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Links 10/17/2021

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Yves here. Jerri thanks readers for their kind messages of concern. She is on the mend and as you can see is back to posting! New Zealand to cast out its official wizard Bangkok Post (furzy). Hate to say but he didn’t prevent or foresee that earthquake. Fish and Overfishing Our World in Data (resilc) Dental Discoveries: Study of Ancient Teeth Debunks Belief First Americans Came From Japan Sputnik (Kevin W) This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete. New York Times (David L) :-( Defend the deep aeon La Palma volcano: Lava ‘tsunami’ as earthquake intensifies eruption Euronews (David L) Spinoza’s God: Einstein believed in it, but what was it? Prospect Magazine. Anthony L: “One for jr.” #COVID-19 Buckle up for the mass health-care firings National Post

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Yves here. Jerri thanks readers for their kind messages of concern. She is on the mend and as you can see is back to posting!

New Zealand to cast out its official wizard Bangkok Post (furzy). Hate to say but he didn’t prevent or foresee that earthquake.

Fish and Overfishing Our World in Data (resilc)

Dental Discoveries: Study of Ancient Teeth Debunks Belief First Americans Came From Japan Sputnik (Kevin W)

This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete. New York Times (David L) :-(

Defend the deep aeon

La Palma volcano: Lava ‘tsunami’ as earthquake intensifies eruption Euronews (David L)

Spinoza’s God: Einstein believed in it, but what was it? Prospect Magazine. Anthony L: “One for jr.”

#COVID-19

Buckle up for the mass health-care firings National Post (resilc)

Science/Medicine

FDA advisory panel votes 19-0 to endorse booster dose of J&J vaccine STAT

From mna:

Oh, and major reasons to oppose the “natural immunity” enthusiasm:

Characterizing menstrual bleeding changes occurring after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination MedRxIv. Write-up: Study finds menstrual bleeding changes after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination News-Medical.net (Kevin W). Study:

Eight months later: Researchers compare immune responses elicited by three COVID-19 vaccines MedicalXPress (fa). Study: Differential Kinetics of Immune Responses Elicited by Covid-19 Vaccines New England Journal of Medicine

US

COVID-19 was the No. 1 killer of Americans age 35 to 54 last month, and No. 2 overall The Week (resilc)

Union nurses across U.S. convene, call for ending Covid, advancing society based on care National Nurses United

Covid: US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November BBC. Hoo boy.

New Navy Guidance Will Discharge Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination Without Exemption USNI News. Resilc: “Then they gunup after dishonorable discharge for Trump troops.”

‘You Are Hereby Reprimanded!’ Airman Told to Begin Separation Due to Vaccine Refusal Defense One (Kevin W)

Boeing workers stage protest near Seattle over U.S. vaccine mandate Reuters

Conservative media viewing correlates with intention to use ivermectin ars technica; BC: “Laying pipe for the next wave of censorship.”

Eric Clapton’s Covid vaccine conspiracies mark a sad final act NBC

Finance/Economy

Out-of-Practice Airline Pilots Are Making Errors Back in the Air Bloomberg (Robert M)

China?

When the West was itchin’ to go to China Asia Times (Kevin W)

China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile Financial Times

Brexit

EU states are weary of NI Protocol, Brexit and UK bad faith Tony Connelly, RTE (guurst)

The UK approach to Northern Ireland is one of casual political vandalism Financial Times (Kevin W)

Brexit: why does Northern Ireland matter so much? Social Europe

Old Blighty

Sir David Amess killing was terrorist incident, Met Police say BBC

Fighting returns to Beirut’s streets in an echo of the civil war Economist. David has been reading the French press and does not like what he sees.

New Drug in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Zombies of Kinshasa Der Spiegel (resilc). I hate to sound cynical, but how long before you see this used in the US? It’s not even yet a Schedule 1 drug!

Imperial Collapse Watch

US elites’ imperial corruption compares to Opium War Asia Times

Military judge blasts Marine Corps’s handling of officer who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal The Hill (David L)

Biden

Honeymoon Over: Biden Economic Plan ‘Too Risky,’ Americans Reckon Heisenberg Report. Resilc: “Why I stay away from people as much as possible.”

Democrats face growing storm over IRS reporting provision The Hill. Good, sez I.

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline New York Times. Resilc: “Except near the Obomba Martha’s Vineyard estate.”

U.S. Coal Use Is Rebounding Under Biden Like It Never Did With Trump Yahoo (resilc)

Beckhard-Harris Change Equation CIO Wiki (resilc)

The case for minting a $1tn coin to deal with America’s debt ceiling Nathan Tankus, Guardian (Wukchumni)

Police State Watch

Overtime Police Pay in NYC Blows NYPD’s Runaway Budget Bloomberg

The case for more energy Matthew Yglesias. UserFriendly: “Ugh”

Report: For 20 Top-Selling Drugs, Big Pharma Made Far More From U.S. Sales Than From the Rest of the World Combined Public Citizen

The Framework Laptop Could Revolutionize Repairability. We Hope It Does. New York Times (Robert M)

Former chief test pilot for Boeing charged with lying about flight controls on 737 Max Independent (resilc)

Bezos’ Blue Origin is at odds with everything Star Trek represents Guardian

Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients? Undark

Academics cast harsh light on composition of S&P index Financial Times

Guillotine Watch

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants companies to promote social change NPR

Class Warfare

Should you ask for a pay rise? Not according to the former Pepsi CEO Guardian (resilc)

Goldman Sachs CEO Says Wage Inflation Is Spreading Through Economy Bloomberg. Kevin W:

Excuse me for stepping on their moment but what Goldman Sachs bemoans as wage inflation I suspect translates as workers being able to pay their bills and increased consumer demand for the economy.

From mna, be sure to read the entire tweetstorm:

California hospitals brace for massive strikes as workers protest staff shortages CalMatters

John Siman: “FUCK YOU WORKING CLASS YT’s

The problem with America’s semi-rich Vox (Matthew C). Important.

Economists to Cattle Ranchers: Stop Being So Emotional About the Monopolies Devouring Your Family Businesses Matt Stoller (Kevin W)

Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference The Philosopher (Anthony L). Important.

Antidote du jour. LvH: “My cats looking at a bird outside.”

Links 10/17/2021

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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