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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 9, 2024

Su-57 Felon Struck Deep Inside Russia, Ukraine’s Spy Agency Claims

Confirmed: Three Rescued Israeli Hostages Were Held Captive by Gaza Journalist

Israeli War Cabinet minister Benny Gantz resigned from the coalition government on June 9. Gantz said he resigned because of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conduct of the war in the Gaza Strip, which he believes is ”preventing [Israel] from reaching true victory.”

Macron bets the house in election to break far-right momentum in France

Two Vessels Catch Fire After Missile Strikes Off Yemen’s Aden

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Revives Lawsuit Against L.A. Schools’ Covid Vaccine Mandate

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 14, 2024

Putin’s dismissal of Defense Minister Shoigu fuels intrigues in the Russian army

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that “more than 1,000 members” of the Palestinian militant group Hamas were being treated in Turkish hospitals amid the ongoing war in Gaza.

New U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Could Spike Supply Chain Costs

THE BACKDOOR TO CONTROL THE INTERNET

US home prices have soared 47% since 2020

Maternal mortality rates appear to have risen in the last 20 years in the US. But this reflects a change in measurement rather than an actual rise in mortality.

Posted mainly for the inflation adjusted chart in the middle of the article. Just scroll down to that if you are curious how the aid to Ukraine stack up compared to historical assistance in terms of inflation adjusted dollars (although I would have preferred as percentage of GDP as I think that would have been an even better measure). What New Data Tells Us About the Impact of Ukraine on US Foreign Assistance

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Israeli Strike In Damascus Takes Out Top Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Reza Mousavi

US military operation in the Red Sea sparks tensions between Madrid and Washington

Sudanese in ‘total panic’ as paramilitaries move south

China is in damage-control mode after its crackdown on video games sparked an $80 billion market meltdown

China purchases more than 100m tons of autumn grain to secure food supplies

Rumors swirl that TSMC chairman Mark Liu was forced to retire over Arizona fab debacle

California Medicaid Soon Open To All, “Papers or No Papers”

The Surprising Possibilities of See-Through Wood

From Owen actually. Induction welding joins metal foams without cramping their style

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 14, 2023

Discontent Grows Among Wives of Russian Soldiers

Putin apologizes for the price of eggs as Russian inflation soars

Flooding Hamas tunnels could destroy Gaza’s last water source

Palestinian flag attached to coffin of Hasan Bitmez, who suffered fatal heart attack at end of parliamentary address in which he said Jewish state would suffer ‘wrath of Allah’

Once known as “Australia’s worst female serial killer,” Kathleen Folbigg was wrongly imprisoned for 20 years over the deaths of her four children.

A Gigantic New ICBM Will Take US Nuclear Missiles Out of the Cold War-Era But Add 21st-Century Risks

Congress Approves Extension of Warrantless Surveillance as Part of the Defense Policy Bill

One-in-five US mail-in voters admit to election fraud: 13 million dodgy votes

New York’s Highest Court Opens the Way for NY Dems “Redistricting Republicans Out of Existence”

Eggflation Returns As Top Producer Hit With Bird Flu In Kansas

An Expected Surplus of Copper has Suddenly Disappeared

Schiff: The Fed Surrenders To Inflation!

Google Loses on Every Count in Play Store Antitrust Suit by Epic Games

The Long Shadow of Checks

Prion Disease Rising in the U.S.

GE Aerospace says it successfully demonstrated an advanced jet propulsion concept that involves a dual-mode ramjet design utilizing rotating detonation combustion.

US Deploys Navy to Israel Amid Escalating Tensions

Disclaimer: He is a US Navy fan so his perspective is vary positive and his understanding of the festival massacre is a little off (most sources indicate the paragliders played a minor role).

All that said, if you want to know what they might be thinking by moving the US Navy close to Israel this is as good a source on capabilities they are brining close as you are going to get.

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JULY 25, 2023

Kyiv’s Noose Around Bakhmut Tightens

Ukraine says unit 4 at Zaporizhzhia NPP put into ‘hot shutdown’ state, claims it could lead to accident

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed legislation increasing the maximum age limit to 30 for compulsory military service

China secretly sends enough gear to Russia to equip an army

The disappearance of Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang and the recent fate of senior Chinese officers in the country’s strategic missile command suggests all is not well in China.

Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.

More info then last link on this subject New Biden Administration Rule Targets Portable Gas Generators and Water Heaters

The education of Nate Silver (means more if you know who Nate Silver is and what he is famous for).

Medieval “climate change” was filled with heatwaves, droughts, and crop failures

A description of advanced tips and tricks for effective Internet research of papers/books, with real-world examples.

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JULY 22, 2023

Huge Explosions Rock Crimean Ammo Depot

Wagner mutiny: Junior commander reveals his role in the challenge to Putin

Igor Strelkov orchestrated the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine. Today, he was arrested for criticizing Putin on social media.

New War With Azerbaijan ‘Very Likely:’ Armenia PM

The Party Line. Beijing unrattled despite weak Q2

The deindustrialization of Germany: Within the next 15 years, about 30 percent of Germany’s workforce will reach retirement age.

Fed launches new payments system that lets you send money in seconds

Investigators Obtain Biden Financial Records Showing ‘Transactions From Ukraine And Russia’: Oversight Chairman

Something in space has been lighting up every 20 minutes since 1988. We have no explanations for this sort of slow repeat.

Two-faced star with helium and hydrogen sides baffles astronomers

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, APRIL 26, 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, says Russians are dying needlessly in Bakhmut because of the lack of ammunition.

There were no cameras on the president as the moment unfolded, causing many Turks to speculate on social media about whether Erdogan had a heart attack or an epileptic crisis.

Kenya seeks relief in new Eurobond as debt trap crisis deepens

A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn’t Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money.

Biden cheat sheet shows he had advance knowledge of journalist’s question

Review suggests fecal transplant more effective than antibiotics for recurrent C diff

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 31, 2023

Wagner Raised Its Flag In Central Bakhmut

These angry Dutch farmers really hate Microsoft

Power Shortages Disrupt Aluminum Production In South China

Core European Inflation Hits Record High, Headline Falls As Energy Costs Collapse

California Gasoline Price Gouging Bill

U.S. South Central Natural Gas Withdrawals Set A Record-Low This Winter

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Russian Nukes Ready To Deploy To Belarus This Summer

Ukraine Now Faces Same Glaring Problem That Russia Has

These Graphics Show Just How Bad Canada’s Invasive “Super Pig” Problem Really Is

Last year, South African authorities believed that convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester set himself alight in a prison cell and died. Now, they’ve admitted that he is alive and at large.

Horrific Tornadoes Hit Mississippi, at Least 23 Dead, Many Injured, Massive Damage for Miles

New York nears deal to ban gas stoves in new homes

American corporations gave or pledged more than $83 billion to either BLM or BLM-related causes.