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Scientists insist ‘alien corpses are one skeleton’ as they are given CT scans and tested Express (furzy). Why am I not surprised?
This Simple Activity Lowers Stress Without Exercise or Meditation Science Alert (Chuck L). :-(. Not for me. I hated coloring books and art class.
The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill Wired (ma). On “Covid is airborne”!
As the world convenes in NY for the @UN Meeting on PPPR, we face a historic turning point. At stake is high level political support for Geneva negotiations on a Pandemic Accord & IHR
What can we expect at #UNGA?
Read my key takeaways in @HealthPolicyW: https://t.co/Mi8b1LdkG3
— Lawrence Gostin (@LawrenceGostin) September 18, 2023
The World’s Population May Peak in Your Lifetime. What Happens Next? New York Times (WL)
How to Cool Down a City New York Times
Low Mississippi River limits barges just as farmers want to move their crops downriver Associated Press (furzy)
Finally we get a definition of the China Threat. Read carefully: China is a threat because one day US might not be a threat to it.
— Nik Stankovic (@nikstankovic_) September 19, 2023
China launches ‘Kuafu’ nuclear fusion research facility, named after mythical giant, in quest to build ‘artificial sun’ South China Morning Post (furzy)
Canada’s assassination charge against India puts Biden in a pickle Responsible Statecraft. I am bothered by Trudeau making the announcement, with what he admits is only preliminary information, right before the General Assembly meeting.
Torture, rape, killings in Manipur: An Indian state’s brutal conflict BBC. Lead story. Timing and placeement seem awfully convenient timing.
Berlin Can No Longer Accommodate More Refugees teleSUR English (furzy)
New Not-So-Cold War
SITREP 9/20/23: Friction and Turmoil Simplicius the Thinker
How to Make Russia Really Pay for Invading Ukraine New York Times (furzy)
Evidence Suggests Ukrainian Missile Caused Market Tragedy New York Times. Recall the mainstream media initially spoke with one voice that Russia done it, despite videos showing the missiel came from the wrong direction, which meant “blame Russia” posture needed to be held in abeyance. Alex Christaforu discusses at the top of his first video on Tuesday, noting that this non-time-sensitive story coincided with Zelensky’s US charm tour. DLG notes:
Meanwhile: The NYTimes reports and Fatto Quotidiano analyzed that “mistaken” Ukrainian bomb that fell in the market at Konstantinivka. Who’da thunk it? Evidently, the NYTimes is claiming it is all a mistake. Jacques Baud would likely say otherwise.
The “Peacemaker” Hit List American Conservative
Polish Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus:
Poland will block Ukraine’s accession to the EU if the issue of grain exports is not resolved. pic.twitter.com/8Ck24JBft7
— Clash Report (@clashreport) September 18, 2023
Zelensky (and his entire family) have been given British citizenship, Kirilo Budanov (director general of the Ukrainian intelligence service) has also been given British citizenship. The same with Andri Yermak (director of the president's office) and with Reznikov (until a few… pic.twitter.com/K4pcAvelaO
— Marinochka🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 (@joiedevivre789) September 17, 2023
How Biden’s View on Presidential War Powers Has Shifted New York Times (Li)
UPDATE 8:30 AM EDT Well, that was fast
BREAKING: In Yerevan, clashes have broken out between gathered citizens and the police near the Government building.
The participants of the protest are demanding the immediate resignation of the government, led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whom they accuse of betrayal,… pic.twitter.com/OCIdYdUWu0
— 301🇦🇲 (@301arm) September 19, 2023
Imperial Collapse Watch
China and Russia strengthen cooperation as G7 pushes Beijing to rein in Moscow on Ukraine South China Morning post
Wow! "Okinawa governor tells U.N. that U.S. military base threatens peace", asking "the world to witness" that the US "proceed [with building the base] despite the fact that it was clearly opposed by Okinawan voters in a democratically held referendum."https://t.co/EqWrPS6VmH
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) September 19, 2023
It is really not normal for the hall at the UN General Assembly to break into this kind of spontaneous applause.
The US has been losing the room internationally for a decade. The appalling treatment of Julian is a focus for that. https://t.co/W14Zs2GctK
— Craig Murray – (@CraigMurrayOrg) September 19, 2023
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Wow! " Georgian security service statement about planned Ukrainian & other countries-backed Maidan-style coup in Georgia refers to ex-president of Georgia & Georgian Legion members in Ukraine, who were reportedly involved in false-flag Maidan massacre in Ukraine, according to… pic.twitter.com/8Z3R7609Kg
— Ivan Katchanovski (@I_Katchanovski) September 18, 2023
GOP Clown Car
Kevin McCarthy Has Alienated Republican Extremists and Democrats, But Has to Govern Anyway Charles Pierce, Esquire (furzy)
Giuliani sued over $1.4 million in unpaid legal fees Reuters (furzy)
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 19, 2023
In the leaked document Microsoft confirmed the gist of the FTC's case, which is that the future of gaming is about the cloud. Judge Corley should be embarrassed, and hopefully she gets overturned. pic.twitter.com/rPTyZzaA87
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 19, 2023
Crude oil tops $95 a barrel raising fears of return to rising inflation Guardian (Kevin W)
I rented a Tesla for a month. It was a steep learning curve ABC Australia (Paul R)
FTX sues founder Bankman-Fried’s parents Reuters (Kevin W)
Stanford University Will Return ‘Entirety’ of Gifts Received From FTX Bloomberg. Lordie, this is shameless. Stanford didn’t decide to give back the monies until the bankrupt estate decided to sue?
Reflections on the 15th Anniversary of the Lehman Brothers Failure William White, INET. Recall when William White was at the BIS, he and Claudio Borio warned of the housing bubbles in many economies, and they were waved off by Greenspan.
Justice Department Probe Scrutinizes Elon Musk Perks at Tesla Going Back Years Wall Street Journal
What the Luddites can teach us about the next tech rebellion Fast Company. Paul R: “Interesting but awfully long. It’s a book excerpt. The idea is important but idk how it can sustain a whole book.”
Illinois Abolishes Cash Bail System HuffPost (furzy)
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus (Chuck L):
Gorilla kids curiously check a wildlife photographer bowing his head to avoid intimidation. Parent Gorilla uses body language to tell them to be gentle against him, proving animals can sense human intentions. 🪄🙏 pic.twitter.com/rxxxA7mDKo
— Hakan Kapucu (@1hakankapucu) September 16, 2023
And a second bonus (Chuck L):
Bear cubs getting in a hammock is one of the greatest videos of all time. pic.twitter.com/yR2LjBHNVf
— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) September 17, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.