Links 9/11/19

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Links for you. Science:

Study finds no gay gene. Was there one to find?
Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says (multiple carbapenem resistant infections have been traced back to these scopes)
Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us.
Americans’ love of hiking has driven elk to the brink, scientists say
Fox News Guest Blames Mass Shootings On Fact That Evolution Is Taught In Schools

Other:

At least it only took me a few decades to learn to detest debate
Here’s Why I’m No Longer Thrilled by Carbon Tax Plans (they do have to be expensive to work)
In The Matter Of Diamond And Silk’s Very Real Lawyer v. Wonkette: Bring It, Sh*thead
So I wondered, why were there so few black doctors back then?
Neo-Nazi Forum Posts Photos of Hundreds of YU Students and Faculty
The Timbers Army is Right: MLS Must Rescind Its Ban on the Iron Front Symbol
One of the primary reasons is that the Times’s own conception of the opinion section, as well as its roster, changed considerably in the 1970s and 80s, largely as a result of concerted efforts from a series of right-wing and libertarian think tanks
How Paying for College Is Changing Middle-Class Life
Don’t Subsidize Companies That Silence Workers
I THINK I KNOW WHY TRUMP DOESN’T LIKE TO TRAVEL
Utopia, Abandoned
Biden has said Warren gave him hell. Now they’ll debate together for the first time.
How some cities are planning to revive neighborhoods — without displacement
Trump’s Lawless Wall and Callous Attacks on Puerto Rico Are Connected
Democrats urge tech giants not to screw up the census
DSCC Raked In Cash From Health Care and Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Before Endorsing Hickenlooper
US spies say Trump’s G7 performance suggests he’s either a ‘Russian asset’ or a ‘useful idiot’ for Putin
Most Canadians Are Now Better Off Than Most Americans
Trump “accidentally” signals affinity with white nationalists in new campaign logo
Deporting Harvard Students Was Always the Goal
Disinformation is catalyzing the spread of authoritarianism worldwide

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1 Response to Links 9/11/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** US spies say Trump’s G7 performance suggests he’s either a ‘Russian asset’ or a ‘useful idiot’ for Putin ***
    The author graduated from Rutgers in 2016 with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. She may be the most precocious neocon I’ve ever seen. At the rate she’s going a bright future at the Warmongering Post or NYT may be ahead of her. I’d never given much thought to the Business Insider website, but in the future I’ll be much more cautious.

    *** Here’s Why I’m No Longer Thrilled by Carbon Tax Plans (they do have to be expensive to work) ***
    There is no point at all in talking about penalties for using Fossil Fuels until alternatives are in place. I suspect a “Carbon Tax” would be designed to make money for Big Business or Big Banks. And of course Campaign Contributions to the creators of the legislation.

    *** Fox News Guest Blames Mass Shootings On Fact That Evolution Is Taught In Schools ***
    In a sane world the person who put this idiot on the TV would be unemployed shortly afterwards.

    *** Americans’ love of hiking has driven elk to the brink, scientists say ***
    Maybe determine how many people can be tolerated by the wildlife, then have a lottery to award tickets.

    *** Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us. ***
    Who are the people and groups with any motives to have any such legislation? I’d predict they’ll all see “opportunity” rather than danger. Has a single torturer been prosecuted? Are GWB and BHO still out of jail?

    *** Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says ***
    I’d wager this is an issue where nobody has any motive to create an inexpensive throw-away ‘scope’. And I’d also predict nobody has hired some whiz-bang engineers to design a model which can be returned to the factory for an inexpensive rebuild operation. An alternative to that would be to have local specialists who could dismantle the device, sterilize the durable parts, and replace the fragile ones which couldn’t stand the autoclave or whatever is is they use these days. Once upon a time the US had many watch technicians in every town for which this kind of work would be a piece of cake. Training such specialists wouldn’t be difficult in one sense. If such people hurt profits of Big Scope Makers, it might be impossible.

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