— Philip Oldfield (@SustainableTall) February 8, 2023
Getting Back on the Streets is Going to Be Fun! Bill McKibben, The Crucial Years
What Is COVID Actually Doing to Our Immune Systems? Slate. Big round-up, worth a read.
In Cleveland and beyond researchers begin to unravel the mystery of long COVID-19 Cleveland.com. Interesting.
Navy divers begin pulling up Chinese spy balloon debris AP. Funny, there’s another story involving divers that AP isn’t covering at all.
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Here’s why Europe is abandoning plans to fly aboard China’s space station Ars Technica (Rev Kev).
Scientists explain how Cuba has brought COVID-19 under control The Caribbean Council
New Not-So-Cold War
Gaetz introduces ‘Ukraine Fatigue’ resolution Responsible Statecraft
Waiting for Biden’s definition of victory in Ukraine India Punchline. More elite splitting?
The Top Five Lessons from Year One of Ukraine’s War Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy
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Ukraine is prepared to use British long-range missiles to strike annexed Crimea as western involvement in the battle against Putin escalates – and Kremlin readies 1,800 tanks and 400 fighter jets ‘for huge new invasion in ten days’ Daily Mail
Vladimir Putin is about to make shock gains The Telegraph
What Russia Got Wrong Foreign Affairs. “The Russian armed forces are not wholly incompetent or incapable of learning.” Good to know.
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EU to target disinformation and more exports in next Russia sanctions Politio. Meanwhile:
🇪🇺🇺🇦 Welcome to Brussels, dear @ZelenskyyUa
The heart of the European family, in which Ukraine belongs.
We will support Ukraine every step of the way towards our Union. pic.twitter.com/eELXeZYmM5
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) February 9, 2023
I dunno about this von der Leyen character. She seems to get out over her skis a lot.
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Central European states concerned about influx of Ukrainian grain The Poultry Site
Vladimir Putin must not be allowed to bankrupt the Ukrainian breadbasket The Atlantic Council. The author: “Andriy Vadaturskyy is the owner and CEO of Ukrainian agribusiness Nibulon.” Oh.
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Congress Told HHS to Set Up a Health Data Network in 2006. The Agency Still Hasn’t. Government Executive
Democrats en Déshabillé
Bill Clinton Has Left the Building Matt Stoller, BIG. A very positive view of Biden’s SOTU. Worth a read!
The AI Bubble of 2023 The Reformed Broker
Police State Watch
The Snitch in the Silver Hearse The Intercept. The deck: “The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver’s Racial Justice Movement.”
Our Famously Free Press
Sy Hersh and The Way We Live Now Craig Murray
Don’t be too harsh on Seymour Hersh and his Nord Stream bombing theory South China Morning Post
Sources say Washington Examiner
Do You Know How to Behave? Are You Sure? How to text, tip, ghost, host, and generally exist in polite society today New York Magazine. “70. Always be the first one out.” Hmm.
What crappy beer demand tells us about the economy Freight Waves. Commentary:
I got this email from a truck driver in response to my beer article (sharing with his permission, he asked me to not to include his name)
"This economy … forces me to focus on the necessities and forego life's small pleasures. Beer is one of those." pic.twitter.com/XFBBxDGZxQ
— Rachel Premack (@rrpre) February 9, 2023
Echoes of ancient curse tablets identified in the Book of Revelation (press release) Johannes Gutenberg Universität
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.