Solar Impulse 2 over Sea of Japan, day after take-off Phys.org. Log of Leg 7 (Nanjing to Hawaii).
Goldman lawyer becomes SEC chief of staff McClatchy (Chuck L).
Shadow banks grab record US loans share FT. What could go wrong?
Monetary Policy for the Next Recession Bloomberg
Has the rethinking of macroeconomic policy been successful? Gavyn Davies, FT
Tsipras accuses bailout monitors of making ‘absurd’ demands Peter Spiegel, FT. “[I]ncreased the sense of chaos.”
EU’s Juncker warns against Greek exit from euro: paper Reuters. Juncker: “I don’t share the idea that we will have fewer worries and restraints if Greece gives up the euro” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung). Note that leaving the Euro is not the same as default.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ article in Le Monde newspaper: Europe at crossroads Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Grexit entering end game as Greece debt talks go down to the wire Australian Financial Review. Monday is a holiday in Greece.
Red second generation China Digital Times (glossary entry).
NSA reform advances as Senate moves to vote on USA Freedom Act – live updates Guardian. “Votes on any amendments as well as final passage will come on Tuesday.”
McConnell moves to swallow USA Freedom Act Politico. “Before he objected to McConnell’s last-ditch attempt, Paul was shouted down by his fellow Republicans as he attempted to give another speech in opposition of government surveillance.”
Why the Current Section 215 Reform Debate Doesn’t Matter Much Bruce Schneier, Lawfare. Last week, but still relevant.
Why the USA Freedom Act Is Both Desperately Important and Laughably Pathetic Dan Froomkin, The Intercept
A Sunset Is A Beautiful Thing Forbes. “Let’s let 215 sunset…. This is America. No secret law. No suspicionless spying. The sunset is a necessary first step for a new day to dawn.”
Iraq Lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul, Prime Minister Says Defense News. And not for the first time: Insurgent Offensive Bogs Down After Capturing US Humvees Duffel Blog. “We were considerably more mobile with Toyota Technicals.”
The New Unknown Soldiers of Afghanistan and Iraq Foreign Policy
Chill Out, America Foreign Policy
Ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner hits out at The Onion story Sidney Morning Herald
How FIFA were nailed by last act of revenge of a dying man: Investigative journalist ANDREW JENNINGS reveals how former official led him and the Feds into the dirty depths of Blatter’s kingdom of corruption Daily Mail
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Race, Space, and Cumulative Disadvantage: A Case Study of the Subprime Lending Collapse Social Problems. Ka-ching.
Racial Penalties in Baltimore Mortgages NYT. Ka-ching.
Citation Debt: What’s really needed is a new approach. Judicial Council Watcher. Ka-ching.
Online database ‘exposes’ pro-Palestinian college students in bid to block future jobs Haaretz. Oddly, or not, the funding and ownership are completely opaque.
Exploring the Amazon The Economist
Bird flu epidemic exposes our weak biosecurity measures Digital Journal
Terrified passenger shares image of easyJet worker using TAPE on aeroplane engine moments before take-off London Evening Standard (Chuck L).
Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future? Wired. Sounds like a due diligence laundry to me.
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