Are Cats allowed in Court? UK Criminal Law Blog (Richard Smith)
The Hadza, the Honeyguide Bird and the Persistent Problem of ‘Naturefaking’ Atlas Obscura (Robert M)
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Jheronimus Bosch (Chuck L). Interactive.
One-Third of Clinical Trial Results Never Disclosed, Study Finds Bloomberg (martha r)
Why Are China’s Rich Kids heading West? New Yorker
Beijing is banning all foreign media from publishing online in China Quartz. Richard Smith: “Either Quartz has suddenly fucked up, or this is a biggie.”
Negative-Rates Fallout Makes ECB’s Task Harder Wall Street Journal
False flag or not, Turkey fails to exploit latest terrorist attack failed evolution
Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears | Reuters. EM: “This was featured in one of ZH’s latest end-of-the-world (buy guns, lead and silver!!) scaremongering stories According to Wikipedia IR-192 has a half-life of roughly 74 days, so those 10g stolen in November, assuming they had just come brand-spanking-fresh from the reactor used to produce the material, would be down to under 5 grams’ worth of material by now. By end of this year it’ll be down to well under a gram’s worth. Still scary in the wrong hands, but a very limited-time-usage item.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Reality With Apple and The FBI Karl Denniger Scott)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Addicted to Los Alamos American Conservative (resilc)
The Untold Casualties of the Drone War Rolling Stone
Spies Who Chased Terrorists Join Banks to Hunt for Rogue Traders Bloomberg. Resilc: “Ex-CIA operatives and banksters, a marriage made in hell.”
Dirty little secret: Insurers actually are making a mint from Obamacare Los Angeles Times (Kevin C)
‘Fuck the Pope!’, Says Donald Trump Ed Maloney. Note that Catholics are not well represented in the Republican party.
The Clinton Monster That Won’t Die Counterpunch (Li)
Bernie Sanders Economic Plans Questioned By Critics With Ties To Wall Street, Hillary Clinton International Business Times
‘Let me do the worrying’ Hillary Clinton squeezes Hispanic girl whose parents are in line for deportation in new ad to court heavily Latino Nevada Daily Mail (Li). Clinton even manages to shed crocodile tears.
Chicago residents sue ‘criminal’ city for not warning of high lead levels in water supply Independent (martha r)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Are We Doomed to Slow Growth? New York Times. With bad management, meaning our current elites, yes.
NY Fed warns asset managers are vulnerable to ‘runs’ Financial Times
Walmart in worst sales result in 35 years Financial Times
Morning rush hour snarled as protesters block downtown Minneapolis streets Minneapolis Star-Tribune (steve h)
Plano couple sued after giving one star to pet-sitting company on Yelp Dallas Morning News (martha r)
Antidote du jour (Alan T) “The bull was doing his best to impress the cow, but she was having none of it”. Jack Bell Photography. Glacier Park.
And a bonus antidote from Chuck L:
Forget snuggling by the window, Jesper the cat loves OUTDOOR adventures.
Posted by 9NEWS (KUSA) on Monday, February 15, 2016