God Realizes He Forgot To Put Souls In Humans Onion (David L)
What Is Your Dog Telling You? Wall Street Journal
Researchers unravel secrets of hidden waves MIT News (Chuck L)
After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor’s Eye New York Times (Chuck L)
Russia, China sign raft of economic deals, including loans Associated Press
EU demands clarity on UK’s renegotiation plans Financial Times
Triumph, Despair and Revenge at the British Ballot Box Wall Street Journal
British Politics Could Get Very Nasty New Republic
US urges Athens to focus on TAP, not Turkish Stream ekathimerini. How about some money to encourage the resetting of priorities?
Syriza: Lies, Broken Promises and Prolonged Austerity Truthout. A must read.
Documents Distributed by Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis Baffle Eurozone Officials Wall Street Journal. Wow, if Varoufakis is this disconnected, is his assurance that Greece will make its payment to the IMF on May 12 as reliable as most observers (including moi) had assumed?
Eurogroup chair says more time needed for Greece deal Agence France-Presse. Consistent with earlier remarks.
What Alberta’s shocking election results could mean for the oil sands Vox (furzy mouse)
Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions Human Rights Watch (EM)
Amnesty International: Whitewashing Another Massacre Counterpunch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Court Ruling Jolts Defenders and Reformers New York Times
Amazon Wants Its Delivery Drones To Track Customers Down Wherever They Are Consumerist. Amazon seriously thinks that delivering goods gives them the right to surveil you all the time? This is evil.
How Nike came to embody the good and bad of Obama’s free-trade push Christian Science Monitor
Texas bristles at Obama’s ‘invasion’ Financial Times
DEA to traveler: Thanks, I’ll take that cash Albuquerque Journal News. Apparently it isn’t just driving while black that is hazardous.
Utah Public Pension Fund Audit Calls For Reconsidering Hedge Fund Investments International Business Times
Bank of America’s Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. BofA cheats yet again.
Establishment +233K Jobs; Household +192K Employment, Part-Time Employment +198K, Labor Force +166K Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
Wall Street soars on hopes of Fed reprieve, yet sting in the tail Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Why So Many Americans Are Trapped in ‘Deep Poverty’ Fiscal Times
The Cost of Child Poverty Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books
Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers New York Times. The acetone in nail polish remover is a big nasty.
Discrimination and the power of role models Gillian Tett, Financial Times. I hate to be a nay-sayer re the notion of role models, in the traditional notion of them inspiring younger people who identify with them, due to my inability to relate to the concept, at least as far as “models” needing to be from your demographic. However, IMHO, the importance of role models is seriously underestimated in terms of their impact on organizations. The reason that McKinsey was early and aggressive in recruiting Indians for senior roles was that it had an early, very successful Indian partner, proving that that “type” worked. See here for more detail: Fit vs. Fitness
Shredding the rules: A striking number of innovative companies have business models that flout the law Economist. The article failed to mention mortgage servicers.
Antidote du jour. Philip P: “My honeybees, the one hive of three that made it through the winter.
This shows a nice large pattern of capped brood, the middle is where workers have already emerged. Queen not visible on this frame. Keep in mind the snow was at the top of this hive in mid-February, down to -7 temps at night (I dug them out after every storm). Very calm with the warm temps today.”