Links 10/10/19

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Links for you. Science:

The Octopus: An Alien Among Us
Komodo Dragons Are So Badass They Have ‘Chain Mail’ Embedded in Their Skin
A New Theory of Obesity
These Ants Use Germ-Killers, and They’re Better Than Ours
4 in 10 Canadians say they won’t get the flu shot this year: poll

Other:

The Myth of Class Reductionism
A Lot Of Crimeing Is Okay
Six Ward 2 council candidates talk urbanist issues, with no Jack Evans
Bernie Sanders wants to tax companies that pay their CEOs way more than their workers
The City Floated Turning Vacant Offices Into Housing. A New Report Says That’s Not Likely To Make A Big Dent
The press has a Rudy Giuliani problem
Donald Trump Actually Has 2 Whistleblowers To Worry About
The Zelensky call also shines a light on Trump’s financial corruption
I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago. Then the Right-Wing Spin Machine Turned the Story Upside Down.
Senate Democrats Say the NRA Acted as “Foreign Asset” for Russia Before 2016 Election
What the fate of Silicon Valley’s Donald Trump can teach us
A Good Teacher Is Not Like A Candle
How WeWork spiraled from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks
Why The Future of Trump’s Presidency Belongs to Fox News
When it comes to acknowledging humans’ role in climate change, oil and gas industry lawyer says ‘that ship has sailed’
1933 Shanghai Slaughterhouse
D.C. could extend rent control through 2030
Largest Health Care Scam Ever: Fake Genetic Testing Result Scheme Results in $2.1 Billion in Medicaid Losses
America’s abortion debate is being defined by Fox News
Arkansas Residents Make a Case for Reparations 100 Years After the Elaine Massacre
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MONSTERS
Congress Is Still Breaking Treaties and Cheating Indian Country

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1 Response to Links 10/10/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    Congress Is Still Breaking Treaties and Cheating Indian Country
    The US mistreating Indians seems to be a habit Congress can’t break. I wonder why.

    Arkansas Residents Make a Case for Reparations 100 Years After the Elaine Massacre
    After learning of this Massacre, I did a little research on the subject. From what I found I suspect the author has understated the affair – the Whites became berserk savages. Good introduction for those who haven’t heard of this nearly forgotten incident.

    America’s abortion debate is being defined by Fox News
    &
    Why The Future of Trump’s Presidency Belongs to Fox News
    I’ve often related how a relative once told me Fox was the ONLY reliable source of news in the US. IMO that person would still believe anything he found there. So though both these stories seem crazy, it’s dangerous to underestimate the influence of Fox on those addicted to the network..

    Senate Democrats Say the NRA Acted as “Foreign Asset” for Russia Before 2016 Election
    If their information is any good they ought to turn their “report” over to a suitable prosecutor. Have they done that?

    I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago. Then the Right-Wing Spin Machine Turned the Story Upside Down.
    When I don’t know anything about a topic I have to resort to looking closely at the author. According to his Wiki James Risen has written some really good stuff, but some of his output was horrible. So it’s impossible to say in which category his piece about the Bidens belongs. In my opinion, no matter how that one turns out, it remains that Trump’s behavior needs to be carefully investigated for criminality.

    Donald Trump Actually Has 2 Whistleblowers To Worry About
    Somewhere today (can’t recall the site) I found a link to an article by Matt Taibbi reminding me It’s an insult to real whistleblowers to use the term with the Ukrainegate protagonist.

    Americans who’ve blown the whistle over serious offenses by the federal government either spend the rest of their lives overseas, like Edward Snowden, end up in jail, like Chelsea Manning, get arrested and ruined financially, like former NSA official Thomas Drake, have their homes raided by FBI like disabled NSA vet William Binney, or get charged with espionage like ex-CIA exposer-of-torture John Kiriakou. It’s an insult to all of these people, and the suffering they’ve weathered, to frame the ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest as a whistleblower.

    Big Intelligence destroys real whistleblowers. Call the guys or gals what they really are – Leakers. They may or may not turn out to be heroes, but whistleblowers they are not.

    A Lot Of Crimeing Is Okay
    Duncan Black has it exactly right. IMO Pelosi just isn’t trustworthy.

    The Octopus: An Alien Among Us
    &
    These Ants Use Germ-Killers, and They’re Better Than Ours

    Two well-written biology lessons. (and in normal English!)

    A New Theory of Obesity
    This is the best explanation I’ve yet seen for the Obesity Epidemic. There are surely some secondary factors, but “ultra-processing” mucking up the brain sure looks good as a primary cause.

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