The Trouble With Brain Science New York Times (David L)
Hair-raising technique detects drugs, explosives on human body Science (Chuck L)
Satellite data shows livestock emitted more methane than oil and gas industry in 2004 PhysOrg (Chuck L). Remember, that was pre-shale gas fracking.
C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents New York Times (David L)
New Bank Leak Shows How Rich Exploit Tax Haven Loopholes International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Deontos)
BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties Agence France-Presse (Nikki)
US-China relations: Head to head Financial Times
China’s Food Safety Issues Worse Than You Thought Food Safety New (Deontos)
The Message of Espirito Santo Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg
Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge France24 (Nikki). Don’t expect the French to take this lightly.
A Ground Invasion of Gaza Will Achieve Nothing But More Bloodshed Real News. Um, isn’t that the point?
Stop Saying ‘If X fired Rockets at U.S.’: It’s Racist, & assumes we’re Colonial Juan Cole (Nikki). Um, the US is racist and imperialist, but there is still merit in the argument that differences of degree can be differences of kind.
Watch this caliph rip Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Prince Bandar back in the Driver’s Seat in Riyadh Wayne Madsen. Per discussion yesterday in comments.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Websites censored by Google (Chuck L)
PapaDick and BabyDick Try to Sustain the Terror Industry Marcy Wheeler
Imperial Collapse Watch
On Israel, Ukraine and Truth Counterpunch
No Lessons Learned at the NYT Robert Parry. Consistent with reader discussions, but useful for those who want a link to send to open-minded friends and family.
Infrastructure and Spaghetti Investing Huffington Post. Translation: The US should have a more explicit national policy, rather than our current industrial-policy-by-default determined by who is the most adept at lobbying and vote-buying.
The Costs of Obama’s Housing Mistakes Keep Piling Up Dave Dayen, Fiscal Times
Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Bill Moyers
Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed’s F-35 jet Reuters. EM: “LOL@ ‘quick and affordable.'”
Deadliest, Rarest Form of Plague Contracted Near Denver Bloomberg. Not to worry, they had it back in 2004…
Cynk’s Frenetic Trading: An Important Lesson WSJ MoneyBeat – WSJ. EM: “SJ conclusion: ‘Cync’s trading isn’t the sign of a market bubble.’ That whole ‘DotCom Bubble 2.0: Social Media Edition’ is just a figment of the imagination, apparently.”
Fed’s Lockhart: Still Sees First Fed Rate Boost Some Time in 2015 WSJ Economics. Batten the hatches!
The Government Just Posted Its First Four-Month Budget Surplus In Years Business Insider. And you wonder why GDP growth went into reverse and retail sales are flagging?
Gallup Slams Lid On Hopes For US Economy Wolf Richter
L.A. port truckers strike; dock worker talks on hold Produce News (Paul Tioxon)
Port Truckers Continue Indefinite Strike; Dockworkers Forced Back to Work Long Beach Post (Paul Tioxon)
A Class of Its Own Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate (Chuck L). Rodrik is one of my favorite economists.
Freedom of Thought in a Vacuum of Patronage Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):