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The hunt for wild crocodile eggs that feeds the designer handbag craze Washington Post (furzy)
‘Monstrous’ sea lice and jellyfish invasions blighting Scottish salmon farms Guardian (Kevin W). Eeew.
What Makes Life Tick? Mitochondria May Keep Time for Cells Quanta (David L)
Nobel disease: Why some of the world’s greatest scientists eventually go crazy Big Think (Micael T)
Tolerogenic Vaccines: An Exciting New Approach to Autoimmune Diseases Eric Topol (Dr. Kevin)
Florida, Cradle of Brazilian Butt-Lift Deaths Improbable (Micael T)
This is outrageous. How many decades has this country regressed in terms of Science?
Biden & his CDC have millions of people's sickness and death on their hands. https://t.co/iYN1c1TtsE
— Leila Charles Leigh 🌹 – Purity Tester (@leilacleigh) September 19, 2023
It’s sad to see yet another great N95 manufacturer close their doors just as a new wave is causing a rise in hospitalizations & worker shortages yet again. @JoeBiden @SenSanders @SenWarren @AOC if worker safety, preventing Covid transmission, having high paying jobs, protecting… https://t.co/R8CoGt9gW6 pic.twitter.com/VLGivNOiED
— Nicolas Smit (@PPEtoheros) September 19, 2023
Single-bladed floating wind turbine promises half the cost, more power New Atlas. Chuck L: “If this pans out it will be big.”
Note in the northeast. Both north and east are farming areas and have been parched during this rainy season:
Kohn Kaen in Thailand…..🌊
"It rained all day and all night. Khon Kaen will now be a canal" https://t.co/aCJCgb3W86
— Volcaholic 🌋 (@volcaholic1) September 17, 2023
‘This Is Huge’: Newsom to Sign Historic Climate Disclosure Bills for Big Corporations Common Dreams (David L)
California accuses Big Oil of covering up climate change risks in lawsuit Financial Times (Kevin W)
And what would be the carbon cost of this level of surveillance?
Dutch political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek speaks out on the WEF's plan to impose a personal carbon allowance, linked to a digital identity card, under the guise of solving the climate
As you might guess, there will be more taxes and more control over your… pic.twitter.com/imq5MjMMf5
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) September 15, 2023
Iron Dust Could Reverse the Course of Climate Change New York Times (David L). From earlier in the week, still germane.
They successfully crushed Germany-Russia relations. Now it's time to destroy Germany-China trade.
Germany's real enemy is not China or Russia. it's the guys who blew up Nord Stream and now want to blow up the trade pipeline with China. pic.twitter.com/IOiwwPS6D7
— Alex Christoforou (@AXChristoforou) September 19, 2023
China-aided poverty alleviation project brings hope to Cambodia’s remote village Bangkok Post (furzy)
The real lessons of Japanification are getting lost Satyajit Das, Nikkei
India-Middle East – Europe Economic Corridor is a geopolitical pipe dream Indian Punchline. I did not write this up, but it looked silly on maps. Too many modal changes: from rail to sea to rail to sea to rail.
‘Credible evidence’ India behind alleged assassination of Sikh leader, says Trudeau Guardian (Kevin W). As the related Financial Times article indicates, Trudeau says the evidence is from intel services and they are investigation. This is a hell of a charge to levy while basically admitting you don’t have all the facts.
🇨🇬BREAKING: Military coup in Congo at this moment.
The country's president is in New York, the military is taking control of key facilities in the capital.
Congo borders the Central African Republic, where there is a strong Russian presence.
— dana (@dana916) September 17, 2023
Regarding the news about the coup in the Congo.
Rumors first spread about 5 hours ago, with the arrival of the country's president in New York, but local media confirmed that a coup was now underway. No one yet knows who is behind him, but local news points to the commander of… pic.twitter.com/TrxHSbgDhq
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) September 17, 2023
Note a rapidly quashed coup attempt could be depicted as “no coup attempted”:
Congo’s govt denies coup attempt against President Sassou Nguesso pic.twitter.com/VBU1Dq2i1g
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) September 18, 2023
Human rights in Russia have ‘significantly’ worsened since Ukraine war began, UN-backed expert says Associated Press (furzy)
Thousands hold protest in Prague, demand Czech’s pro-Western govt. resign PressTV (Anthony L)
Berlin is introducing an upper limit for living space: only one room per tenant Tichy’s Insight (Anthony L, machine translation, original here)
Keir Starmer pledges to seek major rewrite of Brexit deal Financial Times (Kevin W
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine SitRep: Weird Claims, High Losses Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Live: Ukraine says grain ship has left Black Sea port despite Russian threat France24 (furzy). Russia has said it would stop ships to inspect them for weapons….
Russian Economy To Grow 2.8 Percent in 2023: Putin teleSUR (furance)
UKRAINIAN CHILD ABDUCTORS “WHITE ANGEL” AND “PHOENIX” ARE SUPERVISED BY NATO STRUCTURES AND ACT ON ZELENSKY’S PERSONAL ORDERS Foundation to Battle Injustice (Micael T). Russian counterpropaganda, which does not make it false.
Chechen Strongman Appears in New Video Amid Speculation of Ill Health Moscow Times (furzy)
🚨⚡️ Saudi Arabia reportedly SUSPENDING normalization talks with Israel over Palestinian issue
🇸🇦🇮🇱 Saudi Arabia has reportedly told the Biden administration that it is freezing US-brokered, indirect normalization talks with Israel because PM Netanyahu is unwilling to make any… pic.twitter.com/zAqJGoQzkW
— Sameera Khan (@SameeraKhan) September 17, 2023
Imperial Collapse Watch
AMERICA HAS LOST ITS DIPLOMATIC MOJO Larry Johnson. Not to diminish Johnson, but this has been a theme of the Duran duo for weeks.
China MFA Spokeswoman: "The US, with 5% of the world's population, consumes 80% of the opioids produced in the world… incompetence and ineffective control is the true cause of the pervasive drug problem in the US"pic.twitter.com/J0sva8Jy9R
— COMBATE |🇵🇷 (@upholdreality) September 19, 2023
Jesse Watters: Biden family has been doing business with Chinese diamond dealers Fox. Li: “Wowsers, using diamonds to launder money, note the Chinese firm was not a dealer.”
GOP Clown Car
Our No Longer Free Press
With democracy on the ballot, the mainstream press must change its ways Margaret Sullivan, Guardian. Kevin W: “Warning. Do not read while drinking coffee.”
Chicago-area libraries forced to close again due to violent threats NBC Chicago (Dr. Kevin)
YouTube suspends Russell Brand from advert income BBC. Note he hasn’t even been charged with a crime…and the article complains that Rumble has not yet demonetized him.
Take it from a comedian – Russell Brand has never been funny, writes Simon Evans Telegraph. Lordie, the jealousy. I heard of Russell Brand and he was a successful comedic actor. I never heard of a comic called “Simon Evans”. Does he at least have a decent following in the UK? And just about all movie/TV stars rise thanks to the medium, and not so much on their merits, with some noteworthy exceptions like RADA alumni, Cate Blanchette, and Linda Hunt.
Google Antitrust Suit
AI destroys principles of authorship. A scary case from educational technology publishing. Marco Kalz (Anthony L)
Tight Diesel Markets Could Add To Inflation Woes OilPrice. From a couple of days ago still germane. We warned of tight diesel markets, then that abated, and now it’s back.
Financial Stability Needs Supervisors With the Ability and Will to Act IMF Blog. I can’t even…
Get a rabbit London Review of Books (Anthony L). A favorite topic: dodgy data.
Musk says X could charge users ‘small monthly payment’ in fight against bots South China Morning Post
Hundreds of Flying Taxis To Be Made In Ohio Associated Press
The stakes of the US autoworker strike could not be higher Financial Times (Kevin W)
Republicans squeeze Democrats on labor as UAW strike explodes in Michigan Politico (Kevin W)
Strikes and Bidenomics Matt Stoller
Antidote du jour:
Dog invites all his stuffed animal friends to eat.. 😊
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) September 17, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.