Barbara Walters Useless at 93 TMZ
Christmas with the Tudors Historical past Immediately (J-LS)
Flesh-Consuming Micro organism Battle To Chew Via Leathery Florida Residents The Onion
Discovering the First People aeon (Anthony L)
China Faces Deluge of Covid Deaths Over Lunar New Yr Holidays Bloomberg (furzy)
China accused of censoring criticism of Covid coverage RTE
US considers airplane wastewater testing as Covid instances surge in China FirstPost (LawnDirt, J-LS). Solely now, as a result of yellow peril China.
Within the Pacific, Outcry Over Japan’s Plan To Launch Fukushima Wastewater New York Occasions
Might Floating Photo voltaic Panels Assist Mitigate Local weather Change? EcoWatch
Discarded oyster shells used to construct new reefs in coastal Louisiana Yale Local weather Connections. Moar oysters!
Amid robust US chip chat, S Koreans flip anti-China Asia Occasions (Kevin W)
North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles DW
‘India needs good neighbourly ties however…’: Jaishankar’s message to Pak, China Hindustan Occasions (J-LS)
‘India to be a serious manufacturing hub by 2025, will emerge as $5 tn economic system’: Jaishankar Republic World(J-LS)
The High 5 Geostrategic Developments In Africa Final Yr Andrew Korybko (Micael T)
3 methods Germany’s migration disaster is totally different this time round Politico (Kevin W)
Britons on brink as over a 3rd worry being made homeless in 2023 Specific
‘We’re trapped’: Britons in houses with unsafe cladding see no manner out as residing prices soar CNN (John Z)
Brexit is slowly being discredited, however there’s nonetheless an extended technique to go Chris Gray
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
Once more, new air alerts. And apparently not as a consequence of attainable Kinzhal-carrying Mig takeoff. Contemporary strike in Kramatorsk, and a report of an Iskander strike in Chernihiv, and air alerts first over Odessa and Nickolaev, then jap oblasts, then per beneath:
🚨🇷🇺🚀✈️🇺🇦Air alerts 13:07 native time pic.twitter.com/yjDdoX8wml
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) December 31, 2022
Ukraine. Navy Abstract And Evaluation 30.12.2022 YouTube. Critiques appreciable Russia progress round Bakhmut however discusses presumed nice issue of cracking a central space with as much as 9 story buildings. It is a comparatively small space. Russia has been specializing in taking out Ukraine air defenses and howitzer/HIMARS platforms, so maybe Mr. Kinzhal or some aircraft-delivered thermobaric bombs will end the job. Dima as an alternative thinks Russia will advance within the north and finally be capable to minimize the provision line to this space. Nevertheless, these are each territory-focused views, versus “pressure them to throw extra weapons and males into the meat grinder” method. Additionally observe on the very finish the dialogue of Zaporizhzhia. Yours really had talked about to Lambert that Zaporizhzhia may grow to be the following Russian focus after that they had gotten their operations in Donbass largely finished. Russia could also be beginning a transfer not simply as a part of their plan to safe all 4 Russian oblasts but in addition to additional stretch Ukraine forces.
U.S. Reassures Russia: Patriot Missiles to Ukraine Received’t Have American Troop ‘Shields’: A Inexperienced Mild to Strike? MilitaryWatch. IMHO confirms that 1 Patriot system is a joke despatched for political STFU motive….except as Russia anxious, it was meant to be a entice.
NATO is just not within the enterprise of successful wars Gilbert Doctorow
Notice Alex Christaforu took observe of Hammill’s drone fundraising fairly a manner again as one among Christaforu’s “clown world” options:
He by no means struck me as a very good man. https://t.co/Y9OoJ9DwDW
— Thomas Fazi (@battleforeurope) December 30, 2022
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Lack Of Good Analyses Contributes To The Decline Of The ‘West’ Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Hollande backs up Merkel revelation on Donbass peace RT (Kevin W)
Merkel’s, Hollande’s remarks on Minsk Accords signify betrayal — Russian high senator TASS (guurst)
Zelensky offers his authorities powers to limit media, block web sites, order Massive Tech to censor Reclaim the Web
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Europe’s power sacrifices: the winter take a look at of resolve Monetary Occasions
Turkey accuses US of dropping ‘stability’ vis-a-vis Greece, Cyprus ekathimerini
Turkiye agrees to totally withdraw troops from Syria: Syrian media Islamic Republic Information Company
Iran holds joint army drills close to Strait of Hormuz waterway Center East On-line
2022 in evaluation: Palestine’s second of reality Mondoweiss
Israeli settler seizure of Christian land a ‘risk to peaceable coexistence’, says EU Center East Eye
Massive Brother is Watching You Watch
Police in China Can Observe Protests By Enabling ‘Alarms’ on Hikvision Software program Guardian. Have the Chinese language not heard of Faraday baggage?
Biometric privateness 2022 year-in-review Biometric Replace
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Ghosts of George Kennan: Classes From the Begin of the Chilly Struggle Overseas Affairs (J-LS)
Navy Grounds Some F-35s Following Crash in Texas Navy.com
F-35 deliveries halted after Texas mishap; new contract finalized DefenseNews
Russia-China talks President of Russia. Solely the introductory remarks; maybe extra quickly in readouts.
Trump tax returns present China checking account as six years of data launched Guardian. That is the perfect they’ve?
What Trump’s Tax Returns Say About His Funds and the IRS Bloomberg
Trump’s Taxes Present Huge Use of Actual-Property Losses Wall Road Journal
L’affaire George Santos
re Harbor Metropolis Capital Administration Brian Krebs. BC: “BTW, anybody casually glancing at Harbor Metropolis Capital Administration’s worker profile pages on LinkedIn (if anybody can really view them), would instantly go WTF????”
The place George Santos’ many scandals stand Politico
Arrest of suspect in US college killings ‘a aid’ to Idaho campus ABC Australia (Anthony L)
Metropolis Corridor Nonetheless Planning for Shutdown of Rikers Island Jails, However Is Mayor All-In? The Metropolis
MIT Adopts Free Speech Decision: “We Can’t Prohibit Speech as Offensive or Injurious.” Jonathan Turley
Lengthy a fan favourite, Southwest’s mannequin now faces questions Washington Publish
Southwest Airways passengers get caught within the Nashville airport on Christmas — then threatened with arrest for ‘trespassing’ Enterprise Insider. Similar form of airport cop that beat up the United passenger when forcibly eradicating from a airplane (BTW in violation of United’s contract of carriage).
Good Morning Everybody! The Bahamas authorities remains to be holding onto $3.5 billion in crypto seized from FTX.
Which begs the query: If a authorities can seize your crypto from an trade, is it actually your crypto?
— Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) December 30, 2022
One other Crypto Funding Agency Shuts Down, Taking Over 55% of Prospects’ Funds Kitco
Sam Bankman-Fried to Plead Not Responsible to Fraud at Jan. 3 Listening to Bloomberg
India To Discover Prohibition of Unbacked Crypto in Its G20 Presidency TechCrunch
Twitter closes Seattle workplace, going through eviction, reviews say Seattle Occasions (furzy)
Who decides reason behind demise? It could be a enterprise proprietor – or an 18-year-old Kaiser Well being Information
Wall Road ends 2022 with greatest annual drop since 2008’s international monetary disaster ABC Australia (Kevin W)
Decide places maintain on California regulation that might have raised fast-food employee wages Yahoo! Information (Kevin W)
Starbucks Illegally Terminated Union Chief, US Officers Say Bloomberg
Antidote du jour (furzy):
And a bonus (guurst):
🔥 The Purple-Shanked Douc Langur pic.twitter.com/SAR272SWMg
— Nature Is Lit (@NatureIs_Lit) December 27, 2022
A second bonus:
And in anticipation of the brand new yr:
Doggo Fascinated by Fireworks 🎆🎇 pic.twitter.com/VW5yQRFsAa
— Spindel (@MrSpindel) December 30, 2022
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.
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