150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked Guardian (Bob K, Chuck L)
What’s the coolest mathematical fact you know of? AskReddit (EM)
How small is the world, really? Medium (resilc)
The quake-maker you’ve never heard of: Cascadia (David L). CNN. But NC readers have heard of this!
What Happened to the Great Urban Design Projects? New York Times
Women accepted as better coders as long as no gender link TechXplore (Chuck L). More proof of the depth of prejudice against women.
How to Brick an iPhone By Changing the Date Guardian (William B)
Smartphones could become the earthquake sensors of the future Business Insider (David L)
IN PERSPECTIVE How Bad is the Chinese Stock Market Getting Hit? Economic Policy Journal
The EU is finished if it doesn’t allow Italy to fix its banks Telegraph. Important
EU’s Dutch Presidency: You can’t go wrong with “Blame Greece for Schengen-at-risk” Keep Talking Greece.
Scalia is Dead (I resisted the impulse to say something less respectful, but I am sure readers will have fewer inhibitions)
Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79 CNN (Judy B)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Cryptome’s searing critique of Snowden Inc. Tim Shorrock. A must read. I haven’t had time to play the underlying interview. but bob says it really is worth a listen and sent the link: Interview with Cryptome.
Drawbacks to the Saudi Offer to Send Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS WSJ Washington Wire
Syria Daily: Assad — We Will Retake The Entire Country EA WorldView (resilc)
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters? Nation (Dr. Kevin)
Imperial Collapse Watch
AMERICA AT BAY – EVADING DESTINY Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
The CBS News Republican debate transcript, annotated Washington Post
35 WTF Moments From the Craziest GOP Debate Yet Rolling Stone
Why Are George Soros-Linked Financiers Giving Big Bucks to Support John Kasich? Mother Jones (resilc)
Broken | Hillary Clinton YouTube(Kevin C). Contrast with Erica Garner endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President You Tube if you haven’t see it yet.
When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism Maureen Dowd, New York Times (David L, resilc). Ooh, she’s in unusually good form.
Superdelegates Might Not Save Hillary Clinton FiveThirtyEight
Bill Clinton downplays Obama as first black president American Mirror (resilc)
In South Carolina, Clinton goes on the attack against Sanders for disloyalty to Obama Washington Post. Lambert: “Must be read to be believed.”
There will be blood in South Carolina Washington Post. Lambert: “Anecdote but well chosen.”
Heading Down the Wrong Track on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Prospect (resilc)
How one Democrat is using SEC football to raise taxes New Republic (resilc)
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back Nation (resilc)
Citigroup Bucks Repo Gloom With One of Most Profitable Years Bloomberg (Scott). From January, still interesting.
Puppy shoots Florida man Boing Boing
Police State Watch
How Police Use a Dangerous Anti-Terrorism Tactic to End Pursuits Intercept (resilc)
The History of Lead Poisoning in the U.S. Atlantic (resilc)
Antidote du jour (Lawrence R):