Links 8/26/19

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Links for you. Science:

Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts
Climate expert at CDC poised to file whistleblower complaint over treatment
A Worrisome Discovery in High Arctic Snowfall
Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can’t Shake Their Stigma
We’re Killing the World’s Plants Faster Than We Thought

Other:

Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times (1. the NYT is attuned to the print readership. 2. Baquet and the NYT leadership don’t see Trump et alia as an existential threat)
Militarization Has Become Our National Religion
Memo to mainstream journalists: Can the phony outrage; Bernie is right about bias
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Look At This Weird Thing Donald Trump Just Belched Up
The American Workplace Still Won’t Accommodate Pregnant Workers
Of course millennials are saying ‘I don’t’ to wedding invites. We’re completely broke
Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Is Your Journalism a Luxury or Necessity?
We Can’t Go on like This
Unbreaking the News: Facebook offers publishers another Faustian bargain
3P Endorses Ihssane Leckey for Congress in MA-04 (maybe a more progressive opponent is why Joe Kennedy II is considering running for Senate?)
The TSA Has Finally Fired Someone for Being a Jerk
Prosecutor Sends Staff to Prison, in a Bid to Counter Their Reflex to Incarcerate
Who Cares If A Presidential Candidate Eats A Corn Dog?
For women allegedly abused by Epstein’s modeling agent friend, justice has been elusive
Why do people keep convincing themselves they’ve solved this medieval mystery?
How the right wing fell for its own fables about the working class
Epstein isn’t the only one. Too many people kill themselves in jail.
The only response anyone should ever give to the question: ‘How do we pay for it?’

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3 Responses to Links 8/26/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** The only response anyone should ever give to the question: ‘How do we pay for it?’ ***
    Excellent. I haven’t had the Kos site bookmarked for years, mostly on account of the dictatorial malpractice by the site owner. It appears a few good people are still there.

    *** Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide is unfathomable ***
    About all I got out of this is that a major Federal prison is a hellhole. The author didn’t seem to find it necessary to speak of the corruption in that joint. No mention either of the lockdown on information releases about that ‘suicide’.

    *** How the right wing fell for its own fables about the working class ***
    From the link:
    ^^^ CNN’s Dana Bash asks Democratic candidates whether providing undocumented immigrants with free health care and free college might “drive even more people to come to the U.S. illegally.” Or when Bret Stephens writes in the New York Times that immigrant-friendly policies make “ordinary people” feel like “strangers in their own country.” ^^^
    Both Bash and Stephens are are coddled upper-class types, yet they spout opinions about “ordinary people”. I’d never heard of Bash, but Stephens is a warmongering shill for the Apartheid state who also denies Climate Change. Typical NYT upper tier employee.

    *** Global Warming Is Slowing the Growth of Plant Life on Earth ***
    Bad-sounding news. I’m going to spend a little time to see if I can make sense of the science paper. Speaking of which, here are the nationalities of the researchers named in that paper:
    China
    China
    China
    France
    USA
    Australia
    China
    Republic of Korea
    China
    USA
    USA
    Japan
    Switzerland
    China
    Germany
    UK
    USA
    China
    China
    It’s good to know the boorish and ignorant SOB in the White House can’t do any harm to most of these scientists. And that research continues elsewhere, despite the sabotage by the loud-mouthed jackass and his hirelings.

  2. Zachary Smith says:

    Update on my remarks about Bret Stephens. (“How the right wing fell for its own fables about the working class”)

    This entitled twit has decided to quit Twitter after making a perfect ass of himself.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-bret-stephens-deactivates-twitter-bed-bug-email-2019-8

    From the link:
    ^^^ But Stephens defended his response on cable news on Tuesday, arguing on MSNBC, “Analogizing people to insects is always wrong … Being analogized to insects goes back to a lot of totalitarian regimes in the past.” ^^^

    I expect that’s only when the smug & highly paid rightwing columnist is on the receiving end. The very newspaper he is working for had this in the obituary of a Defense Minister of the Apartheid state:
    ^^^ In civilian life, Mr. Eitan was a carpenter and olive farmer.
    He was also a politician of the right who formed a hard-line party, Tzomet, when he left the army. He opposed withdrawal from Sinai and other interim peace deals with the Palestinians, whom he once called “drugged cockroaches in a bottle.” ^^^

    I doubt if anybody can find an instance where Mr. Stephens condemned that and similarly vile remarks about the trespassers in the land he has prevously and continues to help stealing.

  3. Zachary Smith says:

    postscript: I THOUGHT I was posting a plain little link.

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