Researchers Link Aspartame Sweetener To Anxiety Science (furzy)
So far, not bothered by those "informing me" that only vaccinated folks develop long covid. FALSE
In fact, here's a massive study that found vaccination decreases chances of long covid. But unfortunately not by much. It seems we are all susceptiblehttps://t.co/tUd5O1VHEV pic.twitter.com/yHyJVi27QY
— Dianna Cowern (@thephysicsgirl) December 10, 2022
China preparing for bad outcomes:
Major development in China's covid policy
The quarantine facilities will be transformed into medical facilities to treat people with severe covid symptoms
With at least 10% of its capacity turned into ICU beds
— Zhao DaShuai 无条件爱国🇨🇳 (@zhao_dashuai) December 9, 2022
We’re living in virus hell Washington Post. Lambert: “They brought this entirely on themselves…”
What US Leadership Can Do for Nature Project Syndicate (David L)
The semiconductor industry and the China challenge Asia Times. Kevin W: “Part 2 at https://asiatimes.com/2022/12/the-chip-industry-and-national-security/”
For all the talk about inequality in China, the numbers do not lie: China is leading its people to prosperity, while Europe leads its people toward ruin. pic.twitter.com/GtZ8FRUADZ
— Paweł Wargan (@pawelwargan) December 9, 2022
Napoleon’s Art of Warfare Big Serge
New Not-So-Cold War
L’affaire Merkel nails the coffin in any hope for a peace deal (not that we had any, we thought expectations were wildly out of line). Alexander Mercouris argued yesterday, and I agree, that Merkel was not playing Putin from the outset. But she came to appreciate the fierce opposition of the US and fell in line.
‘Minsk II Was Agreed On To Arm Ukraine’ – Did Merkel Really Say That? Moon of Alabama. Even if the Mercouris/Moon takes are correct, they don’t exculpate Merkel and Germany. She refused to uphold a signed deal when the wind blew the other way.
That Sends Shockwaves… Andrei Martyanov. Important.
🇩🇪🇺🇦🇷🇺Putin – about Merkel's words about cheating with the Minsk agreements:"To be honest, it was absolutely unexpected for me. It's disappointing. Trust almost dropped to 0. How to negotiate? About what? And is it possible to negotiate with them? Where are the guarantees? " pic.twitter.com/sQ8ti1xRUH
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) December 9, 2022
The Americans Started the US War with Russia CounterPunch (resilc)
Modi to Skip Annual Putin Summit Over Ukraine Nuke Threats Bloomberg. Note Putin has made no such treat. That was Liz Truss. The West kept accusing Russia when Russia had not changed doctrine, which was that the use of nukes was defensive. However, this shows the dangers of trying to debunk something, that it often winds up reinforcing the disputed proposition. For instance, studies found that press attempts to disprove the claim that Saddam Hussein worked with Osama bin Laden in 9/11 wound up reinforcing the idea, merely by putting their names in same paragraph. The visual proximity supported the idea that they were connected.
Iran, Russia, China Hold Joint Naval Drill Amid Growing Ties Radio Free Europe
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
New spending bill squanders billions on dysfunctional weapons programs Responsible Statecraft
Kyrsten Sinema Switches to Independent, but Stays Close to Democrats Charles Pierce, Esquire (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
This tweeet may sound like an exaggeration but consider: on YouTube, the Duran boys make a point of not using the words Nazi or Hitler or Bucha apparently because they risk being demonetized.
What the US has is not freedom of speech, it is freedom of censorship. They lecture Russia, Iran, China, etc., about suppressing free speech, but they themselves are the worst. The level of censorship in the US is second to none.
— Hassan Mafi (@thatdayin1992) December 9, 2022
To quote famed short seller David Einhorn: “No matter how bad you think it is, it’s worse”:
— Name Redacted (@NameRedacted247) December 7, 2022
3. We’ll show you what hasn’t been revealed: the erosion of standards within the company in months before J6, decisions by high-ranking executives to violate their own policies, and more, against the backdrop of ongoing, documented interaction with federal agencies.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022
China's PPI is a decent gauge of global deflation/inflation, and a decent fit with the yield curve and US rates. If the Chinese economy is reopening, PPI is likely to rise, driving the yield curve steeper/rates higher pic.twitter.com/PJCGKCxdzf
— Global_Macro (@Marcomadness2) December 9, 2022
1/2🚨Exclusive: Crypto news site @TheBlock__ has been secretly funded for over a year w money funneled to its CEO LLCs from #SBF’s @AlamedaResearch
—3 loans total:
—$12M & $15M loans went to The Block
—$16M used by CEO to buy real estate in Bahamashttps://t.co/Kr4cRMtS9Q@axios
— Sara Fischer (@sarafischer) December 9, 2022
SBF just suggested creating another Ponzi token scheme to payoff the earlier victims of his first Ponzi scheme. 🔥
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 9, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried Agrees to Testify Before House Committee New York Times (Kevin W)
I Accidentally Got SBF To Admit to Fraud Coffeezilla, YouTube. In case you missed it, good and not overlong weekend fare.
UK government mounts state offensive against striking workers Defend Democracy
Tackling inequality from the demand side Steve Waldman
Antidote du jour (William B):
And a bonus (guurst):
🔥 Wholesome moments between mother leopard & cub (Credits to willbl) pic.twitter.com/4QPXr4x1MY
— Nature Is Lit (@NatureIs_Lit) December 8, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.