Affected person readers, as soon as once more I apologize for the dominance of stories from Ukraine, nevertheless it’s a narrative not with out curiosity, so right here we’re. –lambert
DNA Clears Hank The Tank!!! Now the Bear Will Be Spared TMZ
Do Birds Have Language? Smithsonian. Some would say sure.
Examine finds elk are too sensible for their very own good, and the nice of Utah Phys.org
Monkeys in Their Personal Proper Verfassungsblog. The Estrellita Judgement of the Ecuadorian Constitutional Courtroom.
The digital world’s real-world impression on the setting Excessive Nation Information
UK authorities has deserted its personal Covid well being recommendation, leak reveals Guardian
New CDC Covid-19 metrics drop sturdy masks suggestions for many of the nation CNN
Effectiveness of Face Masks or Respirator Use in Indoor Public Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 An infection — California, February–December 2021 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, CDC. From the Summary: “Constant use of a face masks or respirator in indoor public settings was related to decrease odds of a constructive SARS-CoV-2 take a look at consequence (adjusted odds ratio = 0.44). Use of respirators with larger filtration capability was related to essentially the most safety, in contrast with no masks use. Along with being updated with really useful COVID-19 vaccinations, persistently sporting a cushty, well-fitting face masks or respirator in indoor public settings protects in opposition to acquisition of SARS-CoV-2 an infection; a respirator provides one of the best safety.” It couldn’t be extra clear that Biden Adminstration’s latest steerage does not “information” the general public towards defending itself from Covid, however reasonably encourages the virus to unfold, and continues the assault on all public well being protections save waning vax earlier than the following zoonotic pandemic respiratory virus predictably seems.
How is Beijing Portraying Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine for the Chinese language Public? Council on Overseas Relations
Outpost : If Biden intervenes militarily, in what methods will the Russian military be hit arduous? What China Reads
U.S. Officers Repeatedly Urged China to Assist Avert Battle in Ukraine NYT
China’s SWIFT different could undercut US sanctions Asia Occasions
China’s Content material Moderators Are Overworked and Chronically Burdened Sixth Tone
Right here’s how the Russia-Ukraine battle impacts Malaysia and why we should always care Malay Mail. Irredentism.
A Dysfunctional Peace: How Libya’s Fault Strains Have been Redrawn Battle on the Rocks. One other sensible success for US coverage.
New No-So-Chilly Battle
Ukraine’s President Zelensky discussing ‘time and place’ for attainable talks with Russia Impartial. Twelve hours in the past, as of this writing.
Ukraine Battle Replace 8 Institute for the Examine of Battle
Russian offensive unexpectedly slowed by fierce Ukrainian resistance NBC. One other account:
I nonetheless do not suppose anybody appreciates the importance of Russian operations at Hostomel airport.
It is ~75 km from the river crossing at Chernobyl to the airport. Examine that to the doctrinal template of Soviet deep operations, which requires airborne operations 80 km deep… https://t.co/q5zg3VT05C pic.twitter.com/I3A5cmgSAo
— Bazaar of Battle (@bazaarofwar) February 26, 2022
Extra on the Pripyat marshes.
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NATO speeding to resupply Ukraine by land; no-fly zone all however dominated out Politico
NATO Prompts Response Power for First Time as US Readies Extra Troops Army.com
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The Coming Ukrainian Insurgency Overseas Affairs. The whole lot’s going based on plan.
Op-Ed: The CIA has backed Ukrainian insurgents earlier than. Let’s be taught from these errors LA Occasions. As I’ve mentioned, I’m lengthy silly on this.
‘Final take a look at of brinkmanship’: US preps for high-stakes proxy warfare in opposition to Russia in Ukraine Washington Examiner. “Excessive stakes” for whom?
U.S. Shocked Russia Would Invade One other Nation After Seeing How Badly America’s Latest Invasions Went The Onion
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Didn’t vote for Kyiv to be bombed: Russian lawmaker who voted for independence of insurgent areas in Ukraine India In the present day
Extraordinary Russians Don’t Need This Battle Jacobin (Re Silc). Dwelling earlier than the wheat sprouts….
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Within the curious absence of reporting, image manipulation is what we have now:
Image manipulation (1):
That is Ukraine… 🇺🇦
📸 Dmytro Murasky pic.twitter.com/qhhGFrVGiV
— Visegrád 24 🇨🇿🇭🇺🇵🇱🇸🇰 (@visegrad24) February 25, 2022
The teddy bear is a really good contact. Virtually skilled. On this tactic, see Taleb.
Image manipulation (2):
This picture of a lifeless Russian soldier outdoors Kharkiv jogs my memory of the Battle of Stalingrad. Pictures like these can have a big impact. Please share it with any Russians and hope it impacts resistance to the warfare there.
Picture by Tyler Hicks/New York Occasions. pic.twitter.com/gmN8CgjQif
— Anders Östlund (@andersostlund) February 26, 2022
If one corpse reminds you of Stalingrad, you’re at finest a idiot.
Image manipulation (3):
❌ This isn’t a real video of a Ukrainian fighter pilot dubbed the “Ghost of Kyiv.” This video was created with Digital Fight Simulator, a simulation sport that was first launched in 2008. https://t.co/UveR7D125v
— snopes.com (@snopes) February 25, 2022
Image manipulation (4):
Three years in the past, he was taking part in a president in a preferred tv comedy. In the present day, he’s Ukraine’s president, confronting Russia’s fearsome navy may. https://t.co/WTMSfulpJY
— NBC Information (@NBCNews) February 26, 2022
Jed Bartlet tropes deployed in 10, 9, 8….
Image manipulation (5):
RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT LATEST: https://t.co/D8MkUCvGDF
• Kyiv prepares for battle as Russian advance reaches Ukraine’s capital
• Pope Francis visits Russian embassy to specific considerations over battle
(Picture: Ukrainian Nationwide Guard in central Kyiv, 📷 Gleb Garanich/Reuters) pic.twitter.com/C7PvJAo21T
— NBC Information (@NBCNews) February 25, 2022
Readers will recall this picture is most definitely staged.
Some Of The Most In style ‘Ukraine Footage’ Is Truly A Video Sport Kotaku
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Seize two cups of espresso:
Presumanbly YouTube gained’t censor a chat given on Alumni Weekend on the College of Chicago:
Properly price a hear.
Scott Ritter (DS):
Sadly, no transcript; I’m instructed that Ritter offers one other account of the velocity (or lack of identical) of the Russian advance from Belarus to Kiev.
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5 methods to deal with the aggravating information cycle NPR. Tagline: “On this turbulent time, we invite you to do the identical. It’s necessary for all of us to remain knowledgeable residents of the world, and likewise to recollect: take it straightforward on your self, and on one another.”
In historic first, Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Courtroom SCOTUSblog
Biden battles Putin in Ukraine — and Trump’s GOP in America NBC
Deficit Hawk Henry Cuellar Makes it Rain for His Protection Donors ReadSludge
62 p.c of voters say Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been president: ballot The Hill. Harris.
Right here’s Why the Russia-Ukraine Disaster Creates a Realignment of World Commerce AgWeb
Asian refiners see uninterrupted Black Sea crude import flows for now Hellenic Transport Information
Russia bans ammonium nitrate exports till April to help home farmers Platts
Report: Russian missile hits Japanese freighter in Black Sea NHK. Headline: Missile. Paragraph one: Shells (no supply). Pargraph three: “bombarded” (Ukraine). “Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is verifying particulars of the assault.” “So, we don’t actually know what anybody is after.”
Well being Care
Op-Ed: The anti-vax motion was already getting scary. COVID supercharged it LA Occasions.
The first public possibility well being plan within the U.S. struggles to achieve traction NPR. “‘The plans had a tough time getting networks put collectively as a result of the hospitals wouldn’t play,’ mentioned state Rep. Eileen Cody, the Washington legislator who launched the general public possibility invoice in 2019. ‘They’re an enormous a part of the issue.’” The identical factor occurred with MaineCare.
Decide: New admissions insurance policies at elite college discriminate AP. Fairfax County. The choice (PDF).
‘A really poisonous setting’: Virginia college students navigate ugly masks battle WaPo. My congratulations to the general public well being institution.
Our Famously Free Press
This morning the Related Press tried to promote an NFT of a refugee boat drifting on the Mediterranean Sea. They’ve since deleted the tweet. pic.twitter.com/duaGU0s7r5
— Nanjala Nyabola (@Nanjala1) February 25, 2022
Weblog Terminated Paul Robinson, Irrussianality. I respect Robinson’s determination, however he might need given consideration to ready for David Frum to resign from his editorship of The Atlantic, and solely then terminating his weblog.
Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Flip to DuckDuckGo NYT. Musical interlude.
Startup founder says he misplaced his firm and $100 million by counting on Fb: ‘Sends chills down my backbone’ to observe others construct companies on Instagram and TikTok Enterprise Insider (JB). If what you are promoting relies on a platform….
The U.Okay. Wished to Extradite Julian Assange to the U.S. From the Begin The Intercept
Right here’s What’s within the New Invoice Collectively Backed by Uber and the Teamsters in Washington State Labor Notes
Not all oligarchs, after all:
Krugman: “Go after the huge abroad wealth of the oligarchs who encompass Putin and assist him keep in energy.”https://t.co/zdtGssSI7c
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) February 25, 2022
Scratch a liberal….
Cryptographers Obtain Good Secrecy With Imperfect Gadgets Quanta
U.S. Plans New Security Guidelines to Crack Down on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Moveable Turbines Professional Publica. This offers me a chance to make clear: Moveable turbines are jackpot-prepared, in that they purchase time if (when) the grid collapses. They don’t seem to be jackpot-compliant, as a result of they assume the continued distribution of gasoline; they don’t adjust to newly imposed rigors.
Antidote du jour (via):
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