Mesmerizing Steel Sculptures of Figures Coming Undone Proper Earlier than the Viewer’s Eyes My Fashionable Met (David L)
“Burned Home” Thriller: Why Did This Historic Tradition Torch Its Personal Houses Each 60 Years? JSTOR. Micael T: “Historic knowledge. If the homes within the Hamptons are principally wooden, let’s do that there?”
An Previous Conjecture Falls, Making Spheres a Lot Extra Sophisticated Quanta Journal (Kevin W)
Why the empty atom image misunderstands quantum principle aeon (Anthony L)
Biden’s alcohol czar warns People may quickly be instructed to restrict themselves to simply two beers per WEEK beneath strict new booze pointers Every day Mail. Onerous to take this significantly when added sugars are are 13% of the common People’ eating regimen and the well being police refuse to deal with past an occasional throat-clearing.
The human Y chromosome has been totally sequenced for the primary time New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
The Final Lyme Shot Failed. Can a New One Succeed? Bloomberg (David L)
Lockdowns and face masks ‘unequivocally’ minimize unfold of Covid, report finds Guardian. Nevertheless, the article exhibits a surgical masks, which was fairly efficient beneath wild sort however now not.
Anybody who’s saying that Covid is rather like the flu now’s telling you a blatant lie. Most up-to-date knowledge from the CDC exhibits that Covid is 20-40x extra lethal than the flu. pic.twitter.com/Z7WjG2tGyC
— Denise Dewald, MD 🗽 (@denise_dewald) August 24, 2023
The tropics may get so sizzling that each one leaves on rainforest timber die New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Agrivoltaics Is Making Associates Throughout Partisan Traces, Thanks To Farmers CleanTechnica (Chuck L)
Why China’s financial system received’t be mounted Economist (furzy)
Disaster-hit China is correct to keep away from Japan’s failed instance Asia Occasions (Kevin W)
Has Xi Jinping bankrupted China? Edward Luttwak, Unherd. Do think about the supply.
Maps, Geopolitics and Pop Tradition: Understanding the controversy in Vietnam involving Blackpink and Barbie Fashionable Diplomacy (Micael T)
New Not-So-Chilly Conflict
The Actual Historical past of the Conflict in Ukraine Jeffrey Sachs YouTube
Diplomacy Watch: Washington’s ‘wishful pondering’ on Ukraine Accountable Statecraft
Sunk Value Fallacy In Ukraine Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
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Notice Ukraine was pushing very laborious to take Robotyne, a small village within the gray zone in Zaporzhizhia, however August 24 and failed. Russia made an surprising pushback regardless that most specialists believed Russia must cede the settlement. Notice the New York Occasions (as re-reported by Alexander Mercouris under) acknowledged 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 components of the settlement
“In Zaporozhye path, because 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
— Massive Serge ☦️🇺🇸🇷🇺 (@witte_sergei) August 24, 2023
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Watch: Putin Breaks Silence, Gives Condolences After Dying of Prigozhin Wall Avenue Journal. Not paywalled. Edited however the longest clip I’ve seen in English thus far.
Wagner’s profitable African operations thrown into post-Prigozhin limbo Monetary Occasions
Dying 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 impression on the wreckage of the tail part of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plane, which broke away from the fuselage.
All pages who rushed to assert that the airplane was shot down are mendacity: as of now there isn’t any 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:
Primarily based on recognized information, there isn’t any sturdy purpose for Putin to have had Prigozhin killed, notably as Alexanader Mercouris factors out, through the BRICS summit, and in Russia versus Africa, the place his dying could possibly be ‘splained away. The very last thing he would need to do is threat turning Prighzhin right into a martyr. And Putin had the means, and was most likely on the way in which to constructing a case for the mom of all corruption trials Except for the time in Syria when Prigozhin was freelancing after which the Russian authorities refused to cowl for his rogue motion and his males received whacked, I recall rumors of him working blood diamonds and Russian investigators being killed.
That might have enabled the state to strip Prigozhin of most if not all of his remaining wealth, and of Wagner, and most vital, discredit him.
Now there could possibly be darkish matter, that indirectly Prighozihin posed an imminent risk and the Kremlin concluded they may not comprise him quickly sufficient some other method. 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’s going to prepare Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s in Arizona Washington Put up. Kevin Wc:”All 8 of them?”
Getting Israeli-Saudi Rapprochement Proper International Affairs (Kevin C)
Liberal Zionists hit all-time low on religion that Israel will redeem itself Mondoweiss (Chuck L)
Massive Brother is Watching You Watch
YouTube might face billions in fines if FTC confirms little one privateness 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 of management the lion’s share of the world’s oil manufacturing.
The identical goes for the sharp GDP development of the… pic.twitter.com/gqVkGbZ7Ic
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) August 24, 2023
US won’t abandon the Center East: High common Anadolu Company
Setser is the person on this subject. Since earlier than the disaster, he has been meticulously monitoring greenback holdings and flows:
In all probability 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 the usage of two wildly completely different axes for a similar idea (share of reserves), the story additionally makes use of the quite 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’s additionally good proof that when reserve portfolios get to be large, nations find yourself diversifying away from probably 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 practically 80 million views:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
As of after I posted this, the video had 250 million views. There is no such thing as a method the Fox debate was wherever near that. Notice 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 Night time with Donald J Trump pic.twitter.com/ayPfII48CO
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 24, 2023
Having stated that, Trump appeared, relying in your perspective, very relaxed or low vitality. Headlines like Trump lashes out at Fox Information, Invoice Barr, Chris Christie in Tucker Carlson interview The Hill are an excessive mischaracterization, even earlier than attending to the truth that Trump’s largest goal was, predictably, Biden. Possibly Trump thinks he’s a horse in an extended distance race protecting a cushty tempo within the again stretch.
Give the Folks What They Need Joe Costello
GOP Clown Automobile
🔥🔥 @GGreenwald slams out-of-touch institution candidates eventually evening’s GOP Debate:
“You noticed these politicians—Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, Mike Pence—who actually sound like they’re from the Republican Social gathering of 2004-2012… I do not suppose they’ve any conception… pic.twitter.com/zevq8opgKc
— System Replace (@SystemUpdate_) August 24, 2023
Vivek received the GOP debate by exploiting the ever-growing gulf between the social gathering base and the Republican elite on Ukraine and January 6. Which implies Trump received, as a result of Vivek is appearing as a proxy for the previous president, whose reputation stabilizes with every weekly indictment.…
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) August 24, 2023
SUICIDE LOSER PARADE will get mowed down one after the other – “Mr. Rogers” subsequent 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 grow to be the norm in a “democracy” beneath financial hardship, a dynamic already well known in historical Greece.
This is what Thucydides wrote about this:
“[As conditions deteriorated]… https://t.co/OQwHpaGNDq
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) August 24, 2023
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We’re involved this can be a part of a wider try to cancel our platform,… pic.twitter.com/BJnnwv4Yyv
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Authorities Stupidity Is By Design Matt Stoller. Corporations and their legal professionals howl over having to make extra pre-merger disclosures. Individually they don’t sound laborious, which suggests the difficulty isn’t the alleged burden however having to supply extra data.
CVS launches biosimilar manufacturing subsidiary Becker Hospital Information
Why we should exchange the American nuclear household with a “postgenerational” society. Massive Assume. Micael T: “Yeah, that is nice if you would like an atomized neoliberal hell the place solely the wealthy procreate.”
The clear and current hazard of the transactional reward Monetary Occasions (Dr. Kevin). Obfuscatory headline. About presents for elite school admission.
Antidote du jour (Chet G):
And a bonus (Dr. Kevin):
Armadillo catching a ball pic.twitter.com/WNHuBNpUut
— why you must have an animal (@shouldhaveanima) August 22, 2023
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.