Huge monitor lizard causes chaos at college dining hall (Video) New York Post (furzy)
Connecticut Considers an Apology for 17th-Century Witch Trials New York Times (Dr. Kevin)
Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things Gurwinder (Anthony L)
Epic video—“LIVING WITH COVID = LET PEOPLE DIE”
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 17, 2023
One of the most illuminating responses I've received about my article advocating for protecting kids from perpetual COVID reinfection. Illustrative of how the powerful create clean air for themselves but this is not provided to children and others. pic.twitter.com/qfplSUsfhR
— Blake Murdoch (@BlakeMMurdoch) February 16, 2023
With great fanfare, the world agreed at the #COP26 climate change summit in 2021 to "phase-out […] inefficient fossil fuel subsidies"
— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) February 16, 2023
Pentagon’s top China official visits Taiwan Financial Times
Joe Biden defends Chinese balloon handling, vows to ‘remain in communication’ with Xi Jinping South China Morning Post
Elderly in China protest over slashed health benefits – BBC https://t.co/oSnRxOnJ2R
— Eddie Du (@Edourdoo) February 16, 2023
Australians Aren’t Allowed To Know If There Are American Nukes In Australia Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
British union announces fresh rail strikes over pay dispute Anadolu Agency
New Not-So-Cold War
Pentagon bullshitter John Kirby confronted with persistent journalist….. pic.twitter.com/Q69lglv43y
— Richard (@ricwe123) February 16, 2023
The Moment of Greatest Danger William Schryver
Ukraine is burning through ammunition faster than the US and NATO can produce it. Inside the Pentagon’s plan to close the gap CNN. MSM admission against interest.
On Ukraine, is Biden signaling that ‘as long as it takes’ may have an end-date? Responsible Statecraft
This sounds kinda sick https://t.co/7GUN86m9Ub
— chinahand (@chinahand) February 16, 2023
The Associated Press has published footage of a Ukrainian unit commander wearing an ISIS patch in the Donetsk region. pic.twitter.com/61ZIjldVCf
— The Cradle (@TheCradleMedia) February 16, 2023
Digging deeper on Iran’s new underground air base Asia Times (Kevin W)
Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections Guardian (Robin K). Israelis!
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
ChatGPT Is Ingesting Corporate Secrets Bruce Schneier
Imperial Collapse Watch
🇮🇷🇨🇳🇷🇺🇮🇳🇿🇦🇧🇷The head of the Trade Development Organization of Iran also stated that Iran is seeking to join the BRICS group in order to establish closer contacts with the business circles of these countries.
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) February 17, 2023
Georgia grand jury: ‘Perjury may have been committed’ in Trump election probe Washington Post (furzy)
Unimportant Flying Objects
Hobby Club’s Missing Balloon Feared Shot Down By USAF Aviation Week (Li)
Palestine Chemical Bomb
Fury Grows Over Ohio Chemical Disaster as Biden Offers Help Bloomberg. Lead story.
Our No Longer Free Press
Dominion sued Fox News for $1.6 billion. Internal documents show the tech company is only worth $80 million at most, Fox says. Business Insider. As we’ve said, defamation cases are hard to win, particularly if Dominion has to meet an “actual malice” standard. But Dominion could also win and get chicken feed in damages. Harry Shearer once won a defamation case and was awarded $1.
Police State Watch
Judge Signals Jail Time if Bankman-Fried’s Internet Access Is Not Curbed New York Times. Pissing off the judge is not smart.
Tesla’s FSD [Full Service Driving] Revenue May Get A Reversal Francine McKenna
Antidote du jour. Tim H: “Here be Georgeous on the right and Munchkin on the left. Brothers from a rescue centre that have graced the household since April 1 last year…”
And a bonus:
Cats have a precise method of walking called ‘direct registering’.
Their hind paws fall inside the place of their forepaws — minimizing noise and visible tracks — while ensuring more stable footing..
🎥 IG: my_ragdoll_cats_21 pic.twitter.com/FEyHltdvL2
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) February 13, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.