Links 03/18/2023 | naked capitalism

90-year-old tortoise became the father of three children BBC

Loneliness and the trinity of creativity: Ada Lovelace, the poles of the mind and the source of her imaginary power Marginan (Chuck L.)

Puzzles Drift Magazine (Anthony L)


What worked against Covid: masks, closures and vaccines Wall Street Journal (Dr. Kevin)

How the nasal vaccine can reduce the risk of contracting COVID – and new options Market overview (million years)


Minnesota nuclear power plant spilled 400,000 gallons of radioactive water OilPrice (resilc)

A major oil company plans to artificially freeze the melting Arctic to extract more oil Vice (fluffy)

Ocean farming: seaweed finds its place in the sun New York Times (Dr. Kevin)

By 2030, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40%, experts say Guardian We have been warning for years that drinking water is the first natural resource to come under acute pressure.


US and other Western countries wary of Xi’s visit to Moscow South China Morning Post

China’s Global Civilization Initiative Welcomed China Daily (revised)

TikTok Plan to Prevent Government Intervention: D.C. Flooded with Influencers political

China and Argentina on the verge of a deal on fighters in the region Asia Times (Kevin W.)

India’s upcoming BrahMos deal with Indonesia could change ASEAN military-strategic dynamics Andrey Korybko (Mikael T.)

Pakistani police raided the home of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore: TV bloomberg

Old Blighty

British pension funds are fleeing the stock market, exacerbating London woes bloomberg

UK backs Rolls-Royce project to build a nuclear reactor on the Moon CNBC (cnbc.c

Beauty France

Rage in France: Protesters block ring road in Paris after Macron’s forced pension reform France24

New not-so-cold war

ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin in connection with alleged war crimes Guardian We talked about how Ukraine uses tricks (mostly of a terrorist nature) because it cannot win the war. Now we have this. As Chris noted:

So a court that we don’t recognize and that Russia doesn’t recognize (both for the same reasons) is going to restrict Putin how? And his ability to do something will be affected, because why?

In Ukraine, the US focused on the supply of weapons, not diplomacy – Secretary of State TASS

Understanding the scale and brutality, as well as the global stakes of the war in Ukraine Larry Johnson

The coming storm Douglas McGregor, American conservative

Kyiv issued a warning to countries that do not support Ukraine RT (Kevin W.)

Turkey intends to ratify Finland’s application for NATO membership in Parliament Anadolu Agency

US airline barred from flying in Russian airspace hopes to restrict competitors The New York Times. This will simply make the US less attractive as a destination by increasing transit times for all passengers who would otherwise use trans-Russian routes.

in Syracuse

Will Bibi break Israel? Economist

Former Israeli PM urges world leaders to avoid Netanyahu Associated Press (resilc)

For the first time, Democrats are more sympathetic to Palestinians than Israelis: Poll salon

The Iranians have done away with kings and ayatollahs and are looking to Mosaddegh for a way forward. John Cole

War in Iraq: 20 years on and war supporters haven’t learned lessons, experts say middle eastern eye

Shock and War: Iraq 20 Years Later, 4. The Inspectors BBC Radio 4 (remastered)

Saddam’s rusting yacht serves as a picnic spot for Iraqi fishermen Reuters (repeated)

Big Brother is watching you

AI fools the voice recognition system used by the Australian tax office to verify identity Guardian

Why Palantir’s latest NHS land grab is such bad news for patients openDemocracy

Imperial crumbling clock

Problems with AUKUS Daniel Larison

What does the AUKUS subbotnik mean for regional security Responsible Security


Report commissioned by Trump undermines his allegations of dead and double voters Washington Post


Where the money went: Bidens and Biden associates who received Chinese money New York Post (furry)

As stated below, you do not expect privacy with respect to your trash and abandoned property. This is just a mockery of this unfortunate repair shop owner. However, if someone on the right was on the lookout, they would fund his defense because the repair shop owner could make a discovery on Hunter.


Rural America and the suburbs politically split the company Asia Times

‘Child mutilation for profit’: California teen sues doctors over breast removal surgery at age 13 in Kaiser Permanente’s SECOND transgender blockbuster lawsuit daily mail

Our press is no longer free

Twitter files and the new censorship regime Andrew Lowenthal

Massachusetts Supreme Court upholds residents’ right to be rude New York Times (revised). Thus, people may be non-political, but not those who have a megaphone.

Baaad Banks

Efforts to save the First Republic failed to ease investor worries Wall Street Magazine

UBS in talks to buy Credit Suisse Financial Times

This is fascism, SVB Bailout Edition Counterpunch. Good cry!

Biden to Congress: to ban the heads of bankrupt banks from working in the industry Resilk’s axioms: “You mean like Barney Frank?”


Microsoft is testing a built-in cryptocurrency wallet for the Edge browser Ars Technique

Guillotine clock

Kiss my ass: Credit Suisse wife Lizzie Asher flashes her ass amid $54 billion bailout Page six. Resilc: “Where is ISIS when you need them to run the incineration cells?”

class war


Google cancels the payment of the remaining sick leave for laid-off employees CNBC Resilc: “When Does Someone Shoot?”

A perfect storm of food stamp cuts and low tax refunds is brewing — and discount chains like Dollar General and Big Lots could feel the pain. business insider

Why mental health care is almost impossible to qualify for Medicaid intercept

Antidote of the Day (Tracey X):

And a bonus. Resilka sheep herd:

See yesterday’s links and Antidote du Jour Here.

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