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Lambert and I, and plenty 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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Shinzo Abe shot: Former Japan PM seen holding chest as he collapsed, was in ‘cardiopulmonary arrest’ earlier than reaching hospital Indian Categorical. Reside weblog with updates. As of 1:18 AM, Politico successfully stated he’s lifeless. Per their European publication, citing NHK, “exhibiting no very important indicators.” At 1:50, press remains to be saying Abe is in vital situation, however it will be very Japanese to meter out dangerous information. As of 4:00 AM, Twitter accounts state that Abe has acquired blood transfusions alongside facet a report from Kyodo, that an ER official stated Abe was exhibiting no very important indicators. Maybe they’ve managed to relax his mind in order to attenuate harm however his physique doesn’t appear to be responding.

And at 4:30 AM:

And at 5:15 AM, it’s official. Abe has died.

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Reader BC thinks the gun was bespoke, made to appear to be a digital camera with a protracted zoom in order to facilitate the shooter getting shut. Later photographs present the resemblance to a digital camera was fairly approximate however nonetheless proved to be enough:

No kidding: long-eared goat turns into media star in Pakistan Guardian (resilc)

Bristol longboarding group ‘a blessing’ throughout lockdown BBC (David L)

Utilizing a Drone to Change a Gentle Bulb Core77 (resilc)

Re-analysis of a fossil finds it’s from the earliest vertebrate department ars technica (Kevin W)


James Caan, Star of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Distress,’ Dies at 82 Wall Avenue Journal.



COVID State of Affairs: July 7 Your Native Epidemiologist (Dr. Kevin)

Wastewater sequencing reveals early cryptic SARS-CoV-2 variant transmission Nature (Kevin W)


Knowledge cover-up deepens as at the very least 3 kids die of COVID each day within the US WSWS (guurst)

MorseLife, Florida nursing residence, pays $1.75 million after giving donors early entry to covid vaccines Washington Submit (Dr. Kevin)

Local weather/Setting

India’s Lethal Heatwave Will Quickly Be a International Actuality Bloomberg (ma)

Right here’s What Separating and Recycling an Complete Automobile Appears Like Core77 (resilc)

Chart: Schooling in Africa: Ladies Gaining Floor on Boys Statista (Dr. Kevin)

Previous Blighty

Race to switch Boris Johnson sluggish to take form amid resignation chaos Guardian (J-LS, Kevin W)

JANET STREET-PORTER: Tory management candidates will flaunt property like Love Island contestants Day by day Mail (resilc)

What Brexit Did to Boris Johnson—And Britain Atlantic (resilc)

I used to be Boris Johnson’s boss: he’s totally unfit to be prime minister Guardian. J-LS: “This piece by Max Hastings is three years outdated. I’ve but to learn the rest that tops it.”

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

Ukrainians started to promote NATO artillery to Russia at a reduction Vzglyad (authentic right here). Vital. From the beginning of this text:

Russian troops managed to take French Caesar howitzers as a trophy in Ukraine. Furthermore, these long-range self-propelled weapons have been merely purchased at a reduction from the corrupt Ukrainian army, the Bulgarian Navy newspaper writes. Though the publication doesn’t present any confirmations, the scheme itself appears to be like lifelike – the troopers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine used to repeatedly promote weapons to “separators”, from which they have been then shot at.

The Bulgarian Navy publication, citing its sources within the command of the French military and in Interpol, reported: the Russian army didn’t seize French 155-mm self-propelled howitzers CAESAR (“Caesar”) from the armed forces of Ukraine, because it was described earlier. Nevertheless, the story in regards to the seize of French self-propelled weapons by our troops as trophies was refuted not in favor of the Ukrainian military. Quite the opposite, in response to Bulgarian Navy, Ukrainians themselves offered artillery methods for 120 thousand {dollars} apiece. That is although the true value of 1 CAESAR howitzer is about $ 7 million.

Ukraine’s army plans to restrict free motion to make conscription simpler Guardian (resilc)

Vladimir Putin is ‘not going to withdraw’ Sky Information (Marshall). Options former advisor to US Secretary of Protection Colonel Douglas MacGregor.

Letter from a pal, an Common Russian Winery of the Saker (Chuck L). A forecast of the whacking up of Ukraine.

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Japan’s Kishida steps on Russian oil slick Indian Punchline (Kevin W)

Germany dims the lights to deal with Russia fuel provide crunch Monetary Occasions

EU nation slams fuel sharing plan as ‘communism’ RT (Kevin W)

Putin Dodges Worst of Financial Ache as Oil Eases Sanctions Bloomberg

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Video Investigation: Russia Is Utilizing a Secret Community to Steal Ukraine Grain Wall Avenue Journal. The media is working arduous and efficiently at making the general public stupider. As I sputtered to some correspondents:

I can’t stand this nonsense. Ukraine doesn’t personal the grain. Its farmers do. If the farmers are being paid, it isn’t stealing. I haven’t learn the piece (as a result of annoyance) however I doubt Russia would do this, it’s making an attempt to construct good relations with the locals. And we even have this little problem of the DPR and the LPR having declared independence….

John Helmer replied:

Murdoch media have failed once more. The Kiev regime (and US) persuaded the Turks to test title to the grain cargo, consignment papers, and title to the vessel (Kazakh) and contract of carriage. The Turks have launched the vessel and cargo.

Reaching the Higher New York viewers with widespread sense on Ukraine Gilbert Doctorow

EU Forms Seen Blocking 1.5 Billion-Euro Mortgage to Ukraine Bloomberg


Ben & Jerry’s Sues Guardian Firm Unilever to Block Israel Sale AntiWar (resilc)

Occupied Yemeni island might host a part of US-led missile protection system Accountable Statecraft. Resilc cites: “‘It’s simply so blatant,’” Jumaan stated. ‘With out the U.S. this might not be attainable.’

Huge Brother is Watching You Watch

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Demise of the British Imperial State Craig Murray (Anthony L)

The agony of the West Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Web (Chuck L). piece however incorrectly says the greenback has fallen. It’s up towards all main currencies, together with the renminbi. The exception is the rouble. Now one can posit it’s destined to fall however we aren’t there but.

Minotaur rocket explodes shortly after launching on check mission for US army House


MAGA Group Reportedly Internet hosting Figures Named In Jan. 6 Probe YouTube (furzy). “One man’s terrorist is one other man’s freedom fighter.”


Getting Rid of Joe Biden-Attainable Eventualities Larry Johnson (Chuck L). Some essential points relating to changing the VP after turning into President.

Biden’s court docket fee appointees: We advised you so on increasing the court docket Politico

Democrats en déshabillé

Bernie Sanders Endorses Balint in Vermont’s U.S. Home Race Seven Days. Resilc: “Not the DNC choose.”

Christians strip down at a South Texas nudist group Related Press (resilc)

GOP Clown Automobile

IRS in political storm over Trump-era audits The Hill. Tax maven factors out: “McCabe bought a slug of money in a GoFundMe-type marketing campaign to pay his authorized payments.”

Lindsey Graham ‘Determined’ To not Self-Incriminate in Georgia: Kirschner Newsweek (furzy). As written that is nonsense. Grand jury testimony is sealed. The difficulty is whether or not the case advances to trial and so they name Graham once more. Therefore that is in regards to the precedent, whether or not Graham will be compelled to testify on this matter.

Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Need to Testify in Georgia Probe Charles Pierce, Esquire (furzy)

Winklevoss Twins Crew Up With Peter Thiel To Help Arizona Senate Candidate Blake Masters Forbes.

NYPD makes health checks simpler after elevated retirements New York Submit

‘Really disgusting’: College of Michigan regent’s 8-hour Delta flight goes with out water Detroit Information. Paywalled, however ma flags: “‘At first, I used to be simply blissful a UM Regent was on board…….’ However wait–what’s this? ‘….a scheduling program glitch on July 2 that resulted in additional than 12,000 flights leaving with out two pilots on board.’ I believed they might not fly with out two pilots??!!”

Two new deadly Tesla crashes are being examined by US investigators The Verge (Kevin W)

Elon Musk’s deal to purchase Twitter is in peril Washington Submit. Non-paywalled retelling: It’s trying extra like Elon Musk might bail on shopping for Twitter The Verge

Hospitals and for-profit PBMs are diverting billions in 340B financial savings STAT (Dr. Kevin). The folks concerned ought to burn in hell. Individuals die resulting from medical grifting.

US job creation set to sluggish as red-hot labour demand ranges off Monetary Occasions

Personal fairness could also be heading for a fall Economist (Paul R)

Class Warfare

Experience-Hailing Drivers Revolt Vietnam Weekly (JTM)

Nursing residence robots dance, sing and look ahead to indicators of bother MPR Information

Antidote du jour. Tracie H:

This little lizard confirmed up yesterday on the cat meals dishes! We have been simply blissful he was there to eat their meals and never them!


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

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