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“Putin has almost certainly contemplated the high probability that using a nuclear weapon could bring about the end of his rule faster than any of the bungled decisions he’s already made.”
USA🇺🇸 has started giving Ukrainian Forces counter drone weapons that can shoot down Iranian🇮🇷 Shahed-136 Kamikaze Drones Said Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel USA will announce various new counter drone systems in its $1.1 Billion military aid package to Ukraine🇺🇦 reported Reuters
"In real terms, that’s the same climate impact as the emissions from 2 million gasoline cars over the course of a year"
Nord Stream gas leaks could be an unprecedented climate disaster https://t.co/h12xTLNc23 via @johnainger https://t.co/W8VllI20Y6
Stuart Wallace @StuartLWallace
I’m pretty down on how far the US has gone in terms of legalizing gambling, but if we’re going to have sports betting apps everywhere we should definitely have Kalshi which brings some potentially useful things for society to the table and not just betting.
NEW @PuckNews — Silicon Valley goes to battle in Washington for @Kalshi. A phalanx of Silicon Valley super-personas have quietly flooded into an obscure regulatory battle to legalize a new type of political betting that makes PredictIt look quaint. https://t.co/xFqEVWcZoN
Teddy Schleifer @teddyschleifer
An insight from a locked account: "There's a lot of consensus that untrained Russian draftees are next to useless, but the whole notion of the US Second Amendment is of untrained American guys wandering around in civilian clothes with lots of personal guns"
⚡️Meduza: Kremlin to hold back on illegal annexation of Ukrainian territories. According to independent Russian media outlet Meduza, the annexation will be postponed as it now won't have the desired "PR effect" on the Russian population that is dissatisfied with mobilization.
Total public debt as a percent of GDP has shrunk by about 13 percentage points since the second quarter of 2020.
PEAK OIL! It's here. No, for real this time. Consumption of crude oil is at (or even past) a peak from which it will never recover. Here's a story on it and a thread to explain why: bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…