Links 10/20/21

Links for you. Science:

Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago
These Butterflies Full of Wasps Full of Microwasps Are a Science Nightmare
Chestnuts Used To Be A Staple Part Of The American Diet. Could They Be Again?
How many people get ‘long COVID?’ More than half, researchers find (even if this is off by a factor of ten, we’re still talking about millions of people in the U.S.)
American bumblebees have disappeared from these 8 states. Now they could face extinction.
‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists

Other:

Sure, Nick
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White Is Running for Mayor (sure, D.C. needs an anti-vaccination mayor…)
You lost. Stop acting like you won
A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. Here’s how they make money after they quit.
Wokery
Demolition Has Started At McMillan, But The Legal Saga Continues
The Dwindling Choices on Build Back Better
Republicans, the Anti-Business Party
Of course unvaccinated people should be barred from receiving transplant organs
Why Many Black Americans Changed Their Minds About Covid Shots
GOP lawmaker, banned from flying Alaska Airlines over mask mandate, tests positive for coronavirus
Jeffrey Clark Is Looking Like the Perfect Fall Guy for Trump’s Operation Overturn
Biden can save Christmas and the Postal Service by finally giving DeJoy the boot (Democrats don’t govern)
Fear Itself: In the post-9/11 era, police departments blur the lines that separate them from spy services. More and more Americans get the treatment the CIA gives our non-American comrades (the Boston BRIC has been like this for years)
The Power of ‘Nobody Knows’
But What Are “WE” Supposed To DOOOOOOOOO
The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think (I’ve been pointing out for months that vaccine hesitancy isn’t due to MAGA CHUDs in D.C.–we don’t have enough of them. This is why we need mandates)
Haaland announces key Biden administration move to combat climate change (it’s a start)
But What Can Biden DOOOOOO
Capitol Police Officer Charged With Obstruction Of Justice For Allegedly Messaging Jan. 6 Insurrectionist (thin blue line tho…)
This Is Just Another Unsolved Bureaucratic Homicide: Biden’s Supreme Court reform commission has rendered a vital issue dead in the water. (New Democrats never want to govern)
New study shows vaccine refusal’s staggering cost in human life (analysis here)
‘Just looking out’: Capitol police officer indicted after using social media to help insurrectionist
Parents Are Suing Schools for Throwing Their Kids in a ‘COVID Snakepit’

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