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Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness PhysOrg. EM: “I dislike misleading anthropomorphizations like the ‘at which point does the object decide [whether to act as particle or wave]?’ used here – more accurate is that the observer decides for the object, via the nature of the mesaurement made, whose effect is to entangle the quantum object with the observers’s – i.e. the macroscopic – frame of reference.”
Fossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. A must read.
The Marshall Islands and the NPT Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chuck L).
Best. #ClimateChange. Tweet. Ever. @LorumIpsum
Shanghai Stocks Plunge 6.5% Wall Street Journal. This right after the NASDAQ reaches a new high. But the Journal attributes it to local jitters.
China sets yuan at one-month low after IMF says yuan not undervalued dpa international (Bob H)
China eyes airspace over disputed waters Financial Times
Grexit, Brexit and the new “sharing” failed evolution
Chart: The Qatar World Cup Death Toll Is Stunning Screamer (Chuck L)
Italian Separatists Switch to Solidarity Message in Bid for Votes Wall Street Journal. Lambert: “Local elections Sunday.”
Berlusconi’s New Instagram Feed Is the Most Berlusconi Thing Ever Foreign Policy. Shades of The Donald….
Duda rises over Brussels Politico
Athens, creditors offer conflicting views on negotiations ekathimerini. A default headline, no pun intended.
EU Officials Play Down Greek Talk of Deal Soon Wall Street Journal
Israeli soldier imprisoned for criticising army treatment of Palestinians Telegraph (David L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Fleet of Government Aircraft Flying Secret Missions over U.S. Cities Medium (Chuck L)
NSA Can’t Purge Call Records, Regardless of Congress’ Next Move US News & World Report
TTIP faces critical EU test Politico
Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill Guardian (furzy mouse)
Fast Track for Whom? Real News Network. An interview with Michael Hudson.
DoJ asked to probe Jeb Bush fundraising Financial Times
Here’s where Rick Santorum gets his campaign money Yahoo (furzy mouse)
Ahead Of Israel Expulsion Vote U.S. Orders Raid On FIFA Moon of Alabama. Correlation is not causation. Nevertheless…
IRS data theft: 5 things you need to know MarketWatch
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Officers in Freddie Gray case file for change of venue Baltimore Sun (furzy mouse)
Nebraska Passes Bill Abolishing State’s Death Penalty Wall Street Journal
Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West Medium (furzy mouse). Important.
Dimon hits out at ‘lazy’ shareholders Financial Times. Screechy as usual.
What Chicago’s fiscal emergency says about the quality of credit analysis in the municipal bond market Kris Culpepper (furzy mouse)
Lessons From the Thinnest of Seymour Hersh’s Thinly Sourced Claims Nation (Gabriel)
‘There Are Always More of Them Before They Are Counted’ Ta-Neishi Coates, Atlantic
Antidote du jour. Greg D: “Cold fantails in Dunedin, NZ.”