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It’s a long one today, but I found a funny comic at the end, so there’s that.
Definitely good news, especially given that the UK has largely been a leading indicator the US. Just in time for the US to run out of funds to fight the pandemic.
Are... are they threatening to shoot down another commercial airliner?
That's a ton of people in just two weeks!
"A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him." - Napoleon Bonaparte. See! I learned things by wasting hours and hours playing Civilization.
Apparently there's been a surprisingly high rate of Russian Civilian planes having emergencies the last few days.
So, this isn't the first time they've tried to manufacture proof of stuff as a prelude to something, worth keeping an eye on this.
But then how are the police going to protect us from invasion by Russia? /s
I mean, we froze like 600 billion in Russian assets, I suspect they're pretty displeased about that.
Just don't accidentally call Montenegro afterwards.
• Thread about how decision making can go wrong, comparing Invading Iraq with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
• A thread with detailed explanation of why switching from nuclear to coal (as Germany is now) will kill a lot of people.
• Thread detailing exactly how much more gas we use because of the popularity of SUVs.
• There was a long 'leaked letter from within the FSB' that's been going around. This is an interesting analysis, although of course the veracity cannot be confirmed.