Monday’s news links – Oct. 4, 2021

No confirmation yet that a 126,000-gallon oil pipeline leak causing a 13-square-mile slick in California is fixed: Birds and fish are washing up dead and mayor says Huntingdon Beach could close for months Daily Mail

California pipeline shut down after ‘worst case’ scenario oil spill NBC

Such a leak could cause “significant and substantial harm to the environment.”


Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites Naked Capitalism

China has adopted a right path since the COVID-19 outbreak, criticizing the politicization of origins tracing: top expert Zhong Nanshan Global Times

Why Has the Delta Variant Been This Bad in the U.S.? NY Magazine

The CIA plot to kidnap or kill Julian Assange in London is a story that is being mistakenly ignored Patrick Cockburn / Independent

In Deep Ship: What’s Really Driving The Supply-Chain Crisis Michael Every and Matteo Iagatti of Rabobank

Is China’s Digital Yuan The Death Knell For Crypto? OilPrice

The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, has announced that all transactions of crypto-currencies are illegal, effectively banning digital coins.

EU postpones trade talks with Australia XINHUAnet

Structural Cracks in Atlantic Alliance Scott Ritter / Energy Intel

Biden’s pick for Comptroller of the Currency blasted over past pro-communism remarks Fox News

“Until I came to the US, I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world,” Omarova wrote. “Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best.’”

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