God Admits Stealing Idea For Messiah From Zoroastrianism Onion (David L)
The Night I Almost Peed on Henry Kissinger Oxy (Skip K)
Tiger cub bodies found at Thai temple BBC :-(
Research hints at the canine equivalent of IQ Scientific American
Teenage brain on social media: Findings shed light on influence of peers, much more MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
How to feed a happy, healthy gut Washington Post (furzy)
The Trade Slowdown, China, and the Rest of the World Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
China could be about to plunge us all into a world of pain Business Insider
Pacific-Rim Property Firms Hurt by Slowdown in China Growth Wall Street Journal
The Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees are going to Germany Washington Post
The Brazilian Coup and Washington’s “Rollback” in Latin America Defend Democracy
Germany: Draghi v the banks Financial Times. Important.
Rising anti-Semitism forces Jews out of Paris suburbs The Local (furzy)
A British Test of Reason Project Syndicate. Notice how the Leave camp is depicted as irrational? How about, “They see that globalization has increased inequality. Unequal societies are less happy and less healthy. They believe that an exit will hurt the rich more than the average person.”
UK voters shift toward ‘Out’ as EU referendum nears Reuters. The official scolding seems to be backfiring.
What Happened to Netanyahu? Counterpunch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Secretive World of Selling Data About You Newsweek (Dr. Kevin)
Europe and US in race to salvage TTIP Financial Times. So once again, call or e-mail your Congresscritters and tell them “Hell no!”
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Aide: Clinton wasn’t close to IT expert who managed server The Hill. Read the bit about the lawyers getting into a row during the deposition.
Veteran Clinton aide cites email server talks in testimony Washington Post. Notably uninformative headline…
Cheryl Mills Testifies: Hillary Clinton’s Emails Were NOT Available For FOIA Requests Breibart. Carol L: “I hate to say this, but Breitbart brings out some more important points.”
JW v State Mills deposition 01363 Judicial Watch 2016
Campaign Chairman: Clinton Knows Email Setup Was A “Mistake” BuzzFeed (Li). Has full text of letter.
Bernie Sanders Fights On: The Rolling Stone Interview Rolling Stone
An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents Jerry Brown. Martha r: “They are scared…Just like Reich’s piece–she has shown, she has convincingly made the case…When did she do that? We’re supposed to just believe you? So lame!”
Barbara Boxer in Nevada: A Chapter In ‘The Art Of Tough’ Huffington Post. Jess M: “Bogus article by novelist Robert North Patterson about how tough and reliable a progressive Barbara Boxer is, and repeats the chair-throwing canard. Comments, at least so far, are brutal. BRUTAL.”
Trump rails against scrutiny over delayed donations to veterans groups Washington Post (furzy)
Trump deflects on veterans donations by attacking media ‘losers’ Financial Times
Changes to unrelated-adult housing rules could bring intentional communities out of the shadows MinnPost. Chuck L: “I’ve been interested in the notion of intentional communities for decades. Haven’t done much, however, since the spouse doesn’t share the interest. I suspect it will pick up steam in the coming years as societies and individuals try to survive the splat of fundamentalist neo-liberalism hitting the wall.”
Portland District Failed to Disclose Excessive Lead Levels at 47 School Buildings Willamette Week. Scott B: “Simultaneously breaks my heart and enrages me.”
California transparency bill moves to Assembly floor PE Hub. CalPERS amendments still being written? This is cute and not in a good way.
US consumer spending confirms rebound Financial Times
With a basic income, the numbers just do not add up John Kay, Financial Times (David L)
Where the World’s Slaves Live Atlantic (resilc)
The Verizon Strike Proves the Internet Still Needs Humans Wired (resilc)
Fed Honchos Pining for Wage Gains Got Nice Pay Raises Themselves Bloomberg (resilc)
American Death Rate Rises for First Time in a Decade New York Times
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):