Killer whale attacks continue on ships in the waters of Cadiz EuroWeekly (Ignacio). Ignacio writes:
I think it was in september or october 2020 [2020-09-16 –lambert] that NC reported attacks by killer whales to ships in the coasts of Spain and Portugal. This year the attacks have been more frequent and geographically expanded from Gibraltar to Galicia. According to a friend of mine I was dining with yesterday 170 attacks have been reported so far this year. Killer whale pods develop cultural behaviours and it seems these can spread fast within populations in a large area.
They frequently attack and destroy the rudders. My friend told me that two large killer whales or orcas would usually sweem at each side of the ship while other smaller individuals attacked the rudder. An English sailor told my friend that they stop doing this if he shifted to reverse gear. Near Gibraltar it is not recommended sailing with sailboats that are less than 15m in length.
Outrage: the hidden cost of solar panels The Architectural Review
The Fed Is Deep in Uncharted Waters. Danger Ahead. Barrons. “The Greenspan put should get the shove.” Or the waters are all-too-well charted:
what are we even doing? tent cities outside the Fed. pic.twitter.com/tSnhxsr7WF
— Claudia Sahm (@Claudia_Sahm) September 11, 2021
Something’s Gotta Give (Watching Paint Dry) Heisenberg Report
Happy 9/11 Day Eschaton
Afflicted Powers: The State, the Spectacle and September 11 New Left Review. From 2004, still well worth a read. It’s NLR, so fire up your espresso machine.
11 September London Review of Books. October 4, 2001. Eleven writers, many letters. Frederic Jameson:
Historical events, however, are not punctual, but extend in a before and after of time which only gradually reveal themselves. It has, to be sure, been pointed out that the Americans created bin Laden during the Cold War (and in particular during the Soviet war in Afghanistan), and that this is therefore a textbook example of dialectical reversal. But the seeds of the event are buried deeper than that. They are to be found in the wholesale massacres of the Left systematically encouraged and directed by the Americans in an even earlier period. The physical extermination of the Iraqi and the Indonesian Communist Parties, although now historically repressed and forgotten, were crimes as abominable as any contemporary genocide. It is, however, only now that the results are working their way out into actuality, for the resultant absence of any Left alternative means that popular revolt and resistance in the Third World have nowhere to go but into religious and ‘fundamentalist’ forms.
Interesting thesis. Fast-forward to a present day restatement:
a prior example of extinguishing a potentially constructive materialist politics for zero-sum, antipluralistic cultural politics. https://t.co/06sNSrdUSb
— Steve Randy Waldman (@interfluidity) September 11, 2021
The Twenty Year Shadow of 9/11: U.S. Complicity in the Terror Spectacle and the Urgent Need to End It Aaron Good, Ben Howard and Peter Dale Scott Covert Action Magazine
A modest proposal: Fire all of the post 9/11 generals Andrew Bacevich, Responsible Statecraft. Why stop there?
9/12 Edward Snowden, Continuing Ed. Langley on the day.
The Falling Man Esquire
Molasses-brained CDC finally recommends N95s for dull normals:
High-quality, tight-fitting masks are critical.
— Dr. Alex Huffman (he/him) (@HuffmanLabDU) September 11, 2021
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The Limits of My Empathy for Covid-Deniers Tressie McMillan Cottom, NYT. “I still do not understand how we can be in community with people who, by withdrawing from their social responsibility, are actively harming others.”
China’s regulatory crackdown: what Asian credit investors should expect South China Morning Post
KNU occupies Myanmar military base in Bago Myanmar Now. Infrastructure:
— Kyaw Hsan Hlaing (@kyawhsanhlaing1) September 11, 2021
Quandary at U.N.: Who Speaks for Myanmar and Afghanistan? NYT The deck: “Governments of the two countries have been toppled by pariah regimes. Will they get seats at the world’s biggest diplomatic table anyway?” Retail:
— Htet Arkar (@HtetHak) September 11, 2021
Impressive, given the possible consequences.
What’s driving Japan’s incel violence and South Korea’s ‘semen terrorism’? South China Morning Post
USFK reports cluster infection at Osan base after recent no-mask dance party Yonhap News Agency
Declassified documents show Australia assisted CIA in coup against Chile’s Salvador Allende The Guardian. Also on a 9/11.
If the worst ever happens, we need plans for government continuity New York Daily News. Indeed.
Police State Watch
Why is Biden Prosecuting Assange for Telling the Truth about Afghanistan? Daniel Ellsberg, Alice Walker and Noam Chomsky, Newsweek
It’s Not Just Clueless Celebs: Behind the Faux Activist NGO Producing ‘The Activist’ Adam Johnson, The Column
Don’t Believe the Salad Millionaire The Atlantic
An idea with bite Aeon. “The selfish gene.”
Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm (PDF) Ministry of Defense. UK.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here