Why this man decided to become a goat New York Post
Injured Tortoise Receives World’s First 3D Printed Shell Bored Panda (furzy)
Black bears flock to claim food in evacuated Fort McMurray homes Guardian (David L)
Robot ranchers monitor animals on giant Australian farms New Scientist (Chuck L)
Lowering the Bar: Medicine in the 21st Century Medpage Today. (Chuck L). Important.
Alcohol intervention programs ineffective on fraternity members EurekAlert (Chuck L)
Cold Feet: China’s Experiment With Freer Yuan Again Gets Cut Short WSJ China Real Time
Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero’s burial: Duterte MSN. Furzy: “The march to right wing dictatorships continues….”
Venezuela Opposition Calls for Coup, Protests Turn Violent teleSUR (Sid S)
What Remains of All Our Outrage? Socialist Project (Sid S)
The Economic Arguments Against Brexit New Yorker
Russians rally to the Brexit flag Financial Times
Greek Debt Sustainability and IMF’s Pipe Dreams Constantin Gurdgiev
IMF pushes debt interest cap for Greece Financial Times
Another assassination of a jihadist leader. Here’s what comes next… Fabius Maximus (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
U.S. Troops to Disembark in Argentina Dawn News
US Army Laser Chief: ‘We Absolutely Blew Lots of Things Up’ Motherboard (resilc)
Clinton E-mail Hairball
Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails George Washington
Clinton declines Calif. debate The Hill (furzy)
Sanders names Cornel West, Keith Ellison to DNC platform committee The Hill (furzy)
Coat-tails and down-ballot worries for the 2016 election Brookings Institution. Judy B: “And Hillary, the consummate grifter, is refusing to distribute the money that was raised by the DNC Victory campaign to be distributed among state and local “down ticket” candidates …. !!”
Reid throws wrench into Clinton vice presidential picks The Hill. A Washington Post article flagged this issue two weeks ago, as the reason Warren would never be Clinton’s veep.
A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Bernie Sanders Slams White House Compromise on Puerto Rico Debt Wall Street Journal
Why Sanders supporters are suing over California’s voter registration Christian Science Monitor (furzy)
Bernie is building an army of Democratic primary challengers Slate (resilc). Sanders will probably lose the battle of the 2016 presidency, but he can win the war of making a hostile takeover of the Democratic party.
The Real Reason Neocons Are So Upset About Donald Trump Nation (resilc)
“Never Trump!” Is Becoming “Go Trump!” in the Blink of an Eye American Prospect
The Blaster: Is Nazism a One-of-a-Kind Historical Curiosity? Chuck Spinney (Chuck L)
Why Ted Cruz’s campaign was so active at Minnesota’s GOP state convention MinnPost (Chuck L)
Flint had many betrayers Socialist Worker (Sid S)
Bank of America Penalty Thrown Out in Crisis-Era ‘Hustle’ Case Wall Street Journal
Wall Street fixed income declines Business Insider
Machine Bias: There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. ProPublica (guurst). A must read.
Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing Common Dreams (Sid S)
Money Doesn’t Buy as Long a Life as It Used To Bloomberg (resilc). As we said in 2007, highly unequal societies create a lifespan cost even on the wealthy.
Antidote du jour (Maulik). From India, story here.