Global Boiling The Polycrisis
Floating Solar Panels at The Equator Could Provide Virtually Unlimited Energy Science Alert (Chuck L): “…floating on calm seas…”
First wavers w/Long Covid are dying of things that look a lot like early AIDS deaths, with immune system panels showing similar dysfunction, and I don’t see a SINGLE major news outlet making the connection or asking questions.
Meanwhile, the new CDC director talks about Barbie.
— laurie allee (@laurieallee) August 5, 2023
Some British Airways passengers could go hungry as it will stop loading flights with enough food for all flyers Insider. Hunger games at 35,000 feet.
Pakistan’s IMF bailout is not without political consequences Himal Southasian
A Global Web of Chinese Propaganda Leads to a U.S. Tech Mogul New York Times (VS): “Half or more of the charges they level are that these people are committing thought crimes beyond the officially approved narrative, and some of them correspond to Chinese talking points. How dare they? And a successful entrepreneur is funding radical people and being a class traitor, how dare he?”
US discusses ‘creative ways’ to help Mongolia export rare earths South China Morning Post
New Not-So-Cold War
Biden’s Ukraine quagmire Nonzero Newsletter
Enormous daylight air strikes all across Ukraine today. Air defense seems nonexistent, Russia is striking at will.
— Big Serge ☦️🇺🇸🇷🇺 (@witte_sergei) August 5, 2023
Ukraine’s Attrition Rate Suggests Counteroffensive is Over Sputnik. Not so fast…
Eight Ukrainian pilots ready to train on F-16s Politico. “English proficiency remains a sticking point.”
Ukraine is attacking its allies The Telegraph
Veteran CIA: His days are numbered
The United States intends to physically remove Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and blame Russia for his death, former CIA and State Department counterterrorism operative Larry Johnson said in an interview with the YouTube channel… pic.twitter.com/Z5X5AxOxiB
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) August 5, 2023
More provocations from the territory of Belarus will come, says Polish PM Notes From Poland. Looks like Morawiecki is getting fashion tips from Zelenskyy.
Putin’s secret navy The New Statesman. Greek shipping oligarchs.
South of the Border
The U.S. Plot to Finalize the Theft of Venezuela’s Oil Black Agenda Report
Imperial Collapse Watch
Army’s pricey IVAS goggles meet a training obstacle: Doors Breaking Defense
How it started. How it’s going. pic.twitter.com/IdGPtfRlAh
— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) August 5, 2023
Chris Hedges: Nurses Fight Godzilla Scheerpost
Transforming healthcare for older adults Brookings Institution. Spoiler: AI saves the day.
America’s largest hospital chain has an algorithmic death panel Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic
Groves of Academe
AI Keeps Using More And More Energy. Where Will It End? Science Alert
GOD’S ARMY GATHERS IN FORT WORTH Texas Observer
L.A.’s ‘Hot Labor Summer’ Flares Up Once Again Los Angeles Magazine. City workers to strike Tuesday.
Some of California’s best-paid public employees say they’re ready to strike. Here’s why Cal Matters. Prison doctors and psychiatrists.
Need to Hire Workers in a Hot Job Market? Let Them Do Some Remote Work Wall Street Journal
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