Links 4/12/18

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Links for you. Science:

‘Anti-malarial for mosquitoes’: The British scientist behind a major malaria breakthrough
Black fly populations boom in Arkansas delta, kill livestock, deer, force nature center closure
A Strange Drawing Found in Sinai Could Undermine Our Entire Idea of Judaism
Population dynamics of Escherichia coli in the gastrointestinal tracts of Tanzanian children
Viral Fitness Across a Continuum from Lysis to Latency

Other:

D.C. has never had more food delivery options. Unless you live across the Anacostia River.
The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools
Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon have too much power — so it’s time for regulators to take on tech’s titans
My Disingenuous Push to Save a Neighborhood School
Why U.S. Airports Are Designed for Everyone EXCEPT Passengers
Don’t Absolve Trump Of his Impeachable Offenses
It must be nice to be born without a sense of shame. (important, since Cuomo is thinking of running in 2020)
“I feel mentally numb”: more teachers are working part-time jobs to pay the bills
The DCCC’s Long, Ugly History of Sabotaging Progressives
Giant vs Moral Midget: Obama was NOTHING Like Martin Luther King (interesting)
Trump Lobbied Against Ordinance Requiring Sprinklers In Skyscrapers And Never Installed Them In Trump Tower
‘I’m A Holocaust Survivor—Trump’s America Feels Like Germany Before Nazis Took Over’
The Smartest Boys In The Room
Why dismantling Amazon really could rescue ‘Trump country’
Stop Listening to Anything Conservatives Say About Debt
Impeachment Is the Republicans’ Latest Boogeyman for the 2018 Elections
Wells Fargo threatens teachers, teachers union says drop the NRA or we are dropping you

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One Response to Links 4/12/18

  1. sglover says:

    That Trump sprinkler story seems like the perfect distillation of just what a lousy, brain-dead business mind Mr. Art-of-the-Deal really is. The cost of installing sprinklers is a rounding error compared to the possible knock-on effects of not installing them. After the Deepwater Horizon blew it emerged that an engineering contractor saved a bit of money by using cheaper concrete in the well shaft. Of course, those “savings” were swamped about a million-fold (literally) by the ensuing costs of that decision. But President Shithead seems to believe that kind of thinking is wise.

    Seems like when you’re building a billion-dollar structure, skimping on elementary safety investments is pretty stupid. But to “bottom line” clowns, it’s the essence of sound judgement.

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