Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Save a Penguin Colony New York Times. Both penguins and dogs are cute!
Japanese inspired bridge sparks hope for Britain’s dormouse BBC (furzy mouse)
Matthew 22:39: Far from bolstering generosity, a religious upbringing diminishes it Economist (Swedish Lex)
Fossil Fools New York Times (furzy mouse)
Robots may shatter the global economic order within a decade Telegraph (David L)
Knee replacement surgery rates @conradhackett. Damning.
A Cell Therapy Untested in Humans Saves a Baby With Cancer New York Times. Aiee, a story based on ONE CASE with all of THREE WEEKS of results? Recall how l-dopa looked like it would cure Alzheimers? God only knows how many promising-looking therapies don’t pan out. And who at the Times approved running this story? This sort of coverage is a corporate publicist’s wet dream.
Arms-control lessons from the Volkswagen scandal Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (resilc)
Moscow creates vast new bank from Post Office Russia Beyond the Headlines
Migrant crisis disturbs Balkan ghosts Financial Times
U.S., Allies to Boost Aid to Syria Rebels Wall Street Journal. EM: “Oh gawd, not with the ‘moderate Syrian rebels’ BS again…”
Syrian government ‘profits from enforced disappearances’ BBC (furzy mouse)
The War Nerd: That Russian airliner… bomb or loose screw? Pando (Gabriel). Unlocked for now….
ISIS’ propaganda coup on Russia plane Business Insider. Resilc: “This sort of smells like the run up to Saddam and yellowcake. lets make them a major player so we can go to war.”
Why America Invented Ahmad Chalabi New York Times (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Maybe We Should Stop Sending Weapons Where We Can’t Keep Track of Them Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
MSF Releases Horrific Details Of Kunduz Hospital Bombing By U.S. Forces ShadowProof (Chuck L)
Doctors Without Borders Seeks Explanation for Kunduz Hospital Attack New York Times (furzy mouse)
The US: Feeding the War Machine Counterpunch (resilc)
In security breach, Russian programmers wrote code for U.S. military communications systems Center for Public Integrity (Deontos)
Human Cost Rises as Old Bridges, Dams and Roads Go Unrepaired New York Times (resilc)
TwentySixteen Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand National Journal
When will we see Hillary’s Bat Mitzvah? Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Which Candidates Are Taking Uber to Luxury Hotels? National Journal
Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, in Blow to Their Campaigns, Are Cut From Main Debate Stage New York Times (furzy mouse)
No, Trump Isn’t an “Isolationist” American Conservative (resilc)
We Have (Almost) No Idea What The Economy Will Look Like On Election Day FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
The GOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge Bill Moyers (furzy mouse)
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Exxon on Climate Research InsideClimate (Randy K)
Trade Traitors. I expect more in the next few days as more journalist and pundits digest the documents.
How the TPP Trade Deal Could Blow Up the Primaries Fiscal Times
Breaking down 5 big sections of the TPP Financial Times
ou can now read the text of a major Trans-Pacific trade deal. Read this TPP explainer first.Y Washington Post. Typically dishonest elite PR job. Look at how many times it is called a “trade deal.” And “read me first” is meant to tell the reader how to frame any other information and/or discourage getting any other information.
Police State Watch
New Haven Police Call Off Plan to Take Valuables Out of Unlocked Cars NBC Connecticut. Lambert: “Never let it be said NC never publishes good news!”
Low oil lifts credit risk at US banks Financial Times
A Closer Look at Changes in the Labor Market Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. A very readable summary of recent papers. One finds that the fall in new business formation correlates with loss of housing wealth.
With “Convoy,” tech billionaires build another castle at another narrow in the stream Mark Ames, Pando (William B, Gabriel). A must read and unlocked for now.
Why is breast cancer becoming deadlier for black women? Guardian (Don G)
James Bond’s Spectre: Every single expensive thing, explained Sydney Morning Herald (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Rajesh). Commemorating the release of the text of the TPP: