September 2022

Monday, 26 September 2022

Criminal mobilization is used by Russia not only to prolong the suffering of Ukrainians, but also to exterminate representatives of indigenous peoples

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine: “… mobilization is used by Russia not only to prolong the suffering of people in Ukraine and to further destabilize the world, but also to physically exterminate men - representatives of indigenous peoples who live in the territories controlled so far, temporarily, by the Russian Federation. […] Fight to ensure that your children are not sent to die - everyone who can be taken by this criminal Russian mobilization. Because if you come to take the lives of our children - I will tell you as a father - we will not let you go alive.”


Sunday, 25 September 2022

Trump keeps digging deeper. And the media keeps feigning shock.

Jennifer Rubin: “The free, independent media is supposed to be the tripwire between disinformation (deliberate distortion) and widespread misinformation (innocent or willfully ignorant regurgitation of lies). Instead, it has been a megaphone for disinformation …”


Saturday, 24 September 2022

NASAA Nashville: Protecting Investors and Consumers in the Age of Digital Assets

David Gerard: “The key technical innovation of cryptocurrency is that you can create new unregistered penny stocks at the push of a button. […] Vodafone UK roaming doesn’t work for voice in Nashville, because AT&T aren’t quite up to the task of running a phone system — which is a heck of a thing to say about literally the original phone company


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

To boost or not to boost

Eric Topol: “We can’t go on getting boosters every 4 to 6 months and the premise of an ‘annual’ shot is that the virus exhibits seasonality like flu, which certainly isn’t the case.”


Monday, 19 September 2022

Liberalism is resilient

Noah Smith: “In other words, there is a clear difference between acting tough and actually being tough.”


Sunday, 18 September 2022

EU calls for war crimes tribunal after mass graves found in Ukraine

Agence France-Presse: “On Thursday, the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said she wanted Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, to face the international criminal court over war crimes in Ukraine.”


Saturday, 17 September 2022

Long Covid is keeping millions out of work – and worsening labor shortage in the US

Fiona Lowenstein and Ryan Prior: “A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that long Covid affects one in five people infected with Sars-CoV-2. A recent Brookings Institution analysis found that as many as 2 to 4 million people may be out of work as a result. With more than 11m US jobs vacant, it’s plausible that up to one-third of current labor shortages are due to long Covid. […] Instead of investigating the impact of continuing pandemic harms on the workforce, many have been quick to frame the Great Resignation through stories of white-collar workers seeking better work-life balance.”


Our divine monarchy is finished

Ben Judah: “This end was first noted by the Bavarian nobleman Count Albrecht von Monteglas in 1917, when he decried that the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, with a thousand-year history, changed its name to the pedestrian Windsor ‘for a mere war,’ the true age of European monarchy was over.”


Vitalik Buterin’s philosophical essays: they’re not good

David Gerard: “Ethereum is best understood as a tech startup that succeeded wildly and made a bundle for everyone involved.”


Sunday, 4 September 2022

Vaccines Aren’t Stopping COVID And We Need To Talk About It

Indrajit Samarajiva: “They say that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Well, COVID does kill us and it’s made us weaker.”


Thursday, 1 September 2022

Where We’ll End Up Living as the Planet Burns

Gaia Vince, Time: “Problematically, many of them have also struggled politically with immigration to a far greater extent than have many much poorer countries (poor countries also host by far the greatest numbers of displaced people), and with a migrant “crisis” that is far smaller than the great climate migration we will see over the next 75 years.”