Links 7/30/19

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Links for you. Science:

NIH-funded Researchers Invited to Use NIH Figshare
Did a tick just bite you? Get it off, but don’t toss it out just yet
Giant ticks which hunt their prey confirmed in the Netherlands
When tree planting actually damages ecosystems
Songbirds are being snatched from Miami’s forests

Other:

This is Going to Get Worse (must-read)
Smugglers offer cash to troops, others to drive migrants
Ahead of 2020, state battles over student ID requirements could impact voter turnout
Photographers, Instagrammers: Stop Being So D*mn Selfish and Disrespectful
“Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items”
‘It’s a disaster over there’: Commerce reaches new heights of dysfunction
I was owed about $5,000 from late-paying publications. I tried to hold them all accountable. Here’s what happened.
Black Metal For The Oppressed
Paralyzed by the God Emperor: As Democrats dither and bicker, the media gets punk’d again
Sanders Tops Democrats’ List of Most Liked 2020 Candidates: Gallup
15,000 Americans Died So Republican Governors Could Stick It to Obama
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican Challenger Appears to be a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Let’s get the history of American immigration policy straight.
Officials call it a common-sense zoning change. These homeowners say it’s a ‘betrayal.’
At This New Exhibit, You Are a Ghost, and You’re Haunting the Museum
William Barr’s donations to Senate Republicans spiked just before they confirmed him as attorney general
The Department of Homeland Security Should Be Dissolved
Racism Is an Impeachable Offense
The National Gallery of Art’s By the Light of the Silvery Moon Honors Our Favorite Celestial Body
The Last Days of the Appalachian Poverty Tour

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2 Responses to Links 7/30/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** “Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items” ***
    This seems reasonable, though I’m slowly getting adjusted to the idea that not much US pricing makes sense. I’m also expecting a spike in meat prices, but since an awful lot was in cold storage this might not happen. Many of the price increases are due to wanting to increase profits, and as a response to the rather high levels of US inflation. A nice site I check every Monday is this one:
    https://www.mouseprint.org/

    *** Black Metal For The Oppressed ***
    All the words seemed to be English, but besides that observation I could make no sense of this one.

    *** Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican Challenger Appears to be a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist ***
    I really wondered about this story until I saw it was an old one. The latest on the “Challenger” is her being charged with felony shoplifting.

    *** Racism Is an Impeachable Offense ***
    I wouldn’t have thought it possible to think of a dumber reason for Impeachment that “RussiaGate”. What’s wrong sticking to actual crimes – at least for the necessary “legal” proceedings?

    *** The National Gallery of Art’s By the Light of the Silvery Moon Honors Our Favorite Celestial Body ***
    The Gallery web site had only half a dozen on display there, but the text said the number the public could view was about 50. One of my favorites has always been the low angle photograph a Lunar Orbiter took of Copernicus.

  2. Zachary Smith says:

    *** When tree planting actually damages ecosystems ***
    I hope somebody with some expertise reviews this article, for I’d be quite interested in their opinion. To me the piece stunk to high heaven. It’s always been my impression that grasslands exist because there is a shortage of reliable rainfall to support trees, OR, because humans have either overgrazed or regularly schedule fires to suppress the early stages of forest succession. If the former is the case, any talk about tree planting is pointless. If the latter, I think these authors are full of baloney.

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