Links 10/18/18

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Links for you. Science:

Make A Flu Shot Your Halloween Tradition
Salmonella: Infection reported in breast implant, linked to traveler’s diarrhea
Surgical Infections – from Rates to Risk-Adjusted Ratios
What Ninjas, Sharks And Beer Have In Common
We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster

Other:

I’d like to speak the obvious necessary things about the Republican Party, the most central of which is that this is not an organization that is participating in democracy. Rather, they are cynically utilizing our democracy’s vulnerabilities.
‘A betrayal beyond words’: The far right melts down over Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats
Is Dianne Feinstein Still Fit To Serve? A Debate Might Help The Voters Decide– Which Is Why She Refuses
Life on the Dirtiest Block in San Francisco
Why is so much money flowing into D.C.’s school board races?
Scandal Tainted Politicos Join Dionne Reeder in a Bid to Oust Elissa Silverman
The Kremlin created a fake ‘manspreading’ video — and conservative media in the US helped it go viral
Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Tribal North Dakotans to Vote
How Badly Is Trump’s Trade War Hurting China?
Why Can’t Democrats Get Angry?
North Carolina Republicans Heading for Disaster in Supreme Court Election
In Nicaragua, Torture Is Used to Feed ‘Fake News’
Deported parents may lose kids to adoption
How to Keep the Internet of Things From Killing Us All
Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court
You know who is an influencer of white women who is not using her privilege to get these women to vote for policies that help women? Gwyneth Paltrow.
How “The Wall” could kill a Texas city
The ‘corroboration’ dodge: Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation is credible and consistent; no one else needs to remember
Checkpoint Nation

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One Response to Links 10/18/18

  1. Min says:

    In the Threader article (top of the list) Julius Ghost agrees that the US is a republic, not a democracy. That is a falsehood that has persisted for more than 30 years. At the time of the founding of the US, people recognized two types of republic, aristocratic and democratic. John Adams called the US a mixed republic, having features of both. But by the 1820s the US had become more democratic, and most people said that it was a democratic republic. It has only become more democratic since then. It still a democratic republic, OC, but it may also be described as a representative democracy.

    Trump, however, is neither democratic nor republican. He wants to destroy both the democracy and the republic, and become a dictator. He demands personal loyalty and tries to rule by fiat. He sucks up to actual dictators, while his authoritarian base cheers him on.

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