Announcing the 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. winner Science (Chuck L). This is actually very cool.
Nature Is Speaking — Liam Neeson is Ice Conservation International (furzy mouse)
The hunt for Albert Einstein’s missing waves BBC (David L)
How Coke spent $1.5m ‘influencing’ an anti-obesity nonprofit organization Daily Mail (Chuck L)
China’s Stock Market Crash: Part 3 – Chinese Dreams Satyajit Das, EconoMonitor
New Rules for Chinese Finance Bloomberg
Will China Save Malaysia’s PM? – Asia Sentinel
Nestle Finds Abuse, Forced Labor by Thai Seafood Suppliers Bloomberg. Resile: “We can have slaves here too under TPP?
Portugal becomes the second eurozone country this year to rebel against EU belt-tightening rules Wall Street Journal (Kevin C)
Belgium Terrorizes Itself World Affairs Journal (resilc)
Turkey Downs Russian Plane
Why Did Turkey Attack a Russian Plane? American Conservative (resilc).”The map and Turkish commentary relating to it suggest that the incursion occurred when the Russian plane crossed the border, but there is perhaps inevitably a problem with that account. A fighter traveling at even subsonic speed would have passed over the Turkish territory in roughly twelve seconds, which rather suggests that there would not have been time for any ‘repeated warnings.'”
Turkey shoots down Russian plane: Wars have a funny way of taking on a life of their own Mark Ames, Pando (Bill B)
The Two Versions Of The Latakia Plane Incident Moon of Alabama
The War Nerd: Captagon, the Beheading Drug! Pando (Gabriel U). Trust me, you need to read this.
U.S.-France Relations C-SPAN (Kevin C)
Imperial Collapse Watch
A mismatch made in defense stock heaven CNBC. Lambert: “Ka-ching (and note discrepancy between title and URL).”
Corporate Media Is Hungering For A War; It’s All About The Ratings Ring of Fire (furzy mouse)
Is There Room Under the Bed for All 320 Million of Us? Charles Pierce, Esquire
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Exclusive: Green Light or No, Nest Cam Never Stops Running The Security Ledger (Chuck L)
Additional Self-Signed Certs, Private Keys Found on Dell Machines Threat Post (William B)
Jersey Mayor Tramples Trump: Is Trump’s Lying Pathological: An Illness? Ring of Fire (furzy mouse)
Terror Politics Paul Krugman
Pfizer-Allergan merger shows why it’s so hard to stop tax-dodging companies Washington Post (resilc)
States warn US climate plan is illegal Financial Times
How Refugees Make It In America FiveThirtyEight
Police State Watch
Black Lives Matter protesters sue over treatment by California police Reuters. EM: “My Reuters news summary today is chock-a-block with ‘police thuggery and murder’ stories, several more of which will follow.”
ARMED WHITE SUPREMACISTS THREATEN PROTESTERS AT 4TH PRECINCT SHUTDOWN CityPages (steve h)
Takata’s U.S. Employees Saw Problems in Air Bag Test Wall Street Journal
Carney hints at bank capital rise Financial Times
Elite funds prepare for reflation and a bloodbath for bonds Telegraph (David L). Reflation? In a world mired in borderline deflation where monetary policy is pushing on a string? I do agree there are high odds of initial bond whackage.
Baltic Dry Index hits 30-year low Livemint (furzy mouse)
City sues Keane and pension fund board over special pension, seeks repayments Eileen Kelley, Florida Times Union. CalPERS’ fiduciary counsel, Robert Klausner, was and is the general counsel to the pension fund that is the target of this suit. He has also been subpoenaed for documents he has yet to produce.
Car Dealers Have Their Way With Congress Dave Dayen, Intercept
Most of What You Learned in Econ 101 Is Wrong Noah Smith, Bloomberg
A shocking number of Americans don’t have a toilet The Week. Resilc: “But 320 million americans have war(s).”
Exclusive: Three Goldman bankers leave for Uber as tech world raids Wall Street talent Reuters. Lambert: “I’m sure the new atmosphere is congenial.”
Unloved Labor Economy Continues to Improve Barry Ritholtz
Upstate nurse who took pic of man’s genitals loses license, gets 3 yrs probation Syracuse v. Syracuse doc accused of slapping patients fined $10,000, ordered to get therapy and Slap-happy surgeon escapes prosecution, now it’s up to the public to judge (Editorial) Syracuse. Bob:
Also, gets re-instated by the hospital where Dr Slappy slapped. He was apparently the entire reason for a budget shortfall of over 2 million at the hopsital while he was suspended. The practice that he is part owner of SOS, just moved him to another hosiptal, or he did. I’ve heard educated guesses that he makes 2 million a year. And that he’s a sick fuck. And why no mention of what the offending cock looked like? Exceedingly large? Small? Was there an “educational” reason that she might have snapped a photo? The way the photos are described also lends to the anonymity of it. A cock? As Dave Chapplle famously said: “I couldn’t pick my own cock out of a lineup, and we’re like this!” [twisted fingers].
Again, Doc commits assaults, gets nothing, DA can’t find anything that he thinks will stick. Nurse snaps a few photos at work and loses her license, and get 3 years probation? As part of a “deal”?
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