Nation’s Dogs Vow To Keep Their Shit Together During 4th Of July Fireworks Onion (David L). Did yours succeed?
Will Ultra-Orthodox Jews Handle a Woman on the $10? Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
We’ve finally hit the breaking point for the original Internet Washington Post
Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee’s Dismissal New York Times (Garrett Pace)
A Holacracy of Dunces Pando. Unlocked only for the next day or so…
The Innovation Index Bloomberg. Lambert: “Ugh.”
The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness Fast Company
A.I. say I do: Japan’s first ever robot wedding? Japan Today
Study on pesticides in lab rat feed causes a stir PhysOrg (Chuck L). Big red flag: the charges are made by the French researchers who did the Roundup rat study that was debunked. So even if they have a real point (and there is evidence that chemicals, whose toxicity is tested in isolation, can interact, making them harmful in combination at much lower levels) this warning is likely to be ignored.
This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it’s leaking Guardian (furzy mouse)
China’s Unsettling Stock Market Collapse Atlantic
Eight children dying in Myanmar every hour Eleven Myanmar
Thailand’s off-the-books debt problem Financial Times
EU warns of Armageddon if Greek voters reject terms Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph (David L)
Greece and Syriza lost the public relations battle Tyler Cowen. Ouch. And it’s even worse than he suggests: the Administration is clearly backing Greece over the lenders. But the one exception is the UK, where the Brits were cognizant of the problems of the Eurozone, and are using Greece as proof that they were right to stay out.
Five paragraphs spell out the big problem Greece faces after the referendum Washington Post. When Summers is sensible, you know it’s bad.
Greece and the political capture of the IMF mainly macro
In bad faith Bruegel
Could Greece become the European Venezuela? Telegraph
Greek Importers Begin to Feel the Squeeze Wall Street Journal
Asia-Pacific left statement of solidarity with the people and government of Greece Socialist Alliance (Sid S). Disappointing number of signatures.
Greece’s Prime Minister Tsipras Faces Uncertain Political Future Associated Press
Beyond ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ ekathimerini. Important
The junta’s only chance is to retreat behind the Dnieper Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow Washington Post (furzy mouse)
ISIS Threatens To Topple Hamas In Gaza Huffington Post
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The NSA and American Spies Targeted SPIEGEL Der Spiegel (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Closer and Closer… Sic Semper Tyrannis
Hillary campaign ropes off media The Hill. Lambert called out how she was minimizing exposure a while ago.
Romney to host the Christies, Rubios at his New Hampshire home Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Trump: A Farce to Be Reckoned With Truthdig
The NRA gets a pass after Charleston Washington Post
Charges possible against church shooter’s associates Charlotte Observer
Revolt: Millions of N.Y. Gun Owners Refuse to Register Firearms Inforwars (Chuck L). I know, Alex Jones, but still….
To Stop Crime, Hand Over Cash New York Times
One Baltimore Neighborhood Proves Police Alone Aren’t the Answer Real News (furzy mouse)
California regulators set to overhaul how investor-owned utilities charge for electricity Orange County Register. Bill C: “The tell? ‘The utilities claim the current rate structure is unfair to customers in the highest bracket.'”
The Broker Who Saved America Joshua Brown
Puerto Rico Is Emptying of People as Its Economy Disintegrates Truthdig (furzy mouse)
Greece and Puerto Rico Dean Baker
Samsung Merger Plan Called Unfair to Some Investors Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Celebrating FOIA on Independence Day New Yorker
Antidote du jour (Lance N). Pole dancing kittens!