A Man Strapped a Digital camera to His Cat and It’s the Greatest Factor We’ve Ever Seen Futurism (PdB). I couldn’t be a cat. I might get vertigo.
Pinball is booming in America, because of nostalgia and canny advertising and marketing Economist. In my teenagers, when my father was in an uncharacteristically beneficiant temper, he received a pinball machine. It was completely cool
Titanic: First ever full-sized scans reveal wreck as by no means seen earlier than BBC. Lead story, so there’s formally no information.
Replication of Excessive-Temperature Superconductor Comes Up Empty arstechnica
EcoLogicStudio turns algae into air-purifying biopolymer “tree” dezeen
Covid-19 will value the US economic system $14 trillion Asia Instances
The Pandemic Isn’t Over. Right here’s Methods to Keep Protected Wired (Dr. Kevin)
Fuel-Powered Vehicles Received’t Die Off Any Time Quickly Axios
This 12 months’s record-breaking snowpack is pouring into the dried-out Salt Lake Excessive Nation Information (furzy)
May a Taiwan tax deal assist US ‘cripple’ China’s semiconductor improvement? South China Morning Publish
From DLG by way of e-mail:
Fatto Quotidiano’s paper version this morning has three articles about how Italy is being pressured into not renewing its Silk Highway accord with China, which comes up for renewal in 2024 (after 5 years in impact). Italy is the one G7 nation to be within the Silk Highway. Which is sensible, provided that Roma has been one terminus of the Silk Highway for, ohhh, a couple-a thousand years.
Strain is coming from the US of A and the EU. And after NordStream, the Italians know what the friendses are able to.
Additional, Giorgia Meloni goes together with the Atlanticist rubbish to protect her authorities. She doesn’t wish to be soft-coup-d’etat-ed and have Mario Draghi parachuted upon her.
It happens to me that the august neoliberal management of Europe provides in to U.S. calls for as a result of it’s the path of least resistance. As long as the U.S. doesn’t foment a battle inside their nation, why not give in? There’s cash to be made. One doesn’t wish to find yourself as the brand new Serbia. The English should be allowed to extract additional revenge.
Liz Truss speech in Taiwan is much more unhinged than I feared.
She calls to cease *any* cooperation with China, together with on local weather change, as a result of that’d destroy “freedom and democracy” which is extra necessary than the survival of the human race 🤡https://t.co/MBOMfvqiho
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) Could 17, 2023
Quad assembly in Australia canceled as U.S. politics pull Biden house Nikkei. Be aware this seems like it is going to push again the inking of the Papau New Guinea port entry deal.
UK sees file variety of individuals off work as a result of long-term illness Washington Publish (Kevin W)
Vauxhall maker says Brexit deal should be renegotiated or it might shut UK plant Guardian (resilc)
International Britain and King Charles’ Nice Reset Canadian Patriot
Britain is changing into Brussels on Thames The Spectator
La belle France
France honours six-year-old WW2 Resistance agent BBC (Dr. Kevin)
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
Launch: Airman Teixeira leaks (53 MB) Distributed Electronic mail of Secrets and techniques (furzy). Be aware Larry Johnson has complained the slides are arduous to seek out so this repository ought to assist with evaluation. Yours actually has not had an opportunity to take a look.
Ukraine – Air Protection Classes (Up to date) Moon of Alabama. Dima of Army Abstract, who typically is usually a bit wild-eyed, supplied a principle: the Patriot battery had been positioned in a residential space. In some way the operators received alerts the Russians might hit it. So that they fired a bunch of missiles off to stop them from being detonated in place upon a Russian strike. Believable?
If final evening’s video is, certainly, a Patriot, and if it was, certainly, destroyed, that is a lack of ~$160 million simply in ammo, after which the price of the system itself on high, whereas nonetheless failing the mission. Maybe the most costly AD failure in historical past https://t.co/7H8b536Vhk
— Russians With Angle (@RWApodcast) Could 16, 2023
EU to curb Indian gasoline imports made with Russian oil: Report Al Jazeera (Kevin W). I’d prefer to know the way they inform.
THE UKRAINE REFUGEE QUESTION Seymour Hersh. We talked about this every now and then as a problem early on. Apparently enthusiasm for the Ukraine trigger meant any indicators of issues have been pointedly ignored.
The Anglo-American Hand Behind the Rise of Fascism Then and Now The Final American Vagabond (Micael T)
New experiences/sources from @WHOoPt – Proper to Well being: Obstacles to well being and assaults on well being care within the occupied Palestinian territory https://t.co/30pPSyYQ9h pic.twitter.com/FaruoHy38F
— Lara Friedman (@LaraFriedmanDC) Could 16, 2023
Huge Brother is Watching You Watch
Google sued over ‘interception’ of abortion information on Deliberate Parenthood web site The Register
Re-Victimization From Police-Auctioned Cell Telephones Brian Krebs
Your DNA Can Now Be Pulled From Skinny Air New York Instances. I’m skeptical of the positioning of this story. Sure, “your” DNA is in all types of locations, however pray inform how is that this confirmed to belong to you (for example, yours actually has a tiny prolonged household and I’m extremely assured none of them have given DNA to cops or family tree companies)? Maybe I’m paranoid, however I learn the angle as designed to desensitize the
Imperial Collapse Watch
Cédric Durand, Hole States New Left Evaluate (Anthony L)
Drug Shortages Close to an All-Time Excessive, Resulting in Rationing New York Instances (furzy). We fancy ourselves to be a complicated economic system.
Is South Africa’s International Coverage a Thorn within the Aspect of Western Pursuits? Reported Arms Gross sales to Russia Are Solely the Newest Improvement Army Watch
Pepe Escobar: US Empire of Debt Headed for Collapse Sputnik
Merchandising machines are the most recent instrument for combating opioid overdoses Related Press
Durham is Too Late to Cease the Insanity Matt Taibbi. Worse, it’s been documented in cognitive bias literature that when individuals have sturdy beliefs and obtain data that contradicts them, they double down on their priors. Paywalled however contains cringe-making examples of Mueller adoration.
Durham’s FBI-Trump report fuels Home GOP ‘weaponization’ assaults The Hill
Democrats conflict with Biden over sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela Accountable Statecraft (resilc)
US Sanctions Are Brutal and Inhumane. And They Don’t Work. Jacobon (resilc)
Tick, tick, tick: Biden, lawmakers fail to achieve breakthrough on debt ceiling The Hill
Senators dismiss comfortable discuss after Biden-McCarthy debt sitdown Politico
Texas governor urges all US governors to assist fight border disaster following finish of Title 42 Anadolu Company
North Carolina Legislature Reapproves Abortion Ban, Overriding Governor’s Veto New York Instances (Kevin W)
A Texas lady was killed by her boyfriend after getting an abortion, police say NPR. Resilc: “Pardon forward by Abbott.”
Why Some Corporations Are Saying ‘Range and Belonging’ As a substitute of ‘Range and Inclusion’ New York Instances
Microsoft Says New AI Exhibits Indicators of Human Reasoning New York Instances (Dr. Kevin). Microsoft additionally thinks its software program works.
Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to keep away from jail and ordered to pay $425 million to her fraud victims Boing Boing (resilc)
Investor George Soros Dumps Tesla Stake, Enrages Elon Musk Jalopnik (resilc)
Mormon who left Wall St. to work for charity blows whistle on what he says is his church’s “clandestine hedge fund” CBS (Paul R). FWIW, I heard about this many years in the past from a university buddy who transformed to marry into the Mormon church, and his spouse was from a really outstanding LDS household. And he made clear the inner funding fund was giant. I don’t discover this shocking; the place would all of the tithing monies go?
April industrial manufacturing seems nice! – till you account for the March revisions Indignant Bear
Mohamed El-Erian says regional banks are in a ‘hospital’ part of turmoil, however a Fed coverage mistake will drive them ‘again into the ICU’ Enterprise Insider. Guys like El-Erian are loath to criticize the Fed, so that is as shut as he might get to our formulation, that this disaster was fully the Fed’s creation.
The Nice Pandemic Mortgage Refinance Increase Liberty Road Economics. Be aware refis are stimulative as a result of they release shopper budgets.
Contained in the ‘White Gold’ Rush to Mine American Lithium and Make Hundreds of thousands Vice
David Brooks and the “Which Means is Up” Drawback in Economics
Dean Baker, Counterpunch. Resilc: “Brooks is such a load. USA USA can’t even do away with the annual debt ceiling present. there isn’t a united in United States on any concern. Hopeless on all frontzzz.”
Huge Tech Resumed Hiring International Staff Simply Weeks After Layoffs Lee Fang (Paul R)
Antidote du jour. William B: “Spring turtles in MN”:
And a bonus. An addition to resilc’s herd:
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.