Link 11/24/2021 | Naked Capitalism


The rare “marshmallow” blue lobster is a 100 millionth catch Smithsonian

Rare protection success of Rwandan gorilla CBS (J-LS)

Florida dog-sized lizards cause problems Weather channel (resilc). The first wild boar…

More fun than fun: the beetle lives a complicated social life in a dead tree Wire (J-LS)

Wolves make roads safer and provide huge economic returns for predator protection National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In Bangladesh, the shrimp industry is triggering a freshwater crisis Rolling (J-LS)

Our planet: our business Our planet (Dr. Kevin)

NASA’s extremely delayed Webb telescope is hit again this time Gizmodo (Kevin W)

NASA will launch a spacecraft to the asteroid tonight to de-orbit Technology Point

France is releasing fruits and vegetables from plastic prisons RTBC (Chuck L)

How the most important maze maker in the world led people astray New Yorker (furry)

#Coronavirus disease

Science/medicine

To what extent does vitamin D protect us from diseases such as COVID? Popular science (resilc)

The incidence of long-term COVID-19 symptoms associated with COVID-19 vaccination is reduced before the diagnosis of COVID-19 and up to 12 weeks after MedRxIv (Basil Pesto)

Covaxin is 50% effective against symptomatic COVID: a real-world study Wire (J-LS). Research: Effectiveness of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine BBV152 based on the inactivated virus in India: a case-control study with a negative test Lancet

UK/Europe

US

“People are outside the door, they are sick”: The bottleneck of COVID patients makes many Minnesota people desperate WCCO (resin)

Even in New England, where vaccination rates are high, hospitals are suffering Bloomberg

Seven doctors signed with Covid after attending the Florida Anti-Vaccine Summit Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

The boss of Morgan Stanley said to the young banker: If you are not in the office, you are a “lunatic” New York Post (J-LS). We predict that once Covid is over (which obviously hasn’t happened yet), the trend of working from home will be significantly reversed: Anyone who spends time in the office will have a task/career advantage compared to the stay-at-home type. Being out of sight and out of mind is not conducive to promotion.

Finance/Economy

The West’s Waste Crisis Yanis Varoufakis, Project Syndicate (David L)

As pandemic evictions increase, Spaniards declare war on Wall Street landlords New York Times (resilc)

COP26/climate change

Feeding the world in times of climate change: “We can learn a lot from indigenous peoples” Mirror (J-LS)

Dancing on the brink of climate disaster Financial Times Martin Wolf (David L)

China?

China supports regional nuclear-weapon-free zones to “contain Aukus” South China Morning Post (J-LS)

Who is afraid of China’s nuclear weapons? Asia Times (Kevin W)

Italy’s Draghi vetoed China’s acquisition for the third time this year Reuters

New cold war

The U.S.’s position on Ukraine, Taiwan and China and Russia Asia Times (Kevin W)

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) issued unprecedented warnings about US operations in eastern Ukraine Cheetah (Chuck L)

Well, I know you are very busy, but the possibility of nuclear war is increasing Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

Why does Russia deploy so many troops against NATO? The Saker (Micael T, Chuck L)

Syria

By the end of the Yemen war, the death toll will reach 377,000: United Nations Al Jazeera

I live in Arkansas. Why does my country tell me not to boycott Israel? New York Times

Eight reasons why the U.S. should abandon Turkey as a military partner Responsible governance strategy (resilc)

Big brother is watching you

Apple sues Israeli spyware company NSO Group for spying on users Guardian (resilient)

1/6

Group subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Guardians and Leaders on January 6 Hill

The source said that on January 6, the organizers used anonymous “Burner Phones” to communicate with the White House and the Trump family. The Rolling Stones (David L)

trump card

Somehow, the man who tried to steal Arizona for Trump is now bankrupt vice

Biden

Why is the third H-1B draw? quartz

Oil prices rise after the U.S. announces the release of strategic reserves Oil price

Biden Bill cuts taxes for millionaires and raises wages for super-rich Bloomberg

Experts say Biden’s new Federal Reserve may be a boon for cryptocurrencies Market observation

U.S. sues to stop sugar mergers, saying it will harm competition Associated Press (Kevin W)

After reporting on the tensions, Biden left Harris out in the DC Food Kitchen New York Post (J-LS)

Janet Yellen announced that Americans can use the promo code “Thank you” for a 10% discount on all American goods and services onion

Florida wants to directly reduce gasoline prices through tax cuts Oil prices. Oh my goodness, will this be the topic of a presidential campaign…

Investigation finds “overwhelming evidence” of Cuomo’s misconduct Associated Press (Bob)

Black injustice tipping point

The prosecution argued that Ahmad Arbery was unarmed when he was “attacked and killed” Daily Mail (resilc). Please refer to the updated title. Said defense is desperate.

After 43 years in prison for triple murder, he said he did not commit the crime, and the Missouri man was finally released CNN

U.S. jury awards US$25 million in compensation for “Unity Right” rally British Broadcasting Corporation

Police national watch

The police used weed stories containing fentanyl to scare people unnecessarily Vice (flexible)

JPMorgan Chase CEO Dimon joked that his bank will live longer than the Chinese Communist Party Reuters

The jury holds the pharmacy responsible for the opioid crisis Associated Press (BC)

Baffle

The volcano-driven “Bitcoin City” project has arrived in Latin America Architecture Digest (resilc). This is a gimmick for El Salvador to surpass Panama to become a tax haven in Latin America.

Class struggle

Living wages, which are rare for American fast-food workers, provide services in Denmark New York Times (Kevin W)

Flash Mob Robbers ransacked Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom stores in San Francisco and Chicago Rob Report (Furry)

“Capitalism is over”: People who bet that the economy will never recover The New Statesman (Richard D)

Sparrow health workers in Lansing, Michigan voted overwhelmingly to approve the strike WSWS

Antidote of the day. Bob H: “Cat and Wife, 2 AM”:

And bonus (guurst):

See yesterday’s link and antidote du Jour here.

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