Morocco’s Tiny Sand Cats Reveal Behavior Never Before Seen in Wild Cats Treehugger (resilc)
Miners find mummified squirrel in Dawson City, Yukon CTV (resilc)
Family Matters: Everyday life in the Neo-Assyrian empire Lapham’s Quarterly (Anthony L)
Kirsten Tambling – Such Sweet Sorrow Literary Review (Anthony L). On Juliets.
The City That Fell Off a Cliff Public Domain Review (Anthony L)
Covid Is Still Deadlier for Patients Than Flu Bloomberg (Paul R)
Big Oil’s favorite way to lie: paltering Emily Atkin (Dr. Kevin)
California (Sort-of) Banned Small EVs When it Banned Gasoline Cars Energy Institute Blog (guurst)
China’s Newest Dating Craze: Real-Life Meetups With Virtual Boyfriends SixthTone (resilc)
IMO NSA notified its intelligence partners that any gov that permitted tiktok on its phones wud be denied US intel sharing as a security risk. Just so you know why this otherwise meaningless gov-only block trend is rolling across the west. That's how the Huawei ban got done https://t.co/JglVNmtlVf
— chinahand (@chinahand) April 4, 2023
Coming soon: European energy crisis, the next stage. pic.twitter.com/FIpefU25pX
— Philip Pilkington (@philippilk) April 7, 2023
La belle France
The French are no longer just demanding the resignation of the government and Macron, but are literally calling for a revolution. pic.twitter.com/vWXHJOVgIy
— Spriter (@Spriter99880) April 8, 2023
New Not-So-Cold War
US Will Threaten Europe To Implement Sanctions on Russia Antiwar (Kevin W)
Russia charges Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich with espionage ABC Australia (Kevin W)
On that maybe leaked maybe NATO document on Ukraine’s options re a counteroffensive:
The three most important takeaways are
1) NATO has no insight into force generation and losses beyond Ukrainian agitprop
2) 1200 shells per day, lol
3) Ukraine has almost no indigenous mechanized forces left
The rest is largely noise
— Big Serge ☦️🇺🇸🇷🇺 (@witte_sergei) April 7, 2023
How devastated is Ukraine's army? Out of 12 "combat credible" brigades, or BDEs, available for Ukraine's projected "Spring Counteroffensive," only 1/4 are "generated" by Ukraine itself (3 out of 12)! 75% are "trained and equipped by US, Allied & Partner"!
This is a US war now! pic.twitter.com/XlISjWvZRl
— Jeffrey Kaye (@jeff_kaye) April 7, 2023
The Ukrainian diaspora’s influence on Canadian foreign policy decisions The Canada Files (guurst0
The United Arab Emirates has begun withdrawing its forces from #Yemen. The Saudi-Emirati-Yemenite agreement will be announced soon.
— Elijah J. Magnier 🇪🇺 (@ejmalrai) April 8, 2023
To Help End the Yemen War, All China Had to Do Was Be Reasonable Intercept (Kevin W)
The fallacy of a US withdrawal from the Middle East Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
ICE Is Grabbing Data From Schools and Abortion Clinics Wired (Tom H)
Crooks Are Using CAN Injection Attacks To Steal Cars The Register
Imperial Collapse Watch
Toward a Realist American Grand Strategy American Conservative (resilc)
China is building 8,000 schools in Iraq.
The US has built less than 30 schools since its invasion of Iraq in 2003, fewer than that are operable. Meanwhile, the US's "coalition" dropped more than 29,000 bombs on Iraq from 2003-2011.
China builds, the US bombs.
— Danny Haiphong (@SpiritofHo) April 7, 2023
In a Biden-DeSantis Race, All Politics Will Be Local Washington Monthly (resilc)
L’affaire Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas’s undisclosed luxury travel was a burden, surely. Washington Post (resilc)
Florida’s Ron DeSantis threatens Disney with tolls and taxes BBC. Resilc: “I actually hope they kill each other in a death match.”
Our No Longer Free Press
Supreme Court declines to intervene to enforce West Virginia transgender athlete ban The Hill. Resilc: “No healthcare, no jobs, environmental mess…but the three trans kids playing sports is the major issue for the state.”
What do AI chatbots know about us, and who are they sharing it with? Endgadget (Kevin W)
Small businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a higher rate than at the peak of the pandemic – and a looming credit crunch could make things worse Business Insider. From earlier in the week, still germane.
Exxon Mobil Eyes Potential Megadeal With Shale Driller Pioneer Wall Street Journal (BC)
Workers at Meta say they got paid to do nothing: ‘They hoarded us like Pokémon cards’ New York Post (Kevin W)
The ruthlessness of the consulting industry Times Literary Supplement (Anthony L)
Deposit insurance maximization as a service Patrick McKenzie (Paul R). On brokered deposits.
North Adams Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm, Drug Charges iBerkshires. Resilc: “Sell smack or get $15 an hour P/T at McDonalds. USA USA.”
Private Equity and Its Hospitals Washington Monthly. We’ve been amplifying the considerable work of Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt on this topic for years. More outlets are finally catching up.
The Republican Plan to Cut the Deficit on the Backs of Struggling Americans New Republic. Resilc:
I stopped into North Adams, Ma Ocean State discount store to buy some cleaning materials and stood in line behind a 50s-something woman talking to her husband on how to pay for a $30 rug. Which card isn’t overrun. Down the street at Walmureto people look like a combination of zombies and eastern Ukies. Sad state of affairs with the worker bee/lower classes trying to hang on.
Antidote du jour. Chris H: “Daughter Cassie is ready for her close-up. Mother Nina less so, but cool with it.”
And a bonus (guurst):
— In Otter News…. (@In_Otter_News2) April 6, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.