The Shadow Universe Revealed New York Times (furzy mouse)
This Floating Platform Could Filter The Plastic From Our Polluted Oceans Business Insider (David L)
Act Immediately to Stop Congress’s Sneaky Move to Shut Down Broadband Competition EFF (LucyLulu). Vatch provided these links:
To contact your Senators:
To contact your Representative in the House of Representatives:
Jibo the Family Robot Might be Oddly Charming, or Just Plain Odd MIT Technology Review (David L)
Getting Globalization Right Project Syndicate (David L). More important and less cheery than the anodyne headline would have you believe.
BRICS: To Dismiss or Not to Dismiss? Council on Foreign Relations
What to Fear If China Crashes Bloomberg
If Argentina Settles Debt Dispute, More Claims Could Come Wall Street Journal
The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses George Washington
Russia ‘shot down Ukraine jet’ BBC. Note Ukraine has every reason to make charges like this. Let’s see what the evidence looks like.
July 16 Gaza News – “At least they wont breed” Moon of Alabama
Sderot Cinema- Israeli’s enjoying the mass killings of Palestinians Penny for your thoughts (Chuck L)
“Iraq Has Already Disintegrated”: ISIS Expands Stronghold as Leaks Expose US Doubts on Iraqi Forces Democracy Now. Note the extreme contrast with War Nerd yesterday.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Facial-Recognition Cat Feeding Machine Launched Sky (Chuck L). Just wait for this to be repurposed for children.
Immigration Surges to Number One Issue With Americans Jon Walker, Firedoglake. Lordie.
Employers are Discriminating Against Republicans Global Economic Intersection
L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row Los Angeles (Nikki). OMG, enlightened policing…from the LAPD?
A new paper suggests bond investors need to be careful reaching for yield Pieria. Quelle surprise!
Yellen Says Restraining the Fed’s Oversight Would Be a ‘Grave Mistake’ New York Times. Of course she would say that.
Monthly GDP Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
What’s missing in mortgage settlements? Housing Wire. The fact that an article like this is appearing in an industry publication like Housing Wire tells you how bad the settlements are.
Who’s Watching the Watchmen? RMBS Trustees Come Under Fire as Investors Launch Next Wave of Lawsuits Subprime Shakeout (Chuck L)
Creative Destruction at Work Project Syndicate (David L)
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