New York lawyer, being sued, formally demands Trial By Combat http://jrnl.ie/2259392f @TheJournal_ie. Richard Smith: “GoT goes mainstream.”
The Curious Case of the Bog Bodies Nautilus
As phone companies ditch copper, they nix the ability to call during blackouts Christian Science Monitor
Japan’s ruling LDP to delay leadership race Japan Times
Prayut coy on plans to join TPP Bangkok Post. Translation: “I need a bigger payoff.”
‘Media implosion’ spreads to Europe Financial Times
Jan-Werner Müller: The Problems of the Eurozone London Review of Books
Germany protests against ‘half-finished’ Greek bail-out deal Telegraph. The sudden disappearance of Greece from the headlines has seemed too good to be true. I had guesstimated that we’d see rifts starting by Aug 10 at the latest. That does not mean a deal won’t get done…..a deal looked almost impossible last time and the French managed to muscle it through. But how many times can France run to Greece’s rescue?
Even with banks open, Greek firms paralyzed by restrictions Associated Press
Casting for the role of the Fuhrer announced in Ukraine Fort Russ (Chuck L)
US Congress and President Obama Officially Recognize Donbas’ Freedom! Vineyard of the Saker (Glenn F)
Into The Cauldron – Saudi And UAE Troops Invade Yemen Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Wearable Technology Creeps Into The Workplace Bloomberg. Lambert flags the subhead: There’s a fine line between productivity monitoring and oppressive surveillance.” Moi: “There is no difference between productivity monitoring and oppressive surveillance.”
Police State Watch
The disturbing messages in police recruiting videos Washington Post
Chicago police, ACLU reach agreement on ‘stop and frisk’ practice Christian Science Monitor
Double-Barreled Disaster: Two GOP Debates in One Night Truthout (RR)
Donald Trump’s war on Megyn Kelly Politico. Trump got so used to bullying pretty young women on his whoring-for-position reality TV show that he thought he could get away with it anywhere.
The U.S. Still Needs 2.4 Million Jobs Bloomberg. Lamnbert: “Only the loanable funds theory can help these poor souls…/sarc off.”
Why a Boring Jobs Report Is Great News for the Fed New York Times
Why Putting a Number to C.E.O. Pay Might Bring Change Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Uber operating at big losses, suggests document leak BBC. Asserting that you will someday make money is not the same as making money.
Vice Media Staff Latest to Choose Unionizing New York Times
Capitalists, Arise: We Need to Deal With Income Inequality New York Times
Showing Corruption the Red Card Corruption Now and Then. From June, and takes a long view of corruption in England, so very much germane.
Antidote du jour. Stephen L, from the Alberta Wildlife Facebook page: