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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 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.

And for many who are new right here, this isn’t a mere well mannered request. We’ve got written website Insurance policies and people who remark have accepted these phrases. To stop having to resort to the nuclear choice of shutting feedback down totally till extra sanity prevails, as we did through the 2015 Greek bailout negotiations and shortly after the 2020 election, we’re going to be ruthless about moderating and blacklisting offenders.

–Yves

P.S. Additionally, earlier than additional stressing our already careworn moderators, learn our website insurance policies:

Please don’t write us to ask why a remark has not appeared. We don’t have the bandwidth to research and reply. Utilizing the feedback part to complain about moderation choices/tripwires earns that commenter troll factors. Please don’t do it. These feedback may also be eliminated if we encounter them.

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Affected person readers, I apologize for the marginally late full version of Hyperlinks. I had a VPN debacle from which I used to be unable to exit (don’t ask) simply as I used to be able to press the submit button. Now, after all, all the pieces goes easily…. –lambert

Tardigrades survive being dried out due to proteins present in no different animals on Earth Reside Science. On tardigrades, see NC right here.

Hungry bears are getting determined in Montana Excessive Nation Information

François Villeroy de Galhau: Armed peace and danger proportionality – the way to strike the correct steadiness Financial institution of Worldwide Settlements. Pungent with Clausewitz metaphors.

Practically One Third Of Properties In US Bought By Traders, New Examine Reveals NWPB. From July, nonetheless germane.

Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Energy Utility Heads Towards Litigation After Debt Talks Finish Bloomberg

Fiona’s outages rekindle anger over Puerto Rico’s privatized electrical grid Politico

Local weather

Making Earth the Shareholder Inequality. Besides… The Earth is not the shareholder. Nor might be be, not being a authorized individual.

Fears of ‘subprime’ carbon property stall crypto rainforest mission Reuters

Are There Too Many Farms within the World? New analysis on agricultural productiveness in growing nations Yale Financial Progress Middle

Electrical Automobiles Took Off. Automobile Makers Weren’t Prepared WSJ

Scientists uncover micro organism that may use mild to ‘breathe’ electrical energy Attention-grabbing Engineering

Water

Browsing within the California desert? Developer’s plan sparks outrage over water use, drought LA Occasions

Rhine Water Ranges in Germany Approaching Regular Depths Maritime Logistics Skilled

#COVID19

Hilarity ensues:


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Bioelectronic face masks can detect COVID-19 in actual time, scientists say ABC Australia (Rev Kev). Authentic.

Advances in treating the sickest Covid sufferers have stalled. Why? STAT

On Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” (podcast) Literary Research. From the New Books community, whose content material makes me hopeful there’s quite a lot of pondering and writing occurring on the market.

Do You Converse Virus? Phages Caught Sending Chemical Messages Scientific American

China?

Chinese language cities Qingdao, Suzhou reinstate homebuying curbs a day after scrapping them, leaving market in limbo South China Morning Submit. Commentary:

Chinese language patrons snap up luxurious houses as ‘arduous foreign money’ in smooth property market Reuters

Myanmar

Concern, defiance as combating rages in Myanmar’s north Channel Information Asia

The Pendulum of Non-Alignment: Charting Myanmar’s Nice Energy Diplomacy (2011–2021)* Journal of Present Southeast Asian Affairs

India

Nice stuff:

Put your crown in your head Africa is a Nation. Jean-Michel Basquiat:

Uganda condems EU decision slamming oil pipeline Maravi Submit

Outdated Blighty

How Lengthy Was the Queue? An Estimated 250,000 Folks Bloomberg. From the protection, I’d have thought 1,000,000. Commentary through alert reader DM, who writes: “Thisbee demonstrating his objection to the ridiculous protection of the royals!”:

I’m with Thisbee on this one

Queen Elizabeth II’s Remaining Hearse Is a Jaguar She Designed The Drive. Lucas electrical elements?

All hail our postliberal prince The Critic. Commentary:

European Disunion

EU Unveils Anti-Disaster Plans to Drive Corporations to Provide Key Items Bloomberg

Traders Look ahead to Italy’s Finance Chief: Right here Are Some Choices Bloomberg

Beware Italy’s ‘Mafia Entrepreneurs’ Bloomberg

The UK isn’t the one poodle round:

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Placing Ukrainian battle successes into chilly, arduous perspective Accountable Statecraft

‘We’re Working 24/7’: Ukraine Retains Its Warfare Machine Buzzing International Coverage

Ukraine: The CIA’s 75-year-old Proxy Covert Motion. Let it by no means be stated the spooks can’t take the lengthy view.

Ecuador reaches take care of China to restructure debt Reuters

Biden Administration

Is a Bidenomics Manufacturing Coverage in Progress? Business Week

Biden administration releases digital asset regulation framework Banking Dive

Biden hits the Covid trifecta Politico

SEC Claims All of Ethereum Falls Beneath US Jurisdiction Decrypt (Rev Kev).

What Occurred to America’s Civil Libertarians? Matt Taibbi, TK Information. “The implicit argument of Trump’s pursuers has at all times been that any rule-bending is price it as a result of, like Saddam Hussein, Trump was and is a novel hazard, an ‘distinctive’ or ‘existential menace.’” “Sovereign is he who declares the exception.” —Carl Schmitt, Nazi authorized theorist.

Intelligence Neighborhood

Pentagon orders audit of clandestine info warfare: report The Hill

Shortages

A Pure Fuel Scarcity Is Looming For The U.S. OilPrice.com

Adderall Shortages in US Unfold to Two Extra Drug Suppliers Bloomberg

Our Famously Free Press

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas Social Media Regulation LawFare. NetChoice v. Paxton (PDF). The opening salvo:

By no means thought I’d say “God bless the Lawyer Basic of Texas” (Paxton), however right here we’re.

Ditch Fb With out Dropping Your Associates (Or Household, Prospects or Communities) Digital Frontier Basis

Sports activities Desk

Checkmate JoeBlogs

Ban on saliva to shine cricket balls made everlasting by ICC ENCA. Droplet dogma infests cricket authorities.

Viking Textiles Present Girls Had Great Energy Scientific American

Class Warfare

Dominant Employers Might Add To Unemployment In Rural US As Fed Raises Charges Worldwide Financial Fund (!).

AI Artwork Is Right here and the World Is Already Completely different New York Journal. Superior. Now no picture wherever is reliable, Silicon Valley, good job.

Beware the rise of the black field algorithm FT. “The elements underpinning the Compas system, used within the US to measure the probability of reoffending, aren’t publicly accessible as a result of they’re handled as firm property.” Oh.

Antidote du jour. From Cathy, who writes:

Aloha Yves and NC gang,

$50 verify is “within the mail.”
I’d be unaware of nearly all the pieces occurring on this planet in the present day if it weren’t for Yves, Lambert, the opposite posters and contributors (present & previous), moderators, members of the varied mind trusts and the commentariat (present & previous) of Bare Capitalism. Even worse, if I had been depending on the MSM, I would consider myself as an knowledgeable individual, when, actually I’d solely have been mis- and dis-informed. That stated, even my rare (and reducing) ventures into “information” protection reveal that’s has turn into crazily incomprehensible, if not irrelevant, on virtually any topic. (And that is an election 12 months. Ain’t that simply nice?)

NC has offered sufficient daylight (even when it generally hurts the eyes) that I can try to make sense of issues and resist the urge to only conceal the place nobody can see me (see hooked up*).

$50 doesn’t come near the worth of NC to me. So, I hope that I’m making the most of another person’s generosity to extend the worth of my small contribution. However, actually, it will be much better nonetheless if the total practice has departed with out me and quicker donors sucked up all that generosity.

*That is our neighbors’ cat, Cyrus. And, sure, that’s our carport storage closet, not that of Cyrus’ circle of relatives.

Mahalo for ALL you do, even the work that I can’t see,
Cathy

Bonus Antidote: A child hummingbird sipping from a raspberry (through):

Double Bonus Antidote: I’ve to incorporate this:

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022/09/links-9-19-2022.html“>right here.
Antidote du jour. From Cathy, who writes:

Aloha Yves and NC gang,

$50 verify is “within the mail.”
I’d be unaware of nearly all the pieces occurring on this planet in the present day if it weren’t for Yves, Lambert, the opposite posters and contributors (present & previous), moderators, members of the varied mind trusts and the commentariat (present & previous) of Bare Capitalism. Even worse, if I had been depending on the MSM, I would consider myself as an knowledgeable individual, when, actually I’d solely have been mis- and dis-informed. That stated, even my rare (and reducing) ventures into “information” protection reveal that’s has turn into crazily incomprehensible, if not irrelevant, on virtually any topic. (And that is an election 12 months. Ain’t that simply nice?)

NC has offered sufficient daylight (even when it generally hurts the eyes) that I can try to make sense of issues and resist the urge to only conceal the place nobody can see me (see hooked up*).

$50 doesn’t come near the worth of NC to me. So, I hope that I’m making the most of another person’s generosity to extend the worth of my small contribution. However, actually, it will be much better nonetheless if the total practice has departed with out me and quicker donors sucked up all that generosity.

*That is our neighbors’ cat, Cyrus. And, sure, that’s our carport storage closet, not that of Cyrus’ circle of relatives.

Mahalo for ALL you do, even the work that I can’t see,
Cathy

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

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