First wolf pack found in California in nearly a century Los Angeles Times (Chuck L)
Dozens of Dead Whales Are Washing Ashore in Alaska Wired (furzy mouse) :-(
NOAA: July warmest month in history MacroBusiness
Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park Colossal. Resilc: “i want to see the Fed ride.”
Banksy Dismaland show revealed at Weston’s Tropicana BBC (furzy mouse)
Humans aren’t normal animals—we are unnaturally destructive super-predators Quartz. Resilc: “Especially those inside the Beltway.”
Insect oil: Bugs aren’t just about protein NutraIngredients (blintric)
Authors Group Seeks DOJ Probe of Amazon Wall Street Journal (EM). Advances have collapsed, particularly for what in the old days were mid-list books, which used to be bread and butter business for publishers. It really did not make economic sense for me to write ECONNED, and there is no way it would make sense for me to write a book now.
Google’s Project Sunroof shows your home’s solar potential for free Inhabitat (furzy mouse). I don’t trust Google on this. Why should I tell Google that much about my house?
Peak Smartphone: “Smartphone Sales Declined for the First Time in China” Climateer Investing
So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Actually Getting Kinda Serious Wired (furzy mouse)
China factory data fuels slowdown fears BBC (furzy mouse)
Hong Kong and Chinese markets reel by midday in sell-off South China Morning Post
China’s Resistance to Reform May Grow With IMF Rejection Wall Street Journal
Gentle giant leads volunteers helping migrants in Hungary US News (furzy mouse)
Macedonia seals Greek border crossings to thwart migrants Financial Times
Greek crisis: Syriza rebels break away to form political group Guardian. We warned about a legitimacy problem….not that that was a hard call to make.
The German Thatcher confirms bureaufascists’ plans! unbalanced evolution
Peruvian Congress authorizes shooting down drug planes Associated Press (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories Guardian (furzy mouse)
The Puritanical Glee Over the Ashley Madison Hack Glenn Greenwald
Ashley Madison Revealed DataViz (Gabriel)
Imperial Collapse Watch
It’s here! Episode one of the War Nerd podcast Pando (Gabriel). As this stressed, the podcasts are being funded/produced outside Pando, but Pando is graciously promoting them. FWIW, we at NC looked at doing podcasts and we even bought equipment (!!!) but I came to understand it was more labor intensive than I’d thought: not just learning the software and sound editing (and I despise learning new software, and Lambert wants to be writing, not doing IT, although he graciously helps on that front when needed) and arranging the interviews, doing the research to come up with good questions….all to say this is a lot more work than you’d think. So if you are a little flush this month, please consider making a contribution.
Judge Pushes FBI to Look for Any Deleted Clinton Emails Wall Street Journal (Li). I love the judge referring to Clinton as “the employee”.
State Dept. Can’t Find Clinton Aides’ Blackberries Fiscal Times
The Defense of Hillary Clinton’s Email Server That She Dare Not Utter Atlantic. The contemporary version of Nixon’s “If the President does it that means it is not illegal.”
Bernie Sanders Draws Big Crowds to His ‘Political Revolution’ New York Times. The Grey Lady begrudgingly acknowledges that Bernie is getting traction.
Herhold: Grading Carly Fiorina’s tenure at HP Mercury News. As I’ve said, she is hated in the Valley.
Rand Paul’s Plan to Buy an Election US News (furzy mouse)
US cinema chain Regal introduces bag search after attacks BBC. Only in America…
In Rochester, a shooting every 32 hours Democrat & Chronicle (martha r). From last week, still germane.
Detroit-area mayor seeks ban on personal flamethrowers Associated Press
America does a better job of tracking bee deaths than deaths in police custody Boing Boing (resilc)
Dow Falls 2.1% to 16991, Hitting Lowest Closing Level Since October Wall Street Journal
U.S. factories still haven’t recovered from the recession Washington Post
Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt. Fabius Maximus (furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour. Baby stingrays, courtesy @SciencePorn. I think they are kinda cute despite looking very alien.