Rare Asian golden cat spotted in northeast Thailand Thaiger (furzy). Pretty!
3D microscope video tracks virus zipping around in real time New Atlas (furzy)
Dead Ascending a Staircase The Baffler (Anthony L)
Sperm count is declining at accelerating rate worldwide: study Bangkok Post (furzy)
Asahi now sells hot bottled water in Japan as an alternative to coffee or tea Japan Today (resilc). Not as weird as you think. Hong Kong Chinese (and maybe others?) drink hot water. But in cups.
America’s Adderall shortage Axios
The Desert Changed My Life. It Can Change Yours, Too. New York Times (David L). Per the song Horse with No Name….
🚨 Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation NOT recommending booster shots for under 30’s due to risk of myocarditis.
Another conspiracy fact proved. pic.twitter.com/3jJvgccYlp
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) November 13, 2022
Long covid in kids is not common, and difficult to diagnose Grid
California Doctors Sue Over Covid ‘gag bill’ CounterPunch (resilc)
E-Bike Batteries Have Caused 200 Fires In New York: ‘Everyone’s scared’ Guardian
Climate change will clearly disrupt El Niño and La Niña this decade – 40 years earlier than we thought The Conversation (Kevin W)
China circles El Salvador’s economy as country edges toward crypto plunge Guardian (resilc). See Nick Corbishley on China in Latin America too.
Apple Prepares to Get Made-in-US Chips in Pivot From Asia Bloomberg
Meeting between Xi Jinping and British PM Rishi Sunak called off South China Morning Post
Taxes up, services cut: your Brexit deal in full Daily Mash
London loses position as most valuable European stock market BBC (resilc)
New Not-So-Cold War
Report: US Tells Ukraine Talks Don’t Need to Happen After Milley’s Comments Antiwar (resilc)
NOVEMBER 15th – The calm before the storm in Ukraine Douglas Macgregor, YouTube. Important. Macgregor’s take on Milley plus US inability to conduct a large, sustained land war. Not a point Macgregor made, but I should have noted a while back that the fact Milley went to the press meant he lost the argument about the desirability of having Ukraine negotiate now.
Blame the Deep State for Carnage in Ukraine American Conservative (resilc)
Lithuanian president says ‘every inch of NATO territory must be defended’ Reuters (resilc)
DID RUSSIA JUST STRIKE POLAND? NO, UKRAINE DID! Larry Johnson
So what crashed in the village of Przewodów, Poland today?
With the cooperation of @blueboy1969 we analyzed the available photos of fragments and came to a clear conclusion that they belong to the 48D6 motor of the 5V55-series missile of the S-300 AD system- a Ukrainian one. pic.twitter.com/f0Ex3USLN8
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) November 15, 2022
Biden Says Unlikely Rocket That Hit Poland Was Fired From Russia Bloomberg
Biden reveals missile trajectory on Polish farmyard was Ukrainian. Biden also reveals Poland has no eastward-looking air defence radars, no link to NATO satellites or AWACS. London media don’t realise Poles are friendly to Russian Army and that Warsaw officials are liars. pic.twitter.com/YagChPa3Rj
— Dances_with_Bears (@bears_with) November 16, 2022
NATO aircraft tracked missile that hit Poland – CNN RT (Kevin W)
Hungary’s premier holds Defense Council meeting over blast in Poland, pipeline’s suspension Anadolu Agency
White House asks Congress for $37.7 billion in new Ukraine aid The Hill
Exclusive: Germany steps up emergency cash plans to cope in blackout Reuters (resilc)
Germany opens first quay to import liquefied natural gas DW. Resilc: “One down how many to go??????”
On Iran – Fakenews From Newsweek Moon of Alabama
Gantz: DOJ decision to investigate Abu Akleh’s death ‘big mistake’ Jerusalem Post (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Another Event-Related Spyware App Bruce Schneier (David L). We put up a post on the COP27 spyware over a week ago, but useful to point out this is part of a pattern.
Imperial Collapse Watch
First Public Video Footage of U.S. Government Force-Feeding Intercept
Trump announces 2024 run for president The Hill
Opinion | Why Trump Could Win Again New York Times (resilc)
GOP Clown Car
McConnell faces leadership challenge from Rick Scott as conservatives steam Politico (Kevin W)
US midterms: Gen Z makes sure its voice is heard DW (resilc)
Our No Longer Free Press
The Burning of Witches Will Continue Matt Taibbi
Musk delays Twitter relaunch after fake account frenzy Agence France-Presse (furzy)
Elon Musk’s useful philosopher New Statesman (Anthony L)
After chatting with a few people over the weekend, it appears the concern is that all the crypto exchanges have been floating reserves among themselves in order to make each one look like they have more money. After last weeks events…
— Peter Zeihan (@PeterZeihan) November 14, 2022
The Definitive Thread on FTX
I met SBF before FTX started, and witnessed their rise and fall. I can’t stand @nytimes‘s puff piece.
If anyone wants to know what happened, send them this.
— Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) November 15, 2022
What happened at Alameda Research milky eggs (resilc)
FTX Owes Money To More Than a Million People, Court Filing Suggests Vice
Alameda promised ‘high returns with no risk’ in 2018 pitch The Block (resilc)
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Collapsed Crypto Empire Creates Regulatory Chaos In Washington Forbes (furzy)
Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Downfall Is a Cryptocurrency Warning for Democrats New Republic
Opinion | Sam Bankman-Fried and Our Faith in the Tech Whiz Kid New York Times (resilc). Who is this “our”?
CalPERS gives its staff more investment power Pension & Investments. Kevin W: “What could possibly go wrong?”
Who Said It: Elon Musk or Mr. Burns? New Republic (resilc)
Credit Card Balances, Burden, Delinquencies & Collections in Q3: Consumers Still in Great Shape with their Cards Wolf Richter
Wall Street Bonuses to Plunge as Much as 45% for Bankers – Study Reuters (resilc)
Foreboding Economic Signs Coming from consumption and employment data Angry Bear
Construction of I95 in Miami required the forcible relocation of over 12,000 residents—nearly 100% of them black. Using eminent domain, the gov’t seized buildings across the heart of Miami’s black community in Overtown, offering owners well below market rate—and renters nothing. pic.twitter.com/kgHE76GmJQ
— Segregation_by_Design (@SegByDesign) November 14, 2022
Medical labs in France on strike for 3 days over austerity rate cuts Anadolu Agency
48,000 University of California Workers Demand Better Pay in Biggest Higher Ed Strike in US History Sputnik (Kevin W)
Antidote du jour. Chet G sends more pictures from the Centre Wildlife Care animals for its annual adoption/sponsorship. Its website is https://centrewildlifecare.org. Artemis is a peregrine falcon with attitude.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.