Exclusive: In a first, Iranian surgeons reattach man’s head to neck successfully PressTV (Anthony L)
US FDA warns 3 baby formula makers to correct manufacturing process controls Reuters (Kevin W)
At Yale’s Long COVID Clinic, Lisa Sanders Is Trying It All New York Magazine (furzy)
— Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) August 31, 2023
Role of Tofisopam in Post COVID Neuro-psychiatric Sequelae: A Case Series Sage Jounals. Userfriendly: “Not a huge n but looks promising. not approved in the US yet, but it is in Europe.”
The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever Grist (Chuck L)
Finding Hope In The Dark Power Of Fungus NOMEA (Anthony L)
Fatal mistake: Intergenerational report misleads on climate risks Pearls & Irritations (Anthony L)
US President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a military transfer to Taiwan under the Foreign Military Financing program normally used for sovereign states, according to a notification sent to Congress https://t.co/cXaSCfWEdY
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 31, 2023
US chip war not enough to deter China’s military ambitions Asia Times (Kevin W)
‘They would not listen to us’: inside Arizona’s troubled $53bn chip plant Guardian (Kevin W). A chapter in the chip wars.
Japan plus South Korea equals AUKUS+2 Asia Times (Kevin W)
They also claim that the Niger police have been ordered to expel him. pic.twitter.com/nUxIjssUfC
— Casus Belli (@casusbellii) August 31, 2023
Gabon: how the Bongo family’s 56-year rule has hurt the country and divided the opposition The Conversation (Kevin W)
🇬🇦 After the coup of French-installed President Ali Bongo in Gabon, a Rothschild-funded mining company has SUSPENDED ALL operations. pic.twitter.com/9kuaiL9rUv
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) August 30, 2023
“Value-based communication”: Baerbock now wants undiplomatic diplomats Freidliche Loesungren, via machine translation (Micael T). Trump was lambasted for this sort of thing by being Trump. But now it’s a virtue?
The Greens and the traitors Tobias Riegel, via machine translation. Micael T: “The word traitor is bubbling in in German politics.”
English language use gets a boost in Germany DW (Dr. Kevin)
New Not-So-Cold War
SITREP 8/30/23: Ukraine Smokescreens Failures With Meaningless Deep-strikes Simplicius the Thinker
The Russian Armed Forces have now held the line at the tiny glorified farmstead called Rabotino for a longer time than the AFU managed to defend the large urban fortress of Mariupol, including the siege of the Azovstal citadel. pic.twitter.com/qUrrt7eAAN
— Russians With Attitude (@RWApodcast) August 30, 2023
From Ukraine/Russia Front Lines – w/Patrick Lancaster, Independent Journalist Judge Napolitano, YouTube
NO HOPE FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE — ONLY A WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES AND NATO Larry Johnson. We’ve said this from early on. There is no bargaining overlap. Russia will determine when it stops and what it does then. The factors arguing against the “war with Russia” scenario is 1. The China hawks, who are powerful and becoming better positioned via Charles Brown becoming head of the Joint Chief, do not want the US to shoot its wad against Russia; 2. The upcoming elections and the increasing unpopularity of Ukraine spending in the US means at least no big moves until after then; 3. The real possibility of the hawks in Poland being voted out this fall would severely impair any US plan for escalation. There are also reports that even Blinken is having doubts about Ukraine, which further suggests that this piece is a plant by Russia hawks to promote the notion that there is more unanimity about doing more than there really is.
When Putin is not determining the referendum- and election results across the West, he is weaponizing the wildlife.
– We should all be very afraid as there are no limits to Russian power, yet we must also loathe Russia as it is hopelessly backward and will steal our toilets. pic.twitter.com/KrgItNaZlN
— Glenn Diesen (@Glenn_Diesen) August 31, 2023
Prigozhin’s Death: Yet Another US Delusion Bites the Dust Antiwar (Carolinian)
A day at the beach … in a war zone CNN (ma)
⚡️🇺🇦 The families of missing Ukrainian soldiers DEMANDED that the government find their loved ones
The protests in Kiev are troubling for Ukrainian authorities pic.twitter.com/yZow44TEqx
— What the media hides. (@narrative_hole) August 30, 2023
Saudi Arabia: Man Sentenced to Death for Tweets Human Rights Watch (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
UK government seeks expanded use of AI-based facial recognition by police Financial Times (Kevin W)
Ulez expanded to include whole of outer London BBC (Kevin W)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Strategies Against BRICS German Foreign Policy (Micael T). That was fast.
Even The Bald Eagle’s Call Is Propaganda Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
Trump is running out of money to pay lawyers.
Save America PAC is almost broke https://t.co/DnPBn53Day
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 31, 2023
Jack Smith’s Team Grilled Witnesses About Rudy Giuliani’s Drinking Rolling Stone (furzy)
Kenneth Chesebro’s risky ideas might sink him Washington Post (furzy)
What if Biden Backs Out of the Race? Real Clear Wire
Democrats en éshabillé
GOP Clown Car
US Military Intervention in Mexico Would Be a Disaster History Legends
Our No Longer Free Press
Gofundme freezes Grayzone fundraiser ‘due to some external concerns’ Grayzone (Micael T)
When politicized sites like @GoFundMe ban fundraising campaigns for anti-establishment politics, they cite “safety concerns” to justify it.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 30, 2023
Mastodon’s Next Major Release Enables Full-Text Search We Distribute. Paul R:” I remember Lambert was complaining about not having this.”
We may run out of chips; we may run out of toilet paper; we may run out of (simeticone) antiflatulent pills; we may run out of biodegradable nonstaining bicycle chain degreasers; we may run out of five point .5mm mechanical pencils; but we will never, never, run out of suckers.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) August 31, 2023
Crypto Startup Bankrupt After Losing Password to $38.9M Crypto Wallet 404Media. Paul R: “Oh noes.”
An Apple TV+ production company is dodging bills in Finland Apple Insider (Micael T)
Labor Dept. Proposes Vast Expansion of Overtime Eligibility New York Times. Kevin W: “Is ‘Eligibility’ the same as ‘access’?”
Craig Murray: Destitution Capitalism ConsortiumNews (furzy)
More than 80,500 Michiganders lost Medicaid coverage in June alone Detroit Free Press (ma)
Antidote du jour. An overdue publication from mgl: “Common chaffinch singing in Queenstown (NZ) Gardens.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.