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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, FEBRUARY 3, 2023

Kyiv Officially Getting Long-Range Rocket-Boosted Bomb

Joe Biden Offered Vladimir Putin 20 Percent of Ukraine to End War: Report

“First, our best assessment at the moment is that whatever the surveillance payload is on this balloon, it does not create significant value added over and above what the PRC is likely able to collect through things like satellites in Low Earth Orbit,” the official added. “But out of an abundance of caution, we have taken additional mitigation steps. I’m not going to go into what those are.”

When it comes to describing the problems in Miltenberg in the German state of Bavaria, District Administrator Marco Scherf doesn’t know where to begin. In the past year, about 500 people from Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa came to the largely rural district, along with around 1,500 refugees from Ukraine.

An excellent interview that started of seeming like it was going to talk about things I already knew and then went into stuff that was all new to me. Inside the global battle over chip manufacturing.

Pfizer Director of mRNA Research Raises Fertility Worries Over COVID-19 Vaccine More info here.

Biden Administration Blocks Development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, FEBRUARY 2, 2023

After Netanyahu talks, Macron warns of Iran nuclear ‘consequences’

Where would they find 700 million people even if they did make themselves attractive to immigrants? The United Nations has estimated that if China’s birth rate remains at its super-low level and the country fails to position itself as an attractive destination for migrants, the country will lose nearly half of its population by the end of this century, a contraction of roughly 700 million people.

Chinese intelligence-gathering balloon seen over Montana

“Significant Threat To National Security”: US Air Force Warns Over Chinese Corn Mill In North Dakota

Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy concludes with a dramatic pronouncement

British workers unite in largest strike in a generation

Germany’s population is declining, as is the number of students studying technical fields like science and engineering. To remain an industrial powerhouse, the country will need engineers from abroad.

Gray was referring to New York Democratic lawmakers passing legislation significantly increasing the amount of retiree money that pension officials can deliver to Wall Street. The bill was championed by the New York City comptroller, Brad Lander, just weeks after the Democrat won office promising he would be “reviewing the funds’ positions with risky and speculative assets including hedge funds, private equity, and private real estate funds”.

Extremely drug-resistant germ found in eye drops infects 55 in 12 states; 1 dead

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Russia Says It’s Relocating Citizens Near Border Due To Attacks

Russia’s Economy Shrinks 2.7% Due To Western Sanctions

The prolonged and unprecedented energy crisis that plunges households into darkness for several hours daily has raised the cost of doing business in South Africa too.

Lebanese villagers try to stem illegal logging scourge

PayPal to cut 7% of its workforce

In the fall of 2022, the state passed what shortens to the FAST bill — the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act could require fast-food restaurants to pay workers up a minimum wage of $22 an hour with an annual raise of 3.5%.

Massachusetts Democrats have a bold new proposal for prisoners: donate your organs or bone marrow, and get as little as a couple of months off of your sentence.

Another transgender inmate also started identifying as a baby in order to get better treatment in prison, a demand that was “taken seriously” by prison bosses.

The computer errors from outer space

Green Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Passes Over Earth This Week

So going back to 1915, the cost of constructing buildings, as measured by various cost indexes, has almost always risen faster than inflation. For highways, construction costs rose roughly in line with CPI inflation until the early 2000s, after which they started rising faster.

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 31, 2023

Ukraine Situation Report: The Battle For Dnipro River Islands

Can Pakistan face down a growing Taliban insurgency? The death toll from the latest attack keeps climbing.

Iran summons Ukraine’s top diplomat after Isfahan drone strike

The U.S. Consumer Is Starting to Freak Out

France saw its second major nationwide strike in two weeks on Tuesday in a backlash against the government’s plans to push up the retirement age to 64.

US Helping Ukraine Repair Weapons, Equipment Through ‘Video Calls’

The “Twin Metals Project” would have tapped the Duluth Complex within the Superior National Forest, where 95 percent of the nation’s nickel reserves and 88 percent of American cobalt reserves are found. Biden’s Department of the Interior blocked the nearly $3 billion mine over stated concerns about the safety of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness inside the national forest.

U.S. stops granting export licenses for China’s Huawei, sources say

Microsoft and Viasat are using satellites to bring 10 million people online

ChatGPT by @OpenAI now *expressively prohibits arguments for fossil fuels*. (It used to offer them.) Not only that, it excludes nuclear energy from its counter-suggestions.

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Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 30, 2023

Can the Leopard 2s supplied by Germany and its allies really turn the tide on the battlefield?

In the final years of the Cold War, the Soviet Navy tasked two of its Delta class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, or SSBNs, to verify their capability to launch a full salvo of 16 ballistic missiles at once. This was Operation Behemoth, and the results were, it has to be said, mixed.

Connecticut Egg Farm Fire Kills at Least 100,000 Chickens

Repeated vaccination of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dampens neutralizing antibodies against Omicron variants in breakthrough infection

British Army No Longer Top-Level Fighting Force, Warns US General

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 29, 2023

Not as big a deal as first reports made it out to be. Israel conducted a kamikaze drone attack on a military munitions factory near Esfahan City, Esfahan Province on January 28, according to Western media reports.

Alzheimer’s Association Hides New Partnership With Lobbying Group for Assisted Suicide

I’ve been investigating the contamination theory of the obesity epidemic as laid out in “A Chemical Hunger,” and found that several of what seem to be the strongest arguments for the theory turned out to be dubious.

The government filed an antitrust case to break up Google, and the Senate held a brutal hearing on Ticketmaster’s monopoly. Wall Street opinion leader Jim Cramer is officially freaking out.

Requiem for a string: Charting the rise and fall of a theory of everything

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 28, 2023

Heavy Fighting As Battle For Vuhledar Rages

Lots of videos on line. Everything I post will be wrong this early but something certainly is going down. The Iranian Ministry of Defense claims drones struck a facility in Isfahan as reports of blasts in other cities cause alarm. For up to date stuff, you sadly have to go to twitter or telegram.

Libya’s New Order

Republicans introduce resolution calling for US to recognize Taiwan

Judge Temporarily Blocks California’s Covid ‘Misinformation’ Law That Punishes Physicians For ‘Wrongthink’

Pretty much a water is wet story, but some people might not know that the Feds explicitly only measure inflation as experienced by the urban consumer. Rural Americans Aren’t Included in Inflation Figures – and for Them, the Cost of Living May Be Rising Faster

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 27, 2023

Kyiv Improving Airfields Anticipating Western Fighters

Precisely because of such threats, according to his closest advisers, he wanted to have the Americans at his side. If Germany sent tanks, it would do so only if Washington agreed to send some of its own

China Lacks Natural Gas for Heating Homes During Cold Spell

Nightmare stories circulated, like the report of a pregnant woman who lost her baby due to draconian COVID regulations. She was left bleeding onto the sidewalk in the dead of winter outside a hospital in Xi’an, her child sentenced to death by her expired test result. This short “Help, they are coming to get me” video is relevant.

One of the world’s largest fertilizer companies warns that every country—even those in Europe—is facing a food crisis

Am I being bombastic? You tell me: given that the legislation that grants them the power to order a telecommunications service provider “to do or stop doing anything“.

Blockbuster claims in video of Pfizer executive — making mutant viruses, capturing official agencies

Chaos, violence and death: Peru’s perilous state

PA Gov. Josh Shapiro Removes Four-Year Degree Requirement ‘From 92% of Government Jobs’

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 26, 2023

“The M1’s turbine engine consumes a massive amount of fuel anytime the engine is running,” said the retired officer. “Which would be near continuously. An M-1 formation would require about 300 gallons every eight hours. Its fuel tank holds 500 gallons. Bottom line is that any formation company-sized or larger would require dedicated fuel trucks.”

U.S. Weapons Stockpiles “Uncomfortably Low” Due To Arms Shipments to Ukraine

On the grounds of creating a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth, State Senator Scott Wiener is making California a haven for human trafficking.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Crash By 7%

Antibiotic resistance induced by the widespread use of… antidepressants?

The reality, however, is this: The congressional single-payer bill (HR 1976) contains the key components driving the implosion of the British health care system, including government budgeting, bureaucratic central planning, and reduced pay for doctors and nurses. Related: In December, as many as 500 patients per week were dying in Britain because of E.R. waits, according to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, a figure rivaling (and perhaps surpassing) the death toll from Covid-19.

Gov. Brian Kemp Declares State of Emergency to Deal With Atlanta’s Domestic Terrorists

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Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 25, 2023

Members of a Ukrainian armored unit fighting near Bakhmut describe the horrific situation at the frontline. They also explained why they need modern Western equipment.

Above all else, this large multi-domain exercise that includes a U.S. carrier strike group is aimed largely at Iran.

Overall, this was an AAA+++ auction and may well have been the strongest 5Y auction in history, and comes at a time when nobody – not a soul – in the bond market thinks that the Fed’s higher for longer is even remotely credible, and instead the record breaking demand indicates that it is only a matter of time before the Fed slashes rates and/or restarts monetization of the debt. And judging by today’s powerful rebound in stocks, they also got the memo.

Researchers look a dinosaur in its remarkably preserved face

Giant Wind Turbines Keep Mysteriously Falling Over. This Shouldn’t Be Happening.

League of Legends Source Code Hacked, Riot Refuses To Pay Blackmail

Earth’s inner core may have ‘paused’ its rotation and reversed, new study suggests