California Highway Patrol needed nearly four hours to catch a runaway ‘unicorn‘ Los Angeles Times. Only in California…
Technology Problems Top a List of Car Complaints New York Times
Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why Himalayas keep growing University of Oxford (furzy)
What McDonald’s and Walmart Can Teach Drug Cartels Vice. Resilc: “UBS already wrote this one.”
Is this the end of the trade in surrogacy? Bangkok Post
Japan’s Negative Interest Rates Are Driving up Sales of Safes Fortune (furzy). Quelle surprise!
Market Still Out on Chinese Central Bank’s Charm Offensive WSJ China Real Time
NATO Bombs Good, Russian Ones Barbaric – German Politician Sums up Merkel’s Policy on Syria YouTube. Guurst: “My kind of woman,” Sahra Wagenknecht.
A Plea For Reason: An Open Letter To Prime Minister Netanyahu Professor Alon Ben-Meir (guurst)
Syria 90-Day Forecast: The Assad Regime and Allies in Northern Syria Institute for the Study of War (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
FBI is Asking Apple to Create ‘Software Equivalent of Cancer’: Tim Cook Common Dreams (Judy B)
Hospitals vulnerable to cyber attacks on just about everything Naked Security (Glenn F)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Hillary Goes to War Counterpunch (resilc)
Drone technology a threat to Trident submarines, MPs to be told Independent (Chuck L)
America’s Next Great Boondoggle—Er, Bomber—Is on Its Way Wired (resilc)
Clinton Routs Sanders in South Carolina New York Times. Subhead: “Turnout was high among black voters.”
Hillary Clinton and Welfare Reform Corey Robin
Bernie Sanders vs. ISIS Facebook (RR). Video.
Bernie Sanders and the Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago 1961-63 Associated Press
Finding Donald Trump’s appeal through “The Apprentice” Washington Spectator (furzy)
Christie’s Endorsement Of Trump Totally Makes Sense FiveThirtyEight
Trump, Christie and the Revival of GOP Moderates American Conservative (resilc)
WATCH: Donald Trump blames Trump University legal woes on ‘hostile’ judge who ‘happens to be Spanish’ Raw Story. He must expect to lose the case.
Animated map shows presidential election results through history Business Insider
Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; 3 are stabbed and 13 arrested Los Angeles Times (furzy)
Tennessee Gets a State Gun and It Is Huge New York Magazine (resilc)
22 People Were Shot in Five Drive-By Mass Shootings in America This Week Vice (furzy mouse)
A Day in the Life of the Current Economic Crisis World Policy Institute
Pfizer: tax dodger, price gouger Tax Justice Network
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