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Six novels of overwhelming unease, slow-burning menace, and coercive control Crime readings. I’ve only read three of them – Rebecca, Fingersmith, my cousin Rachel. Each is great, so I thought I should look at the other three suggestions.
The greatest bourbon ever narrative
10 U.S. State Parks Worth a Visit discoverer
save the tiger Bangkok Post (Furry)
The Jackie Robinson We Didn’t Know capital and main
Lion rescued using ‘love drug’ goes from unhappy cat to friendly kitten Daily Maverick (Furry)
Is Croatia going the reactionary line of Poland and Hungary? Literary Center
Tardigrades may hitchhike on snails…and suffocate in their slime Live Science (Furry)
China doubles down on coronavirus-free efforts ahead of Communist Party congress South China Morning Post
Officials adopt new information on Covid-19 behavior: It’s your decision Wall Street Journal
new less cold war
Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk Associated Press
Japan says G20 meeting’s main goal is to push reluctant nations to sanction Moscow Republic TV. Good luck.
Gonzalo Lira is missing! wine hunter
Now it is safe to assume @realGonzaloLira Either kidnapped by the SBU or killed by Nazi paramilitary forces in the city of Kharkiv. A few people in town have messaged me and their i-net is working fine.I ask @ChileMFA Investigating this as he is from Chile!
– Ukraine Map (@MapsUkraine) April 17, 2022
(Chris Coons is 58 years old. Yale Law graduate, net worth $10 million, and has never served in the military. He has 3 children, all 18 or older, but no one has served in the military. So when he Advocated for the US to send troops to fight Russia in Ukraine, he was referring to other families). pic.twitter.com/o0txYSvBo1
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 17, 2022
Righting forever forward: Giant container ship (its sister stuck on Suez River) finally refloated after being stuck in Chesapeake Bay for a month – forcing rescuers to remove 323 containers to make it lighter daily mail
Rental prices are really bad right now Vice (Furry)
Single Mother Grant Directory sSngle Mother Grant (Furry)
U.S. to host ASEAN leaders in mid-May Bangkok Post (Furry)
‘Voting for Marine Le Pen is not a woman’s choice’ French 24 (Furry)
Boris Johnson still won’t admit he broke lockdown rules despite paying £50 Partygate police fine for breaking them – as he faces brutal showdown with MPs tomorrow as he claims He started a boozy party daily mail
Pakistan’s deadly attack in Afghanistan reflects rising cross-border tensions Responsible governance
Pakistan, Afghanistan teeter in border war Asia Times
World’s largest naval power ‘hosted’ by engine makers – China fights submarine tech Eurasian Times (Furry)
‘China needs a new playbook’ to deal with EU’s tougher trade and investment rules South China Morning Post
Plant sunflowers and lavender to save garden species, RSPB says Guardian (Furry)
Climate change sucks — but it’s not all to blame electric wire
How Bitcoin Mining Destroyed This New York Town MIT Technology Review
Budapest: You can’t build anything American Conservative Party
Can’t we just have one thing against us? pic.twitter.com/VjAmYSzH6j
– Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) April 15, 2022
The antidote of the day (pass):
And a bonus video (hairy):
Check out yesterday’s link and antidote here.