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‘Incredible big tortoise,’ believed extinct, confirmed alive within the Galápagos PhysOrg (furzy). Good-looking!
Polar Bears and Grizzlies Hold Mating and Might Evolve Into New Species Newsweek (resilc)
Mild Air pollution Can Intervene With Butterfly Migration Treehugger (resilc)
Japan Is Dropping a Gargantuan Turbine Into The Ocean to Harness ‘Limitless’ Vitality Science Alert (Chuck L, David L)
Superworms Succesful Of Munching By means of Plastic Waste Eurasia Assessment
The age of outbreaks: Specialists warn of extra animal illness threats France24 (resilc)
A Destructive COVID Check Has By no means Been So Meaningless Atlantic (resilc)
BA5 has switched tropism once more to make use of TMPRSS2. It’s like a viral yo-yo. Right here’s what Delta, BA1 and BA5 appear to be in cells with TMPRSS2 when uncovered to positives samples and left for 3 days. pic.twitter.com/Hr3Hcu7FUC
— Stuart Turville (@StuartTurville) June 10, 2022
So to recap: 20% of the airline trade’s workforce being too fatigued to work and pilots being pressured to fly whereas fatigued is the brand new 🤩regular🤩. And hey, no less than masks are non-obligatory on flights and that’s clearly our largest and most vital precedence. 🤡
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) June 10, 2022
Lengthy Covid is round 10-25% or extra of infections
Subsequently the T cell dysfunction is HUGELY related
Excess of simply the three% give or take which have extreme sickness with clear t cell mediated hurt
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MS (@fitterhappierAJ) June 9, 2022
A comparability of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza cytokine storms Information-medical.internet (Kevin W)
Patrick Lawrence: Will Biden Provoke Warfare with China? ScheerPost (fk)
— Chris Gray 🇺🇦 (@chrisgreybrexit) June 10, 2022
The odd and worrying scenario of the authorized recommendation on the Northern Eire Protocol David Allan Inexperienced (guurst)
And there are additional potential issues coming in January 2023, from when holders of EASA pilot and upkeep engineer licenses will not be permitted to work for UK corporations or function UK-registered plane: https://t.co/u8o0Xo73sc https://t.co/ObRh6JoAVQ
— Chris Gray 🇺🇦 (@chrisgreybrexit) June 10, 2022
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
Washington Begins Blame Recreation Over Defeat In Ukraine Moon of Alabama. From mid week, however consists of some very revealing excerpts from remarks by former Deputy Commander of america European Command Stephen M. Twitty at a panel on the Council of International Relations. Additionally a pleasant shout out to NC!
Since everybody asks “what’s the Russian air pressure doing?” Jacob Dreizin. Vital dialogue of cruise missiles late within the submit.
Russian Protection Minister Shoigu says land bridge full, which can sign part 3 Odessa The Duran. Good overview. Nonetheless, one caveat. Each Mercouris and Christaforu are satisfied of the need of Russia taking Odessa to fulfill home expectations. The issue is Russia very a lot will depend on the continued willingness of China, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the World South to see Russia because the much less dangerous guys up towards hypocritical colonialists and ignore varied threats from the US and EU, like secondary sanctions. If Russia seems like it’s partaking in a battle of territorial acquisition, versus protection of the DPR and LPR and perhaps populations in Ukraine in danger as a result of friendlies, it’s going to be more durable to enlist help within the UN. Admittedly Ukraine has performed issues that bolster Russia’s case, like persevering with to shell civilian areas of Donetsk (the excuse it to show the locals towards Russia) and having reduce off the contemporary water provide to Crimea (arguing for Russia needing management the sources). I’m unsure how Russia makes a case to the broader world for capturing Odessa.
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Briefing by International Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, June 8, 2022 Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation. Seek for “mercenaries” or click on on “International mercenaries in Ukraine” for the Q&A the place Zakharova responds to questions concerning the demise sentences (with appeals exepcted) for 3 mercenaries within the DPR. “Ukraine replace” has some broader background materials.
Izvestia: Can international mercenaries dealing with demise penalty in Donbass attraction verdict. English abstract of the story per TASS.
Whether or not one agrees with this evaluation or not, it has been the unchanged place of the Russian authorities because the very starting of the battle: https://t.co/awASXOgrEe
— Russians With Perspective (@RWApodcast) June 10, 2022
Ukraine’s silence on the subject of those mercs is noteworthy. They clearly don’t wish to have interaction with the DPR/LPR governments, since that will serve to acknowledge them. But when these mercs had any declare to being common troopers, the trial would have made for an ideal bona fide PR, versus propaganda, alternative. Ukraine might have introduced precise and even pretend paperwork publicly and let the protection crew make use of them. John Helmer concurs with my take that the larger fish will probably be prosecuted within the anticipated battle crimes trials:
The propaganda perspective that counts at this stage is the home one — to exhibit within the Donbass and at dwelling in Russia that these British are certainly small fry, defeated and demoralized ones. Relying on what officers have been captured and what they’re saying, sure, I agree — they are going to be placed on battle crimes trial in Moscow. The indictment will probably be planning the assault on Russia for the previous a number of years strategically, and tactically, the operation they supposed earlier than Feb 24.
By opening and shutting the circumstances towards Aislin and Pinner so swiftly, the Russians and DPR are doing Her Britannic Majesty, the Cupboard Workplace and MI6 the favour of not producing (but) all of the proof they’ve given of their interrogations — how they had been recruited, by whom, how they had been paid, what they signed, what contacts that they had with British officers, brokers, active-duty navy, what they did in motion, the place, when, towards whom, and so forth. The Dutch regulation grounds for the homicide indictments of Pulatov, Girkin et al. within the MH17 case should not forgotten by the Donetsk and Lugansk coroners, prosecutors and others concerned within the restoration of the victims and the next falsification of all of the proof, together with the postmortem proof. Then there’s the legality of the British dealing with of the 2 Skripals — denial of consular entry, fabrication of proof, and so forth. Fairly a rules-based dysfunction.
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How Monsters Who Beat Jews To Dying in 1944 Grew to become America’s Favourite “Freedom Fighters” in 1945—with a Little Assist from their Associates at CIA CoverAction. Scott Ritter has mentioned this sordid historical past, however solely on the 3-4 minute of element stage. Good to see this specified by gory element.
Russian propaganda efforts aided by pro-Kremlin content material creators, analysis finds NBC. Lambert: “Analysis my ass.” Whacks Eva Bartlett, Patrick Lancaster, and Gonzalo Lira.
Assembly with younger entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists Kremlin. The Putin speak the place his point out of Peter the Nice (following his for much longer dialogue of nationwide sovereignity) seems to have been mightily distorted by the Western media.
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Russia’s central financial institution cuts rates of interest to prewar stage Related Press (Kevin W)
Russia’s new McDonald’s reveals brand earlier than relaunch AlJazeera (resilc)
Truly not fairly since Ukraine’s wheat shouldn’t be sufficient to make a dent in international meals shortages, and it may be exported simply tremendous by rail. Nonetheless:
— amin dada Trần Hưng Đạo Up yourz (@kambrone64) June 9, 2022
‘I’m making an attempt to maintain my @*#% collectively’: Being a surrogate mum in Ukraine Sydney Morning Herald (skippy)
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Russian International Minister Lavrov: “We’re nonetheless open to dialogue, nevertheless it takes two to tango, and thus far our Western companions have been doing breakdancing, alone.” pic.twitter.com/jjRePZrXsT
— Russians With Perspective (@RWApodcast) June 10, 2022
Russia’s Duma mulls revoking recognition of Lithuanian independence LRT (Dr. Kevin). Not that I’ve been protecting shut tabs on Lithuania, however this seemingly contributed: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/10/1097911440/lithuania-russia-terrorism-genocide-ukraine
The Settler-Safety Regulation No Israeli Authorities Can Survive With out — a deeper look into on the laws that Israeli is searching for to resume – & broaden – to take care of & deepen de facto annexation of West Financial institution & apartheid regimehttps://t.co/4CD5T9cFIv
— Lara Friedman (@LaraFriedmanDC) June 9, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
Washington’s Failed Push for Anti-Russian World Consensus American Conservative (Kevin W)
Current string of lethal navy crashes isn’t any accident Accountable Statecraft (resilc)
6 takeaways from the Jan. 6 committee’s first prime-time listening to Seattle Occasions (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
It’s been over two days since I appealed my utterly random and inexplicable Youtube suspension for unknown violations below bracket of “spam/misleading practices”. I’ve nonetheless not heard something again & am nonetheless locked out @Google_Comms @youtube @YouTubeCreators @teamyoutube
— Izabella Kaminska (@izakaminska) June 11, 2022
What Rising Up in Rural Germany Taught Me about Weapons ReasontobeCheerful. Resilc: “However we stay in USA USA. We like killin’ injuns, runaway slaves and fifth graderzzzzz.”
Why are nuclear energy building prices so excessive? Half I ConstructionPhysics. Resilc: “$8-9 diesel provides up.”
Inflation rose 8.6% in Might, highest since 1981 CNBC (Kevin W)
Inflation Hits New Forty-Yr Excessive on Broad Worth Positive aspects Wall Avenue Journal
Meta Scrutinizing Sheryl Sandberg’s Use of Fb Assets Over A number of Years Wall Avenue Journal
Why Farmers Are Getting Priced Out of the Hudson Valley New York Occasions (resilc)
Antidote du jour. How I usually really feel! From Steve C:
This picture was captured by Tyler Bronstein who at present resides on Haight Avenue in SF. Contemplating that it/’s an “formally western banned” Russian Blue Feline (that will very effectively have clandestine ties with its ‘mom’ nation), I believed that this picture may effectively have a little bit of satirical political content material in addition to simply being an excellent cat picture.
And a bonus (Wayne W):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.