Mesmerizing Metal Sculptures of Figures Coming Undone Right Before the Viewer’s Eyes My Fashionable Met (David L)
“Burned House” Mystery: Why Did This Ancient Culture Torch Its Own Homes Every 60 Years? JSTOR. Micael T: “Historical knowledge. If the homes within the Hamptons are principally wooden, let’s do that there?”
An Old Conjecture Falls, Making Spheres a Lot More Complicated Quanta Journal (Kevin W)
Why the empty atom picture misunderstands quantum theory aeon (Anthony L)
Biden’s alcohol czar warns Americans could soon be informed to restrict themselves to simply two beers per WEEK underneath strict new booze pointers Day by day Mail. Laborious to take this significantly when added sugars are are 13% of the typical People’ food plan and the well being police refuse to handle past an occasional throat-clearing.
The human Y chromosome has been fully sequenced for the first time New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
The Last Lyme Shot Failed. Can a New One Succeed? Bloomberg (David L)
Lockdowns and face masks ‘unequivocally’ cut spread of Covid, report finds Guardian. Nonetheless, the article reveals a surgical masks, which was fairly efficient underneath wild sort however not.
Anybody who’s saying that Covid is rather like the flu now’s telling you a blatant lie. Most up-to-date information from the CDC reveals that Covid is 20-40x extra lethal than the flu. pic.twitter.com/Z7WjG2tGyC
— Denise Dewald, MD 🗽 (@denise_dewald) August 24, 2023
The tropics could get so hot that all leaves on rainforest trees die New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Agrivoltaics Is Making Friends Across Partisan Lines, Thanks To Farmers CleanTechnica (Chuck L)
Why China’s economy won’t be fixed Economist (furzy)
Crisis-hit China is right to avoid Japan’s failed example Asia Occasions (Kevin W)
Has Xi Jinping bankrupted China? Edward Luttwak, Unherd. Do take into account the supply.
Maps, Geopolitics and Pop Culture: Understanding the controversy in Vietnam involving Blackpink and Barbie Fashionable Diplomacy (Micael T)
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
The Real History of the War in Ukraine Jeffrey Sachs YouTube
Diplomacy Watch: Washington’s ‘wishful thinking’ on Ukraine Accountable Statecraft
Sunk Cost Fallacy In Ukraine Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
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Word Ukraine was pushing very arduous to take Robotyne, a small village within the gray zone in Zaporzhizhia, however August 24 and failed. Russia made an sudden pushback though most consultants believed Russia must cede the settlement. Word the New York Occasions (as re-reported by Alexander Mercouris beneath) said that the US has principally ordered Ukraine to make a full-bore push to interrupt the Russian land bridge in Crimea earlier than the autumn wet season hits, in 4 to 6 weeks.
Preventing at Robotyne has moved to the southern most elements of the settlement
“In Zaporozhye path, on account of energetic and well-coordinated actions by items of the Russian grouping of troops, supported by artillery, 5 enemy assaults have been repelled close to Rabotino and… pic.twitter.com/IrtJLeCBn8
— Protection Politics Asia (@DefensePolitics) August 25, 2023
— Huge Serge ☦️🇺🇸🇷🇺 (@witte_sergei) August 24, 2023
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Watch: Putin Breaks Silence, Offers Condolences After Death of Prigozhin Wall Avenue Journal. Not paywalled. Edited however the longest clip I’ve seen in English up to now.
Wagner’s lucrative African operations thrown into post-Prigozhin limbo Monetary Occasions
Death of Prigozhin: Causes & Suspects; No Ind Day Victory; US Tells Ukr Give Up Bakhmut; BRICS Grows Alexander Mercouris, YouTube
❗️ There are not any traces of an anti-aircraft missile influence on the wreckage of the tail part of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plane, which broke away from the fuselage.
All pages who rushed to say that the airplane was shot down are mendacity: as of now there isn’t a proof to assist it pic.twitter.com/DZrmqU4fBW
— What the media hides. (@narrative_hole) August 23, 2023
I hate to have to debate Prigozhin however I have to level out:
Based mostly on identified details, there isn’t a sturdy purpose for Putin to have had Prigozhin killed, notably as Alexanader Mercouris factors out, throughout the BRICS summit, and in Russia versus Africa, the place his loss of life could possibly be ‘splained away. The very last thing he would need to do is danger turning Prighzhin right into a martyr. And Putin had the means, and was in all probability on the way in which to constructing a case for the mom of all corruption trials Apart from the time in Syria when Prigozhin was freelancing after which the Russian authorities refused to cowl for his rogue motion and his males acquired whacked, I recall rumors of him operating blood diamonds and Russian investigators being killed.
That may have enabled the state to strip Prigozhin of most if not all of his remaining wealth, and of Wagner, and most essential, discredit him.
Now there could possibly be darkish matter, that not directly Prighozihin posed an imminent menace and the Kremlin concluded they may not comprise him quickly sufficient every other means. However that might not be leaking positions even when he had that intel. The US and Ukraine can see that with ISR. Weapons schematics? Weapons samples?
However they may presumably simply arrest him on corruption now even when the costs weren’t perfected.
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U.S. says it will train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s in Arizona Washington Publish. Kevin Wc:”All 8 of them?”
Getting Israeli-Saudi Rapprochement Right Overseas Affairs (Kevin C)
Liberal Zionists hit rock bottom on faith that Israel will redeem itself Mondoweiss (Chuck L)
Huge Brother is Watching You Watch
YouTube may face billions in fines if FTC confirms child privacy violations ars technica (Kevin W)
Imperial Collapse Watch
New composition of BRICS will management 80% of world oil manufacturing
With the addition of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran to the BRICS, the Union will be capable to management the lion’s share of the world’s oil manufacturing.
The identical goes for the sharp GDP progress of the… pic.twitter.com/gqVkGbZ7Ic
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) August 24, 2023
US will not abandon the Middle East: Top general Anadolu Company
Setser is the person on this matter. Since earlier than the disaster, he has been meticulously monitoring greenback holdings and flows:
Most likely a couple of chart crime right here (from an uncommon supply — the FT) pic.twitter.com/KlIPsihk7s
— Brad Setser (@Brad_Setser) August 24, 2023
Aside from using two wildly totally different axes for a similar idea (share of reserves), the story additionally makes use of the reasonably weird Stephen Jen idea of valuation adjusted reserves to argue that the greenback’s reserve share is falling …
— Brad Setser (@Brad_Setser) August 24, 2023
and the greenback’s share is up v the Nineties (pre Euro) whilst whole reserve holdings skied between 2000 and 2015. There may be additionally good proof that when reserve portfolios get to be huge, international locations find yourself diversifying away from essentially the most liquid and reserve like currencies and belongings
— Brad Setser (@Brad_Setser) August 24, 2023
This tweet has been up 6 hours and as of simply after 4 AM EDT had almost 80 million views:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
As of after I posted this, the video had 250 million views. There isn’t any means the Fox debate was wherever near that. Word there are 170 million registered voters within the US (forgive me for that includes it after Lambert posted it yesterday in Water Cooler).
Ep. 19 Debate Evening with Donald J Trump pic.twitter.com/ayPfII48CO
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 24, 2023
Having stated that, Trump appeared, relying in your standpoint, very relaxed or low vitality. Headlines like Trump lashes out at Fox News, Bill Barr, Chris Christie in Tucker Carlson interview The Hill are an excessive mischaracterization, even earlier than attending to the truth that Trump’s greatest goal was, predictably, Biden. Possibly Trump thinks he’s a horse in an extended distance race maintaining a cushty tempo within the again stretch.
Give the People What They Want Joe Costello
GOP Clown Automotive
🔥🔥 @GGreenwald slams out-of-touch institution candidates finally night time’s GOP Debate:
“You noticed these politicians—Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, Mike Pence—who actually sound like they’re from the Republican Celebration of 2004-2012… I do not suppose they’ve any conception… pic.twitter.com/zevq8opgKc
— System Replace (@SystemUpdate_) August 24, 2023
Vivek gained the GOP debate by exploiting the ever-growing gulf between the get together base and the Republican elite on Ukraine and January 6. Which suggests Trump gained, as a result of Vivek is performing as a proxy for the previous president, whose reputation stabilizes with every weekly indictment.…
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) August 24, 2023
SUICIDE LOSER PARADE gets mowed down one by one – “Mr. Rogers” next on deck Jacob Dreizin. Dreizin hates Trump however is superb at channeling Trump voters. Belief me and click on via.
“Utter twats” like Ramaswamy (I agree with the characterisation) sadly are inclined to turn out to be the norm in a “democracy” underneath financial hardship, a dynamic already widely known in historical Greece.
Here is what Thucydides wrote about this:
“[As conditions deteriorated]… https://t.co/OQwHpaGNDq
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) August 24, 2023
Our No Longer Free Press
Time is operating out
TikTok has suspended MintPress Information’ account with none rationalization.
With underneath 48 hours left, we’re making an pressing attraction to all of our supporters to assist us increase $50,000.
We’re involved this can be a part of a wider try and cancel our platform,… pic.twitter.com/BJnnwv4Yyv
— MintPress Information (@MintPressNews) August 24, 2023
Government Stupidity Is By Design Matt Stoller. Firms and their legal professionals howl over having to make extra pre-merger disclosures. Individually they don’t sound arduous, which implies the difficulty shouldn’t be the alleged burden however having to supply extra data.
CVS launches biosimilar manufacturing subsidiary Becker Hospital Information
Why we must replace the American nuclear family with a “postgenerational” society. Huge Suppose. Micael T: “Yeah, that is nice if you would like an atomized neoliberal hell the place solely the wealthy procreate.”
The clear and present danger of the transactional gift Monetary Occasions (Dr. Kevin). Obfuscatory headline. About items for elite faculty admission.
Antidote du jour (Chet G):
And a bonus (Dr. Kevin):
Armadillo catching a ball pic.twitter.com/WNHuBNpUut
— why it’s best to have an animal (@shouldhaveanima) August 22, 2023
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.