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Ohio man who suffered 20,000 bee-stings expected to recover, family says The Guardian (Resilc)
The Summer Everyone Saw the Sharks Slate (Resilc)
The Battle for ‘Cop City’ Rolling Stone (TH)
The Search for Scientific Proof for Premonitions The New Republic
U.S. Solar Bottlenecks Are Causing A Resurgence In Coal OilPrice (Resilc)
How to make EVs without China’s supply chain Asia Times (Resilc)
Four sides benefit from unstable Iraq Tehran Times
Liz Truss warns against predictions of an ‘Armageddon scenario’ and tells Laura Kuenssberg that Britain has the right ‘spirit’ to get through energy crisis – while promising ‘immediate’ action to help if she becomes Tory leader TOMORROW Daily Mail (Resilc)
my current energy bill for my tiny 22 cover restaurant is £2,928 a year. This is my new quote. Unsure what to actually do next but as a business that cost would now be more than I pay in rent and more than I take some months. I simply don’t have the money for this. pic.twitter.com/D8zPbOBNQI
— James Allcock (@jrmallcock) September 2, 2022
New Not-So-Cold War
Keeping What Matters In Focus. Reminiscence of the Future (ctlieee)
Moment of truth in the Ukraine war Indian Punchline
Ukraine War Day #192: Back To School! Awful Avalanche (guurst)
How to end the war in Ukraine.
Germany can end the war in Ukraine single-handedly. The US cannot afford a proxy war with Russia if Germany backs out of sanctions against Russia. Let’s be honest: Russia is not a threat to Germany. It wants good relations with Europe.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) September 3, 2022
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🇩🇪📈🔌💰💥The energy bill for a bakery in Germany.
From 721 euros to 2588 euros,per month…
But Annalena Baerbock is worried about supplying money and weapons to Ukraine,not about this👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/0I4VLM21qD
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZmilitary1) September 4, 2022
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Why Gorbachev Was One of the Greatest Failures in History CounterPunch (Resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Airmen brace for special duty pay cut in 2023 Military Times
GOP Clown Car
New York City sues Starbucks for firing union-organizing barista The Guardian (Resilc)
Qatar deports workers who protested against unpaid salaries Middle East Eye
Trader Joe’s broke labor laws in effort to stop stores unionizing, workers say The Guardian (Resilc)
Antidote du jour (via):
And a bonus:
This fish loves to cuddle.. 😊 pic.twitter.com/PTjU1IzuA7
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) September 3, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.