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Crocodile Dad Provides Over 100 Infants a Trip on His Again PetaPixel (David L)

‘Doorway’ on Mars: NASA Curiosity Rover Finds One thing ODD within the Pink Planet TechTimes (David L)

Iraq sandstorm: Pink skies as Iraq hit by eighth sandstorm in weeks BBC (resilc)

Saab’s newest weapon is sort of a high-tech bazooka Standard Science. Resilc: “On on to NATO.”

AI ethics teams are repeating considered one of society’s basic errors MIT Expertise Overview (David L)

Brazil’s public well being employees race to deal with dengue surge The World (guurst)

UK monkeypox alert as well being chiefs detect one other FOUR circumstances of killer virus with NO hyperlinks to Africa — as homosexual and bisexual males are urged to look out for ‘uncommon rash’ Day by day Mail. IM Doc:

There’s apparently no clue the transmission line within the UK. This virus has a fatality charge of 10%. Solely alleged to be mildly to reasonably contagious.

Scientist GM’s reply:

Yeah, meaning neighborhood unfold. Not good, however then there haven’t been rampant uncontrolled epidemics of it in Africa, so in all probability received’t trigger the apocalypse it will have if it was a bit extra contagious.

Though there’s a wrinkle right here, which is that smallpox vaccination works in opposition to this too, and over time smallpox immunity has been diluting increasingly more as vaccination in opposition to it stopped within the Seventies. So we’d find yourself with the monkeypox adapting higher to H2H unfold, the boomer era dying out, after which we’ll have an enormous drawback

The altering epidemiology of human monkeypox—A possible risk? A scientific overview PLOS (GM)

Switzerland adjustments organ donation guidelines RT. Kevin W: “By no means thought of it earlier than on this context however might a few of these organs host C-19 virus?”

Heightened dream recall capability linked to elevated creativity and purposeful mind connectivity PsyPost (David L)



How Usually Can You Be Contaminated With the Coronavirus? New York Instances (David L)

Your Case of Omicron Would possibly Have Tremendous-Boosted Your Immunity—If You Had been Vaccinated Gizmodo (Kevin W). Since these two preprints being getting hyped, we requested scientist GM to weigh in:

That’s as traditional twisted and spun into one thing far more optimistic than the information truly reveals.

In unvaccinated topics Omicron immunity may be very poor, weak and quick lasting.

So how is it that within the vaccinated it provides you this proclaimed large increase? Nicely, it truly doesn’t, the trick right here is that there’s normally no comparability made, they simply have a look at the antibodies, present a rise from the excessive baseline within the boosted, ignore ongoing antigenic drift, and declare victory.

However then in actual life you see individuals with three vaccine pictures and a previous an infection, generally two, considered one of them Omicron, nonetheless getting BA.2.

>The findings might additionally point out that an up to date booster, maybe particular to Omicron, might be simpler at guaranteeing longer-term immunity transferring ahead.

That’s the very same hopium that was being peddled a yr in the past and we all know how that turned out

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed WebMD. Lambert notes:

Bharat (India) appears hung up and I don’t perceive why:

The trials appear to be taking eternally:


China’s struggles delight some – however ought to make us all nervous Guardian. Sure, narcissists can’t have another person outshine them.

Whereas Ukraine Dominates the Information, North Korea May Change into the Subsequent Nice Disaster (resilc)


How Australia Saved Hundreds of Lives Whereas Covid Killed a Million People New York Instances (resilc)

The COVID Testing Firm That Missed 96% of Instances ProPublica (David L)

Local weather/Atmosphere

A Sunscreen Ingredient Turns into Poisonous within the Sea. Possibly the Anemones Know Why. The Wire (J-LS)

Cat Litter May Be Antidote for Local weather Change, Researchers Say Wall Avenue Journal (David L)


China’s financial dangers ‘tilted to draw back’, coronavirus-induced contraction ‘most extreme’ since 2020 outbreak South China Morning Put up


Wheat shares in India might fall to their lowest stage since ’16-17 Hindustan Instances (J-LS)

Sri Lanka All the way down to Final Day of Petrol, PM Tells Disaster-Hit Nation The Wire (J-LS)

Euro zone commerce plunges into report deficit in March on power Reuters

Previous Blighty

Operation Shock: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to put in Boris Johnson Grayzone (Nikkikat)

Priti Patel accused of ‘energy seize’ over new policing proposals Guardian (Kevin W)

TV5 interview with former French PM and diplomat Dominique de Villepin YouTube. Colonel Smithers:

This interview from Sunday afternoon could also be of curiosity to French talking readers. Villepin’s views are realist and a continuation of what he expressed as international minister on the UN within the run as much as the Iraq warfare. Get a espresso as Susan counsels.

New Not-So-Chilly Struggle

Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding management to Russia Reuters. Very good photograph sequence on the high. However there have been no journos in Mariupol or Donbass save Patrick Lancaster forevah! Who informed the Reuters workforce to indicate up? Additionally be aware 264 launched v. not less than 101 civilians earlier than. As much as 2000 had been rumored to be in there….

Regardless of Ukrainian Claims, Russian Navy Assist Ship Seems Unhurt Maritime Govt. Lambert: “Shocked, shocked!”

Putin, recreation grasp? Jacques Baud, YouTube. Vital. One teeny addition: The breakaway republics didn’t have official standing within the Minsk negotiations. They have been observers. Nonetheless they did signal the pact, presumably to sign to their constituents that they have been on board.

Life within the village Gilbert Doctorow. “Life is nice.”

Western banks discover asset swaps as a approach of exiting Russia Monetary Instances (Kevin W)

EU Provides Corporations Inexperienced Mild to Hold Shopping for Russian Gasoline Bloomberg (guurst). Many utilities had already signed up for the rouble fee mechanism with Gazprom, so the EU is attempting to get in entrance of a mob and fake it’s a parade.

EU fails to finalise embargo on Russian oil imports as Hungary vetoes proposal Irish Instances and €15-18 billion – Hungary names value for russian power embargo LB.Ua

U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve drops to lowest stage since 1987 Reuters. Discover rather more bitter crude launched in final month than candy.


Israeli police assault on Shireen Abu Akleh mourners sparks outcry Al Jazeera. Resilc: “Though the US stopped in need of explicitly condemning Israel for the violence. Inexperienced mild to kill US residents.”

Imperial Collapse Watch

Washington Must Play Higher with Others: Relearning the Artwork of Diplomacy AIER (resilc)

Texans informed to preserve power as six energy crops go offline amid heatwave Unbiased (resilc). Each time I’ve been to Texas, the locals appear to assume the right indoor temperature is 66 levels.


FDA proclaims it should make it simpler to import some child formulation to ease scarcity CNN (Kevin W)

FDA Eases Child-Components Import Guidelines to Enhance Provides Wall Avenue Journal

Karine Jean-Pierre is first ‘black, homosexual, immigrant lady’ to be press secretary Day by day Mail (J-LS)

The Folks Who Promised Roe Was Protected Are Already Promoting Their Subsequent Bridge Slate. I can’t take this whining. The whiners are nearly with out exception ladies in blue cities who face no private danger of not getting an abortion. Pray inform, what are they doing to assist the ladies they fake to be so frightened about…primarily working ladies in crimson states…who successfully had no entry to abortion resulting from lack of funding and necessary 24 or 48 hour cooling off intervals? Extra concretely, what are they about to do concerning the statute criminalizing serving to ladies in Missouri get abortions? How about establishing cellphone banks in Canada, the place the Missouri legislation doesn’t attain, fer Chrissakes? All pearl-clutching, not one iota of assist for the ladies they profess to be so frightened about.

How ‘Only a Dude’ in Shorts Turned a Senate Entrance-Runner New York Instances (resilc)

GOP blame recreation erupts in Pennsylvania governor’s race Politico (Kevin W)

Kagan Pens Scathing Dissent as Supreme Courtroom Kills One other Marketing campaign Finance Rule CommonDreams (furzy)

Provide Chain/Inflation

Surging pure gasoline costs squeeze U.S. industrial sector Reuters (Kevin W)

Absolute report for the worth of wheat within the European market – At 438.25 euros per ton CyprusMedia

German manufacturing backlog greater than ever, survey reveals Reuters

Reader sighting, from resilc:

Granted we’re in SW Vermont, however solely 40 miles because the crow flies to Albany. Wanted a fridge, the previous one died. Not searching for excessive tech, wifi related, and so forth and so forth., only a first rate fundamental field. Not simple. provide not there. Little to select from. Provide chain not getting higher on plenty of stuff. Whereas at Residence Depot shopping for the reefer, I needed wooden screws for the steel roof on the small barn/shed I’m constructing. Nada…….

I can not immagine constructing a big venture as of late. Chasing labor, adjusting budgets by the hour, chasing materials……

Boeing must get its ‘s*** collectively,’ Ryanair CEO says CNN (Kevin W)

Musk Says Twitter Deal Can’t Proceed With out Extra Readability on Faux Accounts Wall Avenue Journal

The iPod is lifeless, however the podcast lives on The Verge (Kevin W). Converse for your self. I’ve an iPod that I exploit. And so previous no GPS!

Self-Driving’ Stage 2 Autonomy Programs Nonetheless Fairly Crappy: AAA Research Jalopnik (Kevin W)

Crypto is weathering a bitter storm. Some nonetheless maintain on for pricey life. MIT Expertise Overview (David L)

Central Financial institution of India: Cryptocurrency threatens to “dollarize” the financial system TASS by way of Aftershock.information. Discovered this accidentally. There are tales within the English language press, however not many, akin to:

Cryptocurrencies can result in ‘dollarisation’ of financial system, in opposition to sovereign curiosity: RBI officers India At the moment

Bitcoin has no future as a funds community, says FTX chief Monetary Instances (David L). Um, we and lots of others stated this a very long time in the past. Whole coin issuance cap + very gradual transaction time + very excessive power value, which solely retains rising.

Class Warfare

People have guess $125bn on sports activities in 4 years since legalization Guardian (resilc)

Antidote du jour (Robert H):


And a bonus. Yours really has a comfortable spot for cross species friendships:

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

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