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Cheetahs Will Soon Be Reintroduced to India The Conversation
This is near Cromwell, OK. Brent Havins shot this video of a wind turbine that got struck by lightning. pic.twitter.com/jBjUNas0yc
— Mike Collier (@MikeCollierWX) July 22, 2022
Ways of Living Aeon
‘Parentese’ Is Truly a Lingua Franca, Global Study Finds NY Times (David L)
The Rise and Fall of the Manufactured Home – Part II Construction Physics (re Šilc)
“He predicted that over time, as vulnerable older people died, deaths caused by the virus would fall and the virus would become increasingly endemic.”
The beauty of the dry tinder strategy is that the more deaths happening “now” the better you’re doing!https://t.co/aplRAMSmDz
— Dr David Berger, aBsuRdiSTe cROnickLeR (@YouAreLobbyLud) July 21, 2022
After COVID: Unhappiness Is Worse Among Single and Non-Religious Americans Institute for Family Studies (re Šilc)
Tucker Carlson’s Banned on YouTube Discussion of Biden, COVID, and the Injections Sage Hana (Richard R)
The Agony of an Early Case of Monkeypox New Yorker
Why Monkeypox is Spreading, but Not as Fast as Covid-19 The Indian Express
“American Scar”: The Environmental Tragedy of the Border Wall New Yorker (furzy)
Heat Waves Worsen Mental Health, Especially for the Most Vulnerable The Grid (Kevin S)
U.S. Attempts To Make China An Enemy Require A Lot Of Fantasy Moon of Alabama. From over the weekend, still germane.
China Plans Three-Tier Data Strategy to Avoid US Delistings Financial Times (Kevin W)
Race for Number 10: The Key Truss and Sunak Backers in Line for Top UK Jobs Financial Times (Kevin W)
Worst NHS Staffing Crisis in its History is Putting Patients at Serious Risk, MPs Warn The Guardian (Kevin W)
New Not-So- Cold War
NATO Is a Luxury Good the United States Doesn’t Need Foreign Policy
For Those About to Rock, NAM 2.0 Salutes You Pepe Escobar (ctlieee)
Inside Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Build a Skyscraper That Stretches for 75 Miles Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Criminal Case Against Trump Is Getting Stronger The Atlantic (furzy)
In Jan. 6 Hearings, Gender Divide Has Been Strong Undercurrent NY Times (furzy)
Police State Watch
The percentage of 25-34y old living with parents or relatives in the US
Says something about wealth was distributed.
Very little upside in real wages, and a lot in financial assets and house prices. pic.twitter.com/n4lcL4ouqt
— Alf (@MacroAlf) July 23, 2022
America’s Child-Care Equilibrium Has Shattered The Atlantic (re Šilc)
Antidote du Jour (ChetG):
The reds (squirrels) have much character and are rather fierce, given their small size. They have a splendid war cry too, something that can strike terror in gray squirrels or chipmunks.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour: here.