Readers, I hope you are all having a great Thanksgiving. Solely for due diligence, I remind you to encourage kindness and helpfulness wherever you are. – lambert
Why wild turkeys hate the wild Atlantic Ocean
In Sharm El Sheikh London Review of Books
COP27 failed. Here are 5 ways we can still help save the planet. Donzinger on Justice
Alan Kohler: It’s national political suicide, it’s death by degrees New daily. Australia
Outgoing WHO chief scientist regrets mistakes in debate over whether SARS-CoV-2 spreads through the air The science. But then again, too few to mention. This tweet is still relevant, it’s still damaging:
FACT: #COVID-19 NOT in the air.
#coronavirus It is mainly transmitted by airborne droplets formed when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
To protect yourself:
– keep a distance of 1 m from others
– Disinfect surfaces frequently
– wash / rub 👐
– do not touch your 👀👃👄 pic.twitter.com/fpkcpHAJx7
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 28, 2020
The world is still struggling with pandemic preparedness and response Project Syndicate
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Study shows protection against reinfection with COVID-19 vaccines Center for Research and Policy on Infectious Diseases
Vaccinated people now account for the majority of COVID deaths Stars and stripes
Foxconn Offers $1,400 Compensation for China iPhone Factory Crackdown FT. It is not clear to me whether the salary and working conditions, or quarantine, or both. Comment:
I’m not going to go into details, but you should all be on the side of Zhengzhou Foxconn workers and rely on @Apple to hammer some sense into their suppliers. You can have a closed loop of control without abusing your employees.
— Naomi Wu 添加妖姬 (@RealSexyCyborg) November 24, 2022
China has ordered the isolation of six million people in the city Agence France Presse
Sustainable Peatland Management and Transboundary Haze in Southeast Asia (podcast) New Books Network. See NK on peat here, hereetc here.
Anwar Ibrahim is the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. Asia Channel News
Swedish parliament votes on controversial espionage law Local. “According to current Swedish espionage law, classified information obtained, disclosed or passed on to another state must be directly detrimental to the security of Sweden. Under the new law, it is enough for him to spoil relations with another country.”
New not-so-cold war
Ukraine – There is no light, no water, soon there will be no heat Moon of Alabama. Meanwhile, if you think about it, the high Ukrainian vs. The low Russian casualties are by no means implausible, Moon dug up this video (NSFW):
How not to attack a prepared defensive position… https://t.co/2vIk8rjGdP
— Moon of Alabama (@MoonofA) November 23, 2022
Where the front on the map doesn’t matter at all what a lot, right? The meat grinder does its job.
Russian winter offensive Gordon Khan, Russian and Eurasian Politics
This is war, Josep, but not as we know it. Trying to understand the world
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Defense Primer: Conventional Munitions Industrial Base (PDF) Congressional Research Service. The subtitle “Reducing Potential Ammunition Shortage” deals with how the CRS deals with throughput issues. From the last paragraph: “A 2022 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that complex organizational relationships and outdated policy documents “could hinder effective coordination.” [and] lead to poor or belated decision-making by the numerous army organizations responsible for the munitions production base.” oh
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Russian oil transported to Asia on old ships raises transportation risks: Trafigura CEO Hellenic Shipping News and How Greek companies and ghost ships help Russia Foreign policy
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Elena Semenyaka, “First Lady” of Ukrainian nationalism Illiberal Studies Program, George Washington University. Know your Azov!
a lack of
Warning Reader JC sends the following field report from Texas:
I went to HEB yesterday. Very, very crowded before Thanksgiving. Nobody but me in the mask.
I passed the pharmacy. Medicines for colds and flu (or any other respiratory symptoms) were like a post-apocalyptic strike and takeover. Everything else was available. I didn’t need anything myself.
Note to self: Consent does not equal wisdom.
“I have such a cold that I just can’t shiver.” Shelves:
Readers, what’s going on where you are?
Crypto: everyone was so stupid Heisenberg report. “The cryptocurrency craze has taught us that if enough people believe, the myth can become strong enough to supplant common sense, and the resulting mania can perpetuate delusions so that skeptics begin to doubt themselves on their way to becoming converts.” .
How Sam Bankman-Fried sold an empty crypto dream to the Bahamas Forbes. Amazing details.
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is scheduled to speak at the New York Times DealBook Summit. FOX. If the SBF is not blamed during the summit! Comment:
Sorkin: Sam, so glad you could join us. How are you?
Sammy: Glad to be here, Andy. Was busy, you know, looking forward to the holidays.
Sorkin: On that note, let’s get straight to the tough questions. Did your parents like the apartment you gave them?
Sammy: Yes, they like it. https://t.co/JdS4kFtAvE
— John Gavin (@JohnPGavin) November 24, 2022
Elon Musk hired a PlayStation 3 hacker to fix Twitter Kotaku How’s the trainee?!
Groves of the Academy
Medicare 2.0 – a vision for the future of the American health plan Yama network. “Medicare is one of the great successes of American social policy.” But God forbid, we must make it universal!
Our famous free press
Media misled on issues important to voters in the medium term FAIR. And also to determine which issues they will mislead and which ones they will completely hush up (Covid; Ukraine).
The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Everyone’s Joy Black agenda report. In my opinion, much of the history has been washed away. America is good at this. There is a lot of good food and fun at the table with the family (family or adopted). America needs more of this.
Antidote for the daypath):
Bonus Antidote (AM):
AM writes: “Some dogs like hunting jackets and some cats like wipes!! Emmett lay down on one, and the rest of the son and husband put him under his head and across his body. I’m surprised he put up with it.”
See yesterday’s links and Antidote du Jour here.