Links 11/23/2022 | Naked capitalism

British man catches a very large goldfish Boing Boing (resilc)

The Warmest Tent on Earth – Pitching in Siberian Arctic Winter – Nenets Tent on Earth – YouTube (resilc)

Nomadic lifestyle of the northern mountains of Iran in winter. YouTube (resilc). ZOMG, Daddy is tough! Heavy boots and a hat, yes, but no gloves and wearing something like a suit (presumably a jacket and leggings underneath, but still…)

The Meta AI Bot contributed fake research and nonsense before it was pulled off the internet. Um, some humans are really bad negotiators…

Does cannabis consumption boost creativity? Nautlius (Micael T)

A 48,500-year-old virus from a new world has been revived in permafrost Siberia (Dr. Kevin)

#COVID-19

Enough time to make one by Christmas:

Asia

Beijing closes parks and Shanghai tightens entry as coronavirus cases rise in China Reuters

Coronavirus in China: ‘Critical moment’ for Beijing as cases hit record high, according to the South China Morning Post

climate/environment

Storing carbon negative energy from abandoned oil wells may be a win, win, win for this week’s shale climate (Chuck L)

Esa ponders Solaris’ plan for Solar Beam from BBC Satellite. Resilc: “There are too many Star Warzzzz movies and the EU can’t keep the lights on this month.”

Small aerosols are a big trouble in the world of wired warming (resilc)

China?

China Announces New Social Credit Law MIT Technology Review

New labor unrest rocked the huge Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Old blighty

Scotland’s NHS chiefs debate getting rich pay for treatment BBC (RESILC)

Charge sheet against men guilty in Brexit case continues to grow Chris Gray (Guurst)

Bolsonaro contests Brazil’s election loss and wants votes to be annulled. AP (David L)

A new cold war

The Ukrainian Consequences: Energy in Europe YouTube (resilc)

Experts warn that Putin’s nuclear grip on Europe could lead to another energy crisis

Ukraine raises transit fees for Russian oil into the EU RT. Kevin W.: Also problems with Ukraine pulling gas from Moldova shipments – ‘Gazprom threatens to cut off electricity over Ukrainian theft’

Europe’s wind industry falters when it’s needed most The New York Times (resilc)

Poor French families ‘forced to choose between eating and keeping warm’ this winter, France 24

OFAC Guidance on Implementing a Maximum Price Policy for Crude Oil from the Russian Federation of Origin US Treasury. The “administrator” part is the same as we mentioned earlier: Level 1 are the parties that have direct access to price information such as brokers and traders. Other parties can rely on their testimony as long as there is no reason to suspect funny business. Presumably the mixed oil doesn’t make it un-Russian except for the residue. The ban is meant to extend to everyone involved, such as ship owners, insurance companies, customs brokers and national ship registries. Nothing on enforcement or penalties.

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The EU plans a relief fund as the industry faces an “existential” threat from US politics

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Ukraine War Day #272: Why Cripple a Nuclear Power Plant? Mystery explanation freak collapse (guurst)

Defeating Russia’s CEPA costs peanuts. Steven:

This fake ad might be worth linking to. Your previous comments emphasize that there is little/no desire in the US for peace, and that a lot of money is being spent on the war party.

Obviously, Ukrainian lives don’t count in the cost-benefit analysis either, according to authors like this one.

Major British war industry company BAe Systems is one of the sponsors of CEPA hosting this nonsense, along with Lockheed et al. So (amazingly) is Mercedes. The war is about money because the business looks so real.

Ukraine protests Orban’s scarf showing Hungary including part of Ukraine Reuters.

Syracuse

Members of Parliament are pushing to block UN oversight of atrocities in Yemen

World Cup 2022: The Houthis in Yemen congratulate Saudi Arabia on its victory over Argentina

Saudi Arabia executes 12 people with swords, even after the Crown Prince promised to reduce the mirror

Israel: Netanyahu asked the world to forget the occupation. Bin Juffair wants it front and center in the Middle East (resilc)

Watch the imperial collapse

American supremacy has retreated to the sidelines at the World Cup of Responsible Governance

‘Not the progress I hoped for’: The Pentagon’s failure in the latest financial review, Breaking Defense. From last week, it is still relevant.

McCarthy calls Homeland Security Secretary Mayorcas to resign and threatens The Hill impeachment inquiry

Blood Telegram – Bangladesh 1971 Adam Tose (resilc)

trump

Some Advice for Jack Smith, the New Special Counsel on the Trump Investigation, The New York Times (David L.)

Supreme Court clears House committee for Trump’s tax returns Bloomberg

Ron DeAntis will have to beat Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary. Resilk: “Trump eats it for brunch.”

Biden

Biden extends freeze on student loan repayments amid BBC lawsuits

The Supreme Court agrees to hear the trademark case of Jack Daniel’s v. CNBC Dog Toy Company. Kevin W: “Priorities!”

Parkland’s dad named Cersei Broward, replacing DeSantis’ Miami Herald appointee (furious)

ladybug

Christie’s Pulls $25 Million T-Rex Skeleton From Auction After Experts Suggest Most Of Its Bones Are Replicas ArtNews (Jules)

Cryptography: Everyone Was Just Stupid Heisenberger Report (Retransmission)

Senators press Fidelity to reconsider allowing access to Bitcoin in 401(k) plans MarketWatch (resilc)

With tens of thousands of cars in stock, Tesla will cut prices Huxiu (resilc, original here)

Zoom Stock Falls 90% From Peak As Epidemic Boom Fades Reuters

What could the dismantling of Ticketmaster and Live Nation actually do? New York Magazine (resilc)

‘Manager started capping people’: Cops say seven people were killed including shooter during bloody Walmart rampage as worker reveals ‘manager’ opened fire on staff in break room Daily Mail

Instead of Black Friday, try Buy Nothing! Boeing Boeing

class struggle

Severely rejecting sick notes because they can’t afford the leave, says the Guardian’s chief

Joe Biden finally heads toward filing for bankruptcy to eliminate student debt Jacobin (resilc)

Canada: Why the country wants to bring in 1.5 million immigrants by 2025 BBC

Judge orders Amazon to stop retaliating against union organizers MarketWatch (resilc)

Antidote of the day (Forzy):

And bonus. guurst recommends voting at:

See Yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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