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Hyperlinks 4/9/2023 | bare capitalism

Readers, Yves despatched Matt Taibbi electronic mail saying 100+ readers had commented on “Why Do Mainstream Democrats Hate Matt TaibbI?“, and that it “should be horrible to be on the receiving finish of sustained bullying.” Taibbi responded, saying amongst different issues “Thanks for this! It did cheer me up, thanks.” Hat tip, NC Commentariat! –lambert

Affected person readers, I apologize for extreme size and chattiness. I over-compensated for our bizarre Easter weekend newsflow by gathering an excessive amount of, and there have been some hyperlinks I couldn’t bear to prune. –lambert

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See the flamboyant grandeur of the frequent betta fish Nationwide Geographic

Has T. rex misplaced its chunk? Menacing snarl could also be fallacious AP

The Gambler Who Beat Roulette Bloomberg

Local weather

Venice Is Saved! Woe Is Venice. NYT

International warming, house runs, and the way forward for America’s pastime American Meteorology Society. “We isolate human-caused warming with local weather fashions, discovering that >500 house runs since 2010 are attributable to historic warming.”

Elusive Billionaire Bets In opposition to Europe’s Inexperienced Plans—And Mints a Fortune Bloomberg


Drought-ravaged Colorado River will get aid from snow. However long-term water disaster stays Los Angeles Occasions

A Mississippi metropolis reeling from a clear water disaster sees a sudden finish to trash assortment NBC


Face-mask guidelines relaxed as hospitals to take massive step away from pandemic period Impartial. Eire. Commentary:

Some go to Happyville, some go to Ache Metropolis….

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant shedding throughout respiratory actions Worldwide Journal of Infectious Ailments. From the Abtract: “In contrast with sufferers contaminated with pre-Omicron variants, comparable SARS-CoV-2 RNA copy numbers had been detectable in aerosol samples of sufferers contaminated with Omicron regardless of being absolutely vaccinated. Sufferers contaminated with Omicron additionally confirmed a slight enhance in viral aerosol shedding throughout respiratory actions and had been extra prone to have persistent aerosol shedding past 7 days after illness onset.” A lot for vaccination stopping transmission. Additionally a lot for Walensky’s 5-days-then-back-to-work steerage; she killed lots of people when she minimize the quantity from 10 days to 5.

Bivalent COVID Vaccines; Can the Unique Antigenic Sin be Forgiven? (PDF) (viewpoint) The Journal of Infectious Ailments. “The excellent news is that if new variants escape to a degree the place there may be little cross-recognition by pre-existing reminiscence B and T cells, then it ought to be attainable to prime an efficient major immune response in opposition to the rising spike protein. This phenomenon is routinely seen in untreated HIV an infection the place there’s a a lot larger diploma of virologic escape. At this level, hopefully the unique antigenic sin will likely be forgiven.” To this layperson, looks like a lucid rationalization of “authentic antigenic sin.” Readers?


China’s shopper restoration nonetheless doubtful as practically 60 per cent of households choose to save lots of South China Morning Submit

China well being officers lash out at WHO, defend virus search AP

Blinken to go to Vietnam subsequent week, US senator says Channel Information Asia


Two Years of Turmoil: Myanmar’s Spiraling Civil Battle The Diplomat

Rise in unlicenced garment factories fuels labour exploitation in post-coup Myanmar Frontier Myanmar


CIA chief visits Saudi Arabia to precise frustration about Iran rapprochement: Report Anadolu Company. “Blind-sided.” That’s a rattling disgrace.

Israeli Assault on Al Aqsa is State Terrorism Tikun Olam

Israeli spy ware NSO nonetheless hides among the many partitions of the White Home Al Mayadeen


Response to Texas Abortion Tablet Ruling: Outrage, and Muted Reward NYT

New Not-So-Chilly Battle

Ukraine will ‘disappear’ as ‘nobody wants it,’ says high Russian safety official Anadolu Company

Ukrainians afraid of Hungary’s enlargement in Transcarpathia Each day Information Hungary. Foolish Ukrainians. It’s Poland they’ve to fret about, not Hungary!

US ‘resists’ giving Ukraine NATO accession ‘highway map’ France24

Everyone in Washington needs the Ukrainian ambassador at their social gathering WaPo

On the Threshold of a New Worldwide Order Tricontinental

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Leaked army paperwork on Ukraine battlefield operations circulated as early as March Politico. 4/7, the primary (Telegram) tranche, lead sourced to Bellingcat.

Leaked Pentagon docs present how deep US has compromised Russian intelligence New York Submit (that’s “deeply”). 4/8, the second (4chan) tranche. Yves exhibits right here that the seemingly supply for the primary tranche is Ukraine itself, portray itself (accurately) as weak, to both forestall the long-awaited “counter-offensive” or create an alibi for failure (and moar weapons). It happens to me that the primary tranche punches West, and the second East. I’d speculate that Ukraine’s aim within the second tranche could be to toss an apple of discord amongst the Russian intelligence providers; maybe the empowerment of a Russian James Jesus Angleton could be the joyful final result. Not that there’s a lot chance of that in any actuality we all know; the KBG has been extremely competent for a while, and that features the potential to neutralize moles, double brokers, and such-like. Maybe somebody suggested Ukraine to make use of Karl Rove’s technique of “assault the power“?

‘Awfully Handy’: Leaked NATO Plans for Ukraine Ought to Be Taken ‘With Grain of Salt’ Sputnik. “It due to this fact had a formidable topicality, which directly, in Smiley’s eyes, made it suspect.” – John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. And the place did I discover this hyperlink? Drudge [sighs, shrugs].

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Ukraine in a position to resume electrical energy exports after six-month hole – minister Reuters

Ukrainian military did not regain Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Energy Plant in October Ukrainska Pravda

Human wave ways are demoralizing the Russian military in Ukraine The Atlantic Council

Biden Administration

Might Dementia within the Nationwide Safety Workforce Create a Safety Risk? RAND Company. Or, oddly unmentioned, mind fog?

‘We’d like you all’: Harris takes White Home message on weapons to Nashville Politico. Instantly Harris is getting a whole lot of good press. Did Biden slip a cog?

The Drawback With the IRS Pledge To not Audit Extra Earners Underneath $400,000 WSJ

B-a-a-a-a-d Banks

Toronto-Dominion Turns into Largest Financial institution Brief With $3.7 Billion on the Line Bloomberg

What I learnt from three banking crises Gillian Tett, FT

The Supremes

Clarence Thomas’s Billionaire Benefactor Collects Hitler Artifacts Washingtonian


And So It Begins: On the First Fees to Drop In opposition to Former President Donald Trump Lawfare. Acceptable supply. Lovin’ the bio: “Scott R. Anderson is a fellow in Governance Research on the Brookings Establishment and a Senior Fellow within the Nationwide Safety Legislation Program at Columbia Legislation College. He beforehand served as an Legal professional-Adviser within the Workplace of the Authorized Adviser on the U.S. Division of State and because the authorized advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.” All suggestions, apparently.

How a Drawing of Donald Trump at His Arraignment Turned the First Courtroom Sketch to Cowl ‘The New Yorker’ Artnet. Counting coup.

Republican Funhouse

Tennesse, Tenessee:

Tennessee’s Home expels 2 of three Democrats over weapons protest AP

Justin Pearson and Justin Jones Have a Historical past of Breaking the Standing-Quo, Even With Clothes Vogue

Capitol Seizure

Appeals courtroom ruling places lots of of Jan. 6 felony circumstances in limbo Politico. Obama nominee. Value a learn for the problems.

Our Famously Free Press

How Fox Chased Its Viewers Down the Rabbit Gap NYT. The Deck: “Rupert Murdoch A. G. Sulzberger constructed an empire by giving viewers readers precisely what they wished. However what they wished — election lies and riot RussiaGate and Trump Derangement Syndrome — put that empire (and the nation) in peril.” Fastened it for ya. Not that the unique was incorrect. Simply… not as self-reflective because it might need been.

Dang. What’s that high-pitched warbling sound:

WMDs had been actual. The Afghan Battle Diaries had been pretend. Dude, come on. The schtick is getting previous.

Herring Watch

Michigan Man Charged with Assaulting Grocery Clerk with Frozen 4-pound Herring Subject and Stream

An Ode to Herring, As soon as NYC’s Most Considerable Fish HellGate

Digital Watch

EXCLUSIVE: First anti-aging capsules to hit cabinets in 2028, professional predicts – as Silicone Valley races to beat demise Each day Mail

Is Large Tech’s R&D Spending Truly Hurting Innovation within the U.S.? WSJ. Laborious to see how servicing rentiers would have that impact, absolutely?

Zeitgeist Watch

OnlyFans Actress Filmed Intercourse Act at Historic Colombian Landmark, Sparking Outrage Gizmodo

Jealousy and Its Antidote: Pioneering Psychiatrist Leslie Farber on the Tangled Psychology of Our Most Harmful Emotion The Marginalian

Guillotine Watch

$4 Trillion In U.S. Wealth Is Stashed Abroad, A lot Of It In Tax Havens Forbes

Class Warfare

Civil unrest overtakes terrorism in insurance coverage claims FT

A Historic Labor Market Restoration Apricitas

Regulators say railroads should study how they construct trains ABC. Constructing a practice is known as “blocking,” and poor blocking was a contributing trigger within the East Palestine catastrophe (missed by Lever Information however not by Bare Capitalism).

Labour scarcity dealing with Jugiong jam manufacturing facility solved by hiring nation youngsters ABC Australia

How Zombifying Fungi Turned Grasp Manipulators Scientific American

Antidote du jour (by way of):

I couldn’t discover a correct bear to go together with the blob (beneath); so, a cute fox.

Bonus antidote:

See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.

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