E.L. Doctorow dies at 84; award-wining author of ‘Ragtime’ Los Angeles Times. EM: “Cannot spell “winning “?”
How autistic adults banded together to start a movement Washington Post
Biggest Coal Polluters Dominate Emissions InsideClimate News (furzy mouse)
What Oysters Reveal About Sea Change New York Times. We took note of ocean acidification virtually at the inception of this site, in early 2007.
Microsoft issues critical out-of-band patch for flaw affecting all Windows versions Network World. Lambert: “Yikes.”
Australian Banks to Set Aside Billions More as Home Loan Risk Rises Wall Street Journal
China business sentiment slumps to six-year low Financial Times
Germany, Greece, And The Future Of Europe Social Europe
Lars Jonung on euro skepticism Lars P. Syll. An important contrary observation.
How Bad Was The Run On Greek Banks? Huffington Post
The Myth Of The EU’s €35bn Investment Package For Greece Social Europe (furzy mouse)
Alexis Tsipras shows his Machiavellian streak in a purge of Syriza rebels Independent (Sid S)
Alexis Tsipras Transforms Himself as He Sells Greek Bailout Terms New York Times (Sid S)
Democracy at disadvantage in handling Putin, says Hammond Financial Times
D.C.’s New Push: Use Saddam’s Men to Fight Obama’s ISIS War Daily Beast. Resilc: “We have bridges on I-10 that fall down, but we’re going to fund more war like this. Maybe California/Arizona should report I-10 was cut by is2 in order to get federal highway funds rolling?”
Imperial Collapse Watch
The weapons the U.S. needs for a war it doesn’t want Reuters (resilc)
Donations Pour In To Cover Costs Of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s Appeal MintPress (Adrien)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Surveillance Society: Throw the (Face)book at ’em Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Lambert: “Facebook posts can be used against you in a court of law.”
Why I care when people with ‘something to hide’ are hacked CTuttle, Firedoglake. And here is why I am not sympathetic: the people who used Ashley Madison are the information equivalent of Darwin Award winners. Did it not occur to them that the site could intentionally be in the blackmail business, or that unless it was run to pretty much NSA levels of security, it would wind up being in that business? Every singe person who used Ashley Madison did so voluntarily. Maybe this incident will lead more people to think harder before they hand over compromising personal information to third parties they can’t possibly vet adequately.
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It WIRED. Why, if I ever own a car, it will be as old and stupid a car as possible.
Lawmakers Eye Tax Revamp for U.S. Firms Overseas Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump Is Fox News Incarnate New Republic (resilc)
Election 2016: Jeb Bush Speech Denouncing Lobbyists Was Organized By Corporate Lobbying Group International Business Times
Officer Threatened Sandra Bland With Taser, Police Video Shows New York Times. The video is appalling. And it goes without saying this would never happen to a white man.
Where organized hate lives in the United States, in 1 map and 2 charts Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Connecticut teen flies gun-toting drone. How is this legal? Christian Science Monitor (EM)
DoJ drops Barry Bonds criminal prosecution after decade-long investigation Guardian. The DoJ spends a huge amount of time and resources on Barry Bonds but won’t expend anywhere near as much effort on a bank executive…
Sports Owners Dip Into the Public’s Purse, Despite Their Billions in the Bank New York Times (EM)
Five Years Later, Dodd-Frank is on the Chopping Block Real News Network
When Retirement Savings Are Unsafe New York Times
Dodd-Frank at Five: Private Equity and the SEC Eileen Appelbaum, Huffington Post. More special favors for KKR, which is a client of Mary Jo White’s former firm, Debevoise.
If You’re Against Sex Work, You’re a Bigot The Stranger (Vox, via furzy mouse)
Overtime Rules Send Bosses Scrambling Wall Street Journal
The Paradox of Effort Atlantic. I guarantee you will see bad generalizations from this study, and this article itself appears to be one. The bad health outcomes are not actually the result of working hard, as the headline and the picture imply. It seems to be the result of emotional repression (whether on top of that or as an independent factor is not clear). The “emotional repression” may reflect the effort involved in passing from a cultural standpoint (for instance, in Australia, I knew a woman who was the child of an orphan and grew up dirt poor in northern Australia. Someone discovered her and gave her elocution lessons, so she has a very posh accent. Think of the effort involved if you’ve had to figure out how to remake yourself on multiple axes and keep up those habits in order to fit into your adopted social class). Or it could be having to go ever day between two different cultures, from the high achieving school culture back home. Many of the objects of the study are kids, so the effects may reflect how they become even more distanced from family structures, even when the families want to be supportive.
Millennials Getting Help From Parents Can Afford Homes Atlantic (furzy mouse)
The Spirit of Judy Miller is Alive and Well at the NYT, and It Does Great Damage Glenn Greenwald, Intercept
Antidote du jour. Stephen L: “Red-necked grebe, from the Alberta wildlife FB page.”