Hyperlinks 12/24/2022 | bare capitalism



Canine in UK collected greater than 1,000 littered bottles for recycling Washington Submit (furzy)

Large python reunited with proprietor after months roaming Austin BBC

Deep Studying Alone Isn’t Getting Us To Human-Like AI Nomea (David L)

Contained in the billion-dollar assembly for the mega-rich who need to reside perpetually MIT Expertise Evaluation

‘Classifying Growing older as a Illness Might Pace FDA Drug Approvals’ The Hill

Meddling Dad and mom Rent Relationship Coaches for Their Grown Kids Wall Avenue Journal (J-LS). I’ve all the time most popular getting a root canal to happening a date. Effectively, besides a root canal has everlasting bodily results and most dates don’t.

Rear window New Criterion (Anthony L). On Edward Hopper.

Bach’s unintended masterpiece New Statesman (J-LS)



ma flags a brand new information web site:

SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins set off periodontal fibrosis Information-Medical.web (ma)

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BQ and XBB subvariants present distinctive immune evasion properties Information-Medical.web (guurst)


China estimates 250mn folks have caught Covid in 20 days Monetary Occasions

China sees Malicious program in refused US vaccine provide Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

‘Revive behavior of utilizing masks,’ advices ex-Well being min Harsh Vardhan on COVID-19 scenario Republic World (J-LS)

RTPCR Check Necessary For International Arrivals From China, 4 Different Nations: Union Well being Min Republic World (J-LS)

Local weather/Setting

Information and figures about poisonous chemical substances in agriculture 2022 Pesticide Atlas (guurst)

EPA Tightens Guidelines on Air pollution From Vans, Buses and Vehicles New York Occasions

Zimbabwe Has Banned the Export of Uncooked Lithium Quartz


Manila hardens South China Sea defences Bangkok Submit (furzy)

China sees Malicious program in refused US vaccine provide Asia Occasions (Kevin W)

Japan eyes world army energy standing Asia Occasions (Kevin W)


South Africa marks holidays regardless of nationwide energy cuts FirstPost (J-LS)

New Not So Chilly Warfare

Will Ukraine ever have sufficient Fireplace Energy? Col Doug Macgregor Choose Napolitano, YouTube

Has NATO’s Technique To Bleed Russia Backfired? Larry Johnson

Of Notice. Andrei Martyanov (guurst). On Russia growing the dimensions of its armed forces

Bakhmut Meatgrinder & Copium Mark Sleboda (Stevelancs). Good overview.

Kiev is mulling peace plan, WSJ reviews RT

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The Declare That The Ukraine Warfare Advances US Pursuits Discredits The Declare That It’s “Unprovoked” Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)

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Putin, Remoted and Distrustful, Leans on Handful of Exhausting-Line Advisers Wall Avenue Journal. Neocons gotta neocon.

Sixty years on from the Cuban missile disaster, the US has discovered its classes – however Putin has not Guardian (Kevin W)

Russia’s militarization of the Arctic reveals no signal of slowing down CNN (furzy)

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EU value cap on gasoline might push suppliers to different markets – Novak Interfax (guurst)

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The US Captagon Act: Tightening Syria’s siege below new pretext The Cradle (guurst)

Israel: How Netanyahu handed Ben-Gvir the gun to begin an annexation struggle Jonathan Prepare dinner, Center East Eye (guurst)

Massive Brother Is Watching You Watch

Cowl Your Tracks Digital Frontier Basis (David L)

As Lengthy as We’re on the Topic of CAPTCHAs Bruce Schneier (David L)

Meta agrees to pay $725 million to settle lawsuit over Cambridge Analytica information leak CNN (Kevin W)


The Information Underpinning Jan. 6 Committee Prison Referrals FactCheck.org (furzy). I’ve bother with the declare that Trump had a plan, versus some impulses.


Choose slams Trump go well with geared toward blocking N.Y. lawyer common probe Politico (furzy)


SEVEN THESES ON AMERICAN POLITICS New Left Economics. Robin Ok: “Biden economics.”

DOJ takes on ’True the Vote’ Vigilantes — lastly! Greg Palast, YouTube

Choose strips Alex Jones of chapter protections after he tried to dodge $1.5B Sandy Hook judgment Salon (furzy)

Our No Longer Free Press

1 large factor — Unique: Bloomberg eyes WSJ, WaPo Axios (furzy)

No Free PACER as US Lawmakers Exclude Proposal from Spending Invoice Reuters

The Bezzle

Bankman-Fried affiliate admits to misuse of FTX buyer funds Monetary Occasions. Might be inferred from revised SEC submitting. However:

Ellison, the previous head of FTX’s buying and selling affiliate Alameda Analysis who pleaded responsible to seven prison fees on Monday, instructed a New York choose that from 2019 to 2022 the agency had entry to “an infinite line of credit score on FTX.com” and that she “knew that it was flawed”, in response to a transcript of the plea listening to made obtainable on Friday.

“I understood that FTX executives had applied particular settings on Alameda’s FTX.com account to take care of adverse balances in numerous fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies,” Ellison mentioned on the listening to, simply days earlier than Bankman-Fried was extradited from the Bahamas to the US.

She added that she “understood that if Alameda’s FTX accounts had vital adverse balances in any explicit foreign money, it meant that Alameda was borrowing funds that FTX’s clients had deposited”….

Ellison’s testimony on Monday afternoon was stored secret for days. Federal prosecutors had argued that revealing her plea may make it tougher to persuade Bankman-Fried, who has been charged with eight prison counts, to permit himself to be introduced again from the Bahamas to New York and be arraigned.

Bankman-Fried Choose Recused As a result of Husband’s Agency Suggested FTX Bloomberg. Being a stickler, I had taken problem with earlier reviews from an internet site that may go unnamed that argued the choose wanted to recuse herself as a result of Davis Polk, her husband’s agency, had represented BlockFi on a mortgage to FTX. Earth to base, in that case, BlockFi had pursuits opposed to FTX and so no battle of curiosity. Apparently there was additionally a direct Davis Polk illustration of FTX or an FTX entity too (observe the battle between the FTX and BlockFi illustration was possible waived by whichever get together employed Davis Polk later; it typically occurs at large corporations. Consultants get vastly extra confidential info than legislation corporations do. In my day, McKinsey represented Citibank, Chase, Merrill, and the then Producers Hanover. Totally different companions on every account and they didn’t share associates. And people companions hated one another).

How Massive Tech fought antitrust reform — and gained The Hill

Financial institution Error in Our Favor Matt Stoller (Chuck L)

FTC orders Mastercard to not block use of competing debit fee networks The Hill (Kevin W)

Elon Musk’s Funds Sophisticated by Declining Wealth, Twitter Pressures Wall Avenue Journal

Class Warfare

College of California employees approve contract settlement, ending longest greater schooling strike in U.S. Politico

Antidote du jour. The elk regulars lounging in Teton Time’s yard.

And a bonus (Robin Ok):

And a second bonus (guurst):

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