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Engineer Attempts to Understand How His Cat Can Sleep Through Anything Except the Opening of a Can Laughing Squid (resilc). Certainly one of my cats, Blake, stayed with a buddy whereas I used to be on a overseas journey. She mentioned he although his title was the sound of the fridge door opening.

Giddyup! Beer-drinking pony elected ‘mayor’ New York Publish. Kevin W: “Perhaps he received elected as a result of the earlier mayor was an ass.”

Vermont Woman Accused of Using Bear Spray on Hunters Seven Days (resilc). Lordie. They don’t shoot bears however chase them round with canine to maintain them leery of individuals. Provided that bears that get too habituated to breaking into vehicles and kitchens to eat usually get killed, that is useful, not dangerous to bears.

Bumblebees appear to feel pain PhysOrg

New Giant Dinosaur Discovery Reveals Why Many Prehistoric Carnivores Had Such Tiny Arms ScienceTech (furzy)

Nitrogen crisis from jam-packed livestock operations has ‘paralyzed’ Dutch economy Science (David L)

CDC warns deadly bacteria detected in U.S. for 1st time Axios (resilc). Eeek!

Most high blood pressure in children and teenagers is linked with unhealthy lifestyle European Society of Cardiology

#COVID-19

Science/Drugs

Mystery over spike in Covid deaths on hottest day of the year: Virus fatalities doubled in 40C heat Each day Mail

How omicron BA.5 became a master of disguise Asia Occasions

US

Monkeypox

Sewage reveals spread of monkeypox virus E&E Information (Dr. Kevin)

Local weather/Surroundings

Taps Run Dry: Heat and Drought Ravage Monterrey, Mexico Bloomberg (ma)

Wildfire Smoke Is Terrible for You. But What Does It Do to Cows? Wired

Two of the Largest Freshwater Fish in the World Declared Extinct Discipline & Stream (Dr. Kevin) 🙁

Why Fungi Might Really Be Magic (When It Comes to Climate Change) New York Occasions (resilc)

China?

China Is Issuing The Same “Red Line” Warnings About Taiwan That Russia Issued About Ukraine Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

“Free Trade” Has Put America & Democracy At the Mercy of China Hartman Report (resilc)

In Xinjiang, China, surveillance technology is used to help the state control its citizens CBC (ma)

Previous Blighty

British exporters report stagnating trade as post-Brexit delays blamed Guardian. Resilc: “They received Bojo’d.”

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

They had been set for conflict crimes trials:

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Siemens failed to fulfill obligations: Gazprom on Nord Stream repair Enterprise Customary. That Montreal-visiting half is STILL not again. It doesn’t appear to be Gazprom is Making Shit Up in complaining about its generators going kerfluie.

EU gas solidarity complicated by lack of fuel sharing deals ekathermerini

Latvia admits it has resumed purchases of Russian gas Generico

Russia, Saudi Arabia firmly committed to stability of oil market, restoring supply/demand balance Interfax

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German consumer sentiment plunges to new record low – GfK Reuters

Polish July Inflation Stays Unchanged at Quarter-Century High Bloomberg. 15.5%

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Syrian ship carrying ‘stolen Ukrainian barley, flour’ docks in Lebanon, Ukrainian embassy says Reuters (Kevin W). After having documentation and the cargo checked by Turkey and launched solely then…

Ukrainian MPs approve ‘special status’ for Poles RT (Kevin W)

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US Should Not Fund Ukrainian ‘Blacklist’ Scott Ritter, ConsortiumNews

Russia will grant US call request ‘when time allows’ RT (Kevin W). The US may need thought-about that there could be penalties for the juvenile snubbing of Lavrov on the G20.

Lavrov is on Blinken’s list of people to call Indian Punchline (Kevin W). ZOMG, the headline. However Blinken overstates Lavrov’s current remarks.

Syraqistan

Biden Aide: ‘Highly Unlikely’ Iran Nuclear Deal Will Be Revived Soon Antiwar. Resilc: “Israelis say no, so USA USA received’t go.”

Massive Brother is Watching You Watch

21st Century wire tap? Spies could use fibre-optic broadband cables to EAVESDROP on people from over half a mile away, study shows Each day Mail (BC). One benefit of not but having fiber optic. Surprise if it may be defeated by white noise.

Imperial Collapse Watch

Emperor unclothed? Why we can’t expect ‘big change’ from the president Andrew Bacevich, Accountable Statecraft. Putin commented on this in his interviews with Oliver Stone. He meet with presidents who made commitments that then fizzled away (the commitments, not the presidents). Putin attributed it to them being hostage to larger pursuits.

British Official Says Nuclear War Threat Higher Than During the Cold War AntiWar

1/6

Jan. 6 texts missing for Trump Homeland Security secretary and deputy Washington Publish (furzy)

Trump

Trump’s America First Speech Was a Soft Launch for 2024 Atlantic

The Department of Justice Is Circling Donald Trump Very Slowly Charles Pierce, Esquire (reslic). How lengthy has the press talked up indictments? Wake me up once they lastly occur.

Biden

“I’ve Delivered”: New Disclosures Demolish President Biden’s Denials on Hunter Dealings Jonathan Turley

GOP Clown Automobile

‘Total bulls***’: Anger boils over after Republicans block bill to help vets exposed to burn pits Yahoo! Information (Kevin W)

Democrats en déshabillé

After Clash, Manchin and Schumer Rushed to Reset Climate and Tax Deal New York Occasions (Kevin W)

House Dems rally behind Manchin deal The Hill

Abortion

The Right Is Freaking Out About Jane’s Revenge. But What Is It? Vice (resilc)

Gavin Newsom’s plan to save the Constitution by trolling the Supreme Court with a new gun law Vox

Crooked Crook Ltd: company registration scandals on the Tax Justice Network podcast, the Taxcast Tax Justice Community

China’s BYD was written off by Elon Musk. Now it’s beating Tesla Al Jazeera (resilc)

Battery Recycling: The Next Big Challenge For The EV Boom OilPrice

Brembo’s Sensify brakes are nothing short of a small revolution Autoblog. Having mastered the talents of braking on ice and steering out of a skid, I hate these new brakes, as a result of reflexes I discovered will put a automotive in a spin.

‘Here we go’: FTC’s Meta case puts Lina Khan’s antitrust vision to the test Monetary Occasions. Heavy-handed pro-tech-incumbent spin. Not unusual for regulators and prosecutors to lose preliminary instances in evolving areas. However the effort right here is to pressure Kahn and he FTC to again off if this primary try fails.

Powell pushing Asia into a new financial crisis Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Provide Chain/Inflation

How bad will the global food crisis get? Monetary Occasions

Here’s Where Private Equity Is Most Involved in Medicine MedPage (Carla R)

Class Warfare

Critical minerals, rare earths industry faces talent shortage Quartz. Resilc: “We’re uninvested in expertise from plumbers to EEs”

Corporate Landlords ‘Aggressively’ Evicted Tenants During Pandemic, House Report Says Bloomberg (ma)

Trader Joe’s store in Massachusetts becomes first to unionize Guardian (resilc)

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

And a bonus (Ignacio). I really feel sorry for that cat. My cat Blake was very intelligent in how he skilled me to run a skinny stream for water for him, by licking at a just-turned-off faucet to get any drops. After all an attentive human would perceive what was needed and supply it).

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.

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