Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational surroundings ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of struggle — each actual fog and stage fog — in feedback. None of us want extra cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers will likely be summarily whacked.
And for individuals who are new right here, this isn’t a mere well mannered request. Now we have written website Insurance policies and those that remark have accepted these phrases. To forestall having to resort to the nuclear choice of shutting feedback down totally till extra sanity prevails, as we did throughout the 2015 Greek bailout negotiations and shortly after the 2020 election, we’re going to be ruthless about moderating and blacklisting offenders.
P.S. Additionally, earlier than additional stressing our already harassed moderators, learn our website insurance policies:
Please don’t write us to ask why a remark has not appeared. We shouldn’t have the bandwidth to analyze and reply. Utilizing the feedback part to complain about moderation selections/tripwires earns that commenter troll factors. Please don’t do it. These feedback can even be eliminated if we encounter them.
Celebrating Rachel: Jackie Robinson’s widow and her affect past the sport ESPN (One other Scott). 100 years previous!!! An an activist and an achieved skilled when hardly any ladies, not to mention black ladies, had critical careers.
‘Stray’ — the videogame the place you play as a cat — is breaking the web MarketWatch. Kevin W: “Additionally has tweeted movies of cat reactions to recreation.” Google the headline if you happen to hit a paywall. The topic cat is derived from three actual cats and got here out wanting a bit like an Aby, notably the colour.
Ought to We Fear About Synthetic Intelligence? Wall Avenue Journal (David L)
Retraction with honor Sociobiology (Dr. Kevin)
“Nap Field” for sleeping upright on the workplace Boing Boing (resilc). Coming quickly to airways…
Thailand introduces new ‘non-stinky’ number of polarising durian fruit South China Morning Publish Resilc: “Now this IS massive information in SE Asia.”
The Schoolteacher Who Saved Her College students From the Nazis Smithsonian (Chuck L)
Settling in for the lengthy haul Crooked Timber (ChiGal). On lengthy Covid as a life-altering occasion.
“Vaccinated people had considerably decrease ranges of neutralizing antibody towards D614G, Delta and Omicron BA.1.1 within the BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) in comparison with COVID-19 convalescents.. “
I am in a considerably decrease temper listening to this..https://t.co/xhSSeqMIkq
— Hiroshi Yasuda (保田浩志) (@Yash25571056) July 20, 2022
Japan’s circumstances are exploding. What modified is the virus. Discover that the Hill quantity (gray) tends to peak a number of weeks earlier than a brand new variant stabilizes, and it has not peaked but. pic.twitter.com/aMBEOBxQZu
— Diego Bassani, PhD (@DGBassani) July 19, 2022
DPS is including air screens in all of its faculties Denverite (AM)
Horrific warmth descends upon Western Europe: 104°F in London Yale Local weather Connections
CHART OF THE DAY: The affect of the heat-wave and low nuclear availability (plus muted wind): French day-ahead baseload electrical energy surges to a recent document excessive of €630 per MWh | #EnergyCrisis #France #EDF pic.twitter.com/OFvi8hajbE
— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) July 19, 2022
Greenland Threatens Counterpunch
If Pelosi goes to Taiwan, will probably be an enormous historic mistake for Washington International Instances editorial. Recall International Instances is a state organ. The language right here is much more acid than China has used up to now, which is a troublesome feat. One penalties of her go to to Taiwan can be that she would go on the sanctions listing and her husband’s property in China can be frozen. After stating that the final three visits by US officers to Taiwan led to PLA crackdowns, the article concludes:
In contrast to Washington’s opportunistic probing, all choices are clearly on the desk for the Chinese language mainland. The noose across the neck of the “Taiwan independence” secessionist forces is tightening, and Pelosi has one foot on the stool of the gallows. If Pelosi, who has at all times been keen on enjoying robust on China, needs to insist on this manner, we will certainly put together adequate “penalties” for her.
‘Faux information’: China denies that President Xi Jinping invited European leaders for assembly in Beijing WION. The report that Xi’s invite to EU leaders was ignored got here from the usually respected South China Morning Publish: Unique | China asks European leaders to fulfill Xi in November. However will they settle for?. The model now up appears to be like to have been rewritten from the unique, see the primary Bloomberg headline per Google: Xi’s Beijing Invite Unanswered by High Europe Leaders, SCMP Stories versus the one at that hyperlink now: China Disputes Report Xi Invited Europe Heads to Beijing Assembly
France to pay $10 billion to take full management of EDF Reuters (Brunches with Cats)
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
Ukraine’s ‘Nice Recreation’ surfaces in Transcaucasia Indian Punchline (Kevin W). As we speak’s should learn.
* * *
Alfons Mais: “Russia has assets which can be nearly inexhaustible” Handelsblatt. Unique right here.
Zelensky Orders Troops to Maintain Siversk Regardless of Heavy Losses, Purges Extra Officers; Putin in Tehran Alexander Mercouris. Observe particularly beginning at 10:10, Mercouris experiences that DPR official Eduard Barsurin has said that Ukraine has acquired the 300 km missiles for the HIMARS. Ukraine has made clear it intends to hit targets in Crimea, which Russia regards as Russian territory, notably the Kerch bridge. Mercouris thinks it might take an terrible lot of missiles to try this, as in additional than Ukraine has now, however any strikes at Crimea would result in very forceful retaliation by Russia. Ukraine is smoking one thing sturdy if it thinks that may lead the West to do meaningfully extra for Ukraine than it’s doing now.
This can be a rumor but it surely follows credible experiences on websites that watch each day motion like Army Abstract of a marked enhance within the already-high ranges of losses to Ukraine forces:
This flow into on loads of Russian Telegram Channels:
Learn it with reserve👇👇
🇵🇱On the evaluation by the Polish particular companies of the scenario in Ukraine
The Intelligence Company (AW) of the Republic of Poland has ready a report analyzing the present scenario in Ukraine
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZmilitary1) July 19, 2022
* * * * * *
Putin warns of Nord Stream 1 fuel capability cuts over gear repairs Reuters. Oddly this account doesn’t point out, as others do, that Putin provided to open Nord Stream 2 to guarantee provide. Additionally S&P issued an odd notice on the 18th which provides the sturdy impression that the standing of the infamous half that was caught in Canada continues to be up within the air.
Coordinated actions throughout Europe are important to forestall a serious fuel crunch: Listed here are 5 rapid measures IEA (guurst). Assist me. Given the urgency, the lead time for implementing the primary thought, “Introduce public sale platforms,” places in within the class of “Assume a can opener.”
German vitality rationing debate pits customers towards business Monetary Instances (Kevin W)
Sinking Germany New Left Evaluation. Anthony L: “Aside from vacuous first paragraph or two, attention-grabbing case for Germany as Loser.”
German Inside Minister Nancy Faeser warns of “radical protests” ensuing from excessive vitality costs and recession triggered by her govt’s main function within the financial struggle on Russia.
Faeser invokes Germany’s protests towards Covid lockdowns as pretext for the approaching repression. https://t.co/PZKGIhXBtq
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) July 20, 2022
Biden’s Transient Center East Pivot Received’t Final International Coverage
Imperial Collapse Watch
GOP Clown Automobile
Um, the idea that being allied with Trump is detrimental is at greatest untimely: Dan Cox Wins GOP Major for Governor in Maryland Wall Avenue Journal
Democrats en déshabillé
AOC pretending to be arrested and handcuffed is probably the most AOC second of her profession pic.twitter.com/Hc19LUWCtl
— Physician Fishbones (@DoctorFishbones) July 19, 2022
What Being pregnant and Childbirth Do to the Our bodies of Younger Women New York Instances (Dr. Kevin)
Bystander Killed Gunman 2 Minutes Into Indiana Mall Capturing New York Instances. Resilc: “Fox Information hero 24 7 365…….and future GOP candidate.”
The Reason for the Crime Wave Is Hiding in Plain Sight Atlantic (resilc)
WATCH: Huge Explosion Rocks Hoover Dam in Nevada Sputnik (Kevin W)
Tesla could have to jot down down all that bitcoin Boing Boing (resilc)
Celsius attorneys declare customers gave up authorized rights to their crypto Cointelegraph (Kevin W)
Intel Begs For A Bailout The Lever
Good Information: Economic system Sucks, You’re Screwed, and It’s All Your Fault, Economists Say CNBC. Resilc: “CNBC, your plantation-centric information channel.”
Antidote du jour. Stephen T:
Right here’s a possible antidote, one a little bit off the cat-beaten path. I noticed this critter on the window/wall of the comfort retailer behind my home. I needed to do a double-take, as a result of at first I believed it was only a leaf that was caught to the floor. A better look revealed that it was a moth, one with a really intelligent little bit of camouflage that simply made it appear to be an previous leaf. Spectacular stuff.
And a bonus (Mark T). Because you preferred Emmanuel a lot:
It’s not simply Emmanuel…meet Regina pic.twitter.com/cMVniNnRqh
— Naofumi Iwatani (@ShieldHero85) July 16, 2022
A second bonus:
— Video of Animals🐾📽️ (@videoofanimals) July 15, 2022
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.