Rare blue lobster sent to Ohio zoo after discovery at seafood restaurant New York Daily News (BC). Blue lobsters (and ones with weird shells, sadly often due to disease) often wind up at the cute aquarium run by the Maine Department of Natural Resources in Boothbay Harbor. The lobstermen bring them in. It also has a tank where you can pet a baby shark. BTW blue lobsters turn red when cooked just like normal lobsters.
Speaking of sharks….Woman dies in a ‘shark attack’ while swimming off the coast of Maine after kayakers tried to save her by dragging her to shore Daily Mail. Bailey Island is where I go every summer. My father’s family lived there since the island was settled.
How Do Dogs Find Their Way Home? They Might Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field Smithsonian (David L)
Drums, Lies, and Audiotape Nautilus (Lance N)
What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power BBC News (Dr. Kevin)
Researchers develop a method for predicting unprecedented events ScienceBlog (Dr. Kevin)
Hundreds jam airport as evacuations from Vietnam’s Danang begin Reuters (Kevin W)
We’ll Be Wearing Masks for a While. Why Not Make Them Nice? New York Times (resilc). Lambert talked about mask fashion early on.
Empty beaches and fear of flying Telegraph
Long-lasting COVID symptoms from lungs to limbs linger in coronavirus “long haulers”A growing number of people are suffering for months, but research is limited. Here are some of their stories. USA Today
This sounds interesting, esp. given the price-gouging with Remdesivir Rensselaer Polytech. Olivier: “This sounds interesting, esp. given the price-gouging with Remdesivir.”
In Social Insects, Researchers Find Clues for Battling Pandemics Smithsonian. Resilc: “Most merikins are not as smart as an ant.”
What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad New York Times
Can America Benefit from Covid? Ask 14th-Century Florence Politico (Dr. Kevin)
‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Workplace Under Investigation by WarnerMedia (EXCLUSIVE) Variety. Kevin W: “Her reputation seems to have been collaterally damaged by Coronavirus.”
The California charter schools that have received coronavirus aid meant for small businesses In the Public Interest. From earlier in the month….
One lobbyist told me: “The idea that a small tax incentive is going to supersede the threat to people’s lives and livelihoods is a crazy and strange way to think about it.”
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 27, 2020
I know we were all worried defense contractors would be left out of the Republican Coronavirus package. You can calm down. Defense contractors got $10.5 billion. pic.twitter.com/TvPozfHwZJ
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 28, 2020
The Growing Fight Against the School Death Trap New Republic
Money in pursuit of hopelessness: the gold price has hit an all time high Richard Murphy (UserFriendly)
Quad alliance forms ‘arc of democracy’ around China Asia Times (Kevin W)
The World’s Largest Seaplane Pulls Off Its First Waterborne Flight Popular Mechanics (resilc). Not as big as the Spruce Goose!
Bangladesh’s snub another blow for India Asia Times (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
A slap in the face to the millions of Americans who have lost their healthcare in this pandemic. These cowardly fools are the best shot that working people have in getting a fair shake and are pathetically unable to meet the moment. https://t.co/OvssHKdg6m
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 27, 2020
Democratic Party isn’t just moving rightward—they’re making a big show of stomping hard on whatever was dear to the Bernie insurgency. They’re dragging his political corpse behind their DNC Tesla and gloating all the way. Rotten country, ruled by suicidal maniacs
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) July 28, 2020
The inside story behind Jared Kushner’s call to the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon, & T-Mobile after the Trump campaign was blocked from sending text messages to people who hadn’t signed up for them. Business Insider (Dan K)
Our Foreign Policy Nightmare: Vice President Susan Rice American Conservative
Police State Watch
Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years Guardian (furzy)
Goldman has done it again with its Malaysia deal Financial Times
Warren Buffett may not be the ‘kindly grandfather’ figure he presents to the public, Elon Musk says Business Insider (Kevin W). Musk doth protest way too much.
NY Charges First American Financial for Massive Data Leak Brian Krebs (BC)
As Climate Change Burns Arizona, State Has More Imprisoned Firefighters Than Employees Steve Horn, DrilledNews
Antidote du jour (CV):
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— Frisco Uplink: Tallymander is here (@_danilo) June 29, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.