The Little-Known World of Caterpillars The New Yorker
A ‘Traffic Light’ Outlook on the Kitchen and Bath Industry John Burns Actual Property Consulting. “A bellwether for client spending on residence enchancment.”
EU governments sued for violating human rights through climate inaction France24
Fifty Degrees in the Persian Gulf London Evaluate of Books
What will the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a Navajo Nation water rights case mean for other tribes? Colorado Solar
Assessing COVID-19 pandemic policies and behaviours and their economic and educational trade-offs across US states from Jan 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022: an observational analysis The Lancet. This factoid jumped out: “Employment, nonetheless, had a statistically vital relationship with restaurant closures and better infections and deaths: on common, 1574 (95% UI 884–7107) extra infections per 10 000 inhabitants had been related in states with a one share level enhance in employment charge. ” Summary at CIDRAP.
‘The Rage Would Come Out of Nowhere’: Personality Change Has Emerged as a Symptom of Long Covid Rolling Stone
War with China ‘not inevitable’, but helping Russia in Ukraine widens conflict: US General Mark Milley South China Morning Submit
Why Is China Strengthening Its Military? It’s Not All About War RAND
Hong Kong government announces measures to lure wealthy family offices Channel Information Asia
Vietnam the epitome of a Belt and Road hedge Asia Instances
US to announce more sanctions against Myanmar junta and Russian support for Myanmar junta ‘destabilising’ Southeast Asia: US envoy Channel Information Asia. No, it’s actually not. Myanmar is all too steady, Russia or no. Sanctions received’t assist. Nor will NGOs. What would assist the NUG is a number of transport containers of rifles and machine weapons. After all, that’s no assure of a humane end result, even when the NUG had been to “win.”
Is France on the road to a Sixth Republic? FT. Commentary:
#BREAKING Troubled, corrupt, sub-Scandinavian European nation of France descends deeper into anarchy with Emmanuel Macron regime instituting bloody clampdown on pro-democracy protests because the strongman battles for survival in nation with ugly historical past of elite beheadings.
— gathara (@gathara) March 24, 2023
Pricey Outdated Blighty
“We Will See a Reunification Referendum Within the Decade” Der Spiegel (Furzy Mouse). Eire.
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
A Year Into War, Ukraine Faces Challenges Mobilizing Troops WSJ
No Letup in Bakhmut as Ukraine and Russia Brace for Battles Elsewhere NYT. Visegrad is Ukrainian disinformation and propogangda. So FWIW:
Offensive actions round Bakhmut are very troublesome as a result of “rasputitsa” (Ukrainian mud season).
The state of affairs received’t enhance earlier than Might.
That is the ultimate probability to ship massive quantities of army help that may arrive in time for Ukraine’s spring offensive pic.twitter.com/0lG6JaVvcS
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) March 25, 2023
Ukraine: “That is the ultimate probability….” The West: “To the naked partitions!” (besides not likely).
* * *Blinken dismisses China’s ‘marriage of convenience’ with Russia Channel Information Asia
Biden thinks world ‘vastly exaggerate’ China-Russia alliance Andalu Company and Joe Biden says no sign yet of China sending Russia weapons Al Jazeera
* * *Denmark invites Nord Stream owner to recover mystery object Hurriyet Day by day Information. Wut. * * *‘Now or Never’:The Immediate Origins of Putin’s Preventative War on Ukraine Journal of Navy and Strategic Research
Why pushing for the break up of Russia is absolute folly Accountable Statecraft
This NATO Ally is Building Strongest Army After Ukraine: Military Analyst Newsweek. Love the “This” clickbait. Poland.
* * *What to do about the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Brookings Institute. I searched on “shell[ing”]. The one usages the place an agent is known as come from Ukrainian sources, the agent being “Russia.” Guys, come on.
Apocalypse: Operation Barbarossa Massive Serge (Carolinian). A superb learn.
Munitions Return to a Place of Prominence in National Security Struggle on the Rocks
CFPB funding is constitutional, 2nd Circuit court rules Banking Dive
Congress sat back and let trucks become heavier, taller, and deadlier. Now pedestrian fatalities are at a 40-year high.Enterprise Insider (Rev Kev). SUVs too.
This is an extraordinary amount of lying Tucker Carlson, FOX. Greater than somewhat partisan. However spectacular!
Germany’s Olaf Scholz dismisses fears over Deutsche Bank FT
World stocks gyrate as bank contagion fears bite Reuters. Capital allocation is a crucial social perform, and delegating it to simply panicked herd animals makes complete sense, on this better of all doable worlds.
First Republic Bank Founder Earned a Big Payday—as Did His Family Members WSJ. My unhealthy. I meant to say “simply panicked corrupt herd animals.”
Executive pay at Silicon Valley Bank soared after big bet on riskier assets FT
Bank failures and rescue test Yellen’s decades of experience AP
Trump Exploits Little-Known Legal Loophole Where You Avoid Indictment By Not Committing A Crime Babylon Bee
DeSantis walks back ‘territorial dispute’ remark on Ukraine AP
Russia slashes refining to maintain oil exports amid output cut – sources, Reuters calculations Reuters
Exclusive: FBI Agents Accuse CIA of 9/11 Coverup Spy Discuss
Police State Watch
Police Sue Afroman for Humiliating Them By Making Art Out of Their Raid on His Home Jezebel
ChatGPT’s API. A bug, immediately fastened, in keeping with the thread:
This morning I used to be hacking the brand new ChatGPT API and located one thing tremendous fascinating: there are over 80 secret plugins that may be revealed by eradicating a selected parameter from an API name.
The key plugins embrace a “DAN plugin”, “Crypto Costs Plugin”, and plenty of extra. pic.twitter.com/Q6JO1VLz5x
— ???? (@rez0__) March 24, 2023
OK, now do the intelligence neighborhood’s again doorways.
American Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Route Due to Boeing Dreamliner Delays WSJ
Sports activities Desk
How to fix baseball The Writing Shed
Feral Hog Watch
These Graphics Show Just How Bad Canada’s Invasive “Super Pig” Problem Really Is Subject and Stream
Imperial Collapse Watch
Twenty Years Ago, the Iraq War Changed Everything — and Taught Elites Nothing Jacobin
20 Years Later, NYT Still Can’t Face Its Iraq War Shame FAIR
Selling the Iraq War: a How-to Guide Counterpunch
Amazon kills DPReview, the best camera review site on the web Tech Crunch. Studying betweem the strains, Amazon by no means found out enshittify it. I’m wondering if the DPReview may observe the profitable Defector mannequin, and type a co-op.
Steady Jobless Claims Show Labor Market Remains Strong WSJ
Whitmer repeals right-to-work, reinstates prevailing wage in Michigan Free Press (MN).
How the War On Sex Work Is Stripping Your Privacy Rights Report Espler Venture
Joy is good for your body and your mind – three ways to feel it more often The Dialog
People Can Win Matt Taibbi, Racket Information
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— Gabriele Corno (@Gabriele_Corno) March 22, 2023
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