Google’s dog robot looks too real for comfort when getting kicked Mashable (furzy mouse)
Grandparents Who Babysit Are Less Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s [VIDEO] Cars 108 (furzy mouse). Groan. Correlation is not causation. How about: “Older people with the early signs of Alzheimers have enough self awareness not to sign up for child care duties?” That is just as plausible…..
Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence MIT Technology Review (David L)
Swiss leaks show deposit by daughter of China’s ex-premier Associated Press
EU Sources: Eu-Greek Relations Soured by Leaks; Sides Further Apart MNI Euro Insight (Jim Haygood)
US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout Financial Times
Grexit supported by 1 in 2 Germans EurActiv (Stephen M)
Obama joins the Greek chorus Bruegel (Swedish Lex)
Greek government wins confidence vote MarketWatch
End of Austerity @yanisvaroufakis becomes comic book hero @AndrewLainton (Richard Smith)
Mexican Political Family Has Close PRI Ties, and Homes in the U.S. New York Times. Another installment in the blockbuster high end real estate expose.
Russia Would See U.S. Moves to Arm Ukraine as Declaration of War Moscow Times (furzy mouse)
Vacancies Multiply in Moscow’s Upmarket Retail Districts Moscow Times (furzy mouse)
Obama to Seek War Power Bill From Congress, to Fight ISIS New York Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
Navy censures 3 admirals in far-reaching bribery investigation Washington Post
Jeb Bush just published thousands of citizens’ names and email addresses Daily Dot (furzy mouse)
Healthcare: The race to cure rising drug costs Financial Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Missouri cities, including Ferguson, sued over ‘grotesque’ jail conditions Los Angeles Times. Lambert featured this in Water Cooler yesterday, but this is such an appalling story I wanted to make sure you did not miss it.
An NYPD Officer Was Just Indicted for the Shooting Death of Akai Gurley Vice. Mirabile dictu.
The S.E.C.’s Hazy Approach to Crime and Punishment New York, Times
Drillers Take Second Crack at Fracking Old Wells to Cut Cost Bloomberg (Joe Costello)
US shale oil boom masks declining global supply Financial Times
Apple building big solar energy farm in California Los Angeles Times (EM)
Are we numb to silly valuations again? FT Alphaville
What People Mean When They Say ‘Audit the Fed’ New York Times. This is a pretty standard apology, in fact it reads like a recitation of talking points.
Oakland City Council CED just voted unanimously to exempt Walgreens from Living Wage Ord. at Seminary Point project Inagist. EM: “Upshot: Living wage requirement will only be for those who can least afford it, i.e. small businesses, rather than highly profitable big corporations which can extort exemptions by threatening to scuttle or move new developments.”
Worldwide clustering of the corruption perception Cornell University (furzy mouse)
Data Mining Reveals a Global Link Between Corruption and Wealth MIT Technology Review (furzy mouse)
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