Sunday, February 5, 2023

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/1/2023

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Links 2/1/2023

The Pentagon’s Plans for a Perpetual Three-Front “Long War” Against China and Russia

The U.S. military has made up its mind about the future in 2018.

A Recent Artifact with Stories to Tell

Outwardly simple and seemingly rational choices often have far-reaching consequences for those who cannot or will not imagine the day after tomorrow. 

“Yes, Britain Is Corrupt. But It’s a Lot Worse Than You Think”

The press talked up the UK’s drop in the Corruption Perception Index. But the UK has long been an engine of corrupt conduct around the world.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/31/2023

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Anecdata on the Restructuring of the Russian Economy

A report from a Russian working abroad about the effect of the war on his industry.

Links 1/31/2023

That Didn’t Take Long: Latin American Governments Refuse to Send Weapons, Russian or Otherwise, to Ukraine

Washington, Kiev and the EU have been furiously lobbying Latin American governments to provide weaponry to Ukraine, but they still want no part of this war.

Russia’s “Sanction-Proof” Trade Corridor to India Frustrates the Neocons

Russia, India, and Iran press ahead with new International North-South Transport Corridor. Will Adani crisis and Iran-Azerbaijan tension derail it?

How Evangelicals Moved from Supporting Environmental Stewardship to Climate Skepticism

The religious right largely opposes government regulation to protect the environment, but this hasn’t always been the case.

AI = BS

Don’t. Don’t. Don’t believe the hype.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/30/2023

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Why, Despite RAND’s Recommendation, the Ukraine War Is Unlikely to End in a Negotiated Settlement

The timing of a Blinken interview and a RAND paper release points to elite splits over Ukraine. Sadly the warmongers are still in charge.

Links 1/30/2023