How Fukushima exclusion zone has become an overgrown wilderness Daily Mail (Chuck L)
Administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines to infant rhesus macaques does not result in autism-like behavior or neuropathology PNAS. Lambert: “Hilariously funded by anti-vaxxers.” See Newsweek for details.
US warships to challenge China sea claims Financial Times
This video proves China has the most insane traffic jams on Earth Boing Boing (resilc)
China pioneers the world’s first driverless bus Tyler Cowen
Bangalore Is Getting Inundated by Creeping Toxic Foam CityLab. OMG you must look at the pictures!
Russia fires cruise missiles into Syria Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Found Guilty of Three Counts of Hacking Motherboard. Resilc: “But never a banker.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Hawks Always Want to Escalate a Conflict Somewhere American Conservative (resilc)
Pretty photos, small companies: how the White House is selling TPP Reuters. Allan: “Selling TPP as good for small-batch bourbon and craft beer producers smells of desperation.”
Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama’s Trans-Pacific Trade Deal New York Times. Lambert sees “lotta wriggle room” in her statements.
Hillary, I don’t Believe You Oppose the TPP Huffington Post. Only till she gets past the debate with Bernie.
Users Have Been Betrayed in the Final TPP Deal—Help Us Tell Washington How You Feel Electronic Frontier Foundation
TPP prevents NZ from regulating foreign buyers MacroBusiness
Hillary Clinton Is Reliving Al Gore’s Nightmare New York Magazine
Hillary Clinton has a new plan to toughen Wall Street penalties Washington Post. Resilc: “Until the checks clear at the Clintoon Foundation LLC? What about her son in law?”
Boy accused of fatally shooting girl after she wouldn’t let him play with puppy CNN. What is it going to take to get real gun controls? At a minimum, gun owners need to carry serious liability insurance, just like car owners. We now are expected to have more people die in 2015 in the US from gun deaths than auto accidents. Gun owners need to bear that cost just as car owners do for the risks they represent to others.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
NYPD steal black woman banker’s BMW, commit her when she asks for it back Boing Boing (reslic)
Volkswagen and the Future of Honesty Project Syndicate
Top Republican Urges Yellen to Comply with Congressional Subpoena Wall Street Journal
The Latest Cognitive Dissonance: Weak Recovery is all Dodd Frank’s Fault Barry Ritholtz. Just wait, soon mass shootings will be Dodd Frank’s fault too.
A Sex Scandal Rocks Stanford’s Business School Bloomberg. Unusually ugly.
Join Uber in a tale of rent seeking and employment law The Register. Why the Uber end game will be way worse than regulated cabs: “What about monopoly don’t you understand?”
These political scientists may have just discovered why U.S. politics are a disaster Washington Post (margarita)
Teamsters’ Pension Fund Warns 400,000 of Cuts New York Times
Antidote du jour. Gopinath Kollur from FB: