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It’s not far from Cromwell, okay. Brent Havins made this video of a wind turbine being struck by lightning. pic.twitter.com/jBjUNas0yc
— Mike Collier (@MikeCollierWX) July 22, 2022
Global Study Finds ‘Parent Dialect’ Is Indeed a Lingua Franca New York Times (David L.)
The Rise and Fall of the Industrial House – Part 2 Building physics (re Šilc)
“He predicted that over time, if vulnerable older people die, the number of deaths caused by the virus will decrease and the virus will become increasingly endemic.”
The beauty of the dry tinder strategy is that the more deaths that happen “now”, the better off you are!https://t.co/aplRAMSmDz
— Dr. David Berger, ABSURDISTE CRONickLER (@YouAreLobbyLud) July 21, 2022
Post-COVID: Misery is worse among single and non-religious Americans Institute for Family Research (re Šilc)
Tucker Carlson’s banned YouTube discussion on Biden, COVID and injections Khan’s Sage (Richard R.)
The agony of an early case of monkeypox New Yorker
Why monkeypox is spreading, but not as fast as Covid-19 indian express
“American Scar”: the ecological tragedy of the border wall New Yorker (furry)
US attempts to make China an enemy require a lot of imagination Moon of Alabama. From the weekend, still German.
China plans three-tier data strategy to avoid US delisting Financial Times (Kevin W.)
Race for number 10: Key Truss and Sunak supporters line up for the best jobs in the UK Financial Times (Kevin W.)
New not-so-cold war
NATO is a luxury item that the US does not need Foreign policy
For those about to rock, NAM 2.0 welcomes you Pepe Escobar (ctlieee)
Inside Saudi Arabia’s plan to build a 75-mile skyscraper Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is watching you
The criminal case against Trump grows stronger Atlantic (furry)
At the January 6 Hearing, the gender gap was strong hidden New York Times (fuzzy)
‘All dug in’: Kansas furiously debates first vote since Rowe on abortion New York Times (Kevin W.)
The Fed should emulate Volcker’s inflation-fighting tactics Financial Times
Percentage of people aged 25-34 living with parents or relatives in the United States.
Says something about the distribution of wealth.
Very little potential for real wage growth and strong growth in financial assets and house prices. pic.twitter.com/n4lcL4ouqt
— Alf (@MacroAlf) July 23, 2022
The balance of childcare in America has collapsed Atlantic (according to Shilts)
Antidote Daily (ChetG):
Reds (squirrels) have a strong personality and are quite ferocious given their small size. They also have a great war cry that can strike fear into gray squirrels or chipmunks.
See yesterday’s links and Antidote du Jour: gentlemen.