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Groundbreaking video of wolf attacking beaver Quetico Superior Wilderness News (Chuck L)

Deep links that equate mathematical proofs with computer programs Quanta (David L)

Menstrual health companies promote display of menstrual blood in advertisements Wall Street Journal (Dr. Kevin)

Teen brains at risk: common herbicides linked to cognitive decline Neuroscience (David L)

Young Americans are losing their Southern accents Economist (Dr. Kevin). Not in Alabama. But many are good at adjusting them for the Yankees.

Best Buy discontinues sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs Variety (Kevin W). Your humble blogger is very upset. Many foreign and older movies are only available on DVD. You should get it before it’s gone and buy a spare Region 1 DVD player. Moreover, if you download a movie, the authorities will get further information about your preferences (yes, if you buy a movie, in theory they will as well, but if you buy a movie from a decentralized seller (I can assure you that there is no system in place to aggregate the data.)

#COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection)

Long COVID-19: Key findings, mechanisms, and recommendations Nature (David L)

Codagenics Announces Promising Research Results on Intranasal Coronavirus Vaccine Sidrup (ma)

Britain’s top civil servant says government is like a ‘tragic joke’ during pandemic Guardian (Kevin W)

Trudeau government puts Canadian detective on trial in connection with infant death and mRNA vaccine investigation Related documents (Chuck L)

Climate/Environment

Africa’s revolt against net zero Thomas Fudge

Hydropower dams struggle to cope with the world’s increasingly severe weather wired

US authorities refuse to investigate crop toxicity of ‘inert’ pesticide chemicals Guardian (Kevin W)

Research: The best way to restore ecosystems is to listen to indigenous peoples Grist (David L.). Well, I don’t think you should just listen.

‘People are happier in walkable neighborhoods’: US communities that banned cars Guardian (Kevin W, Fergie)

China?

Biden wants to close loopholes to slow China’s cannibalization of U.S. AI chips register

China’s promise of prosperity brought debt and hardship to Laos Washington Post (Fergy)

Gaza

Day 7 of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood: Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing underway in Gaza Mondo Weiss

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No end in sight: Israel has no good options in Gaza financial times

The US is in trouble over Israel’s war in Gaza indian punch line

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Hamas militants had detailed maps of Israeli towns, military bases and infiltration routes Wall Street Journal (Fergy)

Security briefing Almonitor (Fergy). See first entry. Prime Minister Netanyahu certainly seems to want war. Recall that in his first statement after the Hamas attack, he looked happy as a punch.

Hamas’ ‘top secret’ documents show terrorists deliberately targeted elementary schools and youth centers NBC

Extremist politics in Israel and Ukraine Alastair Crooke, Alexander Mercouris, Glenn Diesen, YouTube. Important background on Israel and Palestine, especially an introduction to the plan to rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount. For a related article, see this story of his Crooke. ‘Al-Aqsa flood’: Surprisingly, some are surprised Al Mayadeen

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Why I don’t support Israel anymore and never will Scott Ritter (Chuck L). important.

Trap: Refuse to hire John Ganz

The true dividing line between Israel and Palestine Slavoj ลฝiลพek, Project Syndicate (David L)

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Saudi Arabia postpones normalization of Israel after hitting US targets bloomberg

The vicious kabuki theater of the Israeli-Palestinian war Larry Johnson. A reliable judgment of where this is going.

What does it mean to treat Hamas like ISIS? New York Times (David L)

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A new war that’s not so cold war

Ukraine, allies aim to avoid stalemate amid growing headwinds wall street journal

US imposes first sanctions on tanker owners based on Russian price caps Reuters (Kevin W)

Why Germany is upset about sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine Politico (Kevin W)

syrakistan

U.US, Qatar deny access to $6 billion from Iranian prisoner trade New York Times. Kevin W: โ€œUnable to agreeโ€

‘Freezing’ Iran Humanitarian Fund is self-defeating responsible national strategy

imperial collapse watch

When war technology doesn’t work as advertised Asia Times (Kevin W)

Army doesn’t know where large amounts of surplus weapons and equipment are located Defense One (Kevin W)

playing cards

George Conway says how to make Trump ‘crazy’ New Republic (Fergy). These armchair cringes seem to forget that President Trump had an impossibly abusive father and thus has a very high threshold for mental distress.

President Trump says he wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be ‘impeached’ during Israel-Hamas war Rolling Stone (Fergy)

RFK, Jr.

republican clown car

Republicans step up search for escape hatch from speaker’s chaos Politico (Kevin W)

Jordan confirms House nomination with second Republican gavel the hill

Former Ohio State wrestlers say Jim Jordan betrayed them and should not be Speaker of the House. NBC (Fergy)

Darcy Fontaine ยท Diary: Florida under DeSantis London Book Review (Anthony L)

OPINION: Name-shaming Kennedy could hand election to Trump The Globe and Mail (Dr. Kevin)

Our press is no longer free

Europe, get off our speech lawn Matt Taibbi (Chuck L)

Names and faces of Harvard students involved in anti-Israel statements posted on mobile bulletin boards and online sites CNN (Kevin W)

A.I.

Michigan introduces bill to regulate AI in elections Citizens

inflation

Paul Krugman of the NY Times says that except for food, gas and rent, “inflation is over” New York Post (Kevin W)

basil

‘It seems pretty awful’: Bankman Freed jury listens to tape of Mr. Alameda’s final days Financial Times (Kevin W)

class war

The price of the same drug jumps from pennies to $20 per pill. MedPage (Carla)

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