Alabama Legalizes Weed For White People Daily Currant
I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. io9 (Richard Smith). Also explains one of my simple rules: ignore ANY study where you don’t have a test and control group of at least 100 each. It’s garbage even it it was not designed to be garbage.
To drown out flight noise, the Amsterdam Airport turned to large-scale landscaping Smithsonian (Dr. Kevin)
U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths Reuters (EM). I hate to sound mean-spirited, but events like this strike me as Darwin Award fodder.
Panel Warns About Endoscopes, But Advises Their Continued Use Patient Blog Safety
The conference is calling Gillian Tett, Financial Times
The $9b waste that is Australia’s solar industry Brisbane News (EM)
China equities turnover surpasses US equities turnover Business Insider (furzy mouse)
Why is Obama Goading China? Counterpunch. Important.
US warns of Greek exit ‘accident’ as bank outflows soar Financial Times
Jacob Lew Warns Time Is Running Out to Reach Greek Debt Deal New York Times
German newspaper corrects IMF chief Lagarde’s Greece comments Reuters. Wow, the original quote was wrong but the correction does not change the fact that Lagarde admitted a Grexit could happen. But this is still super sloppy.
Greek banks: not in their hands Financial Times. Important.
Greece one step before BRICS! failed evolution
VAROUFAKIS AND GAME THEORY Sustainability Report
Varoufakis’s Great Game Project Syndicate. Problem is it treats the choice as a deal v. a Gresit, as opposed to a deal v.a default
America Breaks the Middle East Counterpunch
Yemeni hackers accessed Saudi Arabia’s top secret documents YouTube (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Mysterious low-flying plane over Twin Cities raises eyebrows StarTribune. More people need to start wearing Guy Fawkes masks or obvious fake noses and mustaches, or big sunglasses + surgical masks to make a point and impede surveillance.
Indian police seize pigeon over spying fears Agence France-Presse. Furzy mouse: “How DO you waterboard a pigeon,anyway? If it is a suicide pigeon bomber, are there 72 virgin pigeons waiting for him?”
Current NSA Officials Admit Agency Is Drowning In TOO MUCH Info George Washington
Hillary Clinton and Campaign-Finance Reform Atlantic (Chuck L)
FBI: HASTERT HUSHED UP SEX ABUSE Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
Founder of Silk Road given life in prison Financial Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray Associated Press (furzy mouse)
It’s Official, We’re Negative, GDP -0.7% for First Quarter Economic Populist
Is Another Crisis Looming? Jacobin
Why don’t Americans feel better about the economy? Washington Post. OMG, is this dopey. Nothing on the job market, short job tenures, falling benefits, more McJobs…
The economics of wealth and sadness Business Spectator
If you are in NYC, there are still two more days of Left Forum! See the schedule here.
Antidote du jour. Expatmd: “Mother bald eagle refuses to leave the eggs, covered in snow…”