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Rwandan gorillas a rare conservation success CBS (J-LS)
Dog-Sized Lizards Pose Problem in FL Weather Channel (resilc). First feral hogs….
Our Planet: Our Business Our Planet (Dr. Kevin)
France Is Freeing Fruit and Veg from Its Plastic Prison RTBC (Chuck L)
How the World’s Foremost Maze-Maker Leads People Astray New Yorker (furzy)
How much does vitamin D protect us from diseases like COVID? Popular Science (resilc)
Covaxin 50% Effective Against Symptomatic COVID: Real-World Study The Wire (J-LS). The study: Effectiveness of an inactivated virus-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, BBV152, in India: a test-negative, case-control study The Lancet
Covid vaccination and death rate in Europe – in one devastating chart pic.twitter.com/rPmIYKNKIo
— Ryan Heath (@PoliticoRyan) November 23, 2021
British messaging on Covid rates can be mind bending. A BBC interviewee today said 'we're ahead of the EU in our Delta wave', perhaps suggesting it's like a race and we're in the lead. What he meant was that we've just let more people die since the summer. Hardly an accolade.
— Mike Buckley (@mdbuckley) November 23, 2021
Seven doctors contract Covid after attending Florida anti-vaccine summit Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
Morgan Stanley boss to young bankers: You’re ‘nuts’ if you’re not in the office New York Post (J-LS). We predicted that the work from home trend would be subject to significant reversion once Covid was over (which clearly has not yet happened): anyone who spends time in the office will have an assignments/career advantage over the stay at home types. Out of sight is out of mind, which is not good for advancement.
The West’s Wasted Crisis Yanis Varoufakis, Project Syndicate (David L)
As Pandemic Evictions Rise, Spaniards Declare ‘War’ on Wall Street Landlords New York Times (resilc)
Dancing on the edge of climate disaster Martin Wolf, Financial Times (David L)
China backs regional nuclear weapon-free zone in move to ‘contain Aukus’ South China Morning Post (J-LS)
Who’s afraid of China’s nukes? Asia Times (Kevin W)
New Cold War
US stance on Ukraine, Taiwan uniting China, Russia Asia Times (Kevin W)
Erm I Know You’re Busy But Nuclear War Is Getting Increasingly Likely Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
Why did Russia deploy so many forces against NATO? The Saker (Micael T, Chuck L)
Eight reasons why the U.S. should ditch Turkey as a military partner Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Apple sues Israeli spyware firm NSO Group for surveillance of users Guardian (resilc)
US sues to halt sugar merger, says it would harm competition Associated Press (Kevin W)
Biden gives Harris cold shoulder at DC soup kitchen after reported tensions New York Post (J-LS)
Florida Looks To Directly Lower Gasoline Prices With Tax Relief OilPrice. OMG, will this be a Presidential campaign talking point…..
Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of misconduct by Cuomo Associated Press (bob)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Prosecution argues Ahmaud Arbery was defenseless when he was ‘attacked and killed’ Daily Mail (resilc). See updated headline. Says the defense is desperate.
Police State Watch
Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis Associated Press (BC)
Plans for a ‘Bitcoin City’ Powered by a Volcano Have Arrived in Latin America Architectural Digest (resilc). This is El Salvador’s gimmick to surpass Panama as Latin America’s tax haven.
Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark New York Times (Kevin W)
Dollar Tree made $1,230,000,000 in profits this year, gave its CEO $10,767,883 and pays workers as little as $8.32 an hour. Over 7,400 Dollar Tree employees are forced to rely on food stamps and Medicaid subsidized by U.S. taxpayers. Cite the damn corporate greed. https://t.co/6cA6rMtY51
— Warren Gunnels (@GunnelsWarren) November 24, 2021
“Capitalism’s over”: The man who made millions by betting the economy would never recover New Statesman (Richard D)
Antidote du jour. Bob H: “Cat and wife, 2AM”:
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Large white yak in Tibet pic.twitter.com/qxk9gCUbnq
— Edward Elderman (@edwereddie) November 14, 2021
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