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Gorgeous Photographs Seize Nice White Sharks Leaping Excessive within the Air MyModernMet (David L)

Shark knowledgeable: Relax. “If sharks needed to eat us, they’d” Grid (resilc)

This Firm Has Developed Vegan Oysters — With Biodegradable ‘Shells’ to Come EcoWatch (furzy). Once more exhibiting my Luddite tendencies….however what is that this about attempting to make veggies style like animal/seafood protein? Lentils and beans and tofu and all types of grains and starches are good. Most of those meat/seafood fakery initiatives consequence within the product being extremely processed and extremely processed meals is unhealthy for you!

The unbelievable fact behind the Notre-Dame hearth Telegraph

Foot mats obligatory for all travellers from Indonesia amid foot-and-mouth illness outbreak ABC Australia (Kevin W)

#COVID-19

Science/Drugs

Covid-19 Linked To Elevated Threat Of Growing Diabetes And Cardiovascular Illness, Examine Finds Forbes

Asia

Xi’s Strict Covid Zero Coverage in China Pushes Rich to Go away Nation Bloomberg (resilc)

China considers additional easing quarantine guidelines because it seeks to scale back financial injury from Covid curbs South China Morning Put up

US

Dr. Deborah Birx says she ‘knew’ COVID vaccines wouldn’t ‘defend in opposition to an infection’ Fox. IM Doc:

She is a psychopath.

Simply keep in mind – wink,wink- she knew alongside the vaccine was not efficient for transmission and we overrelied on them. She is now stating she knew this all alongside.

It makes one surprise what’s going on. The entire thing is about to unspool earlier than our eyes.

And now she is fearful concerning the South. Critically, I and lots of others are more and more fearful concerning the extremely vaxxed areas.

‘I’m over it.’ Many in L.A. shrug off COVID-19 wave regardless of super-infectious subvariants Los Angeles Instances

Monkeypox

Two Youngsters Recognized With Monkeypox in US, Officers Say Related Press

Local weather/Atmosphere

WHO says heatwave induced 1,700 deaths in Spain, Portugal RTE

The Affect of Warmth on Day by day Police, Medical, and Fireplace Dispatches in Boston, Massachusetts: Relative Threat and Time-Sequence Analyses AJPH

Company Carbon Offset Firm By chance Begins Devastating Wildfire Vice (resilc)

The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about local weather change BBC (David L)

China?

Pelosi muddies the waters of the Taiwan Strait Asia Instances (Kevin W)

Some are involved that the present Chinese language debt disaster could possibly be The Massive One (as an illustration, see this paywalled Nikkei story: China’s debt bomb seems to be able to explode). However economists have predicted 20 of the final 0 huge China debt crises. Nevertheless….if Xi has motive to assume The Massive One lastly is nigh, going after Taiwan can be a helpful distraction. And right here the US helpfully ginned it up!

India

Bollywood caught between hits and flops as moviegoers fee ‘expertise’, story increased than stars Financial Instances

Outdated Blighty

Suffocating unreality Chris Gray

Truss vows to scrap remaining EU legal guidelines by finish of 2023 risking ‘bonfire of rights’ Guardian (Kevin W)

New Not-So-Chilly Battle

Servant of the Corrupt Consortium Information. Necessary, however I’m involved after I see errors. In 2013, the EU provided an affiliation deal to Ukraine. I believed Russia provided some sweeteners to its present deal too. There doubtless have been additionally personal sticks and carrots utilized to then Ukraine president Yanukovich. Yanukovich stated he supposed to signal the EU deal. Nevertheless, Ukraine had an present tariff-free cope with Russia. Having an EU affiliation cope with the EU would imply EU items might enter Russia tariff-free through Ukraine however Russian items wouldn’t have the ability to go into the EU tariff-free. Putin advised Yanukovich, “You’re free to do no matter you need, however Russia isn’t paying for it,” as in he might kiss his present commerce cope with Russia goodbye as a result of Russia. The present commerce between Russia and Ukraine was massive, and tariff boundaries between Russia and Ukraine would do extra hurt to Ukraine than the good thing about EU entry, not less than for fairly just a few years. Putin provided to have three means talks with the EU to attempt to discover a answer however the EU refused. Yanukovich paused, not exited, the EU deal whereas he seemed for a treatment.

The Consortium Information piece incorrectly states: “However Yanukovych modified course and accepted a counteroffer from Moscow, a second that grew to become the flashpoint for a coloration revolution.” As you possibly can see, Putin made no “counteroffer” and Yanukovich didn’t “change course” however stopped in his tracks.

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White Home confirms plans to ship US-NATO jets to struggle Russia WSWS

White Home declares new $270m navy package deal for Ukraine Al Jazeera. Resilc: “Did this tiny sum fall off the desk onto the ground?”

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Blinken expects Ukrainian grain deal to be applied easily TASS. Alexander Mercouris speculates that Ukraine was pressured, doubtless as a result of US not liking the unhappiness of the World South and Russia currying favor through deliveries of wheat and fertilizer. Ukraine needed to not less than partly de-mine the Odessa port.

Lithuanian railroads resume Kaliningrad-bound cargo transit on Friday Interfax

Germany palms $15 bln bailout to Uniper after Russian gasoline hit Reuters

Russia says peace in Ukraine can be ‘on our phrases’ – however what can the West settle for and at what value? Dialog (Kevin W). Gah. Russia will not be and has by no means threatened EU gasoline provides. Ukraine shut down one of many two trunks of Yamal Europe that ran via Lugansk. Poland then imposed sanctions on Russian gasoline and shut down the remainder of the deliveries via Yamal Europe (though they get Russian gasoline purchased by Germany backflowed on that pipeline). The world-traveling compressor half remains to be not again in St. Petersburg with the requested documentation. Russia says they should check it given it was serviced in a hostile nation (not loopy given Stuxnet and different methods of inflicting bother). Putin stated Siemens has confirmed the liner is coming off one other compressor and Gazprom has no alternative. In order that must be repaired too. If you happen to learn what Putin stated, he gives a good bit of element. Appears that if/when the Montreal-visiting half returns and is again in service, it nonetheless appears like the quantity will return to the outdated regular on NS1 (it appears like Putin whinging concerning the different sick half is to determine lack of backups). Putin additionally identified that he’d provided to Scholz 6-8 weeks to provide Europe through Nord Stream 2 and Scholz stated he had greater fish to fry. Putin stated Russia might wait solely so lengthy, Russia would use the capability domestically. So now solely half of NS2 capability is offered for EU use….and so they nonetheless have but to ask.

Kremlin rejects report Nord Stream turbine is caught in transit Reuters. A guess as to the out of character Putin whinging per above. Germany is now attempting to assert (solely now, which appears sus) that the globe-trotting half was imagined to be in service solely as of Sept. If I’ve this proper, Putin is saying there’s one other bum half (and the place was Siemens who had the upkeep contract? Busy doing nothing as a result of sanctions?) and that’s why they wanted the half that vacationed in Canada again pronto. If anybody has a greater thought as to what’s going on, please pipe up. The Western reporting is hopelessly muddied.

Russia slashes key rate of interest by 150 foundation factors in shock transfer CNBC (Kevin W)

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ASI discussion board Sturdy Concepts for a New Time Kremlin. A putting assertion.

1/6

Steve Bannon discovered responsible of contempt of Congress for defying Home January 6 committee Enterprise Insider

Steve Bannon plans to enchantment contempt of Congress conviction Yahoo

Trump

16 GOP lawmakers helped Trump attempt to overturn the 2020 election Grid (resilc)

Biden

Versus Vigorous however coughing, COVID-postive Biden seems nearly at White Home assembly Reuters (GM). Um, so “awake” now = “vigorous”?

After STAT report, GOP lawmakers search solutions about defunct NIH oversight committee STAT

Two Senators Suggest Ban On Knowledge Caps, Blasting ISPs For ‘Predatory’ Limits ars technica.

Abortion

After Roe, Intercourse Ed Is Even Extra Very important New York Instances (Dr. Kevin)

U.S. has world’s highest fee of youngsters dwelling in single-parent households Pew Analysis Middle (resilc)

Attacker on US congressman launched with out bail RT (Kevin W). In New York, the usual for bail v. remand is solely primarily based on whether or not the accused is a flight danger. From the New Instances:

In New York, bail is imposed solely to make sure that folks return to court docket; judges will not be imagined to set excessive bail for defendants who they assume is likely to be a public security danger. New York is the one state with out a so-called dangerousness normal.

After which the choice on whether or not to cost bail is predicated on whether or not the offense was violent. The article concedes that this “tried assault” was non-violent underneath the legislation. So the decide was not discriminating in opposition to Republicans.

Police Departments Spend Huge Sums of Cash Creating “Copaganda” Jacobin

Tesla Will get Its Personal Crossing Lane on the Texas-Mexico Border Gizmodo (Dr. Kevin)

Tesla’s Bitcoin Dump Leaves Accounting Thriller in Its Wake MSN (resilc)

What to do concerning the current inflation Lars P. Syll

Trickle down. Do not forget that. The proof base proceed to reject the notion as a rip-off Invoice Mitchell

Guillotine Watch

Las Vegas Restricts Pool Sizes, Concentrating on the Tremendous-Wealthy Gizomdo (Dr. Kevin)

Dr. Fauci’s Retirement Pension ($414,667) Will Exceed President Joe Biden’s Wage ($400,000) OpentheBooks (resilc)

Class Warfare

Beware the rise of company rituals designed to control staff New Scientist

Unique: Hyundai subsidiary has used little one labor at Alabama manufacturing facility Reuters (resilc)

PhD college students advised to contemplate promoting Avon merchandise to make ends meet Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

Antidote du jour. Chet G:

The center of July is the time when hummingbird (or clearwing) moths seem throughout summer season in central PA. From a sequence of 5 photographs of a snowberry (the smaller of the 2 such moths) who’s hovering about and nectaring on my butterfly bushes.

And a bonus (Chuck L)

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

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