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Kitten Survives 60 Miles Below the Hood of a Automotive Animal Rescue
Olive timber had been first domesticated 7,000 years in the past, research finds ScienceDaily (Kevin W)
Galactic Stomach Flop: Mysterious “Blue Blobs” Reveal a New Sort of Star System SciTech Day by day (Chuck L)
Physicists Say They’ve Constructed an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Without end’ ScienceAlert
What are PFAS, and why is the EPA warning about them in consuming water? An environmental well being scientist explains The Dialog
Proving GM’s longstanding place, that every Covid an infection has a well being price they usually accumulate:
Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Analysis Sq.. The underlying paper, courtesy Tom H. Vital. Key part:
In comparison with non-infected controls, evaluation of the cumulative dangers of repeated an infection confirmed that the chance and burden elevated in a graded style in response to the variety of infections. The constellation of findings present that reinfection provides non-trivial dangers of all-cause mortality, hospitalization, and hostile well being outcomes within the acute and post-acute section of the reinfection.
A reinfection pink flag: Why a brand new report is so troubling Eric Topol (Dr. Kevin). On the research above.
The very thought that there’s some profit from getting contaminated, i.e. gaining immunity from future infections, has now been proven to be incorrect.
The other: an an infection makes the subsequent an infection worse, not higher.
— Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) June 21, 2022
🔴 The world is getting into a brand new wave.#COVID19
– The variety of Covid instances is rising in lots of international locations comparable to Israel, Germany, France, India and Italy.
– Circumstances and hospital admissions started to extend quickly within the UK. pic.twitter.com/PeVbfF3hQC
— Abdulkadir YILMAZ ☣🦠 (@a__virologist) June 21, 2022
I don’t assume so & neither ought to we with SARS-CoV-2. The extra we find out about lengthy COVID, the extra evidently SARS-CoV-2 isn’t simply an acute an infection, however a persisting virus in a big proportion of individuals. And never one which one ought to take frivolously. It’s not the flu.
— Dr. Deepti Gurdasani (@dgurdasani1) June 21, 2022
Covid is misandrist lol https://t.co/3BLW80zbON
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MS (@fitterhappierAJ) June 22, 2022
Regardless of One other Covid Surge, Deaths Keep Close to Lows New York Occasions. Resilc: “Nooooooooooooooooooo drawback, we’ve got full confidence within the cee/deecee and byedone primarily based on previous efficiency.”
The Finish of Pragmatic China Atlantic (resilc). But extra proof that the US is decided to pull everybody all the way down to our stage of horrid efficiency on Covid. The (predictable, as proven by GM predicting it from the get go) well being care price of repeated Covid an infection, plus lengthy Covid, reveals that China has the higher thought. It wouldn’t matter besides we made China our manufacturing base. And whose fault is that? Not China’s.
Broadway Will Drop Masks Mandate Starting July 1 New York Occasions Resilc: “Covid righhhhhhhhhhht right here in River Metropolis……..”
Heavy Industries in Australia’s Areas Might Minimize Emissions by 80% and Create a Jobs Bonanza, Report Says Guardian
Ben & Jerry’s Is Placing Their Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Eating regimen EcoWatch (furzy). Lead cow within the image seems to be sorta skinny! Making milk is outwardly exhausting work.
‘We fear about it disappearing’: alarm grows over Italy’s drought-hit Po River Guardian. From final week, nonetheless germane.
Collect them now: the paperwork you’d have to file a FEMA declare Yale Local weather Connection
Forest Service Particulars Errors That Led to New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire Wall Road Journal (David L)
US-China détente on the horizon Indian Punchline (Kevin W)
29 Chinese language navy plane enter Taiwan’s ADIZ Focus Taiwan
US ‘pressured labour’ legislation bans items from China’s Xinjiang area AlJazeera
Labour Entrance Benchers Banned From Becoming a member of Picket Strains Amid Rail Strikes Politics House
No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override energy of Europe’s human rights courtroom Guardian (Kevin W)
From Politico’s morning European publication:
THE WESTERN BALKANS ARE BALKING on the thought of attending tomorrow’s EU-Western Balkans summit, with the leaders of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia threatening to not come to Brussels, 4 officers informed Playbook. With Bulgaria vetoing the subsequent step in North Macedonia’s accession path to the EU, Serbia and Albania are contemplating expressing solidarity by boycotting the assembly.
Affirmation at midday: Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić appeared to substantiate the menace on Tuesday, tweeting that he had consulted with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski about whether or not to attend the summit. “We’ve determined to announce our choice tomorrow at midday on whether or not or not we’ll attend this assembly,” Vučić mentioned Tuesday.
“Latin America’s turning tide.” Patrick Lawrence
New Not-So-Chilly Conflict
Ukraine Russia Conflict Replace – Col Douglas Macgregor YouTube (guurst)
Western Navy Analysts, Together with the CIA, Dazed and Confused Larry Johnson
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IEA chief warns Europe to organize for whole shutdown of Russian fuel exports Monetary Occasions
Explainer: Why Germany is reviving soiled coal to counter Russian fuel reduce DW. Resilc: “As a result of the wind blows towards Russia?”
Germany might name subsequent stage in fuel emergency plan in subsequent 5-10 days – Die Welt Reuters
Poland tells residents to collect firewood as power costs enhance Anadolu Company
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Lithuania limits truck transit between Kaliningrad area, remainder of Russia – regional authorities Interfax
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London despatched notice to Moscow over captured mercenaries in DPR, Russian envoy says: “They despatched a notice, which was written in an boastful and lecturing method,” Andrey Kelin famous TASS. Except for the purpose that this can be a DPR matter, not a Russian Federation matter (and nobody desires to speak to the DPR as a result of not acknowledged), I’m shocked that if these mercenaries truly had been a part of Ukrainian armed forces (as in authentic POWs and subsequently entitled to correct care and feeding), why has Ukraine been silent?
Lawyer Normal Merrick B. Garland Visits Ukraine, Reaffirms U.S. Dedication to Assist Determine, Apprehend, and Prosecute People Concerned in Conflict Crimes and Atrocities Division of Justice
Networks lined the warfare in Ukraine greater than the US invasion of Iraq Accountable Statecraft (alex f). From April, nonetheless germane. As a result of blond Europeans?
Putin: S-500 already despatched, Sarmat to be delivered quickly Sputnik
Massive Brother Is Watching You Watch
Good jacuzzis hacked Boing Boing (resilc)
Hidden Anti-Cryptography Provisions in Web Anti-Belief Payments Bruce Schneier (David L)
The Open Secret of Google Search Atlantic (David L)
‘What the F-ck Is This?’: Staff Trump Blindsided by Jan. 6 Committee Getting Doc Footage Rolling Stone (David L)
EXCLUSIVE: Police Report Proves Plainclothes Digital Surveillance Unit Members Have been Embedded Amongst Jan. 6 Protesters Epoch Occasions (resilc). Simply because it’s Epoch Occasions doesn’t imply it may’t learn a police report and summarize it.
Present state of affairs … in a single phrase.
Sound ON pic.twitter.com/OTH2RjdNGP
— Wall Road Silver (@WallStreetSilv) June 21, 2022
GOP Clown Automotive
FOX Information host reminds Dr. Oz that he’s dropping to a candidate who isn’t campaigning Boing Boing
Challengers towards pro-impeachment Republicans odor blood within the water The Hill
FDA Targets Elimination of Most Nicotine From Cigarettes
Wall Road Journal
Connecticut Put A In all probability Harmless Man Behind Bars For 70 Years Cracked (Invoice F). 🙁
Senators attain last bipartisan settlement on a gun security invoice NPR
Our No Longer Free Press
The Native Information Hung Up On Me For Asking If They Requested a Physician Whether or not You Can Die From Touching Fentanyl Alex Pareene (Randy Ok)
Twitter is hiring a TON of FBI brokers. Looking out employment web sites, it’s clear Twitter has been extensively recruiting from the FBI, using a dozen former feds.
My new @mintpressnews investigation explores why and what this implies for us.https://t.co/15hZwFz8X8
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) June 21, 2022
WAPO DEMOTES Taylor Lorenz After Lies Breaking Factors with Krystal and Saagar, YouTube. I don’t perceive why she has a job, though I assume the Put up is making an attempt to get her give up. Why is it so unacceptable to fireside awful white collar workers?
“Timber costs going up day by day” in Europe because of Ukraine warfare Dezeen (resilc)
UK inflation hits 9.1% as meals costs soar Monetary Occasions
German producer costs rise at report velocity in Might Politico. From begin of the week, nonetheless germane.
Previous Is Gold: Sky-Excessive Price of Ageing Ships Sounds Inflation SOS qCaptain (guurst)
Bayer: US Supreme Court docket rejects chemical maker’s weedkiller enchantment BBC
Blockchains Weak to Centralized Management, DARPA Report Finds Gizmodo (dk)
The World’s Bubbliest Housing Markets Are Flashing Warning Indicators Bloomberg
South Korean Truckers Finish Eight Day Strike – Tunisia Nationwide Normal Strike – Japan’s Amazon Supply Drivers Unionize Mike Elk
Protest on the runway: Southwest Airways pilots line up in anger at poor staffing and lengthy hours as airport chaos continues throughout the nation with 200 flight canceled at present after 14,000 over the weekend Day by day Mail
Airbnb Leases Flip Into Actual Property Goldmines With Straightforward-Cash Mortgages Bloomberg (resilc)
Tesla broke US legislation by not offering 60-day discover earlier than mass layoff ars technica (Kevin W)
Antidote du jour. Timotheus ship a pleasure kitty:
And a bonus (Chuck L):
This husky is a comfort-dog assistant who makes different canines really feel comfy when they’re present process therapy 😭 … pic.twitter.com/kVcdAoDIgi
— Puppies 🐶 (@PuppiesIover) June 21, 2022
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.