Apologies for the lack of original posts. The tech problem last night really cut into my sleep and set my recovery back.
How To Hand Feed Hummingbirds @SajTheOne. A video!
Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s Atlantic. Wow. Look at the possible role of industrial meat.
Fashion Bloggers Work 100 Hours a Week HypeBeast
Uber Executives’ Trial in Paris Is Postponed Financial Times
IMF chief warns of ‘disappointing’ growth Financial Times
Kuala Lumpur faces new hurdles to TPP consensus Nikkei (James M)
Thai government websites in denial-of-service attack BBC. Lambert: “Remarkable if true. A DDoS attack not from hackers but many users refreshing the targeted page.”
Chinese Domino Effect Still Threatens World Markets Wall Street Journal
China manufacturing continues to weaken Financial Times
Too early to think of more stimulus: ECB Dow Jones
Opinion: How Greece could collapse the eurozone MarketWatch. Lambert: “Groundhog day.”
Keep France at arm’s length from Syrian war India Punchline (margarita)
Russian Airstrike in Syria Targeted CIA-Backed Rebels, U.S. Officials Say Wall Street Journal
Russian air strikes ‘not hitting IS’ BBC. As if the US said anything when our asking for Turkey’s help against ISIS was used by them as license to go after the Kurds. It’s not as if the US can lay claim to any moral high ground.
Syria: “Not a Proxy War. It’s One Step Closer” George Washington
Good! Hit ALL jihadi groups! Create a coordination center! Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
HOW A KEY IRAQ WAR ARCHITECT TURNED BLOOD INTO WINE byline (Gabriel)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Thousands of medical devices are vulnerable to hacking, security researchers say ITworld (Chuck L). A known issue…
Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not Intersect. Libel litigation futures.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Superpower as Victim Tom Engelhardt
Obama’s Self-Deceit Consortiumnews (resilc)
Hillary Clinton Emails Had a Two-Month Gap Wall Street Journal
Campaign 2016: Hillary Clinton Pitched Iraq As ‘A Business Opportunity’ For US Corporations International Business Times
Clinton raises $28M in past 3 months, Sanders just behind Associated Press
Sanders fundraising is remarkable. The # to keep an eye on now is cash on hand. Very possible he has more than HRC. @davidaxelrod. As in Sander’s donations from small donors are in the bank. Some of Clinton’s are almost certainly pledges. Not all of those come through even in the best of circumstances and many evaporate if a candidate starts looking wobbly.
A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy American Conservative. Resilc: “We have Bernie or endless wars.”
The Twitter Government and Elections Handbook Twitter (Chuck L)
Elizabeth Warren is on the hunt again Washington Post. A putdown, and tries to position “populists” as incapable of raising money the way Clinton can.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Rivals query whether VW cheat was one-off Financial Times
Questions About Leak at Federal Reserve Escalate to Insider-Trading Probe Wall Street Journal
Crocodile Tears From Mortgage Lenders Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
How the banks ignored the lessons of the crash Guardian (Gabriel). Why should they? Nearly destroying the global economy was a profitable exercise with virtually no negative consequences for the perps.
Toys ‘R’ Us Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to U.S. to Move Jobs Overseas New York Times (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (James M):