

A Mother Protecting And Reassuring Her Calf

Qoral has a newborn male who is lagging behind, discovering the nature of soil. An allomother named Qaskasi tries to shepherd him along, but Qoral doesn’t like her intervention and comes back to see her off and retrieve him. She pulls him gently along with her trunk and gives a coo-rumble to him. Once he is moving in the correct direction she turns and walks on. The infant pauses again and his older brother, Qenkey, pushes him gently forward. This short video from Amboseli National Park, Kenya, is part of The Elephant Ethogram: A Library of African Elephant Behavior. Visit elephantvoices.org/elephant-ethogram/introduction.html to learn more.

And a bonus video (ctlieee):

For Discworld fans? See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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