How to make NYC work better for its winged inhabitants Economist (David L)
The Globe-Trotting Scholar Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aztecs Smithsonian Magazine (Chuck L)
How the Cure for Scurvy was Lost, then Found Douglad Lamont (Micael T)
Influential Ecologist Predicts Human Population Will Collapse This Century Real Clear Science (Dr. Kevin)
Cold War spy satellite imagery reveals Ancient Roman forts ScienceDaily (Kevin W)
‘Grave Consequences’: Scientists Warn of Extreme Bias in Brain Aging Research Science Alert (Dr. Kevin)
Why Antidepressants Take So Long to Work Wired (Dr. Kevin). I dunno. My great uncle suffered from severe depression and tried every drug and drug combo known to man. They either worked but stopped doing so after 6-12 weeks or never worked. He was so desperate in the end he sought out and got electroshock.
Lethal bat-borne virus sparks new pandemic fears Reuters (furzy)
The Stench of Death Has a Sunny Side Nautilus (Micael T)
The Race To Destroy PFAS, the Forever Chemicals MIT Technology Review
The case for wind power was built upon a falsehood Telegraph (furzy)
Greenwashing is Gaslighting Planet Critical (Micael T)
Microsoft wants its cloud data centers under the sea Asia Times (Kevin W)
China’s factory activity contracts in blow to economic momentum Financial Times
“China can make 5nm semiconductor chips with older lithography (DUV) machines” — TSMC executive drops a bombshell.
US sanctions were hoping to push China’s technology to the “stone age” of 28nm and beyond.
Now, Huawei already has mass produced 7nm.
Cannot contain China. 😭
— S.L. Kanthan (@Kanthan2030) October 31, 2023
How the Youth Boom in Africa Will Change the World – The New York Times (furzy)
Fog of war: Myanmar’s armed conflict is not a stalemate Asia Times (Kevin W)
View from Poland: NATO leaders decided to abandon their commitment to defend Europe International Affairs (Micael T)
MURDERS, RAPES AND PEDOPHILE NETWORKS: THE DARK CONSEQUENCES OF NATO’S OCCUPATION OF EUROPE Foundation to Battle Injustice (Micael T)
Israel is ‘expanding’ Gaza ground operations New York Times (furzy)
Military briefing: How Hamas fights Financial Times
U.S. Quietly Expands Secret Military Base in Israel Intercept (Kevin W)
There is video confirmation of Israeli tanks on main NE/SW artery Salah-al-Deen (Saladin) street, 3km inside the Strip, as Israel moves to isolate Gaza City from Nuseirat/Bureij & all points south. Jacob Dreizin. Says losses 15X in Israel’s favor and Hamas not happy no support from “The Resistance.” This may all be true. But if Israel says everyone is Gaza in the north = Hamas, are there really Hamas losses? See below that this is an entirely reasonable line of thought:
While Biden shamefully disputes death toll of the mass slaughter in Gaza, Israeli media is proudly displaying the tally as “terrorists we eliminated” https://t.co/rjznknEuvv
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) October 29, 2023
My brother’s family was under the rubble for 5 hours Mondoweiss (guurst)
🇵🇸🇮🇱🚨‼️ “We wrote their names on the children’s bodies so that we would recognize them when they were torn into pieces.” pic.twitter.com/vQFG9njJwS
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) October 29, 2023
There’s Only So Much Propaganda Spin You Can Put On The Murder Of Thousands Of Children Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
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Hamas terror chief openly supports civilian deaths in Gaza Jewish Chronicle (Dr. Kevin). May well be correct but I’d like to see an independent translation. Recall the deliberately misleading translation of then President of Iran’s remark that it would be better if Israel had never come into existence. Tense was clearly conditional. It was widely claimed he has instead said he was going to wipe Israel off the map.
The grief and trauma of our people are being weaponized to justify mass murder and war crimes.
This is a desecration. pic.twitter.com/neVIA6YOfJ
— IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) October 30, 2023
Biden Forced To Call Off His Plans For Ethnic Cleansing Of Gaza Moon of Alabama (Kevin W). I don’t buy it. Biden has said things to more important leaders (Xi) that he didn’t adhere to. Here the only part that is off is Plan A, herding Palestinians into Egypt, and that is due to Egypt and other neighbors holding firm that they will not enable Israel ethnic cleansing.
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brave Israelis of conscience choosing prison over conscription:
– “I refuse to join the Israeli army of apartheid and occupation”
– “I’m going to continue to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people”
– “I refuse to cooperate with Israeli apartheid and ethnic cleansing” pic.twitter.com/oR8cFZYbx7
— atra 🇵🇸 (@_bilaire) October 29, 2023
It shocks me that I keep coming across in my threads variations of the following tweet:
“The Palestinians have it within them to rise up against Hamas to free themselves. Or Hamas can willingly surrender. Two real choices there.”
This view isn’t just being promoted in bad faith…
— Jonathan Cook (@Jonathan_K_Cook) October 28, 2023
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Verified leaked video of Netanyahu.
“Turn off the cameras so we can discuss this”
“They asked me before the election if I’d honor [the Oslo accords]…I said I would, but … I’m going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping… https://t.co/eaQSt2HpuW
— Kim Iversen 🇺🇸 (@KimIversenShow) October 29, 2023
Alastair Crooke: The Deterrence Paradigm has Failed. Judge Napolitano, YouTube. The opening section is about Israel believing it is in an apocalyptic struggle.
New Not-So-Cold War
How Russia Plans to CRUSH Ukraine This Winter History Legends, YouTube. From a few days ago, but still informative.
Meeting with young scientists and space industry specialists President of Russia (guurst)
Deciphering What Really Happened In Dagestan Andrew Korybko
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How to tell if your boss is spying on you New York Post (BC)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Brisbane Lecture on US Grand Strategy John Mearsheimer
What a third world war would mean for investors Economist (Dr. Kevin)
There is no exit for dictators Branko Milanovic (Micael T)
What New Zealand should do to be removed from any nuclear target list and become a thriving escape destination for the world.
Leave all alliances including 5 Eyes and declare neutrality. Become the Switzerland of the South Pacific.
Ban any foreigner with any security clearance…
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 29, 2023
GOP Clown Car
House Speaker Mike Johnson’s Long Crusade Against Birth Control Rolling Stone (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
Senate Condemns Student Groups as Backlash to Pro-Palestinian Speech Grows Intercept (Dr. Kevin)
>Google Brain cofounder says Big Tech companies are lying about the risks of AI wiping out humanity because they want to dominate the market Business Insider (TF). As we have been saying based on input of reader BC.
Banks are excited about AI, but that doesn’t mean they’re using American Banker
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Post-Collapse Media Blitz Has Clearly Backfired CoinDesk. As we and many others predicted.
CVS and Walgreens pharmacy staff begin 3-day walkout CNN (Kevin W)
Workers Keep Getting Big Raises. That’s a Problem for the Fed. Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus (guurst):
A baby sugar glider is called a joeypic.twitter.com/RIrPpj2auy
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) October 28, 2023
And a second bonus (Kevin W):
Food critic. pic.twitter.com/LukUVibcmf
— cats with jobs 🛠 (@CatWorkers) October 29, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.