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Watch a husky react to smelling durian BoingBoing (resilc). Huskies are such drama queens 🙂

Chimps show off their ‘signature’ drum beats BBC

It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off. New York Occasions (furzy)

Discovery suggests red supergiant Betelgeuse was actually yellow 2,000 years ago Area (Kevin W)

Pioneering mathematical formula paves way for exciting advances in health, energy, and food industry PhysOrg (David L)

A deeper dive into World Wide Wind’s colossal, contra-rotating turbines New Atlas (furzy)

The Fall of ‘Nature’ Quilette (Dr. Kevin). Whereas KLG says Quilette could possibly be on to one thing, the reliance on David Geary and Charles Murray to make the case is an enormous crimson flag.

Percentage of Heavy Drinking Days Following Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy vs Placebo in the Treatment of Adult Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder JAMA (David L)

Our brains exist in a state of “controlled hallucination” MIT Know-how Assessment (David L). So is actuality actual?



How nasal-spray vaccines could change the pandemic Nature (Dr. Kevin)


Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader John Lee says no decision made on any further easing of hotel quarantine rules South China Morning Put up (resilc)

Local weather/Setting

As Colorado River Dries Up, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis Juan Cole (resilc)

Track Wildfires in the West New York Occasions (David L) 🙁

Historic heat dome sets yet another climate record in Western US Widespread Science (David L)

Mysterious mass fish kill in Oder River expands downstream DW (resilc)

The Oilfield That Made the Ocean Burn Last Year Is Now Spewing Methane Gizmodo (David L)

The Sonoran Desert Is Burning. Can the Saguaro Cactus Be Saved? Atlantic


US chip-export ban throws wrench into China AI works Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

DMZ comedy ‘6/45’ a cause to cry for Korea Asia Occasions. Kevin W: “Trailer for this movie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0js4-6s0juM (1:42 minutes)”

Outdated Blighty

Liz Truss’s first cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out BBC (Kevin W)

Boris Johnson’s Terrible Parting Gift Atlantic

New British PM Truss brings tougher UK stance on China Reuters

Police fear hard winter of surging crime and civil unrest The Occasions (Li)

New Not-So-Chilly Struggle

Russia: Vladimir Putin slams sanctions in pitch for new global order DW. Textual content embedded on the finish of this publish. Note this section:

Europe is about to throw its achievements in increase its manufacturing functionality, the standard of lifetime of its folks and socioeconomic stability into the sanctions furnace, depleting its potential, as directed by Washington for the sake of the notorious Euro-Atlantic unity. The truth is, this quantities to sacrifices within the title of preserving the dominance of the US in international affairs.

Thailand hopes Putin will attend 2022 APEC summit in November TASS

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UN calls for demilitarised zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Guardian (Kevin W). Word your humble blogger has not regarded on the IAEA report. Nonetheless, as recounted right here, the IAEA appears to deal with the shelling as a danger however presents the state of the employees as major. Take into account that implementing a DMZ can be a really favorable end result for Ukraine (it will considerably freeze the battle; it will be arduous for Russia to marketing campaign round it). The meat per the Guardian that the Ukrainian employees are mainly being held hostage by Russian troopers to maintain the plant operating. Nonetheless, as MoA reads the report, it successfully says the plant employees is working regular shifts…so are the political officers making that up, or is the Guardian nonetheless parroting Ukraine propaganda? Regardless, if this have been a significant challenge, an answer would appear to be to interchange the Ukraine employees with Russians. Nonetheless…who desires to maneuver to Ukraine and work in a battle zone? How a lot fight pay or different goodies wouldn’t it take? Are there idiosyncrasies with this plant that may make it arduous to transition employees?

Oh, and individually there’s the wee downside of needing to cease the shelling. How lengthy earlier than Russia can get round to clearing an space of say 300 km across the plant? And are these areas ones Russia would have finally needed to “liberate” or not?

Ukraine – A Second ‘Counteroffensive’ Contrary To U.S. Advice – IAEA Report Moon of Alabama

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EU plans windfall taxes to counter ‘astronomic’ energy bills Monetary Occasions

Is Russia′s economy really hurting? DW (resilc)

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Russia makes a U-turn on reciprocity policies Gilbert Doctorow

Lance Gooden wants to make privateering great again Texas Sign (resilc)

US: Russia to buy rockets, artillery shells from North Korea Related Press (resilc)

Somalia is on the verge of famine while the world looks away Washington Put up (furzy)

Massive Brother is Watching You Watch

Social media is a privacy risk even if you’re not signed up ZMEScience (Dr. Kevin)

Imperial Collapse Watch

California Blackouts Possible as It Raises Grid Emergency to Highest Level Bloomberg

FERC Gaslights America American Conservative (Li)

Pentagon Africa Research Contradicts Optimism of Austin Intercept. Resilc: “No terrorism=no funds= so lotzzzzzzzz of terror forward”

Mastermind of Navy bribery scheme escapes house arrest just weeks ahead of sentencing CNN (Kevin W)
Roundtable #19: Pepe Escobar, Andrei Martyanov YouTube. Chuck L: “Good dialogue however over 2 hours.”/blockquote>

Trump Raid

Five things to watch as a special master looks at FBI’s seized Trump documents The Hill

Different Trump

Donald Trump May Destroy the GOP Before He Can Wreck Democracy New Republic (resilc)

Politico’s New Owner Asked His Top Executives to ‘Pray’ For Trump to Be Re-Elected: Report NCRM (furzy)

Politico Owner Asked Execs to Pray for Trump’s Reelection: Report Rolling Stone (Paul R)

EXCLUSIVE Deal partner for Trump’s Truth Social fails to get backing for SPAC extension -sources Reuters (furzy)


What Was the Point of Joe Biden’s MAGA Speech? Jacobin (resilc)

GOP Clown Automotive

Deja vu: Republicans fracturing over Ukraine, just like Korea Accountable Statecraft (resilc)

More Than 1 In 2 Americans Will Have An Election Denier On The Ballot This Fall FiveThirtyEight (resilc)

Steve Bannon faces state indictment in N.Y., will surrender Thursday Star Tribune (furzy)

How a Billionaire’s “Attack Philanthropy” Secretly Funded Climate Denialism and Right-Wing Causes ProPublica

Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals? RealClearScience (Dr. Kevin)

Woke Watch

Teacher who refused to use student’s gender-neutral pronouns is JAILED in Ireland Each day Mail. Resilc: “All the time go together with ‘ya’ll’.”

Cannabis legalization in US projected to cost big pharma billions New Atlas

The US Dollar’s Strength Is Rippling Across the World Bloomberg

Volkswagen triggers landmark Porsche IPO plan, defying market doubts CNBC

Plug-in hybrids can drive us to our fully electric future Axios. Resilc: “We had a Prius for 8 years. Good automobile, however too complicated to repair until you go to a ripoff supplier.”

Class Warfare

NLRB Demands Starbucks’ Anti-Union CEO Record Video, Send Apologies to Workers Vice (resilc)

With Housing Tight, New Vermont Teachers Crash at an Inn Seven Days (resilc)

American workers need lots and lots of robots Noah Smith (resilc)

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

And a bonus (dk). This canine is a genius:

In order to not create a separate publish, placing the embed right here:

00 Putin Eastern Economic Forum plenary session • President of Russia

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.

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