Meet the guy trying to turn emoji into a legitimate, usable language Washington Post. What is wrong with English (or Spanish, or Chinese)? I am leery of possible Newspeaks.
As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear Reuters. Bear in mind that if you took this trend at face value, Google Glass would have been a huge hit.
Internet trolls: Proactive policing Economist. Notice it only takes five comments to get to 80% accuracy. Overpersistence (which in our experience goes along with dishonest argumentation) is a big tell.
A frosty peace beckons for the US and China Financial Times
Self-Propelled Artillery Market Looks to the East Forecast International (Bob H)
Silicon Valley braced for EU scrutiny Financial Times
The Traumatic Restructuring Of Austria’s Cooperative Banking System Frances Coppola, Forbes. Richard Smith: “Quite liking Frances’s coverage of this stuff, especially the way she never rules out the possibility that things are still worse than they appear to be.”
Happiness and Freedom: East German Version Ian Welsh (Chuck L). A must read. Carol B flagged the same article and noted: “America’s becoming very like the jokes we americans used to make about the Soviet Union.”
Pain Versus Gain: Argentina, Greece, and Paul Volcker Dean Baker. The big caveat I have, as both economists and some readers in Greece have pointed out, Greece does not have an export mix that will benefit much from currency depreciation.
Friday lay day – the hopelessness of the Greek situation Bill Mitchell
Default without Grexit: Are they all pre-planned eventually? failed evolution. Would
U.S. to Escort Ships in Strait Where Iran Seized Cargo Carrier Wall Street Journal. This is major, and not a good sign.
U.S. Pays Off Hostage Takers Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
Some thoughts on the state of things in the ME. Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Why Are We Losing in the Middle East? Too Much STEM, Not Enough Humanities Huffington Post (Carol B)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Germany Is Accused of Helping NSA Spy on European Allies New York Times
Airbus sues over alleged German spying Financial Times
Experts: You Can’t Break Your Own Spine Like Freddie Gray Daily Beast (furzy mouse). It is beyond comprehension that the police have tried running this excuse.
IVAW CALLS ON THE MD NATIONAL GUARD TO STAND DOWN IN BALTIMORE Iraq Veterans Against the War (David Swanson)
Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom UPI. Noing; “Statement from 2003.”
Ratios and the rational Corrente. On O’Malley’s cooked Baltimore crime stats
There is a name for this Steve Waldman. Today’s must read. I’m a big believer in altruistic punishment, and Waldman is correct to point out that it is not always high minded looking or pretty or clean.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Chicago Police Swarm DePaul Law School During Event on Acquitted Chicago Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd
Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake (Carol B)
AT&T just confirmed they fired president for racist texts Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Mr. Market Has a Sad
Nasdaq plunges 1.5%; Dow slides triple digits, clings to gains for 2015 CNBC (furzy mouse)
Energy earnings run dry in Americas Financial Times
Why G.E. Ditched Finance New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Big Banks Use Loophole to Avoid Ban Wall Street Journal (Adrien). A generic headline, but the ban is the automatic SEC ban on certain product sales as part of an enforcement action.
When Will Apple Stop Screwing the US Economy? Moneyball Economics (Bob H)
Antidote du jour. Godfree: “Caught in suburban Chiang Mai, Thailand. Handsome devil!”