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Lambert and I, and lots 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 might be summarily whacked.

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Title: Strange Mars rock type points to extremely violent volcanic eruptions (Kevin W)

Can pee help feed the world? France24 (resilc)

Record-breaking camera keeps everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km in focus New Atlas (David L)

A Portable Wind Turbine “About the Size of a 1-Liter Water Bottle” Core77 (David L)

Darwin Was Wrong: Your Facial Expressions Do Not Reveal Your Emotions Scientific American (David L)

How to Stop Speeding Drivers? Scare Them. New York Occasions (resilc)

The Vandal LA Evaluate of Books (Anthony L)

The musical note that can trigger cold sweats and sightings of the dead The Spectator (Anthony L)


‘We’ve not seen the WORST of Covid’ warns Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates Day by day Mail (resilc)


Antigenic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in immunocompromised hosts MedRxIv (guurst). Preprint.

Two new Omicron variants detected in the U.S. could spark another COVID wave. Research shows these people will fare best Fortune (David L)


Shanghai lockdown: The hard life of a homeless deliveryman BBC (resilc)

Coronavirus: Shanghai reports 58 new cases in unguarded, low-risk zones in setback for city’s ‘societal zero-Covid’ push South China Morning Submit

Beijing to conduct three more rounds of testing in three days to stamp out latest flare-up World Occasions

Coronavirus in China: six in firing line after elderly Shanghai patient mistaken for dead triggers new wave of lockdown horror South China Morning Submit (resilc)

Local weather>/Atmosphere

Climate change means 1 in 25 homes could become uninsurable by 2030, report warns ABC Australia (Kevin W)

Horn of Africa ravaged by worst drought in four decades Monetary Occasions

Climate Emergency: Extreme Heat devastates Male Honeybees and threatens Fertilization of Crops Juan Cole (resilc)

Renewable electricity powered California just shy of 100% for the first time in history USA Right now (Kevin W)

Glass dismissed: wine goes green with paper bottle drive Guardian (furzy)

Strong Winds Keep Fueling New Mexico Wildfire New York Occasions (David L)


Chinese state media report on ‘Ma’ detention sparks Alibaba sell-off Monetary Occasions

Good US-China Strategic Competition Venture Syndicate (David L)


On Eid, Mamata Banerjee slams BJP, says ‘policy of divide and rule not good’ Hindustan Occasions (J-LS)

PM Narendra Modi needs to do plain speaking in Europe FirstPost (J-LS)

Outdated Blighty

How London became the dirty money capital of the world | FT Film YouTube (resilc)

Would a Sinn Féin victory open the door to a united Ireland? Monetary Occasions (furzy)

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

Our Interview with Jacques Baud The Postil (guurst). Right now’s should learn.

America’s ideological blinkers and the Ukraine war Gilbert Doctorow. Vital. His subsequent most up-to-date is fascinating, if extra parochial: FX and grocery procuring in St. Petersburg: “The Eagle Has Landed”: A voyage to St Petersburg via the far side of the moon.

Special Military Operation (Live) YouTube (Chuck L). That is overwhelmingly Andrei Martyanov, who Asia Occasions calls “arguably the foremost army analyst within the Russian sphere” and has a number of books to again that declare. Andrei is blunt and dramatic, which makes one surprise if he’s being hyperbolic, though he usually supplies element to again up his assessments. You may take heed to it at 1.25x velocity. That is lengthy with a whole lot of army and gear geekery. One part value contemplating begins at 31:00 the place Gonzalo Lira units forth a recap of the Russian prosecution of the warfare, primarily based considerably on Scott Ritter’s take. Andrei disagrees fairly forcefully with that and standard knowledge on the opening section and Russia’s goals as of then.

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Germany and France Must Drive Effort for Credible Deterrent Against Russia Der Spiegel (resilc)

Britain’s Napoleonic Posturing will be Exposed by Battlefield Reality CounterPunch (resilc)

Can Western Tanks, Artillery, And Missiles Save Ukraine? Don’t Count On It. 1945 (guurst). From final week, nonetheless germane.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Mediaset, Italian television network, Moscow, May 1, 2022 (it is a Hot one!) The Saker (Kevin W). Very pointed for Lavrov.

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Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odesa hit by Russian rocket strike – as it happened Guardian (furzy)

Boris Johnson to hail Ukraine’s ‘finest hour’ in address to Kyiv parliament Guardian (Kevin W)

Germany warns EU to expect economic cost from Russian oil embargo Monetary Occasions. Lead story. Gee, ya suppose?

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The Press Fumbles Again on Ukraine American Conservative. Resilc: “Judith Miller with actual nukes.”

Ukraine war boosts Belarusian opposition against Alexander Lukashenko Washington Submit (furzy)


Eight months on, Taliban’s rule is far from stable Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Leaked video shows US choppers airlifting ISIS fighters in Iraq: Report The Cradle

Imperial Collapse Watch

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

Massive Brother is Watching You Watch

Mental health and prayer apps have ‘worst’ privacy – survey RT (Kevin W)


Ex-NYPD Officer Thomas Webster Convicted of Assault in Jan. 6 Case New York Occasions (furzy)


Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia? New York Occasions (furzy)

GOP Clown Automotive

In Republican Primaries, China is the Enemy Washington Month-to-month

Supremes. A courtroom observer is tearing his hair over how this story is being reported. The large scandal is that the draft opinion has been leaked. That is unprecedented and monstrously damaging to belief and correct deliberation (sure, per under, there have been previous leaks, however not of precise paperwork). Nonetheless, the existence of this doc doesn’t imply a call has been made. This might be and even seemingly, Alito lobbying his fellow justices. However Crew Dem has a lot to realize by presenting it this fashion.

Draft ruling shows Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade: report The Hill

Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade published by Politico Politico (David L)

Court has voted to overturn Roe, according to draft opinion published by Politico ScotusBlog. Be aware third para, in keeping with our contact’s response:

Preliminary votes on the end result of a case can change — and the wording of opinions continuously does — because the justices deliberate and flow into draft opinions. The courtroom is predicted to launch its resolution in Dobbs within the subsequent two months.

Protesters Rush to Supreme Court After Abortion Ruling Report Bloomberg. Lead story as of this hour.

Newsom, lawmakers want California Constitution to explicitly protect abortion rights Los Angeles Occasions (furzy)

St. Olaf ousts faculty director of institute dedicated to bringing controversial speakers to campus — because speakers caused controversy The Fireplace (Mark A)

Citi’s London Trading Desk Behind Rare European ‘Flash Crash’ Bloomberg (David L)

Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries New York Occasions

No One is Telling You the Truth About the Car Shortage, So I Have to YouTube. Resilc: “40% of automobiles metallic comes from Russian firms………”

Class Warfare

The Chilling Fate of the Nurse Who Accidentally Killed a Patient Slate (resilc)

The Means-Test Con The Lever (furzy)

The Pandemic Mental Health Crisis Causing Teachers to Quit New Republic (resilc)

Antidote du jour (Wayne W)

And a bonus (furzy):

See yesterday’s Antidote du Jour and Hyperlinks here.

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