Christine Lagarde: Financing a green and digital recovery Bank of International Settlements. “So how can we capitalise on this opportunity?”
Conditions are ripe for repeat of 1970s stagflation and 2008 debt crisis Nouriel Roubini, Guardian
Hackers demand $70 million to restore data after massive US cyberattack France24. That’s all?
Another 0-Day Looms for Many Western Digital Users Krebs on Security. Attacks on user storage devices connected to the Internet worry me. I would suggest that those of you who use Adobe products log out of the Creative Cloud app. LightRoom, at least, has the ability to move and delete files, so the inevitable penetration of Adobe might lose you years of work.
The PrintNightmare continues: Microsoft confirms presence of vulnerable code in all versions of Windows The Register. I don’t think we should have to patch our machines any more because Freedom.
Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development The Hill (original). From the original: “US inventories are underestimating methane emissions from [the oil and gas (O&G) sector] by 48%–76%.”
Fourth of July Post Mortem
We would be united if only the others weren’t dividing us:
Today, flying the American flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation. https://t.co/TODmHEmPsO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 3, 2021
It’s deplorable, I tell ya. Deplorable!
Please, make it stop:
Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself on Instagram wakeboarding while holding an American flag and set to the music of the late John Denver singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
I saw it, so now you have to see it too. I’m sorry. I did not make the rules.
— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) July 4, 2021
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Frederick Douglass
The Broker Who Saved America The Reformed Broker
How the NHS Was Won Tribune. The NHS was established on July 5, 1948. Still prostrate in the rubble after World War II, with a steam-powered transport system, and no computers, the UK was able to do what the United States could not do sixty years later. ‘Tis a puzzlement!
A Big Hit, A Big Miss, & Mixed Vaccine Schedules: The 18-Month Mark Hilda Bastian, PLOS. Exhaustive vaccine roundup.
Pfizer vaccine 70% effective against Delta variant, claims study Times of Israel
Where’s My Lyme Vaccine? Slate
China launches cybersecurity review into more US-listed firms following action against Didi Chuxing South China Morning Post
This Popular Chinese Photo Tourist Spot is Entirely Fake PetaPixel (AC). Disneyland2.
Bereft of International Support, Myanmar’s Protesters Turn to Violent Resistance The Diplomat. If the warlords can refashion themselves as statesmen, they’d be helping themselves in a Federal system. If not, not.
Taliban take districts in northern Afghanistan from fleeing troops USA Today. The US embassy in Kabul has a flat roof, good job.
‘Marriage without strings’: Saudi confronts rise of ‘misyar’ Agence France Presse
Azerbaijan: Large fire erupts at Caspian Sea Deutsche Welle
“Long flu” is a thing, apparently:
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) July 4, 2021
Covid surge forces top private schools to close until next term Times of London. Because freedom!
New Hunter Biden Disclosures Feature $100,000 Donation Of Former FBI Director Freeh To The Biden Grandchildren Jonathan Turley, The Hill. Come on, man.
Is Hunter Biden’s art worth $500,000? Here’s what a curator has to say Yahoo News. Must be worth it to someone. For some reason.
Inside William Barr’s Breakup With Trump The Atlantic. How’s the Durham investigation coming?
Our Famously Free Press
Out-group animosity drives engagement on social media PNAS. Ka-ching.
They Sewed Protective Masks and Gowns. Who Protected Them? New York Magazine. The people with the “In This House” signs in their yards?
Dead Malls Predicted the Erosion of Public Space in America Rachel Presser
Antidote du Jour (via):
“Ridiculously, [this] photo is not staged.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.