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If future wars with peers are protracted and involve significant attrition, can countries with relatively small, all-volunteer armies and no ready and robust personnel replacement systems prevail?

What is chronic wasting disease? A scientist explains the so called “zombie deer”

Could Argentina’s Dead Cow Shale Patch Help Solve The Energy Crisis?

Cause Of Neurological “Staggering Disease” Affecting Cats May Have Been Revealed

China Tries to Censor What Could Be Biggest Data Hack in History

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Dutch Farmers have completely disrupted the food distribution in the Netherlands in just a couple hours

Are U.S. Gasoline Refiners Running Out Of Steam?

Inflation soars to nearly 80% in Turkey as food prices double

Walking and cycling have become the preferred choice for many Sri Lankans. But bicycles have also become expensive, with their prices rising from around 10,000 rupees to up to as high as 80,000 rupees.

Germany is facing a deep crisis, with inflation is reaching record levels and recession on the horizon. Even the middle class has begun to feel the pain.

Colombia Goes the Way of Venezuela

Russia’s oil is in long-term decline – and the war has only added to the problem

FCC lets Starlink offer Internet service on moving vehicles throughout US

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JPMorgan Sees ‘Stratospheric’ $380 Oil on Worst-Case Russian Cut

Sri Lankan economists warn that the country could face a famine-like situation in a few months.

Dutch Farmers In Tractor Blockade Protesting ‘Climate Change’ Restrictions That Threaten Farms

Thomas’ embrace of the Republican Party is consonant with a deep mistrust of white liberals, the institutions they control and the policies they try to advance in the name of “social justice.”

Hunter Biden’s laptop had contacts for Google execs, US officials for China policy

Ukraine War to Shift to Donetsk After Fall of Luhansk; Russia Claims Major Victory

Mysterious excess deaths in 18 – 64 year olds: Life insurance companies paying out a lot more in 2021

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Because of my professional obligations, I have come to dislike wet wipes. Really, the only issue is the people the keep flushing them instead of properly disposing of them. A huge mass of used wet wipes has formed an ‘island’ that has changed the course of England’s second longest river, MP says

That’s what is being protested here – a deliberately shrinking of the farming sector, impacting the livelihood of thousands of farmers, and the food supply of literally hundreds of millions of people.

The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto.

SF couple gets $1,500 fine for parking in their driveway despite doing so for nearly 40 years

Americans who travel to the beaches in France, Spain, or Italy routinely do something that is illegal in the United States–they buy and use European sunscreens to protect themselves from sunburn and skin cancer. Suncreens in Europe and Asia are better than in the United States because more ingredients are allowed and these create more effective and more pleasing suncreens.

Are the Covid mRNA Vaccines Safe?

This is a translation of an article that appeared in China. In the United States, a monthly income of $3,000 is enough for a family of three. No wonder Chinese people want to go abroad.

This is Fall of Rome type stuff — everything is coming undone

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South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

Cargo Routed Away from West Coast Ports as Labor Union Contracts Expire

More Pain at the Pump: California Gas Tax Increase Goes into Effect

Company hopes to produce 13 million kg of cricket protein annually, selling mostly to pet-food market

GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to its systems as soon as possible.

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Commission to Allow Russia to Resume Transports to Kaliningrad

Bankrupt Sri Lanka’s inflation jumps beyond 50%

Turkey Is Now Suffering From Hyper-Inflation, At Least According to Spanish Bank, BBVA

J.D. Power Claims Vehicles Are Becoming Less Reliable

I always thought the definition of inflation was pretty simple but apparently not. For the slow in class, inflation is to much money chasing too few goods. If you increase the amount of money that people have but don’t increase the amount of goods available for them to buy, what are you accomplishing? Millions of Calif. families to get ‘inflation relief’ stimulus checks of up to $1,050:

Where are the fireworks? Pandemic shortages stifle July Fourth displays.

U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Most of the world’s grain is not eaten by humans

Louisiana’s insurance market is collapsing, just in time for hurricane season

SpaceX says 5G expansion would make Starlink ‘unusable’ for most Americans

New NY bill: If you want to carry concealed, we’ll need to see your social media accounts

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U.S. emergency oil reserve draws by 6.9 mln barrels to lowest since 1986

Chemical Shortages Affecting U.S. Farms Described as ‘Off the Charts”

Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

What Caused the Murder Spike?

Supreme Court Rejects Broad EPA Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases from Power Plants

Staffing crisis leads to shortage of nursing home beds in U.S.

Airline Labor Shortages May Wreck Your Summer Travel Plans

Europe’s Power Prices Surge As Market Fears Worsening Supply Crunch

Targeting senior leaders critical to an enemy program makes strategic sense from Israel’s perspective.

Miner unearths nearly complete mummified baby woolly mammoth in Canada

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Multiple Reporters: Secret Service to Dispute J6 Committee Star Witness

Massive Trove of Gun Owners’ Private Information Leaked by California Attorney General

The United States currently has the lowest number of functioning refineries capable of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that we’ve seen since 2016

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

“From midnight today, no fuel will be sold except for essential services like the health sector, because we want to conserve the little reserves we have,” government spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said.

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue

Putin Ally Threatens Strike On Europe’s Largest Oil Hub

Hmmmm Follow-Up