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Rebuilding collective intelligence Purple Pepper
Youth-Led Local weather Change Lawsuits Are a Tactic to Maintain Governments Accountable Teen Vogue. Held v. State of Montana. The same case, Juliana v. United States, is hung up on standing. NOTE Local weather Case Chart appears like a helpful useful resource.
As I preserve saying: “Democidal elites” is a parsimonious rationalization.”
Biden’s an infection and the horrific actuality of “ceaselessly COVID” WSWS. Needs to be “horrific, constructed” actuality.
COVID Is Evolving Quick. Why Isn’t Our Response to It? (interview) Eric Topol, New York Journal
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An immunoPET probe to SARS-CoV-2 reveals early an infection of the male genital tract in rhesus macaques (preprint) bioRxuv. Press launch. From the Summary: “Remarkably, a sturdy sign was seen within the male genital tract (MGT) of all three animals studied. An infection of the MGT was validated by immunofluorescence imaging of contaminated cells within the and extreme pathology was noticed within the testes of 1 animal at 2-weeks post-infection…. We offer direct proof for SARS-CoV-2 an infection of the MGT in rhesus macaques revealing the doable pathologic outcomes of viral replication at these websites.” I’m positive the Biden Administration’s crack Anti-Covid advertising staff will hop proper on this.
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Monkeypox Virus An infection in People throughout 16 International locations — April–June 2022 NEJM. From the Dialogue: “Transmission of monkeypox virus happens by massive respiratory droplets, shut or direct contact with pores and skin lesions, and presumably by contaminated fomites.”
No point out of Taiwan on US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia tour record South China Morning Submit.
China broadcasts navy drills in Taiwan Strait Deutsche Welle
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South China Sea claims:
— MapPorn (@MapPornTweet) July 30, 2022
China’s declare — modulo problems with uncooked energy — is loony tunes. As is Vietnam’s. Attention-grabbing to see, nevertheless, how hemmed in China is by Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and to the north, the Korean Peninsula and, in fact, Japan. Maybe the Taiwan flap is extra about China’s entry to the good waters of the Pacific than anything. (Sure, in fact there are tiny islands in China’s manner too, which we appear, not unsurprisingly, to be being silly about.)
A Shrinking China Can’t Overtake America International Coverage
Iran can export automotive components, gasoline generators to Russia Tass. Generators like this?
⚙️ 🇮🇷🇩🇪🇷🇺 Ultramodern Iranian generators are changing German Siemens generators in Russia.
Germany cedes its place to Iran as a provider of energy plant components pic.twitter.com/EphPXbmlWQ
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZmilitary1) July 30, 2022
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
Volodymyr Zelensky requires evacuation of Donetsk area to flee “Russian terror” Le Monde. “Ukrainian deputy prime minister Iryna Verechtchuk had beforehand introduced the evacuation of the whole inhabitants of the Donetsk area.” Operation questions: How many individuals are left, what number of will probably be prepared to depart, how they are going to be evacuated, and the place they are going to go. One factor we may be positive of: Ukraine will probably be fairly blissful to combine evacuating civilians with retreating troopers (and maybe that’s the actual level of the order).
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Regime Instability In Kiev? Gordon Hahn
Now Russia cuts off gasoline provide to Latvia amid rising vitality panic in Europe after provides to Poland, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark have been axed – and a few cities go darkish to save lots of energy Every day Mail
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Ukraine Wants Options, Not Countless Warfare The Nationwide Curiosity
Russian Offensive, Ukraine Inflation Disaster, Blinken Talks to Lavrov, Pelosi Flies to Taiwan (video) Alexander Mercouris, YouTube. Shout-out to NC at 5:00.
SEC Enriches Fraudsters, Legal professionals as Secrecy Shrouds Ideas Program Bloomberg Legislation
Democrats hope DOJ holds Trump accountable after Mueller disappointment The Hill. Any follow beat a canine.
Sports activities Desk
Ex-Gov. Phil Bryant Subpoenaed In Welfare Fraud Case Involving Brett Favre, USM Mississippi Free Press (DCBlogger).
Suppose Your Road Wants a Redesign? Ask an AI Bloomberg. Don’t ask it something. Kill it with fireplace. (I have to observe, nevertheless, that the DALL-E rollout has been very efficient as advertising.)
Imperial Collapse Watch
What Presidents Say Does Not Matter. It Is The Execution Of Insurance policies That Counts. Moon of Alabama. With shout-out to NC.
We blitzed it London Evaluate of Books. Oil geopolitics. Properly price a learn.
Most US F-35s quickly grounded as ejection seat subject threatens jets worldwide Air Pressure Occasions (Re Silc). You’ll want an ejection seat when the F-35 catches on fireplace, so that is dangerous.
Intel Cuts Fab Buildout by $4B To Pay Billions In Dividends Semianalysis (MP). “It’s a shame that Intel has determined to chop fab buildouts whereas begging the US authorities for subsidies by the chips act and committing to rising their dividend.”
Eddie Dempsey speaking pure sense (video) PoliticsJOE, YouTube (MarkT).
Please inform me this can be a parody:
that is so good pic.twitter.com/ZHg9U2oXjG
— ST (∞, ∞) (@seyitaylor) July 30, 2022
Artemis is with us London Evaluate of Books
How a near-death expertise might change the best way you reside NPR. Information you need to use!
Antidote du jour (through):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.