Links 7/24/19

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Links for you. Science:

FDA approves new treatment for complicated urinary tract and complicated intra-abdominal infections
Saydean Zeldin: Guiding Apollo’s engines
World’s most invasive mosquito nearly eradicated from two islands in China
Here’s Why Pacific Biosciences Is Tumbling Today
Chinese Scientists Say They’ve Found a Safer Alternative to CRISPR

Other:

Who really hates America here? (excellent)
If Jeffrey Epstein Faces Justice, It’ll Be Thanks to a Local Newspaper
It’s interesting to imagine a world where humanity never invented the transistor and therefore never had a digital revolution. In that world, the obvious interpretation of economic history would be that the discovery of fossil fuels gave humanity a one-time growth spurt.
Bernie Sanders Is a Champion for Abortion Rights
When Non-Jews Wield Anti-Semitism as Political Shield
Southerners Are Scared of the Climate Crisis, and Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them
A Historic Win for New York Tenants
This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal
Meet Goop’s Number-One Enemy
Democratic lawmakers accuse their own party of proposing ‘deep’ cuts to health centers for poor
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Staff Frustrated By Leak Airing Union Dispute
Internal drug company emails show indifference to opioid epidemic
Every Pundit Urging Moderation Was Wrong in 2016, and They’re Wrong Now
Stop Making Excuses for Trump Supporters
Deficit, Schmeficit: Rush admits it was always a sham
Have We Hit Peak Podcast?
Trump Voters Are Not the Only Voters
The 5 Biggest Lies Joe Biden Is Telling About Medicare for All
Bernie Sanders Is Running Ahead Of The Pack On Health Care
Impeach the Cabinet First

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1 Response to Links 7/24/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** It’s interesting to imagine a world where humanity never invented the transistor and therefore never had a digital revolution. In that world, the obvious interpretation of economic history would be that the discovery of fossil fuels gave humanity a one-time growth spurt. ***

    I really can’t see the connection here. In a world full of scientists with the physical laws as they are, transistors are going to be eventually created. The connection with fossil fuels evades me as well. Assuming the transistor was invented in 1950, what progress had humans made before then? Planes, trains, automobiles, and atomic bombs. Photographs, phonographs, radio, and television. Antibiotics, sulfa drugs, and many vaccines.

    Computers existed back then. The vacuum tube models were big and clunky, but that was already changing quickly. By 1957:
    http://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?entryid=964

    ^^^ The AN/FSQ-7 computer contained 55,000 vacuum tubes, occupied 0.5 acres (2,000 m2) of of floor space, weighed 275 tons, and used up to three megawatts of power. Performance was about 75,000 instructions per second. ^^^

    You can do real science with something like this, and it could have been made a lot faster and smaller.

    It’s true that cheap fossil fuels caused many of the early solar and wind technologies to be stillborn, but lots of progress had been made and they could have been revived quickly. I don’t really understand what this author is trying to say.

    *** Stop Making Excuses for Trump Supporters ***
    This author is full of crap. I fully understand people voting for Trump in 2016. That’s because their only other choice was a cackling and bloodthirsty bitch named Hillary Clinton. And one more thing – I now recall David Adkins is the reason I went cold-turkey with the Hullabaloo site. Adkins was there when he made the case that Progressives must remain silent on the Gaza slaughter.

    https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/gaza-by-davidoatkins.html

    ^^^ But if you still back Trump now, in July of 2019, knowing who and what he is, what kind of people you’re aligned with, that’s not on anyone else. That’s on you. You’re responsible for every ugly word out of his mouth, and out of the mouths of all the Republican politicians protecting him. You have to own that. Your motives don’t matter. ^^^

    Why this fellow is still employed by ANYONE is a mystery to me. What does he expect Republican voters to do if they’re given the choice of Biden and Trump? I checked to see what Adkins was writing right after the 2016 election. His 11/20 article actually made a little sense in places.

    ^^^ Faced with the opportunity of a lifetime to plant themselves firmly in the camp of the beleaguered 99% of all races and backgrounds, Democrats bizarrely chose to make 2016 all about the culture wars instead. The exit polls show that minority voters of every race decreased turnout and shifted from Obama to Trump anyway, while poor whites got the message loud and clear that the only thing well-heeled Democrats in New York and DC townhouses had to offer their devastated communities was a mix of programming classes and lectures about checking their privilege. Trump is a jerk, but at least he pretended that he cared about them, would bring their factories back and make their small towns great again. Lip service by a bigot is better than no service at all. ^^^

    That’s right, buster. Queen Hillary didn’t even pretend to care. These days the Dems are all about evil Russia and gay rights and opening the borders. Few Americans see these things as supremely important, and even fewer 2016 Trump voters.

    *** IMPEACH THE CABINET FIRST ***
    Sounds like a good idea to me. Wonder how many reasons Pelosi could give for sitting on her hands with this one, too?

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