Sunfish vs. Pizza Rat: The Week in Memes New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Couple in first Corbyn-based divorce Daily Mash
How to see the supermoon eclipse this weekend CBS News (EM)
Facebook’s Free Internet Project Faces Backlash Wall Street Journal
Russian scientists create cockroach spy robot The Stack (Chuck L)
The Windows 10 privacy debacle: Five big issues to consider TechRepublic (furzy mouse)
Saudi Arabia came close to buying Hacking Team ITWorld (Chuck L)
U.S. and China establish cyber working group with Cold War-esque ‘hotline’ DailyDot (Chuck L)
Cancer vaccines under investigation by EU The Local (furzy mouse)
Vatican houses first Syrian family after Pope Francis’ refugee appeal International Business Times (furzy mouse)
EU countries had in 2015 almost entirely cut aid for Syrian refugees Telepolis, German original here (guurst)
Grasshopper recipe from the starving Ukrainian soldiers (video) Fort Russ (Chuck L). I can’t vouch for the veracity of this story, but in some cultures, insects are part of the diet. And I did have fried grasshoppers once in a Japanese restaurant. They seemed to be all crunch, as in all shell, which to me meant no/not much protein (even allowing for the form factor).
Iraq – an abomination of desolation Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
War on Syria; Not Quite According to Plan Part 3: A USA Unable To Bomb Syria Vineyard of the Saker
Imperial Collapse Watch
EU warned of defeat devices two years ago Financial Times
How the DMCA may have let carmakers cheat clean air standards Computerworld (Chuck L)
Boehner Resignation Increases the Prospects for a Government Shutdown Fiscal Times (furzy mouse)
Boehner sets House on course to avoid shutdown Associated Press (furzy mouse)
The Hard-Line Republicans Who Pushed John Boehner Out FiveThirtyEight
11 Things About Kevin McCarthy You Need To Know, Or Might As Well Know Huffington Post (furzy mouse)
Avoid Medical Bill Sticker Shock Consumer Reports. Unforgivable that consumer protection laws have not been tightened up to restrict or better yet end these abuses.
Jeb Bush’s “Free Stuff” Racial Insult Was a Shrewd Calculation Huffington Post (furzy mouse)
Fox News chief to meet with Donald Trump about boycott Los Angeles Times. Feels like kayfabe.
Democratic Party Shutting Out Bernie Sanders Thom Hartmann (furzy mouse). Lots of on-the-ground detail.
Could Bernie Sanders’ independent status shut him out of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary? Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
University of Kansas Case Exposes Koch Campus Strategy Huffington Post
Four students killed after tour buses collide on Seattle bridge Reuters. EM: “Short form: No median barrier.”
Call to Action: Stop TTIP, CETA, TiSA and the TPP! failed evolution
Police State Watch
Police Program Aims to Pinpoint Those Most Likely to Commit Crimes New York Times. Chuck L: “Pre-crime/Thought-crime.”
The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech is Coming From Dianne Feinstein and her Military-Contractor Husband Intercept (Chuck L). Unabashedly thuggish.
Yellen’s Flip-Flop Isn’t Guidance Bloomberg. Jim Haygood also flagged the troubling footage of her having considerable difficulty reading a speech….
S.E.C. Turns Its Eye to Hidden Fees in Mutual Funds Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Samson’s weakness is a cautionary tale Financial Times. John Dizard of the FT and Wolf Richter were early to warn about debt at shale gas players.
Credit Crunch, More Defaults: Things Could Get Ugly for Oil Investors WSJ Private Equity Beat
Wall Street’s housing bet on real estate investments isn’t paying off Fortune. As we predicted, but it was an easy call.
Global Corporate Cash Piles Exceed $15 Trillion Telesur (Sid S)
State College of Florida board eliminates tenure for faculty Bradenton Herald(furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour (@swildlifepics, via Lambert):