Jiří Menzel: a daring, defiant beacon of European cinema Guardian (vlade)
If the Shark in “Jaws” Scared You, Wait Until You Meet “Meg” Interesting Engineering (Chuck L)
Wildfire burning ‘out of control’ at Vancouver Island ecological reserve CTVNews (David L)
The Coming Global Technology Fracture Project Syndicate
AstraZeneca Pauses Vaccine Trial After Test Subject Gets Ill Bloomberg. Oops.
COVID-19 is, in the end, an endothelial disease European Heart Journal
What bats can teach us about developing immunity to Covid-19 Financial Times (furzy)
A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude ‘Vaccine’? New York Times
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is now linked to more than 250,000 cases Mother Jones (David L)
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may account for 19 percent of US COVID-19 cases in August Popular Science (resilc). And the study: The Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19 IZA Institute of Labor Economics
With Washington Deadlocked on Aid, States Face Dire Fiscal Crises New York Times. Resilc: “If Trump loses quick, then he will really walk away in Nov-Dec, states die.”
Senate GOP bill released today leaves out $1,200 stimulus checks supported by Democrats and President Trump
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) September 8, 2020
McConnell works to lock down GOP votes for coronavirus bill The Hill. Skinny bill does nothing for states and not enough for small businesses.
Manhattan’s Office Buildings Are Empty. But for How Long? New York Times (Kevin W)
Haggia Sophia reborn. Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watching
Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, as reported by Craig Murray who was one of handful allowed into the court, is a Dickensian farce where the charges are changed so frequently no one seems exactly sure of what they are. https://t.co/9JWASsiuPv
— Chris Hedges (@ChrisLynnHedges) September 8, 2020
Your Smartphone Can Tell If You’re Drunk-Walking Wired. One, carry only a dumb phone or pull the smart phone battery out. Two, develop a drunk-walking dance step.
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard For Smart Home Tech On Track For 2021 Release MacRumors. Burn it with fire.
Trump accuses Pentagon leaders of wanting to ‘fight wars’ to make defense companies rich Task & Purpose. Resilc: “Does he realize he is Commander in Chief?”
A Tribute to the President Trump Centennial Classic Arms
FREE Trump Coin! Proud Patriots (resilc)
With Two Months To Go, a Steady Presidential Race The Cook Political Report. Lambert featured this in WC yesterday but wanted to add this sighting. “Resilc: ‘We were in Amherst, MA today. Nice liberal college town. Not one Biden sign or bumper sticker seen and I walked around the nice big tree’d streets…..’”
Biden’s flexibility on policy could mean bitter fights later Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Biden promises Wall Street nothing will change, again. Kill me.”
“With the decline and fall of the American Empire, it looks as if the system is unable to generate enough energy to seriously reform itself,” @CornelWest says of the Biden-Harris Democratic presidential ticket. “I want fundamental change.” https://t.co/uqSzdFjXc0 pic.twitter.com/z6UnXMbGIz
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 7, 2020
Ladies and Gentlemen, Here he is. Mr. Caring, Warm and Calm himself. Joe “lock their asses up and cancel social security” ” Biden. https://t.co/rdgQqgEMYG
— RealTimBlack (@RealTimBlack) September 8, 2020
Donald Trump tells rally the ‘economy will collapse’ and the ‘rioters, anarchists and looters’ will take over if Biden wins and it would be an ‘insult to our country’ if Kamala Harris becomes the first female president Daily Mail. It is going to take a tough stomach to get through the next two months…..and then we have to live with the outcome.
Trump’s Opponents Need to Portray him as the True Enemy of the Nation CounterPunch. Um, this is a new thought?
Chris Hedges: People’s Convention 2020 YouTube (Brian L)
Cancer survivor pleading for help with health insurance ‘angry and hurt’ over Tillis staffer’s response WRAL. Headline understates the story.
EP #238* [REPOST] — Antifa Freakout & Armed Vigilantes, with Matthew Randazzo Radio War Nerd (Micael)
California (and Oregon) Burning
This is Talent, OR where my parents live. They have evacuated. It will take a miracle so save their home. 62 years of memories. So if you are the praying kind, for them and everyone whose house and business is still standing from Ashland to Medford.🙏 pic.twitter.com/S7HegvCkH6
— Kel Weinhold (@kelweinhold) September 9, 2020
AT&T’s current 5G is slower than 4G in nearly every city tested by PCMag ars technica (resilc)
The FTC Is Investigating Intuit Over TurboTax Practices ProPublica (BC)
Saudi Arabia Just Crushed U.S. Crude Oil Prices Again Motley Fool (Kevin W)
A Weapon for Extortion Long Ignored in Alabama Prisons: Cellphones New York Times Holy moley.
Mutant Algorithms Are Coming for Your Education Bloomberg (David L)
Central bankers need to overhaul outdated thinking on labor markets Nikkei Asian Review. Resilc: “By the rich/for the rich/eat the rich.”
America still needs unions in this digital gilded age Seattle Times (resilc)
The American Dream Should Not Depend on Chinese Labor American Conservative
A robot wrote this entire article. Does that scare you, human? Guardian (resilc)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H:
We bought this bed that was intended for a large dog in hopes that the cats would like it. They do. Several snuggle together in it, but the favored posture seems to be hanging your head off the lip for a good look into the kitchen – perhaps to be first in line when the treats appear. This is Sinbad, the best at feigning disinterest.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.