Nearly 4,100 sea turtles sucked into Florida power plant Digital Journal (heresy 101) :-(
Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest New York Times (David L)
Facebook’s ‘trending topics’ spark debate and distrust CNN. Furzy: “I noticed last week that Twitter dropped #DumpHillary which was trending magnificently to the top!”
Amazon unveils its own version of YouTube CNN (furzy)
Prime Minister Key disciplined by Speaker for panamapapers rowdiness New Zealand Herald (Richard Smith)
China mouthpiece echoes Soros’ debt fears Financial Times. Major jawboning or expectations management?
US and China skirmish as trade clash looms Financial Times
Obama to visit Hiroshima, will not apologize for World War Two bombing Reuters. Calling Clive. How is the Japanese press depicting the failure to apologize?
EU favours the wealthy – Duncan Smith BBC. Note the two BBC stories do not contradict each other.
Greece captured in death spiral Defend Democracy
Greek Bond Yields Drop Below 8 Percent MarketPulse
Russia poised to unleash ‘Son of Satan’ ICBM The Register (Dr. Kevin)
Turkey’s Border Guards Are Killing Refugees — Human Rights Watch EA WorldView (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
GPS Tracking Devices Catch Major U.S. Recyclers Exporting Toxic E-Waste Intercept (resilc)
Encryption Gets in The Way of 75% of Cases, Europol Chief Says Motherboard. Resilc: “Trust me, I’m the police.”
Demo Day: Breakthrough Technologies for National Security Darpa (guurst)
Hackers Attempt to Hold Capitol Hill Data for Ransom Intercept (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
US: Neglected nation Financial Times
Clinton E-mail Hairball
Clinton aide leaves interview when FBI asks off-limits question Washington Post (furzy)
Released Emails Show Use of Unclassified Systems Was Routine New York Times
2016. OMG, resilc sent me this NY Post cover page, and yes, it is for real:
Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia Democratic Primary Wall Street Journal. While CNN showed the delegate totals with all the presumptive Clinton superdelegates credited to her (not subtle message: Clinton has this locked up), the Journal isn’t on board with the coronation either:
Bernie Sanders defeated front-runner Hillary Clinton in West Virginia on Tuesday, regaining momentum and leaving some of Mrs. Clinton’s backers uneasy that her path to the Democratic presidential nomination figures to be rocky to the end.
Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia Financial Times. Lead story at this hour. Subhead: “Outcome highlights apathy for Democratic frontrunner in the state.”
Bernie Sanders rally attracts 21,000 people in Sacramento Men’s Trait (martha r)
Senator Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Salem, Oregon C-SPAN (Kevin C)
Hillary Clinton Takes a Step to the Left on Health Care New York Times (Kevin C)
Election Officials Tossed 90,000 Affidavit Ballots From Last Month’s Primary: Gothamist (martha r)
Brand New Congress An effort to broaden the Sanders campaign into a movement. Martha r” Aiming to replace virtually all of Congress in 2018.”
Clinton faces conundrum as Trump shoots from hip Financial Times
Hillary Clinton Gives U.F.O. Buffs Hope She Will Open the X-Files – (Will She Admit to Being an Alien?) New York Times (David L). Yes, this is not The Onion.
The toxic political legacy of The Apprentice Guardian (furzy)
Did the New York Times just accidentally tell the truth about the Obama administration? Salon (Jon M). As we said in 2010, Obama believes every problem can be solved with better propaganda.
Money in Politics: Finance, Regulation, and Disclosure in California’s Ballot Initiative Process. First Amendment Coalition and KPCC. Thursday May 12 at 7:00 PM PDT. You can attend (reserve your seat) in Pasadena or watch the livestream.
Serving two masters? Most Council of State candidates say no News & Observer. More on the scandal of the North Carolina Treasurer siting on two corporate boards. You read about it first at NC. It’s getting traction due to the push by former NC state official Andrew Silton.
Budweiser renames itself ‘America’ to inspire drinkers Reuters. Furzy: “But owned by foreigners.”
US Treasury warns on online lenders’ business models Financial Times. There was no way this was going to work out well. Lending requires underwriting. And it’s never better than when you make the loan. All you have is downside from there. Credit people are wired completely differently than equity people. And that’s before you get to the predatory lending part, see Bloomberg: Is OnDeck Capital the Next Generation of Lender or Boiler Room?
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s risky new mandate Japan Times
Judge Deals Likely Fatal Blow to Staples-Office Depot Merger Wall Street Journal
Into the dystopian world of Beatrix Potter Guardian (Dr. Kevin, furzy)
Gap Between CEOs + Workers Much Bigger Than You Realize Barry Ritholtz
Antidote du jour. NC now has an official returning Antidote star! Per Timotheus:
You’ve used her before. Sharon in Indiana’s cygnet couple who have lived on her lake for 20 years, each year producing a new brood. When they mature, the daddy chases them away so they find their own habitat elsewhere.