Ask Ethan #92: Is there a limit to temperature? — Starts With A Bang! Medium (furzy mouse)
Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake Thailand Forum
Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage Sustainable Pulse (furzy mouse)
Who Will Own the Robots? MIT Technology Review (David L)
New AAP Figures Show Ebook Growth Mostly Flat Digital Book World
Bilderberg 2015: where criminals mingle with ministers Guardian (Chuck L)
Decoding the US and China Business Spectator
A Partnership with China to Avoid World War George Soros, New York Review of Books
China’s Unsettling Stock Market Boom New York Times. Editorial.
The banks and real estate: a Ponzi scheme that could ruin us? The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Greek crisis: Athens rejects capital controls report as Draghi calls for deal ‘very soon’ Guardian. Live blog. Scroll down to the section “Revealed: How the Greek talks went backwards yesterday”.
Another grim start for peripheral eurozone debt Financial Times. Is the ECB losing control, or waiting till after the Wednesday Governing Board meeting to act?
Greek fears erode market impact of ECB stimulus Financial Times. A later story.
Europe Asks if Greece Could Default Without Exiting Euro Wall Street Journal
Greece accuses Europe of plotting regime change as creditors draw up ultimatum Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Tsipras Isn’t on the Side of Democracy Bloomberg
Defiant Tsipras accuses creditors of ‘pillaging’ Greece Financial Times. See Greece’s plan below. Un, they agreed to further pillaging in concept by accepting the primary surplus levels proposed by the creditors.
Fiscal policy in the short and medium run. Greek proposal from over the weekend. It does not address the full menu of structural reforms, such as improving tax collections and labor market “reforms”. This is strictly the proposal for how to meet the primary surplus targets, as in how to close what they call the “fiscal gaps”.
Very interesting public survey in the occupied Ukraine Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L). “The occupied Ukraine” is heavy handed.
US to store heavy weapons in Poland BBC. Speaking of heavy….
Wanted: NGO Whistleblowers Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
The Evil That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Israel’s Apartheid Truthdig (Judy B)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Breakdown in US talks on facial-recognition rules Financial Times. Important. Notice the overreach that the government and tech firms wanted.
Possible Pentagon destruction of evidence in NSA leak case probed National Security & Defense McClatchy (Chuck L)
Sex, lies and debt potentially exposed by US data hack CNBC (furzy mouse)
US looks to reassure partners after trade rebuff Financial Times. Translation: Obama is trying to recover from his loss of face.
EMERGENCY REPORT – 2nd TPP Sneak Attack Coming This Tuesday! StormCloudsGathering (furzy mouse)
BlackRock, Obama Campaign Donors Stand To Benefit From Cuts To Military Pensions International Business Times
The Sorrow and the Pity and the Derp Talking Points Memo. Pat: “The net effect of everything that has happened has been to shift a major part of the state tax burden from upper-middle class and affluent Kansans to poor and middle class Kansans.”
A Thirsty Colorado Is Battling Over Who Owns Raindrops New York Times
When does insurance cover ride-hailed drivers’ cars? San Francisco Chronicle
AIG Bailout Trial
Court tells government it was wrong to seize AIG, but awards no money to billionaire ex-CEO Washington Post. Notice the attack on Judge Wheeler.
No Room in AIG Winner’s Circle for Fannie, Freddie Wall Street Journal
Huge, historical bond move is upon us: Technician CNBC (David L)
Oil Demand Weaker Than Many Expect OilPrice
Where They Stand on Financial Reform Americans for Financial Reform. A compilation of Congressional voting records.
Millionaires control 41% of world’s wealth CNBC (furzy mouse)
Walmart’s black mark Phnom Penh Post (furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour. Gary B: “Successful heron in nearby estuary.”