1 Tiny Dog Holds A Big Toy, But Watch Who His Tug-Of-War Opponents Are... Little Things (furzy)
Trump Catches Self Briefly Believing Own Campaign Rhetoric Onion (David L)
Eons Of Darwinian Evolution Somehow Produce Mitch Onion (David L)
A key ingredient for life on Earth may have crash landed here from space Washington Post (David L)
Millimeters-Thick Metal Foam Armor Obliterates Incoming Bullets PopSci (Robert M)
Nuclear Expert: “I’ve learned there’s a huge spike in death rates in Fukushima for young children”… Officials are covering up data — Gov’t committing inhuman acts on their own people — Doctor’s who treat patients suffering from radiation illness are being put out of business (AUDIO) enNews (furzy)
Radioactive boars run wild around Fukushima reactors Straits Times (furzy)
What the Panama Papers Tell Us Global Guerrillas
David Cameron’s EU intervention on trusts set up tax loophole Financial Times. Li: “David Cameron, hypocrite.”
Global Tax Haven Network Means Americans Can Hide Wealth At Home Real News (Sid S)
From Right to Favor Nation (guurst)
Adjusting to new realities – banking regulation and supervision in Europe European Central Bank
BREXIT : A New Crisis Acronym Brooklyn Rail (Chris G)
Britain’s manufacturing sector lies in ruins Business Insider. This is news?
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden’s talk in Vancouver had an ‘electric quality’ Globe and Mail (Sid S)
Bush-41’s October Surprise Denials Consortiumnews
The Failure of the Libyan War and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ American Conservative (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
A Media Unmoored from Facts Consortiumnews (furzy)
Pro-War Dead-enders and Our Unending Wars American Conservative (resilc)
How ‘Citizens United’ is helping Hillary Clinton win the White House Center for Public Integrity (furzy)
Hillary Clinton Rode The New York City Subway Huffington Post. Li: “Hillary desperation watch.” Moi: the five swipes is a tell to locals she’s never used a MetroCard before.
Protesters interrupt Bill Clinton at rally for his wife Associated Press
Bill Clinton Spars With Protesters Who Say He Destroyed Black Communities Huffington Post (Bob K). Notice difference in headlines.
Don’t blame Bernie – of course the banks can be broken up Stephen Diamond (bt)
Clinton admits she failed to do her homework, and therefore misunderstood, when she stated at the February debate that Dodd-Frank already authorizes the Treasury Dept. to force too-big-to-fail banks to pare down and that therefore no further legislation authorizing it is necessary. That’s quite an admission by her, and the New York Daily News editorial board (and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza) should take note. Angry Bear
Bernie Sanders doubles down on ‘unqualified’ attack Washington Post
What Qualifies A Politician? Moon of Alabama (Wat)
Facing new challenges, Trump reorganizes campaign, with role for Paul Manafort Washington Post (furzy). Reorganaiztions midstream are never a good sign.
Trump Empire Finds Its Roots In Seattle KUOW (Doug S)
Giuliani: I’m voting for Trump Politico (furzy)
Mish Projection: Trump Wins Nomination with 1,246 Delegates (9 More than Needed) Michael Shedlock. Heads will explode.
How Much Should State Legislators Get Paid? FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril Hechinger Report (James R)
How Effective Regulation Can Help Reduce the Too-Big-To-Fail Problem Anat Admati, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Conference (guurst)
US government to fight MetLife ruling Financial Times
US Credit Card Debt Nears $1 Trillion VoA (Randy K)
The Unraveling of a Wall Street Scion Wall Street Journal
Unionizing Pays Big Dividend for Professors at Regional Public Universities Chronicle of Higher Education. Furzy: “This is pretty sad…”
Why people are crowdfunding their funerals New Statesman
$370bn of deals aborted on Obama’s watch Financial Times. I wanted to write about this but lacked time. Unseemly corporate whinging because they can’t increase monopoly power, engage in better tax games, and/or use mergers to create the appearance of growth in mature industries. This at a time when corporate profits are at a record level of GDP and even the staunchly neoliberal Economist is saying the US is being hurt by monopoly/oligopoly power.
CEO Pay Shrank 3.8% Last Year, the Biggest Decline Since the Financial Crisis Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour. Windsock: “Fergus and Oscar don’t get to go fishing much in London. TV is the only opportunity they get.”