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Goose Taps On Animal Hospital’s Door, Comes To Comfort Injured Mate Animal Rescue (David L) ‘INSANE Longboarding run down a GNARLY Romanian hill’ Flipboard (David L). I am not keen about videos that = surgery futures, but to each his own. Biden Administration Defends Wildlife Services’ Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho Western Watersheds Project You thought the U.S. fire season was bad. Russia’s is much worse. Grist (resilc) Italian sailors knew of America 150 years before Christopher Columbus, new analysis of ancient documents suggests PhysOrg (Chuck L) The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics Nautilus UC Santa Cruz: Scientists Assemble A Biological Clock In A Test Tube To Study How It Works Patch (David L) Neuroscientists Roll Out First Comprehensive Atlas of Brain Cells ScienceDaily

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Goose Taps On Animal Hospital’s Door, Comes To Comfort Injured Mate Animal Rescue (David L)

‘INSANE Longboarding run down a GNARLY Romanian hill’ Flipboard (David L). I am not keen about videos that = surgery futures, but to each his own.

Biden Administration Defends Wildlife Services’ Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho Western Watersheds Project

You thought the U.S. fire season was bad. Russia’s is much worse. Grist (resilc)

Italian sailors knew of America 150 years before Christopher Columbus, new analysis of ancient documents suggests PhysOrg (Chuck L)

The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics Nautilus

UC Santa Cruz: Scientists Assemble A Biological Clock In A Test Tube To Study How It Works Patch (David L)

Neuroscientists Roll Out First Comprehensive Atlas of Brain Cells ScienceDaily

Having a sense of purpose linked to better memory Study Finds (Jim D)

Feeling, in situ aeon. Important.

People with higher socioeconomic status have lower emotional intelligence, especially at high levels of inequality PsyPost (David L)

How do humans make sense of the bomb? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (guurst)

#COVID-19

‘Naively ambitious’: How COVAX failed on its promise to vaccinate the world STAT

Snow Leopard Dies of Suspected COVID-19 Daily Beast. Consider the Snow Leopard Trust. Bare bones and they do practical things like pay poachers to become photographers and have members of communities that might profit from messing with snow leopards instead earn income from handicrafts which the Trust sells. I have one of their plush toys.

Science/Medicine

Global prevalence and burden of depressive and anxiety disorders in 204 countries and territories in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Lancet

US

New Law Bans Harassment at Vaccination Sites, but Free Speech Concerns Persist KHN

Teachers blast union for telling them to upload vaccination status of student’s parents, their names and addresses to app created by AOC’s campaign team Daily Mail

China?

Hot off the wires: China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan BBC. But a pretty pro-forma statement.

Pentagon Won’t Confirm Reports Of US Special Forces In Taiwan Eurasia Review (David L)

Taiwan: how the ‘porcupine doctrine’ might help deter armed conflict with China The Conversation

Bad timing for an energy crisis in China Asia Times (Chuck L, Kevin W)

China marches on towards Fourth Industrial Revolution Asia Times (resilc, Kevin W). Highlight: “These are self-consoling illusions of a lazy elite that has allowed America’s manufacturing, technological and education advantages to erode over the past 20 years – an elite that has nothing to say about reversing the decline.”

What has the Trade “War” between the United States and China achieved? MR Online (Anthony L)

The hidden enemies in Xi’s midst Asia Times (Chuck L)

Brexit

Fears of Christmas chaos as energy price spike sparks warnings of factory shutdowns Independent

The Brexit three-card Monte Chris Grey

Brexit Impact Tracker 2 October 2021 – It’s the Wages – Stupid! Gerhard Schnyder (guurst)

Britain eyeing new trade deal with Gulf countries Middle East Online. This is the best trade deal headline the Government can generate?

The U.S. Is Organizing a $5 Million Gun Sale to Mexico Forces Accused of Murder and Kidnapping Intercept

New Cold War

Joint Statement: Foreign Ministers of Russia and China : Biological Weapons The Saker (Chuck L)

Syraqistan

US and Taliban set for talks in Doha DW

The Ship That Became a Bomb New Yorker

Iron Dome fight in Congress exposes divides on Israel Mondoweiss

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

iPhone Apps No Better For Privacy Than Android, Oxford Study Finds Tom’s Guide

Never mind Russia: Turkey and Vietnam are Microsoft’s new state-backed hacker threats du jour The Register

Imperial Collapse Watch

Biden signs ‘Havana Syndrome’ law, Berlin police report new ‘cases’ blamed on mystery weapons scientists say don’t exist RT (Kevin W)

1/6

Ali Alexander, Jan. 6th Rally Organizer, Subpoenaed by House Committee Rolling Stone (furzy)

White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee The Hill

Whistleblower: Capitol Police Leaders Acted ‘With Intent and Malice’ on Jan. 6 Daily Beast (furzy)

Biden

McConnell tells Biden he won’t cooperate with Democrats to raise debt ceiling again CNN

White House Weighs Wide-Ranging Push For Crypto Oversight Bloomberg

Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say New York Times (Kevin W)

Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump Associated Press (David L)

The trillion-dollar coin scheme, explained by the guy who invented it Vox

Why do people worry about deficits? Noah Smith (UserFriendly)

Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to resume, stopping federal judge’s order to block its enforcement Texas Tribune

A Company Family: The Untold History of Obama and the CIA CovertAction Magazine (resilc)

Police State Watch

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge. ProPublica

No federal charges against officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake Guardian

Our Famously Free Press

The Nobel Peace Prize Acknowledges a Dangerous Era for Journalists New Yorker (JHR)

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ Religion News (resilc)

Woke Watch

MIT Abandons Its Mission. And Me. Dorian Abbot (BC)

The Invention of “Xenophobia” Los Angeles Review of Books (Anthony L)

Calpers Adds Managers, and Challenges, in Push to Diversify Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)

The mystery of Elon Musk’s missing gas TechCrunch (Kevin W)

PSERS, in a sweeping shift, agrees to buy more U.S. stocks and dump costly hedge funds Philadelphia Inquirer. Not just hedge funds, also private equity!

Anyone Seen Tether’s Billions? Bloomberg

Countries Agree to Global Deal to Curb Tax Avoidance Wall Street Journal

Class Warfare

‘Can You Help The Scab Get Into The Cereal Factory?’ Read Instructions On Back Of Kellogg’s Box The Onion

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