Prehistoric women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles The Conversation (Anthony L)
New Kind of Space Explosion Reveals the Birth of a Black Hole Quanta. Anthony L: “On being eaten from the inside by a Black Hole.” Moi: Eeew!
Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More New York Times (Robert M)
How Sustainable is High-tech Health Care? LOW-TECH MAGAZINE (Anthony L)
Deep-sea ‘Roombas’ will comb ocean floor for DDT waste barrels near Catalina Los Angeles Times (furzy)
Scientists may have solved ancient mystery of ‘first computer’ Guardian (Kevin W)
Oil and gas pipelines plague US property owners Popular Science (Kevin W)
Brazil’s in trouble, and the blame can be laid at the feet of its President who recently told citizens to “stop whining.”
On Tuesday, 21% of documented COVID-19 deaths occurred in Brazil (which has 3% of the world’s population).pic.twitter.com/713ZC1a966
— Dr Zoë Hyde (@DrZoeHyde) March 13, 2021
Italy re-imposes near-national lockdown Monday, with most schools, restaurants, shops closing, as terrible 3rd wave of Covid hits. Vaccination programme also struggling, as in most of EU.
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) March 13, 2021
To the People Who Tried Slate. Resilc: “If we cannot come together on an issue that killed 500k+, we cannot come together on ANY issue facing USA USA……..”
>U.S. Treasury Begins Sending First Batch of $1,400 Payments Bloomberg. Our Friday evening aide show us her $1,400 receipt on her phone when she got alert. .
‘Not Enough Being Done’ to Counter China’s Growing Aggression, US Military Officials Warn – Defense One (resilc)
Good point here. EP has not yet ratified the TCA. Can they even do so now the UK has stated it’s clearly and permanently in breach of its commitments? https://t.co/77R0Jmnct6
— Jon Worth (@jonworth) March 13, 2021
#UPDATE Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Anez was arrested early Saturday in relation to the 2019 political crisis in which she replaced predecessor Evo Morales, according to a government ministerhttps://t.co/AeTo9RC86T
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) March 13, 2021
Exclusive: Myanmar’s first satellite held by Japan on space station after coup Reuters. Resilc: “No democracy there too and they also have a space force……..”
Iran Is Starting to Want the Bomb Foreign Policy
Why Saudi Arabia won’t hit back at Iran Asia Times (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool Wired (David L)
Microsoft Probing Whether Leak Played Role in Suspected Chinese Hack Wall Street Journal. So now the “hack” is being defined down.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Policy Series 2012-9: Making Trump History H-Diplo (Anthony L)
Biden’s Commerce Secretary is Pure Clintonism CounterPunch (resilc)
Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices The Family Handyman
More on H.R.1/S.1: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly CounterPunch (resilc)
‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’: Arizona Republican defends voter restrictions as GOP pushes ‘fraud’ claims Independent (resilc). Now that that’s official…
Pro-Life Policy After the Baby Arrives American Conservative
Forwarded to me by someone near NYS government. She said it was horrifying and accurate. He’s been doing this shit for more than 10 years. There should be hundreds of these. I still want to hear some recordings of his 11:30 pm personal calls to bully people.
Schumer, Gillibrand call on Cuomo to resign The Hill. Your truly said Thurs (sadly privately) when the story of groping allegation broke, that you could stick a fork in him. Now it’s official. But sadly, the furore appears to be almost entirely about sexual harassment, and not his role in nursing home deaths.
Cuomo walks around his mansion in a blanket with daughter Mariah and dog Captain after Chuck Schumer demanded he RESIGN when seventh woman accused him of sexual harassment Daily Mail (petal)/blockquote>
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Ex-CalPERS trustee wants records of CIO’s resignation revealed Pensions & Investments (Kevin W)
Mr. Clean” in San Francisco Was Paid $380,000 Per Year – It Wasn’t Enough Real Clear Politics (BC). Yes, I know, right wing leaning site. But the story is on a case filed by the DoJ and helps explain the shitty state of SF sidewalks.
Marco Rubio Backs Amazon Union Mike Elk. Heads explode. Although the reasons not the best. Basically confirms that forces on both sides of the aisle have woken up a bit late to the idea that Bezos has too much power, and they need to Do Something.
23rd Annual David Gordon Memorial Lecture UPRE. Michael Hudson. We posted the transcript earlier (Michael Hudson: Finance Capitalism vs. Industrial Capitalism – The Rentier Resurgence and Takeover) but the video is now up, for those of you who prefer that format.
Antidote du jour. CV:
I have never seen an Eastern chipmunk on the frozen snow. It was 10 degrees F when I took this shot. Here it’s sitting at the entrance of its burrow:
A bonus (Chuck L):
Nothing to see here – just a vulture hitching a ride with a couple who are parasailing…pic.twitter.com/IPA3vJ1UWt
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 11, 2021
And another Chuck L bonus. What a stunning video:
— Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) March 12, 2021
Bonuses galore! I need extras, it was a tough week:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.