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Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational atmosphere 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 will likely be summarily whacked.

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–Yves

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Kitten Survives 60 Miles Under the Hood of a Car Animal Rescue

Olive trees were first domesticated 7,000 years ago, study finds ScienceDaily (Kevin W)

Galactic Belly Flop: Mysterious “Blue Blobs” Reveal a New Kind of Star System SciTech Each day (Chuck L)

Physicists Say They’ve Built an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Forever’ ScienceAlert

What are PFAS, and why is the EPA warning about them in drinking water? An environmental health scientist explains The Dialog

#COVID-19

Science/Medication

Proving GM’s longstanding place, that every Covid an infection has a well being value and so they accumulate:

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Analysis Sq.. The underlying paper, courtesy Tom H. Vital. Key part:

In comparison with non-infected controls, evaluation of the cumulative dangers of repeated an infection confirmed that the chance and burden elevated in a graded trend based on the variety of infections. The constellation of findings present that reinfection provides non-trivial dangers of all-cause mortality, hospitalization, and opposed well being outcomes within the acute and post-acute section of the reinfection.

A reinfection red flag: Why a new report is so troubling Eric Topol (Dr. Kevin). On the research above.

Despite Another Covid Surge, Deaths Stay Near Lows New York Instances. Resilc: “Nooooooooooooooooooo drawback, we now have full confidence within the cee/deecee and byedone based mostly on previous efficiency.”

Asia

The End of Pragmatic China Atlantic (resilc). But extra proof that the US is set to pull everybody right down to our stage of horrid efficiency on Covid. The (predictable, as proven by GM predicting it from the get go) well being care value of repeated Covid an infection, plus lengthy Covid, reveals that China has the higher thought. It wouldn’t matter besides we made China our manufacturing base. And whose fault is that? Not China’s.

US

Broadway Will Drop Mask Mandate Beginning July 1 New York Instances Resilc: “Covid righhhhhhhhhhht right here in River Metropolis……..”

Local weather/Atmosphere

Heavy Industries in Australia’s Regions Could Cut Emissions by 80% and Create a Jobs Bonanza, Report Says Guardian

Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Their Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet EcoWatch (furzy). Lead cow within the image seems sorta skinny! Making milk is seemingly arduous work.

‘We worry about it disappearing’: alarm grows over Italy’s drought-hit Po River Guardian. From final week, nonetheless germane.

Gather them now: the documents you’d need to file a FEMA claim Yale Local weather Connection

Forest Service Details Errors That Led to New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire Wall Road Journal (David L)

China?

US-China détente on the horizon Indian Punchline (Kevin W)

29 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ Focus Taiwan

US ‘forced labour’ law bans goods from China’s Xinjiang region AlJazeera

Previous Blighty

Labour Front Benchers Banned From Joining Picket Lines Amid Rail Strikes Politics House

No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of Europe’s human rights court Guardian (Kevin W)

From Politico’s morning European e-newsletter:

THE WESTERN BALKANS ARE BALKING on the thought of attending tomorrow’s EU-Western Balkans summit, with the leaders of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia threatening to not come to Brussels, 4 officers instructed Playbook. With Bulgaria vetoing the following step in North Macedonia’s accession path to the EU, Serbia and Albania are contemplating expressing solidarity by boycotting the assembly.

Affirmation at midday: Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić appeared to substantiate the menace on Tuesday, tweeting that he had consulted with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski about whether or not to attend the summit. “We’ve got determined to announce our determination tomorrow at midday on whether or not or not we’ll attend this assembly,” Vučić said Tuesday.

“Latin America’s turning tide.” Patrick Lawrence

New Not-So-Chilly Battle

Ukraine Russia War Update – Col Douglas Macgregor YouTube (guurst)

Western Military Analysts, Including the CIA, Dazed and Confused Larry Johnson

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IEA chief warns Europe to prepare for total shutdown of Russian gas exports Monetary Instances

Explainer: Why Germany is reviving dirty coal to counter Russian gas cut DW. Resilc: “As a result of the wind blows towards Russia?”

Germany may call next stage in gas emergency plan in next 5-10 days – Die Welt Reuters

Poland tells citizens to gather firewood as energy prices increase Anadolu Company

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Lithuania limits truck transit between Kaliningrad region, rest of Russia – regional authorities Interfax

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London sent note to Moscow over captured mercenaries in DPR, Russian envoy says: “They sent a note, which was written in an arrogant and lecturing manner,” Andrey Kelin noted TASS. Apart from the purpose that this can be a DPR matter, not a Russian Federation matter (and nobody desires to speak to the DPR as a result of not acknowledged), I’m stunned that if these mercenaries truly had been a part of Ukrainian armed forces (as in legit POWs and subsequently entitled to correct care and feeding), why has Ukraine been silent?

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Visits Ukraine, Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Help Identify, Apprehend, and Prosecute Individuals Involved in War Crimes and Atrocities Division of Justice

Networks covered the war in Ukraine more than the US invasion of Iraq Accountable Statecraft (alex f). From April, nonetheless germane. As a result of blond Europeans?

Putin: S-500 already sent, Sarmat to be delivered soon Sputnik

Huge Brother Is Watching You Watch

Smart jacuzzis hacked Boing Boing (resilc)

Hidden Anti-Cryptography Provisions in Internet Anti-Trust Bills Bruce Schneier (David L)

The Open Secret of Google Search Atlantic (David L)

1/6

‘What the F-ck Is This?’: Team Trump Blindsided by Jan. 6 Committee Getting Doc Footage Rolling Stone (David L)

EXCLUSIVE: Police Report Proves Plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit Members Were Embedded Among Jan. 6 Protesters Epoch Instances (resilc). Simply because it’s Epoch Instances doesn’t imply it might probably’t learn a police report and summarize it.

Biden

GOP Clown Automotive

FOX News host reminds Dr. Oz that he is losing to a candidate who isn’t campaigning Boing Boing

Challengers against pro-impeachment Republicans smell blood in the water The Hill

FDA Targets Removal of Most Nicotine From Cigarettes
Wall Road Journal

Connecticut Put A Probably Innocent Guy Behind Bars For 70 Years Cracked (Invoice F). 🙁

Gunz

Senators reach final bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill NPR

Our No Longer Free Press

The Local News Hung Up On Me For Asking If They Asked a Doctor Whether You Can Die From Touching Fentanyl Alex Pareene (Randy Ok)

WAPO DEMOTES Taylor Lorenz After Lies Breaking Factors with Krystal and Saagar, YouTube. I don’t perceive why she has a job, though I assume the Put up is making an attempt to get her give up. Why is it so unacceptable to fireside awful white collar workers?

Provide Chain/Inflation

“Timber prices going up daily” in Europe due to Ukraine war Dezeen (resilc)

UK inflation hits 9.1% as food prices jump Monetary Instances

German producer prices rise at record speed in May Politico. From begin of the week, nonetheless germane.

Old Is Gold: Sky-High Cost of Ageing Ships Sounds Inflation SOS qCaptain (guurst)

Bayer: US Supreme Court rejects chemical maker’s weedkiller appeal BBC

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Report Finds Gizmodo (dk)

The World’s Bubbliest Housing Markets Are Flashing Warning Signs Bloomberg

Class Warfare

South Korean Truckers End Eight Day Strike – Tunisia Nationwide General Strike – Japan’s Amazon Delivery Drivers Unionize Mike Elk

Protest on the runway: Southwest Airlines pilots line up in anger at poor staffing and long hours as airport chaos continues across the nation with 200 flight canceled today after 14,000 over the weekend Each day Mail

Airbnb Rentals Turn Into Real Estate Goldmines With Easy-Money Mortgages Bloomberg (resilc)

Tesla broke US law by not providing 60-day notice before mass layoff ars technica (Kevin W)

Antidote du jour. Timotheus ship a pleasure kitty:


And a bonus (Chuck L):

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.

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