World’s oldest person dies in New York City, aged 116 USA Today (EM)
Breakfast Backtrack: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn’t So Bad NPR (David L). Don’t take this too far. There is evidence that if you don’t eat until the evening, you slow your metabolism down, which makes it harder to maintain your weight.
IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses PopSci (Robert M). Great claims require great proofs.
Donald Trump Named in Latest Panama Papers Leak TeleSUR (furzy)
Coup in Brazil Defend Democracy
US Diplomatic Cables on Temer Wikileaks (guurst)
Bank of England may need cash from foreign central banks as Brexit vote nears, IMF says Reuters. Imprecise. The first sentence clarifies the real issue. The Bank of England can create as many pounds as it needs. What it will need is access to euro and dollar swap lines for euro and dollar liabilities of its banks.
What if Greece got massive debt relief but no one admitted it? (Part 1) FT Alphaville. The problem is with debt maturities already out to 30 years and interest rates as zero tending to negative, debt “relief” (as in no haircuts, no reduction of principal amount) will not give Greece enough real relief. This is what the IMF debt sustainability review said last year and Greece is in worse shape now.
Stay or go, Brexit vote bound to unravel EU Globe and Mail. Important.
Removal of Top Editors Signals Trouble for Independent Russian Paper New York Times (Swedish Lex)
gtonpost.com/opinions/david-petraeus-anti-muslim-bigotry-aids-islamist-terrorists/2016/05/12/5ab50740-16aa-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.html” rel=”nofollow”>David Petraeus: Anti-Muslim bigotry aids Islamist terrorists Washington Post. True, but killing the wrong people is an order of magnitude or more bigger recruiting hook.
U.S. Navy fires commander of sailors who were held by Iran Reuters. EM: “File under ‘Fog of PR Bullshit’.”
Proof Turkish Intel Knew All Daesh Border Crossings Both Ways, Gave Support Sputnik News (Wat)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Hurled Spear Takes Out Camera Drone NPR (furzy)
Huge embarrassment over fisting site data breach The Register. I do not get out enough. I have heard e of vaginal fisting, but anal fisting? Dr. Kevin adds, “Amazing that fisting is so normalized that people would sign on from their .gov or .mil email accounts!”
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World Counterpunch (resilc)
Washington’s Military Addiction Tom Engelhardt
Those Who Wage Peace Can’t Count on the Media for Support Truthout (resilc)
Donald Trump masqueraded as publicist to brag about himself Washington Post
Warning From the Syrian Border: Trump Reminds Us of Assad Rolling Stone. Resilc: “And clintoon reminds you of who? Dr. Evil?”
If real change is to ever come to Indian Country, it will not come packaged by the political elites who stand to benefit from the status-quo. It will come in the form of a man like Bernie who has chosen to put the people before campaign contributions Lakota Country Times
America’s Exceptional Lack of a Female President New Republic. Article: “Hillary Clinton has been a leading champion of international women’s rights as the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State. In my new book, The Global Hillary, I suggest that as a leading advocate of “smart power”—that is, combining America’s ‘hard’ military power and ‘soft’ cultural power—Clinton is arguably better suited to tackle America’s global challenges than other candidates.” Resilc: “I just threw up my breakfast……..”
Press release from maine gop presenting facebook exchange between DNC Vice Chair Raymond Buckley and Diane Russell, sponsor of the maine state dem convention amendment and resolution on maine superdelegates’ voting at Dem convention. Buckley responds to Russell in turn, down the FB page at may 10, 4:48 p.m.
This is so patronizing/misleading, and it seems obvious he is trying to crudely undermine her credibility because he does not have a sound argument.
NY Lawyer Brings Court Case Over Primary Chaos RT (martha r)
Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids Reuters. EM: “How dare these irresponsible reporters imply that what Obama says and does on illegals are two different things?”
Lobbyists and Corporations, Arm-in-Arm Barry Ritholtz
Release of list of ‘Bridgegate’ co-conspirators delayed Reuters. EM: “Headline in current version of the story has changed from the way it appears in my Reuters newsfeed: “U.S. prosecutors to reveal ‘Bridgegate’ scandal co-conspirators (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are expected on Friday to file a list of unindicted co-conspirators as part of the criminal case against two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the “Bridgegate” scandal’.”
Art Pope’s money helped create North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ Facing South (Sevla)
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience YES! Magazine (martha r). The “legalized civil disobedience” frame is really troubling on a lot of levels. As in this is narrowly accurate but it’s more confirmation that our supposed Constitutional right of freedom of assembly is dead, dead, dead.
Pfizer won’t sell lethal injection drugs Slate (furzy)
Retail Department Store Carnage: Amazon to Blame? Mish 12-Point Summation Michael Shedlock (EM) versus US retail sales climb on wages growth Financial Times
Details Emerge on Global Bank Heists by Hackers New York Times
Lending Club, a Story Stock That Skimped on the Details Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
US recession worries re-emerge Financial Times
Global equities suffer investor flight Financial Times
Reserve nears settlement with SEC over fees and expenses PE Hub. So the SEC is about to rouse itself?
Jamie Dimon calls community banker ‘a jerk’ Business Insider (James R). Jamie Dimon and Trump bully in similar ways….and Dimon has also penned annual letters to shareholders so grandiose that his PR firm once had to threaten to resign to get him to tone it down.
Barclays banker accused of rigging Libor rate ‘hit assistant with [small] baseball bat’ International Business Times (Dr. Kevin)
Monopoly’s New Era Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate (David L)
I loved Uber as a passenger. Then I starting working as a driver Los Angeles Times. The math works only if you have a well depreciated car, as in 6+ years old.
Antidote du jour (furzy):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.