Two motherless leopard cubs rescued in Russia’s Far East TASS (guurst). The photo!
Japan dives into rare earth mining under the sea Asia Times (Kevin W)
This has every potential to get really ugly.
This trial is now 10 years out and the drug involved Xarelto is the mainstay for stroke. Billions and billions of bucks. This drug is hideously expensive too. It is now becoming obvious that the deaths in the medication arm of the protocols were never counted nor investigated, or in the worst case scenario covered up. Just 2 deaths in the protocol multiplies out to thousands in real life. Does not sound like many until realized that the drug will soon be used on millions.
There are other very severe problems with this paper.
I have been hearing neurologists and cardiologists for the past 5 years or so stating out loud that there appear to be multiple serious problems with this drug not the least of which is quite a few people seem to die for no reason.
Franz Kafka, Party Animal New Yorker (Anthony L)
The Written World and the Unwritten World Paris Review (Anthony L)
Remember the Sander Greenland (the guy who wrote the epidemiology textbook), Kaplan and Doshi paper about side effects of the vaccines [Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials]?
Here is one of the lead authors of the paper urging the immediate withdrawal of the vaccines….my understanding from the gossip is another paper is soon on the way because the numbers are getting ever more dire.
For those asking for references to my statement regarding withdrawing the mRNA vaccines, I listed them in the description of the video here.https://t.co/OAEuiXl8d8
— Joseph Fraiman (@JosephFraiman) January 9, 2023
Reminder that ~9,000 people in 🇨🇳 are probably dying each day from #COVID19, health data firm Airfinity says—nearly doubling its estimate from a week ago, as infections ripped across China—and its not even Lunar New Year travel season yet. #covidisnotover
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 10, 2023
China continues to aggressively surround itself with US war machinery. https://t.co/OfHXcuJqaP
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) January 10, 2023
Xi warns officials about ‘collusion’ with business Bangkok Post (JTM)
From Politico’s European morning newsletter:
WARSAW’S MOMENT OF TRUTH: Today, the Polish lower chamber, the Sejm, will debate a proposed reform of the Supreme Court, which is key for Warsaw to unblock over €35 billion in EU recovery funds, Paola Tamma writes in to report. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki introduced the draft bill, which is meant to address Brussels’ concerns about judicial independence by removing disciplinary cases against judges from the remit of the Supreme Court, allocating them instead to the Supreme Administrative Court.
Drilling for gas in Crete to start earlier ekathimerini. Is this what arming those Greek islands was really about? Certainly a significant piece: In-Depth Briefing #41: Escalation risks in the Aegean Sea CHACR
Why the CIA attempted a ‘Maidan uprising’ in Brazil The Cradle (Chuck L)
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine Russia Latest w/ Col Doug Macgregor YouTube. If nothing else, take note of the e-mail from Bakhmut discussed starting at 7:45.
Pakistan set to dispatch 159 containers of ammunition to Ukraine Economic Times of India
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Sweden hustled into military pact with US India Punchline (RobertC). A big deal.
How allied Sweden and Finland can secure Northern Europe Atlantic Council. Kevin W flagged as a related story….
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Why Russia Went to War in 2022 Antiwar.com (Kevin W)
Another proof that the five-day war with Georgia on 08.08.08 was planned in advance by NATO and not without the help of Ukraine!
Ukraine has demanded the return of allegedly donated missile systems to Georgia. The response of the Georgian side:
— Geo_monitor (@colonelhomsi) January 10, 2023
AS’AD AbuKHALIL: The Iranian Govt.’s Loss of Legitimacy Consortium News (Chuck L)
Every year Israelis who aim to demolish Al Aqsa and replace it with a Jewish temple to serve as an abattoir for killing 10000+ animals a day try to sneak one in and slaughter it and are stopped by police, but now the police minister is the Templars’ lawyer https://t.co/8qimyT73nX
— David Sheen (@davidsheen) January 8, 2023
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Roomba Testers Feel Misled After Intimate Images Ended Up on Facebook MIT Technology Review
Imperial Collapse Watch
Against Undiplomatic Diplomacy Rand Paul, American Conservative
Hawks blow a lot of hot air over proposed budget cuts Responsible Statecraft
BREAKING: A travel nightmare is unfolding right now on Amtrak. Passengers on the Auto Train have been stuck on board for 29+ hours, currently sitting in the woods in rural South Carolina. Passengers called the local police saying they’re being held hostage.
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 11, 2023
What is Nuland wearing under her blouse?!?! Can’t be a bullet proof vest. Can’t be a medical device, surely someone would make it look less terrible. After coming up with no other guesses….explosives? Lambert found that plausible: “She’s creating her own hostage crisis.”
Always an honor to meet with 🇨🇦 Deputy Prime Minister @cafreeland about the enduring U.S.-Canadian partnership. From Ukraine to Haiti, our partnership promotes security and respect for democratic values throughout the world. pic.twitter.com/A9j78qxxTJ
— Under Secretary Victoria Nuland (@UnderSecStateP) January 10, 2023
GOP Clown Car
House Approves GOP Inquiry Into ‘Weaponization’ of Government New York Times. Will the GOP make a hash of this, as they did with Benghazi, or will they be successful enough to elicit Democratic whinges of the danger they pose to the vaunted system?
Democrats en déshabillé
Our No Longer Free Press
War and Commodity Encumbrance Zoltan Pozsar (Chuck L)
I obtained surveillance footage of the self-driving Tesla that abruptly stopped on the Bay Bridge, resulting in an eight-vehicle crash that injured 9 people including a 2 yr old child just hours after Musk announced the self-driving feature.
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) January 10, 2023
Goldman Sachs embarks on biggest cost-cutting drive since financial crisis Financial Times (Kevin W)
The golden fuel aeon
Are Britain’s striking public sector workers underpaid? Financial Times. Epic title.
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (guurst). Nature is not always nice!
Owl with vole pic.twitter.com/IHxpKzFtoT
— Ink Blot (@inkblotistan) December 31, 2022
A second bonus:
— lin hillside (@linjianyangbe) January 11, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.