At long last, the American buffalo has come home National Geographic
How We’ll Mess Up The Environment on the Moon Clive Thompson, Medium
Groundwater springs formed during glacial retreat are a large source of methane in the high Arctic Nature. From the abstract: “Our findings reveal that climate-driven glacial retreat facilitates widespread release of methane, a positive feedback loop that is probably prevalent across other regions of the rapidly warming Arctic.”
Toxic Bomb Trains
🚨🚨Bad news…real time Disability Data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rose 857k in June to a new all time high of 34.15 million. The rate of change is accelerating again. If this was a stock it’s a break out chart and reacceleration of trend. Both employed women & men… pic.twitter.com/lvIdMKq8Xn
— Edward Dowd (@DowdEdward) July 8, 2023
We need more EU workers, admits leading Tory Brexiter The Guardian. “We are not allowing people to come here to work in sectors like the food industry, even though there are acute labour shortages in these sectors…My proposal is that we commence bilateral negotiations with EU member states, starting with countries like Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic states…”
Latest wisdom from Sir Tony Blair, war criminal and mentor to current Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer:
‘Let NHS patients skip the queue.’
Blair wants to finish the job he helped the Tories start: privatising Britain’s universal health care system.
Vote for the uni-party! pic.twitter.com/tXo2J0uCvl
— Jonathan Cook (@Jonathan_K_Cook) July 6, 2023
La belle France
French parliament passes law granting police eyes and ears into your phones Interesting Engineering
The Myth of Underdevelopment Phenomenal World. “Legal autonomy and land reform in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Corporate profits were biggest driver of inflation in Europe, IMF admits Geopolitical Economy Report. From June 26, still germane.
Bashing China Has Replaced The Diplomatic Dialogue Moon of Alabama
New Not-So-Cold War
They’re Ready to Fight Again, on Artificial Legs Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
We are moving forward: Zelenskyy posts a video with commanders Ukrainska Pravda
Apart from being morally disgusting, dropping unmarked minefields leaving scattered explosives to kill children for years, cluster bombs are a weapon that admits the vaunted “counter offensive” is a failure.
If you are going forward you don’t sow a minefield in front of you.
— Craig Murray – (@CraigMurrayOrg) July 8, 2023
The response to reports that CFR neocons have had backchannel talks with Russia:
Ukraine MFA calling Council on Foreign Relations establishment bigwigs “tankies” & “traitors” 🍿 https://t.co/FdMYDcvorA
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) July 7, 2023
Zelenskyy brings defenders of Azovstal from Türkiye to Ukraine Ukrainska Pravda
Lebanon’s Military Could Be the Next Casualty of Its Economic Crisis World Politics Review
South of the Border
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Army is desperate for smart, fit soldiers. How these $200M fit camps get recruits into shape. USA Today. Been seeing a lot of ads like this:
Is the Chocolate Monopoly Under Siege? BIG by Matt Stoller
The Missouri v. Biden Injunction is a Rare Win for Freedom The Wayward Rabbler
Democrats en déshabillé
California legislative staff’s wait for a union just got even longer Cal Matters. “legislative leaders declared support for the effort this year, even designating the measure as Assembly Bill 1. But this week, that bill was changed to not take effect until 2026.” Classy. The Democratic Party currently holds veto-proof supermajorities in both houses of the legislature.
Hospitals’ latest “innovation”: “patient-centric payment capabilities” HEALTH CARE un-covered
Police State Watch
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
A group of San Franciscans realized that they can disable Waymo and Cruise robotaxis by placing a traffic cone on the vehicle’s hood.
They’re now encouraging others to do it: “Hell no, we do not consent to this.” pic.twitter.com/ZrYhy4OATy
— David Zipper (@DavidZipper) July 6, 2023
One of the zillion federal agents now employed by NBC News, @BarbMcQuade, spent weeks before the 2020 election spreading the CIA lie that the Hunter Biden laptop was “Russian disinformation.”
She now has a book on disinformation: like Dick Cheney writing a book on human rights: https://t.co/Su9BZ8HuKK
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 8, 2023
Antidote du jour (via):
And a bonus (Chuck L):
Who’s gonna tell him he’s not a dog? pic.twitter.com/H4817rtVa7
— B&S (@_B___S) July 6, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.