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— Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) October 16, 2022
Half the World Has a Clitoris. Why Don’t Doctors Study It? New York Times (Dr. Kevin)
The reduction in living organisms in urban environments (concrete jungles) is thought to lead to homogeneity in our personal microbes, which increases the risk of immune disorders. Hygiene, antibiotics, processed foods and pollution are also thought to contribute to dysbiosis.
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) October 15, 2022
Well, Omicron variant evolution is officially off the chart in terms of number of mutations. pic.twitter.com/8bVXX1n2jN
— T. Ryan Gregory (@TRyanGregory) October 16, 2022
Omicron boosters could arm you against variants that don’t yet exist Nature (Dr. Kevin)
Unique study links specific gene variant to COVID vaccine efficacy New Atlas (furzy)
American Inquisition James Howard Kunstler. The evidence of malice is important. In defamation cases, the plaintiff has to prove “actual malice.”
US scientists create new lethal Covid variant RT (Kevin W)
“[T]he research team did not clear the work with..NIAID, which was one of the funders of the project. Late Monday afternoon, the agency indicated it is going to be looking for some answers as to why it first learned of the work through media reports.”https://t.co/8hGwDYDdON
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) October 18, 2022
“I’m..tired of people suggesting..virologists and NIAID are reckless or don’t care about biosafety.”
People will stop suggesting virologists and NIAID are reckless or don’t care about biosafety only when virologists and NIAID stop being reckless and start caring about biosafety.
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) October 18, 2022
My nightmare scenario since 2014—during Ebola outbreak in West Africa when travel was not restricted—is someone throwing up in the subway system of a major metropolitan area
CDC informed us to prepare for Ebola in the US. Honestly not sure what that means https://t.co/c6OGsprGQo
— Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) October 16, 2022
Let us not forget the US and EU export C02 via having China as their factory:
China is 19% of world population and responsible for 26% of yearly CO2 emissions (1.4x). The US 4% of world pop. and 17% of yearly CO2 (4.2x). China 14% of cumulative CO2 emissions over past centuries (0.7x), US 25% (6.3x). China invests 2% of GDP in energy transition vs US 0.5%. https://t.co/clAmmH2MBr
— Gerard (@GerardDalbon) October 17, 2022
Florida Coastal Living Reshaped by Hurricane Housing Codes Wall Street Journal
Tomorrow’s corals aeon
How Xi Jinping is reshaping China, in five charts Christian Science Monitor. Note selection of countries in last series.
Japan plan to raise taxes to fund defence budget ‘dead on arrival’: analysts South China Morning Post
I’ll lead Tories into next election, says embattled Liz Truss BBC (Kevin W). This kind of statement usually closely precedes a defenestration.
The UK government has admitted it does NOT have the money to subsidize energy consumption for everyone beyond 6 months. From April 2023 onward, many voters will feel the pain of high gas / electricity prices.
It may be local politics, but it has implications for Ukraine.
— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) October 17, 2022
Anti-Bird flu measures in place across Great Britain BBC. Kevin W: “Remember Emmanuel the Emu who was featured on NC recently? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tiktok-star-emmanuel-emu-sick-avian-influenza-caretaker-says-rcna52464
La belle France
France faces massive national strike on Tuesday Anadolu Agency (Kevin W)
The Threat of Civil War in Europe American Conservative. Wish I had worked this out first. See the passing mention of cell phone outages as a consequence of power cuts. Frankly, this is likely to be done pro-actively with energy as the pretext to inhibit organizing if/when the citizenry gets too uppity.
New Not-So-Cold War
A war Russia set to win MK Bhadrakumar Tribune India. Brutal. For instance:
Plainly put, the Europeans have been nicely played by the Americans. India should take note of the US’ sense of entitlement. Basically, the Biden administration created a contrived energy crisis whose real aim is war profiteering….
India should expect the defeat of the US and NATO, which completes the transition to a multipolar world order.
Russian strikes prompt power cuts across Ukraine BBC. Moar strikes as of 10/18.
Note that Andrei Martyanov contends that the current attributed-to-Iran drones are actually Russian but are very similar due to parallel development to meet same military objectives, but this sounds like a separate deal. However, per BBC story below, the West is claiming they have collected Iranian drone wreckage.
1/2 Iranian reports of likely transfer to Russia of Tehran’s super secret Arash-2 strategic kamikaze drones with range of 2000 kms designed specifically to attack Haifa & Tel Aviv. Arash-2 can be equipped with optical & thermal scanners,detect radar radiation & bypass air defence
— M. K. Bhadrakumar (@BhadraPunchline) October 16, 2022
French police violently repress demonstrations against NATO and the Ukraine war in Paris. pic.twitter.com/PDSEVzZH6z
— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) October 16, 2022
The US is already very upset with Turkey over economic cooperation with Russia. What punishment will they try to inflict over this?
PUTIN’S TURKISH GAS HUB PROPOSAL IS THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY PLAN FOR EUROPE SINCE THE TURKS DEFEATED THE VENETIANS 305 YEARS AGO. IT’S A MUCH BIGGER DEFEAT FOR GERMANY THAN BERLIN HAS YET REALIZED & FOR THE GREEKS AND CYPRIOTS. https://t.co/WoCsyAoGZ2 pic.twitter.com/6iP2JtdId2
— Dances_with_Bears (@bears_with) October 18, 2022
China To Stop Reselling LNG To Europe OilPrice. Ouch.
Russia: Military plane crashes into residential building near Azov Sea coast DW. TASS says a training accident.
Secretary Antony J. Blinken Interview With 60 Minutes on CBS With Scott Pelley US Embassy in Georgia. guurst: “On selling stale donuts.”
Elon Musk’s pro-Russian peace deal is ‘classic Putin,’ and there’s a clue of the Russian leader’s role, Fiona Hill argues Business Insider. Fierce enforcement of warmongering narrative.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New EU border fingerprint checks could ruin British families’ summer getaway next year – with Dover especially-badly hit, the port’s boss has warned Daily Mail. Wellie, no more EU visits for me. Not that my actions matter.
Li: “Today in psyops:”
More backstory: The Truth Behind ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ Vice
Imperial Collapse Watch
In this category as an indicator of where the US is:
I have one of the neighbor kids over at my house at present, working on his college essay. I’ve been doing this a lot lately (we have a gaggle of kids on the block who are all the same age, all grew up together, and are now all seniors) and every time it’s the same:
— Kelly Barnhill is Now a Dragon (@kellybarnhill) October 16, 2022
What Republicans Really Thought on January 6 Atlantic (David L)
Groups mobilize to help voters confronting new election laws Associated Press (furzy)
Fake “anti-war” fraud @TulsiGabbard endorsed pro-Trump neocon Don Bolduc, a Republican Senate candidate who wants US troops in Ukraine
Bolduc says: “Putin is a global threat. He is an enemy to the world… We can’t take any pressure off China either. We’ve got to go after China” https://t.co/8j1kF8mjke
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) October 17, 2022
Regulating DAOs Bruce Schneier (David L)
Hardship and heartbreak as Devon families lose homes to Airbnb lets Guardian (Paul R)
FedEx abandons its last-mile delivery robot program ars technica
Larry Summers actually tweeting “quiet quitting” means he’s now just your angry loser grandfather who watches Fox all day while your grandmother regrets not leaving 50 years ago when she had the chance, ignore his whole resume https://t.co/lDApScocS2
— attorneybot! (@attorneybot2021) October 18, 2022
Antidote du jour (CV):
And a bonus (guurst):
🔥 The Little owl using a mushroom as an umbrella pic.twitter.com/Js3fkOaei5
— Nature Is Lit (@NatureIs_Lit) October 13, 2022
Another from guurst:
Don’t touch it..🐈🐾🌀😅 pic.twitter.com/YeyKVo2swg
— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) October 15, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.