Baby Elephant Thanks Young Woman Who Helped Free Their Stuck Feet From Roadside Mud Laughing Squid (resilc)
Vermont Woman Mauled by Bear in Her Backyard While Letting Dog Out: ‘It Was Terrifying’ People. Resilc: “25 miles north from me. A neighbor down the street had his shed door broken into by a bear to get into a 5 gal covered tub of bird feed. Why I have a shotgun.”
Italy hails ‘exceptional’ discovery of ancient bronze statues in Tuscany Reuters and I bronzi di San Casciano: riemerge dal Bagno Grande il più grande deposito di statue dell’Italia antica Lavadichiana (DJG)
NASA asteroid crash a watershed moment for humanity Asia Times (J-LS)
All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception BBC Radio 4 (resilc)
Nurse accused of amputating man’s foot for her family’s taxidermy shop Washington Post (J-LS)
Nucleic Acid Testing ‘Now Accounts for 1.3% of China’s GDP’ https://t.co/sFw8zdNdk1
— That’s Shanghai (@ThatsShanghai) November 7, 2022
People With Long Covid Face Barriers to Government Disability Benefits Kaiser Health News
And you think these people are going to save us from climate change? no, people, we are totally screwed by these hypcrites who know exactly what they are doing and are riding their gravy train to the end: bringing us all down on the way. https://t.co/7I0S4o9HLn
— Chris Turnbull (@EnemyInAState) November 9, 2022
Sony To Begin Plastic Packaging Phase-out Next Year TechXplore. Glad someone is taking the lead here. SO MUCH plastic overpacking, particularly in tech.
‘There was no hope’: the Chinese factories struggling to survive Financial Times
Dogs given to South Korea by Kim Jong-un at centre of political row Guardian (resilc)
Strong earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, epicenter in Nepal FirstPost (J-LS)
After Lula’s Victory, India and Brazil Can Join Forces on the Global Stage The Diplomat (J-LS)
What Germany (and other EU countries) are furious about is that the Biden admin has made the Inflation Reduction Act a protectionist bill that disadvantages EU companies in many sectors (auto, green economy, etc.)
Full on destruction of EU economy by the US these days 😓
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) November 7, 2022
GT Voice: US anti-inflation act pushes world toward another tariff war Global Times. The Chinese pick sides.
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine Russia war – Col Doug Macgregor YouTube. Today’s must listen. Disproves the theory running around the Innertubes that the combo plate of the WSJ and WaPo articles on our optics-only peace virtue signaling instructions to Zelensky and the Jake Sullivan calls to Russian officials means the US is moving toward a willingness to negotiate. Macgregor argues the reverse, that the US is continuing to make threat displays towards Russia, based on careful reading of relevant facts and insider intel. Be sure to listen to the end.
India praises ‘strong and steady’ relationship with Russia as foreign ministers meet in Moscow South China Morning Post (J-LS)
Just concluded comprehensive discussions with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia.
Reviewed the entire gamut of our steady and time-tested relationship.
Also exchanged perspectives from our vantage points on global and regional developments. pic.twitter.com/pAuokWwJWI
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) November 8, 2022
Russia to raise monument to British spy – media RT (Kevin W). Epic trolling!
European Commission Says Gas Price Cap Is Impossible OilPrice (Kevin W)
🇨🇳🇪🇺🇺🇦🇷🇺China canceled a video message by the head of the EC Charles Michel criticizing the Russian Special Operation in Ukraine and calling for reducing trade dependence on China,which was planned to be shown at the opening of the CIIE international trade exhibition in Shanghai
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) November 8, 2022
Getting Closer Wolfgang Streck, New Left Review (Anthony :). On German indifference to nuclear war risk.
Arguably New Not-So-Cold War since aimed at Russia:
BREAKING: While all eyes are on Ukraine, the US just bombed the Syrian-Iraqi border. Over 20 lives have been claimed in Biden’s illegal aggression.
— sarah (@sahouraxo) November 8, 2022
Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup The Diplomat (J-LS)
World Cup ambassador: Homosexuality is ‘damage in the mind’ DW (resilc). Hoo boy.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
The US military is operating in more countries than we think Responsible Statecraft (J-LS). Maybe not than NC readers think but general point well taken.
More Than 100 C-130s Are Down, Likely Because Mechanics Scratched Their Propellers, Air Force Says Defense One. Kevin W: “That would put a crimp on any Ukrainian intervention plans if so many transport planes are out of action.”
2022 Aftermath. Lambert will do the main course, just some tidbits for now:
Why Do American Elections Always End Up 50–50? Atlantic (resilc)
Ga. county will overnight hundreds of absentee ballots after ‘clerical error’ Washington Post (furzy)
Missouri Republicans Hawley and Schmitt say Senate GOP needs new leadership: ‘Not Mitch McConnell’ Fox News (J-LS). From before polls closed, but if this election does indeed turn out to be a red ripple, it may strengthen their case.
Toward a more perfect Constitution: Danielle Allen Harvard Gazette (J-LS)
Tesla Gets Hit By Amtrak Train, Driver Has Minor Injuries Inside InsideEVs (resilc)
Weird cars are becoming the new normal The Verge (resilc)
The most actively traded Brent crude options contract on Thursday was an option to buy Brent at $200 in March 2023. https://t.co/yNiTzdbVpz
— Sean Brodrick (@SeanBrodrick) November 8, 2022
The lawsuit that could rewrite the rules of AI copyright The Verge (David L)
Sam Bankman-Fried’s $16 Billion Fortune Is Eviscerated in Days Bloomberg (David L)
Binance’s Custodial Arrangements: Whose Keys? Whose Coins? Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. Binance is buying the above busted FTX. But:
I’ve written at length about crypto platforms’ custodial arrangement, and Binance is truly the outlier among large exchanges in terms of not addressing the legal nature of the custodial relationship. Other platforms don’t always address it clearly, but they at least make some motions in that direction. But not Binance.
America’s Slow-Moving, Confused Crypto Regulation Is Driving Industry Out of US ars technica. As if thate were a bad thing.
Washington Post Claims Voters Want Cuts in Social Security and Medicare CounterPunch (resilc)
The bankers have launched a class war Thomas Fazi, Unherd
Antidote du jour. Wayne W: “Reflections on life at the beach, Mt Maunganui New Zealand…”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.