NYC’s Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs Prepare for Retirement The City

‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds Reuters (Kevin W)

Pollution linked to antibiotic resistance PhysOrg (Robert M)

Digital content on track to equal half Earth’s mass by 2245 EurekAlert! (BC)

Google Resumes Its Attack on the URL Bar, Hides Full Addresses on Chrome 86 AndroidPolice

Study discovers how certain gut bacteria enhances cancer immunotherapy New Atlas (furzy)


Let This Online Tool Fill Your Home With the Annoying Office Sounds You Secretly Miss Mental Floss. Kevin W: “Yes, this is for real. Here is the website-”

Thailand Elite Card aims to lure expats seeking virus haven Bangkok Post (resilc)


A look within cytokine storms Nature (David L)

Virus Vaccine Rush Leaves Little Recourse for Anyone It Harms BloombergLaw

Top Russian doctor quits over questionable ethics that rushed through coronavirus vaccine approval Pharmafile


The Real Pandemic Gap Is Between the Comfortable and the Afflicted New Republic

Are bread riots coming to America? The Week (resilc)

States Secretly Stockpiling Food for Need Ahead – “To the Roof!” YouTube (J-LS)

Home prices climb to record in coronavirus pandemic as buyers seek space Fox (J-LS)

Surge in Covid cases among children fuels fears over US school reopenings Guardian


Hong Kong confirms 48 new coronavirus cases as outbreak at European slaughterhouse sparks fears South China Morning Post (J-LS)


AMC Movie Theaters Will Reopen On Aug. 20 With 15-Cent Tickets Fortune


U.S. Carrier Group Conducts Operations in South China Sea Bloomberg

Trump sets deadline for sale of TikTok operations in US Financial Times

Google Has Stopped Responding To Data Requests from Hong Kong Authorities CNet

China Sets Trial Run For Digital Yuan in Top City Hubs Nikkei


Tagore’s ‘Deenodaan’, Independence and the Gods’ Last Laugh The Wire (J-LS)


Centcom Chief Expects Long-Term Presence in Iraq Antiwar

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Clearview Hires Prominent First Amendment Lawyer To Argue For Its Right To Sell Scraped Data To Cops TechDirt (Chuck L)

Imperial Collapse Watch

US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal Guardian

Lights! Camera! Kill! Hollywood, the Pentagon and Imperial Ambitions. CounterPunch

Trump Transition

‘Do you regret all your lying?’ White House reporter’s question startles Trump Guardian (resilc)

He does not include 9 million largely preventable foreclosures, getting rid of habeas corpus, and expanding the surveillance state:


‘The President Was Not Encouraging’: What Obama Really Thought About Biden Politico (UserFriendly)

The Rise of Kamala Harris Wall Street Journal. Nooners.

Progressives cool on Biden foreign policy The Hill

The first ‘second gentleman’? Meet Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff NBC

Forget the Nasty Insults. Trump Plans to Sabotage the Election. The Nation

A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast New York Times

Post Office

Postal Service warns 46 states mail ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted The Hill

Why is the US Postal Service’s role in November’s election under scrutiny? – Guardian (Kevin W)

Michigan’s Postal Workers Say the Fix is In Mother Jones (resilc)

Why We’re Planning For An Election Day That Could Last Months FiveThirtyEight

Power to Protect the Mails Article I (dk)

The millions being made from cardboard theft BBC (resilc)

U.S. Probes Former NASA Official’s Contacts With Boeing Executive on Lunar Contracts Wall Street Journal

The New ‘FICO Score’ CalPERS and NY Common Are Using to Push Managers on Diversity Institutional Investor (jpr)

Dr. Ed’s Blog: Another Roaring Twenties May Be Ahead Eric Yardeni. Although my auto industry supplier friend says her sales have rebounded to nearly pre-Covid levels….but this is due largely to Mercedes orders.

Charter Can Charge Online Video Sites for Network Connections, Court Rules ars technica

Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloor OregonLive (Chuck L)

Facebook Goes After Apple Axios

The Scramble to Pluck 24 Billion Cherries in Eight Weeks New York Times. Resilc: “I thought they just grew in little bags.”

An Alphabet company is designing a road for autonomous cars in Michigan Endgadget (Kevin W)

Antidote du jour. Kris K: “Morpheus, the gentlest cat in the world”:

And a bonus (J-LS):

And an additional bonus (dk):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here

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