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Do Animals Dream? Atlantic (David L). In fact they do however I’m not positive how typically. I’ve appear my cats in REM sleep.
Colorado Springs man turns into fourth individual to push a peanut up Pikes Peak along with his nostril Colorado Public Radio (David L).
This robotic canine simply taught itself to stroll MIT Expertise Evaluation (David L). Kill it with hearth.
The Enemy of Promise Christian Lorentzen, Harpers (Anthony L). On Christopher Hitchens.
Examine outcomes encourage SARS-CoV-2–contaminated moms breastfeed to guard infants from COVID Information-medical.web (Kevin W)
A Nasal Spray Appears to Assist Clear Coronavirus in Medical Trial Gizomdo (David L)
CDC ends its COVID program for cruise ships saying they’ll ‘handle their very own COVID-19 mitigation’ USA Immediately (Kevin W)
Monkeypox is about to unfold like wildfire as a result of we’re not ready. pic.twitter.com/B6TQjEIuDe
— #FreeMarvinGuy (@GNCordova) July 18, 2022
Corinne Le Quéré: ‘Might we simply adapt to local weather change? The reply isn’t any’ Monetary Occasions (David L)
IT’S JUST THE WEATHER pic.twitter.com/4dkb9seafA
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) July 18, 2022
Almost half of EU uncovered to ‘warning’ drought ranges, report says Euronews (resilc). For those who had been already apprehensive about starvation this fall….ag output in Europe is definite to fall properly under expectations.
‘Melted Runway’ Halts Flights Out of British Navy Base Gizmodo (Kevin W)
Watch: Practice is surrounded by wildfires in Spain BBC (resilc)
Document-breaking Chinese language bridge clears hurdle to quicker transport in border province South China Morning Submit. Resilc: “It will take 20 years to construct this in USA USA.”
Nancy Pelosi to go to Taiwan subsequent month amid China tensions Monetary Occasions. Hoo boy. We are able to solely hope she will get Covid once more. One hates to want unwell, but when she fell and broke a hip, that will put her out of fee even longer…..
Belief me, watch to at the least 1:05:
Tory management debate! pic.twitter.com/cNs1kKN8Ip
— Matt Inexperienced (@mattgreencomedy) July 18, 2022
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
OPERATION Z – DON’T INTERRUPT Helmholtz Smith, Son of the New American Revolution.
Why Russia Is Not Working Out Of Ammo. Andrei Martyanov
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‘Putin Wished Much less NATO. He Acquired Extra NATO.’ Atlantic (resilc). The triumphalism appears untimely. Putin’s “much less NATO” was much less NATO on Russia’s borders. Recall that Ukraine was NATO lite, with its navy educated to NATO requirements. Despite the fact that Russia remains to be understandably sensitive about NATO members with missiles as neighbors, the SMO has revealed NATO to be a paper tiger. On high of that, the EU is immolating itself on its Russia financial sanctions and its members doubtless gained’t have the dough or public assist to rearm (see this anecdata from the UK). Plus it isn’t a provided that Sweden and Finland will be part of. Erdogan had made clear that he expects cost in full for the assorted bribes to get Turkey to approve Finland and Sweden membership, and he has but to see the cash.
U.S. Safety Cooperation with Ukraine United States Division of State. Resilc: “Bear in mind if you pay estimated taxes…..”
Interview: Archbishop Gallagher on Vatican diplomacy, Ukraine and the specter of World Warfare III America Journal (Robert Okay)
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Canada Sends Repaired Gazprom Turbine To Germany OilPrice (Kevin W). As I learn this, the very earliest it might arrive is July 22. However Ukraine acts as if it has a vote: Ukrainians gained’t settle for Canada’s determination to return Nord Stream turbine to Russia – Zelensky Interfax.
FWIW, the Russian International Ministry reaffirmed that Nord Stream gasoline can be provided as normal as soon as scheduled routine upkeep was accomplished (see right here within the weekly press convention on July 14). However on July 15, Wolfgang Munchau, who was as soon as believed to be a reporter, utterly misrepresents Zakharova in his July 15 publish. It’s sufficient to make a rational individual lengthen the Scott Ritter precept on Ukraine, that 100% of what Ukraine says is a lie, to the West’s commentary on Russia typically.
Unique: Russia’s Gazprom declares pressure majeure on some gasoline provides to Europe Reuters (BC). This story went dwell yesterday AM early. Because it reads, the motion applies to all of 1 EU buyer, and recall that Gazprom prospects are often personal utilities, and sometimes a couple of per EU nation. So there are a number of them. Recall additionally that Putin points a decree that offered for particular financial retaliatory measures. The preliminary targets had been varied Gazprom Germania subsidiaries and JV companions, presumably as a result of Gazprom Germania was nationalized by Germany after which stole Gazprom belongings, resembling storage models. In step with this being a slender motion, I didn’t see this story featured at Bloomberg, the Monetary Occasions, the Wall Avenue Journal, nor talked about on the Russian International Ministry, Kremlin, TASS or Interfax websites.
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Assembly of Council for Strategic Improvement and Nationwide Initiatives Kremlin. Be aware:
As you understand, it isn’t simply that restrictions are being intentionally and particularly used towards Russia right now, however the close to whole closure of entry to international high-tech merchandise….That is precisely the place they’re making an attempt to place up obstacles for us as a way to restrain the event of Russia. It’s clear that it is a massive problem for our nation.
Nevertheless, we aren’t going to surrender, really feel at a loss or, as a few of our well-wishers predict, fall again many years. In fact not. Quite the opposite, realising the big pile of difficulties we face, we’ll intensively and competently search for new options, successfully use the prevailing sovereign technological reserves, and develop home progressive firms….
I perceive that it is a troublesome activity…One of many fundamental targets is to additional develop end-to-end applied sciences.
Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article «Staged incidents because the Western method to doing politics», revealed in Izvestia newspaper Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation
Militias Armed And Prepared As Libya’s New NOC Lifts Oil Blockade OilPrice (resilc)
Belarus reveals mass executions of Iraqi refugees by Polish troopers Al Mayadeen. Chuck L: “Virtually a month previous however….”
Large Brother is Watching You Watch
Toronto’s Scrapped Good Metropolis Displays Mistrust in Tech SURFACE (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Human rights abuses by US, allies persistent, systematic: FM spokesperson World Occasions. China will preserve eyepoking the West each time US officers make a stink about Uighurs.
How the U.S. Permits ‘Reckless Driving’ By Its Shoppers Daniel Larison
In case you missed it:
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 15, 2022
Democrats en déshabillé
John Fetterman is the sort of political communicator the Left wants Jacobin. Resilc: “Too unhealthy he’s close to loss of life, if he wins ought to problem Byedone proper on. Fuck the DNC man.”
Simply 3 Weeks Submit-Roe, The Tales Rising Are Worse Than Anybody Imagined Jezebel (Dr. Kevin)
Learn this story a number of days in the past and it hasn’t left me. San Diego cops stood by whereas a lady was terrorized by a stalker in her dwelling for 12 hours, at the same time as neighbors begged them to do one thing. Stalker then emerged and advised them the girl was lifeless. https://t.co/DUeCpNOj53
— April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) July 18, 2022
Will Falling Oil Costs Alter The Fed’s Aggressive Charge Hike Plan? OilPrice. IMHO this decline is non permanent and as a consequence of China’s on and off lockdowns and knock-on results.
FOCUS ON MÍLA – Ardian companions with Iceland’s nationwide telecoms community Ardian. Paul R: “Complete Iceland telecom infrastructure could also be bought to personal fairness.”
Shrimps and whales preserve crypto afloat Bangkok Submit (furzy)
Sacramento’s homeless inhabitants soars by 67% and is now HIGHER than San Francisco whereas crime rises in tandem with theft up 42% and rapes practically doubling: Activists blame skyrocketing worth of leases for the disaster in California’s capital metropolis Day by day Mail. Lead story in US version.
The Age of Bizarre Males: Gonzo Politicians From Berlusconi to BoJo CounterPunch. Resilc:
I used to be welding within the barn the opposite day with New England NPR station on. Katie Tur was selling her e-book. Man asks will you ever run for workplace. HELL NO was the response. She advised story of Congressional pal who stated all we do is elevate cash on a regular basis. That when in Congress it’s important to make it appear to be you wish to do one thing, however in the event you really do one thing, it turns into a really important hazard to your profession. Extra money shall be raised towards you than in the event you solely appear to be you’ll change issues. So solely appear to be you wish to change issues is finest. Explains sen. crapo, if he actually exists
Antidote du jour. From Tucson.com by way of Jim H. No tortoises had been damage:
And a bonus:
Poor canine.. pic.twitter.com/F5Ly2zoNtK
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) July 18, 2022
And a second bonus (Mark T):
Holy crap that is great pic.twitter.com/kSUiQd0XQP
— David (@p4ndr_) July 15, 2022
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.