pinboard November 29, 2020

  • Twitter
    RT @biannagolodryga: This description of Joe McCarthy in Fredrik Logevall’s JFK biography, when you take out the name McCarthy, is just…wow.
  • Leafblower Legislation: The WaPo and the Current Weigh In – The Atlantic
    RT @isaach: today I learned that running a leafblower for 30 minutes creates more emissions than driving a ford f-150 for 3,800 miles
  • Twitter
    RT @DanPriceSeattle: Jeff Bezos could give $148,000 to each of his 500,000 warehouse workers and still be richer than he was before the pandemic.

    The bonus they will receive is 0.2% of that.

  • Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong – Vox
  • Twitter
    RT @ASFleischman: I have seen some fact checks in my time but
  • About the Apple Card (JHH)
  • Twitter
    RT @biannagolodryga: .@Kasparov63 on why Putin hasn’t congratulated Biden yet:
    “I have bad news for you: I think it’s a very ominous sign….His silence says he expects Trump to continue working for his interests by destroying America’s democratic institutions.”
  • The young die as well from COVID-19, even as many engage in denial
    RT @T_Inglesby: The myth that COVID is only a disease of older people. "The majority of patients in our intensive care unit currently are below 60. There are three patients in their 20s."
  • Twitter
    RT @undertheraedar: Here’s the final version of the global population density graphic I made, because another one that is circulating was less well defined, and someone cropped NZ off it
  • Twitter
    RT @SolNataMD: This is @CDCgov data of 14 day average covid death/100k. 1 – NCHS urban/rural classification (2003), 2 – metro vs non-metro. Early in the pandemic large hospitals were affected (mainly NY), now their deaths are down but deaths in rural/micropolitan/small metro hospitals are up
  • Twitter
    RT @EricTopol: We’ve blown through the line of support.
    ~90,000 covid patients in the hospital.
    Not just beds. Not enough nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and healthcare professionals to cope.
    To provide care.
    @COVID19Tracking
  • Kitten Academy Live Stream – YouTube
  • Twitter
    RT @marynmck: Arizona “risks a catastrophe on the scale of the worst natural disaster the state has ever experienced."
  • Twitter
    RT @kari_jerge: This is what happens when we don’t listen to scientists.
  • Twitter
    RT @SteveJoffe: By my calculations, approximately 1 in every 590 (233,241/137,390,000) Americans age 45 and above has died of COVID19–a figure that gets worse every day.
  • LMPD Explorer sex scandal: Police lied to conceal records from public
    RT @robferdman: Absolute bombshell of a report from The Courier Journal: LMPD hid almost 750,000 records documenting the sexual abuse of minors by Louisville police officers, and then lied to keep the files from the public
  • Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear
  • Twitter
    RT @carlquintanilla: A new UCLA/Harvard working paper finds that a broad, federally funded program to test asymptomatic Americans — every 4, 7, 14 or 30 days — would generate more than enough GDP growth to offset the cost.

    (h/t @jeffbaileychgo @uclaanderson @nberpubs)

  • Comprehensive COVID-19 Screening Would Pay for Itself Many Times Over – UCLA Anderson Review
    RT @carlquintanilla: A new UCLA/Harvard working paper finds that a broad, federally funded program to test asymptomatic Americans — every 4, 7, 14 or 30 days — would generate more than enough GDP growth to offset the cost.

    (h/t @jeffbaileychgo @uclaanderson @nberpubs)

  • Twitter
    RT @annajanejoyner: Well, we’ve already hit all 5 on climate so id say it’s safe to say: yes, it will. The question is: what now?
  • Twitter
    RT @DavidCornDC: Trumpists are paving a path to authoritarianism. They won’t reach it this month. But the bricks they’re laying ain’t going away.
  • USWNT wore 'Black Lives Matter' on uniforms in statement to 'affirm human decency' – CNN
    RT @CNN: "We wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency," members of the United States women’s national soccer team said in a statement.
  • Twitter
    RT @audubonsociety: Both the threatened Red Knot and drugmakers racing for a COVID-19 vaccine depend on the horseshoe crabs of Delaware Bay—making conservationists worried. A synthetic replacement for the crab blood already exists, but the U.S. is stuck in the past.
  • Opinion | Happiness Won’t Save You – The New York Times
    RT @mkonnikova: "At the age of 38,Philip Brickman made his way onto the roof of Tower Plaza, the tallest building in Ann Arbor,& jumped. It was a 26-story fall. The man who’d done one of psychology’s foundational studies about happiness couldn’t make his own pain go away"
  • Untitled (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55109092)
    RT @LotteLeicht1: There’s going to be a gap of several years in our ability to measure the thickness of ice at the top & bottom of the world, scientists warn.

    The only two satellites dedicated to observing the poles are almost certain to die before replacements are flown.

  • New Documentary Explores "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" – InsideHook
  • Voting Trump Out Is Not Enough | The New Yorker
  • You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk
  • Twitter
    RT @normative: This is a witless PR stunt with zero chance of success, but nobody who participates should ever hold elective office again.

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