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Feeding Jupiter and His Harem of Chickens The Globalist
When the breakwater bursts Ekathimerini
Updated COVID shots are coming. They’re part of a trio of vaccines to block fall viruses AP. “Updated COVID-19 vaccines are coming soon, just in time to pair them with flu shots.” So the apparatchiks at CDC have managed to hustle Covid into the seasonal box, even though Covid is not a seasonal virus, good job.
Take a Pledge to Enroll in a Randomized-Controlled Trial Science-Based Medicine. RCT fetishists? Here’s how you can actually help.
The US government cancels DEEP VZN, a controversial virus-hunting program Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Forecasting China? New Left Review
Abuse fears sparked by China’s proposed ‘hurt feelings’ legal change South China Morning Post
Internet-based Philanthropy in China Pekingnology
Modi uses ‘Bharat’ for G20 nameplate, not India, amid name-change row Channel News Asia
Fourth Update on Niger Crisis: Tinubu Pushes for a Compromise; But Threat of Military Intervention Remains Sharp Focus on Africa (furnacewriter).
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Data to oil, gas to goods: What is the announced sea-rail corridor from India to Europe? Indian Express. Handy map:
Hmm. Last I checked, Greece sold the 60% of the port of Piraeus to China.
G20 leaders agree joint declaration after deal on Ukraine statement Guardian. Here’s how:
G20 adopted a final declaration. We are grateful to the partners who tried to include strong wording in the text. However, in terms of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, G20 has nothing to be proud of. This is how the main elements of the text could look to be closer to reality pic.twitter.com/qZqYluVKKS
— Oleg Nikolenko (@OlegNikolenko_) September 9, 2023
Not the actual editorial changes, but what might have been….
New Not-So-Cold War
We have to show Putin we are ready for long confrontation – Nuland Ukrainska Pravda but Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence Chief doesn’t foresee protracted war, yet there is catch Ukrainska Pravda
The Case for Negotiating with Russia The New Yorker. Best lead ever: “If you want to hear a different perspective on the war in Ukraine, talk to Samuel Charap. A fine-featured Russia analyst with, at forty-three, a head of gray hair, Charap works at the RAND Corporation….” Only the New Yorker would go to RAND for “a difference perspective.”
In World War I, we’d call Robotyne a salient, and then extinguish it by pinching its flanks. We shall see.
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Former US president tells story of Putin insulting his dog Ukrainska Pravda. It’s an ancient trope that to understand the Beltway, you need to think of it as high school. Now, it seems we’ve reverted to grade school.
It’s Time For Biden To Leave The Stage Andrew Sullivan, The Weekly Dish
Ageist Attacks Aren’t New in Presidential Campaigns, And They Haven’t Worked Washington Monthly
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Judge says civil trial over Trump’s real estate boasts could last three months AP. I’m sure the headline oversimplifies, but…. If Trump can be indicted for boasting, the rest of us could be indicted for breathing.
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Our Famously Free Press
Note to Subscribers Matt Taibbi, Racket News. Press pivots to disinformation snitching. Against commercial rivals.
New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque AP. All because originalists can’t parse a gerund….
The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here Wired. Where ignorant armies clash by night.
Police State Watch
When Police Kill and Use Victim’s Rights Laws to Stay Anonymous The Marshall Project
Groves of Academe
Curriculum changes to counter learning loss create necessity of bringing teachers up to speed The Hill. “….another important issue that needs to be tackled post-pandemic…”
The Screening Room
A golden egg? Mysterious shiny orb seen on seafloor off Alaska stumps ocean explorers Miami Herald. I say we nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
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Optimizing outcomes by thinking the best of people Unacceptable Jessica
Stories are bad for your intelligence The Ruffian
What Hubert Horan has said about Uber’s first ever profit (mailing) The Gig Economy. Nice plug for Horan’s work at NC.
Why You Are Probably An NPC The Prism. NPC = “Non-Player Character.”
A New JFK Assassination Revelation Could Upend the Long-Held “Lone Gunman” Theory Vanity Fair. The deck: “In a new book, former Secret Service agent Paul Landis, largely silent for 60 years, says he found a bullet in Kennedy’s limo. A sometime presidential historian explains why that’s so significant, if true.”
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.