Hyperlinks 12/12/2020 | bare capitalism

Snow Leopards Are the Latest Cats to Get the Coronavirus New York Occasions (David L) 🙁

Severe Wildfires Are Devastating the California Condor Wired (resilc)

Tasmanian devils claw their way back from extinction Science (furzy)

China’s pigeon fanciers race for fame and fortune Reuters. Resilc: “My dad, as a child within the Thirties, used to get railroad conductors to launch his pigeons miles away from Joliet, Illinois, which was a nationwide rail crossroads….”

For 30th Anniversary, Hubble Releases Images of 30 Celestial Gems NASA (David L)

Global carbon emissions down by record 7% in 2020 DW

World’s largest iceberg may strike island in South Atlantic this month NBC (furzy)

The greening of the Earth is approaching its limit PhysOrg (Robert M)

EROI of different fuels and the implications for society ScienceDirect (BC)

#COVID-19

Science/Medication

Metabolic reprogramming and epigenetic changes of vital organs in SARS-CoV-2 induced systemic toxicity JCI Perception

New on the COVID-19 Front Lines: Children May Be Driving the Pandemic After All Der Spiegel (resilc)

Peru suspends clinical trials of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine CNA

Coronavirus airborne: Infrared video shows how droplets spread the virus Washington Put up (furzy)

US

US enters brutal stretch of pandemic, even with approaching vaccines The Hill

POLL-More women than men in U.S. nervous about fast rollout of COVID vaccine, and that’s a problem Reuters (Kevin W)

What an F.D.A. Committee Weighed in Voting for the Pfizer COVID Vaccine New Yorker

FDA advisor explains why she voted against recommending Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for emergency use CNBC. Be aware over a really slender objection.

Covid-19 in the US: a society that puts the individual before public health lacks common sense South China Morning Put up (resilc)

Portland’s entire Bramhall and Engine 11 Fire Stations call out sick out of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19 Information Heart Maine

UK/Europe

Dozens of GP practices in England opt out of Covid vaccine rollout Guardian (resilc)

From guurst. Can’t recall an official right here making a press release like this:

Asia

S Korea’s Covid success story sunk by third wave Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Finance/Economic system

Unsold U.S. Hotel Rooms Near 1 Billion as Lodging Crisis Deepens Bloomberg (resilc)

Landlords Have Filed More Than 150,000 Eviction Notices Already. By January It Will Get Much Worse. Mom Jones

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion Institute for Coverage Research

Brexit

With Tories at His Back, Boris Johnson Can’t Cave in on Brexit Bloomberg

UK puts Royal Navy on standby to deter European fishing boats Monetary Occasions

After 48 hours of ‘Brextensity’, Northern Ireland is still not ‘sorted’ LSE

EU states urged to push UK into new talks in event of no-deal Brexit Monetary Occasions (Kevin W)

Albanian protesters burn Christmas trees over police killing BBC (resilc)

Syraqistan

Aramco To Sell Stakes In Subsidiaries To Raise Cash OilPrice. Resilc: “Bye bye Saudi pie.”

Massive Brother is Watching You Watch

U.S. Schools Are Buying Cellebrite Phone-Hacking Tech Gizmodo (BC)

Imperial Collapse Watch

Reuters: US and Morocco Negotiating Advanced Drone Sale Antiwar. Resilc: “Trump going out of enterprise sale. ALL DRONES MUST GO. LOST OUT LEASE.”

Trump Transition

Trump Pursues Appointing Special Counsel to Probe Election, Hunter Biden Wall Avenue Journal

Justices throw out Texas lawsuit that sought to block election outcome SCOTUSblog

Senate passes defense bill, setting up Trump veto fight The Hill

Senate approves funding bill by voice vote to avert shutdown The Hill

2020

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will End On The Day Of A Comet, A Meteor Shower And A Total Eclipse Of The Sun Forbes (DK)

Think the 2020 Election Was Uniquely Dysfunctional? Think Again American Conservative

Biden

Biden’s Cabinet Picks Are Getting Weird New York Journal

Joe Biden Might Have Good Instincts, But His Foreign Policy Team Doesn’t American Conservative (resilc)

Biden’s Pentagon Pick: a Five-Sided Blunder CounterPunch (resilc)

The American Petroleum Institute Is Working to Kill Voting on Local Measures Truthout (Carla)

Our Famously Free Press

The YouTube Ban Is Un-American, Wrong, and Will Backfire Matt Taibbi

Florida Governor Defends Police Raid On COVID Data Whistleblower Yahoo

Argentina Is One Step Away From Legalizing Abortion Vice (resilc)

Disney Setting A Precedent For Not Paying Writers Ian Welsh (Randy Ok)

Everything We’ve Learned About Modern Economic Theory Is Wrong Bloomberg (David L). *Sigh*. That is very outdated information. We wrote about this in ECONNED ten years in the past, following Keynes.

California Seeks to Join DOJ Antitrust Case Against Google Wall Avenue Journal

U.S. Congress bans anonymous shell companies Reuters (resilc). That is significant. You could possibly beforehand arrange Wyoming LLC and hold the id of the proprietor secret.

D.C. Dysfunction & The Lost Art Of Civic Responsibility Heisenberg Report

U.S. military gives boost to flying cars and taxis Searching for Alpha. Resilc: “Simply what we want, stuff crashing on prime of us.”

Class Warfare

French daily marks anniv’s of Poland’s worker protests and martial law First Information

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