Mostly noteworthy because it shows they have stopped fearing Russia. Kazakhstan Closes Trucking Loophole Which Allowed Russia To Dodge Sanctions
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu later claimed Russia would mobilize 300,000 people, calling up only reservists with prior military service, specialist skills, and combat experience. However, the Kremlin redacted the section of Putin’s decree specifying the number of draftees, and the independent Novaya Gazeta Europe cited an unnamed Kremlin source as saying the true number is 1 million. Both those figures should be treated with caution.
A video worth watching if you have not been keeping up with everything going on in the lumber world.
The German View. An Unbelievable Surprise Attack
Another one in the string of recent earthquakes. So far China (6.8) Papua New Guinea (7.6) and Taiwan (6.8) plus this one. I hope this is the last one in this current crop but I doubt it. Powerful earthquake hits Mexico’s Pacific coast
Only 82 years ago. How fast time flies. The dial comes to town
Mostly noteworthy because it is part of series of earthquakes that has been traveling around the world in the last few weeks. I suspect a big one is going to land somewhere soon. 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan
They posted today’s in time for me to link to it. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, SEPTEMBER 16 That means that yesterday’s (found here) has been skipped over but it did not have anything particularly noteworthy in it.
The first German companies have begun throwing in the towel and consumption is collapsing in response to the fallout from exploding energy prices. The economy is sliding almost uncontrolled into a crisis that could permanently weaken the country.