‘Universal urination duration’ wins Ig Nobel prize BBC (Dr. Kevin)
Researchers just discovered a massive body of water under China’s biggest desert Inhabitat (furzy mouse)
Finland Faces Biggest Strikes in Two Decades Amid Austerity Ire Bloomberg. Swedish Lex: “Greece of the north.”
Europe Lacks Plan as Migrants March On New York Times
Queen records Jeremy Corbyn diss track Daily Mash
Greek election 2015: Golden Dawn rises on austerity-driven despair Guardian (Sid S) Not clear if Golden Dawn is likely to beat its old high water mark.
Ukraine Multiplied by Zero on the Eve of Maidan Squared Fort Russ (Chuck L)
Putin’s Line in the Sand: No Regime Change in Syria Counterpunch
Finger-Pointing, but Few Answers, After Syria Solution Fails New York Times
Rogue States and Diplomacy: a Conversation With Noam Chomsky Counterpunch. Important.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Police Stase Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco BuzzFeed (Chuck L)
Trump’s Bad Morning After Politico
US rightwing populism ruffles business Financial Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Mohamed El-Erian: Fed must now work harder to shift market focus Financial Times
Despite Concerns, Yellen Still Sees Rate Increase This Year Wall Street Journal
Markets Still Don’t Agree With the Fed Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg
Critics Rip GM Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Engine Switch Case Corporate Crime Reporter. So much for that DoJ pledge to target individuals.
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey “Something Very Wrong” Michael Shedlock
From All Sides, Pressure Mounts Over Private Equity Fee Practices Chief Investment Officer
Criticized by Trump, Carried Interest Tax Loophole Is Vulnerable New York Times (resilc)
Why the Rich Are So Much Richer James Surowiecki New York Review of Books (resilc)
Jury Awards Farm Workers $17.4M In Sex Harassment Case Law360. From last week, still germane.
Antidote du jour (martha r). An NC first, a Portuguese man of war: