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Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational surroundings ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of conflict — each actual fog and stage fog — in feedback. None of us want extra cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers shall be summarily whacked.

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–Yves

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Your humble blogger was a bit below the climate. From time to time I get what I name stress hangovers. It’s like having a 75% power migraine. Nothing critical however I actually can’t work whereas one is on. So forgive me if these hyperlinks wind up being brief rations.

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Tens of millions of bees utilized in pollination die in airline transport ABC Information. Kevin W: “To go from California to Alaska you need to undergo frikkin’ Georgia?”

67 Wild Horses Die of Extremely Contagious Sickness in Federal Care Treehugger

Honeybees be part of people as the one recognized animals that may inform the distinction between odd and even numbers PhysOrg (Robert M)

The shocking afterlife of used lodge cleaning soap The Hustle

From seawater to ingesting water, with the push of a button MIT Information (David L)

Why does swearing make us stronger? Massive Assume (fk). Humorous, I picked up the behavior of the common use of profanity when on Wall Avenue. The usage of unhealthy language exterior contexts like that was much less acceptable than now.

The Ever-Current Origin: Swiss Poet, Thinker, and Linguist Jean Gebser’s Prescient 1949 Imaginative and prescient for the Evolution of Consciousness The Marginalian (David L)

#COVID-19

Science/Medication

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections with the delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated sufferers with immune-mediated inflammatory ailments utilizing immunosuppressants: a substudy of two potential cohort research Lancet (Kevin W)

Omicron sub-lineages BA.4/BA.5 escape BA.1 an infection elicited neutralizing immunity Sigil. Manuscript, not even a preprint however getting consideration on Twitter on account of excessive caliber of authors.

Examine tracks COVID-19 an infection dynamics in adults MedicalXpress (David L)

Ask Amy: Brother insists vaccinated kinfolk take COVID assessments earlier than go to. Is that cheap? Michigan Reside (verifyfirst)

Asia

Beneath Lockdown in China New York Occasions

US

Is America within the Center of an Invisible COVID Wave? Atlantic. Resilc: “Not if you happen to look and browse NC.”

Local weather/Surroundings

Nation-Stage Warming Projections Berkeley Earth (resilc)

Public ‘Duped’ About Plastics Recycling, CA Launches Investigation Patch (David L)

China?

How China Will Dominate the World Competitors Over Information Nationwide Curiosity (RobertC)

Huawei defeats US chip ban to put up document earnings Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

China–Solomons deal ‘politically illiterate’ if Beijing needs higher ties with Australia: Rudd Asia Strategist (RobertC)

China has a youth unemployment downside Asia Occasions (resilc)

Gentle proposal for fortifying Japan, Taiwan air defenses Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Europe’s Financial system Slows to a Crawl as Struggle and Inflation Take a Toll New York Occasions (Kevin W)

Paris suspends Bolloré electrical buses after two catch fireplace France24 (furzy)

New Not-So-Chilly Struggle

EU prepares Russia oil embargo – media RT (Kevin W). I can’t even…

Ukrainians Endure Gasoline Shortages After Russian Strikes on Gas Infrastructure Wall Avenue Journal. Erm, we reported on this over two weeks in the past, based mostly on a report on a Ukrainian enterprise web site.

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Ukraine and the Doomsday Machine Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay (fk). Resulting from not feeling so scorching, I’ve not tracked down what Scott Ritter stated on this matter. It doesn’t sound like Wilkerson learn supply materials on Russian doctrine with respect to using nuclear weapons. Ritter as a UN former weapons inspector who reads Russian would have the right tackle this.

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The New Flip in Ukraine: Putin’s Struggle Turns into Biden’s Struggle CounterPunch (resilc)

Biden Seeks to Rob Putin of His High Scientists With Visa Lure Bloomberg. Um, I believe quite a lot of Russians have labored out that they’re now hated within the West. Even the Economist pointed it out in a current story: There are a lot of reviews of hostility in the direction of Russians in Germany. It added they have been much less badly handled in France and Italy…as a result of the Russian diaspora was small.

$33B Request Will Assist Ukraine Combat Russia In The ‘Longer Time period,’ Biden Says Protection One (resilc). The dough solely goes to the top of Sept.

Russian media as we speak, 28 April 2022 Gilbert Doctorow. On US and Poland schemes for western Ukraine.

Ukraine Newest: Russia Says It Plans to Stop House Station Bloomberg

The Second Stage Geopolitical Struggle in Ukraine Takes Over CounterPunch. Observe that commentators who acknowledge that Ukraine is shedding the conflict (as mirrored within the subdued and even selectively downbeat feedback from UK officers and within the British press, a giant shift from their former boosterism) depict the shift in narrative to “the aim is to weaken Russia” as an effort to divert consideration. Nevertheless the US is so propaganda-driven that we are going to now attempt to act on that. Resilc quotes:

What has been obvious to critics for a while is that Western diplomacy has turn into primarily dedicated to second stage Geopolitical Struggle even at the price of enormously prolonging and aggravating the Ukrainian conflict on the bottom and producing rising dangers of a wider conflict. Solely previously few days has this precedence been kind of acknowledged by excessive officers within the U.S. Authorities, most dramatically within the go to of Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, and Austin, Secretary of Protection to Ukraine and later to assembly in Europe with their NATO counterparts. What was revealed was that the primary coverage aim of the U.S. was ‘the weakening of Russia’ made a viable endeavor by the surprising resistance capabilities of Ukrainian armed forces bolstered by a present unified patriotic resolve.

Why Europe can not perceive Russia Pepe Escobar, The Cradle

Syraqistan

Iran’s Guards commander says Israel creating circumstances for destruction Jerusalem Put up

Massive Brother Is Watching You Watch

FBI Performed Probably Tens of millions of Warrantless Searches of People’ Information Wall Avenue Journal

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Ukraine Struggle Is Ballooning America’s Navy Industrial Advanced New Republic. Resilc: “By no means ending love for a shedding army.”

U.S. Military To Take a look at Networked Drone Swarms Flying Journal (David L). Um, how are networked drones any extra immune to Russia’s sign/GPS jamming? Look like this is perhaps combating the final conflict.

FIRST ON CNN: US left behind $7 billion of army tools in Afghanistan after 2021 withdrawal, Pentagon report says CNN. Resilc: “It’ allllll good, jobs for merikin employees.”

Trump

Trump loses bid to carry contempt cost regardless of swearing he can’t discover subpoenaed paperwork CNBC

Biden

Joe Manchin’s Method to Biden’s Presidency Is Paying Off in West Virginia Morning Seek the advice of (resilc)

Sanders: Democrats’ technique for dealing with Manchin, Sinema an ‘absolute political failure’ The Hill

Bernie Sanders Needs Democrats to Make Unions Their Largest Message Vainness Honest (furzy). Over the social gathering’s useless physique.

Our No Longer Free Press

The Candy Sound of Censorship: The Biden Administration Seeks the Excellent Pitch for Disinformation Governance Jonathan Turley

“That is This” James Howard Kunstler. Unsure in regards to the Maoist reference until he means the Cultural Revolution.

Musk advised banks he’ll rein in Twitter pay, earn cash from tweets Reuters. Furzy accurately says this might characterize the top of Twitter. Musk proposes charging for embedding tweets. They’re now as you realize utilized in a big approach even in mainstream media. I can’t think about anybody will go together with this. This may scale back the curiosity of journalists in Twitter.

The issues with Elon Musk’s plan to open-source the Twitter algorithm MIT Know-how Assessment (David L)

Choose Rejects Elon Musk’s Quest To Scrap Deal Over 2018 Tweets HuffPost (furzy)

Illinois’ Training Chief Urges Colleges to Cease Working With Police to Ticket College students for Misbehavior ProPublica (resilc)

Air France aircraft ‘went nuts’ as pilots pulled controls in reverse instructions Telegraph (Kevin W)

EIA Month-to-month Information Reveals A Dip In U.S. Oil Manufacturing OilPrice

Nasdaq index marks worst month-to-month drop since 2008 monetary disaster Monetary Occasions

Class Warfare

Faculty-Educated Staff Assist Unionize Locations Like Starbucks New York Occasions. Go class traitors! Or maybe extra precisely, individuals who have been betrayed by their class and usually are not taking it sitting down.

Wages Went Up Through the Covid Pandemic. Now We’re Again to the Crap-Job Financial system. New Republic (resilc)

Antidote du jour:

And a bonus (furzy):

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.

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