Links 11/16/2022

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Rare Asian golden cat spotted in northeast Thailand Thaiger (furzy). Pretty!

Cogitating black holes aeon

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….



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

Old Blighty

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)


Biden Says Unlikely Rocket That Hit Poland Was Fired From Russia Bloomberg

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)

The Bezzle

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?”

Guillotine Watch

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

Class Warfare

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 Artemis is a peregrine falcon with attitude.

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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