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Lambert and I, and plenty of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational setting ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of warfare — 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 shall be summarily whacked.

And for many who are new right here, this isn’t a mere well mannered request. We now have written web site Insurance policies and those that remark have accepted these phrases. To stop having to resort to the nuclear choice of shutting feedback down totally till extra sanity prevails, as we did through the 2015 Greek bailout negotiations and shortly after the 2020 election, we’re going to be ruthless about moderating and blacklisting offenders.

–Yves

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Pfizer CEO Discusses His Subsequent Breakthrough Know-how – CPU Capsule That Makes Certain You’re Compliant BitChute (furzy)

Our Unique Founders Have been Indigenous Girls Who Managed Their Personal Our bodies RSN (furzy)

Scientists uncover ‘ghost’ fossils beneath a microscope CNN (Kevin W)

Unhealthy remedy aeon

#COVID-19

Science/Drugs

Genetic variants might assist clarify the variability in COVID-19 severity, research suggests Information-medical.web (Kevin W)

Placing this right here as a result of scientist GM stays satisfied that the percentages are very excessive the childhood hepatitis is Covid associated however the officialdom can’t go there as a result of Covid is meant to be over:

U.S. experiences 180 instances of unexplained hepatitis in kids STAT (Kevin W)

GM severely not completely satisfied about this: U.S. CDC says adenovirus main speculation for extreme hepatitis in kids Reuters. Comply with the Twitter dialogue beneath to get an thought why:

Asia

European airways warn they’ll bypass Hong Kong if Covid journey curbs stay South China Morning Submit (J-LS)

US

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: 80 instances confirmed in 12 nations BBC

CDC displays 6 individuals in US for doable uncommon monkeypox, says public ‘shouldn’t be involved’ CNN (Kevin W)

Concern grows as extra nations detect monkeypox DW, YouTube. GM: “And the ‘gentle’ rhetoric is already in play.”

Local weather/Surroundings

Historic heatwave poised to hit dozens of US states this weekend Guardian

The Annihilation of Florida: An Missed Nationwide Tragedy Present Affairs (guurst)

Environmental Advocates Say Public Remark Is Taking a Again Seat in Biden’s Push to Export Extra LNG DeSmogBlog

China?

China seeks extra island safety pacts to spice up clout in Pacific Monetary Occasions

How China makes use of international media to unfold its views — and misinformation Grid. Resilc: “Soooooooooo, USA USA would nevah do dat.”

The Australian election map has been mendacity to you ABC Australia

India

When Indian mangoes returned to the USA Hindustan Occasions (J-LS)

Regardless of Speak of Free Agri Market, Modi Govt’s Export Insurance policies Are Advert Hoc and Whimsical The Wire

Sri Lanka may face meals scarcity from August, warns prime minister The Scroll (J-LS)

New Not-So-Chilly Struggle

Russia’s Power Large Rosneft Broadcasts Germany’s Ex-chancellor’s Departure Amid Scrutiny RepublicWorld (J-LS)

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Turkey’s Erdogan Accuses Sweden Of Aiding Terrorists Amid Stockholm’s Bid To Be part of NATO RepublicWorld

US consultants skeptical of Finland, Sweden NATO bid Asia Occasions (resilc)

Nato Growth and Turkey Craig Murray. Sadly Murray’s studying of how we obtained right here is extra proof of the depth of lack of awareness/vulnerability to propaganda of individuals within the West who fashion themselves as unbiased thinkers. Putin has not had designs on Ukraine. The proximate reason behind the Maidan occasions was that Yanukovich wished to signal an affiliation settlement with the EU, when Russia had lengthy had what amounted to a FTA with Ukraine, which included no tariffs. If Ukraine proceeded, it will imply EU items may enter Russia tariff free through Ukraine, however not the reverse. Putin mentioned to Ukraine, “You are able to do no matter you want however we aren’t going to pay for it” that means the FTA can be cancelled if Ukraine stayed on the right track. Russia ALSO provided to barter with the EU and Ukraine to discover a resolution however the EU refused. Yanukovich paused, not nixed, shifting ahead on the EU deal. That led to the Maidan protests, which have been peaceable till Proper Sector and different muscle confirmed up. Oliver Stone’s documentary Ukraine on Fireplace gives a great overview of the Maidan coup.

Putin was against the Donbass republics declaring independence. And Jacques Baud, who was in control of NATO’s weapons containment program in 2014, mentioned NATO discovered no proof that Russia was supplying arms, that the Soviet materiel was because of the separatists capturing Ukrainian tools, which was comparable in sort to Russian.

Russia might have provided weapons later however the level is that claiming Russia ginned this battle up “over a decade in the past” out of expansionist needs is a fabrication. Russia additionally obtained the separatists to return to the negotiating desk for the Minsk Accords, one thing they didn’t need to do, and settle for a mere exemption from the anti-Russian language and different legal guidelines and practices designed to harass ethnic Russians, versus independence.

I additionally imagine Murray is fallacious about Russia surrendering territory. Russia is prone to reputable information on the bottom by holding referenda as they did in Crimea, constructing on the precedent the US utilized in Kosovo (I’d assume one of the best path for Russia can be to assemble an unbiased state or statelets, however who is aware of what occurs subsequent). The one manner they could give territory again (after which it must be not strongly ethnic Russian; Putin and the management would face quite a lot of home opposition in any other case) can be for an enormous rollback of the financial sanctions, which I don’t see occurring. The West will attempt screaming that the vote was mounted, however the truth that Russia can take cities like Mariupol in 1/4 or much less the time it took the US to clear similar-sized cities like Mosul and Raqqa (when the buildings in these cities have been additionally much less sturdy and thus would have been considerably much less defensible) is oblique affirmation of great native help.

Russia To Set Up 12 Navy Models Close to Western Border Amid Finland And Sweden’s NATO Bid Republic World

Moldova must be outfitted to Nato commonplace, says UK’s Truss BBC

Russia To Finish Gasoline Provide To Finland From Might 21 After Helsinki Refuses To Pay In Rubles Republic World

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Russian rouble rallies to March 2018 stage towards greenback Reuters (resilc)

4 Methods to Perceive the $54 Billion in U.S. Spending on Ukraine New York Occasions (furzy)

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Russian military takes management of Mariupol’s Azovstal metal plant Guardian (Kevin W)

Минобороны России заявило о полном освобождении территории «Азовстали» Izvestia. Extra on Azovstal. John Helmer despatched me a translation, however Google Translate refuses to course of the URL, so you will have to chop and paste the textual content into the translator of your alternative should you can’t learn the unique.

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Blinken Says Putin Is Utilizing Meals Shortages as a Weapon of Struggle Vice. Resilc: “Like we’ve got no pores and skin within the blame?????????”

Can Africa change Russia because the EU’s essential supply of fuel? RT (Kevin W)

ATP, WTA over Russia, Belarus ban Metro (Kevin W)

Revealed: CIA-Skilled Militia Used US-Made Weapons in Lethal Assault Vice (resilc)

Syraqistan

Continually on the verge of Collapse: How Palestinians grew to become the Linchpin of Israeli Politics Juan Cole. Resilc cites:

Although the Israeli proper has dominated the nation’s politics for a few years, particularly since 1996, it stays fractious and opportunistic. The fixed have to feed the insatiable urge for food of the nation’s highly effective right-wing constituency retains pushing Israel’s right-wing events additional to the suitable. They’re merely united round such values because the racial and non secular supremacy of Israeli Jews, their hate for Palestinians and Arabs, the need to increase the unlawful Jewish settlements and the rejection of any mediated resolution that would supply Palestinians with their fundamental human rights.

Huge Brother is Watching You Watch

FBI Offers Chicago Police With Pretend Social Media Identities Intercept. Furzy hoists: “Inside paperwork additionally reveal that police can take over informants’ social media accounts and pose as them on-line.”

Imperial Collapse Watch

Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’ EnergyWire

Google ‘Personal Shopping’ Mode Not Actually Personal, Texas Lawsuit Says Reuters

Tesla Asking Homeowners to Restrict Charging Throughout Texas Heatwave Isn’t a Good Signal The Drive (Kevin W)

Biden

Federal Choose Blocks Biden Administration From Ending Title 42 Wall Road Journal

2020 Census miscounted 14 states, survey reveals Washington Submit (Kevin W)

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT CRISIS Congressional Black Caucus

Oh no. Is Jeff Bezos getting ready to run for workplace? Guardian (J-LS)

Elon Musk ‘voted overwhelmingly for Democrats prior to now’ Each day Mail

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Invoice Banning Virtually All Abortions New York Occasions (Kevin W)

San Francisco Archbishop Bars Pelosi from Receiving Holy Communion RT (Kevin W)

Our No Longer Free Press

Twitter To Ramp Up Censorship Of ‘Misinformation’ About The Ukraine Struggle Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

Misinformation About Misinformation Bryan Caplan (resilc)

Provide Chain/Inflation

German producer costs soar 33% yearly in April, highest improve on file MarketWatch

UK pharmacists to supply alternate options to out of inventory HRT merchandise Guardian (Kevin W). Opaque as to why the availability is brief.

U.S. Client Spending On Gasoline Has Doubled In 12 Months OilPrice

Tesla’s golden second is over Unherd (resilc)

Crypto Trades Increase Questions About Inside Information Wall Road Journal

Hashed Pockets Takes $3.5 Billion Hit, Delphi Digital Discloses Loss After Terra’s LUNA Collapse Coindesk

Lagarde Says Crypto Is ‘Value Nothing’ and Ought to Be Regulated Bloomberg. She has the heart to say this solely now?

Class Warfare

GM who lived overseas as a toddler, added:

My mother was a nurse, and I virtually grew up within the hospital.

It was unthinkable for the healthcare system to not handle its personal staff even through the darkest moments of the 90s, they all the time obtained precedence remedy and normally with none fee even for issues that others needed to pay for.

However that has modified now there too, as a result of we’re following the enlightened lead of others. Thanks, America…

Court docket Throws Out Lady’s $300,000 Hospital Invoice YouTube (HotFlash)

Antidote du jour. MarkT: “Catching a journey with mother.” Photograph taken by household visiting Kruger Nationwide Park a number of days again.

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

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