Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned Daily Mail (Li). Darwin Award futures.
World Cat Show – in pictures Guardian (furzy mouse)
The Silver Economy: Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing Financial Times (Li)
Your Grandpa’s Robot Helper Is on the Way MIT Technology Review (David L)
This Scientist Is Building A Robot Version Of Himself, And It’s The Most Uncanny Thing Ever Business Insider (David L)
CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay mobile payments service Financial Times (furzy mouse)
How to Quarantine the Ebola Panic Bloomberg
Hong Kong Democracy Standoff, Circa 1960 New York Times
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says Hong Kong Protests Not Just Political WSJ China Real Time Report
China Fake Invoice Evidence Mounts as HK Figures Diverge Bloomberg. The story isn’t new, but the scale may be.
We need coal to fight climate change, says Whitehaven’s Paul Flynn Sydney Morning Herald. EM: “Channeling the US commander in Vietnam who (in)famously uttered the double-speak about needing to destroy the village in order to save it.”
Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say Wall Street Journal
Taliban Might Replicate IS Success After Western Troop Withdrawal: Expert RIA Novosti (furzy mouse)
ISIS in the Suburbs Foreign Policy
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S. New York Times
Pentagon and Congress closer to deal on how to streamline military acquisitions Washington Post. PV: “WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? (that hasn’t already gone wrong). You’ve got to love the ‘need to move away from a compliance mindset.’ Since when has that been a problem?”
Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead Huffington Post. Except this is a particularly loathsome organization. If the first priority of “bipartisanship” is catfood futures, bipartisanship deserves to die.
Midterm Elections 2014: No TV Cable? Candidates Struggle To Court The Cord-Cutter Vote David Sirota, International Business Times
Quality of U.S. hospices varies, patients left in dark Washington Post. Include a searchable database.
Chris Christie’s Battle Against Transparency New York Times. The Grey Lady rouses itself to point out that it’s gotten the same stonewalling that David Sirota has.
Man charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face Police State USA. Dikaios Logos: “I think any decent human being will find this story among the most stomach turning things they have read in a while.”
Chris Hedges – The Myth of the Free Press TruthDig (RR)
Wall Street Expects Already Fat Profit Margins To Expand Into 2015 Business Insider (furzy mouse)
Fears grow over QE’s toxic legacy Financial Times
Corporate cash hoarding has to end to drive recovery Financial Times
7 things the middle class can’t afford anymore USA Today (Chuck L). This is an amazing, as in depressing, list.
The Land Grab Out West New York Times
Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program New America Media (furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour (Steve K):