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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 battle — 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 can be summarily whacked.

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–Yves

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How did 81-1 longshot Rich Strike win the Kentucky Derby? Watch this StarTribune (Chuck L). Time was nonetheless fairly quick, within the high 50 for the Derby traditionally. I seen even within the NBC video (admittedly on a second viewing) that the jockey actually needed to maneuver Wealthy Strike on the high of the house stretch round a horse on the within. This video reveals him virtually forcing his approach between two horses a bit earlier. Nonetheless, Wealthy Strike deserves full marks for having fairly a kick within the final furlong.

Election 2022: Dogs at polling stations BBC (David L)

Minnesota briefs: First wolf pups of the season tagged by Voyageurs researchers StarTribune (Chuck L)

Millions of ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ Bloom in This Breathtaking Japanese Park Each Year MyModernMet (David L)

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images Gizmodo. Kevin W: “Try the earlier than & after pictures.”

When Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King jammed blues for an inspiring session FarOut Journal (David L)

The Dutch Tax Authority Was Felled by AI—What Comes Next? SpectrumIEEE (David L)

Baby food and autism — do the lawsuits and internet claims have merit? Skeptical Raptor (furzy)

Garbology: How to spot patterns in people’s waste BBC (Dr. Kevin)

Paging Dr. Ultrasound McGill (resilc)

It’s Not Too Late. You Can Boost Your Brainpower at Any Age. ConsumerReports (David L)

#COVID-19

Science/Medication

Transmission of infectious SARS-CoV-2 via fomites is possible but unlikely to occur in real-life scenarios, study concludes Information-medical.web (Kevin W)

Local weather/Setting

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault Related Press (furzy)

Fertilizer turning Europe’s farms into massive reservoirs of microplastics New Atlas (David L)

Outdated Blighty

Government threatening to ditch Northern Ireland protocol unless EU backs down Impartial (Kevin W)

Boris Johnson to force through new anti-protest curbs in Queen’s speech Guardian (Kevin W)

Labour gets a bloody nose in Tower Hamlets Counterfire (J-LS)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka PM resigns, Rajapaksa family home burnt down amid clashes: 10 points Hindustan Instances (J-LS)

Dictator’s son a front-runner as Filipinos elect next leader Related Press (Kevin W)

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Delusional interpretations on both sides of the Russia-West divide Gilbert Doctorow

Leaks raise concern Ukraine will spill into US-Russia proxy war The Hill. I can’t even…

Commission weighs joint borrowing for Ukraine Politico (Kevin W). Word this comes regardless of proof of but extra looting, like troopers not being paid, households not getting dying advantages.

EU drops plans to ban shipping Russian crude in face of opposition Monetary Instances

However Macron, EU to Push Orban to Drop Veto Threat on Russian Oil Ban Bloomberg

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Ukraine Alone Makes Biden The Worst US President In A Long Time Caitlin Johnstone (David L)

In shift, Democrats de-link Ukraine aid from COVID-19 money The Hill. And now $40 billion:

Democrats want to raise Biden’s Ukraine aid to nearly $40 Billion Accountable Statecraft. Resilc:

Your complete State and Overseas Operations spending invoice for the present price range yr is $56.1 billion, only a smidge greater than what Congress could decide to addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in slightly below eight weeks.

I can be voting for one Inexperienced anti battle IS senate candidate in NC

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CIA INEPTITUDE, RUSSIAN CAULDRONS AND THE UKRAINIAN MAFIA Larry Johnson (guurst)

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Vladimir Putin Address to Victory Parade on Red Square – May 9, 2022 – English Subtitles YouTube. Brief, however if you’re impatient, transcript here.

Putin’s calm, restrained Victory Day speech ‘left room for negotiations’ International Instances. Misses that the Donbass forces = DNR and LNR militias plus Chechens, with common Russian military artillery assist. Within the speech, Putin acknowledged the Donbass militias and apparently some members have been current.

March of the Immortal Regiment, St Petersburg, 2022: Impressions of a Participant Gilbert Doctorow. Learn to the top.

Sky News Stops Interview With Russian Diplomat Over Mention of Zelensky Posting SS Symbol Sputnik. Rev Kev noticed the clip which has apparently been yanked since. However it nonetheless lives on Twitter:

Word that Dmitry Polyanskiy within the clip above mentions a Could 9 45 minute video by Scott Ritter on Finland. After I went wanting on YouTube, all I may discover is what appears like a hoisting/republication:
Scott Ritter – Ukraine, Finland and Nato, a Warning to the People of Finland . The YouTube search outcomes say on the high: “These outcomes could also be new or altering shortly.” I’ve seen that in Google searches solely when an article or submit has been yanked not too long ago. I imagine the explanation PayPal demonetized MintPress and Consortium Information was that each gave Ritter a whole lot of play (for MintNews, a number of vids, for Consortium Information, each unique articles and IIRC, at the least one interview on CNLive!). There’s a extremely distrubing must-listen part on the F-35A beginning at 41:00. Oh, per Glen in Water Cooler, seems unique vid is on Bitchute.

Syraqistan

Dubai official criticizes ‘foolish’ US bill that targets OPEC nations The Cradle (guurst). We’ve misplaced our minds.

Saudi Arabia flexing its geopolitical oil power Asia Instances

Wrong to the Core: The Supreme Court of Israel’s Ruling on Masafer Yatta Verfassungsblog (guurst)

Imperial Collapse Watch

William Astore, Must the U.S. Be Involved in Every War? TomDispatch

A Marine’s Story: Phil Klay’s Memories and Advice for a Nation Still Reeling from Afghanistan and Iraq Washington Month-to-month (resilc)

US Navy Stonewalls Congress In Working Ship Reports qCaptain (guurst). Subhead:

The US Navy has used a path of misinformation to stonewall Congress and divert funding from working ships to naval aviation and costly/attractive warships just like the failed USS Zumwalt.

Why America is losing the ‘war by other means’ despite Big Tech, Hollywood and soft power-Opinion News Firstpost (J-LS)

Trump

The Surprising Backstory of How the Steele Dossier Was Created Wall Avenue Journal or https://archive.ph/9wF7B#selection-109.0-1095.24

Florida tilts toward Trump amid population growth The Hill

The Supremes

There are unconfirmed reports that a Supreme Court justice had to flee his home in light of the draft Roe v. Wade opinion Politico (furzy)

The Roe opinion and the case against the Supreme Court of the United States Vox

John Roberts Losing Internal Supreme Court Political Battles With Right Wing Esquire (furzy)

These Texas DAs Will Refuse to Prosecute Women if “Roe” Is Overturned Nation

Scooping the Supreme Court New Yorker (furzy)

The Fall of ‘Roe’ Would Put Big Tech in a Bind Wired (Dr. Kevin). Gee, they could must make it potential to decide out of geolocating? However what about all these NSA/FBI again doorways?

The Real Origins of the Religious Right Politico (furzy). Confirms my pet thesis, of organized feminists within the Nineteen Seventies being responsible of not nailing down key rights, significantly to abortions, after they had the wind of their sails.

NYC’s Jewish museum bans DeSantis for having wrong opinions New York Submit (furzy)

How Ron DeSantis is following in Viktor Orbán’s footsteps Vox (resilc)

Our No Longer Free Press

Police State Watch

U.S. police trainers with far-right ties are teaching hundreds of cops Reuters. Resilc: “Shocked! Shocked I’m.”

Villages Told to Evacuate as New Mexico Wildfire Pushes North US Information (David L)

Double Down! Doomberg. On MicroStrategy.

A Better Globalization Might Rise from Hyper-Globalization’s Ashes Venture Syndicate (David L)

Fed Warns of Worsening Market Liquidity in Stability Report Bloomberg. Gee, ya assume?

Class Warfare

Internet Providers Commit to Low-Income Broadband Program Under Infrastructure Law Wall Avenue Journal. The truth that that is taking place solely now….after distant education throughout Covid lockdowns, is a shame.

Nurses are not OK: Why they’re quitting their jobs, and what it means for the future of healthcare Grid Information (resilc)

Antidote du jour (Cliff V):

And a bonus. Robert H is an enormous fan of this cat, which I take to be a younger Maine Coon.

See yesterday’s Antidote du Jour and Hyperlinks here.

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