Links 11/24/20

Links for you. Science:

For 15 Years Sweden Thought Enemy Submarines Were Invading Its Territory. It Turned Out To Be Herring Farts
Deep Sea Rush: With valuable metals on the ocean floor, speculators are circling
Trends in County-Level COVID-19 Incidence in Counties With and Without a Mask Mandate — Kansas, June 1–August 23, 2020 (“Countywide mask mandates appear to have contributed to the mitigation of COVID-19 transmission in mandated counties.”)
A traveler tested negative for covid-19 before a flight. He had the virus and infected 4 passengers.
The Scientist Who Saved Japan Once Battles a New Virus Surge


Rule Change
Is This Where We Are, America? Some people oppose student loan forgiveness because they want others to suffer, too.
States That Imposed Few Restrictions Now Have the Worst Outbreaks
Reply from Authors of “To Save the Economy, Save People First” Regarding “Lockdowns Work”
Iowa’s Covid Wave and the Limits of Personal Responsibility: Until Monday, the governor urged Iowans to “do the right thing” but kept businesses open and masks optional. Now cases are surging and hospitals are filling up. (heartland ‘values’)
Mad MAGA Men: Rage against the voting machines and floofy dresses on right-wing radio
The Oregon Model: Oregon has decriminalized all drugs—but it’s only the first step
No, Florida is not a red state. Democrats there are just remarkably inept
The Parties Decide: The two parties agree on one thing: domination by two parties
Borat As Milgram Experiment
Galvin Manufacturing Co. Motorola Radio Factory (1930’s) Chicago, IL
Secret plans helped Brooklyn synagogue pull off massive, maskless wedding (what a shanda, and there’s no halachic obligation for group weddings)
I Grew Up Surrounded By Religious Fanatics. Here’s What I Know About Trump Supporters.
If Biden wants unity, he must first hold Trump accountable. America’s typical hit-and-run approach to its most troubling eras won’t work now.
Why Can Trump Try To Steal The Election? Blame The Electoral College. This is the third election of the 21st century upended by our archaic and anti-democratic institution.
Biden reaches out. The GOP slaps him in the face.
Impeach the president again. Removal from office wouldn’t be the goal this time. It would be to prevent Trump from running again.
The Future of the GOP: Madison Cawthorn is 25, far-right, and already faces accusations of racism and sexual misconduct. And he’s headed to Congress.
The Timelines of Our Lives
‘I Experience a Hollowing Fear Any Time I’m Stopped by Police’. Gutting the Fourth Amendment has turned tiny traffic violations into abusive traffic stops and coercive searches for millions of Black drivers like myself.
Trumpism without Trump

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