NRC Certifies First U.S. Small Modular Reactor Design US Department of Energy
Mass. health department warns of drug-resistant gonorrhea strain Boston.com
The ‘greatest tragedy’ would be if central banks don’t finish the job on inflation, Larry Summers says CNBC (Kevin W)
World Economic Forum hemorrhoid, Chrystia Freeland, thinks the middle class makes too much money. The WEF is as evil as you think.#FreelandMustGo #WEF #WEFpuppet #WEF23 #Davos #DavosAgenda #GreatReset #ResistTheWEF #CrimesAgainstHumanity pic.twitter.com/lnXDea5H0b
— Vidmax.com (@Newsfilter2) January 20, 2023
Federal Reserve Board provides additional details on how its pilot climate scenario analysis exercise will be conducted and the information on risk management practices that will be gathered over the course of the exercise Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The impact of climate change on the pharma supply chain Pharmaceutical Technology. Doesn’t mention that maybe outsourcing US drug manufacturing to China was a mistake.
California’s next flood could destroy one of its most diverse cities. Will lawmakers try to save it? Grist
Update: Now that the major, multi-week storm sequence has wrapped up in California, where it rank historically? Comparable to Jan 1969 and Jan 1995 on a statewide basis, but still below our ARkStorm 2.0 “ARkHist” scenario and well below our “ARkFuture” scenario. #CAwx #CAwater https://t.co/ZZISnrsfj5 pic.twitter.com/fpwnCm0XFs
— Daniel Swain (@Weather_West) January 19, 2023
BIDEN: “And I think we — I sometimes underestimate it because I stopped thinking about it, but I’m sure you don’t: We lost 1 — over 1 million people in several years to COVID.”
We lost almost 700,000 people to covid since Biden took office two years ago.https://t.co/NKyqH7z2T9 pic.twitter.com/5xoYKPpjBG
— wsbgnl (@wsbgnl) January 21, 2023
WaPo Feeds Denial With False Claims About Overcounting Covid Deaths FAIR
Two-Years Follow-Up of Symptoms and Return to Work in Complex Post-COVID-19 Patients Journal of Clinical Medicine. From the abstract: “Despite exercise, respiratory, olfactory rehabilitations, cognition/speech therapy and/or psychological support, the more frequent self-reported symptoms (fatigue, neurocognitive disorders, muscles and joint pain) did not resolve.”
“This school has asbestos. Can you mitigate it?”
“No, it wouldn’t be equitable if we couldn’t do asbestos mitigation for every school.”
“But not every school has exposed asbestos. Can you just do the ones that do?”
“No, if we can’t do every school, it’s not equitable”
— Amanda Hu (@amandalhu) January 21, 2023
Documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots: Govt orders YouTube, Twitter to block BBC film on Modi, Opposition says censorship Indian Express
Pakistan to pay in ‘currency of friendly countries’ for Russian energy: Moscow Anadolu Agency
Whose game is Pakistan’s Khar playing? Indian Punchline
Drone attack hits Tanf US base in Syria Al-Monitor
UK nurses speak from picket lines WSWS
Sajid Javid calls for patients to pay for GP and A&E visits Guardian. Lambert: “Free at the point of care is foundational for NHS.”
Peter Thiel Says British Affection for NHS Is Stockholm Syndrome Bloomberg. “He also said that the crisis-stricken health service, currently grappling with strikes and long wait times for emergency care, was making people sick and needs ‘market mechanisms’ to fix it. Such mechanisms include privatizing parts of it…”
Buckingham Palace Sets 3-Day Coronation Weekend for King Charles III New York Times
Yellen Says China May Be Prepared to Join Zambia Debt Deal Bloomberg
Zambia’s New IMF Deal Shifts China to the Backseat The Diplomat
Serbia ‘not enthusiastic’ about EU membership anymore, says president Politico
Media: Vučić will be given an ultimatum B92
Tens of thousands take to Madrid streets in anti-government protest Anadolu Agency
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine – Russian Army Activates Southern Front Moon of Alabama
Withdraw from Artyomovsk! Gilbert Doctorow
“Better an unsatisfactory peace than a debacle” – Alexander Mercouris Empire, Communication and NATO Wars
U.S. officials advise Ukraine to wait on offensive, official says Reuters
Ukraine Defense Minister Tells VOA: Troops Will Train on German Tanks in Poland VOA
🇺🇦💰💵The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine confirmed the detention of Deputy Minister Lozinsky who is suspected of embezzlement of budget funds. Lozinsky will be dismissed from his post.
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) January 21, 2023
From what I understand, this guy Daniel Swift was a leftover from the ill-fated Forward Observations Group, which had been most killed in the early months of the war. Somehow he survived up until recently.https://t.co/s5FhupBlrd
— Dr.Snekotron (@snekotron) January 21, 2023
The Forward Observations Group: Ex-US Soldier Turned Influencer Criticized for Ukraine War Trip With Neo-Nazi Vice
U.S. MILITARY VETS IN UKRAINE ARE FIGHTING EACH OTHER IN COURT The Intercept
Time to join NATO? Moldova eyes joining ‘a larger alliance’ Politico
Dmitry Rogozin’s Blood-Soaked Message to Macron The Real Politick with Mark Sleboda
Russia’s RT France to close after French accounts frozen over Ukraine invasion SCMP
The U.S. wants to take Russian military equipment from Russia’s Latin American allies and “donate it to Ukraine”. pic.twitter.com/ghmjfGav1X
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 21, 2023
US senators, visiting Kyiv, blast delays in supplying tanks to Ukraine Reuters
Russian-US relations at all-time low, no hope for improvement — Kremlin spokesman TASS
The US empire is telling Moscow “I’m the craziest motherfucker around, I’ll keep ramping up the brinkmanship looking you right in the eye and daring you to use nukes,” while telling the rest of the world “I am the voice of sanity that you should all look to for leadership.”
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) January 21, 2023
Turkish anger after Quran burning, Kurd protests in Sweden Al Jazeera
South of the Border
🇵🇪 Peru: Police invade San Marcos University with armored vehicles and are making a large number of arbitrarily arrests of indigenous campesinos and students who’ve been participating in mobilizations against the Dina Boluarte regime. pic.twitter.com/zxZ2rKi4PR
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 21, 2023
Coup leader calling for foreign military intervention?
Think we have seen this before.
The government of Dina Boluarte is weak after weeks of sustained people’s resistance and calls for her resignation despite brutally violent repression and 50+ dead.#Peru pic.twitter.com/QKT2rHZDbv
— Zoe Alexandra (@ZoPepperC) January 22, 2023
Glencore copper mine in Peru suspends operations after another attack Reuters
Peru’s natural resources: CIA-linked US ambassador meets with mining and energy ministers to talk ‘investments’ Geopolitical Economy
Ron Klain Expected to Step Down as Biden’s White House Chief of Staff New York Times
Americans On Biden’s Handling Of Classified Documents: Inappropriate & Serious, But Shouldn’t Face Charges, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Biden Handling Of The Mexican Border Hits Record Low While Majority Back His New Immigration Plan Quinnipiac.
On Ukraine: “33 percent of Americans think the United States is doing too much to help Ukraine, 21 percent think the U.S. is doing too little, and 38 percent think the U.S. is doing about the right amount to help Ukraine.”
Compared to February 28, 2022: “7 percent of Americans thought the U.S. was doing too much to help Ukraine, 45 percent thought the U.S. was doing too little, and 37 percent thought the U.S. was doing about the right amount to help Ukraine.”
The Debt Ceiling Limit is Destructive, Duplicative, and Dumb Stephanie Kelton, The Lens
DOJ search of Biden’s Delaware home results in 6 more documents Politico
If Biden isn’t on the ticket, Harris’s pick for vice president will be key to 2024 The Hill
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Rentokil pilots facial recognition system as way to exterminate rats Guardian (Brian C) Ironing out the kinks before deploying on humans?
Democrats en déshabillé
Airline CEO Admits Ticket Scam Permitted By Buttigieg The Lever
West Virginia announces $83 million opioid settlement with Walgreens AP. Includes no admission of wrongdoing or liability by the company.
Walgreens posts $3.7B loss in Q1 on opioid settlement but boosts sales outlook in 2023 Fierce Healthcare
Pharmacists can start patients on road to recovery from opioid use disorder, study shows News from Brown
The addiction crisis is causing a spike in endocarditis cases. Hospitals are struggling to respond STAT
Why Some Surgeons Are Prescribing Opioids to Patients’ Spouses Harvard Medical School
Recreational cannabis and opioid distribution Health Economics. From the abstract: “We find that RCLs lead to a reduction in codeine dispensed at retail pharmacies.”
Police State Watch
“Cop city” is a $90 million, 80 acre de facto military base where police will train in urban warfare tactics to be deployed against American citizens https://t.co/7SG5BtljlE
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) January 21, 2023
FTC: Shkreli may have violated lifetime pharma ban, should be held in contempt arstechnica
Supervisor fires a worker.
HR tells him to finish his shift. Supervisor sees him still working and calls the cops.
Cops come and kill the worker.
His co-workers are told to keep working.
Co-worker who films the scene is fired.
CAPITALISM IS A DEATH CULThttps://t.co/6p5IY8lOCo pic.twitter.com/RIFsA9RF8e
— Eli Meyerhoff (@EliMeye) January 20, 2023
Storm flooding compounds misery for California farms and workers LA Times. “Farmworkers are especially vulnerable to extreme climate events because they are low-income; most are immigrants without legal status, which makes them ineligible for unemployment benefits and health insurance…”
Exclusive: SWIFT payments network access cut to crypto exchanges Asia Markets
How Sam Bankman-Fried’s ties with the Clintons helped him dupe investors NY Post (Kevin W)
All you need to know about the Year of the Rabbit SCMP. The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity.
Antidote du jour (courtesy of rlgroves):
This spectacular rarely seen jellyfish was spotted 4,000 feet below the sea off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. 🌊 pic.twitter.com/wPypT6eoPF
— H0W_THlNGS_W0RK (@HowThingsWork_) January 21, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.