Links 7/16/19

Links for you. Science:

The Snakes That Ate Florida
USDA Scientists Are Quitting In Droves. That’s Really Bad News For Climate Research.
Revisiting Fosfomycin, a “Forgotten” Antibiotic (unfortunately, fosfomycin resistance genes are increasing in frequency)
The climate change policy with the most potential is the most neglected
Everyone agrees this superbug is a threat. Few are willing to fund research to stop it


It Was Never About Busing (excellent)
Finding the Future in Radical Rural America (very good)
Stop Being a Tool for Asshole Anonymous Sources (excellent)
Condo where Bob Woodward left messages for Deep Throat during Watergate lists for $349,000
Hashtag Resistance
Metro Reasons: Don’t go chasing waterfalls (at the Virginia Square stop)–always overengineer. Always.
Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids
Voting Machine Makers Claim The Names Of The Entities That Own Them Are Trade Secrets
The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification
Actor Danny Glover: My parents proudly worked for the US Postal Service. Don’t destroy it.
Sanders and Warren voters have astonishingly little in common
Five Basic Facts About Boeing Missing From Coverage Of the 737 MAX Story
Democrats’ opposition research got exposed — this time, not by the Russians
The Trump administration has been a personnel disaster
The big, ugly lie at the core of Trump’s latest surrender
Bernie Sanders Faces Pressure from Allies to Sharpen Message
This is yet another prime example of Bay Area wealth disparities coming to a head in a truly flabbergasting, dehumanizing fashion.
Facebook As Your Debt Collector, and the Prospects for Libra
Arizona Gov. Ducey has change of heart for Nike following Betsy Ross flag controversy

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1 Response to Links 7/16/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** Five Basic Facts About Boeing Missing From Coverage Of the 737 MAX Story ***
    A three-word search on duckduckgo or google tells a person all he needs to know about the author. “Loren” “Thompson” “shill”.
    This piece is a typical offering, for the fellow is quite professional. There is always the frank admission he is doing it for the money.
    1. “Boeing, a contributor to my think tank, has never doubted the MAX would return to service.”
    2. “Obviously, none of this speaks to the tragedy of losing two jetliners and the pain that so many families have suffered. However…”
    Shame about all those dead people who would be alive if Boeing wasn’t such a corporate criminal, HOWEVER…

    *** The Snakes That Ate Florida ***
    Only one mention of the word “poison” in the piece, and that was a passing reference in the comments. I’m not any kind of wildlife scientist, but in my grossly uninformed opinion exterminating these things is going to take a very large and well-thought out effort. Rescuing enough of all the native species to restock a cleared area would be the first step. My preferred chemical would be acetaminophen. Release many male (or if cost effective, sterilized females) bait animals carrying this drug in large implanted capsules which will release the drug if and when the critter is caught, killed, and eaten. If they’re never caught, they’ll live out a natural life. The cost of a ‘clearing’ project would be high, and I can’t imagine a modern US government at any level willing to pay. There is unlimited money for F-35s galore, but hardly a cent to something beneficial here in the Homeland.

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