In pictures: The 2014 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Telegraph (furzy mouse)
Pushed to the Limit Damn Interesting (Chris M). Would like to know what our pilot Richard Smith thinks of this.
Volocopter – the world’s first green helicopter e-volo Richard Smith: “Range a bit short @20miles until they get better batteries. Credible bods behind it, hope they sell a few.”
Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t. New York Times
The Dirty Truth About Clean Energy OilPrice
Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protestors Guardian (Chuck L)
Five myths about disruption Washington Post (David L)
Google Glass Hacked, Can Record Everything You Stare At Wolf Richter (Chuck L). The fact that hackers can steal your ATM PIN ought to be a product-killer, but I have no doubt that more Glassholes are in our future.
Man sets himself on fire in protest against Japan defence policy changes South China Morning Post
Chinese bulldozers fall silent MacroBusiness
Rice-pledging scheme’s dominoes are ready to fall Bangkok Post
Shell company barriers in place Stuff.co.nz. Richard Smith’s long distance harassment appears to have played a role.
Phone-hacking trial: now it’s over, has anything really changed? Guardian (Richard Smith)
David Cameron to allow ALL public land to be privatised – another devastating blow to democracy 4bitNEWS. Lambert: “Can this be true?”
Israel Ian Welsh
Choosing enemies, propaganda, regime change and plain dumb policy Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Militants Leverage Iraq Gains in Syria Wall Street Journal
ISIL declares new ‘Islamic caliphate’ Aljazeera (Nikki)
Will The New Caliphate Unite The Middle East Against It? Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New N.S.A. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable New York Times. Since hardly any new info is coming out, why should the security state worry?
Hillary Clinton’s money problem Politico
Bill Clinton defends Hillary: ‘We were $7m in debt … she’s not out of touch‘ Guardian. This sounds like doubling down. Most people can’t claw their way out of being in $70,000 of non-mortgage debt. Compared to a $12 million book advance for him and an $8 million book deal for her in 2000?
The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry Telegraph (furzy mouse)
Gun Safety Video With Sex Toys Goes Viral Patriot Update (Lawrence R). Only in America.
5 Terrible Things I Learned as a Corporate Whistleblower Cracked (JMH). #3 is particularly creepy.
Is a US inflation black swan taking flight? MacroBusiness
Why are the Super Rich So Angry? James Surowiecki, New Yorker
Income Inequality and Youth Unemployment Project Syndicate
Adventures in Job Hunting David Cox, Firedoglake
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