Sorry for the lack of original posts. I do not feel well.
Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean Washington Post (Chuck L)
Rainbow beach sinkhole at Inskip Point beach may still be growing Daily Mail (Chuck L). Oz news.
Rare Australian jellyfish carried to California coast by warm El Nino currents Daily Mail (Chuck L)
Containing the inevitable Chinese slowdown
Victorious Catalan separatists claim mandate to break with Spain Reuters. Wow. Note Podemos only got 9% of the vote.
Ann Pettifor invited to join Labour Leader’s new Economic Advisory Committee Prime Economics. Yeah! Along with Marianna Mazzucato, Stiglitz, Piketty, Blanchflower and others.
SYRIZA’s Pyrrhic Victory, and the Future of the Left in Greece Richard Fidler (Sid S)
More human remains found at MH17 crash site 14 months after it was ‘shot down’ over Ukraine Mirror Online. Lambert: “Hmmm.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden Inspires Global Treaty for Online Privacy Rolling Stone
Boehner Exits House of Shards American Prospect
NBC/WSJ Poll: Trump and Carson Lead GOP; Clinton Loses Ground NBC News. Sanders is up to 35%!!!
Fox host corners Bush for giving tax cuts to the 1%: ‘Does Jeb Bush need a $3 million tax cut?’ Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Play the Video and Feel Good About Having Trump for Dictator – er – President! Huffington Post (furzy mouse). OMG, too funny!
The Decadence of the People’s Car Project Syndicate (David L)
Carlyle Group is learning to manage adversity Washington Post
Et Tu, Janet Yellen? Robert Kuttner, Huffington Post
Website 10th Anniversary: 10 Things I Got Right Thomas Palley
Hermès’ new Apple Watch How To Spend It, Finnacial Times
Maine mayor: ‘Name and shame’ welfare recipients so special needs kids will stay out my state Raw Story (furzy mouse)
The era of cheap labour is over Paul Mason, Guardian. Furzy mouse: “Hmmm…..mebbe not…..”
Please sign the petition: Tell the administration to declare a moratorium on garnishing Social Security benefits to pay student loans People for the American Way. Readers know I just about never promote petitions, but garnishing Social Security (as in making old people eat out of garbage cans) to pay student loan debt is heinous. And if you are young and think there is nothing for you in signing this petition, think twice. It’s key to start chipping away at the horrible notion that student loans deserve to be in a special class and that borrowers will be kept in debt servitude even when they don’t have the income to pay it off.
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. New York Times (resilc). Important.
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