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Links 7/16/2021

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Yves here. I am still loaded for bear. My mother is in a hospital bed with one of her mattresses from a fold out bed and no rails. And don’t get me started on the discharge confusion. Thank Lambert for tossing over some links, since I am also super behind, particularly since I have to go to NYC next week for a hip checkup. Summer Mystery: Glacier Ice Worms Rise Again In The Pacific Northwest NPR. Are glacier ice worms going to become the new feral hogs? Urban Fish Ponds: Low-tech Sewage Treatment for Towns and Cities Low Tech Magazine (Anthony L) Lachlan Morton Rode An Unofficial, Solo Tour De France And Beat The Pack NPR (David L) Atmospheric carbon dioxide and warming shaped past Indian monsoons: study MongaBay (J-LS) Flooding in Germany and Belgium leaves more than 60 dead as streets

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Yves here. I am still loaded for bear. My mother is in a hospital bed with one of her mattresses from a fold out bed and no rails. And don’t get me started on the discharge confusion.

Thank Lambert for tossing over some links, since I am also super behind, particularly since I have to go to NYC next week for a hip checkup.

Summer Mystery: Glacier Ice Worms Rise Again In The Pacific Northwest NPR. Are glacier ice worms going to become the new feral hogs?

Urban Fish Ponds: Low-tech Sewage Treatment for Towns and Cities Low Tech Magazine (Anthony L)

Lachlan Morton Rode An Unofficial, Solo Tour De France And Beat The Pack NPR (David L)

Atmospheric carbon dioxide and warming shaped past Indian monsoons: study MongaBay (J-LS)

Flooding in Germany and Belgium leaves more than 60 dead as streets become raging torrents ABC Australia (Kevin W)

Dozens dead, more than 1,000 may be missing after floods in Germany NBC (furzy) :-(

There’s going to be so much flooding in 2030 because of the moon Deseret News (David L)

Writer on the Storm Andrew Schenker, The Baffler (Anthony L)

The myth of ethical AI in war Asia Times (Kevin W)

Weed Farmers Are Building Tricked-Out Firefighting Rigs to Save Their Crops Vice (resilc)

‘They have shown that this is not some impossible thing’: Academic lab copies Google’s big biological breakthrough Endpoint

#COVID-19

COVID-Sniffing Police K-9s In Bristol County Are First In Country CBS Boston (J-LS)

Plagues and empires aeon (Anthony L)

Science/Medicine

Viral infection and transmission in a large well-traced outbreak caused by the Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant Virological.org

SARS-CoV-2 testing and sequencing for international arrivals reveals significant cross border transmission of high risk variants into the United Kingdom The Lancet (Kevin W)

Israeli study of breakthrough infections following full BNT-Pfizer vaccination, 40% immunocompromised News-medical.net. Subhead:

Severe forms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) linked to high mortality rates might arise in a minority of fully-vaccinated individuals with many co-occurring medical conditions, finds a recent study by Israeli researchers published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Covid: Younger adults still at risk of serious organ damage – study BBC

Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work, Study Finds Forbes (resilc)

UK/Europe

U.K. Warns Covid Curbs May Return If Cases Get Out of Control Bloomberg. Even before “Freedom Day” has arrived?

Asia

Factbox: Coronavirus outbreaks at the Tokyo Olympics Reuters (Kevin W)

Cancel the Tokyo Games—and Abolish the Olympics Forever New Republic (resilc)

Virus spreads in S. Korean regions with lighter restrictions Seattle Times (David L)

US

The Next Covid-19 Battle Will Be About Vaccinating Kids Wired (resilc)

Tech Companies ‘Enabled Misinformation,’ Surgeon General Says New York Times (furzy)

Norwegian cruise company sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports Guardian

Finance/Economy

The digital nomad dream is over Wired (David L). As we anticipated….

Merkel presses Biden over lifting Covid-related Europe travel ban Financial Times

China?

China snubs senior US official in worsening diplomatic stand-off Financial Times. Biden just engaged in major eye-poking. What did he expect?

For instance, this Bloomberg story is a fresh doubling down: Biden Says U.S. to Warn Business on Deteriorating Hong Kong

China’s tech ‘not state-of-the-art’, but it is what emerging markets can afford, and China is already there South China Morning Post (resilc)

Brexit

British plans for a Troubles amnesty would breach international obligations Simon Coveney, Guardian. PlutoniumKun:

The perceived ‘letting off’ of soldiers for killings 50 years ago doesn’t seem a big deal outside of places like Derry, but trust me, this goes down very badly and will sour the political process even more. This is one of those issues which is community wide and not just for those who are politically engaged.

Europe is provoking the world with its controversial plan to fight climate change Sydney Morning Herald (Kevin W)

Caribbean

US military once trained Colombians implicated in Haiti assassination plot, Pentagon says Washington Post via Stars and Stripes

Opinion: Haiti needs swift and muscular international intervention Washington Post

Jamaica plans to seek reparations from Britain over slavery Reuters

How the US Exported a Bloods and Crips Gang War to Belize Vice (resilc)

Myanmar

Myanmar’s Electricity Sector Crippled Since Military Coup Irrawaddy

South Africa

There Is No Silver Lining to South Africa’s Zuma Insurrection Jacobin

Aerial images show extent of looting and fires in South Africa unrest Reuters (resilc)

South Africa expands its military deployment to fight a domestic crisis years in the making Globe and Mail

South Africa: When Strong Institutions and Massive Inequalities Collide Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From March, still germane.

New Cold War

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House Guardian (David L). Amazing inability to 1. Admit Hillary lost on her own; any foreign meddling impact was marginal and 2. The US has been openly and unabashedly trying to get Putin ousted starting with Obama.

Syraqistan

Survey: A quarter of US Jews agree that Israel ‘is an apartheid state’ Jewish Telegraphic Agency (resilc)

MBS riding high in Saudi Game of Thrones Asia Times (Kevin W)

The Lesson of Afghanistan is the Lesson of Vietnam We Forgot CounterPunch. Resilc: “We are now moving on to get nuked over Taiwan. USA USA.”

Russia-China advance Asian roadmap for Afghanistan Asia Times (Kevin W)

Imperial Collapse Watch

Poland Just Bought America’s M1 Abrams Tank. That’s Ironic. Popular Mechanics (resilc)

Paying For It Heisenberg Report (resilc). That $3.5 trillion (over 10 years) infrastructure bill.

Kamala

More ex-staffers describe Kamala Harris’s ‘unpredictable and demeaning’ behavior in offices Daily Mail Online (J-LS). Note Lambert had a tweet on this yesterday; story has legs.

Do You Need to Renew Your Passport? Good Luck. New York Times (resilc)

Our Famously Free Press

GM warns 50,000 Chevy Bolt owners to park outdoors after two car fires Autoblog (resilc)

Intel is reportedly in talks to buy the $30 billion foundry company AMD spun off a decade ago The Verge (Kevin W)

Authorities bust crypto-mining farm running on 4,000 Sony PlayStation 4s Boing Boing (resilc)

Class Warfare

Pepper the robot keeps getting fired! $1,790 humanoid bot has lost jobs at a funeral business, nursing home and bank because people ‘expect the intelligence of a human’ Daily Mail (furzy)

Interview With Professor Adolph Reed Matt Taibbi

As child tax credit payments reach families, moms see a road out of poverty The 19th. Lambert points out: “19th Amendment, new non-profit, enormous funding.”

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked 30 Percent in 2020 New York Times (resilc)

Antidote du jour. Tracie H:

I believe this fellow is a Bearded Dragon (Chameleon). He lives at the little Orange County Zoo in Irvine, California and likes visitors. He says to tell you, “Bring dandelions.”

Links 7/16/2021

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