Robert Landsburg, an enthusiastic and dedicated photographer, had been exploring Mount St. Helens since April, with a specific focus on documenting the impending eruption. His frequent trips to the area in the weeks leading up to the eruption enabled him to visually capture the… pic.twitter.com/dI8eXyinFJ
— VisionaryVoid (@VisionaryVoid) November 4, 2023
The quest to re-create nature’s strongest material MIT Technology Review (David L)
Why 40% of people choose willful ignorance Big Think (Dr. Kevin)
Interview with a Gladiatrix Antigone
11 most famous poems of all time Classical Music (David L)
This is remarkable
* SARS-CoV-2 resides in tissue, not bodily fluids (snot, blood, etc.). Means negative tests don't = negative virus
* Neurotrophic — likes to live in nerve tissue. Vagus nerve as reservior
* Bone marrow as reservoirhttps://t.co/YfMohDgfKW
— Gregory Travis. Make schools #DavosSafe (@greg_travis) November 6, 2023
Heat waves harm workers. These regulations offer some relief STAT (Dr. Kevin)
The Case for Joint Patrols in the South China Sea Geopolitical Monitor
Note the water supply cut was on the 5th:
The cruelty is the point. https://t.co/RjqFa7VkKb
— Lara Friedman (@LaraFriedmanDC) November 4, 2023
After carpet bombing over 45 bakeries & water stations and preventing food assistance into the Gaza Strip,
Israel targeted this morning fishing boats after seeing footage of Palestinians catching fish to survive the American-Israeli man-made famine in Gaza.
Evil has a name pic.twitter.com/B6Ngu5Pvwk
— Hanine Hassan حنين (@Hanine09) November 4, 2023
Israel-Palestine war: 100 Israeli doctors call for Gaza hospitals to be bombed Middle East Eye (Kevin W)
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This is such an extraordinary speech. I only ask of my followers to watch this. Then I leave you alonepic.twitter.com/rZLQKD2BMX
— Bruno Maçães (@MacaesBruno) November 6, 2023
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The ICC must investigate the crime of genocide in Gaza Jeremy Corbyn, Aljazeera. So it appears no Western outlet of consequence would run the op-ed.
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US, Israel to open second front in Lebanon Indian Punchline (WJ). I don’t buy this theory. Scott Ritter, who has excellent contacts in Israel from his many years working there, says Israel lost its war games v. Hamas when Hezbollah came in bigly, and was wiped off the map if Iran came in too. And Israel, a very loss averse military, has already lost over 300 soldiers, when they haven’t even begun clearing operations in Gaza. That is reported to be about to commence. The death count will start to mount sharply. And Blinken would not be wandering around the Middle East trying to get some sort of minor concessions to take the temperature down if escalation were in the cards. He would have gone home after a few pro-forma meetings. See also next link.
Hawks Try and Fail to Make the War in Gaza All About Iran Daniel Larison
Turkish soldiers will eventually fight in Gaza.
Erdoğan is sensitive to timing, he is mobilizing the country.
This is going to happen, it's a mistake to dismiss him.
Erdoğan is the one man in Middle East with the capability to destroy Israel.
— Douglas Macgregor (@DougAMacgregor) November 7, 2023
A new shadowy group has apparently emerged, calling itself the "Sons of Abu Jandal".
In the statement below released an hour ago, they claim to be members of the PA security apparatus in the West Bank, and have given Mahmoud Abbas an ultimatum of 24 hours to declare an "open… pic.twitter.com/T9Mgxr379D
— روني الدنماركي (@Aldanmarki) November 5, 2023
Yigal Amir is Israel’s Oswald Covert Action (Chuck L)
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African nations recall diplomats from Israel RT (Kevin W)
Crisis Update: Globalists Plan Ban On Any Critique Of Zionism MoneyCircus (Micael T). Warning, paints in awfully bright colors but does not make it directionally incorrect.
New Not-So-Cold War
Death of Zaluzhnyi’s aide: wife says grenade was gift Ukrainska Pravda
Russian Armored Columns STEAMROLL North of Avdiivka History Legends
Meanwhile, Back in Ukraine, Desperation Sets In Larry Johnson
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
For sale: Data on US servicemembers — and lots of it Politico (Kevin W)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Look up 10/20, Biden Remark
..if we’re bold enough and have enough confidence in ourselves..
..We were in a post-war period for 50 years where it worked pretty damn well, but that’s sort of run out of steam..
..It needs a new world order in a sense, like that was a world order pic.twitter.com/dIKveDKxyO
— WorldOnWeb3 (@WorldOnWeb3) November 6, 2023
US has bad habit of going all in on client state wars Responsible Statecraft
Bank deposit delays: Some customers still haven’t been paid CNN (Kevin W). This after my bank has been pushing me very hard to use ACH, warning of the dire consequences of check fraud, when I send very few checks.
Donald Trump’s Contentious Day on the Witness Stand New Yorker (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
New York Times Controversy Exposes the Inherent Conflict in Advocacy Journalism Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Moms for Liberty members call the cops on Florida librarians Popular Information (furzy)
'CIA officials under Trump discussed assassinating Julian Assange'
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 7, 2023
Anne Frank kindergarten will be renamed ‘to be more diverse’ Telegraph. BC: “Wow. Just wow.”
Why Banks Are Suddenly Closing Down Customer Accounts New York Times (David L)
Chatbots May ‘Hallucinate’ More Often Than Many Realize New York Times (David L)
Elon Musk Announces Grok, a ‘Rebellious’ AI With Few Guardrails Wired (Kevin W). So deliberately launching an bad AI so as to pressure the officialdom to institute squillionaire-interest-protecting AI regulation?
The first AI nation? A ship with 10,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs worth $500 million could become the first ever sovereign territory that relies entirely on artificial intelligence for its future TechRadar (David L)
AI Search Is Turning Into the Problem Everyone Worried About Atlantic (David L)
Can AI cut humans out of contract negotiations? BBC (David L)
Google Pays $21B for Search Monopoly: How “Free” Tech Markets Repress Tutanota (Paul R)
Labor Unions Are Industrial Policy Matt Stoller
The New Headache for Bosses: Employees Aren’t Quitting Wall Street Journal
Maybe I am reading too much into this, but the dogs seem more intrigued than hostile. Nevertheless, notice how they mainly position themselves on opposite sides of the robot:
Dogs meet their robot replacements.
Clearly … this won’t end peaceful.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) November 6, 2023
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.