Super-cooperators Aeon. “Clear and direct telepathic communication is unlikely to be developed. But brain-to-brain links still hold great promise.”
Dust as a solar shield Plos Climate. From the abstract: “A simpler approach is to ballistically eject dust grains from the Moon’s surface on a free trajectory toward L1, providing sun shade for several days or more. Advantages compared to an Earth launch include a ready reservoir of dust on the lunar surface and less kinetic energy required to achieve a sun-shielding orbit.”
We were promised smaller nuclear reactors. Where are they? MIT Technology Review
Drought, disease and insects killed 36 million trees across California in 2022 The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Salinas River and the foretold flood High Country News
Indoor air quality should be monitored in public places, says Chris Whitty Guardian. England’s chief medical officer.
700,000 dead. 4,000 weekly covid deaths fully normalized. Public pacified with zero new safety regulations or support programs. Vaccines and treatments on track for full privatization and profit maximization. Excess savings of working class and poor drained. Let’s finish the job. https://t.co/ec6swmKQOU
— wsbgnl (@wsbgnl) February 8, 2023
Line in the Sand The Baffler. On “The Line,” a 105-mile-long mirrored and enclosed luxury horizontal skyscraper in the Saudi Arabian desert.
China Rejects “Shoot First, Talk Later” Attitude Moon of Alabama
Americans far less hawkish on North Korea and China than policy elites: poll Responsible Statecraft
China Hasn’t Given Up on the Belt and Road Foreign Affairs
China’s hypersonic triad pressing down on US Asia Times
Trapped by Empire Dissent Magazine. Guam.
New Not-So-Cold War
Will it Bend or Will it Break? Trying to Understand the World
How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline Seymour Hersh
From Lambert: “Nothing on the front pages of the Times or WaPo. Odd!
Note that the Vox link at the bottom is wrong, it’s to a 2015 story by Hersh on the White Helmets so either
1) the algo is wrong, but this has happen a lot with other searches on Hersh (and on Google generally, which now seems to ignore date restrictions on search)
2) this foreshadows the attack to come on Hersh’s credibility”
Everyone wants to reap the fruits of INSTC Rail Freight. On the International North-South Corridor between Russia, Iran and India.
Soul on Ice The American Prospect. On now-former secretary of labor Marty Walsh.
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Press Reckoning on Russiagate Consortium News
A NewsNation reporter was arrested during a news conference held by the Ohio governor about a train derailment.
— NewsNation (@NewsNation) February 8, 2023
Rail Workers Tried To Warn Us the Ohio Train Derailment Would Happen The New Republic
Infrastructure, Safety, And Equity: A Conversation With Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Forbes. From Feb. 2. Buttigieg: “We’re having new conversations about safety resources that we haven’t seen when it comes to public transit, and haven’t seen in a very long time when it comes to rail, airports, and seaports.”
Nothing to see here. Just the toxic cloud from the controlled explosion from the East Palestine train derailment.
As of 9pm, the outside smells of chlorine at our house, located about 15 miles N of the site. #EastPalestine #trainderailment pic.twitter.com/paVSV7vsZD
— Haley 💙📚 (@hale27storm) February 7, 2023
Local businesses teaming up to fight school lunch debt Dakota News Now
— ☭ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇxᴍᴏ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪꜱᴛ🏳️🌈 (@SLCSocialist) December 9, 2022
Gig Companies Are Manipulating Their Workers. Dark Patterns Laws Should Step In NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy
Crypto Bank Whack-A-Mole Dirty Bubble Media
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.