Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields NPR (David L)
Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested EcoWatch (furzy).
Desperate Christians try luring millennials to faith with ’emoji’ Bible Raw Story (furzy)
A massive new study links being a workaholic to a myriad of other psychiatric disorders Quartz (resilc). Correlation is not causation. They point out that the ADHD might lead to overwork to compensate. And in no case did a majority of workaholics exhibit the “psychiatric disorder”.
A misplaced mea culpa for neoliberalism Financial Times. Editorial. Whinging and misguided. An interesting indicator of how thin-skinned the elites have become.
Along the new Silk Road, a city built on sand is a monument to China’s problems Washington Post. David L: “Don’t miss the replica of the Parthenon!!”
US accused of undermining WTO Financial Times
The only continent with weaker economic growth than Europe is Antarctica Boris Johnson, Telegraph
Reigniting Emerging-Economy Growth Project Syndicate (David L)
VIDEO: Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic Gatestone Institute. Furzy: “A fair illustration of Europe’s migrant problem…fortunately, not like this in the US, as most Muslims are satisfied with their jobs, good schools, communities, and many say they immigrated to get away from Sharia law, etc…maybe in time this will change in the EC.”
Why Varoufakis’ DiEM2025 is fighting the wrong fight Defend Democracy
France to the Barricades
Clashes, oil blockades over France’s economic future Associated Press
Brexiteers turn attention to toppling Cameron Financial Times
Does Venezuela’s Crisis Prove Socialism Doesn’t Work? Counterpunch (Sid S). An in-depth explanation of what went wrong from a long-term resident.
Venezuela: Pro-Govt Supporters Being Killed in Record Numbers teleSUR (martha r)
US Navy SEALs Training in Bulgaria to Storm Russia’s Crimea Sputnik (furzy)
Air strikes on Isis in Iraq and Syria are reducing their cities to ruins Independent (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Risking all to flee Islamic State Bangkok Post (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Ticking Closer to Nuclear Midnight Consortiumnews
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Hillary Clinton’s endless lies Boston Herald (martha r). Editorial.
US Intelligence Veterans Urge Fast Report on Hillary Clinton’s Emails: “NSA, FBI Have Enough Evidence Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (martha r)
How to Explain the Sanders Campaign to an Idiot, Paul Krugman or a Clintonite in 8 Sentences Huffington Post (martha r)
Cenk Uygur to Sanders Supporters: Barbara Boxer Deserved To Be Booed — It Is Time To Get Louder RealClearPolitics (martha r)
Bernie’s Backers Prevail At Democratic State Convention Civil Beat News. Martha r: “Detail on Hawaii.”
New Poll: Voters Feel ‘Helpless’ About Election New York Magazine (resilc)
Submit Testimony to the Democratic Platform 2016 Democratic National Convention (martha r)
Robert Reich: It’s time for Clinton and Sanders supporters to swallow some tough medicine Raw Story. I had ignored this because it struck me as patronizing but it seems to be making the rounds. As martha r points out:
This has turned me off to reich, who I’ve kinda thought was OK. It’s the father-knows-best tone as much as anything else. And saying HRC has “shown herself a capable and responsible leader.” He does not say when she did that, because he can’t. We’re supposed to buy it just because he says so? Whom is such a statement, at this point in time, going to mollify?
Even in victory, Donald Trump can’t stop airing his grievances Washington Post (furzy) There goes Nikki Haley as a possible VP.
Vancouver millennials inspired to run for office Columbian (martha r)
‘Low vol’ funds attract more than $10bn of inflows this year Financial Times
CEO Bonuses: How Pro Forma Results Boost Them Wall Street Journal (Li)
Antidote du jour. Stephen L has provided many wildlife pictures. This is his dog Pies: