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Ukrainian Drone Gets Within 70 Miles Of Moscow

Japan’s Hometown Tax

When China began to require Western corporations to establish Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cells, businesses brushed off the move as benign.

In Lebanon, police join ‘robbers’, storm bank to get their own money

S.O.S for the U.S. Electric Grid

Syracuse, N.Y. – Micron Technology’s planned semiconductor fabrication plant in Clay would consume more electricity than the entire state of Vermont.

Physically Demanding Work Tied to Male Fertility

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Drone Tour Of Bakhmut Shows Brutal Devastation

Concerns grow that the breakaway pro-Russian republic of Transnistria could be the next regional flashpoint.

Zelensky fires a top Ukrainian military commander, no reason given

Pharmaceutical blockbusters: the past, present, and future(?)

Japan moves toward approving abortion pill in major shift

The Premature Use Of Mechanical Ventilation in the First Wave of the Covid Pandemic

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Ukraine’s Never-Ending Day

China has doubts on ability to invade Taiwan, CIA chief says

“We Are Looking to Kill Trump”: Iran’s Islamic Guard Commander Admits Regime’s Plans to Assassinate Trump, Pompeo

Time running out to save Istanbul from major earthquake

As I mentioned earlier, the way he would essentially do this is he would openly tout the donations he made to Democratic Party causes to Democratic Party entities like state parties and Democratic politicians and all kinds of left liberal activist causes but then he would hide the donations he was making to Republicans because, as he himself said, in an interview he gave, once it was clear that he was about to be extradited, everybody knows that the way you curry media’s favor is by showing them that you’re a Democrat.

Want to know what a “baby bust” looks like? It looks like this in the United States, with a sharp divide between the Baby Boomers and what came after.

New Biden ‘efficiency’ rule would ban half of gas stoves on the U.S. market

France was once Europe’s superpower, thanks above all to its enormous population. Its decline coincided with a collapse in its birth rate – now we know why.

Too little salt could be risky for heart failure patients

University of South Australia researchers are calling for exercise to be a mainstay approach for managing depression as a new study shows that physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counseling or the leading medications.

Improving how credit cards work under the covers

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Ukraine’s Verdun

Russian Tanks Reverting To Cold War Thermal Sights

The West Lives On in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

A new report reveals the US’ largest power grid is shuttering power generation units faster than new supply can be brought online, threatening electric reliability in 13 states that stretch from Illinois to New Jersey with over 65 million customers.

How I Broke Into a Bank Account With an AI-Generated Voice

Someone had similar tastes to grumpy. Residue analysis evidence for wine enriched with vanilla consumed in Jerusalem on the eve of the Babylonian destruction in 586 BCE

Fire Log #8: Making A Legal Fire In A State Forest

If you are going to areas of New York State Land where most people go, you are typically not allowed to make a fire unless it is an emergency. But in the areas of State Land where most people don’t go (which is most of it), you are typically allowed to start campfires as long as you follow the rules. They try to discourage it and they try to point to other options, but as the rules stand now, you can do it.

As with most things in life, there is a catch. As I understand the rules, you only have two choices to get wood for your fire. You either bring it in with you (something that is governed by some stringent rules on where you can get the firewood and how you need to document that you got the firewood correctly) or you have to use dead fire wood found on the forest floor. If I understand the rules correctly, even breaking off dead branches from a tree is not allowed. Needless to say, this time of year and with the weather that we have been having, making a fire under those kinds of constraints can be challenging. For this fire log, I decided to see how challenging it would be.

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