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Nature: Go to to bald eagle nest reveals a special type of ‘household’ Columbus Dispatch (furzy)
‘An Immense World’ Evaluation: The place Beasts Have Us Beat Wall Road Journal (Anthony L)
Nepal to maneuver Everest base camp from melting glacier BBC. Micael T: “‘For example, we discovered that folks urinate round 4,000 litres on the base camp day by day,’ he stated.”
Nonsense on Stilts: No, LaMDA is just not sentient. Not even barely Gary Marcus (Anthony L)
Google Insider Claims Firm’s “Sentient” AI Has Employed an Lawyer Futurism (Dr. Kevin)
Antibiotic resistant Gonorrhea ‘tremendous clap’ discovered to be in Europe (with instances already reported within the UK)—US CDC considers this micro organism to be an ‘pressing threat’ of antibiotics resistance. https://t.co/zDu4emE2Ll
— Chris Turnbull (@EnemyInAState) June 17, 2022
No #COVID-19 at the moment! First time since early 2020! Not as a result of not warranted however as a result of I acquired my nostril in too deep in geopolitics to forage for Covid tales. So please be happy to make up for this omission in feedback.
L.A. wants 90,000 timber to battle excessive warmth. Will residents step as much as plant them? Los Angeles Occasions (David L)
Vietnam Imprisons Main Environmentalist on Tax Evasion Fees The Diplomat (dk)
China’s complete, systematic and elaborate response to Secretary Antony Blinken’s China coverage speech —— Actuality Verify: Falsehoods in US Perceptions of China Embassy of the Folks’s Republic of China in the USA (Chuck L). Necessary, though it does go on a bit a lot, however this may be considered the grasp speaking factors doc from which Chinese language officers can hoist key information and arguments. It’s very robust on some factors, like numerous elements of US attempting to decorate up its imperialism as safety of democracy, not a lot on China’s actions vis a vis Hong Kong.
US constructing ‘uneven functionality’ for Taiwan island pure ‘daydreaming’ International Occasions
‘Very troubling’: Emails reveal US alarm over China-Solomons pact Al Jazeera (resilc)
Marcos to faucet China’s help for financial restoration Asia Occasions
Fee president calls to finish unanimity in EU international coverage selections Politico (Kevin W). Thoughts you, that is to facilitate the entry of Ukraine and Moldova and Lord solely is aware of who else….
The deafening silence over Brexit’s financial fallout Monetary Occasions (David L)
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) June 20, 2022
1/ We can’t underestimate the truth that for the primary time Colombia may have a president who’s considered a Left. Others have been killed earlier than for daring to defy the oligarchy (Gaitán, Jaramillo, and so on). That is additionally a defeat for US imperialism.
— Jorge Martin (@marxistJorge) June 19, 2022
New Not-So-Chilly Battle
When The Lies Come House Douglas MacGregor, American Conservative
UKRAINE UPDATE (June 18, 2022) – with Scott Ritter and Ray McGovern Garland Nixon, YouTube. Good dialogue of China and Iran as effectively.
Some laborious ideas about publish Ukraine Graham Fuller (Moon of Alabama)
Ukraine minister Kuleba accuses critics of being ‘enablers of Putin’ Accountable Statecraft. Resilc flags this half:
There’s a nice need to assist the Ukrainian individuals defend themselves from the unlawful and brutal invasion. However the President of the USA is elected by Americans, and has sworn an oath to defend them and their pursuits, too. That features defending the U.S. financial system and preserving America out of conflicts that aren’t within the very important safety pursuits of the USA, or confrontations that may result in mindless devastation and killing abroad.
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Russia reveals variety of victims from drilling rig strikes RT. Kevin W: “I believe that this story is vital. If nothing else, it is going to persuade the Russians that they can’t depart the Ukrainians with any shoreline in any respect.”
Arestovich is a Ukraine spokescritter:
🚨⚠️ 🇷🇺 The Russian fleet has lined up for an enormous strike, the Russian Federation is making ready an assault “on decision-making facilities in Kiev” in response to a strike on fuel drilling rigs, – Arestovich⚠️🚨
— AZ OSINT (@AZmilitary1) June 20, 2022
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EU warns towards fossil gasoline ‘backsliding’ as coal replaces Russian fuel Monetary Occasions. Empty exhortations as an try to cowl for lack of planning.
Netherlands To Burn Extra Coal To Preserve Fuel OilPrice (Kevin W)
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Proper between the eyes: Putin to the West on the St Petersburg Financial discussion board Gilbert Doctorow (guurst)
Dmitry Medvedev on the Strategic Arms Discount Treaty pic.twitter.com/DaxLjqgRBu
— Russians With Perspective (@RWApodcast) June 20, 2022
Key Factors From DPR Chief Denis Pushilin’s Speech St Petersburg Worldwide Financial Discussion board 2022 YouTube. Outstanding that this has gotten little discover. Watch at 1.25x
MONEY & DEATH IN UKRAINE – POLES LEAD IN TOTAL MERCENARY COUNT (26%),THEN CANADIANS (9%)– AMERICANS, AUSTRALIANS. LITHUANIANS, KOSOVARS LEAD IN DEATH RATES (41,43,39,39%)– AMERICANS, GERMANS LEAD RUNAWAYS (43%, 34%). https://t.co/qGmGV9lR4G pic.twitter.com/OAca9hbI3D
— Dances_with_Bears (@bears_with) June 21, 2022
The Insane ‘Possibility’ of Attacking Iran Daniel Larison (resilc). Is it simply me, or do a lot of the US geopolitics items of late appear to be written by individuals with mind worms?
Israel heading to elections, Knesset to disband, Yair Lapid to develop into PM Jerusalem Submit (resilc)
Later: Early election ballot reveals: No 61-seat majority for both facet Jerusalem Submit (resilc)
This 13 yr outdated lady, accused of getting a knife, says she would not have something so the soldier says “you are coming with me”. She tells him “no get misplaced” and he smugly requires her to be zip-tied. Massive males harassing youngsters. https://t.co/JFSkAAcsw9
— Dana El Kurd دانا الكرد (@danaelkurd) June 20, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Return of Industrial Warfare Royal United Companies Institute. PlutoniumKun: “Quick model – the west has destroyed its personal capacity to wage warfare.”
America leads the world in incarceration. Why? Vox (resilc)
Unique: Trump’s Staff Setting Up Eastman to Take Blame for Jan. 6 Rolling Stone (David L)
‘We Have been Felons’ The Tyee (Dr. Kevin)
Our No Longer Free Press
“Terminated” Susie Shiny (Paul R). For those who weren’t involved about Google, this would possibly change your thoughts.
The Wealthy Get Richer Jed S. Rakoff, New York Evaluation of Books (J-LS)
Elon Musk Has Gone Off The Rails, Will He Take Tesla & SpaceX With Him? CleanTechnica (Paul R)
Larry Summers Says US Wants 5% Jobless Charge for 5 Years to Ease Inflation Yahoo. BC: “Larry Summers, Man Of The Folks….NOT”
Tesla sued by former workers over ‘mass layoff’ Reuters (resilc)
Antidote du jour (Stephen T):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.