GREAT, THEY’RE PUTTING FLAMETHROWERS ON ROBOT DOGS NOW The Byte (Dr. Kevin)
From factory to field, fertilizer is a huge source of planet-warming emissions Investigate Midwest
Toxic Bomb Trains
NEW — A Train Has Derailed Into Montana’s Yellowstone River and Is Leaking ‘Petroleum Products’
“Yellowstone County DES was notified of a train derailment in Stillwater County early this morning. Multiple tanker cars were damaged and are leaking petroleum products near the… pic.twitter.com/G2FRekFs0G
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) June 24, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: EPA Official Admits There’s No Evidence to Support Norfolk Southern’s Detonation of Five Vinyl Chloride Cars in East Palestine, Railroad Performed Prohibited Open Burn Status Coup. The deck: Four of [the cars] were not showing signs of stress yet,” EPA official says in video obtained by SC. Admission shows “they did this to get the [train] lines open,” hazardous waste expert tells SC.
How Brexit betrayed the UK fishing industry Politico EU
Can China fix youth unemployment woes with military recruitment drive? South China Morning Post
Where China stands on Fentanyl Pekingnology
China scientists turn to ‘Terminator’ liquid metal in alloy breakthrough South China Morning Post
New Not-So-Cold War
Westerners Cheering For Prigozhin Want Another World War Andrew Korybko’s Newsletter
Alas, it was not meant to be:
🇷🇺 – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov:
– Accusations were dropped against Prigozhin, who is leaving Russia for Belarus
– The people of Wagner who did not participate in the uprising will sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense
– Wagner’s fighters who participated were not… pic.twitter.com/1gypmkJbvP
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99880) June 24, 2023
‼️ I cannot understand the widespread notion that Prigozhin was “sent into exile”.
1) If he was guilty of an armed insurrection, then he would and should be imprisoned awaiting an eventual execution.
I categorically reject the idea that a “deal” was made which dismissed the… pic.twitter.com/xGx8h7wbCn
— Will Schryver (@imetatronink) June 24, 2023
Isn’t the standard story of Turkey after the 2016 attempted coup that Erdogan went on to significantly strengthen his rule?
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 24, 2023
Head Of US Military Cancels Middle East Trip Amid Russia Crisis AFP. Sullivan also cancels trip to Ukraine conference in Denmark.
Photos of the previously destroyed Leopards and Bradleys, now from up close.
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) June 24, 2023
Bandera Youth of Cleveland Bandera Lobby Blog
Imperial Collapse Watch
Unilateral Coercive Measures: Effects and Legality Issues Yale Journal of International Law
South of the Border
The US Senate just approved a tax treaty that will make it easier for US corporations to exploit Chile’s lithium
Chile’s President Boric is a young anarchist turned pro-imperialist liberal. He’s the most right-wing of Latin America’s wave of leftist leaders in the past 2 decades https://t.co/3vcJgyv9nI
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 24, 2023
Semi-Politics Phenomenal World. “Intel and the future of US chipmaking.”
Realignment and Legitimacy
Libertarian Squillionaire Titanic Submersible Darwin Award Winner
What Is Extreme Tourism For? Defector
Measure to cap Los Angeles hospital executive pay will head to voters Becker’s Hospital Review
Obama Judge Ronnie White sides with giant pharmacy benefit managers over small pharmacies. https://t.co/ENBFNwh9CY
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 24, 2023
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Groves of Academe
The people paid to train AI are outsourcing their work… to AI MIT Technology Review
Robotaxis keep tangling with San Francisco firetrucks. And L.A. is next Los Angeles Times
Our Famously Free Press
Why Julian Assange Must Be Freed Matt Taibbi, Racket News
The Great Debating Debate The Wayward Rabbler. Rogan/RFK v. Hotez
Rich people stuff like this where workers are made into anonymous hands serving champagne gives me the ick in a major way pic.twitter.com/f0VKQjQloJ
— Stop Cop City (@JoshuaPHilll) June 24, 2023
There Is Always An Alternative Cory Doctorow
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