Newley's Notes

NN225: Pint-Sized Dogs Hauling Huge Sticks

Sent as an email newsletter (sign up here) Monday, June 29.

πŸ‘‹ Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

Chart of the week: The Covid–19 curve in the U.S…is not flattening. Source: the CDC. Read on…

Here are ten items worth your time this week:

πŸ“ˆ 1) Covid–19 cases are surging in the U.S. “Across the South and large parts of the West, cases are soaring, hospitalizations are spiking, and a greater portion of tests is coming back positive,” Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal write in The Atlantic.

🦠 2) The New York Times has an interactive showing how the coronavirus spread in the U.S.

πŸ‘‰ 3) The last state flag in the U.S. to feature a Confederate emblem – Mississippi’s – has come down.

πŸ’¬ 4) How people of color, women and LGBTQ individuals are discriminated against in the tech sector.

πŸ’Έ 5) Facebook has an advertising boycott on its hands.

πŸ“± 6) Republican politicians are increasingly joining a social network called Parler.

πŸ¦… 7) Why can geese fly so high – as in, over Mt. Everest? They have lungs inherited from dinosaurs.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 8) There’s more to the area around Stonehenge than meets the eye. As in, a bunch of shafts dug in the earth forming a circle about a mile in diameter. This is fascinating.

🎸 9) The best books about Bob Dylan.

πŸ‘ 10) Dog-related video of the week: it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, as the saying goes. It’s the size of fight in the dog. Make way for the King.


πŸ’‘ Quote of the week:

"For superforecasters, beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be guarded.” – Philip Tetlock


πŸ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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