Happy Australia Day!
But: Australia Day: Why young Aussies are shunning their national holiday BBC. I trust Down Under readers will opine.
Avian flu outbreak at Spanish mink farm sets off global alarm bells EL PAÍS English Edition (Dr. Kevin)
The Vast Humanity of Anton Chekhov New Republic (Anthony L)
As a clinician, I’ve seen young patients die of sepsis from atypical organisms with lymphopoenia weeks after acute COVID. I’ve seen deaths from TB and endocarditis. I’ve treated multidermatomal shingles. I routinely look out for post-COVID lymphopoenia 🧵https://t.co/6olE3uPIea
— Dr Satoshi Akima FRACP 『秋間聰』 (@ToshiAkima) January 24, 2023
For fuck sake Covid was the 3rd leading cause of death in kids age 5-14! https://t.co/UswYECYkfB
— Chris Turnbull (@EnemyInAState) January 25, 2023
Taxpayers contributed to every aspect of COVID vaccine development. Now, Big Pharma wants to quadruple the price—after already making tens of billions in profit. A lack of competition in the industry enables these companies to cheat taxpayers and patients. pic.twitter.com/VGpxjjs2xX
— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) January 26, 2023
No one tries to stop the hepa filter in your car air system or the hepa filter in your vacuum cleaner or the hepa filter in the international space station.
They just try to stop the hepa filter in your kids classroom.
— tern (@1goodtern) January 25, 2023
Has a Chinese-Swiss team cracked the code for making solar energy cheaper? South China Morning Post
Extending Capital to Nature, Reducing Nature to Capital Peter Dorman, Econospeak. From last week, still germane.
The very bottom of the Electric Vehicle supply chain. pic.twitter.com/SGC8q6DwNT
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 25, 2023
A McCarthy Taiwan Visit Would Be Another Provocative Blunder Daniel Larison. Sadly stating the obvious is na gonna stop this freight train.
Russia, China bring North Korea in from the cold Asia Times (Kevin W)
Bank of Japan continues to show who has the power Bill Mitchell
Government reviewing its sanctions rules after letting Putin ally sue critic openDemocracy. Hoo boy.
Post-Brexit farm subsidies in England revealed Guardian (Kevin W)
New Not-So-Cold War
Later tweets showing more strikes:
⚡emergency shutdowns in:
💧Problems with water supply in:
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) January 26, 2023
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German foreign minister declares war on Russia pic.twitter.com/C4cAqnZXhD
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 25, 2023
The Global Zeitenwende : How to Avoid a New Cold War in a Multipolar Era Olaf Scholz, Foreign Affairs
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Ukraine Russia War Latest w. Col. Doug Macgregor YouTube. guurst warns it starts to ramble after 30:00.
NATO crossing more red lines: From proxy war to a direct NATO-Russia war? Macgregor and Glenn Diesen
West discussing handover of fighter jets to Kiev — Politico TASS (guurst). “Besides, sending aircraft would be a serious logistical undertaking for Ukraine’s allies, the newspaper notes.”
Germany and NATO allies to send ‘scores of battle tanks’ to Ukraine Christian Science Monitor. Recall “Up to 50 M! Abrams” per the New York Times.
Moscow will consider deliveries of Western-made munitions which contain uranium to Kiev as equivalent to the use of dirty nuclear bombs, says Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian Delegation to the Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control in Vienna.
— Russians With Attitude (@RWApodcast) January 25, 2023
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Ankara irked by Athens’ arms programs ekathimerini
‘Kremlin would love it’: Finland wants to join NATO with Sweden but could go solo Euronews. From earlier in the week, still germane. Kevin W: “Finland cutting Sweden loose after that idiotic Koran burning demonstration.”
The War in Ukraine Proves Polish NATO-Skeptics Were Right by Mike Krupa Larry Johnson (Chuck L)
Estonia plans to close the Gulf of Finland for russia, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu says.
Estonia is planning to introduce a coastal “contiguous zone” in the Gulf of Finland, which will cut off russian shipping and allow the country to inspect /1 pic.twitter.com/nXbhsjNJNB
— Volk (@Steadyhand44) January 24, 2023
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Imperial Collapse Watch
They Say They Want Rearmament …. Aurelian
Assassinated Are the Peacemakers? Project Syndicate
Biden DOJ’s Excellent Pick to Head USTP Credit Slips
Sources: US Weighs Cancellation of Next SPR Sale EnergyIntel (Kevin W)
Pepper spray for the school run? The weaponised SUV set to terrify America’s streets Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
Where is the need for it talked about at all other than the political election circus stuff? After they beat her, and there is no possible way for her to gain anything from it, she does it because they were mean to her before the election? If you’re going to be a wimp, do it before the election when it might have gotten you *something*. Loser stink
FBI Probes Snapchat’s Role In Fentanyl Poisoning Deaths Los Angeles Times
IBM Cuts 3,900 Jobs Reuters
Eliminating Healthcare Debt: A Liberatory Approach Not for Profit News
Antidote du jour. Ann M:
From my mother in law’s house in Rehoboth MA. The opening of the feeder is facing the window, so no idea how he got in. Can only assume that he left once all the bird food was gone.
And a bonus (guurst):
— Ink Blot (@inkblotistan) January 23, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.