Savannah Great Horned Owls – Branching/Fledging; Decorah Eagles – First Hatch 2015 Crane-Station, Firedoglake
Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal Washington Post (Chuck L)
China’s Credit Overdose Project Syndicate
Slowdown in China Charles Schwab (Chuck L)
Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe Reuters. Looks like Greece has capitulated on privatizations. The Piraeus port deal is back on. And Tsipras is making cooperative noises, walking back some defiant growls by his foreign minister. [Update: the Greek government actually capitulated on the Piraeus deal in February, but it is in the news again because the binding offers were due in in late March]
Opposition tells Tsipras to get control of his party ekathimerini
No Grexit, No Grexident. The IOUs are coming…!? Keep Talking Greece
Why Sanctions on Russia Don’t Work Project Syndicate
NYT Publishes Call to Bomb Iran Robert Parry, Consortium News
The Self-Destruction of Israel Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months NPR (furzy mouse). Notice the sanitized “Arab” as opposed to “Saudi”?
Oh, and consider the next layer of obfuscation: It suits everyone to pretend this is a solo Saudi act Asia Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook New York Times
Which Companies Are Buying the Election? New York Times (furzy mouse)
War budget might be permanent ‘slush fund’ Politico (EM)
Indiana Law Denounced as Invitation to Discriminate Against Gays New York Times. A day late to this story.
Corporate Giant Salesforce Tells Indiana: Goodbye Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Old King Coal Stricken; Prognosis Grave Daily Impact
Janet Yellen Needs a Lesson in Culture Wall Street Insight and Indictments
Reality Check: The Next Boom Is Not Upon Us Morningstar
SEC illustrates regulator too cozy with the industry it regulates David Sirota, SF Gate (Michael C)
How Wall Street Middlemen Help Silicon Valley Employees Cash In Early Wall Street Journal. The SEC is again missing in action.
At U.S. Companies, Time to Coax the Directors Into Talking Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
The gender pay gap Bruegel. Note the gender pay gap is markedly lower in supposedly more sexist Australia.
Intelligent robots must uphold human rights Nature (furzy mouse). I dunno. If I were smart enough to be self aware, I’d be seriously not happy with the idea that I would die a permanent death. Humans at least have the comfort of being able to entertain the idea that there might be an afterlife.
Lead prosecutor apologizes for role in sending man to death row Shreveport Times (Dallas G). Today’s must read.
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