Man in Grizzly Bear Costume Scares Off Black Bear Laughing Squid
New Mexico woman finds cocaine on Sonic hot dog KOB (resilc)
Scientists Beam Space-Based Solar Power to Earth for First Time Gizmodo. Resilc: “This should be cost effective for Tesla cars, noooooooo problem.”
The Great Carbon Capture Scam American Conservative (resilc)
D-Day’s Historic Beaches Face a New Onslaught: Rising Seas New York Times (resilc)
Exclusive: Accounting for war – Ukraine’s climate fallout Reuters (resilc)
Not sure I like the tone even if accurate:
Those of us who learned to actually ADAPT to life with Covid are already so much better prepared for the next decade of the climate crisis. The folks who said “how long can you reasonably expect us to keep masking” have set themselves up for a MUCH harder time adapting now. https://t.co/HAhvsdOIrz
— Stephanie Tait ♿️ (@StephTaitWrites) June 6, 2023
Canada fire map CIFFC (resilc)
The capitalists are revolting over China Thomas Fazi. Important.
Blinken to visit China this month in sign of easing tensions Financial Times
Extraordinarily insightful talk by John Thornton on China and its relations with the US. Truly a must-watch!
Here he explains the "fundamental disconnect" between public statements that China-US is the most consequential relationship in the world and the utter lack of action to… pic.twitter.com/H6anNh39Jg
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) June 1, 2023
UK to strip Chinese surveillance cameras from sensitive government sites Financial Times (furzy)
EU considers mandatory ban on using Huawei to build 5G Financial Times (furzy)
La belle France
Senior doctors plan 48-hour strike for July in England https://t.co/w8X7xvMZV4
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 7, 2023
New Not-So-Cold War
Group of Eastern NATO Members Demand Alliance Give ‘Multi-Year- Defense Commitment to Ukraine Libertarian Institute (Kevin W). “How many divisions does the Pope have?”
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BLINKEN’S BATTLE HYMN Seymour Hersh
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No – Such Propaganda Delusions Will Not Win The War Moon of Alabama
Flooding in Kakhovka as a cover-up for the disastrous first days of the Ukrainian ‘counter-offensive’ Gilbert Doctorow (guurst)
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It just keeps happening. https://t.co/1U3AiEgiK0
— Fennec_Radar (@RadarFennec) June 6, 2023
U.S. knew about Ukrainian plot to bomb Nord Stream pipeline months before attack Washington Post (furzy).
US had intelligence of Ukrainian plan to attack Nord Stream project -Washington Post Reuters (resilc). Robin K notes: “Another run at establishing culpability for the Nordstream destruction. Ukrainians were planning to do it.”
U.S. Knew Ukraine Planned to Attack Russia’s Nord Stream Pipelines Rolling Stone (furzy). “Knew” and depicting Ukraine as a sole actor is such a nice distanced formulation. The Baltic is a NATO lake.
Die Explosion und die CIA Der Spiegel. Dierk B: “The German Spiegel published today more details on the alleged foreknowledge of the planned attack on the pipeline.”
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Iran hails ‘new era’ as embassy reopens in Saudi Arabia BBC (Kevin W)
Sudan’s civil war is being fuelled by digital propaganda campaigns Middle East Eye (resilc)
Saudi Arabia to spend billions on shock merger of PGA Tour and LIV Golf Financial Times. KLG:
Sportswashing at the very highest level. But this could get very interesting. Tiger Woods apparently was offered as much as $800M to jump from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed LIV Exhibition Tour, but remained loyal to the legacy tour. Other top golfers were offered $200M or thereabouts but remained with the PGAT for the same reasons. Someone owes Justin Thomas, Rory McElroy, Jordan Spieth, and Scottie Scheffler that $200M. Yes, golf is my biggest character flaw ;-) There are 3 Lefty golfers in the US, but I have not met the other 2 yet. I almost never pay attention to professional golf except for the Masters, US Open, and the British Open. Now, I’ll never pay attention to it again.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Coming Fight Over American Surveillance Foreign Affairs
Homeland Security Uses AI Tool to Analyze Social Media of U.S. Citizens and Refugees Vice. Resilc; “Remember to celebrate our liberty July 4th……..”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Surprise! Congress likely to hide defense spending in new Ukraine aid bill Responsible Statecraft (resilc)
Could We Actually End the CEO Defense Contractor Gravy Train? CounterPunch (resilc)
Which emerging markets are winners and losers from deglobalisation?Portfolio Adviser
Mike Pence running for president 2024: Why? Slate (resilc)
Georgia probe of Trump broadens to activities in other states Washington Post (furzy)
GOP Clown Car
Conservatives stun GOP leaders with dramatic mutiny on House floor The Hill (Kevin W)
Our No Longer Free Press
If the plan in getting Tucker off Fox was to deny him access to an audience in the runup to 2024, that isn’t working out so well:
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
What's immediately made clear/undeniable is that since he has risen like a Pheonix from the ashes…
— AwakenedOutlaw⚒️ (@AwakenedOutlaw) June 7, 2023
Twitter amusingly juxtaposed these two tweets for me:
Tucker Carlson's lies cost Fox $800 million. Now he is still lying, and Twitter will eventually pay the price too.
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) June 7, 2023
1/3 Tucker Carlson (ex-Fox News): “Blowing up the [Novaya Kakhovka] dam may be bad for Ukraine, but it hurts Russia more, and for precisely that reason, the Ukrainian government has considered destroying it.
— M. K. Bhadrakumar (@BhadraPunchline) June 7, 2023
Twitter Files Extra: How the World’s “No-Kidding Decision Makers” Got Organized Andrew Lowenthal. Important.
AI bots chatting up matches on dating apps? This won’t end well Guardian (resilc)
Crypto Billionaires’ Wealth Crushed by SEC After Big 2023 Bounce Bloomberg. They say it as if it’s a bad thing.
Investing In America White House (furzy)
Merck sues US government to halt Medicare drug price negotiation Reuters (furzy)
The Real Reasons Why Workers Are Producing Less New Republic (resilc)
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
And a bonus (Chuck L):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.