Links 10/9/20

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Links for you. Science:

Trends in COVID-19 Incidence After Implementation of Mitigation Measures — Arizona, January 22–August 7, 2020
DC Had Its Lowest Ozone Pollution on Record This Year—Thanks in Part to the Pandemic
‘There are no words’: As coronavirus kills Indigenous elders, endangered languages face extinction
Grapefruit Is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet
When Plants Go to War

Other:

The Reckless Race to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett Justifies Court Packing
Chamber of Commerce Quietly Supports a United Government Led by Democrats (this is why I keep saying we’ll have to protest against Biden too)
Mendo’s Report on Woodrow Wilson Chafes Council
Chinese Citizens Are Already Receiving a Coronavirus Vaccine
I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22
Memory sticks used to program Philly’s voting machines were stolen from elections warehouse (Paper. Fucking. Ballots.)
Are the Proud Boys antisemitic?
Greek Judge Rules Golden Dawn Was a Neo-Nazi Criminal Gang All Along (related post here)
Trump Took $70,000 in Tax Deductions for Hair Care. Experts Say That’s Illegal.
Goldman Sachs: A Democratic sweep would mean faster economic recovery (teh stonks!)
New document shows how Biden transition team plans to curb lobbyists’ influence (“Jeff Hauser, the executive director of the government-personnel watchdog Revolving Door Project, told Insider of the ethics plan: “This is not a serious document.””)
Can a cop be in two places at once?
The Vampire Ship. How the seizure of Europe’s largest heroin shipment created bloody fallout throughout the world—and sparked still-raging political corruption scandals in Turkey, Greece, and the Middle East
Harry Reid on the Senate, the Supreme Court, and a Time for Major Change
Star Wars is Bullsh*t! – Lies Science Fiction Taught Me About Strategic Planning
Why Trump’s alpha debate strategy will backfire
Biden transition elevates former Facebook exec as ethics arbiter. Left-wing Democrats blasted the move as frustrations with Facebook mount.
Why Nature needs to cover politics now more than ever
Georgetown created fact sheets on illegal militias at the polls and what to do if you spot them
‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said (Republican Daddy will not save you)
Stephen Miller Leads the Legion of Monsters
White House Quietly Told Vets Group It Might Have Exposed Them to COVID

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