How the Birds Got Their Wings PhysOrg (Anthony L)
Should New Zealand cats be kept indoors? BBC (furious). Uh, cats should be kept indoors. They live much longer. And don’t mass-murder the birds. You can train them on a leash, like I did, if you want them out. Maybe an electric fence can confine them to your garden if you want a compromise.
Rare Jurassic Era Bug Found in Arkansas Walmart BBC (resilic). Good find, but gimmie celacanthes all day.
How to Save the Wolves of Yellowstone Intercept (resilc)
Yellowstone System Alert just announced that the massive domed uplift continues to increase in size Future Unity, YouTube (furious). We recently mentioned the Yellowstone Caldera as an extreme risk without having seen this update.
Mexican president posts photo of what he claims to be a Mayan elf Guardian. Resilc: “Let go of the Chicom ball.”
Jeff Koons goes to the moon GQ (Anthony L)
This dental device was sold to repair the jaws of patients. The lawsuits claim he destroyed their teeth. KHN. Not “has been sold”. Is still sold.
The profession formerly known as medicine American Spirit (Dr. Kevin)
Nobody really knows how quietly COVID spreads… Again Atlantic. Remember that these home tests suck. If your test is positive, yes you have it, but tons of false negatives. Only catches ~65% of infections if you dab as directed, increasing to >80% if you dab your throat.
Hospitals ditching face masks at risk Health check (ma). As in the legal exhibition.
Viruses lurking in patients hold Covid responses long Bloomberg (my)
Weekly rounds: COVID-19, fighting disease with disease, rising RSV infections, and more Infection control today (guurst)
The USAF will waive all penalties related to denial of the COVID vaccine if (and only if) it had requested a religious or medical waiver. Air Force Medicine (BC)
Electric car sales plummet in Germany after subsidy cuts Clean Energy Wire. Resilc: “Well-being for the rich.
The highly charged geopolitics of lithium Asia Times (Kevin W)
Scratched wind turbines could prevent deadly collisions with seabirds New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Nicholas Burns, the US ambassador to China, says China must now understand that “the United States is staying in this region, we are the leader in this region… We don’t want conflict, but we will hold our own here.” .”
In other words: follow the leader. pic.twitter.com/ipG5PAe4AC
— Aaron Mate (@aaronjmate) March 1, 2023
Huawei spends $24 billion a year on R&D. Taking into account the lower costs of the PRC, this represents approximately 50 billion dollars in the United States. In one year, Huawei alone spends as much on R&D as Biden’s CHIPS law will spend in 5 years.
— David P. Goldman (@davidpgoldman) February 28, 2023
BlackSky details construction of China’s secret naval base in Cambodia Naval Technology (Furious)
U.S. importers seek refund of Trump-era tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods South China Morning Message (Kevin W)
Did the CIA betray Nelson Mandela? Time (BC)
New not so cold war
To save time, Treasury Secretary Yellen gives Zelensky the key to the US Treasury Babylon Bee (Li)
West urges UAE to crack down on alleged Russian sanctions non-compliance Financial Times. As one finance pal put it: “Sanctions didn’t work. Deal.”
Former US and World Bank officials on rebuilding Ukraine’s economy C-SPAN. Larry Summers, Harvard endowment wrecker and deregulation hound, now as Ukraine scavenger….
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Russo-Ukrainian War: Schrödinger’s Offensive Big Serge. An excellent article, especially the detailed discussion of Kreminna and Ugledar. In my article on Ukraine today, I critique some of his high-level views (and non-military Alexander Mercouris has been saying for a while that Russian forces are too small to take Ugledar, so it’s now an operation expensive blocking, although I’m sure Big Serge is right that Russia hopes to score a big victory first by catching the Ukrainian forces off guard).
Miscellaneous, or, if you will, straws in the wind as World War III blows Gilbert DoctorowEdward M.
🇩🇪🇮🇳 Minister of Foreign Affairs @ABaerbock actively recruiting the G20 for a coalition against Russia. So far not very successful. Forum host India made it clear to the minister that they would not be playing in the ‘collective west’. pic.twitter.com/mbWcUJCbid
— 🅰pocalypsis 🅰pocalypseos 🇷🇺 🇨🇳 🅉 (@apocalypseos) March 2, 2023
👴🇺🇸“150 times…159 thousand…billion led…less” – free world leader Biden pic.twitter.com/oFjpTfMgHL
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) February 28, 2023
Biden challenged by easing public support for Ukraine arming New York Times. Main story.
Victoria Nuland or how the cookie crumbled Le Postil (Thirty-one). This IMHO is a very good sign. One event might be a coincidence, but three look like a trend. We have this track and Alex Christaforu, almost at the same time, starts making fun of Nuland. Summarizing Christaforu does it a disservice, but the theme is (delivered in a heartwarming trailer). “But you have to remember. “Tory Nuland is just a small town girl with a dream, a big dream… [more riffing]…to destroy Russia. I’ve come to appreciate these passages, even though I know the joke, like a child hearing his favorite story told. Either way, we have two unrelated outbreaks of beating Nuland, in combination with the fact that she’s suddenly pressured to make a lot more media appearances than usual to ‘explain how we’re going to win again’. in Ukraine “. Not a good look when the mastermind behind the scenes suddenly becomes a major face for a pear-shaped project. The denial of means and the management of the image are under pressure.
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Oil trade moves away from Europe Oil Price
Why This Elite Fund Manager Analyzes Germany to Understand Frontier Markets City markets
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NBC News reporter Keir Simmons recently visited Crimea and reported that the majority of Crimeans are pro-Russian. Now Ukrainians put it on their hitlist website for reporting this fact. https://t.co/sJrQREXF8i pic.twitter.com/G0q6dubCSz
— Hassan Mafi (@thatdayin1992) March 1, 2023
Mediaite SCOULE Jimmy Dore for telling the truth about Ukraine N@zis Youtube
The Pentagon has drawn up a contingency plan for the war with Iran Intercept (resilc)
Destruction of the “Third Temple”: Israel on the brink of civil war The Cradle (tasted)
Violence will continue in the Middle East as long as the US interferes with Israeli squats and their pogroms against Palestinians John Cole
Big Brother is watching you watch
Facial recognition software led to his arrest. It was completely wrong Wired (resilic)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Air Force deploys giant military cats to defeat Chinese balloons DuffelBlog (BC)
US Intelligence: No Evidence of Foreign Adversaries Behind ‘Havana Syndrome’ The hill. The fact that this story went somewhere is a sign of Imperial paranoia.
USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s stealth destroyer, will launch a hypersonic missile Popular mechanics (resilc). Note the misleading title v. this: “The Navy equips an underwater test facility in Crane, Indiana to test this capability.”
GOP clown car
Trump calls DeSantis ‘the wheelchair-over-the-cliff kind of guy’ New York Magazine (resilic)
The cultural left has peaked Financial Times (Kevin W)
New York mayor rejects idea of separating church and state New York Times (resilic)
“When we took the prayers out of the schools, guns came into the schools.”
— New York Mayor Eric Adams (D) speaking at the New York Public Library’s Interfaith Breakfast pic.twitter.com/2GkxKCB5bX
— The recount (@therecount) February 28, 2023
We need to move the needle on black reproductive health. Like yesterday. Those Nerdy Girls (Kevin W)
South Norfolk chemical bomb
In camera #EastPalestineOH meeting with OH Sen. Sherrod Brown, PE Mayor and business owners, PE resident Jamie Cozza, said the focus was on the need for a great “back story ‘ and about the return of ‘people here for our businesses’…not the widespread health symptoms of residents pic.twitter.com/O2gjz4Bnad
— Status Coup News (@StatusCoup) March 1, 2023
Eastern Palestine does not suffer from a single catastrophe. He suffers a lot. New Republic
Adam Smith’s Betrayal New Republic (Anthony L). Like we said!
Are we heading for a recession or not? FiveThirtyEight
The share of real estate transactions concluded in cash reaches its highest level in nine years Daily Mail (BC)
View the global share of US stock markets Visual Capitalist (furious)
Binance can’t keep its story straight on misplaced $1.8 billion USDC CoinDesk
Silvergate’s Worsening Crypto Losses Fuel Watchdogs’ Worst Fears Bloomberg
A $150,000 “executive protection dog”? Wealthy Los Angeles landlords buy them. Los Angeles Times. Resilc: “USA USA = rich ‘hoods of El Salvador.” Me: A dog is a dog and can be shot or poisoned. But it will establish a residential market for these horrible robot dogs.
Starbucks engaged in ‘gross’ violations of federal law in anti-union campaign, judge finds HuffPost (Carla R)
But, in fact, the false analytical framework of the trust fund makes it EASIER for the right to sell SS privatization by dope-stringing prominent leftist “experts” into unproductive, bipartisan, and profitable debates about the private sector gimmick . best to ensure “solvency”. https://t.co/Ij0iWVNn35
— Bill Goggin (@wgoggin) March 1, 2023
Supreme Court justices deciding whether or not to scrap Biden’s student loan relief program paid an average of $42,539 to attend college. Today, they are expected to shell out around $320,531. Business Insider (Kevin W)
Antidote of the day (CV):
And a bonus:
Parade of geese in the Netherlands.. 😊 pic.twitter.com/VU7OqUEXfi
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) February 25, 2023
See Yesterday’s Links and Today’s Antidote here.