Ocean temps predict U.S. heat waves 50 days out, study finds University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (martha r)
Here’s the U.S. Earthquake Forecast, Now Including the Quakes We Cause Bloomberg (David L). I thought, per the book Ubiquity, that it is impossible to predict earthquakes and there were fundamental reasons why….
Updategate: latest Microsoft Windows 10 bungle is a giant PR disaster already and could turn out much worse than that Inquirer (Richard Smith). Important.
Theranos Results Could Throw Off Medical Decisions, Study Finds Wall Street Journal. You can put a fork in them. And get a load of the photo of Holmes at the FT. She looks possessed.
Slowing in China: Not Just Economy but Political Resolve WSJ China Real Time Report
Lula attempts to save Rousseff from looming impeachment threat Financial Times
Long goodbye of the European Left Politico
Europe on the Brink World Affairs Journal (resilc)
No Western White Knight Coming to Ukraine’s Rescue Russia Insider. Chuck L: “‘ Obama’s theory here is simple: Ukraine is a core Russian interest but not an American one, so Russia will always be able to maintain escalatory dominance there.’
So why did Obama let himself be talked into approving Victoria Nuland’s coup d’etat thingie in February, 2014?”
The US Military: Back on the Battlefield in Iraq Counterpunch (resilc)
The tyranny of Isis terrorism will not always be with us. But history shows that a new militant threat will emerge Guardian. More scaring people who are bad at statistics. You are at vastly more risk getting in a car.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google Questions & Unofficial Answers: “Is it true that France and other countries are now demanding the right to censor Google Search Results for everyone, everywhere on Earth? Isn’t this ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ stuff getting out Lauren Weinstein (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The American Imperium in Zombie Mode Global Guerrillas
End of the End of History, Redux n+1 (C Dubbs)
An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector
xoJane (Sherry). Today’s must read. Circulate widely. Consistent with my reading, that Trump never intended to win but his ego took over.
How Did the Media Create Donald Trump? – Media Still Doesn’t Get That the Process Began Decades Ago Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Clinton campaign: Future debates depend upon Sanders’ tone Politco (martha r). Translation: I’ll debate if you don’t campaign against me.
This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest Guardian. Phil D: “File under ‘comedy’. The comments below make it clear what regular readers think.”
Media Unimpressed as Sanders Barely Gets Seventy Percent of Vote New Yorker (RR)
Trump wants to leave U.S. allies in the lurch Reuters. Resilc: “Allied leeches.”
At least 180K join GOP as Pa. primary nears philly.com (martha r)
Voters Angry at Elections Foul-Ups Disrupt Arizona House Associated Press (martha r)
Arizona Election Official Apologizes for Long Wait at Polls New York Times (martha r)
Stacey Champion video of arrests at AZ State Capitol House of Reps Gallery YouTube. Martha r: ”
Now There’s Proof: Doctors Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Medications Pacific Standard (Chuck L)
Has BART’s cutting-edge 1972 technology design come back to haunt it? San Jose Mercury News (Chuck L)
Man loses leg shooting rifle at lawn mower packed with explosives Washington Post. Dr. Kevin: “Most recent candidate for the Darwin Awards.”
Saudi loses oil market share to rivals Financial Times
Private Equity Executive Accused of Faking Investments New York Times
Robots are coming for your job Los Angeles Times
There is no Uber economy, there is only Uber Quartz (resilc)
A $15 Minimum Wage Would Give Almost Half of American Workers a Raise. Is That Crazy? Slate. Ignore the scaremongering. In most parts of the US, that means people are being paid less than a living wage. And the author manages to overlook the fact that corporate profits are at a record share of GDP, nearly double the level Warren Buffet deemed the highest sustainable level in the early 2002, and that shift is due to both of the post 2000 expansions featuring the lowest share of labor income increases (hiring + wage gains) relative to all past post-WWII expansions. In other words, redistribution is overdue and would almost certainly be a plus for growth.
Listen to the Victims of the Free Market Bloomberg (resilc). OMG, McArdle largely makes sense.
Antidote du jour (taken by reader John G):