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Stuck in Vermont: Donna Bester has been raising monarch butterflies since 2016 seven days (Re Silc).

From a single domestication, donkeys have helped build empires around the world

San Francisco prepares to smash epic commercial real estate by the San Francisco Standard

What’s the deal with all those weird, wrong-numbered texts? reading max


7 Climate Turning Points That Could Change The World Forever Grist

The feces and urine fueled the megaalgal bloom in San Francisco Bay. Solving the problem could cost the San Francisco Chronicle $14 billion. Go for the tall vault filtration units, I think.

Climate change may make pandemics like COVID-19 more common, ABC. All systems “go” to the next slide of Life is not worth livingThanks to the excellent work of the Biden administration in turning the United States into a reservoir of viral infection, literally and figuratively.


COVID-19: China’s death toll shames US, but Western-centric media tells a different story Pearls and irritations

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Effects of vaccination and prior infection on omicron infection in pediatric NEJM. “Both BNT162b2 [Pfizer] The vaccine and previous infection were found to confer significant immunity against omicron infection and protect against hospitalization and death. Rapid reduction in protection against oomicron infection obtained by vaccination and previous infection provides support for booster vaccination.”

Many perform long-term COVID treatments, but few have proven effective in PNAS. The group: “It is possible that suspended virus particles, microclots, and defective immune signaling are responsible for many of the long-term symptoms. Anticoagulants, immune regulators, and antiviral drugs show promising early results.”

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Long COVID Overtakes Diabetes in 2022, Employer Spending on Health Lab Pulse

The data shows that the impact of COVID-19 on the funeral service is significant (press release) Kates-Boylston Publications. Publisher of a number of trade magazines for the funeral industry.

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What to do if a family member’s test result is positive? How to protect your home from nbc. Worth a read, especially the ventilation part. Lots of anecdotal reports that these techniques work. I can’t imagine why the Biden administration hasn’t jumped the bandwagon here.


China’s Xi Jinping will travel to Central Asia, on his first overseas trip since the Bloomberg pandemic

The emperor has no clothes: China’s ‘workaround’ paper gets the Wall Street Journal treatment Francine McKenna, The DIg

China’s surveillance state will be the future of the West, too Bloomberg

Indonesian President Joko Widodo under pressure to import Russian oil Financial Times


Energy diplomacy flourished in India, and finally India Punchline


Biden’s bankruptcy Middle East politics Tikun Ulan

Corruption streak: How the White Helmets busted an OPCW investigation in Syria Aaron Mattei, the gray area


Why EU finance ministers are facing a difficult balancing act The Financial Times. Because the whole circus is falling apart?

A new not cold war

Russia retaliates for Ukrainian strikes on Russian-controlled power grids on Alabama satellite

How the Ukraine attack will change the market narrative Bloomberg

Putin ally chief criticizes Russia’s losses in Ukraine; He recalls Moscow’s “mistakes” in the “world of the republic”. Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya.

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Our latest interview with Jacques Baud MR Online. We ran this when it first came out, on 9/3. I re-escalate it, for those who haven’t made it, due to Baud’s discussion about the pitfalls of maps (or, if you prefer, the relationship between an object and its representation).

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Zelensky leads the US defense industry conference The Hill. Too little on the nose?

Ukraine’s anti-worker law enters into force Open Democracy

Biden administration

Exclusive: Biden hits China with broader restrictions on exports of US chips, gadgets, Reuters


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Useful Diagram (2):

Queen Elizabeth

It’s a wall for the Queen Queen’s wall everywhere! The first dog on the moon, Guardian. Comment from John Heartfield in Our Time:

What happens to Prince Andrew now? shearing; Maybe he signs a book deal, then goes to Oprah and tells everyone else? While booking his suites on the ground floor of each hotel?

clan spirit:

We collect portraits of American presidents!


20 years after 9/11, surveillance has become a wired way of life

The events of 9/11 made it easier for the government to target the core of black activists

The technological legacy of the 9/11 protocol

Hillary Clinton says there are “lessons to be learned” from 9/11 on The Hill. Not kidding.


Mar-a-Lago is a magnet for spies, officials warn after a nuclear file finds the Guardian. Sources: “Former intelligence officials.”

Big brother is watching you

Republican housewife insists panels cleaned in case of FBI raids on Babylon bee’s home

Health Care

Human Genome vs. Clinical Genome Eric Topol, Ground Facts

Our famous free press

Narrative posing by Patrick Lawrence, ScheerPost

The subjected void. About advertising.

Basateen Academy

In Hasidic pockets, failing private schools are pouring NYT public money

Realignment and legitimacy

Too Long for Anthony Fauci, Unlikely to Be Polarized Avatar Bloomberg

A Note on “Industrial Policy” Brad DeLong, Absorbing Reality

Liberal Flexible Noah Smith, Bloomberg. Weird flex, but okay.

guillotine clock

Palm Beach faces a devastating shortage of private schools.

class struggle

Unions blast rail traffic to delay shipments before AP . deadline

4,000 Google cafeteria workers quietly joined unions during the WaPo . pandemic

Amazon workers at the Moreno Valley Fulfillment Center announced the Los Angeles Times Syndicate

An intimate pictorial look at a burning man inside a hook

The Art of Augmentation and Augmentation of Art from the Arduina Forest. “What we need is not less wasteful art and ritual, but more of it.”

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