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2:00PM Water Cooler 8/17/2023 | bare capitalism


By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Readers, I’ve already levied calls for in your endurance twice this week, and I need to accomplish that once more right now. I’ve undertaken an enormous assault on CDC’s HICPAC, and I ran about two hours late, owing to a sophisticated cascade of home disasters (no everlasting hurt performed). So, I need to ask you to speak amongst yourselves once more! –lambert P.S. I’ve included the hen music, since folks actually do appear to love them, and a plant. P.P.S. However do give the HICPAC publish a learn.

Chicken Track of the Day

Bobolink, Kellys Slough NWR, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. This one has some background noise, because the particular person fiddles along with his recording machine, nevertheless it sounds very summery, and the additional noise provides authenticity, like scars in effective leather-based.

Contact info for crops: Readers, be happy to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) learn the way to ship me a verify if you’re allergic to PayPal and (b) to learn the way to ship me photographs of crops. Greens are effective! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary crops! If you’d like your deal with to look as a credit score, please place it firstly of your mail in parentheses: (thus). In any other case, I’ll anonymize through the use of your initials. See the earlier Water Cooler (with plant) right here. From TF:

TF writes: “Ponderosa pine (I feel) @ Bryce Canyon Nationwide Park. How does it survive with its roots uncovered like that?” Wow! I feel I used to be muttering one thing about “depth of discipline” within the current previous.

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Readers: Water Cooler is a standalone entity not coated by the annual NC fundraiser. So for those who see a hyperlink you particularly like, or an merchandise you wouldn’t see anyplace else, please don’t hesitate to specific your appreciation in tangible kind. Bear in mind, a tip jar is for tipping! Common optimistic suggestions each makes me really feel good and lets me know I’m heading in the right direction with protection. After I get no donations for 5 or ten days I get fearful. Extra tangibly, a relentless trickle of donations helps me with bills, and I consider that trickle when setting fundraising objectives:

Right here is the display that may seem, which I’ve helpfully annotated:

If you happen to hate PayPal, you may e-mail me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, and I will provide you with instructions on the right way to ship a verify. Thanks!

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