Astronomy Picture of the Day NASA (George). Guarantee not what you expect!
Russia finds ‘new bacteria’ in Antarctic lake PhyOrg (Chuck L)
Climate to Warm Beyond Levels Seen for 11,300 Years Climate Central (May S)
NTSB report shows Boeing’s battery analysis fell short Seattle Times. Lambert says to read to the end for the stinger.
OECD predicts Brent price of $190 by 2020 Financial Times
China warns over fresh currency tensions Financial Times. This means Japan, of course after China drove the yen into nosebleed territory.
Norway Cracks Down on Mortgage Debt to Fight Bubble Risk Bloomberg (Deontos)
QE for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy Huffington Post
A Global “New Deal”? Project Syndicate (furzy mouse)
How the EU subsidises Israel’s military-industrial complex OpenDemocracy (May S)
Syria clashes in area where UN troops were seized Associated Press (May S)
The shame that only Rand Paul is talking about drone executions Amy Goodman, Guardian
In tense meeting, SRC votes to close 23 schools, spare 4 Philly.Paul Tioxon: “19 arrested including the NATIONAL President of the American Federation of Teachers at in Philly.”
Demographic Shift Underway: Majority of Babies are Minorities Governing (May S)
Don’t think class war from above is real? Check out productivity and wage growth since 1973 Daily Kos. This chart has been around, but alway good to remind people where those corporate profits are coming from.
Emma Anderson, 82, Yanked Off Miami Metrorail For Singing Gospel Hymns (VIDEO) Huffington Post. Tinpot tyrants. Yes, the woman was annoying but the train was close to empty so passengers could move away from her. And no warning or attempt to be nice about it.
‘Regulatory Capture’ Emasculated The Regulators Of Megabanks Wolf Richter (Chuck L)
Outrage: Some Banks Are Too Big to Prosecute Alternet (Carol B). Not news, but a good recap for anyone who has somehow managed to be late to this topic.
Banks Pass Fed’s Tests; Critics Say It Was Easy New York Times
Goldman exposed to $20bn loss in a crisis Financial Times (furzy mouse).
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