Intricate Marble Run Machines Made Out of Cardboard Laughing Squid
When A Swap Becomes A Swipe Daily Poster
The “Crapification” of the U.S. Economy Is Now Complete Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds
Túmin: the alternative currency rebuilding community in Mexico Resilience (JP).
Laying down a marker:
— World Economic Forum (@wef) February 10, 2022
The Great Climate Backslide: How Governments Are Regressing Worldwide Bloomberg. “Harsh economic realities.”
This lawyer should be world-famous for his battle with Chevron – but he’s in jail Erin Brockovich, Guardian
There Is Nothing Normal about One Million People Dead from COVID Scientific American
“Return to normal” (1):
This is such an irritating take because most of the country has never "closed everything," so the insistence on "opening everything" as a proxy for shaming people for their enduring cautiousness when thousands are still being infected & dying daily is as obnoxious as it callous https://t.co/zHqFS7XSpL
— Zoé (@ztsamudzi) February 10, 2022
“Return to normal” (2):
Yes, like everyone else I want the pandemic to be over.
I also wanted the Lebanese Civil War to be over, which lasted 15 years. But I didn't expose myself to sniper fire or wander into street battles just because I was tired of the war.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 10, 2022
Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case Nature. n = 150,000 (VA database). “‘It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, it doesn’t matter if you smoked, or you didn’t,’ says study co-author Ziyad Al-Aly at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and the chief of research and development for the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. ‘The risk was there.'”
Assessment of Sequelae of COVID-19 Nearly 1 Year After Diagnosis Frontiers in Medicine. n=120. The Conclusion: “At the nearly 1-year follow-up, COVID-19 survivors still had multi-system issues, including those in the respiratory functioning, radiography, quality of life, and anxiety and depression. Moreover, non-severe cases also showed some sequelae and the proportion of IgG negative cases in the non-severe patients was higher than that in severe cases. Therefore, conducting follow-ups and preventing the reinfection of SARS-CoV-2 in this group is necessary.”
A comparison between COVID control in China and the US Bill Totten’s Weblog. Interesting!
Chinese navy puts fleets through combat-readiness paces South China Morning Post
Kachin tycoon draws controversy over gold mining at Myitsone Frontier Myanmar
The Politics of Protest in Myanmar, with Van Tran (podcast) New Books in Southeast Asian Studies
New Cold War
What a photo. Macron should be wearing a clown nose that lights up:
— The Hill (@thehill) February 11, 2022
I mean, did Macron’s sherpas not prepare for this? Liz Truss seemed to have no Sherpas either:
Things behind the scenes were even worse, according to @ElenaChernenko.
Lavrov said, "Do you recognize Russia's sovereignty over Rostov and Voronezh oblasts?"
Truss said the UK would "never" do so – before the ambassador told her they're not in Ukrainehttps://t.co/n2FkadhSHY
— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 10, 2022
The crisis in Ukraine is one for the history books David Ignatius, WaPo. CIA asset weighs in.
The Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the Clean Water Act’s reach High Country News
Dispatch from the Ottawa Front: Sloly is telling you all he’s in trouble. Who’s listening? The Line (DS). Canadian report from the ground. Sloly is the Otttawa chief of police.
On the Canadian Trucker Occupations Ian Welsh
Haberman book: Flushed papers found clogging Trump WH toilet Axios. They want Trump bacl so bad.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
“That’s quite an act. What do you call it?”
Ladies and gentlemen, the economists! pic.twitter.com/2WFXBsrL7h
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) February 10, 2022
Mass Mobilisation of the Multitude is the Only Solution Verso (Amfortas).
Warehouse fined after hundreds of workers test positive for COVID-19 The Hill. By Washington state.
What we like to see:
That is an absolute TON of NY politicians. https://t.co/6v7cTqkW7k
— Daily Union Elections (@UnionElections) February 10, 2022
Theses on Sleep Alexey Guzey
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.