Mapping Arctic Foxes’ Spectacular Solo Journeys Scientific American
Using home lampshades to turn pollutants into purified air Interesting Engineering
Alpha dog of extractivism pushes status quo Canadian Dimension
“It’s been described as the most deadly Covid strain since Omicron.”
By whom?? No one who is tracking it, that’s for sure. https://t.co/eHFHNtRo7t
— T. Ryan Gregory (@TRyanGregory) August 20, 2023
This is eye opening…
But before the reveal, some background
From 2000-2020 the median death rate from cardiovascular disease in those aged 20-49 (young people) in Nov-Feb of each year was 4.55 per 100K (black line)
With a high in 2004 of 4.93/100K (yellow bar) pic.twitter.com/WjfF8bLyCz
— Gregory Travis. Make schools #DavosSafe (@greg_travis) August 19, 2023
China eyes robot manufacturing as way to fuel economic growth South China Morning Post
How to Kill Chinese Dynamism Project Syndicate
German police arrest 2 US soldiers in man’s killing Anadolu Agency. “Police hand over investigation to US authorities following deadly dispute in German town of Wittlich.”
New Not-So-Cold War
SITREP 8/20/23: F-16s Paper Over 500k Losses Report Simplicius the Thinker
“The air defense systems of Ukraine cannot intercept the Iskander missile due to the fact that it is not detected by either satellites or drones”.
— Mats Nilsson (@mazzenilsson) August 20, 2023
Ukraine war fatigue is growing Intellinews. Amongst the wider western public, just not the elites.
Q2 2023: Business bankruptcies at highest level since 2015 Eurostat. The EU.
South of the Border
There is a lot of absurd propaganda in foreign corporate media outlets about the cancellation of the registration of Nicaragua’s former elite private university UCA.
The university was not closed; it was nationalized, made PUBLIC and FREE, and renamed.
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) August 19, 2023
“..servitude of slaves to imperial masters, doesn’t cover up its own evils, social disintegration, narco-politics, chronic corruption, deceit, embezzlement, swindling, and the unforgivable squandering of the trust and hopes of a people.” https://t.co/e0AHKCjzZi
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) August 20, 2023
Biden rival Kennedy labels F-16s for Ukraine ‘a disaster for humanity’.
“F-16s won’t stop the collapse of the Ukrainian military (which some experts say is imminent). These planes require a lot of training and maintenance. This isn’t the movies,” Kennedy stressed.
Focus on… pic.twitter.com/AlpGzY83Pf
— Make Peace Now; alternative news (@AlternatNews) August 21, 2023
Democrats en déshabillé
Imperial Collapse Watch
Every Empire Falls Consortium News
Groves of Academe
The University of California Is Bailing Out Private Equity Giant Blackstone Jacobin. From April, still germane.
San Francisco launches driverless bus services on Treasure Island Interesting Engineering
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.