Links 9/15/19

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Links for you. Science:

Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis
Wild horses will ride out the hurricane as they have for centuries, with ‘butts to the wind’
How a newly identified bacterium saps corals of their energy
How Fungi Can Transform Waste Into Useful Materials
The Patient Who Finally Knows Why Her UTIs Won’t Go Away

Other:

Democrats Have Reached A Crossroads
America’s slow-motion coup keeps grinding forward: But is Donald Trump really the one to blame?
It’s time to rethink our ‘democracies’
Hey Cyclists: Be Nice to Pedestrians
A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them.
Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap
The Scale Of What We’re Up Against
They Didn’t Kneel For This
On Climate, Sanders and Warren Must Go Nuclear
D.C. Mayor Argues for Statehood Ahead of Congressional Hearing
ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down
Joe Biden, MIA
How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas
Pennsylvania township shuts down entire firefighting company over Proud Boys connection
That Beloved Hospital? It’s Driving Up Health Care Costs
How Charter Schools Won D.C. Politics
Complicating The Issue
Democrats are not only itching to break up Big Tech. Big Ag is also a focus of antitrust plans
Muslim women ‘sterilised’ in China detention camps, say former detainees
Battle of the D.C. underpass: Art parks vs. tent cities
College Football Season Is Here. Will Universities Continue To Ignore The Risk Of Brain Damage?

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1 Response to Links 9/15/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** College Football Season Is Here. Will Universities Continue To Ignore The Risk Of Brain Damage? ***
    Prediction: they’ll ignore the entire issue for as long as possible. Then they’ll follow the patterns of Big Tobacco and Big Fossil Fuels to hire propagandists and “other side” the hell out of it. They’ll talk about Benefits, Tradeoffs, Doubts About the Research! Free Choice. In fairness to the schools from elementary to the University, the people who shut down football would be out of a job as quick as a new york second. The new hires would of course reinstate the programs. With Full Safeguards, of course.

    *** Muslim women ‘sterilised’ in China detention camps, say former detainees ***
    Wonder if the doctor who told a woman she had been ‘sterilized’ was in the pay of John Bolton? If female sterilization can be done by injection, it’s a new one to me. Long, long odds they were being forced to take contraceptive injections. This is done by tyrannical nations everywhere. Even the pissant Apartheid state has done this with people with the Wrong Skin Color.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eliseknutsen/2013/01/28/israel-foribly-injected-african-immigrant-women-with-birth-control/#2693917167b8
    (They’ve done considerably worse than that, but never mind for now…)

    *** Complicating The Issue ***
    ^^^ “But people in D.C. need to understand, their city is a dumping ground,” he says, pointing to an inherent racism that pervades the social order throughout the region. “White people cannot recognize that they have lower expectations for people who are homeless and black.” ^^^
    This explains a lot…

    *** ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down ***
    It’s odd, but I can’t remember why I dumped this site. Oft times the reason would be an article supporting torture, or one demanding some little Mideast Muslim nation be smashed.
    ^^^ Think Progress, which is the news and commentary website operating under the aegis and with the funding of the Democratic Party–aligned think tank Center for American Progress, accused Sanders last week of just such hypocrisy for his repeated attacks on the rich, even as he had a yearly income in excess of $1 million from the sale of his books. ^^^
    It was probably something like that. Kissing neocon heiny would definitely get me upset.
    https://prospect.org/article/how-think-progress-would-have-attacked-franklin-roosevelt

    *** On Climate, Sanders and Warren Must Go Nuclear ***
    Another shill for nuclear power.

    *** They Didn’t Kneel For This ***
    Some entertainers will rake in big bucks to help billionaire owners get even wealthier. They’ll also be assisting with the premature deaths and brain damage of most all the players. What a deal!

    *** Democrats Have Reached A Crossroads ***
    Nope, they passed that “crossroads” a long time ago.
    ^^^ The Democratic Party’s decision to turn the page on the George W. Bush era after the 2008 election was a grave error, which on its own militates for today’s Democrats to seek accountability for the GOP’s more recent bad deeds. ^^^
    The author either doesn’t know or has forgotten how George “codpiece commander” Bush’s daddy avoided prison thanks to some temporarily blind Democrats. Trading that for the Presidency of Bill Clinton was a very bad mistake.

    *** How Fungi Can Transform Waste Into Useful Materials ***
    The link article implies discarded glass and rice hulls are FED to fungi. An internal link describes the fungus as a binder. Last I heard glass could be recycled. And why aren’t those rice hulls being fed to livestock? Or used as a soil amendment?

    *** Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis ***
    ^^^ Our results provide unequivocal evidence of human infection caused
    by members of the MTBC in pre-Columbian South America. ^^^

    How would it spread to humans? The article mentioned bovine TB and I made a search for that:

    ^^^ How is bovine TB transmitted and spread? … The usual route of infection is by animals and humans inhaling infected droplets which are expelled from the lungs by coughing. Infection can also occur from direct contact with a wound. For example, a wound that might happen during slaughter or hunting. ^^^

    Wow. Talk about dirty rotten luck. This is worse than catching Tularemia from dressing out a rabbit because with the rabbit you’ll be the only one to get sick or die. Once infected with TB your mere breathing can make your whole family or tribe get sick and die.

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