Links 12/1/16

Links for you. Science:

Venus Flytraps Need Protection From Poachers in North Carolina
Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment
7 Species of Whale Have Been Found Mourning Their Dead
Scientists chart a 400-mile zone of coral devastation at the Great Barrier Reef
What’s behind those billion-dollar biotech deals? Often, a whole lot of hype


Bill Black: Howard Dean Wants to Continue Austerity’s Assault on the Working Class
12 Notes From A Political Autopsy
Kos- Here’s a Comprehensive Look at How Your March 15th Gag Order ended up being a Complete Disaster (epistemic closure of the center-left)
Ilyse Hogue Offers Her Thoughts To DNC Members Regarding The Future Of The Party (how about Hogue and Ellison as co-chairs; Democrats have had that arrangement before)
Trump could open door to expanding D.C. school voucher program, advocates say (disastrous, not to mention using government money to pay for religious schooling)
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think
An American-made iPhone? Not happening (consider the source, but still interesting)
White nationalist Richard Spencer’s ex-classmates decry him — by raising money for refugees
Why Corruption Matters
How to Deal With the Lies of Donald Trump: Guidelines for the Media
American Coal Is Dying, and There’s Nothing Donald Trump Can Do About It
It’s Time to Retire Steny Hoyer
Trump abandons campaign promise to penalize outsourcing, offers tax breaks instead
Why Keith Ellison is the best choice to head the DNC
How the Democratic Party can rebuild
City life encroaching on rural life in Chongqing, China
How Democrats can win back rural America (showing up would be a good start)
Metro’s “pick your own price” pass will become permanent. Here are 3 ways it can continue to grow.
Harassment in schools skyrockets after election, teachers report
As a banker for 20 yrs (bond trader), I don’t think general public understands just how good Democrats have been to Wall Street

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One Response to Links 12/1/16

  1. tarkangi says:

    The Ides of March was a declaration, by the Daily Kos operator, that the primaries were over (true) and that management would no longer tolerate people being self indulgent assholes (true, and a very good idea).

    Some people could not handle this. No surprise, these were exactly the people against whom the edict was direct. But to the great shame of the Left as a whole and of the Bernie Sanders movement in particular, the Bernie faction of the Daily Kos Community chose to support the jerk distruptor trolls and their bomb throwing tactics at the conscious expense of any possibility for the Daily Kos Community to advance leftist goals through the vehicle of the Democratic Party.

    And now we have President Elect Trump.

    Personally I think that way too many people became cocky over Clinton’s chances of winning the election (not an unreasonable calculation, by the way) so they spent their time positioning themselves to best advantage in the post election struggles – trusting that some one else would do the work of winning the election.

    I say that, after you have scraped away the sweet butter frosting layer of Monday morning quarterbacking, every point that Old Left makes in the diary you linked is an admission that everything I have said here is correct.

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