Cats And Human Supremacy indi.ca
Hedge Funds Are Dealers Now Bloomberg
The COP Delusion: Decades of empty words and no action Climate & Capitalism
Cat 6 hurricanes have arrived Michael Mann, PNAS
Blue Ocean Event 2024? Arctic News
In 2050, 33% of global river sub-basins could face water scarcity: Study Business Standard
Temporal Association between COVID-19 Infection and Subsequent New-Onset Dementia in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (preprint) The Lancet. Metastudy. “Cognitive impairment was nearly twice as likely in COVID-19 survivors compared to those uninfected.”
Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in Children Pediatrics. From the Abtract: “This state-of-the-art narrative review provides a summary of our current knowledge about PASC in children, including prevalence, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical characteristics, underlying mechanisms, and functional outcomes, as well as a conceptual framework for PASC based on the current National Institutes of Health definition.” Work product of NIH’s RECOVER program. PASC (“postacute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection”) is an acronym coined — and I know you’ll find this hard to believe — by Anthony Fauci (“what it really is“), presumably so searches for “PASC” would be siloed from searches, by dull normals, for “Long Covid.” And so it goes.
PACFLEET CO Paparo Warns a Weak U.S. Maritime Sector Risk in Conflict with China USNI News. Commentary:
This excellent article highlights the US Military’s biggest strategic weakness if war erupts in the Pacific.
Paparo’s answers about sealift were good (not great) BUT his worst answer is not mentioned.
When asked about fuel storage capacity in the pacific he said the USAF can… https://t.co/kLTEcbxTjf
— John Ʌ Konrad V (@johnkonrad) February 3, 2024
‘The military is in chaos’: Cracks in the support base Frontier Myanmar
The Houthis’ Next Target May Be Underwater Foreign Policy
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Why is the US in Jordan and Syria? London Review of Books. “Rural fort soldiering [e.g., al-Tanf] is a classic imperial mode, so it isn’t unusual that the US does it in the Middle East, except that so many of the outposts in Syria and Iraq have become liabilities.” Well worth a read.
Asymmetries New Left Review
Meet the Israelis Physically Blocking the Ethnic Cleansing Unfolding in the West Bank Reader-Supported News
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Commentary: Pakistan needs to get past ‘lock him up’ politics Channel News Asia. Yeah, sheesh, that’s Third World stuff.
New Not-So-Cold War
Peace in Ukraine NYT. Will there be Nazis?
South of the Border
Ecuador’s Internal Armed Conflict London Review of Books
Senate Republicans officially block foreign aid bill with border changes Politico. The deck: “It marks the end of immigration negotiations that dragged on for four months.” Nobody could have predicted:
Putin’s on balls of his heels, and what are we doing? Stepping back? – Biden on failed aid bill Ukrainska Pravda. Biden: “The United States is viewed as — we are the essential nation. If the United States steps out of events, what happens. What happens then in the Middle East, the Taiwan Straits? What happens in Asia? What happens with Ukraine?” Every country but his own.
Our Famously Free Press
There’s Nothing Wrong with Tucker Interviewing Putin. It’s Called Journalism. Zaid Jilani, Public. Not only that, the intracranial splatterfest in (sigh) “the liberal media” is going to generate clicks — and sorely needed revenue — for weeks, and various protusions of The Blob in think tanks and consultancies are going to make bank. What’s not to like?
Vladimir Putin Fast Facts CNN. A timeline. Time’s “Man of the Year” in 2007.
‘Enshittification’ is coming for absolutely everything Cory Doctorow, FT
Morale plummets at Google as workers complain bosses are ‘inept’ and ‘boring’ SFGATE. Enshittification proceeds apace.
No, 3 million electric toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack Bleeping Computer
Personal Information is Property Jim Harper, SSRR. AEI. From the Abstract: “[I]nformation has acquired the characteristics of property in the common law sense. Consumers and businesses—each in their way and for their purposes—withhold or hoard personal information, trade it, process it, profit from it, and enjoy other rights to personal information that are in the ‘bundle of sticks’ that make up property rights.”
Boeing Faces Potential Strike from Its Largest Union Manufacturing.net
The legal arguments in Julian Assange’s High Court extradition hearing on 20-21 February (thread) Stella Assange, Threadreader
Realignment and Legitimacy
No More Fairy Tales: Why the United States Needs a Whole New Operating System In These Times. From 2018, still germane. “Because corporations have constitutional ”rights,” if a community makes a decision to stop a bad project that has been permitted by the state or federal government, a corporation has the ability to sue the community to force its project into the town. There’s no self-government at work here.”
How to Tell If You’re Living in a Binary Crisis (excerpt) The Honest Broker
Imperial Collapse Watch
Asia’s commercial heft helps keep Russia’s war economy going The Economist. Dear Lord. How is it that an imperial hegemon lacks sufficient “economic heft”?
Tennessee is fastest growing state for labor unions Chattanooga Times Free Press
Where Tulpas Come From JSTOR Daily
FAA Aviation Maps Beautiful Public Data. For example:
Antidote du jour (via):
Giraffe helps remove the branch stuck on Gazelle’s head..🦒🦌🌿😍 pic.twitter.com/2hJVXZkaCU
— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) February 3, 2024
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here