The island of long life Guardian
Conde Nast Traveler: Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Huffington Post (Carol B)
How to test Weinstein’s provocative theory of everything New Scientist (Richard Smith)
Dear American Consumers: Please Don’t Start Eating Healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry Scientific America (MWW). From mid-May, still worth reading.
Why a Saudi Virus Is Spreading Alarm Council on Foreign Relations. This is nuts.
Small batch artisanal high-fructose corn syrup BoingBoing (Lambert). Also nuts.
Protests on Okinawa aren’t always what they appear to be Stars and Stripes (Lance N)
‘Truly Abysmal’: Europe Needs Overhaul, EU Commissioner Says Der Spiegel (May S)
A portrait of European policy failure Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Ex-MI5 chief joins board of HSBC BBC (John L)
The Islamist government of turkey is about to fall. Minute by minute updates. Reddit (AP). Headline for the thread probably overstated, but the flip side is the MSM is underreporting this story. Oh, and see this.
Thousands call on Turkey’s leader to quit Financial Times. Take it back a bit, the MSM is catching up with social media.
How Syria Became a More Dangerous Quagmire Than Iraq CounterPunch (Carol B)
Petraeus to head KKR’s global institute USA Today. John L: “Am I seeing a pattern?” (note MI5 link above)
The Imperial Mindset CounterPunch (Carol B)
Is Force-Feeding Torture? Joe Nocera, New York Times. Lordie, this makes waterboarding look good.
Justice for All or Justice for Sale? American Interest (Triple Crisis)
MSNBC Lands In Fourth Place In May; Maddow Hits Ratings Lows Huffington Post. Schadenfreude alert.
Bombers could have been thwarted, Keating reports Boston Globe
Record of Meeting of the Federal Advisory Council and the Board of Governors Federal Reserve. Released at 3:00 PM. J33 believe page 15 is why Mr. Market had a fright at the end of the trading day.
Prices Barely Rise Wall Street Journal
8 College Graduates Who Are Getting Crushed By Student Debt Clusterstock (May S)
A Brand New Report Shows Just How Wrong Silicon Valley Is About A Tech Worker Shortage Clusterstock (May S). Unemployment is higher among new computer science grads than among those routinely demonized English majors. If you read Slashdot, this is no surprised. There have been regular accounts there for years on the dearth of entry level IT jobs.
CNET Founder Halsey Minor Bankrupt 5 Years After Firm’s $1.8 Billion Sale Daily Finance (Carol B)
Zosia Mamet: the trouble with crowd-funding Guardian. Quelle surprise!
New Ambac MBS complaint expands successor liability theory vs BofA Alison Frankel (Deontos)
The Dangerous Aristocrats of Finance BreakingViews
Andy Haldane: The Counter-Reformation in Banking Has Just Begun Marshall Auerback, INET (Richard Smith)
Antidote du jour. Jerry the Wagyu bull with Jack the rabbit (Scott):