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Lambert and I, and plenty 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 can be summarily whacked.

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Basil foal-ty! British zoo celebrates start of a uncommon endangered Przewalski’s horse that went extinct within the wild for nearly 40 years Day by day Mail (Li)

Specialists Estimate Shark That Attacked Swimmer in Monterey County Was 20 Ft Lengthy Inertia (David L)

An enormous photo voltaic eruption could also be headed towards the Earth Fascinating Engineering. If this hits us, it might make electrical grids “collapse” and mess up different issues we rely on. Due date June 28 (safely handed) or June 29. As dk kindly stated, “In case that is the massive one, simply need to say how nice it’s been to have had NC!! Yves/Susan💜, Lambert💜, Jerri-Lynn💜.”

Mesmerizing half-wheel bike exhibits two halves make a complete — and this is applicable to physics too ZMEScience (Dr. Kevin)

Early human ancestors a million years older than earlier thought Guardian (Kevin W)



On my final flight, I wore a P100 (Darth Vader masks!) till I obtained to 10,000 ft. Your humble blogger simply ordered a flowery CO2 monitor, so I can now test when it’s protected to modify to an N95. However I’m annoyed that those I’ve (3M 9205, Niosh L-288) aren’t on the listing so I’m undecided how good they’re. The P-100 I’ve pinches my face onerous and is uncomfortable to put on (to not breathe by means of). So I suppose I’ll use those I’ve now for not too scary native use (buying at off hours, I can use the monitor to test C02 ranges to make certain) and get some 3M 1870+ for higher-risk settings.

What causes lengthy COVID? Canadian researchers assume they’ve discovered a key clue (dk). Small pattern however could also be on to one thing.

Oxaloacetate Therapy For Psychological And Bodily Fatigue In Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Power Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Lengthy-COVID fatigue sufferers: a non-randomized managed scientific trial Journal of Translational Medication


NYC COVID Information: BA.5 Fueling sixth Wave, Prime Doc Suggests NBC New York (resilc)


U.S. Expands Plan for Monkeypox Vaccines in Effort to Curb Outbreak Wall Road Journal

Local weather/Surroundings

Deal is shut on recycling California’s plastic trash CalMatters (David L)

Pure Gasoline Samples Taken from Boston-Space Properties Contained Quite a few Poisonous Compounds, a New Harvard Examine Finds Inside Local weather Information (GlennF)

The race is on to construct the world’s greatest plant that sucks carbon straight from the sky—with tiny Iceland rising as an unlikely superpower Fortune (David L) v. World’s largest direct air carbon seize facility will scale back CO2 by .0001% Electrek (Kevin W)


NATO to Label China ‘Systemic Problem’ in Strategic Plan Bloomberg. NATO has to have enemies. It seems Russia shouldn’t be ample for its ambitions.

Unique: US crops Computer virus packages in a whole lot of necessary Chinese language info programs; new cyber weapon targets China, Russia International Instances

G7: Meals safety disaster may push poorer nations into China′s arms DW (resilc)

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Turkey drops objections to Finland and Sweden becoming a member of NATO, eradicating main hurdle to 2 nations becoming a member of the alliance CNN. My guess is Erdogan is punishing Russia for not sitting on the sidelines as Turkey tried consuming extra of Syria.

NATO’S Meaningless Army Gestures Larry Johnson

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Europe’s plans to interchange Russian gasoline are deemed ‘wildly optimistic’ — and will hammer its financial system CNBC

Russia gasoline halt may deal 12.7% hit to German H2 efficiency Reuters. I recall that Olaf Scholz was informed (and doubted) that the worst draw back Germany would face from the Russia sanctions was a 3% GDP contraction. 1/2 of 12.7% is larger than that.

Poles look to their forests to ease power value ache Reuters. Lordie, how onerous did Reuters must work to give you such an anodyne headline for such a nasty growth? Poles are slicing down bushes (way more so than regular) in anticipation of not with the ability to afford different sources of gas, worsening local weather change through the excessive CO2 emissions and lack of forest.

UK plans to chop pipelines to EU if Russia gasoline disaster intensifies Monetary Instances. BoJo is essentially the most hawkish Western chief, however he’s greater than prepared to let the EU take his bullets.

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They Ran From Lysichansk… Andrei Martyanov

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Russia Advances on Lysychansk, G7 Desires of Russian Oil Worth Cap, Lithuania Vetoes EU Kaliningrad Alexander Mercouris. The G7 assembly was (deservedly) so poorly coated (and yours really had main manufacturing points yesterday) that as a result of it wasn’t one of many formal choices taken, the tales I checked didn’t cowl the extra discussions, and I mistakenly assumed the thought had died. However Mercouris reviewed extra detailed protection, and the hare-brained oil value cap scheme shouldn’t be useless. Nevertheless it received’t go wherever, for causes we and right here Mercouris lays out. This stage of delusion indicated that G7 leaders know they’ve an issue and don’t have any means out, save the exit they refuse to think about, rolling again the Russia sanctions.

See additionally: G7 to think about complete prohibition of providers enabling Russian oil transportation globally till value agreed upon – communique and G7 intention to set most costs for Russian gasoline is topic for talks – Peskov Interfax. Russia is treating this try at a diktat as topic to negotiation…when the West is ready to offer nothing in return for this huge waiver. And within the occasion of a contract breach, had been issues to go that far, Russia can be below no obligation to offer oil.

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Ukraine’s new (and doubtless pretend) conflict hero is a goddamn goat Process and Goal (Kevin W). Zelensky’s propaganda machine is scraping the underside of the barrel.

One other Zelensky Lie Debunked – White Home Says Ukraine Should Give Up Territory Moon of Alabama. Not solely does MoA do a superb job of debunking the declare that the one-time shopping center was nonetheless in use, see the additional proof through the primary remark by IronForge. As Lambert says, the place is the press?

Simply half a functioning mind will suffice to see by means of propaganda Gilbert Doctorow (guurst)

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UK citizen Pinner’s protection requests to interchange his dying penalty with life imprisonment TASS

Be aware we’ve linked to articles discussing this piece however had been remiss in failing to flag the underlying story: Commando Community Coordinates Move of Weapons in Ukraine, Officers Say New York Instances. Seems it isn’t paywalled. This leak is both from a faction that’s sad about this, maybe the Pentagon, which is usually engaged in turf wars with the CIA, or else the officialdom is having to confess to this as a result of too many CIA guys are coming residence from Ukraine in physique baggage to cover. A key bit comes nearly on the finish of this lengthy piece:

The Ukrainian army’s most acute coaching downside proper now could be that it’s dropping its most battle-hardened and well-trained forces, in accordance with former American officers who’ve labored with the Ukrainians.

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Enhance for luxurious London property costs as Russians locked in Reuters (resilc)


Russia’s Center East Footprint Expands With New Iran-Iraq Plan OilPrice (resilc)

US, Israel and Gulf States talk about anti-Iran alliance as nuclear talks set to restart in Qatar WSWS

Huge Brother is Watching You Watch

When Safety Locks You Out of All the pieces Bruce Schneier (David L)

Imperial Collapse Watch

Belgium busts drug lab on air base housing US nukes Agence France-Presse

The well-traveled street from member of Congress to overseas agent Accountable Statecraft (resilc)

Catalytic converter thefts shut down a county’s buses Related Press


Six takeaways on Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive testimony The Hill

The roots of Trumpism Robert Reich (resilc)

‘Magnetometer’ Spikes from Jan. sixth Testimony Merriam-Webster (David L)


The Political Survival Plan That Biden Wants Atlantic. Resilc: “DeSantis vs Youngkin would be the election.” Moi: I’ve been predicting for a while that Youngkin would be the choose of the non-Trump Rs.

Immigration Activists Blame Biden for 51 Migrants Dying in Tractor-Trailer Mike Elk

Democrats en déshabillé

The whispers of Hillary Clinton 2024 have began CNN. Resilc: “If Hitler runs for the GOP I’ll vote for him.” Moi: It’s clear she’s making a bid. She simply had a serious facelift and has a brand new coiffure too.

The Supremes

Supreme Courtroom permits Louisiana to make use of congressional map that decrease courtroom stated possible violates Voting Rights Act CNN (Kevin W)


Overturning Roe v. Wade will damage the US financial system Quartz (Dr. Kevin)

Tech firms might give up abortion-related knowledge Vox (resilc)

Fb eliminated posts on abortion drugs even once they didn’t break any guidelines ars technica (Paul R)

Dems’ Rocky Mountain MAGA wager Axios (resilc)

Indictments in Flint Water Disaster Are Invalid, Michigan Supreme Courtroom Finds New York Instances (Kevin W)

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to twenty years for aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse Monetary Instances (Kevin W)

Provide Chain/Inflation

Spanish Inflation Soars to Report 10% as ECB Hikes Close to Bloomberg

Class Warfare

When Personal Fairness Turns into Your Landlord ProPublica (dk)

Alexander Zevin, Gradualism’s Prophet, NLR 135, Could–June 2022 New Left Evaluate. Anthony L:”JS Mill, Socialist.”

Prepared or not, right here they arrive: Tiny houses in SJ’s future, however lawmakers can’t agree the place Native Issues (David L)

Antidote du jour (furzy):


And a bonus. This horse is aware of it belongs in a shampoo industrial:

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

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