Secret Nazi hideout believed found in remote Argentine jungle Washington Post (furzy mouse)
SA Agriculture Minister says soil program proves utilising ‘God’s gifts’ can boost yields better than GM technology ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Medical expansion has led people worldwide to feel less healthy Science Daily. Correlation is not causation…over that time period, we’ve seen a big rise in obesity and diabetes, more income inequality (bad for health, lots of public health studies confirming that) and more and more work/time stress (bad for health). In other words, people may really BE less healthy, even if living longer.
China’s Weapons of Mass Consumption Foreign Policy (Bob H)
Gloomy forecast for eurozone jobs Financial Times
Growth alone will not stabilise Europe Gideon Rachman, Financial Times. Swedish Lex: “What we have been saying for the past five years or so is now dawning on the FT.”
‘The Fourth Reich’: What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany Der Spiegel (Peter J)
Merkel and Tsipras in bid to defuse tensions as cash fears rise Financial Times
Merkel, Tsipras put on a brave face for the camera – but no deals Fortune. The headline overstates the situation. Merkel mentioned development bank funds as a possibility for Greece. This is an idea straight out of The Modest Proposal. However, even if this carrot is delivered, I’d expect it to come at the price of considerable adherence to structural reforms.
5 Takeaways From Angela Merkel’s Meeting With Alexis Tsipras WSJ Moneybeat. The last is deadly. If Merkel really is fobbing Tsipras back to the IMF and the ECB, this little summit was a mere photo op.
Merkel and Tsipras meet in Berlin amid debt fears BBC. Read the discussion of the press conference.
SOROS: Greece is ‘now a lose-lose game’ with a 50% change of leaving the euro Business Insider (furzy mouse)
Does anyone believe the “emperor”? unbalanced evolution
Greek Study Provides Evidence of Forced Loans to Nazis Der Spiegel (furzy mouse)
Sorry Ukraine, You Still Need Russian Gas American Interest
Denmark slams Russian envoy’s nuclear target warning CNN (furzy mouse)
Israel Spied on Iran Talks Wall Street Journal. With friends like this….
Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen Washington Post (EM)
Islamic State Militants in Iraq Siphon State Pay Wall Street Journal
A Raisin in the Israeli Sun Project Syndicate (David L)
Mob attack on Afghan woman becomes rallying cry for justice Christian Science Monitor
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Saker interviews Paul Craig Roberts Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
Five things Americans still don’t understand about Obamacare Christian Science Monitor
First Amendment, ‘Patron Saint’ of Protesters, Is Embraced by Corporations New York Times. Headline underplays the thesis. Read the paper, Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications by John C. Coates, IV (furzy mouse) or the article proper.
Imagine President Ted Cruz New York Times. Editorial.
Ted Cruz Is No Captain Courageous Bloomberg
Nation’s largest ocean desalination plant goes up near San Diego; Future of the California coast? San Jose Mercury News (furzy mouse)
Chicago Has a Bigger Problem with Stop-and-Frisks by Police Than New York Had Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
US vetoes RBS, HSBC and BNP living wills Financial Times
Antidote du jour. Stephen L tells us this is Pies, who “has a wiggly way of approaching and waving his tail at people that charms. He gets up close and most people wind up petting him.”