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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs spawned a monster tsunami Gizmodo
Developments in development James Howard Kuntsler (Lee)
The stagflationary debt crisis is here Syndicate of the Nouriel Roubini project
How a new “Great African War” is raging under cover of a media blackoutThe Telegraph
The return of the La Niña shock suggests that important details are missing in climate models Scientific alert
Wall Street is behind Jackson’s water crisis The lever
What is protected by the Clean Water Act? The Supreme Court is about to decide Grist
Neurogenesis is disrupted in human hippocampal progenitor cells upon exposure to serum samples from hospitalized COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms Molecular psychiatry
Turkish government moves to lift immunity of main opposition leader Overview of the Balkans
Netanyahu attacks US over Israel-Lebanon maritime border deal Al Monitor
Iraq: Sadrists attack rival factions in Basra to choke off their funds Middle Eastern Eye
The energy crisis feared by Europe for a long time a reality in Iraq AFP
Pressure on Germany as energy crisis reignites EU divisions over common debt Reuters
Patrick Lawrence: The West: Technocrats, Incompetents, Ideologues Scheerpost
Liz Truss speech: PM says disruption will be worth it for growth BBC (Kevin W)
Hysteria derailed Kwasi Karteng Detachment
Can ‘peanuts’ save Shanghai’s Covid-ravaged retail sales and economy? SCMP
China on track to evade US bans on chipmaking equipment Asia time
New not so cold war
Saudi Arabia and Russia plan deep oil cuts in defiance of US FT
Could Russia use nuclear weapons in Ukraine? Mark Sleboda vs. Could the United States use nuclear weapons in Ukraine?
Our nuclear options National exam
US rejects Ukraine’s request for long-range missiles in latest arms giveaway defense one
How the war in Ukraine ends Benjamin Studebaker
The Ukrainian ambassador to Germany does not have it. pic.twitter.com/JA1Cq2nr0m
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) October 3, 2022
This is not a joke. US think tanks are *seriously* claiming that Musk is Putin’s envoy.
And that Elon just delivered Putin’s peace proposal on Twitter.
We. are. not. a. serious. country. https://t.co/rFfjCgavrT
— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) October 4, 2022
Hours after being criticized for repeating Putin’s propaganda, Elon Musk says he’s ‘obviously’ pro-Ukraine and says SpaceX has spent $80m on Starlink in the country Business Intern
It’s just a conspiracy theory when she accuses the US government Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
South Korea’s famous Chiron missile systems will soon protect Ukrainian airspace – reports Military watch magazine
North Korea conducts longest missile test to date over Japan Reuters
US Warns Burkina Faso Coup Makers Against Russia AFP
The Russia-India corridor now goes east, central and west Rail Freight
Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago documents case Policy
Donald J. Trump v. United States of America The complete application before the USSC.
Realignment and legitimacy
Nearly half the country now has serious doubts about the FBI The Hill “FBI endorsement highest among voters with annual incomes over $200,000”
It was never a genuine “fear” based on political criticism, it was just a partisan attack on Trump. Hillary performed “TRUMP WILL START WORLD WAR III” in 2016 even as she called for a no-fly zone in Syria. They have always supported pro-WWIII politics under the right political conditions https://t.co/qBV7pgQgyv
—Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 4, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
Judge finds sailor not guilty in fire that destroyed $1.2 billion warship defense one
F-35A fighters not operationally ready 234 times in 18-month period: lawmaker Yonhap
Democrats in negligee
Democracy: How the country’s oldest political party learned to think small The disconcerting
Damn, why are you writing a book? You ain’t done the shit yet
— Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 (@SocialistMMA) October 4, 2022
Police state surveillance
LAPD officer killed in training ‘accident’ was investigating gang rape by 4 other officers Jezebel
New Yorkers can now view records of police officers they encounter gothamist
If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you. Or maybe not. Medium
Our famous free press
So @the hillThe new owners are content to openly ban any content that criticizes Israeli government policies. And it all started with shooting @kthalps.
Where are the “cancelled culture” warriors? 🦗🦗🦗 pic.twitter.com/5reB2kpZzj
— rafael shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) October 4, 2022
Why We Should All Be Worried About ‘Strangled Capitalism’ Time
Housing market in chaos on anniversary of 2008 crash (video) Breakpoints (flora)
Our Health and Safety Isn’t a Priority Here: Why Refresco Workers Unionized Real News Network
The (almost) last three weeks in US unions, September 10 to October 2, 2022 Who gets the bird?
A pandemic-era cut with a hidden price: Private colleges cut employee pension contributions by $729 million in 2020 Chronicle of higher education
Elon reverses the scenario Platform
In 1978 Mark Gubin painted it on his roof. His building is next to the Milwaukee airport. It still baffles passengers to this day. pic.twitter.com/xXiDwjclzO
— Jim Rose Circus (@jimrosecircus1) October 4, 2022
Antidote of the day (Going through):
See Yesterday’s Links and Today’s Antidote here.