Signs of Subsurface ‘Alien’ Life Found in Antarctica Discovery (CL)
Catastrophe deals threaten reinsurance sector ‘collapse’ FT. “[A] team of business school academics has found that some companies are now packaging together catastrophe risks in a similar way to the carving up of subprime mortgages by big banks before the financial crisis.”
Warren Said to Join Vitter in Seeking to Curb Fed Crisis Lending Bloomberg. Warren seems quite busy!
SEC Investigating Whether Bank of America Broke Customer-Protection Rules Wall Street Journal. Another cost-of-doing business fine.
Warren probes insurers’ sales incentives for annuities Los Angeles Times. Here’s how the incentives work: “As you all know first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anyone wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.”
Sidelining Varoufakis Won’t Solve Greece’s Real Problem The New Yorker
Official: Tsipras exposes Euro-banking mafia and its puppets the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens (CL)
Are Creditors Pushing Greece Deliberately Into Default? Social Europe. All roads lead to the ECB…
Baltimore Been Burning Ebony
Nonviolence as Compliance Ta-Nehesi Coates, The Atlantic. The headline is poor, being freed of context. Of Gene Sharp’s 198 Non-Violent Methods of Protest and Persuasion, #198 is Dual Sovereignty. That’s hardly compliance.
Why Baltimore Rebelled Jacobin
Resistance Isn’t Always Rational Reason. “We needn’t endorse the means of desperate people to acknowledge their ends are worth fighting for.”
Mobtown U.S.A. Baltimore Common-Place
NICKEL & DIMED TO DEATH: Is a long-standing Philly cop ‘technique’ to blame for a Baltimore fatality? Will Bunch, Philadelpia Inquirer
Dirty shooting ranges poison police Reveal. Somebody should test the Baltimore range.
Education Reformer Jeanne Allen Says Baltimore Riots Are A Call For More Charter Schools Perdido Street Schools. While the embers still smoulder. At least during Katrina, charter advocates had the common decency to wait ’til the hurricane was over before making their play.
Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run Vermont Public Radio. As a Democrat.
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails contain few revelations: sources Reuters. Now that’s a shocker.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Police State is already here Mathbabe. This is about local police departments and young people. One can’t help wondering if Baltimore’s high schools were surveilled, and if the surveillance prompted the initial fracas — at a high school.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015 Counterpunch. The powers that be tend to double down on #FAIL, so let’s all hope they don’t apply this policy domestically.
Richard Holbrooke’s Diary of His Diplomacy NYT. Richard Holbrooke kept an audio diary because “in today’s Washington, he did not feel it was safe to write anything down.”
The Job Guarantee would enhance the private sector Bill Mitchell
Texas A&M Prof Fails Entire Class For Cheating, ‘Ridiculous’ Behavior Talking Points Memo. It’s a “strategic management” class…
How to crack many Master Lock combinations in eight tries or less Ars Technica. Well, I’m OK, since I never go to a gym, hence don’t have a locker there.
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