Rescued Piglet And Kitten Find Peace In One Another The Dodo (furzy)
The Great Lakes and a High-Level Radioactive Nuke Waste Dump Don’t Mix EcoWatch (Glenn F)
Math whizzes of ancient Babylon figured out forerunner of calculus Science (Chuck L)
Go, Marvin Minsky, and the Chasm that AI Hasn’t Yet Crossed Medium (guurst)
10 Publishers Account For Half Of All Online News MediaPost (resilc)
A new drug could offer a remedy to antibiotic resistance Business Insider (David L)
Genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil in 2015 linked to the current Zika epidemic? Reddit. Chuck L: “Be sure to click on the two map links just below the opening quote from and link to the Oxitec press release.”
PBOC Cash Injection Hits Weekly Record Wall Street Journal
China rewrites the global rules Le Monde Diplomatique (Sid S)
China’s capitalist crisis threats world economy Green Left (furzy). A good 50,000 foot overview.
Is China’s slowdown really so hard to understand? Andrew Batson (resilc)
U.S. Warship Sails Near Island Claimed By China Wall Street Journal
Bill Gates sold rights to the Tiananmen 1989 pictures to a Chinese company Boing Boing (resilc)
US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias Financial Times. Subhead: “EU accused of targeting funds owed to American Treasury.” Wow, this is sophistry. The US is the only major economy that taxes companies and individuals on worldwide incomes. Since when do US laws apply in foreign jurisdictions? We have a conflict of laws issue here, which the US is using to play the victim card. Help me.
Justin Trudeau to talk over troubled trade deal with European Parliament head CBC. Chuck L: “So much for the recent Canadian elections. Change you can’t believe in.”
Sanders, Corbyn and the financial crisis Simon Wren-Lewis (Sid S). Calls out elites but nevertheless heads to fainting couch re Sanders and Corbyn.
Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict Consortiumnews (furzy)
Is America about to sleepwalk into a war in Libya? We need a debate now Guardian (resilc)
The Pied Piper of Zion Counterpunch (Chuck L). A must read.
How hot will the Saudi-Iran conflict get? Reuters (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
The U.S. May Build 500 Jets Before Finding Out If the F-35 Works Bloomberg (resilc)
UK’s £1bn destroyers need refit after engine trouble Financial Times (guurst)
Will the 2016 Primaries Be Electronically Rigged? Truthout (furzy)
Republican presidential candidates are shockingly uninformed about foreign policy. Slate. Resilc: “Add Clintoon to the endless war mix too.”
Donald Trump’s Twitter Insults: The Complete List (So Far) New York Times
Is Donald Trump a winner? Gillian Tett, Financial Times. She’s right about attacking his business record, and it’s puzzling none of his opponents have gone after that.
What Would The Republican Race Look Like Without Trump? FiveThirtyEight (resilc). Has someone put out a contract on him?
Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right CNN. Resilc: ” know it is by TC, but interesting.”
Celebrities Reveal Where They’ll Move If Donald Trump Becomes President Vanity Fair (furzy)
Ted Cruz Can’t Take the Heat New Republic (resilc)
Jeb! Campaign Pulls The Plug On Itself Daily Kos
US Declares 22 Clinton Emails ‘Top Secret’ Associated Press (Chuck L)
dn Clinton: Sanders’ health care plan ‘will never, ever come to pass’ CNN. As Elliot points out, she is now actively campaigning against Medicare for all. Plus OMG, listen to the video with her BS on the video on her patter about her desire to have more debates. You can hear that she’s lying from the flat tone of her voice. And the arrogance is apparent too.
Want to reverse sky-high inequality? Bernie Sanders is the pragmatic choice Robert Reich, Guardian (resilc)
I worked on Wall Street. I am skeptical Hillary Clinton will rein it in Guardian (Abigail Field, Chuck L)
The 2016 Campaign Is a Mess. Elizabeth Warren Is Playing This Thing Just Right. Charles Pierce, Esquire
A Step Toward Election Transparency Bill Moyers (RR)
Flint Officials Reportedly Knew of Polluted Water Over One Year Ago Esquire (resilc)
Flint Now Has an Empty-Water-Bottle Problem New York Magazine
The Next Flint Slate (resilc). Not one but many.
Williamsburg’s Angry Town Hall Meetings Are the Future of Failing Infrastructure Motherboard (resilc)
Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments New York Times (Fred A). The story is disappointing in dumping a lot of causes together. Much of this is cutting back on cheap off patent drugs to force the use of pricier, often no better and sometimes worse substitutes. Drug companies get massive R&D subsidies. They ought to be nationalized for pulling this crap, or alternatively, have all their licenses of government IP suspended until they start making old drugs in the needed quantities.
Pragmatism in Pursuit of What? On Financial Reform, Differences in Goals Former Rep. Brad Miller, Huffington Post
Leaders Deny Strife Caused Departures From Politico New York Times. Schadenfraude alert. Politico is a big recipient of Wall Street advertising, and its coverage reflects that. Huffington Post broke the story, and the details are juicy.
How Much Debt Is Too Much? Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate
How relying on the bus opened up my world Seattle Times (roger s)
Walmart Ordered To Pay $31 Million For Retaliating Against Pharmacist Whistleblower Consumerist (ldenise). I assume most NC readers avoid partronizing Walmart, but be sure to circulate this article to anyone you know who might go there, to tell them not to use its pharmacy. The odds favor that the sort of practices that the whistleblower reported (replacing experienced staff with rookies who made mistakes) is widespread.
How Stan Grant delivered Australia’s ‘greatest anti-racism speech’ off-the-cuff Sydney Morning Herald (guurst)
US companies forced to disclose pay gap Financial Times
Case Sheds Light on Goldman’s Role as Lender in Short Sales Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Headline buries the lede: Goldman not only broke an SEC rule, but cheated customers….but the SEC is not providing enough information to let customers know if they were done a dirty.
Ed Miliband · The Inequality Problem London Review of Books (resilc)
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