Links 8/1/19

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Links for you. Science:

Sanofi expects one-month delay of vaccine shipments for fall flu season
The Cost of a Carbon-Free Electricity System in the U.S.
New Family of spiders found in Chihuahuan Desert
A new way to find an expanded set of similar genes
The Lessons of a Hideous Forest

Other:

If you’re depending on free and fair elections to solve the “Trump problem” you may want to think again
Private equity’s role in retail has killed 1.3 million jobs, study says
U.S. Hands Canada an Opening in Tech
In Madrid, a Car Ban Proves Stronger Than Partisan Politics
Black, Latino Dems torch DCCC for lack of diversity
Breaking Up Amazon Doesn’t Go Far Enough—We Must Put It Under Public Control
Anti-LGBTQ Tennessee Republican resigns after he’s busted trolling for young men on Grindr
Turning 26 Is A Potential Death Sentence For People With Type 1 Diabetes In America
Rendevouz with Density (more density is necessary, but not sufficient for affordable housing. Also a progressive tax structure would help a lot)
The Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”
Rep. Richard Neal’s Washington high life
Some on the Left Want To Nationalize Amazon. Breaking It Up Is a Safer Bet.
Trump proposed a ‘white vs black contestants’ season of ‘The Apprentice’ in a recently resurfaced recording
New Orleans music legend Art Neville, a founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, dies at 81
Whole Foods workers say conditions deteriorated after Amazon takeover
New federally funded clinics emphasize abstinence, natural family planning
The Real Story of the Sans Souci: The Super-Exclusive DC Restaurant Where Even Mick Jagger Couldn’t Get a Table
Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker
The Freshmen: What About Jefferson Van Drew? Part II
DC Types Have Been Flocking to Shrinks Ever Since Trump Won. And a Lot of the Therapists Are Miserable.

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1 Response to Links 8/1/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** The Cost of a Carbon-Free Electricity System in the U.S. ***
    First, a readable link to the short ‘working paper’. https://tinyurl.com/y43b9q3y

    First impressions can be misleading. “National Bureau of Economic Research” is plainly an Economics site, and my past experiences with that breed have not been good ones. Author Geoffrey Heal struck me as neither an idiot nor an ideologue, and this was a pleasant surprise. I believe he may have overlooked the substantial savings from shedding the huge subsidies to Big Fossil Fuels in his calculations.
    ^^^ As of October 2017, Oil Change International estimates United States fossil fuel exploration and production subsidies at $20.5 billion annually. Other credible estimates of annual United States fossil fuel subsidies range from $10 billion to $52 billion annually – yet none of these include costs borne by taxpayers related to the climate, local environmental, and health impacts of the fossil fuel industry. ^^^
    That’s a lot of money, and makes the transition even less expensive. I also feel the author overestimated the difficulties of Electrical Storage, and possibly forgot to address the issue of rebuilding and expanding the US electrical grid. Overall, a solid bit of “A” work.

    *** If you’re depending on free and fair elections to solve the “Trump problem” you may want to think again ***
    ^^^ But he noted that a president who consciously fails to defend the US against a foreign military intelligence attack for his political benefit is surely impeachable. ^^^

    Does author Heather Parton remember who was President of the US when the evil Ruskies were allowed to run amok within our sacred Election Systems? This is a total WAG, but I’d venture to say that for every vote possibly influenced by the tinkering Russians, many hundreds were kept from the Polling Places by GOP voter suppression efforts. They Were Not Allowed To Vote At All! It’s kind of painful to recall I once had this author’s site at the top of my Political Bookmarks.

    *** New federally funded clinics emphasize abstinence, natural family planning ***
    What is this – instance #481 of Trump being a lazy jerk, generic ignoramus, and ugly asshole?

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