Four-day marathon public reading of War and Peace begins in Russia Guardian. Margarita: “OMG, if only the world would do more of this.”
The wizardry of geoengineering Intelligent Life Magazine (David L)
‘Bitcoin founder’s’ Australia home raided by Sydney police BBC. As I’ve long said, Bitcoin = prosecution futures.
Researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Unenviable currency problem facing China Financial Times
Sweden has declared war on cash Business Insider (David L)
Contrary to reports, basic income study still at preliminary stage Kela (Paul J-K). Subhead: “There have been misleading reports in the media about the Finnish experimental study on a Universal Basic Income. Only a preliminary study to explore possibilities has begun.”
Joe Biden, His Son and the Case Against a Ukrainian Oligarch New York Times. NC readers will recall we were onto this, via our own Richard Smith and John Helmer, MONTHS ago!!
IMF Reverses Policy on Lending into Official Arrears Credit Slips. And who gets the break? Ukraine, natch.
US to investigate Iran missile claims Financial Times
Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War Counterpunch (resilc)
Turkey’s Imperial Motive In Attacking Syria And Iraq Moon of Alabama
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
When Undercover Credit Card Buys Go Bad Krebs on Security
Trump remarks ‘endanger US security’ BBC. Per the Pentagon.
It’s Time for the TV Networks to Challenge Trump New Yorker (resilc)
Jeb Bush’s Last Resort: Donald Trump Is a Clinton Plant Gawker (Chuck L)
Trump’s Anti-Muslim Plan Is Awful. And Constitutional. New York Times (David L)
A Few Other Times Countries Banned Religious or Ethnic Groups Vanity Fair (resilc)
House Passes Bill to Tighten Visa-Waiver Program Wall Street Journal
Selling Guns on a 24-Hour TV Network New York Times
Liberty University Professor Defends Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Statement on Guns Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Police State Watch
FBI to launch new system to count people killed by police officers Guardian (furzy mouse)
Volkswagen Kept Earlier Emissions Issue From Regulator Wall Street Journal
Fed case for tightening remains unproven Financial Times
Fear grips market as oil leads commodity crash Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Corruption, Again? CalPERS Keeping Lobbying Records SECRET From its Board Members California Political Review
A Safety Net for On-Demand Workers? American Prospect. If anything, this article is too polite.
Microloans Don’t Solve Poverty FiveThirtyEight (Alan)
Antidote du jour DWD: “This is my son’s dog (that I raised) Kirra – the Husky in her natural element.”