Rare chunks of Earth’s mantle found exposed in Maryland National Geographic
These ‘creativity genes’ allowed humans to take over the world Science Direct. And so we have bodega cat pictures on the Internet!
The CDC Is Still Repeating Its Mistakes Zeynep Tufecki, The Atlantic. Today’s must-read. This is a massive takedown of the CDC’s new mask guidance, albeit a polite one.
How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely SFGate. Droplet goons at WHO and CDC gnashing their teeth as the world moves on without them.
Beyond the First Dose — Covid-19 Vaccine Follow-through and Continued Protective Measures NEJM. I read this twice. I see no mention of material circumstances. Nothing about lousy Internet in rural areas that rules out apps, certainly a confounder with the oft-shamed “partisan divide”, or inability to easily make appointments (truck drivers). The focus is on public relations and “bolstering with critical public health .”
China’s Imports of Commodities Drive a Boom in Dry-Bulk Shipping Hellenic Shipping News
ANU academic slammed over citation of ‘sub-par’ Chinese genocide research Sydney Morning Herald
Myanmar Regime Troops Ordered to ‘Annihilate’ Protesters, Internal Memos Show The Irrawaddy. True to form. Targets of opportunity:
Seeing anti-junta mass protests are regaining momentum across Myanmar. Hpakant people march in protest showing their support to ethnic Kachin Independent Army and against Myanmar junta on April 29. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/Pngs1yRks4
— Hnin Zaw (@hninyadanazaw) April 29, 2021
Tatmadaw launches fresh air raids on KNU territory Agence France Presse
Covid-19 in Africa: map following the pandemic The Africa Report
7 Zapatistas will set sail on May 3 for Europe Chiapas Support
Boris Johnson extends poll lead despite sleaze allegations Independent. BoJo: 40%; Starmer: 25%. You can’t beat something with nothing.
Sheesh, look at that pop-eyed Black dude on the right:
Candidates for the Mayor of London made their pitches to business ahead of crucial elections in the U.K. capital next week https://t.co/Um74WOJgbE
— Bloomberg (@business) April 28, 2021
Post-Corbyn Labour, good job.
New Cold War
Russia rejects Ukraine’s push to revise 2015 peace deal AP. Can’t Ukraine defuse the situation by giving some Putin relative a no-show job?
Washington’s Weirdest Think Tank The Tablet. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
Algorithmic Warfare, Part 1: Fighting by a Script Bazaar of War
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Washington Is Avoiding the Tough Questions on Taiwan and China Foreign Affairs
FCC approves Starlink license modification Space News. Commentary:
So I guess we’re going to find out whether putting 4,400 satellites in a 30-km shell betewen 540 and 570 km is a good idea or not https://t.co/kvuZx760KG
— brianweeden (@brianweeden) April 27, 2021
Navy SEALs to shift from counterterrorism to global threats AP. Bringing their mad torture skillz with them?
Democrats en Deshabille
Cuomo Aides Spent Months Hiding Nursing Home Death Toll Albany Times-Union
COVID Is Going Away, and It’s Making Some Trump Fans Crazy Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The CIA’s Chinese Walls Craig Murray
Our Famously Free Press
Amazon’s algorithms promote extremist misinformation, report says Seattle Times. I’m never been quite sure what “extremist” means. By horseshow theory, “other than liberal”?
The local news crisis is a labor story Columbia Journalism Review
Groves of Academe
The Fallacy at the Heart of All Reform Education Realist
Imperial Collapse Watch
China is wrong to think the US faces inevitable decline Martin Wolf, FT
What Comes After the Forever Wars Foreign Policy
The secret credit card that’s only for the rich Timothy Noah, Substack. Hubertus Bigend, no doubt, has several.
Traffic lights, who needs ’em? Lucky Kentucky residents up in arms over first roundabout The Register. Roundabouts are violence.
The War over Work Tribune
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.