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Lobsters Are Not Immortal but the Myth That They Are Seems to Be McGill (re Šilc)

Penguins at a Japanese aquarium are Being Fed Cheaper Fish – and They Aren’t Happy CNN (furzy)

Asteroid’s Surface Like a “Plastic Ball Pit,” Scientists Find LINDOLTD.com

A 4-Billion-Year-Old Piece of Earth’s Crust Has Been Identified Beneath Australia Science Alert (Kevin W)

Shinzo Abe

Legacy of Abenomics to Live Beyond Its Tragically Shot Architect Bloomberg

Friendly Relations London Evaluate of Books. An outdated piece, however value revisiting in the intervening time.

#COVID-19

Science/Drugs

‘Several Hundred Thousand’ New COVID Cases a Day Aren’t Being Reported as Hospitalizations Keep Climbing MarketWatch (re Šilc)

Researchers May Have Found Biomarker for Long COVID Boston Globe

Covid Learning Loss has Been a Global Disaster Economist

Monkeypox

Local weather/Surroundings

The Suburban Lawn Will Never Be the Same Bloomberg

Wild Species Support Half of World’s Population, Report Finds Guardian (re Šilc)

MIT scientists think they’ve discovered how to fully reverse climate change Yahoo (furzy)

Amazon Rainforest: Highest Deforestation Rate in Six Years BBC

‘Disturbing’: Weedkiller Ingredient Tied to Cancer Found in 80% of US Urine Samples Guardian (Brian C)

Outdated Blighty

Why Was Boris Johnson so Influential at Such a Momentous Moment? Irish Occasions

For EU, Johnson Exit Won’t Change Much; Damage Already Done AP (furzy)

Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs under investigation by HMRC The Impartial

How Boris Destroyed Boris UnHerd

How Nuclear War Would Affect the World Today LSU (sst)

Boris Johnson Is Going, but We’re Stuck With the Same Right-Wing Nightmare Jacobin

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

UN Finds Ukrainian Forces Put Civilians at Risk in Nursing Home Attack Axios

US Announces New $400 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine antiwar.com (re Šilc)

Kiev blasts calls for oversight of US military aid to Ukraine RT (Kevin W)

Zelenskiy Sacks Ukraine’s Envoy to Germany, Other Ambassadors Reuters

Europe’s Big And Expensive Energy Mistake OilPrice.com (re Šilc)

UK Energy Bills ‘Could Hit More Than £3,300 a Year this Winter’ Guardian (Kevin W)

Syraqistan

Oil Minister Says Iraq to Act to Annul Kurdish Oil Deals ABC Information (re Šilc)

In Letter to Biden, Shireen Abu Akleh’s Family Demands a Meeting and an End to Israeli Impunity The Intercept (reŠilc)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka President to Step Down, Parliamentary Speaker Says, Amid Storm of Protests Reuters

Sri Lanka uprising

Look at the sheer size of it: pic.twitter.com/4L60K4pogH

— Maajid أبو عمّار (@MaajidNawaz) July 9, 2022

“>Sri Lanka rebellion. Have a look at the sheer dimension of it. MaajidNawaz

Chile’s Resurgent Left Catalyst

Argentine Anti-Government Protests Build as President Calls for Unity World Information Guru

Large Brother is Watching You Watch

Goodbye To Cash Tolls, And Some Notorious History, At George Washington Bridge Yeshiva World

1/6

Cipollone Asserted Executive Privilege to Some January 6 Committee Questions CNN

Biden

Americans Aren’t Very Happy about Biden’s Middle East Visit: Poll Accountable Statecraft

Three-Star General who Mocked Jill Biden is Suspended Washington Submit

Democrats en déshabillé

‘This Is Disgusting’: An Insider’s Account on the Fall of Cuomo Politico

The Supremes

The Supreme Court spent its past term rejecting the rule of law Vox (furzy)

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Clarence Thomas New Yorker

The Supreme Court Dealt a Terrible Blow to Children’s Health NYTimes

There Is No Constitutional Right to Eat Dinner The New Republic

Gunz

Father of Highland Park Suspect Has No Regrets For Helping Son Get Gun Vice

Police State Watch

New Arizona Law Makes it Illegal to Film Within 8 Feet of Police Axios

Guillotine Watch

Read Elon Musk’s Letter to Twitter Calling off His $44 Billion Takeover Deal Enterprise Insider (Kevin W)

Elon Musk, Baloney King The Atlantic

As Musk moves to abandon deal, Twitter faces ‘worst case scenario’ Washington Submit (furzy)

How Elon’s Bizarre Twitter Takeover Saga Could Have Just been a Cover for Him to Sell $8.5 Billion in Tesla Stock Fortune

Provide Chain/Inflation

Peak Inflation? Why Some Prices are Tumbling Fast Globe and Mail

The Bezzle

The Financial Bubble Era Comes Full Circle Matt Taibbi (ctlieee)

Bill to Grant Crypto Firms Access to Federal Reserve Alarms Experts Washington Submit

Top Fed Official Warns of ‘Serious Vulnerabilities’ in Crypto Industry Monetary Occasions

Crypto Rout Deflates Some Web3 Startups Buoyed by Push Into Digital Tokens Wall Avenue Journal

Payrolls Increased 372,000 in June, More than Expected CNBC

pic.twitter.com/f0TB3GcuYV
Has this led to higher care? Less expensive care? Extra entry to care?

— James D. Geiger (@JamesDGeiger) July 8, 2022

“> Has this led to higher care? Less expensive care? Extra entry to care?

James D. Geiger

Antidote du Jour (Tracie H):

That is Mr. Allen’s Hummingbird, who was together with his spouse, flitting round this bush on the South Coast Botanic Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (4/18/2022).

And a bonus (dk):

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.

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