Why Won’t Men Wear Hot Pink While Hunting? Wall Street Journal (Dr. Kevin). What a great color.
Coalitional Instincts Edge (Chuck L). I have not read this carefully enough, but as an introvert with contrary tendencies, I recoil at praise of teams. I see them as coercive.
2. The Color of Your Consciousness Black Box Site (Walt D)
For those watching my Twitch stream, I just screamed HOLY FUCK.
— Sara Anne Willette ♿️🌈👩🏻💻 (@amethystarlight) November 21, 2023
Currently: 5,334,000 new Covid cases each week, according to wastewater.
In a month: 8,855,000 new cases a week.
The carnage won’t be recorded or reported because there is almost no testing or data left, by design. Brace for impact. https://t.co/TFhEQJEcLt
— Laura Miers (@LauraMiers) November 21, 2023
Earth surpasses critical 2-degree warming threshold, European climate officials say Los Angeles Times (David L)
Greening the Void: Climate Change and Political Legitimacy Philip Pilkington and Malcom Kyeyune American Affairs Journal. albrt: “This article is quite good, even though it will be taken as confirming some positions of climate or covid deniers.”
‘Where did I go wrong?’ The scientist who tried to raise the climate alarm Guardian (Kevin W)
The great carbon divide Guardian (furzy)
Giant batteries drain economics of gas power plants Reuters (Robin K)
Frustration as latest talks on global plastic treaty close Nine News (Kevin W)
All the Metals We Mined in One Visualization Visual Capitalist. BC: “Wow. Iron is almost 14 times all other metals combined.”
⚡️October 2023 China Power Consumption Update!
It's that time of the month again, where I tell you how Chinese power demand is still growing like crazy.
So…total electricity consumption in Oct 2023 hit 742 TWh, up 8.4% vs. Oct 2022, an all-time high for the month. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/FwTo3aVuyl
— David Fishman (@pretentiouswhat) November 18, 2023
So this is the reason for the government to buy up the housing overhang? It’s a good idea, provided the main reason really is to provide housing and not prop up the market.
This is MASSIVE.
China moves to adopt the Singapore Housing Model — where 80% of the population lives in public housing — in a big policy shift. https://t.co/WMOLSgH4rz
— Orikron 🇵🇹 (@orikron) November 19, 2023
The next big tech war front: RISC-V Asia Times (Kevin W)
This does not make much sense. How will these countries acquire the yuan to make the repayments? International loans are VERY large transactions. The yuan is not much internationally traded (and won’t be as long as China continues to run, or is anticipated to be willing to impose, capital controls) and these countries are pretty certain not to be running trade surpluses with China, which is what they’d need to do to acquire yuan through tradeL
I just had dinner with a mainland China economist who is “in the know” with the “higher powers” in China. This is what he told me:
Since the FED started aggressively hiking rates, China has commenced a program where it lends US Dollars to Global South countries (who lack US…
— Eric Yeung 👍🚀🌕 (@KingKong9888) November 19, 2023
The speed is 1000 km/h.
China has built a 2km low vacuum pipeline maglev train experimental line in Shanxi.
It may be built between Hangzhou and Shanghai in the future. pic.twitter.com/lXg1KFqsW0
— Sharing Travel (@TripInChina) November 18, 2023
India’s daughters New York Times (furzy)
Germany freezes new spending commitments as budget woes deepen Reuters (Robin K)
Another Gaza hospital caught in fighting, as storms deepen civilian misery Washington Post (Kevin W)
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To Palestine: Lessons from overthrowing the French in Algeria The Cradle (Chuck L)
Apartheid South Africa reached a tipping point, Israel will, too Al Jazeera (Dr. Kevin)
On Non-Violent Resistance London Review of Books (guurst)
December 2021: Israeli tanks go 100-200 meters inside Gaza to raze a strawberry farm while a Hamas militant prevents farmers from attacking the Israelis. How come?
🧵Explaining the Israeli-Hamas "ceasefire understandings" & why Israel never went for a formal ceasefire agreement pic.twitter.com/JsZEzJ7N4Y
— Muhammad Shehada (@muhammadshehad2) November 18, 2023
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Nakba generation relive trauma of displacement in Gaza Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
WB Palestinians are not only forbidden by israel from collecting RAINWATER, any cisterns found are destroyed. They're also not allowed to drill water wells, install pumps, and have no access to the Jordan river or water springs on their land. Wait till you find out about Gaza. https://t.co/Yi6PEwSOV3
— Dalia (@TheBlahDalia) November 18, 2023
To Save Gaza, Invoke the Genocide Convention Sam Husseini. Userfriendly “Helpful list of un missions to email at the end.”
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Never forget how Israel treated the Warsaw Ghetto uprising hero Marek Edelman for supporting Palestinian struggle. Despite receiving the French legion of honour and Polands highest honor at th 65th commemoration, Israel refused to acknowledge him, a 'non-person' in Israel 1/ pic.twitter.com/JKJeLdvuNg
— ZarahnSouthon (@ZarahnSouthon) November 17, 2023
Rape, ISIS, Mein Kampf and Other Lies: How Israel Lost All Credibility Antiwar (Kevin W)
Student Gaza Protests Targeted by Pro-Israel Groups for Civil Rights Violations Intercept (Dr. Kevin)
“Massacred” vs “Left to Die”: Documenting Media Bias Against Palestinians Oct 7 – Nov 7 Column Blog. Userfriendly: “As if there were any doubt. But here are the receipts.”
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Israel-Palestine war: The fate of Hamas’ captives could tear Israeli society apart Middle East Eye (Kevin W)
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US embarks on proxy war against Iran Indian Punchline
New Not-So-Cold War
Tired Ukrainian Troops Fight to Hold Back Russian Offensive: ‘They Come Like Zombies’ Wall Street Journal. “Zombies” is the new trope.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Hackers are taking over planes’ GPS — experts are lost on how to fix it New York Post (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
This is IMMENSELY significant. And confirms Gaza could well prove to be the US's Suez crisis moment.
To "formulate an international action to stop the war on Gaza", Arab-Islamic Foreign Ministers represented by Saudi Arabia say "the first stop will be China" 👇
In other words… https://t.co/tWQlW3r5zx
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) November 19, 2023
Will the Scorpion Sting the U.S. Frog? Alastair Crooke (furnace)
The WEF “Cyber Attack” Scenario: Another Crisis “Much Worse Than COVID”, Paralysis of Power Supply, Communications, Transportation Michel Chossudovsky. This has been a trope of survivalist ads on YouTube for some time.
5 ways Democrats are coping with Biden’s terrible polls Politico (Kevin W)
Senate Democrats warn Manchin that running for president would risk disaster The Hill. Messages a mixture of thuggish and desperate. “What about ‘This is a free country’ don’t you understand?”
Colorado Official Slams Judge’s ‘Very Troubling’ Trump Insurrection Case Ruling HuffPo. (furzy). Unseemly whining. Judge had very aggressive finding of facts for Team Dem, but disagreed on the law. So go and appeal, FFS.
Our No Longer Free Press
Elon Musk’s X sues Media Matters for America Axois. If Musk’s allegations pan out, Media Matters will be in a world of hurt. The response so far not convincing. But also notice lack of editing of this piece, like missing words. AI on the loose?
Tell us how you really feel :-):
I think sometimes people forget that Media Matters was created, shaped and governed for a long time by David Brock, arguably the single most craven, deceitful and amoral scumbag DC politics has ever seen.
There was no way for anything decent to be spawned from that rotted root: https://t.co/v9XNkj4d6G
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 20, 2023
This Is Why Google Paid Billions for Apple to Change a Single Setting New York Times (David L)
Future of OpenAI in Jeopardy as Workers Threaten to Quit Wall Street Journal. Lead story. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
Inside the Chaos at OpenAI The Atlantic (David L)
The Doomed Mission Behind Sam Altman’s Shock Ouster From OpenAI Bloomberg (David L)
The reincarnation of totaled Teslas—in Ukraine ars technica (Chuck L)
Hamburber Fortune Walter Kirn
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon (I think 😊), visiting a lantana plant (I think) at West Los Angeles College. (It’s considering enrolling.)”
And a bonus. Chuck L note: “Per Science Girl: ‘Why women live longer than men.'”
Recuerdan a este hombre que se disfraza de cocodrilo solo para jugar con uno de verdad dentro de un estanque; simplemente sin palabras…https://t.co/3ncyI02iTr pic.twitter.com/GQWQMuW1AD
— PacoZeaCom (@PacoZeaCom) July 3, 2023
And a second bonus (Chuck L):
The octopus that waved back pic.twitter.com/b2wdu4OXWm
— Nature is Amazing ☘️ (@AMAZlNGNATURE) November 15, 2023