Yves right here. Thanks SO MUCH to your very beneficiant and immediate responses to our GoFundMe enchantment for Betty-Jo, who was my mom’s finest aide and I’ve continued to make use of on and off, though I can’t give her as regular work as she as soon as had. The brief model is Betty-Jo is widowed and has been on the sting financially for a very long time, made worse by mind most cancers 11 years in the past, with profitable radiation therapy leaving her with liver harm and massive (and persevering with) medical payments. I’m positive she’ll be greatly surprised by the quantity raised, however GoFundMe has a horrible interface and safety overkill (greater than any monetary establishment I take care of on-line). That is Betty-Jo’s standing as of July 4 night (I had referred to as her the third and 4th in addition to e-mailing and was frightened):
I’m sorry my heads killing me so I’m at midnight with no noise in any respect, all day n night I’ve been in mattress 2 days straight. I’m not taking that treatment anymore, physician mentioned toss out what was left n don’t take it anymore. He now has me on ache meds to c if that can assist me with my unhealthy complications. Sorry for not listening to the cellphone ring however I’ve the ringer off so nothing will trouble me cuz I by no means went to sleep day earlier than yesterday n additionally final evening no sleep in any respect. I simply jumped in bathe n going again to put down once more
I’ll strive n name u tomorrow after I believe u will b awake. Thanks once more. I’ll want your assist with that go fund me account cuz I attempted to check in n it gained’t work in any respect. Hopefully u will kw how you can do it accurately. Ty once more
IM Doc factors out she must be on migraine meds, not ache meds. Any ideas for her to say to her physician? Sadly medical doctors are sometimes extra attentive to educated sufferers.
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24 gorgeous astronomy images that can take you to infinity and past Mashable (David L)
Quantum Computing for Dummies Spectrum IEEE (David L)
Physicists Are Startled by This Magnetic Materials That ‘Freezes’ When Heated ScienceAlert (Kevin W)
3-D Printing Grows Past Its Novelty Roots New York Instances (David L)
Explosion of life on Earth linked to heavy metallic act at planet’s centre Guardian (Kevin W)
Nietzsche: your conscience isn’t any saint Christopher Janaway, IAI (Anthony L)
We have to change our interested by the worth of vax/boosting. Vax/increase stays vastly beneficial in stopping a extreme case that may result in hospital/demise.
However its worth in stopping a case of Covid, or stopping transmission, is now far lower than it as soon as was. (21/25)
— Bob Wachter (@Bob_Wachter) July 4, 2022
IM Doc feedback:
have a look at slide 21……..we’re simply now figuring that out Bob? This has actually been recognized for months. I knew this greater than a 12 months in the past. How? Effectively, I truly deal with sufferers not like you.
Perhaps you must discuss to your ID doc in your division, Dr. Monica Gandhi who as little as two months in the past was repeatedly asserting on Twitter that Calif was golden – the vaxxes have made it the place there will probably be no extra hospital surges. How is that understanding for you? What is going to the excuse be this time? Simply how a lot tighter will the pretzel need to turn into to fir the narrative?
They only can not assist themselves. Medical leaders at all times speaking about pink and blue states. Do they not perceive the extreme harm they’re doing to their message and status?
“SARS-CoV-2-infected hamsters uniquely had extended irritation within the olfaction system and varied mind areas.. This irritation was.. related to behavioural modifications.”
This means that SARS-CoV-2 may change the behaviors of people additionally.https://t.co/UAkABdjOkz
— Hiroshi Yasuda (保田浩志) (@Yash25571056) July 3, 2022
😫I’ve tried so onerous to keep away from this but it surely received me! I’ve been so cautious and haven’t been anyplace indoors. I can solely guess it occurred throughout a brief dialog on a canine stroll. Watch out on the market. That is very contagious e- even open air is just not protected! pic.twitter.com/u6wSOvRrtt
— Prof Cynthia Whitchurch FAA🏳️🌈 (@Cwhitch) June 29, 2022
Get Prepared for the Eternally Plague The Tyee (guurst)
UK well being chiefs brace for ‘bumpy journey’ amid fears over Covid wave Guardian. Kevin W: “These ‘bumps’ would be the our bodies of Covid victims.”
UK instances attain 309,000 instances per day affecting at present over 1 in 20 folks as this fifth wave of omicron BA5 reveals no indicators of slowing and hospitals filling up steadily. Nonetheless no indicators of recommendation for the general public – as U.Ok. supposedly the primary to beat Covid @Join_ZOE pic.twitter.com/nC9EkmtmyG
— Tim Spector MD (Prof) (@timspector) July 3, 2022
US Summer time 2017-2021 Barry Ritholtz (reslic). I’m in one of many few locations the place the summer time temp has not elevated. It’s nonetheless steamy!
that ain’t good https://t.co/sjHq8zFzuF
— chinahand (@chinahand) July 2, 2022
India Will Not Raise Windfall Tax On Oil Companies Till Crude Drops By $40 OilPrice (Kevin W)
The non-drama that would turn into an actual disaster Chris Gray (guurst)
Germany Posts First Month-to-month Commerce Deficit in 30 Years New York Instances
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
Ukraine lays out $750bn ‘restoration plan’ for postwar future Guardian. Resilc: “We’ve jack shit for most individuals and small cities right here in USA USA. Fuck off. I hope Putin ranges the entire place.”
Liz Truss mulls seizure of Russian belongings in UK to present to Ukraine Guardian (Kevin W)
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Russian tv celebrates full ‘liberation’ of the Lugansk oblast (LNR) Gilbert Doctorow
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Zircon and CBO Andrei Martyanov, YouTube. On the dearth of US defenses v. typical Russian missiles.
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Shell might need to abandon £3bn stake in Russian fuel plant Guardian. Recall simply Germany stole, un “seized,” 3 Gazprom LNG tankers, so this motion appears associated. Observe additionally that the “particular retaliatory financial measures” permit Russia to go after clients and enterprise companions of miscreants, so Germany behaving badly offers Russia an enormous checklist of doable targets. Alexander Mercouris talked about on the finish of his present on Sunday that the Japanese, now the principle clients for this LNG operation, are frightened about being reduce off because the operations are essential to the Japanese economic system. That’s not how I learn the intent of this Russian motion. Apart from the retaliation angle, the excuse could also be that operations like this require ongoing funding and upkeep and Russia is just not going to tolerate Shell neglecting the asset. However for all of the buyers, Shell, Mitsubishi, and Mitsui, at the moment are put within the place of getting to signal a deal which amongst different issues requires them to make investments as required in a Russian firm. I can see the Japanese not taking that up out of concern about pissing off the US. And that would depart the corporate free to chop different LNG offers as soon as its contracts for supply to Japan roll off. Have readers seen any knowledgeable reviews or evaluation? To date I’ve discovered solely this, per the musings above: Japan’s LNG contracts to stay intact regardless of Russia seizing management of Sakhalin 2 Upstream On-line
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India, BRICS in chilly battle situations India Punchline (J-LS)
Dissecting the New Chilly Struggle’s rival blocs Asia Instances (Kevin W)
International Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and solutions to questions at a gathering with college students within the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, July 1, 2022 Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation (guurst). Consists of backstory on Maidan, for individuals who might not know the fantastic factors.
Shireen Abu Aqla: US releases results of check on bullet that killed reporter BBC. Resilc: “Now this IS bullshit.”
Huge Brother is Watching You Watch
AMERICAN DRAGNET: DATA-DRIVEN DEPORTATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Heart on Privateness & Expertise, Georgetown Regulation (guurst). From finish of Might, nonetheless essential. As an example:
By reaching into the digital information of state and native governments and shopping for databases with billions of information factors from non-public firms, ICE has created a surveillance infrastructure that permits it to tug detailed dossiers on practically anybody, seemingly at any time. In its efforts to arrest and deport, ICE has – with none judicial, legislative or public oversight – reached into datasets containing private details about the overwhelming majority of individuals dwelling within the U.S.
In case you’re not following this, you need to be: phrase on the social media road is that China’s police drive (MPS – Shanghai) database was hacked, with the non-public info and case information of 1 billion residents, and the information are on the market on Telegram – 23TB of information. 1/7 https://t.co/a59KB8JBHF
— Kendra Schaefer 凯娜 (@kendraschaefer) July 4, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
AT THE END OF ITS TETHER: U.S. GRAND STRATEGY OF ADVANCING DEMOCRACY David Hendrickson, Protection Priorities
Why are nuclear energy development prices so excessive? Half III – the nuclear navy Development Physics (reslic). This story is the exception that helps clarify the rule of imperial collapse. The Navy made positive to maintain the manufacturing base for nuclear subs in fine condition.
The Pentagon is lastly acknowledging the harm nuclear testing did to the Armed Forces Activity & Objective (Kevin W)
Military Service within the All-Volunteer Period Oxford (resilc)
Jan. 6 committee may make a number of prison referrals of Donald Trump to Justice Dept., Rep. Liz Cheney says Washington Publish (furzy). I’m bored with all these threats about prison motion v. Trump, which have been dangled as imminent since Russigate. Ship relatively than extra crying wolf.
The tweet under is not only an affordable shot. Fuel costs are excessive even relative to grease costs as a result of refiner margins are approach up (as a result of causes like underinvestment because of local weather change seen as that means fossil fuels’ days are numbered). And refiners personal .
Engaged on it Mr. President. Within the meantime – have a Glad 4th and please ensure that the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the autumn semester… https://t.co/6yLpbDDRKc
— US Oil & Fuel Affiliation (@US_OGA) July 3, 2022
The Supreme Court docket’s Conservatives Have Asserted Their Energy New Yorker (furzy)
Abortion Bans Will Have an effect on People Wealthy and Poor New York Instances (furzy)
Democrats en déshabillé
Now greater than ever, Democrats want Hillary Clinton The Hill. Resilc: “I completely agree, this might finish the DNC ceaselessly.”
North Carolina Is a Warning Atlantic (resilc)
The American Public Has Round 20 Million AR-15 Model Rifles Enterprise Insider (resilc)
Harking back to Kurt Weill, however extra schmaltz and fewer chew, save the context:
This clip may be essentially the most dystopian video of American life within the 2020s I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/myDEVN2LCP
— Tobias Harris (@observingjapan) July 4, 2022
Whole recoverable oil worldwide is now 9% decrease than final 12 months, threatening world power safety Rystad Power. From final week, nonetheless germane.
Banana Ships And The Hidden Charges Of Ship Cargo qCaptain. Even bananas having provide chain issues. (guurst)
Crypto collapse reverberates extensively amongst black American buyers Monetary Instances
76 Pretend Charities Shared a Mailbox. The I.R.S. Authorized Them All. New York Instances (resilc)
Is taxation theft? aeon (Anthony L)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (Chuck L). Observe this whale already has his personal Wikipedia entry.
That is the second a beluga whale returns a cellphone to an individual who by accident dropped it into the harbour waters of Norway pic.twitter.com/GYA3IK9yDx
— Science woman (@gunsnrosesgirl3) July 4, 2022
A second bonus (furzy):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.