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Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational atmosphere 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 shall be summarily whacked.

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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)

World’s largest freshwater fish present in Mekong, scientists say BBC (resilc)

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)

Anthropomorphization and past: conceptualizing humanwashing of AI‐enabled machines Springer (David L)

Google Insider Claims Firm’s “Sentient” AI Has Employed an Lawyer Futurism (Dr. Kevin)

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.

Local weather/Atmosphere

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


In Assam’s worst-hit district, floods have meant meals is working out – and so is ingesting water Scroll

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)

Ex-Northern Eire secretary accuses Boris Johnson of ‘Putinesque techniques’ Guardian (resilc)

Outdated Blighty

Largest Rail Strike in 30 Years Brings UK to Standstill Reuters

Each time Johnson has an issue, he calls Zelenskiy – and the invoice is quickly mounting Guardian (Kevin W)

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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Anger as Lithuania bans transit of products to Russia exclave Kaliningrad Euronews (furzy)

Russia warns it is going to ‘take actions’ towards NATO member Lithuania after blocking sanctioned items Each day Mail (resilc)

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:

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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)

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

Ukrainian College students Are Taking Haunting Grad Photographs in Rubble Created by the Battle MyModernMet (David L)


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)

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.”

Why are States we don’t like ‘Regimes’ whereas pleasant ones have ‘Governments’? Juan Cole (resilc)

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)


Trump ratchets up assaults amid questions on his presidential viability The Hill


Biden Faucets Anti-Social Safety Ideologue To Oversee Program The Lever

Biden says he’s nearing selections on fuel tax vacation and pupil loans as he tries to tame prices CNN

‘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)

He’s the primary purchaser of the electrical F-150. Why he’s the way forward for the automobile business NPR (David L)

Trump ratchets up assaults amid questions on his presidential viability Bloomberg

Elon Musk Has Gone Off The Rails, Will He Take Tesla & SpaceX With Him? CleanTechnica (Paul R)

Class Warfare

Larry Summers Says US Wants 5% Jobless Charge for 5 Years to Ease Inflation Yahoo. BC: “Larry Summers, Man Of The Folks….NOT”

The Wall St. Billionaire and GOP Mega-Donor Gaming the Tax System ProPublica

Tesla sued by former workers over ‘mass layoff’ Reuters (resilc)

‘It was stolen from me’: Black docs are compelled out of coaching applications at far increased charges than white residents STAT

Antidote du jour (Stephen T):


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

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