This Antarctic ice shelf could collapse by 2020, NASA says Washington Post (furzy mouse)
US says Gulf oil spill could last 100 years Associated Press
Silicon Chips That See Are Going to Make Your Smartphone Brilliant MIT Technology Review. I prefer my phones stupid, particularly since, as Bob H points out: “For applications like video surveillance it performs very well.”
Your New Hangover Cure: An IV Treatment? Life by DailyBurn (furzy mouse)
Home loan size surges as buyers pile on debt Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
China Backtracks on Debt Cap as Growth Stumbles Wall Street Journal
China orders banks to keep lending to insolvent state projects Financial Times
EBRD investments in Greece to depend on talks with creditors ekathimerini. Notice they haven’t done much in Greece, so this would be more an opportunity cost than a loss.
Has Ramadi fallen to IS? Sic Semper Tryannis
IRBIL, Iraq: U.S. rushing new weapons to Iraq as Islamic State advances in Ramadi McClatchy (furzy mouse)
What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s new muscularity Christian Science Monitor
Stop sanitizing the history of the run-up to Iraq War Washington Post
Some Ask What George W. Bush Would Have Done With Different Iraq Data New York Times (EM). What utter hogwash. Hans Blix was in Iraq inspecting weapons sites. He’d already gone through 75%, and the inspections were ordered by priority, when the US invaded. This war had NOTHING TO DO with WMD. The rest of the world was hugely frustrated with the US refusal to let the UN complete its work.
When GOP Resistance to Obamacare Hurts Republicans Wonk Wire (furzy mouse)
How the IRS seized a man’s life savings without ever charging him with a crime Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency Los Angeles Times (David L)
Amtrak’s Failure to Gain Wireless Spectrum Rights Stymied Safety Technology International Business Times (Chuck L)
San Bernardino bankruptcy plan: bondholders hammered while pensions kept whole Reuters (EM). Bonds are not a risk-free investment.
Bond Tantrum or Schnitzel Tantrum Big Picture (furzy mouse)
Have bonds reached a tipping point? Financial Times
OBL’s Story Lives
The media’s reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful Columbia Journalism Review
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