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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 8

The Last 747 Ever Built Has Rolled Off Boeing’s Production Line

There is still a national diesel fuel shortage, but a small price drop and the reactivation of a few American refineries have avoided disruptions in the crucial traffic of trucks, trains and ships.

Feds Link Attack on North Carolina Substations to Attacks on Oregon, Washington Power Stations

Worst flu outbreak in more than a decade spikes hospitalizations

Six children die with Strep A bacterial infection

Even With Help From Biden the Baby Formula Shortage is Expected to Last Until Spring 2023

Nature’s pick of the sharpest science shots this month is dedicated to the James Webb Space Telescope

How come GPT can seem so brilliant one minute and so breathtakingly dumb the next?

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 7

Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup

I used to think that no nation would go to the extreme of just stopping having any children at all. But my notions of what the lower bound is keeps getting changed by reality. South Korea recently broke its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate. Figures released in November showed the average number of children a South Korean woman will have in her lifetime is down to just 0.79.

After recently denying a permit to an enormous U.S. refinery in St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands, which could supply petroleum products to the Northeast, President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is denying a renewal permit to a coal-fired plant in Ohio that generates 11 percent of the state’s electricity.

Volcanic Eruptions Now Occurring in Indonesia and Italy

Tokyo Researchers Discover New Mechanism To Stabilize Lithium Batteries

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 6

Supply Disruption From Russia Price Cap Is Here: Tanker Jam Forms Off Turkey

Switzerland may ban electric vehicles from being used except for “essential” purposes this winter as government officials plan for a possible energy crisis during the winter months.

Calgary pediatric hospice discharging all respite patients, redeploying staff to children’s hospital

Manufacturing orders from China down 40% in unrelenting demand collapse

Building Fast and Slow Part III: Design of the World Trade Center

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 5

Why Did the Pentagon Choose Today to Reveal Secret Modifications to Ukraine’s HIMARS Launchers?

Army plans ‘dramatic’ ammo production boost as Ukraine drains stocks

North Carolina county under curfew after power station attack, FBI investigating. More here about how Christians are likely to blame.

Ohio measles outbreak nearly triples, expected to last “several months”
Reporters against reporting

I wonder if this will come to New York State. NJ Governor Murphy Turns to Private Sector to Take Over State Government-Run Nursing Homes for Veterans

Microsoft has become the latest big-name publisher to jump to a $70 asking price for the launch of big-budget games.

As Europe and the United States shutter their refineries, Asia, the Middle East and Africa are building more refining capacity.

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 4

SIPRI, an international institute that focuses on research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament, noted that Russia is a major supplier of raw materials used in arms production.

Significant Trans-Atlantic Divides Emerge in Global Chip War

What a loosening of restrictions! Beijing is now allowing those who test positive for COVID-19 to quarantine at home rather than at isolation centers. Authorities in the capital on Saturday, canceled the testing requirement to ride public transport, alongside the cities of Tianjin, Shenzhen and Chengdu. Beijing is no longer restricting sales of cough and sore throat medicines, which were imposed because people were using the medication to hide COVID infections.

The Mysterious Case of Zika-Microcephaly’s Disappearance

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 3

The Boy Who Lost His Family But Not His Hope

Never-before-seen malware is nuking data in Russia’s courts and mayors’ offices

Power Prices Scream Higher In Europe As Wind Power Slumps

Germany: RSV infection wave overloads children’s hospitals

The Numbers Are Screaming That A Giant Tsunami Of U.S. Layoffs Has Now Begun

Not something I expected big brother to do. Meet the S.H.A.R.T. machine, a device helping AI analyze toilet activities.

Tesla finally delivers first electric Semi to Pepsi after years of delay

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 2

Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression sued New York Attorney General Letitia James, challenging a new state law that forces websites and apps to address online speech that someone, somewhere finds humiliating or vilifying.

Wild New Hypothesis Suggests IBS Could Be a Form of ‘Gravity Intolerance’

Credit cards as a legacy system

Fire Them All; God Will Know His Own

The Biden administration is again considering tapping additional emergency energy reserves; this time of heating fuel and oil as winter nears and uncertainty over market prices grows.

Thousands of California’s Convicted Pedophiles Released after Serving Less Than a Year

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 1

Fears of Chinese Aggression Grow in Taiwan

A Chinese view of the history of Taiwan’s last conquest.

How Magazines’ Advice to Parents Has Changed Over a Century

Senate Passes Measures to Avert Oncoming Railroad Strike

Rooftop solar in South Australia Causes Grid Issues

Not Even N95 Masks Work To Stop Covid

EPA quietly quadruples regulatory cost of carbon emissions in new war on fossil fuels

Explaining and fixing bugs in code.