Making daylight saving permanent could drastically reduce deer collisions, study finds NBC. Resilc: “I’m all for more dead deer. They kill all kinds of new forest growth by over population. Death to Bambi.”
CATCHING TIGERS IN RED WEATHER AND THE FALLING HUMAN Circus Bazaar (David L)
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron’s newest subvariant BQ.1.1 shows extraordinary immune evasion potential against vaccine sera News-medical.net
I know everyone that bothers to read the primary literature is very aware that SARS2 damages the immune system but I would like to remind everyone that it also damages kids’ lungs. Even apparently recovered and asymptomatic kids. The pediatric hospital crisis isn’t a mystery. pic.twitter.com/tvpfI1yb1E
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) November 4, 2022
1/🧠 LONG COVID BRAIN 🧠
28 #LongCovid patients with neurological symptoms
PET brain scan
Result: ALL showed hypometabolism in multiple brain areas.
This is what it looks like
(blue areas are areas of hypometabolism) pic.twitter.com/nQnEvwOzzr
— Dr Claire Taylor (@drclairetaylor) November 3, 2022
How a sand battery could transform clean energy BBC
Clean Energy is Booming (Here’s the Bad News) CounterPunch (resilc)
Waterlogged wheat, rotting oranges: five crops devastated by a year of extreme weather Guardian (David L)
Ukraine War Day #253: Is Gruzia Next On The Menu? Awful Avalanche (guurst)
Canadian logging industry’s emissions on par with oilsands: Report The Star
A third of southern Sierra forest lost to drought, wildfire Los Angeles Times
He’s an Outspoken Defender of Meat. Industry Funds His Research, Files Show. New York Times
US godfather makes a chip offer you can’t understand Asia Times
Germany’s Scholz flies out under fire to meet Xi Politico
President Xi Jinping Meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Notice the coded dig in the mention of Helmut Schmidt.
India Gambles On Building a Leading Drone Industry BBC
The United States may start losing talented H1-B visa holders to Canada Economic Times
‘Imran Khan’s Long March Could Lead to An Army Intervention in Pakistan’ The Wire
New Not-So-Cold War
Slovakia: Firewood back as energy crisis bites DW (resilc)
Ukraine Russia War What’s Happening Scott Ritter YouTube and Will Biden Gamble on a Ukraine Coalition? [Douglas McGregor] YouTube. Both focus on the American troops now admitted to be in Ukraine. guurst points out the McGregor talk really gets going at 16:40.
Vladimir Putin demands evacuation of civilians from Kherson Financial Times. The Kherson non-offensive (or at best Ukraine-initiated encounter battles that have been consistently ending badly for Ukraine) = “a fierce counter-offensive”. Russia is in fact fortifying its positions west of the Dnieper (trenches, pillboxes) and moving in more troops. Alexander Mercouris speculates that a reason for wanting civilians out is that the west bank is being prepared as the launching point for an offensive to take points west, eventually Odessa.
In U-turn, Bulgarian parliament tells Sofia to send weapons to Ukraine Politico (Gayle M)
Ukraine Is Paying A Heavy Price for Its Total Dependence on the West Larry Johnson
Pope, in Bahrain, condemns rearmament pushing world to ‘the brink’ Reuters (resilc)
Europe May See Forced De-Industrialization As Result Of Energy Crisis OilPrice (resilc)
Pentagon, U.S. arms makers to talk Russia, labor and supply chain Reuters (resilc)
Low Prices And Tanker Traffic Leave $2 Billion Of LNG Floating Off Europe OilPrice
Leaked documents: British spies constructing secret terror army in Ukraine Grayzone (Kevin W)
US takes swipe at China, Russia for ‘blanket protection’ to North Korea Anadolu Agency
Russia calls into question US management of UN Headquarters Voltaire Network (Chuck L)
Warning of ‘imminent’ Iranian attack in Saudi Arabia raises eyebrows Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Netanyahu Ally Says Israel Will Attack Iran Absent a ‘New Nuclear Deal’ Antiwar
Biden’s ‘Free Iran’ Blunder Daniel Larison (resilc)
Massive. Millions of patriotic Iranians in 900 cities are taking the streets to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover and to oppose the violent foreign-backed riots. The media won’t show you this. Anti-gov riots couldn’t even fill one street. pic.twitter.com/u8whJgF87D
— Hadi Nasrallah (@HadiNasrallah) November 4, 2022
The Israel We Knew Is Gone New York Times (resilc, David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
EU are calling for more Defence spend because they say that since 2001 #EU has increased spending by just 22%, #US 66% Russia 292% and #China by 600% – This is Disinformation. Reality is EU now spends 3 times more than Russia + #US spend more than next 9 countries put together… pic.twitter.com/eCiw9YNdvy
— Mick Wallace (@wallacemick) November 5, 2022
US military donation misuse in Guatemala going unchecked: Report Al Jazeera (resilc)
Trump ally Tom Barrack acquitted of foreign agent charges Associated Press (resilc)
The Democrats will probably lose the midterms, because our society is falling apart. Jacobin
In Pre-Election Drop, House Republicans Release ‘Bombshell’ Report Composed Mostly Of Old Letters TalkingPointsMemo (furzy)
How Fetterman drew Oprah into the race against Oz Politico
Biden, Obama set for clash with Trump in Pennsylvania The Hill
National Guard Leaders Warn More Cyber Security Spending Needed to Help Protect Elections Military.com. Why is the National Guard opining?!?!?
Our No Longer Free Press
PBS and BBC Team Up to Misinform About Brazil’s Bolsonaro FAIR (guurst)
The lesson Democrats (and their US Security State partners) derived from their humiliating 2016 loss was that the preservation and expansion of their power requires tight control over the internet.
Corporate power (through advertising pressure) is one of their primary tools.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 4, 2022
The Twidiot-in-chief Matt Labash
🚨Ben Collins, NBC News: “Twitter employees want to stress that the company is a nightmare right now and you cannot work there. And the website is built on sticks and it might fall apart. It’s a house of cards.” “Elon is deeply out of his depth.” “This could be really bad.” pic.twitter.com/MLh9fGe1NV
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2022
Can Elon Musk Make the Math Work on Owning Twitter? It’s Dicey. New York Times
Why Elon Wants to Make Them Pay New York Magazine (furzy)
The Crypto Art Crash: What Remains of the NFT Hype Der Spiegel
A History of Economic Whac-A-Mole Brad DeLong Project Syndicate (David L)
Wells Fargo Faces US Demand for Record Fine Exceeding $1 Billion Bloomberg
Guess How Much These New York Jobs Pay New York Times (resilc)
Socially responsible companies laid off more workers than their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic University of Vaasa
GitHub Users File a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Microsoft for Training an AI Tool With Their Code Vice
Antidote du jour. Chet G:
This past Friday, I was photographing some Centre Wildlife Care animals for its annual adoption/sponsorship, and I thought you might enjoy a few of those photos.
Opal is an opossum (North America’s only marsupial).
And a bonus (guurst):
🔥 African Servals pic.twitter.com/ohwaey45rF
— Nature Is Lit (@NatureIs_Lit) November 2, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.