Chinese regulators ban iPhone 6 models CNBC (furzy)
Neither terrorism nor football can stop the resistance in France failed evolution
Why Is the Killer of British MP Jo Cox Not Being Called a “Terrorist”? Glenn Greenwald, Intercept
Exclusive poll: EU support falls after Jo Cox murder USA Today (furzy). This is an online survey and they are notoriously unreliable (as in you have no idea about the demographics of the people responding, since they can and do lie, so you can’t be sure your reweightings to make it representative are valid). But the drop is significant and it is relative to an earlier poll they did, which increases the odds that it is directionally correct.
Why Brexit Is Such a Threat to the New World Order Pam Martens and Russ Martens. Not wild about the headline, in that it sounds a bit Alex Jones-y and ignores the fact that a Brexit is a lot like unscrambling eggs. There will be transition costs, they may be large, and Germany and France are determined to be as punitive as possible. That still does not mean one should necessarily reject a Brexit, since the right to self-determination is worth a lot. Economist Dani Rodrik made a key point nine years ago:
I have an “impossibility theorem” for the global economy that is like that. It says that democracy, national sovereignty and global economic integration are mutually incompatible: we can combine any two of the three, but never have all three simultaneously and in full.
NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border Defend Democracy. Ugh.
Pakistan uses 1.5 million Afghan refugees as pawns in dispute with U.S. – Washington Post (furzy)
U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails NBC. We wrote about this when the old king dies, that the prince was not well liked at all and the regime was at risk.
Imperial Collapse Watch
A Nuclear Weapon That America Doesn’t Need New York Times (David L)
Sanders: Thousands heeding call for grassroots activism The Hill (martha r)
Sanders surrogate Tulsi Gabbard: ‘I’m not prepared’ to back Clinton The Hill (martha r)
Facebook Now Blocking Re-post from Philly Protest Movement Sites as “Abusive” Caucus99Percent (martha r)
Hillary Clinton invokes unlikely allies on the stump — the Bushes Yahoo (martha r). Lambert: “As predicted. Clinton wants Republican votes and will throw Sanders under the bus to get them.”
Clinton allies try to entice Sanders with prime-time convention slot Politco. Martha r:”If he’s so not a threat, why are they trying so hard to stop him? Not a new question, I know.”
Clinton camp shrugs off Sanders The Hill (martha r)
Guccifer 2.0 Leak Reveals How DNC Rigged Primaries for Clinton Observer (martha r)
Money laundering memo #Guccifer3 @azzcap. Screenshots.
‘Allegedly’ Disappears as Russians Blamed for DNC Hack FAIR (martha r)
Which Republicans Support Donald Trump? A Cheat Sheet Atlantic (furzy)
Trump’s meme brigade took over Reddit. Now Reddit is trying to stop them Washington Post. Reddit censors on the left too, as some readers know well.
Regarding all of the discussion about the RNC Rules committee – see attached @seanspicer. Do click though. Consistent with what a friend with high-level R contacts said in response to #NeverTrump gets liftoff: Delegates speak up Washington Post: “He is the nominee. R senior management accepts that. There’s an Atlantic piece noting that R officeholders accept him–it’s the R opinion columnists who don’t. Which makes sense because the latter fantasists don’t answer to voters.”
Selling Donald Trump Gillian Tett, Financial Times. I wonder how much of The Donald’s self-destructive moves of the last few weeks were him bucking his handlers just to tell them he was in charge. He overrode them in doubling down on the Mexican judge.
OBAMATRADE COST GOP CONGRESSMAN HIS JOB WND. You need to read past the writing style and, um, partisanship. Plus one robin does not make a spring. Nevertheless…
Noor Zahi Salman: Everything You’re Hearing About Me Is a Lie DownWithTyranny. Disturbing.
Prosecutor: Pacific Gas ignored regulations to cut costs Los Angeles Times. Can someone from California explain to me how PG&E gets away with being a recidivist rogue institution?
Kansas City asks, How little money is too little for schools? Christian Science Monitor (furzy)
Is the nation’s third-largest school district in danger of collapse? Washington Post (furzy)
The NRA has blocked gun violence research for 20 years. It’s time to end its stranglehold Los Angeles Times (furzy)
GOP rebuffs doctors on gun research The Hill
Civilians have no reason for owning assault weapons New York Daily News (furzy)
Majority stake in MERSCORP Holdings acquired by NYSE parent company ICE HousingWire (martha r)
Why are so many bankers committing suicide? New York Post
Angelo Mozilo Will Not Face U.S. Charges for Mortgage Fraud New York Times (resilc)
The US economy about to hit a brick wall Business Insider
Hawkish Bullard turns ultra-dove on rates Financial Times
Age Discrimination on LinkedIn Hitting ever Younger Ages? Wolf Richter (David L)
Antidote du jour. Paul D: “Spider ball, photo taken on our porch, Nova Scotia by Esther Methe”: