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Meet the richest dog in the world who sells a mansion for 114 billion shillings, travels in a private jet and owns a yacht. Republic of Matuke (Dr. Kevin)
West Texas storm chaser Laura Rowe captured a fantastic picture of a mature supercell lit by the setting sun at various altitudes. pic.twitter.com/MxHsoG7g9N
— says My CannaBlessings⁴²⁰🆓️ (@IntoTheShitter) August 5, 2022
AI is not smart. Why do people say it is? New York Times (David L.)
The study identified broad-spectrum antibodies that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. News-medical.net (Kevin W.)
First Global COVID Animal Tracker Has Gaps, But Still Useful NPR (David L.)
Study shows long-term Covid symptoms affect one in eight Agence France-Presse (resilc). Less number than other accounts.
This clip of a Covid enforcer and climate fighter landing in Costa Rica for a vacation with his family, EXPOSED ON A PRIVATE JET, has over 1.3 million views in 24 hours.
Netizens are outraged by the hypocrisy of Justin Trudeau.
But not just the story of MSM. pic.twitter.com/SXbCvSOxyL
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) August 5, 2022
Democrats are telling their senators not to get tested for covid to make sure they can pass their $800 billion spending bill before the summer break. They can’t lose a single vote, so a positive covid test will derail the bill. The rules apply only to peons: https://t.co/v4vnddV3w2
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 5, 2022
Mysterious virus that protects against monkeypox BBC (Dr. Kevin)
Europe and the UK fill cars with 17,000 tons of vegetable oil per day Guardian (reworked)
The Promise and Danger of the Scottish Moor BBC (David L.)
Unprecedented rain and flooding closed Death Valley National Park Los Angeles Times (furry)
Code Red: The Human Cost of China’s Rural Bank Crisis Sixth Tone (resilc)
The aftermath of Pelosi
Explanation: How are Chinese military exercises affecting key shipping lanes near Taiwan? Republic of the World (J-LS)
Calls from Pentagon leaders to China go unanswered amid Taiwan crisis Politico. Vash sincerely hoped that Xi would turn down Biden’s request for a call. This would be the strongest signal that China was not interested in Pelosi’s visit.
Report: White House disagrees with lawmakers over Taiwan Policy Law Antiwar.com (Kevin W.)
NHS 111 awaits delays after cyberattack caused system to crash The keeper. Kevin W.: “Now they’re back to pen and paper.”
New not-so-cold war
Note that Torygraph posted this story:
It would be quite a movie, but it’s obviously completely made up. https://t.co/V5rxQMFU3N
— Russians with attitude (@RWApodcast) August 5, 2022
Mozart Group: Western ex-military trains Ukrainian recruits Guardian (reworked)
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The EU Council adopted a resolution to reduce the use of gas by 15% Interfax. Notes are voluntary.
Norway considers limiting electricity exports to avert internal crisis OilPrice (Kevin W.)
Notes to self… Andrey Martyanov. Watch the embedded video for Spain.
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Report on a three-week visit to St. Petersburg, July 2022 Gilbert Doctorow
The Duma will issue a law on notification 90 days before receiving permission through diplomatic channels from Moscow for the passage of foreign warships through the Northern Sea Route connecting Europe with the Asia-Pacific region. https://t.co/nylgFdFFh0
— MK Bhadrakumar (@BhadraPunchline) August 5, 2022
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I don’t write these stories… and I wonder why this is now the subject of discussion:
At a press conference yesterday, the Russian military accused the US of killing Hugo Chavez with a bioweapon used by his nurse, Claudia Diaz, who defected after Chavez’s death. https://t.co/RF3IPkSi5i pic.twitter.com/Q11HFPokON
— 𝙔 (@gumby4christ) August 5, 2022
Orban at CPAC draws attention to ‘far-right internationalists’ Washington Post (revised)
Client states rejoice as arms tap reopens for Saudi Arabia and UAE Responsible public administration (resilc)
Al-Qaeda Zawahiri could be a great American pundit Interception (resilc)
Big Brother is watching you
Amazon buys iRobot to look inside your home Edge (Paul R.)
Imperial crumbling clock
Details of FBI investigation into Kavanaugh draw criticism from Democrats New York Times (furry)
Indiana passed a near total ban on abortion, the first to do so since Rowe. Washington Post (embarrassed). Eee. Not Deep South…
democrats and disabled
Do Democrats really settle for Joe Biden? Atlantic (fluffy)
Prescription drug prices are high. Could a new Senate bill lower them? Grid. Resilc: “100 billion in ten years zzzzzzzz? Tell jokes. Angry at the Ministry of Defense in a month.”
Clown GOP car
In the new ad, Dick Cheney called Trump a liar and a “coward.” MSNBC (indistinct). Resilc: “Hi, I’m war criminal Dick Cheney, vote for my kid.”
Greg Abbott says Texas is now bringing migrants to New York. Texas Tribune (furry)
Musk accused Twitter of intentionally miscounting spam users in a counterclaim Guardian (reworked)
Counterfeits, fraud and theft: why Silca changed the return policy CyclingTips (Randy K.)
Jeff Bezos’ $500 million yacht makes an infamous float.
Towed away, incomplete, because the people of Rotterdam refused his demand that the historic bridge be taken apart to let it through. pic.twitter.com/eyPQp4h0uA
— Athena Coalition (@athenaforall) August 5, 2022
Trouble flying with a dog? Princess Private Jet Rental Wall Street Journal (Dr. Kevin)
How Elites Use Identity Politics to Wage Class Warfare CounterPunch (remastered)
Synthetic drugs will spark a new wave of illicit drug use STAT (Dr. Kevin)
Antidote of the day. ChetG:
Since you kindly used one or two of my snowberry photos, I thought you might like the addition of the snowberry’s larger cousin: the hummingbird clear-winged moth.
I’m sorry I don’t have either of them around (which happens, but these photos aren’t sharp enough yet), but usually to tell them apart: Snowberry has dark legs and a black belt. ; The hummingbird has a red belt and light-colored legs.
The lioness loves catnip too pic.twitter.com/aZxzkDskx3
— 🐩wild animals🐎 (@Animals10wild1) August 6, 2022
And the second bonus:
Animals never judge, do they? pic.twitter.com/u32nRT0O7m
— Meriel (@MerielMyers) August 5, 2022
See yesterday’s links and Antidote du Jour gentlemen.