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Hyperlinks 4/30/2022 | bare capitalism

Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational setting 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 will likely be summarily whacked.

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Your humble blogger was a bit below the climate. On occasion I get what I name stress hangovers. It’s like having a 75% energy migraine. Nothing severe however I actually can’t work whereas one is on. So forgive me if these hyperlinks wind up being brief rations.

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Hundreds of thousands of bees utilized in pollination die in airline delivery ABC Information. Kevin W: “To go from California to Alaska it’s a must to undergo frikkin’ Georgia?”

67 Wild Horses Die of Extremely Contagious Sickness in Federal Care Treehugger

Honeybees be part of people as the one identified animals that may inform the distinction between odd and even numbers PhysOrg (Robert M)

The stunning afterlife of used resort cleaning soap The Hustle

From seawater to ingesting water, with the push of a button MIT Information (David L)

Why does swearing make us stronger? Massive Assume (fk). Humorous, I picked up the behavior of the common use of profanity when on Wall Avenue. Using unhealthy language outdoors contexts like that was much less acceptable than now.

The Ever-Current Origin: Swiss Poet, Thinker, and Linguist Jean Gebser’s Prescient 1949 Imaginative and prescient for the Evolution of Consciousness The Marginalian (David L)



Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections with the delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated sufferers with immune-mediated inflammatory ailments utilizing immunosuppressants: a substudy of two potential cohort research Lancet (Kevin W)

Omicron sub-lineages BA.4/BA.5 escape BA.1 an infection elicited neutralizing immunity Sigil. Manuscript, not even a preprint however getting consideration on Twitter as a result of excessive caliber of authors.

Examine tracks COVID-19 an infection dynamics in adults MedicalXpress (David L)

Ask Amy: Brother insists vaccinated family take COVID assessments earlier than go to. Is that affordable? Michigan Reside (verifyfirst)


Underneath Lockdown in China New York Occasions


Is America within the Center of an Invisible COVID Wave? Atlantic. Resilc: “Not in the event you look and browse NC.”

Local weather/Setting

Nation-Degree Warming Projections Berkeley Earth (resilc)

Public ‘Duped’ About Plastics Recycling, CA Launches Investigation Patch (David L)


How China Will Dominate the World Competitors Over Information Nationwide Curiosity (RobertC)

Huawei defeats US chip ban to put up report income Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

China–Solomons deal ‘politically illiterate’ if Beijing needs higher ties with Australia: Rudd Asia Strategist (RobertC)

China has a youth unemployment downside Asia Occasions (resilc)

Delicate proposal for fortifying Japan, Taiwan air defenses Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Europe’s Economic system Slows to a Crawl as Conflict and Inflation Take a Toll New York Occasions (Kevin W)

Paris suspends Bolloré electrical buses after two catch hearth France24 (furzy)

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

EU prepares Russia oil embargo – media RT (Kevin W). I can’t even…

Ukrainians Endure Gasoline Shortages After Russian Strikes on Gas Infrastructure Wall Avenue Journal. Erm, we reported on this over two weeks in the past, primarily based on a report on a Ukrainian enterprise web site.

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Ukraine and the Doomsday Machine Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay (fk). On account of not feeling so scorching, I’ve not tracked down what Scott Ritter mentioned on this matter. It doesn’t sound like Wilkerson learn supply materials on Russian doctrine with respect to using nuclear weapons. Ritter as a UN former weapons inspector who reads Russian would have the right tackle this.

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The New Flip in Ukraine: Putin’s Conflict Turns into Biden’s Conflict CounterPunch (resilc)

Biden Seeks to Rob Putin of His High Scientists With Visa Lure Bloomberg. Um, I believe numerous Russians have labored out that they’re now hated within the West. Even the Economist pointed it out in a latest story: There are a lot of reviews of hostility in the direction of Russians in Germany. It added they have been much less badly handled in France and Italy…as a result of the Russian diaspora was small.

$33B Request Will Assist Ukraine Combat Russia In The ‘Longer Time period,’ Biden Says Protection One (resilc). The dough solely goes to the top of Sept.

Russian media right this moment, 28 April 2022 Gilbert Doctorow. On US and Poland schemes for western Ukraine.

Ukraine Newest: Russia Says It Plans to Give up House Station Bloomberg

The Second Degree Geopolitical Conflict in Ukraine Takes Over CounterPunch. Word that commentators who acknowledge that Ukraine is dropping the conflict (as mirrored within the subdued and even selectively downbeat feedback from UK officers and within the British press, a giant shift from their former boosterism) depict the shift in narrative to “the purpose is to weaken Russia” as an effort to divert consideration. Nevertheless the US is so propaganda-driven that we’ll now attempt to act on that. Resilc quotes:

What has been obvious to critics for a while is that Western diplomacy has change into primarily dedicated to second degree Geopolitical Conflict even at the price of drastically prolonging and aggravating the Ukrainian conflict on the bottom and producing rising dangers of a wider conflict. Solely prior to now few days has this precedence been kind of acknowledged by excessive officers within the U.S. Authorities, most dramatically within the go to of Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, and Austin, Secretary of Protection to Ukraine and later to assembly in Europe with their NATO counterparts. What was revealed was that the primary coverage purpose of the U.S. was ‘the weakening of Russia’ made a viable enterprise by the sudden resistance capabilities of Ukrainian armed forces bolstered by a present unified patriotic resolve.

Why Europe can’t perceive Russia Pepe Escobar, The Cradle


Iran’s Guards commander says Israel creating circumstances for destruction Jerusalem Put up

Massive Brother Is Watching You Watch

FBI Carried out Doubtlessly Hundreds of thousands of Warrantless Searches of Individuals’ Information Wall Avenue Journal

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Ukraine Conflict Is Ballooning America’s Army Industrial Advanced New Republic. Resilc: “By no means ending love for a dropping army.”

U.S. Military To Check Networked Drone Swarms Flying Journal (David L). Um, how are networked drones any extra proof against Russia’s sign/GPS jamming? Look like this is perhaps preventing the final conflict.

FIRST ON CNN: US left behind $7 billion of army tools in Afghanistan after 2021 withdrawal, Pentagon report says CNN. Resilc: “It’ allllll good, jobs for merikin staff.”


Trump loses bid to elevate contempt cost regardless of swearing he can’t discover subpoenaed paperwork CNBC


Joe Manchin’s Method to Biden’s Presidency Is Paying Off in West Virginia Morning Seek the advice of (resilc)

Sanders: Democrats’ technique for dealing with Manchin, Sinema an ‘absolute political failure’ The Hill

Bernie Sanders Desires Democrats to Make Unions Their Greatest Message Self-importance Honest (furzy). Over the celebration’s lifeless physique.

Our No Longer Free Press

The Candy Sound of Censorship: The Biden Administration Seeks the Good Pitch for Disinformation Governance Jonathan Turley

“That is This” James Howard Kunstler. Unsure in regards to the Maoist reference except he means the Cultural Revolution.

Musk advised banks he’ll rein in Twitter pay, make cash from tweets Reuters. Furzy accurately says this is able to signify the top of Twitter. Musk proposes charging for embedding tweets. They’re now as you understand utilized in a major manner even in mainstream media. I can’t think about anybody will associate with this. It will cut back the curiosity of journalists in Twitter.

The issues with Elon Musk’s plan to open-source the Twitter algorithm MIT Know-how Evaluate (David L)

Choose Rejects Elon Musk’s Quest To Scrap Deal Over 2018 Tweets HuffPost (furzy)

Illinois’ Training Chief Urges Faculties to Cease Working With Police to Ticket College students for Misbehavior ProPublica (resilc)

Air France aircraft ‘went nuts’ as pilots pulled controls in reverse instructions Telegraph (Kevin W)

EIA Month-to-month Information Reveals A Dip In U.S. Oil Manufacturing OilPrice

Nasdaq index marks worst month-to-month drop since 2008 monetary disaster Monetary Occasions

Class Warfare

School-Educated Staff Assist Unionize Locations Like Starbucks New York Occasions. Go class traitors! Or maybe extra precisely, individuals who have been betrayed by their class and should not taking it sitting down.

Wages Went Up Throughout the Covid Pandemic. Now We’re Again to the Crap-Job Economic system. New Republic (resilc)

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And a bonus (furzy):


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

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