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Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational surroundings ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of warfare — 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 will likely be summarily whacked.

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Meet world’s richest canine that’s promoting a Shs114 billion mansion, travels by non-public jet and owns a yacht Matooke Republic (Dr. Kevin)

A.I. Is Not Sentient. Why Do Individuals Say It Is? New York Occasions (David L)

#COVID-19

Science/Drugs

Examine identifies broad-spectrum antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern Information-medical.web (Kevin W)

First international tracker of animals who caught COVID has gaps — however remains to be useful NPR (David L)

Lengthy Covid signs have an effect on one in eight, examine suggests Agence France-Presse (resilc). Decrease quantity than different accounts.

North America

Monkeypox

After repeating early COVID errors, US now has the world’s largest monkeypox outbreak USA Immediately (resilc)

The thriller virus that protects towards monkeypox BBC (Dr. Kevin)

Local weather/Surroundings

Europe and UK pour 17,000 tons of cooking oil into autos a day Guardian (resilc)

The promise and hazard of Scotland’s bathroom BBC (David L)

Unprecedented’ rain, flooding shuts Loss of life Valley Nationwide Park Los Angeles Occasions (furzy)

China?

Code Purple: The Human Value of China’s Rural Banking Disaster SixthTone (resilc)

Pelosi Aftermath

Defined: How is China’s navy drills affecting key delivery routes close to Taiwan? Republic World (J-LS)

Pentagon chiefs’ calls to China go unanswered amid Taiwan disaster Politico. Yours actually hoped Xi would reject Biden’s request for a name. That may have despatched probably the most highly effective message potential that China was not on with the Pelosi go to.

China cuts dialogue with US on navy and local weather points and SANCTIONS Pelosi over Taiwan journey Every day Mail (resilc)

Report: White Home At Odds With Lawmakers Over Taiwan Coverage Act Antiwar.com (Kevin W)

On Japan’s Yonaguni island, fears of being on the entrance line of a Taiwan battle NPR (David L)

Previous Blighty

NHS 111 expects delays after cyber-attack causes system outage Guardian. Kevin W: “They’re presently again to pen and paper.”

New Not-So-Chilly Battle

Ukraine SitRep – Casualties Leak – Ukraine Admits Russian Breakthrough – Southern Entrance Paralysis Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)

Be aware the Torygraph ran this story:

Mozart Group: the western ex-military coaching Ukrainian recruits Guardian (resilc)

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Council of EU adopts regulation slicing gasoline use by 15% Interfax. Be aware voluntary.

Germany must slash gasoline use by greater than some other EU state: Evaluation Financial Occasions

Norway Considers Limiting Electrical energy Exports To Forestall Home Crunch OilPrice (Kevin W)

Be aware To Myself… Andrei Martyanov. See embedded video on Spain.

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Report on a three-week go to to St Petersburg, July 2022 Gilbert Doctorow

Russia permits parallel imports of some L’Oreal manufacturers Interfax

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I don’t write these tales….and surprise why it is a speaking level now:

Orban at CPAC brings the ‘far-right worldwide’ into focus Washington Put up (resilc)

Syraqistan

Consumer states rejoice: Arms spigot reopens for Saudi Arabia, UAE Accountable Statecraft (resilc)

On the Legality of the Strike that Killed Ayman al-Zawahiri Lawfare (David L)

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Would Have Made a Nice American Pundit Intercept (resilc)

Huge Brother Is Watching You Watch

Amazon shopping for iRobot to see inside your private home The Verge (Paul R)

AA chief says hold keyless automobile fob in a pouch, in a field, in a microwave after thieves stole his automobile Every day Mail (resilc)

Imperial Collapse Watch

Rise and Fall of Empires within the Industrial Period: A Story of Shifting Comparative Benefits NBER (resilc)

New York Well being Division says a whole lot of individuals could also be contaminated with polio virus CBS (GM)

U.S. Lawmakers Demand Federal Scrutiny of How US Tech acquired into Turkey’s Drones Juan Cole (resilc)

Particulars on F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Draw Fireplace From Democrats New York Occasions (furzy)

Abortion

Indiana passes near-total abortion ban, the primary to take action post-Roe Washington Put up (furzy). Eeek. Not the Deep South….

Democrats en déshabillé

Are Democrats Actually Settling for Joe Biden? Atlantic (furzy)

Democrats add inventory buyback tax, scrap carried curiosity to win Sinema over The Hill

Prescription drug costs are excessive. Can the brand new Senate invoice decrease them? Grid. Resilc: “100 bil over ten yearzzzzzzzz? Joke. To be pissed away by DoD in a month.”

How the battle over the Democrats’ local weather, tax and well being invoice will play out The Hill

GOP Clown Automobile

Trump rallies in Wisconsin, the place Republicans are embattled The Hill

In new advert, Dick Cheney slams Trump as a liar and a ‘coward’ MSNBC (furzy). Resilc: “Hello, I’m warfare prison Dick Cheney, vote for my child.”

Greg Abbott says Texas is now busing migrants to New York Metropolis Texas Tribune (furzy)

Musk accuses Twitter of intentionally miscounting spam customers in countersuit Guardian (resilc)

Excessive court docket upholds life sentence for Mississippi man convicted of marijuana possession KLPC (resilc)

Counterfeits, fraud, and theft: Why Silca modified its return coverage CyclingTips (Randy Okay)

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $42.5 Million in Punitive Damages to Sandy Hook Mother and father Wall Road Journal

Guillotine Watch

Having Hassle Flying With Your Canine? Constitution a Non-public Jet for Princess Wall Road Journal (Dr. Kevin)

Class Warfare

17,000 Costco Staff to Strike – 4,500 Member Columbus Lecturers Union Points 10-day Strike Discover – Cop Unions Will get Armed Patrol Again at College of Washington Mike Elk

Amazon deliveries ‘are hit by delays’ as strikes unfold to FOUR websites together with Coventry and Bristol Every day Mail (resilc)

UPS Is Putting in Surveillance Cameras in Our Vans, however Not Air Conditioning Jacobin (furzy)

How the Elites Use Id Politics to Wage Class Battle CounterPunch (resilc)

Artificial medication will gas the subsequent wave of illicit drug use STAT (Dr. Kevin)

Antidote du jour. ChetG:

Since you’ve got kindly used one or two of my snowberry photographs, I believed you would possibly benefit from the complement, snowberry’s bigger “cousin”: the hummingbird clearwing moth.

I remorse that I don’t have any of them facet by facet (which does occur however to date these photographs aren’t sharp sufficient), however as a rule of thumb to inform the 2 aside: Snowberry has darkish legs and a black cummerbund; hummingbird clearwing has a purple cummerbund and lightweight legs.

And a bonus:

And a second bonus:

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

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