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Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal BBC (alan b). I think previously featured but worth a reminder.
>COVID-19 at the White House – Contact Tracking Peter James Walker, Tableau Public (UserFriendly). Lambert will be so happy.
Twelve and it’s barely 24 hours
Sen Mike Lee
Sen Thom Tillis
Rev John Jenkins
3 WH Reporters
1 WH Staffer
Who’s going to be next? Chris Christie, Alex Azar, Bill Barr?
They all were there hugging and yucking it up.pic.twitter.com/IJNx7t0zSS
— Mel 🆘 the Enforcer (@Fah_Lo_Me) October 3, 2020
WH officials have serious concerns about Trump’s condition tonight and his symptoms are worse than those of the First Lady at this point, according to our sources.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 2, 2020
Trump Infects America New York Magazine
Fox News Stars Potentially Exposed to Coronavirus at Debate DNyuz (resilc)
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for coronavirus The Hill. Resilc: “Dropping like the flies they are.”
Former Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Says She Has Covid-19 Wall Street Journal
Covid: Vaccine will ‘not return life to normal in spring’ BBC. Telling that this has to be said.
With 1m dead, are we any better at treating Covid-19? Financial Times
Brexit talks: Optimism falters ahead of the tunnel Tony Connelly, RTE. Quelle surprise!
U.S., UAE And Israel Agree On Joint Energy Strategy OilPrice (resilc)
Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange Areana. Interview with John Pilger. A must read.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Egypt police ‘using dating apps’ to find and imprison LGBT+ people Independent (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
H.R. McMaster: “There Is a Strange Tendency in the U.S. to Hold Trump Responsible for All Evil” Der Spiegel. Resilc: “No, I hold pieces of shit like McmMsters responsible too.”
Hundreds of migrants from Honduras enter Guatemala, toward US Associated Press.
Mike Lee May Have Infected Senate Judiciary Committee Members With COVID-19 Huffington Post. UserFriendy:
So much for the court pick. 2 positive GOP senators on the Judiciary Committee. It’s actually looking like the party where they nominated her was the super spreading event.
The US supreme court may soon become plutocracy’s greatest defender David Sirota, Guardian
Schwarzenegger offers grants to reopen polling places | TheHill. UserFriendly: “Oh good, let’s take decisions about the ability of poor people to vote away from partisan hacks just to hand it to billionaires.”
BREAKING: Biden will resume negative ads but they will all be about Bernie.
— David Swanson (@davidcnswanson) October 3, 2020
Amy McGrath Is Airing A Pro-Trump Ad In A Swing State Media Market HuffPost (UserFriendly)
You’re Doing It to Yourselves’: Deepfake US Election Ads Featuring Putin, Kim Pulled From Websites Sputnik. Kevin W: “Both videos are worth watching.”
National Guard taps units for rapid response to civil unrest Associated Press
Justice Dept., FBI bracing for possibility of election day unrest Washington Post (resilc)
There’s No Debating It: Trump Encourages Violent White Supremacists DemocracyNow! (Kevin C)
New High Favors One-Party Control of U.S. Federal Government Gallup (resilc)
How One Piece of Hardware Took Down a $6 Trillion Stock Market Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Pinterest limiting search results for culturally inappropriate Halloween ideas The Hill. (Kevin W)
Buyout groups blasted at SEC meeting for ‘misleading numbers’ Financial Times. From last month, still germane.
This is the stuff Americans are dropping a lot more money on Quartz. Article does not consider private equity oligopolization of veterinary supplies and pet products leading to price increases and more consumer spending.
The Problem of Surplus White Men Foreign Policy in Focus
Antidote du jour. Tracie H:
It is four of the “Magnificent 7”. We call this a “furniture-protection” blanket. They will swear that we intend it as a “kitty-comfort” blanket.
And a bonus:
And another bonus (guurst):
— Marie-Lan Taÿ Pamart (@Jastrow75) October 2, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.