Trees seen resting branches while ‘asleep’ for the first time New Scientist (martha r)
200,000 year old soil found at mysterious crater, a ‘gate to the subterranean world’ Siberian Times (guurst)
Grayson Perry creates huge phallus to represent bankers’ worldview Guardian (Dr. Kevin). I assume he appreciates the full ramifications of his imagery. Status with huge penises were symbols of power in many prehistoric cultures.
‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier Washington Post (furzy)
Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer train on live animals Baltimore Sun (furzy)
Theranos Voids Two Years of Edison Blood-Test Results Wall Street Journal. Worse, they sent out redone results…for patients tested in 2014 and 2015! No way do they have the blood samples to reprocess. I believe commercial labs keep them a week, typically. As one reader commented:
Regurgitated results from 2014 and 2015 in corrected form. NO WAY. Our in-house lab servicing my ER (in a JC compliant hospital)) does not have routine blood specimens available for retesting over 30 days passed the initial blood draw.
Bankruptcy experts bet on China boom Financial Times
Stepson of Malaysia’s Najib Razak Bought $34 Million London House With 1MDB Funds Wall Street Journal (Richard Smith)
Dilma Rousseff Suspension Prompts Accusations Of Parliament Coup; Venezuela, El Salvador And Ecuador Pull Ambassadors International Business Times (martha r)
Europe’s troubled push for bank ‘bail-ins’ Financial Times. Ahem, NC has been writing how this is a terrible idea since the Cyprus bail-in….
What is Brexit-related uncertainty doing to UK growth? British Politics and Policy at LSE
A Norwegian view: are things really so bad outside the EU? Open Democracy
Bedroom tax victims resort to CANDLES to light their homes Mirror (guurst)
Preparing war in Europe! (US anti-missile shield or sword) Defend Democracy
Cold War Weariness: Polish President Opposed to East-West Hostility Sputnik New. Wat: “Polish prez laments east-west hostility while hosting ever larger NATO war machine.”
Clinton E-mail Hairball
Fact-Checking NPR’s Reports On Vegas ‘Violence’ : NPR Ombudsman NPR. Martha r: “A small concession from NPR. Way too little, too late. And still no effort to interview reliable witnesses like Nina Turner, Erin and Jim Bilbray on either the cheating or Bernie’s supporters’ reactions to it. Still big holes in the official story.”
Aide: DNC head has been ‘throwing shade’ at Sanders The Hill (Bill C)
Hillary Clinton left frustrated by Bernie Sanders’ Oregon victory Financial Times. How dare the peasants keep rebelling!
Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton in the Homestretch New York Times. Lambert: “Beyond the hysteria of the headline, note the difference between it and the URL as a fine example of editor’s bias at work.” Time to write the public editor? If so, be sure to mention if you have or will cancel your subscription, particularly if it was a print subscription (those are super valuable).
It’s Not All About Bernie Sanders Booman Tribune. Lambert: “I find myself in complete agreement with Booman on what should happen, though i don’t think it will.”
Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees Associated Press
Hillary’s Latest Scandal: She And Bill Siphoned $100 Mil From Persian Gulf Leaders Investors Business Daily (furzy). From last week.
Investigation Finds Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests” Free Thought Project (Judy B)
R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (Chuck L). Great details but if Trump wins, this is shaping up to be a massive party realignment of both parties, as opposed to a death of the Republicans. The text acknowledges that further down.
Ex-Generals March Into Campaign 2016’s Political Wars Foreign Policy
Warren: GOP ‘ringing the dinner bell’ for lobbyists The Hill (furzy)
Democratic Leadership Needs to Understand That the Political World Is Changing Reader Supported News (furzy)
Emanuel uses possible privatization of security at airports to leverage TSA Chicago Tribune (martha r)
Hasidic neighborhood in B’klyn is a top beneficiary of Section 8 New York Daily News (Judy B)
Twelve of 20 drunkest U.S. cities are in Wisconsin; Mankato 10th Minneapolis StarTribune (Chuck L)
Minutes Say June Is On The Table Tim Duy
Fed to Markets: June Rate Increase Is on the Table Wall Street Journal
Union seeks to block Southwest from getting new Boeing model Associated Press (martha r)
Uber as a predatory lender John Hempton (Scott)
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) May 18, 2016
Remembering the Magna Carta We Kill Because We Can (gurst)
Antidote du jour (furzy):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.