“Globally, a soccer field of seagrass is lost every 30 minutes”...... nutrient pollution, largely from agricultural runoff and wastewater, and subsequent algal blooms and die-offs, which first choke out other plants like seagrass (a process called eutrophication) and then, as they decompose, take up all the oxygen in the water (hypoxia). .
What’s Next for Russia After Spilling So Much Blood for Bakhmut? Seizing the city took 10 months and untold lives. Most likely, analysts say, Russia’s exhausted forces will settle into a defensive crouch, preparing for Ukraine’s counteroffensive. ....... The battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut is essentially over, for now. After 10 months of brutal artillery duels, frantic troop advances and thousands of Russian and Ukrainian casualties, Moscow’s formations are in control of the industrial hub, while Kyiv’s troops are trying to put pressure on the city’s flanks. ...... Earlier in the battle, Moscow had hoped to use the capture of Bakhmut as a springboard for further advances to the west — aspirationally toward the larger cities of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. That goal seems out of reach for now. ...... Russian troops appear spent, military analysts say, after suffering extensive losses in securing Bakhmut. ........... In the south, which some military analysts predict will be the focus of Ukraine’s offensive, Russian forces have dug an intricate network of primary and secondary trench lines and minefields to thwart any Ukrainian advance ........ If Ukraine does manage to retake territory, analysts say, that could give Russia’s far larger air force an upper hand as Ukrainian troops push forward, outside the range of their air defenses. ....... To the north, Ukrainian-backed proxy units have penetrated the Russian border in recent days, seizing a small batch of territory in what is considered a propaganda move to tie up Russian forces and embarrass the Kremlin following the seizure of Bakhmut........... Russian forces were defeated on three fronts last year — around Kyiv, in the northeastern Kharkiv region and at Kherson. Moscow is nursing its exhausted and casualty-ridden formations after brutal urban combat in Bakhmut. Ukraine, too, is plagued by casualties, but is digging in along far more favorable and higher terrain outside Bakhmut....... The head of the Wagner paramilitary force, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, whose fighters were primarily responsible for the seizure of Bakhmut, has pledged to pull them from the city and turn its defense over to Russia’s uniformed ranks, risking a disorganized turnover of troops....... Western estimates early this year put Russia’s casualties in wounded and dead at about 200,000 since its invasion, and Ukraine’s are thought to be similar .
Scaling for you is not two more courses or a small team, but angel investing. 100K?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Invest 10K Now, Harvest 10M In 10 Yearshttps://t.co/46c9E5x24i
Wuttke: "We are possibly facing a ‘plateau China’ with little upside happening for the next 10 or 20 years. When it comes to economic growth rates, we have to say goodbye eventually to the 4% to 5% scenarios and settle more for 2% to 3%." https://t.co/fNGdsMxCXG via @bpolitics— Ryan Hass (@ryanl_hass) May 23, 2023
How would you go about finding a few angels for this?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
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Brett. Hire me to take Figure to 100K followers on Twitter.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Try fasting alongside. (1) No food for 24 hours each week. (2) Dinner at 6 PM. Next meal only after noon. (3) Drink lots of water. (4) Eat primarily fruits.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Tibetan plateau pizza.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
If I had to start my solopreneur journey over, here's what I'd do:— Justin Welsh (@thejustinwelsh) May 23, 2023
- Pick a skill I know cold
- Talk about it daily online
- Offer to help 3 companies free
- Track meaningful improvements
- Get a few testimonials for my website
- Ask for intros to other companies & charge $$$
Letting people carry firearms without a license will not make our communities safer. Period.https://t.co/hht4uMaKmz— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) May 23, 2023
Expel #Russia from the Security Council and transfer its seat to #Ukraine: the idea gains ground… https://t.co/JDVT7TPhKi— Bernard-Henri Lévy (@BHL) May 24, 2023
India, not Ukraine.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Funny how everyone wants to raise the roof, but no one wants to raise the debt ceiling.— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) May 24, 2023
What a day in AI world— Kris Kashtanova (@icreatelife) May 24, 2023
Adobe added AI to Photoshop (Generative Fill)
Kaiber AI released storyboards
Opera browser added AI
Microsoft Build announced AI OS
Google announced AI-advertising
First version of Text-2-3D is available on Discord
The AI bots aren't going to wait 2-3 days for electronic money to settle when transacting with each other.— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) May 24, 2023
Automated systems will need a digital currency that settles instantaneously.
Bitcoin over Lightning is the likely choice.
"what's your moat" is a stupid VC question.— tyler hogge (@thogge) May 23, 2023
uhhh we don't have one dude. we are fighting to survive the week. we're fighting to stay above water cause we are growing too fast.
"moats" is MBA / warren buffett talk bullshit talk. save it for the S-1. it matters later.
Arthurian chivalry is very simple: The combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak. So why is it that most right-winger people are totally devoid of any of these qualities?— Carlos E. Perez (@IntuitMachine) May 24, 2023
You are not engaging with others enough.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
awesome— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Here's a "suck less at Twitter" tip:— Alex Lieberman (@businessbarista) May 24, 2023
Turn your replies into tweets.
Your replies are likely your juiciest content.
- You have less of filter
- You have stronger points of view
- You write more conversationally
Don't ignore replies.
💰 Founders looking for a grants and accelerators: Female Startup Club put together this database for you. https://t.co/RKyGpvHxFY— Lolita Taub (@lolitataub) May 23, 2023
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Winnie the Pooh is now teaching Texas kids about active shooters because the elected officials do not have the courage to keep our kids safe and pass common sense gun safety laws. https://t.co/PNXhIlrcxq pic.twitter.com/crPDeQ9dZm— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 23, 2023
To go from 0-1 you gotta be the scrappy founder that gets shit done.— Andrew Gazdecki (@agazdecki) May 24, 2023
To scale from 1-10 you gotta be the founder that hires and delegates.
But still always just gets shits done.
Yann LeCun's perspective is certainly maturing when intuits that those who have a hierarchical power structure of civilization have a problematic model for AGI progress. AGI will force humanity towards evolutionary and ecological thinking. https://t.co/xO7NvmIsrw— Carlos E. Perez (@IntuitMachine) May 24, 2023
deep breathing— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Well this is very accurate https://t.co/4cgxg39kMp— Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo) May 24, 2023
How did you do it?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
if regulators can’t understand or regulate crypto, do you think they have a shot at doing so with AI?— Tom White | tomwhite.eth in NYC 🦇🔊 (@TomJWhiteIV) May 24, 2023
Día De Las Madres is a chance to celebrate mothers for the care they give and I was honored to bring this tradition to my home.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 24, 2023
To all the outstanding madres, abuelas, tías, comadres, and madrinas, thank you for all that you do to champion, encourage, and support us. pic.twitter.com/Q1OQUGN78z
Taking away food, healthcare & basic income support doesn’t help people work. It just makes them hungrier, sicker & poorer.— Melissa Boteach (@mboteach) May 24, 2023
If what Rs wanted was for people to work, they’d invest in child care which *actually* has evidence of supporting employment. https://t.co/hQn3wRyyID
CCTV (China Central Television) just broadcasted crypto. It's a big deal. The Chinese speaking communities are buzzing. Historically, coverages like these led to bull runs.— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) May 24, 2023
Not saying past predicts the future. And not financial advice.https://t.co/2wcArnPI93
The AI artist 🎨 pic.twitter.com/NwgHltcUNk— Pablo Stanley (@pablostanley) May 24, 2023
Our powerful visual language model Flamingo is changing the way 𝘺𝘰𝘶 can watch @YouTube Shorts. 🦩— Google DeepMind (@DeepMind) May 24, 2023
It automatically generates descriptions for hundreds of millions of videos in their metadata, making them more searchable.
Here’s how AI is helping creators and viewers. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pAt7MxFNs1
I'd like that. Most of my Shorts are just videos. No descriptions. No tags.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
Digital marketing will be your super tool to find those promising early-stage companies.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 24, 2023
The Christian beatitudes and the Arthurian chivalry are manifestations of paradoxes that originate from a matriarchal holistic kind of thinking. This is obviously what's missing our paternalistic reductionist civilization wide world view. https://t.co/4rZvmIQcF2— Carlos E. Perez (@IntuitMachine) May 24, 2023
Thomas Aquinas offers a definitive and refreshing No! Meekness (mansuetude), he writes, “restrains the onslaught of anger” and “properly mitigates the passion of anger.” pic.twitter.com/hV84Lq2BBh— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
So when the Lord proclaims, “Blessed are the meek,” he isn’t telling us to be easily imposed upon, deficient in courage. He instead challenges us to have authority over our anger, the ability to direct its power rather than being directed by it.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
As I mentioned above, the traditional understanding of meekness actually lends itself to martial purpose.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
George Patton once noted that wars are not won by winning battles; they are won by choosing battles. Meekness is crucial in helping us choose the right battles. pic.twitter.com/DeV59YeqmV
Without meekness we fly into a rage and our battles are chosen for us by those instigators who know how to play us. With proper meekness, though, we gain the power to choose which provocations we answer; we are ruled by good sense rather than by automatic reflexes.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
You could actually say that the man without meekness is weak. He is weak because he cannot control his anger and he exhausts his energy over trifles.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
Tennyson writes:— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
"But he, from his exceeding manfulness
And pure nobility of temperament,
Wroth to be wroth at such a worm, refrained
From even a word."
The virtue of meekness allows Geraint to pause long enough to realize that this person and this quarrel are unworthy of his time and energy.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
Enid will become the best wife a man could ever hope to have, and Geraint would never have met her if he had given the small man a buffet like he deserved. pic.twitter.com/yfQ64yDtVc— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
True meekness, contrary to what we’ve been told, is not the sissy’s virtue, not the virtue for soft, effete men.— The Chivalry Guild (@ChivalryGuild) May 23, 2023
This is a real virtue for real men. It is especially important for fighters. pic.twitter.com/MHsIc94bBO
It also reminds me of this: https://t.co/hKnWIfHbCM— Mikael R. Kruse 🦎 (@mikaelkruse1) May 24, 2023
#Bitcoin is Culture. pic.twitter.com/ioZiUcvA8v— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) May 24, 2023
"there are varying degrees of self-deception...What is so striking is just how much Trump demanded of his supporters. He has gone to the darkest places, and they have followed him every step of the way." @TheAtlantic https://t.co/HvDfmnS2x1— Peter Wehner (@Peter_Wehner) May 24, 2023
Four Forces Bind Trump’s Supporters More Tightly Than Ever Reckoning with their enduring adherence to a broken man ........ During a CNN town hall earlier this month, Donald Trump acted as expected. He used the phrase “wack job” to describe E. Jean Carroll, who was awarded $5 million in damages because a jury unanimously concluded that Trump had sexually abused and defamed her. His statement elicited applause and laughter from the mostly pro-Trump crowd. He also described the January 6 insurrection as a “beautiful day” and declared that, if reelected president in 2024, he would pardon a “large portion” of the rioters. Those statements, too, brought applause from the raucous audience............. There was more. Trump called the Black police officer who had shot and killed one of the rioters storming the Capitol a “thug,” falsely claiming that the officer had bragged about the incident. Trump defended taking top-secret documents to his Mar-a-Lago estate. He wouldn’t say whether he hoped that Ukraine would win the war against Russia. And he spewed lie after lie after lie about the 2020 election and virtually every other topic that came up. ........ As the CNN anchor Jake Tapper said of Trump, summing up the night, “He declared war on the truth, and I’m not sure that he didn’t win.” ......... The day after the town hall, I asked a person in the talk-radio world how his listeners had responded. “One hundred percent approval of Trump’s performance,” this individual, who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly, told me. “I even tried to get people to call me who didn’t think he did well, but no luck. And I received a number of calls saying they had been either leaning towards [Ron] DeSantis or were firmly in his camp, and they said they have now decided to fully support Trump, based on the town hall.”
‘Time Shelter’ Wins International Booker Prize Georgi Gospodinov’s acclaimed satire, translated by Angela Rodel, is the first Bulgarian novel to win the prestigious award. ........ “Time Shelter,” a novel in which a wave of nostalgia sweeps Europe and entire countries consider living in past eras ......... A complex novel, “Time Shelter” centers on a psychiatrist who creates a clinic in Switzerland to help people with Alzheimer’s disease. The clinic includes spaces that recreate past eras in intricate detail to help patients retain their memories, and the experiment proves so successful that the idea is taken up far beyond the hospital’s walls. .......... the book was also “a great novel about Europe, a continent in need of a future, where the past is reinvented and nostalgia is a poison.”......... when reading “Time Shelter” it was impossible “not to think of the reactionary sentiments behind Brexit and MAGA and even Putin’s Greater Russia irredentism.” ........ “thrust him into the forefront of his generation of Bulgarian writers, the first to emerge after the country’s transition to democracy.” ........ His novel “The Physics of Sorrow” followed a protagonist in the saddest country in the world — inspired by Western clichés about the temperament of Eastern Europeans. ......... Gospodinov said “Time Shelter” looked beyond his country’s borders and was inspired by the global turn toward populism. “I come from a system that sold a ‘bright future’ under communism,” he said. “Now the stakes have shifted, and
populists are selling a ‘bright past.’.... “I know via my own skin that both checks bounce,” Gospodinov added. “They are backed by nothing.”
Cleopatra’s Daughter Led a Life as Eventful as Her Mother’s A new biography by Jane Draycott shines a light on an African queen whose career has been overshadowed by that of her famous forebear.
Anti-Kremlin Fighters Take War to Russian Territory for a Second Day The cross-border attacks by fighters aligned with Ukraine were an effort to force Russia’s military to divert troops from the front line, an official said. ....... Ukraine has denied any direct involvement in the incursions, casting the border attacks as a sign of internal division in Russia. A Ukrainian deputy defense minister, Hanna Maliar, described the fighters as “Russian patriots” rebelling against President Vladimir V. Putin’s government....... A group called the Free Russia Legion, made up of Russians who have taken up arms for Ukraine, claimed responsibility for taking the war to Russian territory. The volunteer unit operates under the umbrella of Ukraine’s International Legion, forces overseen by Ukrainian officers. .......... Ilya Ponomarev, an exiled former member of the Russian Parliament who described himself as the political representative of the legion, said by telephone on Tuesday that the incursions were an effort to force Moscow’s military to divert troops fighting in Ukraine and to destabilize Mr. Putin’s government by showing its inability to defend its long border with Ukraine........ In March, the Russian Volunteer Corps said it had staged a brief incursion into villages in the Russian region of Bryansk, and the Kremlin’s Security Council called an emergency session. ....... The corps is led by a Russian nationalist in exile and is part of a motley collection of Russians who oppose Mr. Putin’s rule........ “Some of the more hawkish segments of Russian society will see these attacks as another sign of the Kremlin’s weakness and incompetence,” he said. “So Putin can potentially lose some popularity among those who strongly support the war.”...... Yuriy Karin, an analyst with a group debunking Russian propaganda, said that after years of Russia’s denying its military interventions in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine may now be doing the same in southern Russia.