UPDATE Triage, organization, and bucket-tossing complete. Sorry for the excitement!
Patient readers, I reset my computer clock to attempt to deal with the Twitter debacle, and having done so, forgot to reset. So I was an hour behind, which I only realized at the very last minute. Hence you get the full firehouse of un-cut-down Links, which I will organize shortly. –lambert
Watch a Wild Turkey Attack a Drone Field & Stream
Starbucks reverts to cash amid tech glitch Payments Dive
Markets and Speech: Where Does the Public Reside? Corey Robin. On 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis.
Thomas Ferguson – Central Banks, Green Finance, and the Climate Crisis Brave New Europe. Commentary:
The broken economic system. pic.twitter.com/Wp2GPZ5xdh
— Dr. William J. Ripple (@WilliamJRipple) June 30, 2023
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Deadly wet-bulb temperatures strike the US Nate Bear, ¡Do Not Panic!
East Palestine, Ohio, Railroad Derailment—Lessons to Learn, Actions to Take American Journal of Public Health (mrsyk).
What are soil pores? Soils Matter, Get the Scoop!
I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There indi.ca, Medium. Sri Lanka.
The whole village’s surname is changed back to nià? Technically not a problem, but the surname is related to historical and cultural inheritance (Google translation) Southern Weekend
Okinawa’s surging COVID cases may signal another wave NHK. Okinawa is a popular domestic tourism destination in Japan.
“The language of the unheard”: The French riots and the gig economy The Gig Economy Project
Home of French mayor ram-raided and torched by rioters Reuters. L’Hay-les-Roses, a Paris suburb.
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Middling Kingdom New Left Review. Belgium.
South of the Border
New Not-So-Cold War
CIA director, on secret trip to Ukraine, hears plan for war’s endgame WaPo. Not all that secret, apparently.
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Russian terrorist attack on ZNPP to be considered as nuclear weapons use and Ukrainska Pravda Zelenskyy holds off-site Supreme Commander-in-Chief’s Staff meeting at Rivne NPP. Ukrainska Pravda. NPP = Nuclear Power Plant. A Ukro-Nazi Götterdämmerung is far more likely than Russians attacking a power plant they control, and on Russian territory, too.
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The Wagner Mutiny Jacques Baud, The Postil
Wagner, I hardly Knew Ye Scott Ritter Extra. A history, starting with “the little green men” in February 2014.
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The Maidan Massacre Trial and Investigation Revelations: Implications for the Ukraine-Russia War and Relations (PDF) Ivan Katchanovski, Russian Politics (2023).
Playbook: Inside Biden’s Plan B on student debt Politico. “Those we spoke to last night were actually pleasantly surprised that a Plan B was already in the works — a stark contrast to the criticism that the White House invited last year for not immediately laying out next steps after the court knocked down Roe v. Wade.”
Hunter Biden’s Daughter and a Tale of Two Families NYT. “Her parents ended a yearslong court battle over child support on Thursday, agreeing that Mr. Biden, who has embarked on a second career as a painter whose pieces have been offered for as much as $500,000 each, would turn over a number of his paintings to his daughter in addition to providing a monthly support payment. The little girl will select the paintings from Mr. Biden, according to court documents.” “Offered,” mind you.
What Will AI Do to Your Job? Take a Look at What It’s Already Doing to Coders WSJ but see also James Noble, Robert Biddle, Notes on Postmodern Programming (worth reading in full, because it gets even more deadpan funny as it goes on; the tipping point is here: “To write this program, we first connected our computer to the Internet….”
Movement as Medicine: The Many Health Benefits of Dancing (press release) Hospital for Special Surgery
Groves of Academe
Dean caught saying Berkeley Law uses ‘unstated affirmative action:’ ‘I’m going to deny I said this’ FOX. I wonder what Bourdieu would make of this.
Sex, Analysis, and 40 Communal Apartments on the Upper West Side New York Magazine
The art of keeping Elvis alive in small-town Florida Tampa Bay Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
To Foreign Policy Veteran, the Real Danger Is at Home NYT. The deck: “Richard N. Haass says the most serious threat to global security is the United States.”
The Titan Submersible Was “an Accident Waiting to Happen” The New Yorker (Furzy Mouse). Beware of squillionaires with bright ideas. Well worth a read.
Locked-Up Shelves ‘Irritating’ Workers and Shoppers at San Francisco Target, Walgreens and Safeway The San Francisco Standard
A Deeply Misleading Narrative International Socialist Alternative
150 Most Legendary Restaurants in the World & Their Iconic Dishes Taste Atlas. 22, 25, 43. Though I wish the restaurant industry would solve its ventilation issues (and pay workers a decent wage).
Twitter Limits Number of Posts Users Can Read, Prompting Disruptions for Some WSJ. The real story is Musk breaking embeds, thereby breaking 15 years-worth of Internet posts. If anyone wants a walled garden, there’s always Facebook.
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