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Hyperlinks 7/23/2022 | bare capitalism

Lambert and I, and plenty of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational surroundings ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of conflict — each actual fog and stage fog — in feedback. None of us want extra cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers might be summarily whacked.

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Beautiful Photographs Seize Nice White Sharks Leaping Excessive within the Air MyModernMet (David L)

Shark skilled: Relax. “If sharks needed to eat us, they might” Grid (resilc)

This Firm Has Developed Vegan Oysters — With Biodegradable ‘Shells’ to Come EcoWatch (furzy). Once more displaying my Luddite tendencies….however what is that this about making an attempt to make veggies style like animal/seafood protein? Lentils and beans and tofu and all types of grains and starches are good. Most of those meat/seafood fakery tasks end result within the product being extremely processed and extremely processed meals is unhealthy for you!

The unbelievable fact behind the Notre-Dame hearth Telegraph

Foot mats obligatory for all travellers from Indonesia amid foot-and-mouth illness outbreak ABC Australia (Kevin W)



Covid-19 Linked To Elevated Danger Of Growing Diabetes And Cardiovascular Illness, Research Finds Forbes


Xi’s Strict Covid Zero Coverage in China Pushes Rich to Depart Nation Bloomberg (resilc)

China considers additional easing quarantine guidelines because it seeks to cut back financial harm from Covid curbs South China Morning Put up


Dr. Deborah Birx says she ‘knew’ COVID vaccines wouldn’t ‘shield in opposition to an infection’ Fox. IM Doc:

She is a psychopath.

Simply bear in mind – wink,wink- she knew alongside the vaccine was not efficient for transmission and we overrelied on them. She is now stating she knew this all alongside.

It makes one surprise what’s going on. The entire thing is about to unspool earlier than our eyes.

And now she is anxious in regards to the South. Significantly, I and plenty of others are more and more anxious in regards to the extremely vaxxed areas.

‘I’m over it.’ Many in L.A. shrug off COVID-19 wave regardless of super-infectious subvariants Los Angeles Instances


Two Kids Identified With Monkeypox in US, Officers Say Related Press

Local weather/Atmosphere

WHO says heatwave induced 1,700 deaths in Spain, Portugal RTE

The Affect of Warmth on Every day Police, Medical, and Hearth Dispatches in Boston, Massachusetts: Relative Danger and Time-Sequence Analyses AJPH

Company Carbon Offset Firm By chance Begins Devastating Wildfire Vice (resilc)

The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about local weather change BBC (David L)


Pelosi muddies the waters of the Taiwan Strait Asia Instances (Kevin W)

Some are involved that the present Chinese language debt disaster could possibly be The Huge One (as an example, see this paywalled Nikkei story: China’s debt bomb appears able to explode). However economists have predicted 20 of the final 0 large China debt crises. Nonetheless….if Xi has cause to assume The Huge One lastly is nigh, going after Taiwan can be a helpful distraction. And right here the US helpfully ginned it up!


Bollywood caught between hits and flops as moviegoers price ‘expertise’, story larger than stars Financial Instances

Previous Blighty

Suffocating unreality Chris Gray

Truss vows to scrap remaining EU legal guidelines by finish of 2023 risking ‘bonfire of rights’ Guardian (Kevin W)

New Not-So-Chilly Battle

Servant of the Corrupt Consortium Information. Essential, however I’m involved once I see errors. In 2013, the EU provided an affiliation deal to Ukraine. I believed Russia provided some sweeteners to its current deal too. There probably have been additionally non-public sticks and carrots utilized to then Ukraine president Yanukovich. Yanukovich stated he supposed to signal the EU deal. Nonetheless, Ukraine had an current tariff-free cope with Russia. Having an EU affiliation cope with the EU would imply EU items might enter Russia tariff-free by way of Ukraine however Russian items wouldn’t be capable of go into the EU tariff-free. Putin informed Yanukovich, “You might be free to do no matter you need, however Russia isn’t paying for it,” as in he might kiss his current commerce cope with Russia goodbye as a result of Russia. The prevailing commerce between Russia and Ukraine was massive, and tariff obstacles between Russia and Ukraine would do extra hurt to Ukraine than the good thing about EU entry, no less than for fairly a number of years. Putin provided to have three method talks with the EU to attempt to discover a resolution however the EU refused. Yanukovich paused, not exited, the EU deal whereas he regarded for a treatment.

The Consortium Information piece incorrectly states: “However Yanukovych modified course and accepted a counteroffer from Moscow, a second that turned the flashpoint for a shade revolution.” As you may see, Putin made no “counteroffer” and Yanukovich didn’t “change course” however stopped in his tracks.

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White Home confirms plans to ship US-NATO jets to struggle Russia WSWS

White Home broadcasts new $270m navy bundle for Ukraine Al Jazeera. Resilc: “Did this tiny sum fall off the desk onto the ground?”

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Blinken expects Ukrainian grain deal to be carried out easily TASS. Alexander Mercouris speculates that Ukraine was pressured, probably because of the US not liking the unhappiness of the World South and Russia currying favor by way of deliveries of wheat and fertilizer. Ukraine needed to no less than partly de-mine the Odessa port.

Lithuanian railroads resume Kaliningrad-bound cargo transit on Friday Interfax

Germany fingers $15 bln bailout to Uniper after Russian fuel hit Reuters

Russia says peace in Ukraine might be ‘on our phrases’ – however what can the West settle for and at what price? Dialog (Kevin W). Gah. Russia shouldn’t be and has by no means threatened EU fuel provides. Ukraine shut down one of many two trunks of Yamal Europe that ran by Lugansk. Poland then imposed sanctions on Russian fuel and shut down the remainder of the deliveries by Yamal Europe (though they get Russian fuel purchased by Germany backflowed on that pipeline). The world-traveling compressor half remains to be not again in St. Petersburg with the requested documentation. Russia says they should check it given it was serviced in a hostile nation (not loopy given Stuxnet and different methods of inflicting hassle). Putin stated Siemens has confirmed the liner is coming off one other compressor and Gazprom has no alternative. In order that must be repaired too. When you learn what Putin stated, he offers a good bit of element. Appears that if/when the Montreal-visiting half returns and is again in service, it nonetheless feels like the amount will return to the outdated regular on NS1 (it feels like Putin whinging in regards to the different sick half is to ascertain lack of backups). Putin additionally identified that he’d provided to Scholz 6-8 weeks to provide Europe by way of Nord Stream 2 and Scholz stated he had greater fish to fry. Putin stated Russia might wait solely so lengthy, Russia would use the capability domestically. So now solely half of NS2 capability is accessible for EU use….and so they nonetheless have but to ask.

Kremlin rejects report Nord Stream turbine is caught in transit Reuters. A guess as to the out of character Putin whinging per above. Germany is now making an attempt to say (solely now, which appears sus) that the globe-trotting half was alleged to be in service solely as of Sept. If I’ve this proper, Putin is saying there’s one other bum half (and the place was Siemens who had the upkeep contract? Busy doing nothing as a result of sanctions?) and that’s why they wanted the half that vacationed in Canada again pronto. If anybody has a greater concept as to what’s going on, please pipe up. The Western reporting is hopelessly muddied.

Russia slashes key rate of interest by 150 foundation factors in shock transfer CNBC (Kevin W)

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ASI discussion board Robust Concepts for a New Time Kremlin. A placing assertion.


Steve Bannon discovered responsible of contempt of Congress for defying Home January 6 committee Enterprise Insider

Steve Bannon plans to enchantment contempt of Congress conviction Yahoo


16 GOP lawmakers helped Trump attempt to overturn the 2020 election Grid (resilc)


Versus Vigorous however coughing, COVID-postive Biden seems nearly at White Home assembly Reuters (GM). Um, so “awake” now = “vigorous”?

After STAT report, GOP lawmakers search solutions about defunct NIH oversight committee STAT

Two Senators Suggest Ban On Information Caps, Blasting ISPs For ‘Predatory’ Limits ars technica.


After Roe, Intercourse Ed Is Even Extra Very important New York Instances (Dr. Kevin)

U.S. has world’s highest price of youngsters dwelling in single-parent households Pew Analysis Middle (resilc)

Attacker on US congressman launched with out bail RT (Kevin W). In New York, the usual for bail v. remand is solely based mostly on whether or not the accused is a flight threat. From the New Instances:

In New York, bail is imposed solely to make sure that individuals return to courtroom; judges aren’t alleged to set excessive bail for defendants who they assume is perhaps a public security threat. New York is the one state with out a so-called dangerousness normal.

After which the choice on whether or not to cost bail is predicated on whether or not the offense was violent. The article concedes that this “tried assault” was non-violent underneath the regulation. So the choose was not discriminating in opposition to Republicans.

Police Departments Spend Huge Sums of Cash Creating “Copaganda” Jacobin

Tesla Will get Its Personal Crossing Lane on the Texas-Mexico Border Gizmodo (Dr. Kevin)

Tesla’s Bitcoin Dump Leaves Accounting Thriller in Its Wake MSN (resilc)

What to do in regards to the current inflation Lars P. Syll

Trickle down. Keep in mind that. The proof base proceed to reject the notion as a rip-off Invoice Mitchell

Guillotine Watch

Las Vegas Restricts Pool Sizes, Concentrating on the Tremendous-Wealthy Gizomdo (Dr. Kevin)

Dr. Fauci’s Retirement Pension ($414,667) Will Exceed President Joe Biden’s Wage ($400,000) OpentheBooks (resilc)

Class Warfare

Beware the rise of company rituals designed to control staff New Scientist

Unique: Hyundai subsidiary has used little one labor at Alabama manufacturing unit Reuters (resilc)

PhD college students informed to contemplate promoting Avon merchandise to make ends meet Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

Antidote du jour. Chet G:

The center of July is the time when hummingbird (or clearwing) moths seem throughout summer time in central PA. From a sequence of 5 pictures of a snowberry (the smaller of the 2 such moths) who’s hovering about and nectaring on my butterfly bushes.

And a bonus (Chuck L)

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.

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