A Magnificent 1,000 Day Mushroom Timelapse Laughing Squid (resilc)
German surgeon fired after getting hospital cleaner to assist amputation Associated Press (resilc)
China’s New Covid Wave Set to See 65 Million Cases a Week Bloomberg (ma)
Minimizers are surely going to start in with “maybe those kids were already at risk for diabetes and also at higher risk for COVID”.
Maybe that’s it, and COVID infection doesn’t actually lead to diabetes.
Either way, the answer is DON’T JUST LET KIDS GET INFECTED REPEATEDLY. https://t.co/0HU6WkUNMl
— T. Ryan Gregory (@TRyanGregory) May 23, 2023
More unwarranted US sense of its own superiority. And I recall Scott Ritter saying months ago China could and would sink a US aircraft carrier before it got very far:
I understand many will dismiss this report as nothing but nonsensical Chinese propaganda.
I am, on the other hand, very inclined to believe it describes precisely what would happen to a US carrier group in a war scenario in the South China Sea.
— Will Schryver (@imetatronink) May 24, 2023
Incredible: China is on track to install 154 gigawatts of solar capacity this year, which is more than the entire total ever installed in the US (144 gigawatts)!https://t.co/AGFO2RCalx
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) May 23, 2023
France bans short-haul domestic flights that could be made by train ABC Australia (Kevin W)
Greece: another chapter CADTM (Micael T)
They don’t think the rules apply to people like them. They never did – and they still don’t. They think rules are for little people. https://t.co/B2eYnlmT5t
— Jo Maugham (@JolyonMaugham) May 23, 2023
New Not-So-Cold War
German spy chief sees no ‘cracks’ in Putin system DW. Resilc: “Geeeee what newzzzzzzzzz.”
IS NATO A NAZI ORGANIZATION? [MATT EHRET AND CARY HARRISON ON KPFK 90.7 FM] Bitchute (Micael T)
F-16s To Ukraine Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
The War in Ukraine Was Provoked—and Why That Matters to Achieve Peace Common Dreams (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
70 percent of US voters fear intel agencies will interfere in elections: Harvard poll The Cradle (Kevin W). Wowsers
GOP Clown Car
Democrats en déshabillé
Obama promised the average would save $2,500 a year in premiums with the ACA.
Let’s do the numbers. In 2009 health costs for a family of four was $16,771 a year. Last year it was $30,260. That’s $13,500 a year, every year, of added cost for a family.
That’s… very bad.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 22, 2023
Texas bills on school chaplains, 10 Commandments merge church and state Washington Post (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
Australia’s Creepy Covid Cops Matt Taibbi
Mass shootings’ cascading impact Your Local Epidemiologist (Dr. Kevin)
The Democrats Have Already Lost the Debt Ceiling Fight New Republic. Resilc: “Like abortion, when they had years to do something. Always political theater for next electionzzzz.”
U.S. Treasury asks about later payments as debt ceiling deadline nears Washington Post (furzy)
Court sets legal showdown on debt limit 14th Amendment argument Politico (furzy)
Opinion: The best way to deal with the debt ceiling: Ignore it Los Angeles Times
Fake Pentagon explosion photo goes viral: How to spot an AI image Al Jazeera (furzy). So what might focus minds is that AI could generate propaganda better and cheaper than the official kind.
“If I am having a conversation with someone, and I cannot tell whether it is a human or an AI—that’s the end of democracy,” warns @harari_yuval in a guest essay
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) May 4, 2023
Microsoft launches AI moderation tool RT (Kevin W)
Crypto sector gets its first set of global rules from watchdog Reuters. Global coordination did not get much of anywhere after the crisis.
U.S. Is ‘Losing’ the Bitcoin Movement: Cathie Wood Coindesk. As if that were a bad thing.
The Joy (and Anxiety) of Sleeping on $2,000 Sheets New York Times (resilc)
More super rich names are coming up in the Jeffrey Epstein cases Washington Post (Kevin W)
Who’s Funding ‘No Labels’? Pro-GOP Billionaires Opposed to Democracy Common Dreams (furzy)
Toward a Leisure Ethic Hedgehog Review (Micael T)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (Chuck L):
The Alpine Ibex (a herbivore) lacks salt and other essential minerals in their diet which they can’t get from grass. So the Ibex has to seek out natural salt licks. In springtime, when salt requirements are the highest, the Ibex can be seen licking rock surfaces or dam walls for… pic.twitter.com/i9PjoiL2ip
— Levandov (@blabla112345) May 21, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.