CERN Discovers New Particle Called The FERIR Steve Keen, Automatic Earth (Chuck L)
Yellowstone Park bison euthanized after tourists thought they were saving it. Slate. Resilc: “Put down the tourists too.”
LSD’s Long, Strange Trip New York Times (David L). Huh? My recollection is that LSD did start out with scientists.
Dogs Test Drug Aimed at Humans’ Biggest Killer: Age New York Times (EM). The planet has too many people already and now we will make it worse by keeping the rich (as in big resource consumers) around longer.
Clarifying Europe’s Refugee Problem Project Syndicate
IMF Wants Debt Relief for Greece Until 2040 Wall Street Journal. Wow, the IMF version of “debt relief” is more serious than I expected. Reactions in European language papers?
SPQR: Italy & Greece Barry Ritholtz
“Brexit”: the real threat to globalization Open Democracy. Some see that as a feature, not a bug.
On Russia’s border: Bundeswehr takes part in NATO maneuvers Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (guurst). German original here.
Iran Threatens to Sue US in the Hague for ‘Hostile Moves’ OilPrice (resilc)
Saudi Lies and the War on Yemen American Conservative (resilc)
END THE SANCTIONS ON SYRIA LiveLeak
100 Years On: Sykes-Picot Agreement Still Haunts the Middle East Defend Democracy
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why Glenn Greenwald Intercept. Bill B: “Sounds more like an apologia.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
CIA ‘Accidentally’ Deletes Senate Torture Report Charles Pierce, Esquire
The Wire’ actor Wendell Pierce charged with battery, reportedly for attacking Sanders supporter Washington Post. This is barely covered, while the allegations from Nevada are top stories.
The Coming Democratic Crackup Robert Parry, Consortium News
Erin Bilbray and the Minority Report Facebook. Martha r:
Video of account in interview (by citizen at NV Dem convention) of Erin Bilbray, NV superdelegate supporting sanders, daughter of former NV congressman James Bilbray, who is a Hillary supporter and who ripped up his ballot and left the convention in disgust over the officials’ disregard of democratic process.
“She seems a credible witness.”
“The most unfair convention I’ve ever seen”
“He ripped up his ballot and left”
Lucy Flores Statement on NV Dem Convention ScribD. Martha r: “Lucy Flores says play nice”
Nevada Democrats: Sanders campaign has violent streak Associated Press (martha r)
At heated Alaska Democratic convention, Wasserman Schultz denies allegations Alaska Dispatch News (martha r)
In Case You Forgot: President Obama Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon Charles Pierce, Esquire
The John Miller Thing Scott Adams
Can Mark Cuban Derail the Donald? New York Magazine
Another brick in Trump’s wall Financial Times. As we predicted, the mopping up operation is proceeding apace.
The Republican Party now belongs to Donald Trump The Week (resilc)
Can Trump Be the Man Eisenhower Was? Public Discourse (resilc)
The alt-right’s demographic nightmare Scott Sumner (resilc)
Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Barred From Talking About Settlement Huffington Post (martha r)
Police: Man with concealed carry permit [gun-in-sock] accidentally shoots self, woman at graduation ceremony Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
Debunking the happy headlines about job growth Fabius Maximus
Goodbye TAs: Georgia Tech Professor Reveals Online Assistant “Jill Watson” Was a Robot Michael Shedlock. EM:
Sending this mainly because there is considerable pushback against Mish’s perennial techno-triumphalist hyping in the comments – as in ‘this capability has been around for many decades … it commonly referred to by its initialism, as a FAQ’. Further, unless I’m gravely mistaken, the service in this case was provided free of charge by IBM as a way to drum up media buzz for their AI-in-training. The business plan here is well-known: rope in a bunch of gullible educators – or more importantly, edu-administrative types looking to gain an edge in ‘product differentiation PR’ – with freebies, then start charging a price similar to what human TAs would have cost, for a service which is no better or even inferior.
Confronting the Parasite Economy American Prospect. Sherry: “Here Nick Hanauer echos Michael Hudson.”
Antidote du jour (furzy):